Edgar Allan Poe & His Stamps

On January 19, 1809, author, editor and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe was born. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short … Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe & His Stamps

Thrace Under Allied Occupation #N23 (1920)

Thrace Under Allied Occupation #N23 (1920)

Thrace (Θράκη — Thráke — in Modern Greek, Тракия — Trakiya — in Bulgarian, and Trakya in Turkish: ) is a geographical and historical area in southeast Europe, now split between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, which is bounded by the Balkan Mountains to the north, the Aegean Sea to the south and the Black Sea to the east. It comprises southeastern Bulgaria (Northern Thrace), northeastern Greece (Western … Continue reading Thrace Under Allied Occupation #N23 (1920)

Bulgaria #209 (1928)

Bulgaria #209 (1928)

The Republic of Bulgaria (Republika Bǎlgariya or Република България), is a country in southeastern Europe occupying a portion of the eastern Balkan peninsula bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 42,855 square miles (110,994 square kilometers), Bulgaria is Europe’s 16th-largest country. The capital and largest … Continue reading Bulgaria #209 (1928)