Painswick, Gloucestershire and its Post Office

As a stamp collector, some of my favorite topicals include on-stamp depictions of my hobby as well as the conveyance of the mail itself. The latter includes postal workers and vehicles, post boxes in all their incarnations (especially pillar boxes), and post offices — the older or more unusual, the better. At first glance, the stamp featured on this “random stamp day” looked to be a … Continue reading Painswick, Gloucestershire and its Post Office

Post Office at Gjógv in the Faroes

High on my list of places I’d like to visit someday is the archipelago of the Faroe Islands (Føroyar). This is a group of 18 major islands between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Faroes are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark with rugged terrain and a subpolar oceanic climate: windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Despite … Continue reading Post Office at Gjógv in the Faroes

Falkland Islands #278 (1978)

Falkland Islands #278 (1978)

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (483 kilometers) east of South America’s southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,000 square kilometers), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands … Continue reading Falkland Islands #278 (1978)