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The Gospel Truth about a Stamp

The Gospel Truth about a Stamp

The British Guiana Cotton Reels are among the World’s rarest stamps and these Primitives are scarcely, if ever, described as ‘attractive’ but we take a closer look at one example which most definitely can be called a ‘beauty’. There was once a notable 17th century...
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...
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...
A Unique Peruvian Export

A Unique Peruvian Export

No philatelists ever wants to draw a connection between bird excrement and a rare 1858 Peru cover franked with a ‘Medio Peso’ error of colour, estimated at 20-30’000 EUR (lot 61683). However, the fact is without ‘guano’ which is the accumulated waste from seabirds and...
The Quantum Science of a Stamp

The Quantum Science of a Stamp

 In the world of philosophy and indeed specifically science, they talk about ‘objective reality’. It apparently means that something is actual, or it exists independent of the mind. So in simple terms an objective reality is a universal truth that can be demonstrated...