Kinderpostzegels: Children’s Charity Stamps from the Netherlands

I have been a promoter of children’s aid charities for a number of years and became involved in an orphanage and school that was set up here in Phuket following the 2004 Andaman Sea tsunami. Because of this, and my teaching career, I avidly collect stamps portraying children and their education. I’d been aware of Switzerland’s Pro Juventute charity stamps but never knew about the … Continue reading Kinderpostzegels: Children’s Charity Stamps from the Netherlands

Tripolitania #B20 (1927)

Tripolitania #B20 (1927)

Tripolitania or Tripolitana (طرابلس‎‎ — Ṭarābulus — in Arabic, Ṭrables in Berber, from Latin Regio Tripolitana) is a historic region and former province of Libya. Originally, it included Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and a vast northwestern portion of the country; later, the sha’biyah of Tripoli became much smaller than the original Tripolitania, including merely the city of Tripoli and its immediate surroundings. Because the … Continue reading Tripolitania #B20 (1927)

Kyrgyzstan #B8 (1995)

Kyrgyzstan #B8 (1995)

Kyrgyzstan (Кыргызстан in Kyrgz, Киргизия in Russian), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Кыргыз Республикасы — Kırgız Respublikası in Kyrgyz, Кыргызская Республика — Kyrgyzskaya Respublika in Russian), formerly known as Kirghizia, is a country in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Kyrgyzstan is farther from the sea than … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan #B8 (1995)

Indonesia #B243 (2005)

The Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a unitary sovereign state and transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is the world’s largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands. At 735,358 square miles (1,904,569 square kilometers), Indonesia is the world’s 14th-largest country in terms of land area and world’s seventh-largest … Continue reading Indonesia #B243 (2005)

Bosnia and Herzegovina #B15 (1917)

Bosnia and Herzegovina #B15 (1917)

NOTE: Historically and philatelicly, today’s article deals solely to end of World War I. following which Bosnia and Herzegovina joined the South Slav Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (soon renamed Yugoslavia). The post-1992 history, including independence from Yugoslavia and the succeeding stamps issued by three separate postal authorities (corresponding with the ethnic and administrative division of the country), will be dealt with in future articles once I … Continue reading Bosnia and Herzegovina #B15 (1917)

United States #B2 (2002)

15 Years Ago…

  Fifteen years ago — September 11, 2001. I was living in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. Nearby my home was a major U.S. Air Force Base and one of the main air traffic control routing centers covering the entire American Southwest. Secure locations at the best of times. My mother had passed away following a lengthy illness just two weeks prior. I … Continue reading 15 Years Ago…