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Cinderella stamps (labels, vignettes, labels, charity stamps etc)

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Forgery of Camp Post Hanau stamp / label

Forgery of Camp Post Hanau stamp / labelHere is another interesting piece I have lately added to my collections… After the 2nd world war, Europe and especially Germany had millions of displaced persons that were left adrift. As an establishment to bring order into chaos and help people in return to their homes, the governments (and allied forces) started to gather these persons into camps by nationality. Many of these camps provided local postal services. And this is where my item of the day, Camp Post Hanau stamp, comes along. Hanau was an Estonian-Latvian DP camp about 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main. ...(256 words,1 images, 8 comments)

Milan 1906 World Fair cinderella / vignette

Milan 1906 World Fair cinderella / vignetteIMHO it's kind of funny, that it's usually cinderella items that cause more research and headache than real postage stamps. Here's one my all-time favourite cinderella items from Italy. I have owned this vignette over an decade, but only recently have I managed to decipher some of it's background. IMHO the design is Art Nouveau on it's best. ...(233 words,2 images, 0 comments)

Collecting airmail labels

Collecting airmail labelsBesides collecting stamps, I cherish a small collection of worldwide airmail labels (or airmail etiquettes as some do call them). The history of airmail labels dates back to early 20th century and the era of first commercial airflights. AFAIK, the labels were born to ease the life of postal clerks by allowing easy separation between groundmail and airmail. ...(186 words,2 images, 2 comments)

The unusual stuff found on kiloware

The unusual stuff found on kilowareI think most stamp collectors do make unusual (and random) findings from kiloware (assuming it is truly unsorted). ...(76 words,1 images, 5 comments)

India 1924 Mount Everest Expedition label

India 1924 Mount Everest Expedition labelFew weeks back I did something unordinary, and bought this fabulous item for 55 AUD (+ postage). Normally I don't spend this much on single item, but IMO this is truly attractive piece of philatelic history and worth it's price. ...(130 words,1 images, 8 comments)

A french mystery stamp

A french mystery stampBack-of-book issues are always fun to receive, as you usually have to do some detective work to find out details and history of the item.  Below is a mystery item I assume to be from France.  I hope that french collectors could help me with this one as I have run to an dead end. ...(130 words,1 images, 19 comments)

WW2 Christmas seals

WW2 Christmas sealsTo continue last posts christmas seal theme, I'd like to share images of two World War II era christmas seals. Their design and use of colours is IMHO so striking, that one can still feel how tough the times have been in 1943. ...(140 words,1 images, 2 comments)

Old christmas seals from Denmark

Old christmas seals from DenmarkI try to limit my collection only to used wordwide stamps, but every once and awhile I place miscellanous "non-stamp" items to the back of my stockbooks.  This post shows two old christmas seals from Denmark. ...(128 words,1 images, 4 comments)

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