Prince Edward Island #4 (1862) - forgery

Prince Edward Island #4 (1862)

Prince Edward Island (PEI, Île-du-Prince-Édouard in French) is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, west of Cape Breton Island, north of the Nova Scotia peninsula, and east of New Brunswick. Its southern shore bounds the Northumberland Strait. It is a province of Canada consisting of the island of the same name, as well as 231 minor islands. Altogether, the entire province has a land area … Continue reading Prince Edward Island #4 (1862)

British Administration of Helgioland #10 (1873) - reprint

Helgioland #10 (1873)

The British Administration of Heliogoland (Britische Verwaltung von Helgoland in German) lasted from 1807 until 1890 and issued 25 postage stamps between 1867 and 1879 which were extensively reprinted. Heligoland is located 29 miles (46 kilometers) off the German coastline and consists of two islands: the populated triangular 0.4 square miles (1 km²) main island of Hauptinsel to the west, and the Düne (“dune”) to the … Continue reading Helgioland #10 (1873)

Bergedorf #3 (1861) - forgery

Bergedorf #3 (1861)

The northern German city of Bergedorf — south-east of Hamburg — received town privileges in 1275. It was then a part of the younger Duchy of Saxony (1180–1296), which was partitioned by its four co-ruling dukes in 1296 into the branch duchies of Saxe-Lauenburg and Saxe-Wittenberg. Bergedorf then became part of the former. This was only to last until 1303, when Lauenburg’s three co-ruling dukes, Albert … Continue reading Bergedorf #3 (1861)

Batum #1 (1919)

Batum #1 (1919)

Batum (Batumskaya — Батумская — in Russian) is now called Batumi (ბათუმი in Georgian) and is currently the second largest city of Georgia, as well as the capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. It’s located on the coast of the Black Sea in a subtropical zone near the foot of the Lower Caucasus Mountains.  The city is an important seaport at the end of … Continue reading Batum #1 (1919)