Thursday, 30 July 2015

Old Stamps Of The United Kingdom ( Europe ) Part I

United Kingdom is noted for the introduction of postage stamps in 1840 and the establishment of efficient postal system laying the foundation of many national system throughout the world.  The delivery of letters and parcels made by Henry I in the 12 Century until 1680 when William Dockwra established The London Penny Post was not systematic with lots of complaint of delayed or lost letters.  The Grand Post Office Reform of 1839 -1840 saw the new idea by Sir Rowland Hill as a way to reverse the steady financial lost of the post office when he introduced the " Uniform Fourpenny Post " where letters were charged regardless of distance.  On 10th. January 1840 the Uniform Penny Post started charging only 1d for prepaid letters and 2d if the fee was collected from the recipients.  The adhesive label was mooted and to avoid collecting money on May 6th. 1840, the Black Penny, Britain's first stamp became the world first postage stamp in use.
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Malaysian First Day Covers - Pearls - Issued 29 July 2015

Sabah seas are filled with many kinds of marine life including a type of mollusk known as oysters. Highly sought and hunted for its delicious flesh however a  valued jewel is hidden beneath its shell in what we know as pearl. The species used for pearl culture in Sabah is the Pinctada Maxima. Due to over-hunting and environmental pollution, the Sabah government has carried out extensive research to produce cultured pearls via pearl oyster farming. An area in the sea of Semporna has been designated to produce cultured pearls which not only safe the pearl oysters from extinction but also produces one of the world's finest and largest south sea pearls.



1.    MALAYSIAN FIRST DAY COVER - PEARLS - ISSUED 29 JULY 2015

2.  MALAYSIAN FIRST DAY COVER - PEARLS - ISSUED 29 JULY 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Old Stamps O Finland ( Europe )

Russia occupied Finland in 1809 thus became autonomous Grand Duche of the Roman Empire.  Early stamps of Finland were issued in 1875 without any country name.  After 1875 until 1885, stamps were issued with country name written in Swedish and Finnish. In 1889, the Finnish arm-type was changed and the name of Finland was included in Cyrillic.  In 1890, the Russian Minister of Interior was made the highest leader in the Finnish Post. Thus in 1891, Ring-Stamps were issued with values in kopec and rubbles and were used in Finland.  In 1900, Russian stamps were used on all foreign mails and the following year, Russian type stamps in Finnish currency were used in domestic mail as well. August 1900 too the Morning Stamps were released to be used for domestic purposes. 1913, the Romanoff Stamps were issued to be used in Finland.  Charity Stamps ( Apple Tree ) were printed to be used throughout Finland. War Charity stamps were released in 1915 with text written in Finnish, Russian and Swedish.

1.   RUSSIAN STAMPS USED IN FINLAND - 1856 -  1917

2.  EARLY STAMPS OF FINLAND - 1890

3.    EARLY STAMPS OF FINLAND - 1875

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11.   DEFINITIVSE - ISSUED 1930 - 1941

12.  ISSUED 1930 - 1941 ( DEFINITIVES )

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