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Ultra-Rare Hungarian Bisect Cover

Ultra-Rare Hungarian Bisect Cover

Sometimes, despite the best intentions of the postal administration, things happen… In the small Hungarian town of Szigevar, at the end of January 1873, the post office ran out of the 5 Krajczar postage stamps – crucial to prepay inland single weight...
Cape of Good Hope: The C.L. Pack Bisect Cover

Cape of Good Hope: The C.L. Pack Bisect Cover

The 4 pence value of the Cape was often used in multiple form on legal correspondence. In fact, the largest known franking of this stamp, 22 examples, was used on an internal package of legal papers. However, the usually meticulous performance of the post office at...

Bermuda – Perot’s First Issue Census

This is the second extract in a series of articles about philatelic rarities taken from the Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps, vol.2, pp.2-10, published by David Feldman in 1996. It details the known history of every Perot First Issue stamp that is known to...