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Meet us at Stampex

Meet us at Stampex

It will be good to see you again! Our entire team of specialists are super excited to meet you next week at Stampex face to face after an absence of over 18 months. This will be a fully interactive physical show, and not the virtual equivalent we have enjoyed in the...
Puerto Rico: The Coamo Provisional

Puerto Rico: The Coamo Provisional

The Spanish-American War took place between April 21st and August 13th, 1898. The main issue was Cuban independence where revolts had been occurring for some years against the Spanish colonial rule. By the late 1890s, American public opinion swayed in support of the...
American Transatlantic Mail Routes

American Transatlantic Mail Routes

Crossing the Atlantic has been a fascination for many centuries. Industry and communications have relied upon an ability to navigate the challenges that lay between Europe and America and the America’s and the rest of the world. Technological advancements have from...
All Stamps Great and Small

All Stamps Great and Small

Last month we had a little interlude from our usual legendary collector series and although we said we’d return henceforth and unveil the intrepid J Harvey Pirie in this episode, we are in fact taking a small detour to introduce you to a great philatelic star from the...
The Untold Auction Stories

The Untold Auction Stories

There are times when a story doesn’t really need telling, it speaks for itself. And to a certain extent that is the case with our June Spring 2021 auction series, which successfully concluded just over a week ago, and this article could quite easily be distilled into...
A High Cover

A High Cover

In the northeastern Shandong province of the People’s Republic of China there is a coastal city called Yantai, which during the Qing dynasty (1644 to 1912) was known as Chefoo. What’s really fascinating about this fishing seaport is that back in the 1870s, when...