Saint Pierre and Miquelon #300 (1942)

The Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Collectivité d’Outre-mer de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon), is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near the Newfoundland and Labrador province of Canada. It is the only part of New France that remains under French control, with an area of 93 square miles (242 square kilometers) and a population of 6,080 at the January … Continue reading Saint Pierre and Miquelon #300 (1942)

Newfoundland #270 (1947)

Newfoundland #270 (1947)

Newfoundland was a British dominion from 1907 to 1949. It was situated in northeastern North America along the Atlantic coast and comprised the island of Newfoundland and Labrador on the continental mainland to the northwest, with a combined area of 157,500 square miles (405,212 square kilometers). The dominion’s seat of government was the city of St. John’s. Before attaining dominion status, Newfoundland was a British colony, self-governing … Continue reading Newfoundland #270 (1947)

México #948 (1963)

México #948 (1963)

The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic located between latitudes 14° and 33°N, and longitudes 86° and 119°W in the southern portion of North America. Covering almost 761,606 square miles (1,972,550 square kilometers), México is the sixth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world with 2,317 square miles (6,000 km²) of islands in … Continue reading México #948 (1963)

United States #898 (1940)

de Soto and Coronado (1540-1542)

On October 18, 1540, Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto — leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States — arrived at Mabila, a heavily fortified village situated on a plain in a region of present-day central Alabama. Mabila was a Trojan-horse, fake village concealing over 2500 native warriors, planning to attack de Soto’s expedition. Tuskaloosa was a paramount chief of … Continue reading de Soto and Coronado (1540-1542)

Canada #15 (1859)

Canada #15 (1859)

Canada has a fairly complex postal history as many of what became its various provinces had established postal services and issued their own stamps prior to Confederation. I will deal with each of those individually and focus this article on that which concerns the original Colony/Province of Canada as well as the current North American nation.  The name “Canada” is accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence … Continue reading Canada #15 (1859)