The Battle of Shaykan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally published September 12, 2016. Commemorated by Sudan in 1984 the Battle of Saykan was fought between the forces of Egypt and Sudan and was part of the Mahdist War. …

György Dózsa

Reading Time: < 1 minute Originally published September 4, 2016. György Dózsa was a Székely man-at-arms from Transylvania who led a peasants uprising against the Kingdom of Hungary’s Nobility in the 1500s. He was born in …

The Battle of the Saintes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Originally published August 15, 2016. In 1975 the postal authority of the island of Barbuda issued a set of four stamps commemorating the Battle of the Saintes. The stamps were issued …

Samuel Gompers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally published August 6, 2016. Samuel Gompers was born in London, England in 1850.  At the age of 10, he was sent to work as a cigar maker apprentice to …

Allied Nations Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally published December 29, 2015. On the 30th of May 1944, according to Scott, Russia issued a set of two stamps to commemorate the “Day of Nations United Against Germany” …

The Botswana National Museum Turns 40

Reading Time: 3 minutes Originally published September 7, 2015. In 2008 the postal authority of Botswana issued a set of 5 stamps to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their national museum and art gallery. …

Celebrating Cape Verde’s Merchant Fleet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Originally published September 7, 2015. On November 30, 1980, the island nation of Cape Verde issued 5 ship themed stamps.  The stamps were printed using lithography and were perforated 12.5 …

Christmas Exhibit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Originally published December 10, 2014. It is time for another exhibit at http://www.stampbears.net, for December I went with a more traditional theme.  So please see below for what I came up …

An Interesting Acquisition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally published November 29, 2014. Here is an interesting item that I acquired recently in a Box lot I received. It is the first cover I have that is from …

The MS Sirdhana

Reading Time: < 1 minute Originally published November 29, 2014. The 60h stamp issued by the Emirate of Dubai to commemorate 60 years of postal service depicts the motor ship Sirdhana. The Sirdhana was built in 1947 by …