Monthly Archives: March 2014

Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 20

In 1993 the Royal Mail produced a series of 10 Greeting Stamps featuring popular and well know characters with the theme of giving. Characters included Long John Silver and his parrot, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Mole and Toad, Peter and Mrs. … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 19

The Pantomime has been a part of the British Christmas and New Year’s tradition for some time now.  It is a performance that remains very British.  Many English traditions have been transplanted around the world.  The Christmas pantomime is one … Continue reading

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On the Iron at Big Cloud. by Frank L. Packard

Packard, Frank L., On the Iron at Big Cloud. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1911, pp. 343. The first of Packard’s 32 books, this is a collection of 15 railroad stories. All of the stories were previously published in … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 18

Guinea produces stamps for internal use and produces stamps intended for the international collectors market.  For many countries, sales of stamps to collectors is an important revenue stream. In 2008 Guinea produced a sheet of stamps celebrating methods of transportation … Continue reading

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