Monthly Archives: November 2018

Italy 1863, Victor Emmanuel II, the padre dela patria

To paraphrase the Beatles, Come together, right now under me. The Beatles had to be more popular than Jesus to pull that off. In Italy, Sardinian King Victor Emanuel II only had to be more popular than the Pope. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult […]

Spain 1939, a local inventor’s contraption flies over Madrid

Getting mankind off the ground involved brave engineers testing their theories in some far off places. Some worked, most didn’t but things were eventually sorted out. 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 […]

Charkhari Indian Feudal State 1931, Rajputs are a forward caste, the British know this, or at least hope it

These feudal states and there Maharajahs are fun. Not to live in them but how their history was used. 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. An exotic palace in […]

300th Article, the library builds

I have been doing this for a little over a year now and this is the 300th article. The archives on the right of the screen allows you to look at past articles. It only gives you a thumbnail but if you click on the stamp picture it takes you to the full article. or […]