February 27, 2012

Tok Islands on North Korea

My previous blarticle on a set of North Korean stamps, raised an issue of finding genuinely used stamps from North Korea.  It got me thinking that I have a ton of CTO stuff but haven't seen much that has gone through the mail.  Then I came across the following sheet of 3 stamps with label.

February 26, 2012

Updated Album Pages, Page

I have updated my album pages, page with three new album pages.

February 24, 2012

Togo Goes Hunting

On May 25, 1975 the Republic of Togo issued a set of 4 stamps (2 regular, 2 airmail) depicting hunting scenesand are inscriped "CHASSE AU TOGO" (Hunting in Togo).

This set appeals to me, not because I am a hunter (I tried it once and that was enough), but the simplicity in design and what I feel is the clean look of the designs.   The only awkward design element is the lack of scale when you compare the animal sizes to the hunters.

The stamps were printed  by lithography and are perforated 13 x 13½.

February 10, 2012

The Battle of Trafalgar 200th Anniversary

One of the most defining naval actions in history, the Battle of Trafalgar asserted the Royal Navy's and Great Britain's dominance of the seas.  Fought on the 21st of October 1805, off Cape Trafalgar between the combined French and Spanish Fleets against Britain's Royal Navy.

Battle of Trafalgar Bicentennary Stamps Issued by Great Britain October 18. 2005