Ed Buziak

40 Flips | 1 Magazine | @EdBuziak | Artist, photographer, writer, minimalist and vegetarian… who at 70-plus still rides a fixie-bike and adores French women to stay healthy in body, mind and spirit!

**Advertising envelopes...** no - postalhistory

**Advertising envelopes...** Not seen so much nowadays, but between the two World Wars - 1918 to 1939 - many companies, large and small, used their …

Flight Chicago - San Francisco - postalhistory

**First Flight Chicago - San Francisco** This air-mail envelope is typical of thousands found on philatelic and postal history auction sites in that …

**Croix de curiosité** contrive - postalhistory

**Croix de curiosité** This rather contrived ‘philatelic curiosity’ cover should be loosely described as C.T.O. or ‘Cancelled To Order’ because …

France

**1633 apologies heading meant - edbuzz

**1633 and all that...**My apologies for the heading which was meant to be a 'take' on the book title *"1066 And All That: A Memorable History of …

**Journée Nationale du Timbre - postalhistory

**Journée Nationale du Timbre** In 1935 the FIP (International Federation of Philately) proposed at its Congress in Brussels the creation of a ‘stamp …

France

showing picture postcard *Caiss - postalhistory

**Trying it on...** Here I’m showing a picture postcard of the *Caisse d’Epargne* in Bordeaux stamped on the face side - which was accepted by the …

France

**Taxing times...** buy postal - postalhistory

**Taxing times...** Sometimes I buy old postal history items purely because of the handwriting on the cover... you get to sniff out whether the …

France

**Austrian inflation, 1923** re - postalhistory

**Austrian inflation, 1923** This registered letter was mailed from Vienna, Austria on the 12th March 1923 to Radebeul, Germany at the height of the …

**Death taxes!** reverse side l - postalhistory

**Death taxes!** I only have the reverse side of this letter-card, which is a postal stationery item consisting of a folded card, often with a …

Identity Theft

**Typographic cancellation** 5t - postalhistory

**Typographic cancellation** On the 5th September 1870 the French tax law on newspapers was abolished, and so to avoid wasting the time of employees …

**Embroidered postcards... mail - postalhistory

**Embroidered postcards... mailed without stamps** Embroidered postcards from World War One are generally known as “WW1 Silks”. They were first …

Remembrance Day

**Air-Orient Poster Cassandre - postalhistory

**Air-Orient Poster by Cassandre** Not a letter today, but an illustration cross referencing my post on this community page a few weeks ago... …

Posters

**Lot lickin... part 2** modern - postalhistory

**Lot of lickin... part 2** This is another modern cover from 1999 which I received as a result of ordering a few photo magazines from a fellow …

Die Hard

ADMIS... RETOUR...** enjoy coll - postalhistory

**NON ADMIS... RETOUR...** I enjoy collecting envelopes such as the one illustrated here... partly because they go un-noticed at auctions, so I can …

Auctions

**Nassau St, Amerika...** messa - postalhistory

**Nassau St, Amerika...** From the message on this Bavarian postcard I don’t know whether the addressee in 1894 was a stamp dealer, but as early as …

Great Depression

**Lot lickin’** 2000 purchased - postalhistory

**Lot of lickin’** Back in 2000 I purchased some goods from the USA which required a large parcel to be sent through the mail. Thoughtfully, the …

Space Shuttle

**Nathan Hale portrait poser - postalhistory

**Nathan Hale portrait poser...** What I found interesting about this air-mail cover was not the “1st Flight from Salina KS to Connersville PA” …

American Revolution

**Poulard biscuits...** collect - postalhistory

**Poulard biscuits...** I collect various aspects of postal history, one speciality being posted letters and picture postcards of Granville and …

**Fiscal stamps accounts...** A - postalhistory

**Fiscal stamps in miller’s accounts...** Alfred Forbin’s “Catalogue de Timbres-Fiscaux”, last published in 1915, has long been considered the …

Saving Train...** bought unusua - postalhistory

**The Saving Train...** I bought this unusual French postcard at a postal auction without any real knowledge of it’s subject matter... I could only …

France

**Danish Railways Centenary** E - postalhistory

**Danish Railways Centenary** Extracted from Wikipedia... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_rail_transport_in_Denmark *”The history of rail …

Transportation

nuances...** post stamps postal - postalhistory

**Know one's nuances...** This post is more about stamps than postal history, but illustrates what can be found unexpectedly when you know certain …

United Kingdom

postcard German Socialist Leade - postalhistory

**US postcard in German to Socialist Leader in Cincinnati... Oh!** I usually find something puzzling about most of my postal history items, and this …

**Freedom Press...** United Nat - postalhistory

**Freedom of the Press...** The United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: *”Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and …

Human Rights

**Indian Oasis, Arizona... curi - postalhistory

**Indian Oasis, Arizona... How! Where?** Another curiosity in a name... I bought this old American envelope (locally in France) solely because of the …

Admiralty Pier, Dover 1911** po

**The Admiralty Pier, Dover 1911** Another postcard from the collection of @edbuzz - this of the Admiralty Pier, Dover, which was posted in 1911, …

Trains

**Contre la Grêle...** bid buy - postalhistory

**Contre la Grêle...** I bid on and sometimes buy all sorts of postal history... it’s more than a hobby, but certainly not a disease! I basically do …

Celebrity Gossip

**Changing times...** stopped s - postalhistory

**Changing times...** After I stopped being a stamp collector - an expensive period for my pocket which spanned from about the age of five to fifty …

Online Life

**Chaumont Viaduct, Haute-Marne - postalhistory

**Chaumont Viaduct, Haute-Marne, France** In the early 20th century postcards were at their height of popularity and, just as an example, official …

Trains

fishy Poisson tradition France - postalhistory

**What’s fishy about Poisson d’Avril?** There’s an old tradition in France where, on the first day of April, children try to pin a cut-out paper fish …

Jokes