Monthly Archives: December 2017

End of year housekeeping.

Well, I have been at this for three months now. I have learned a lot about Albanian communism and architects murdered by their chauffer’s . Exactly the type of fun knowledge one gains as they dig deeper into the hobby. While I have not set the internet on fire yet, I have found some regular […]

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Students take a field trip to the farm in China

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on 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 agricultural reform that just isn’t going too well. The stamp today is from mainland China. […]

Camel to Mercedes, to 2 Land Rovers, then back to camel

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, refrain from an adult beverage and put the rug on the camel in preparation for a ride. We have an interesting story to tell of the man on todays stamp coming to grips with a gift from the […]

Canada supports the war, except Quebec, and Churchill just ignores

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 colony gradually pulling away from England and how that complicates a war effort. […]

The radicals are revolting in the park, so we better start a bank.

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. Today we have a quandary. What does a new leader do when radicals rebel, forcing out the President, and you the Vice […]

Merry Christmas

Today I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. The stamp today is issue A765 a depiction of the angel Gabriel from a van Eck painting. It is only worth 25 cents because a lot of people were still sending Christmas cards and letters in 1968. I sent mine this year I hope you did […]

We have our country back, lets get back to normal

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. Today we will explore an attractive, unmistakably French stamp that shows beauty persevering  despite two world wars trying to destroy it. The […]

If India is to be independent, it needs to handle it’s own humanitarian relief

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 creating local institutions that allow a new nation to be truly independent. The stamp […]