National Stamp Collecting Month: Mail by Pigeons

The use of homing pigeons to carry messages, known as pigeon post, dates back at least 2000 years. Pigeons were effective as messengers due to their natural homing abilities. The pigeons were transported to a destination in cages, where messages would be attached to their legs or necks. The pigeon would then fly back to its home where the owner could read their mail. They … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: Mail by Pigeons

Lindy Tours the U.S.A. (Part 1)

On June 11, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh arrived back in the United States aboard the U.S. Navy cruiser USS Memphis (CL-13) following his historic solo non-stop New York to Paris flight and a quick tour of Paris, Brussels, and London. Perhaps just as significant as the flight itself was the ensuing “goodwill tour” of the United States and Latin America which added to his fame … Continue reading Lindy Tours the U.S.A. (Part 1)

Bryce Canyon National Park

On February 25, 1928, Bryce Canyon National Park in the  United States was established. Located in southwestern Utah, the major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plagteau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream … Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park

Turkey #C13 (1949)

Turkey #C13 (1949)

The Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti in Turkish), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, 97 percent in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe separated by the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles. Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage. It is bordered by eight countries: Greece and Bulgaria to … Continue reading Turkey #C13 (1949)

United States #C76 (1969)

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on the Moon at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first human in history to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the … Continue reading Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Panama #C236 (1960)

Panama #C236 (1960)

The Republic of Panama (República de Panamá in Spanish), is a country usually considered to be entirely in North America or Central America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia (in South America) to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home … Continue reading Panama #C236 (1960)

Nicaragua #C237 (1939)

Nicaragua #C237 (1939)

The Republic of Nicaragua (República de Nicaragua in Spanish), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. It occupies a landmass of 50,567 square miles (130,967 km²) and has three distinct geographical regions: the Pacific lowlands — fertile valleys which the Spanish colonists settled, the Amerrisque Mountains (North-central highlands), and the Mosquito Coast (Atlantic lowlands/Caribbean lowlands). The low plains of the Atlantic Coast are 60 miles (97 … Continue reading Nicaragua #C237 (1939)