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A Candle Light on the Crimea War

A Candle Light on the Crimea War

There was something smelly going on in late January 1855, and it all seemed to originate from the foul stink permeating from the Crimea War. The Duke of Newcastle, Henry Pelham-Clinton, was the Secretary of War for the British Government from June 1854 but resigned...
Your James Bond Cover to Geneva

Your James Bond Cover to Geneva

With the very sad news that Sean Connery passed away this week, we thought it would be fitting to pay homage in some way to this iconic actor. And what better way than highlighting a cover that has a touch of James Bond about it, and connects us with the iconic film...
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...