Monthly Archives: November 2017

Spain claims an international city in Morocco, annoying the Morroc.. er the British?

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 one of those international cities that gets invaded in World War II by a […]

New Country, so time to build a University?

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 that asks the question if it can be too early to build a national university. […]

An Angry Brigade ruins a secret tower at location 23

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 a 581 foot tower that was an official secret in the middle of one of the […]

An American poet ignores the rules but the rulemakers hand out the honor

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 where in my opinion the honor of this stamp would not have been appreciated and […]

Happy Veterans Day!

Thanks to all who have served in the armed forces. Both here in the USA and all around the world. This stamp is issue A376 and shows the famous picture of the flag being raised by the Marines on Iwo Jima. The picture is so iconic then and now because it shows the immense struggle […]

Remember the divine duty of Empire

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 trying to hold on to an empire, and using a stamp to remind and […]

Communism provides smokes for atheists and then a refugee camp for Muslims

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 a modern factory to provide ample cigarettes for a newly communist, newly atheist country. and ended […]

The Prince who was assassinated after fighting for independence.

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 today about a Prince who was assassinated while fighting for independence. The stamp today is African from the […]

The league gets a palace, but so late they just leave it empty

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 an organization painstakingly building a palace, but then leaving it unoccupied because their failure […]