Monday, October 31, 2016

Estonia bank

A commemorative issued in 1999 was for the 80th anniversary of the Bank of Estonia.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Estonia castles and more

Shown on these Estonian stamps, from top to bottom, are the following:

Tallinn Castle
Monks' Tower
Kuressaare Castle
Viljandi Castle
Toolse Castle

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Estonia bird

The surtax on this semipostal issue went to the Keep the Estonian Sea Clean Association.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Estonia festival badges

These are badges for the 125th anniversary of the All Estonian Song Festival.

The stamps were issued in 1994.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Estonia arms


Shown on these stamps is the national arms of Estonia.

Estonia, a country in northern Europe, began issuing stamps in 1918 after declaring its independence from the Russian empire. But it was incorporated in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1940. Later it declared its independence from the USSR in 1991 and resumed issuing its own stamps since then.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

EFO Great Britain yellow omitted

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Yellow omitted
Here is a yellow-omitted error of the 13p value for the 1986 Christmas set issued by Great Britain.

This stamp has been with me since the 1990s.

At the time of my discovery of this error there was no report of it in the philatelic press.

Has it been reported since then?

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Zimbabwe postmark Harare

Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe.

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Iceland postmark Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland.

It's the northernmost capital city in the world!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

France postmark Paris Austerlitz

Paris Austerlitz is a railway station in Paris, France.

Now, what's BD Hopital?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Norway postmark Oslo

Oslo is the capital city of Norway.

Blindern A must be the post office.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Israel postmark Haifa

Haifa is a city in northern Israel.

Haifa is where you'll find the Baha'i World Center gardens, its administrative buildings, and (together with the city of Acre farther up north) the holy places of the Baha'i Faith in the Holy Land.

The Baha'i gardens on Mount Carmel extends about a kilometer from the base upward, with the Shrine of the Bab, a holy place, in between nineteen terraces.

One can either look upward from the main street below or look downward from the top of Mount Carmel to get a panoramic view of the gardens.

It's a breathtaking, majestical, spiritually uplifting panorama! 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Eritrea devil ray

That's a devil ray swimming on this Eritrean stamp issued in 1997.

Can you make it out?

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Eritrea referendum

A "yes" or "no" sign on this 1993 stamp was the subject of a referendum for independence.

Obviously the Eritreans chose "yes"!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Eritrea 2000

In 1997 Eritrea changed its currency to 100 cents equal 1 nakfa.

A ten-nakfa note and the Eritrean flag are shown on this stamp issued in 2000.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Eritrea 1995

For the 50th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Eritrea issued a set of four stamps.

Shown here is the 25c value picturing farmers and a tractor.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Eritrea flag and map

These Flag & Map stamps were issued in 1994.

100 cents equal 1 birr.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Eritrea flag

Eritrea, a country in northeast Africa, is a little larger than Luzon Island, but its population is just about half of Metro Manila.

As a former Italian colony, Eritrea began issuing stamps in 1892.The region was under British occupation from 1941 to 1952 before it became part of Ethiopia.

Independence from Ethiopia came in 1993 and as an independent state it began issuing stamps from that year on.

The stamps above depict the national flag of Eritrea.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Belgium postmark Mechelen

Mechelen is a small municipality in Belgium, with a population of about 85,000.

No country name, too, in this postmark!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Bahamas postmark Nassau

Nassau is the capital city of Bahamas.

It was named in honor of William III of England, Prince of Orange -Nassau...the same king from whom Nassau Street in New York City is named after.

Nassau Street was called the "Street of Stamps" because of numerous stamp dealers who were located there especially during the 1930s.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Norway postmark Hamar

The municipality of Hamar in Norway had a population of less than 30,000 last year.

Storhamar A must be the post office.

There's no country name in this postmark! 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Benin postmark Parakou

The city of Parakou is said to be the most ethnically diverse in the African republic of Benin, although population statistics put the total to just a little over 200,000 some four years ago!

Found two types of Parakou postmarks.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

UAR official

Here's an official stamp of the United Arab Republic, which came into being when Egypt and Syria formed a union in 1958.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

EFO Egypt color shift

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Pale yellow shifted upward
Can you see the difference?