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Discovering another Mauritius “POST OFFICE” Issue

Discovering another Mauritius “POST OFFICE” Issue

It may at times occur to the philatelist that there is a rather romantic synergy between the magical shores of the Mauritius island and the mystical stamps of the “Post Office” issue. And one could equally draw parallels with the now more than rare native bird of that...
The Great Rarity of South Australia

The Great Rarity of South Australia

One of the curious things about philately is the fascination with errors. Or is it the fascination with how the errors occurred? Probably both, but whatever the reasons the featured stamp, which is the South Australia 1868 “3 PENCE” on 4d deep ultramarine with the...
The Bangkok “B” Overprints

The Bangkok “B” Overprints

Western European nations began trading with Siam as early as 1511 with the arrival of the Portuguese, before the Dutch and British in 1608 and the French in 1662. It was not until 18th April 1855 that more formal trading agreements were established when Great Britain...