Monthly Archives: February 2018

Austria 1916, a last respectful view of the past, before the world changes

A stamp issue of the better of the monarchs as a near last stamp issue of the empire seems a fitting culmination. So slip om your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. The […]

Madagascar, The French Exile the last Queen by Sedan Chair

An African Queen is exiled overnight by Sedan Chair and that if what the new French colonial authority decides to put on one of the first stamps. 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.Welcome to today’s offering […]

Bulgarian Czar Ferdinand, wanted to rule a new Byzantium, but too busy with quarrels

On his deathbed, after stabbed by the Czar’s assassins, a former prime minister exclaims, “The people will forgive me everything, except bringing him here.” 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. Welcome to todays offering from The […]

The British require a duty, so send Kandy

The Dutch fall into Napoleon’s orbit so the island of Sri lanka changes forever. 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. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. The stamp today is in fairly poor condition. That […]

The last white Rajah of Sarawak, much to the annoyance of many.

The Sultan of Brunei offers a territory to a British adventurer in perpetuity, until it isn’t. 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. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. Todays stamp comes from the island of […]

Dumitri Neculuta, Romania’s Shoemaker and Poet

A poor, peasant country with a German King, might lean toward socialism if it the movement was not so urban and Jewish. It is problem, luckily there is Neculuta and others to build up. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage. Welcome to todays offering […]

President Benjamin Harrison. For once a government with too much money

When a lot of money is spent and there is not enough results, a President’s term might become limited. 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. Welcome to a Presidents Day offering from The Philatelist. Todays stamp […]

New Zealand expands a War Memorial

The stamp today signifies the expansion of a war memorial after another war. 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. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. The stamp today is a bit of a repeat. Another […]

Thailand, An elite demand power from the King and call it Democracy

An independent Asian Kingdom tries to modernize, but too fast, or is it too slow. 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. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. This is a great stamp. The printing and […]