Otakar Jaroš

One of the first full sets of stamps from what was then Czechoslovakia that I recall obtaining was the 1945 issue portraying various personnel who had served during World War II. The first thing that interested me was that these were real, named, people. These weren’t the usual stamp subjects of generals, admirals and other commanders as their ranks ranged from a private in the … Continue reading Otakar Jaroš

Czechoslovakia #1413 (1966)

Czechoslovakia #1413 (1966)

Czechoslovakia (Československo) was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1,  1993. The area was long a part of the Austro Hungarian Empire until the Empire collapsed at the end of World War I. The new state was founded by … Continue reading Czechoslovakia #1413 (1966)