Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Turk boy, the wolf, and the master race of blacksmiths begoten

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 fun mythic tale to spin, as usual used by a new leader of a new country to bring people […]

Remembering “Greek” Royalty

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 told the story of new nations many times but this one will be a little different as it harkens back […]

The Rotarians, putting service above self

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 get to talk about a great organization that helped build communities in the USA and around the world and how […]

Getting a feudal state independent is easy, into a greater India, not so much

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, independent. We have an interesting story to tell of a place that has been absorbed into India and of the last Maharaja who […]

Lets keep doing the Leipzig trade fair

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, arrange your wares and lets make some sales. We are having a trade fair, like we used to. During the cold war period both Capitalist West Germany and Communist East Germany issued postage stamps. In general, the Western […]

Come to Bhutan, see our wildlife, maybe even an abominable snowman

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 dream of your next mountain adventure. The stamp today is from Bhutan during the Burt Todd period. There were some pretty wild stamp offerings in that period. From stamps […]

6 Brave Mexican Cadets martyred in a loosing cause.

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 and interesting story to tell of young cadets who martyred themselves in a hopeless battle but in doing so inspired […]

The Karl Marx Hof, an Austrian affordable housing success

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 rare affordable housing project that did not turn into a well located slum and the […]