ASAD Jochim #6 (2017)

Another Break from Blogging

I’m sorry but I just can’t seem to get motivated to put together a few thousand words’ article for A Stamp A Day this rainy Friday afternoon. I just want to relax this evening. ASAD will return tomorrow to celebrate yet another birthday — a singer rather than an ocean liner — followed on Sunday with a profile of a former British crown colony which is currently … Continue reading Another Break from Blogging

Kingdom of Serbia #69 (1903)

The Kingdom of Serbia (Краљевина Србија — Kraljevina Srbija), often rendered as Servia in English sources during the time of its existence, was created when Prince Milan I of Serbia, ruler of the Principality of Serbia, was proclaimed king in 1882. It was located in south-eastern Europe bounded by Romania and Bulgaria to the east, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire to the north, Greece to the south, … Continue reading Kingdom of Serbia #69 (1903)

50th Birthday of A Queen

Today, I mark the anniversary of something that is actually younger than myself!  It was 50 years ago today — September 20, 1967 — that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II christened the ship that would bear her name at the John Brown & Company shipyards in Clydebank, Scotland. The Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Queen Elizabeth 2 has long been my favorite ocean liner. As a young boy growing … Continue reading 50th Birthday of A Queen

El Salvador #407 (1912)

The Republic of El Salvador (República de El Salvador, literally “Republic of The Savior”) lies in the isthmus of Central America between latitudes 13° and 15°N, and longitudes 87° and 91°W. It stretches 168 miles (270 kilometers) from west-northwest to east-southeast and 88 miles (142 km) north to south, with a total area of 8,124 square miles (21,041 km²). As the smallest and the most densely … Continue reading El Salvador #407 (1912)

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic #149 (1918)

On October 25, 1917 (O.S.), immediately after the Russian Provisional Government was overthrown during the October Revolution, the Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin established the Soviet state. It had no name until January 25, 1918, when it became the Soviet Russian Republic. On July 10, 1918, the new Russian Constitution renamed the country the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (Российская Советская Федеративная Социалистическая Республика — Rossiyskaya Sovetskaya Federativnaya … Continue reading Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic #149 (1918)

Russian Empire #90 (1913)

The Russian Empire (Россійская Имперія — Rossiyskaya imperiya), also known as Russia, existed from 1721 until it was overthrown by the short-lived February Revolution in 1917. One of the largest empires in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. The rise of the Russian Empire happened in association with the decline of neighboring … Continue reading Russian Empire #90 (1913)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon #300 (1942)

The Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Collectivité d’Outre-mer de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon), is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near the Newfoundland and Labrador province of Canada. It is the only part of New France that remains under French control, with an area of 93 square miles (242 square kilometers) and a population of 6,080 at the January … Continue reading Saint Pierre and Miquelon #300 (1942)

Sint Maarten #D-13 (2011)

Sint Maarten #D-13 (2011)

Sint Maarten is an island country in the Caribbean. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With a population of 33,609 on an area of 13 square miles (34 square kilometers), it encompasses the southern 40% of the divided island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60% of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. Sint Maarten’s capital is … Continue reading Sint Maarten #D-13 (2011)