National Stamp Collecting Month: The Post Rider

Today’s article follows yesterday’s with its history of the earliest forms of postal systems and features a German Stamp Day (Tag der Briefmarke) issue portraying a post rider.  Horses were a primary method of delivering mail and messages for many years in different countries around the world. Riders on horseback could take small bundles quickly, while carts pulled by horses could take large amounts of … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: The Post Rider

The Pony Express

On April 3, 1860, the first successful United States Pony Express runs between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, began simultaneously. The first westbound Pony Express trip left St. Joseph and arrived ten days later in Sacramento on April 14. The letters were sent under cover from the East to St. Joseph, and never directly entered the U.S. mail system. The first eastbound trip left Sacramento on … Continue reading The Pony Express

Germany [Third Reich] #B245 (1943)

Germany [Third Reich] #B245 (1943)

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was governed by a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Under Hitler’s rule, Germany was transformed into a fascist state in which the Nazi Party took totalitarian control over nearly all aspects of life. The official name of the state … Continue reading Germany [Third Reich] #B245 (1943)