FIDES and a History of Tahiti

In 1956, many French colonies around the world participated in what is known as an omnibus issue to commemorate the 10th anniversary of an organization identified on the stamps as FIDES. In philately, an omnibus is an issue of stamps by several countries with a common subject and which may share a uniform design. Omnibus issues have often been made by countries under common political … Continue reading FIDES and a History of Tahiti

Fiji #145 (1953)

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon took place on June 2, 1953, at Westminster Abbey in London, England. Elizabeth ascended the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952, and was proclaimed queen by her various privy and executive … Continue reading The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II