Monthly Archives: October 2017

On this aniversary, a reminder comrade of all we have done

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take the first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We haven an interesting story to tell. A story of, as the late Casey Casem might have said, of keeping your feet […]

How honoring challenged children can go very wrong

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have an interesting story to tell of how a group gets distracted from it’s mission by the rewards of being a […]

Singapore discovers itself as an Asian country

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have an interesting story to tell of a new nation discovering who it is. What I find so interesting about todays […]

The author and the towers

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take the first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have an interesting story of a German author whose reputation shot up to the stars when Germany found itself with superfluous […]

From adventurer, to governor, to mapping the canal, to the National Pantheon

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have an interesting story of an adventurer who got around. At first glance, todays stamp looks European, perhaps a West German […]

A young Architect designs a landmark then gets murdered by mallet

Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take the first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have an interesting story to tell of stately architecture, inflation, and jealous murder by mallet. 1935 is when this stamp was issued. […]

Self Stuck in Carlsbad cavern

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, have your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have an interesting story to tell. A story of natural beauty captured well on a stamp and a stamp permanently stuck […]

When caliphate was old hat and pan-arab socialism the future

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have a story about  a ruler that managed to be both 60 years too late and 60 years too early. The […]

The Dutch Reform Faith Healer

Welcome readers to today’s offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take the first sip of your favorite adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Todays story will be new to most of you. Todays stamp is labeled RSA. This means it comes from South Africa […]