General Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur was born January 26, 1880, at Little Rock Barracks, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Arthur MacArthur, Jr., a U.S. Army captain, and his wife, Mary Pinkney Hardy MacArthur (nicknamed “Pinky”). Arthur, Jr. was the son of Scottish-born jurist and politician Arthur MacArthur, Sr., Arthur would later receive the Medal of Honor for his actions with the Union Army in the Battle of Missionary Ridge … Continue reading General Douglas MacArthur

Commonwealth of the Philippines #415 (1936) – Fort Santiago

I have very few stamps from the Philippines in my collection and most are in rather poor condition. Last night, I happened upon an article about Manila’s Fort Santiago and remembered that I owned a stamp portraying this old Spanish citadel. I thought it would be a good topic for a “random stamp day”. My copy of Scott #387, issued under the U.S. administration of … Continue reading Commonwealth of the Philippines #415 (1936) – Fort Santiago

The Philippines #508 (1947)

Republic of The Philippines #508 (1947)

The Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas in Filipino), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part … Continue reading Republic of The Philippines #508 (1947)

Philippines (U.S. Territory) #396 (1935)

Insular Government of The Philippine Islands #396 (1935)

The Insular Government of the Philippine Islands was a territorial government of the United States of America created in 1901 in what is now the Republic of the Philippines. The name reflects the fact that it was a civilian administration under the authority of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, in contrast to the United States Military Government of the Philippine Islands that it replaced. The government … Continue reading Insular Government of The Philippine Islands #396 (1935)

United States #C20 (1935)

First Transpacific Flight of the China Clipper

On November 22, 1935, the China Clipper (NC14716) took off from Alameda, California, inaugurating the first commercial airmail service across the Pacific Ocean. This was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways by the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore, Maryland, at a cost of $417,000, and delivered to Pan Am on October 9, 1935. It was one of the largest … Continue reading First Transpacific Flight of the China Clipper