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By Catpaw | A bit of philately and a lot of history ...

espresso fueled ramblings - Nifty present for stamp collectors - mail them a balsa plane

View Comments<p>Have any airmail stamp collectors on your Christmas list? I've been lurking on the Suck UK website again and found the ultimate …

GIBRALTAR 1933 SG102,113a Cover

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The curious tale of Bhutan's playable record postage stamps

<b>Made of plastic and embossed with a melody, these tiny record stamps are among the strangest, most enchanting bits of vinyl out there. Chris May</b> …

Vinyl Records

Stamp collectors make Swindon their home in annual extravaganza

MORE than 500 stamp collectors packed into St Joseph’s College on Saturday for the Swindon Philatelic Society’s 27th Annual Swinpex.<p>Around 48 dealers …

espresso fueled ramblings - Before there were drones .... oat driven parcel post

View Comments<p>We read, almost daily, about plans to deliver everything from pizzas to parcels via drones. Forecasters see the skies filled with drones …

Canada's 1969 sad little stamp commemorating first nonstop transAtlantic flight - Bitter Grounds - espresso fueled ramblings

View Comments<p>Canadian stamp: First Transatlantic flight celebration 1919 issued June 13 1969<p>.15c Scotts #494 / SG #636 #494i (dull florescent …

Become a patron - Bitter Grounds - espresso fueled ramblings

View Comments<p>Support Bitter Grounds Magazine by becoming a patron.<p>With over <b>260 285 articles written and 12100+ 135,900 +views</b>, it's time to launch …

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espresso fueled ramblings - Canadian #philately - 1859 5c beaver stamp & some not so tortured Canadian history

View Comments<p>July 1859 – pre-Confederation 5 cent Canadian beaver stamp<p>Cat #15 Scott’s & Unitrade Specialized Canadian and SG #31 (listed under …

espresso fueled ramblings - Quercus suber stamps – magnficent cork stamps from Portugal

View Comments<p>How much time do you spend thinking about the little stopper in wine bottles? Most of us don’t think about it, beyond the fact it’s …

espresso fueled ramblings - BC Airways semi-official stamp & Canada’s first passenger plane crash

View Comments<p>Buckle up stamp fans, time for another foray into my favourite area - Canadian history and airmail.<p>If you are an airmail collector, you …

British Columbia

espresso fueled ramblings - Toronto's first post office & a little Upper Canada history

View Comments<p>Trivia time: Where is the first post office in Toronto located?<p>260 Adelaide Street East. It’s a small, lovingly restored building across …

espresso fueled ramblings - A little philately, climbing in Nepal & a trip down memory lane

View Comments<p>Over Christmas I was rooting around my book shelf, debating whether to get rid of some old text books I’ve had hanging around since my …

espresso fueled ramblings - North Borneo State – where I torture a bit of history & show a few stamps

View Comments<p>Ready for a history lesson? Buckle up, this one gets confusing at times.<p>Some of the world’s beautiful stamps came from the State of …

Rocket mail – the attempt to ship postage via an explosive packed tube with mixed results

View Comments<p>Over the years, attempts at using new technology to deliver messages has been tried. There’s nothing new about co-opting technology to …

George V St Helena Stamp Colony Badge – Cleft Rock Flaw - Bitter Grounds - espresso fueled ramblings

View Comments<p>George V St Helena Colony Badge <br>Scotts # 79 doesn’t list flaws <br>SG # SG 97c<p>St Helena is a tiny speck in the Pacific Ocean, best known for …

Forged Stamps of St. Helena

Queen Victoria. 1856-1888. Six Pence, blue<p>Genuine vs. Forgeries<p>Genuine<p>Forgery<p>Forgery<p>Forgery<p>Taylor forgery<p>Forgery<p>Queen Victoria. 1856-1888. Six Pence, …

Penny Black: the turbulent history of the short-lived stamp

The Penny Black, which emerged 175 years ago, had an influential but limited lifespan<p>It has become a stamp collector's holy grail: the little black stamp that made post affordable for a normal Victorian. But the Penny Black, which first went on sale in London 175 years ago today, had a troubled …