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Austria’s Unique Survivors

Austria’s Unique Survivors

Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I (1830 to 1916) was also the King of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia, and monarch of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He’s a fascinating fellow if you care to dig around in the history files. Not least because quite a few of his closest and...
Four Treasures of the Chinese Republic

Four Treasures of the Chinese Republic

THE RE-DISCOVERY OF THE LEGENDARY AND UNIQUE 1915 $2 HALL OF CLASSICS BLOCK OF FOUR WITH CENTRE INVERTED After lying for decades unseen, one of the foremost Chinese, and indeed world, rarities has surfaced.  I last had the privilege of seeing this icon of philately...
The Parable of the Rare

The Parable of the Rare

This will probably surprise you, but this article isn’t going to tell you how you can help Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in its fight against Covid-19. We have a fine brochure for that exact purpose. But in true philatelic terms what I am going to...
No Fish on the Menu

No Fish on the Menu

So we’re in Paris and feeling peckish. Don’t worry, there’s no better place on the planet than being in France, and even better the capital if you’re in need of some top nosh, or even posh grub. Because as we all know France is synonymous with fine dining...