Natal #51 (1874)

Natal #51 (1874)

The Colony of Natal was a British colony in south-eastern Africa. It was proclaimed a British colony on May 4. 1843, after the British government had annexed the Boer Republic of Natalia, and on May 31, 1910, combined with three other colonies to form the Union of South Africa, as one of its provinces. It is now the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It was originally … Continue reading Natal #51 (1874)

Mozambique #284 (1938)

Mozambique #284 (1938)

Portuguese Mozambique or Portuguese East Africa (Moçambique or África Oriental Portuguesa) are the common terms by which Mozambique is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory. Portuguese Mozambique constituted a string of Portuguese colonies and later a single Portuguese overseas province along the south-east African coast, which now forms the Republic of Mozambique (República de Moçambique).  It was … Continue reading Mozambique #284 (1938)

Mongolia #1341 (1984)

Mongolia (Монгол Улс — Mongol Uls) is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. It mostly lies between latitudes 41° and 52°N (a small area is north of 52°), and longitudes 87° and 120°E. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state. It is sandwiched between China to the south and … Continue reading Mongolia #1341 (1984)

Monaco #C16 (1947)

Monaco #C16 (1947)

The Principality of Monaco (Principauté de Monaco) is a sovereign city-state located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is bordered by France’s Alpes-Maritimes département on three sides, with one side bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Its center is about 9.9 miles (16 kilometers) from Italy and only 8.1 miles (13 km) northeast of Nice, France. Monaco has a land border of 3.40 miles (5.47 … Continue reading Monaco #C16 (1947)

Eynhallow (Holy Island) Primula (1974}

Eynhallow (Holy Island) [Local Post] – Primula (1974)

Eynhallow (Eyinhelga in Old Norse, meaning “Holy Isle”) is a small, presently uninhabited island, part of the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of mainland Scotland. It lies in Eynhallow Sound between Mainland, Orkney and Rousay. It is 75 hectares (0.29 square miles) in area. An unnamed skerry is situated approximately 330 feet (100 meters) to the north-east of the island, separated by Fint Sound. Sheep … Continue reading Eynhallow (Holy Island) [Local Post] – Primula (1974)

Davaar Island - Cheyenne, U.S. Bicentennial (1976)

Davaar Island [Local Post] – U.S.A. Bicentennial (1976)

Davaar Island (Eilean Dà Bhàrr in Scottish Gaelic) is located at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch off the east coast of Kintyre, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is a tidal island, linked to the mainland by a natural shingle causeway called the Dhorlin near Campbeltown at low tide. The crossing can be made in around 40 minutes. Davaar was known as the island of … Continue reading Davaar Island [Local Post] – U.S.A. Bicentennial (1976)

Calf Of Man - Rosen #CA33 (1966)

Calf of Man – Rosen #CA33 (1966)

Philately is an endlessly fascinating field; through this hobby of collecting stamps, I am constantly learning new and interesting things. When I started the “A Stamp A Day” blog at the beginning of July 2016. I sought to highlight the people, events, objects, and places portrayed on selected stamps in my own general worldwide collection. This has been organized mainly by the entity (not always … Continue reading Calf of Man – Rosen #CA33 (1966)

United States #1327 (1967)

Henry David Thoreau: 200th Birthday

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax register, development critic, surveyor, and historian Henry David Thoreau, born  on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay “Civil Disobedience” (originally published as “Resistance to Civil Government”), an argument for disobedience … Continue reading Henry David Thoreau: 200th Birthday