United Nations Office at Vienna – International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization

The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) is one of the four major UN office sites where several different UN agencies have a joint presence. The office complex is located in Vienna, the capital of Austria, and is part of the Vienna International Centre, a cluster of several major international organizations. The UNOV was established on 1 January 1980, and was the third such office … Continue reading United Nations Office at Vienna – International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization

United Nations Office at Geneva – Palais des Nations

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is the second-largest of the four major office sites of the United Nations (second to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City). It is located in the Palais des Nations building constructed for the League of Nations between 1929 and 1938 at Geneva in Switzerland, and expanded in the early 1950s and late 1960s. On December 11, 1968, an agreement between the United Nations and the Swiss Postal Telephone and … Continue reading United Nations Office at Geneva – Palais des Nations

Principality of Sealand

It has been a long time since I added a new “stamp issuers” article on ASAD as most of my recent collecting activities have revolved around adding to existing collections. A recent acquistion, however, included a large number of stamps from the Geneva and Vienna offices of the United Nations (both of which will feature in their own “issuers” articles in the near future) as … Continue reading Principality of Sealand

Republic of Croatia – Scott #597 (2005): Baltazar Adam Krčelić

In preparing for an article about Zagreb for my postcard blog, I realized that I hadn’t yet profiled the current Republic of Croatia (Republika Hrvatska) for A Stamp A Day. A previous ASAD article dealt with the short-lived (1941-194x)  German and Italian puppet state known as the Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, or NDH). The current Constitution of Croatia does not even officially … Continue reading Republic of Croatia – Scott #597 (2005): Baltazar Adam Krčelić

Commonwealth of the Philippines #415 (1936) – Fort Santiago

I have very few stamps from the Philippines in my collection and most are in rather poor condition. Last night, I happened upon an article about Manila’s Fort Santiago and remembered that I owned a stamp portraying this old Spanish citadel. I thought it would be a good topic for a “random stamp day”. My copy of Scott #387, issued under the U.S. administration of … Continue reading Commonwealth of the Philippines #415 (1936) – Fort Santiago

French Polynesia #189 (1958)

While searching for a “random stamp” to write about last night, I realized that I hadn’t yet put together a stamp issuer profile on French Polynesia despite having obtained several releases back in February 2017. They were “hidden” in the French Oceania folder and I’d forgotten about them! Today’s article will remedy that by bringing the story I’d started more than a year ago up … Continue reading French Polynesia #189 (1958)

Kingdom of Laos #43 (1958)

This is my first new stamp issuer profile since I wrote about Zululand in mid-February. Amazingly enough, In just added my first stamps from Laos to my “Stamps From (Almost) Everywhere” collection. The purchase of the 1958 set of elephant stamps was prompted when I was doing research on a French stamp last month and discovered that the engraver — Jean Pheulpin —  had won the Grand … Continue reading Kingdom of Laos #43 (1958)