Monthly Archives: August 2018

Netherlands 1971, Prince Bernhard is honored for his part in Dutch aviation, before his reputation tarnishes

Consorting with German princes can lead to trouble. After everything though, one can respect a life well lived. 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. A lot to like about […]

USA 1951, as part of coming back together, America recognizes the last Civil War veterans of both sides

After defeat and the degradations of Reconstruction, the South went out of it’s way to celebrate the Confederate heritage. The national government had the good sense to allow it and the foresight to be respectful, as with this stamp. So slip on your smoking jacket. fill your pipe. take your first sip of your adult […]

Italy 1930, getting youth excited about Virgil

Mythology is filled with stories of romance, heroism, and adventure. A great way to get youth reading, and maybe collecting 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 todays offering from The Philatelist. The stamp […]

Austria Hungary 1867 Hope you like Emperor Franz Joseph, he will be around a while

I like the early medallion stamps, where a countries leader is presented in profile in the manner of the first stamp, the British penny back, featuring Queen Victoria. This one is both Austrian and Hungarian and features the even longer serving Hapsburg Emperor  Franz Joseph. These stamps don’t tell you much of the leader but […]