National Stamp Collecting Month: The Pillar Box

Earlier this month, A Stamp A Day examined the history and use of post boxes and letter boxes for sending and receiving mail. Today, we look at the type of free-standing post box known as the pillar box. They are found in the United Kingdom and in most former nations of the British Empire, members of the Commonwealth of Nations and British overseas territories, such as Australia, Cyprus, … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: The Pillar Box

Christmas 2017 – Isle of Man #436 (1990)

Growing up and continuing into adulthood, one of my favorite activities of Christmastime has been the sending and receiving of greeting cards. I took great delight in selecting appropriate cards for each recipient and displaying those I’d received around my living spaces. It has now been a long time since I’ve received a traditional Christmas card; last year, I did participate in a Facebook group … Continue reading Christmas 2017 – Isle of Man #436 (1990)