Archive Posts - 2016

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 x 12.Inscribed "Flota Mercante" the stamps were issued to commemorate the Merchant Fleet serving the islan
alynstampcollector · 506 days ago

Originally built as an Ocean going salvage tug, the MV Greenpeace began her sea going career as the Elbe in 1959. She was acquired by Greenpeace in 1977 and entered service with them in 1986 after being refit and modernized. MV Greenpeace took over from th
alynstampcollector · 506 days ago

Overview: A Summary of the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. In 2005 the British and Irish Lions toured New Zealand for the first time since 1993; it was also the first time the team toured under the name British and Ireland Lions. The tour
alynstampcollector · 513 days ago

The TU-144 took to the air 2 months before the Anglo/French Concorde and on June 5, 1969 it broke the sound period for the first time. Only a month and ten days later the TU-144 became the first commercial aircraft to travel more than twice the speed of so
alynstampcollector · 516 days ago

Overview: The Welsh Triple Crown 3peat and their 8th Grand slam win. The above cover was my dad’s and celebrates what can only be described as a golden era of Welsh Rugby. As shown on under the English Rose and Scottish Thistle this cover commemorates pre
alynstampcollector · 520 days ago

On February 26, 1982 Cuba issued a set of 10 stamps commemorating the importance of their exports. Representing exports from raw materials such as sugar, nickel and lobster to highly finished goods such as farm machinery and cigars. This blog will look bri
alynstampcollector · 522 days ago

Located at the mouth of the Mersey River, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada was home port tomany privateers. During the War of American Independence, the War of1812 and theNapoleonic Wars the port of Liverpool and most towns along coastal Nova Scotia were hom
alynstampcollector · 524 days ago

Four ship stamps were issued in 2013 by the Russian Postal Authority to commemorate weapons that helped contribute to the "Russian" victory in WWII.   The first stamp in the set depicts the minesweeper Mina. The Mina was built as a fast coastal minesweep
alynstampcollector · 526 days ago

Discovered in 1871, the Sombrero Galaxy is located in the constellation of Virgo a mere 28 million light years from Earth. It is 30% the size of the Milky Way Galaxy and is known for its prominent bulge in the centre.   It gets its name from the striking
alynstampcollector · 528 days ago

I have found one of the rarest Maximilian counterfeit.  This counterfeit is very scarce, only the 13c and 50c denomitations have been seen.  These counterfeits have no overprints or cancels.  The "C" in "MEXICANO" is an "O", the word "MEXIOANA" is the best
rtvstamps · 529 days ago
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