Army of the Northwest #4 (1919)

Army of the Northwest #4 (1919)

The Russian counter-revolutionary Army of the Northwest  had its origins in the death throes of the Great War. German Quartermaster General Erich Ludendorff, ably assisted by General Max Hoffmann, chief of staff for the Eastern Front, had brought about the birth of the army in October 1918 in the occupied city of Pskov. They had theorized that Lenin’s Bolshevik government had a very questionable grasp … Continue reading Army of the Northwest #4 (1919)

Army of the North #2 (1919)

Army of the North #2 (1919)

The North Russia Intervention, also known as the Northern Russian Expedition, the Archangel Campaign, and the Murman Deployment, was part of the Allied Intervention in Russia after the October Revolution. The intervention brought about the involvement of foreign troops in the Russian Civil War on the side of the White movement. While the movement was ultimately defeated, the Allied forces fought notable ending defensive actions … Continue reading Army of the North #2 (1919)

Argentina #91 (1892)

Argentina #91 (1892)

The Argentine Republic (República Argentina in Spanish), is a federal republic located in southeastern South America. Sharing the bulk of the “southern cone” of the continent with its neighbor Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With … Continue reading Argentina #91 (1892)

Arad #1N6 (1919)

Arad #1N6 (1919)

Arad (rendered as Арад in Serbian) is currently the 12th largest city in Romania and capital city of Arad County, historically situated in the Crişana region of western Romania. An important industrial center and transportation hub on the Mureș River, Arad is also the seat of a Romanian Orthodox archbishop and features two universities, a Romanian Orthodox theological seminary and a training school for teachers. It had one … Continue reading Arad #1N6 (1919)

Antioquia #123 (1899)

Antioquia #123 (1899)

The United States of Colombia (Estados Unidos de Colombia in Spanish) was the name adopted in 1861 through the Rionegro Constitution for the Granadine Confederation, following years of civil war. Colombia became a federal state itself composed of nine “sovereign states” comprising the present-day nations of Colombia and Panama and parts of northwestern Brazil.  Until the revolution of 1885, the separate states were sovereign states in … Continue reading Antioquia #123 (1899)

Antigua and Barbuda #746 (1984)

Antigua and Barbuda #746 (1984)

The independent state of Antigua and Barbuda, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the Leeward Islands, consists of two major inhabited islands — Antigua and Barbuda — and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the uninhabited island of Redonda which has actually issued its own stamps as … Continue reading Antigua and Barbuda #746 (1984)

Annam and Tonkin #1 (1888)

Annam & Tonkin #1 (1888)

Annam and Tonkin were two French protectorates comprising most of modern-day Vietnam.  The northern part was Tonkin — also spelled Tongkin, Tonquin or Tongking — known as Dàng Ngoài in Vietnamese.  The name is a corruption of Đông Kinh (東京), the name of Hanoi during the Lê Dynasty. Locally, Tonkin is known as Bắc Kỳ, meaning “Northern Region”. Located on the fertile delta of the Red River, the area … Continue reading Annam & Tonkin #1 (1888)