Boekbespreking Aegean Steam Navigation P.M. Courtgis & Co 1883-1911

Begin dit jaar zag ik achter in een veilingcatalogus van Karyatis de publicatie van het volgende werk: AEGEAN STEAM NAVIGATION P.M. COURTGIS & Co 1883-1911. Dit soort boekjes zie je niet vaak uitkomen. Het is niet zozeer een catalogus maar een stukje geschiedenis van een familie die een aantal bedrijven had waaronder een rederij had. […]

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New finds on car estimate stamps from the year 1945

Erler lists these master stamps only from 1945, which can not really be true, is the estimate letter from the Nazi period and why you should print completely new stamps with the currency ReichsMark, the basic material paper was so rare after the Second World War. These existing stocks of already existing motor vehicle (KraftFahrZeug)- […]

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Unknown stamped paper (detail) from duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

This is the greatest of rarities among the stamped paper research from the area of Schleswig-Holstein: the class number 190 is the class valid for a stamp total from 183.750 marks up to a stamp amount of 185.625 marks. According to the state stamp table, a stamp paper in the first class is to be […]

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Unknown and Unique 1838 Greek Legal Document

Unknown and unique 1838 legal document during early reign of king Otto of Greece, dated Athens 7th July 1838 with revenues and stamp, signed by the notary. Otto, also spelled Otho (Greek: O Όθων, Βασιλεύς της Ελλάδος, O Óthon, Vasiléfs tis Elládos; 1 June 1815 – 26 July 1867), was a Bavarian prince who became […]

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Another true mystery, the Revenues from the Japanese occupation of Macau

When the Portuguese landed in Macau in 1516, it was little more than a fishing village on the Pearl River Delta. In 1557, the Chinese allowed the Portuguese to establish a settlement, but sovereignty remained with China, with only a local Portuguese administration established. The Portuguese used Macau as a trading post and stopover on […]

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Een nieuwe Euro, een nieuwe belastingzegel: Cyprus?

Met de uitbreiding van de Monetaire Unie is er ook een potentiele uitbreiding van het aantal landen met Euro-belastingzegels. Cyprus is een van die landen die nog belastingzegels gebruikt maar de eerste Euro-waarden doken half maart 2008 op bij 4westamps op Ebay. De serie is niet zo gek groot maar de waarden liegen er niet […]

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The revenue stamped paper and revenue stamps from Nepal have really nothing to do with the post!

This smale mountainous country, squeezed between India and China in the Himalayas today remains poor but with a strongly independent monarchy. Expanding British interests and Nepali claims led to a war over the territory of Terai, which was settled by a treaty of 1816. British respect for the staunch Gurkha soldiers and Nepali respect for […]

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