National Stamp Collecting Month: Cinderellas, Seals, Fantasies & the Craziness of Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival

Stamp collectors collect (or accumulate) all manner of postally-related objects, not all of which were intended for the delivery of mail. Long considered “album weeds”, cinderella stamps saw their peak popularity in the 1930s and 1940s and remain an interesting sideline to philately. The term is a very broad one, covering all manner of items intended to have the appearance of a stamp but not … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: Cinderellas, Seals, Fantasies & the Craziness of Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival

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

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

Republic of Texas #5 (Philosateleia, 2015)

Republic of Texas Post Office Department

The Republic of Texas (República de Texas) was an independent sovereign country in North America that existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1846. It was bordered by Mexico to the west and southwest, the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast, the two U.S. states of Louisiana and Arkansas to the east and northeast, and United States territories encompassing the current U.S. states of … Continue reading Republic of Texas Post Office Department