Charles Dickens: A Philatelic Tribute on His Birthday

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, at 1 Mile End Terrace (now 393 Commercial Road), Landport in Portsea Island (Portsmouth), the second of eight children of Elizabeth Dickens (née Barrow; 1789–1863) and John Dickens (1785–1851). His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office and was temporarily stationed in the district. He asked Christopher Huffam, rigger to His Majesty’s Navy, … Continue reading Charles Dickens: A Philatelic Tribute on His Birthday

Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla #120 (1956)

Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla #120 (1956)

Although the island of Anguilla had a dependency of St. Christopher since 1871 and a part of the combined Presidency of St. Christopher and Nevis within the Federal Colony of the Leeward Islands since 1882, the name wasn’t changed to reflect this until 1952. Anguilla is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the … Continue reading Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla #120 (1956)