Archive for the Stamps Category

New Zealand Post Commemorative Issue

Posted in Stamps with tags , on January 17, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_New_ZealandThis is a set of commemorative stamps issued by New Zealand Post in 2014. The event was the 2014 Anzac Day anniversary, 100 years since the outbreak of WW1. The issue took the form of a set of period propaganda posters issued by the NZ Government during WW2.

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40 Pfennig Hitler Head Stamp Block

Posted in Stamps with tags , , on January 17, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgGerman postal services used the so-called Hitler Head issue between 1941 and 1944. There were three sizes in the basic set. Those between 1 and 24 pfennig, between 25 and 80 pfennig and between 1 and 5RM. This is a block of 9 of the 40 pfennig examples. I don’t collect these, they collect me.

These were liberated in the millions btw, they were work pfennigs then, they are worth less now!


1917 Austria-Hungary Military Post Stamp Set

Posted in Stamps with tags , , on December 23, 2013 by The Dude

648px-Flag_of_Austria-Hungary_1869-1918The full set of three stamps in the memory of Archduke Ferdinand & Princess Sophie. These rare stamps issued 1917 during the period of Austro-Hungarian Empire (Austria-Hungary-Bosnia).On 28th of June 1914 (written in the stamps) Serb terrorists group assassinated Archduke Ferdinand (see his portrait in the stamps along with his Hungarian wife princess Sophie) while visiting the army in Sarajevo. First World War started directly after that assassination.