The Federated States of Micronesia & the Last Raider of the Confederate States of America Navy

Adding new stamp-issuing entities to my collection is a rare event lately as my current interests are focused away from my “Stamps From (Almost) Everywhere” collection. In fact, the most recent new issuers added were the Comoros Islands in January, the Commonwealth of Dominica (as opposed to the Colony) in December, and the Free City of Danzig in September 2018. Before that, the most recently … Continue reading The Federated States of Micronesia & the Last Raider of the Confederate States of America Navy

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

Abraham Lincoln was born on  February 12, 1809, growing up to become an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War — its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

William McKinley, 25th President of the United States

William McKinley Jr. was born on January 29, 1843, in Niles, Ohio, the seventh child of William McKinley Sr. and Nancy (née Allison) McKinley. He was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote … Continue reading William McKinley, 25th President of the United States

Confederate States of America #11 (1863)

Confederate States of America #11 (1863)

The Confederate States of America, commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was a confederation of secessionist American states existing from 1861 to 1865. It was originally formed by seven slave states — South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas — in the Lower South region of the United States whose regional economy was mostly dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system … Continue reading Confederate States of America #11 (1863)