Chile – Color and Watermark Varieties of the 1934-1953 Airmail Series

 

The set of stamps, Chile Airmails of Scott Type AP4 and AP9 were first issued in a series that ran from 1934-1939. A second unwatermarked series was issued 1944-1955, and a final series with different colors issued in 1951-1953. In addition to the cataloged color and watermark varieties, there are also quite a few color […]

Albania Ahmed Zogu Perforation Varieties

 

In 1925 Albania released a series of stamps featuring then President Ahmed Zogu (later King Zog).  This definitive series featured 2 designs in various denominations. This series later was overprinted and surcharged and was in use from 1925 through 1929. The standard perforation for this series is Perf 13.5, but I came across a few unlisted […]

Komitetit Te Qindreses – Committee of the Resistance – Albania Fantasy Series 1940’s – 1960’s

 

Background April 7th of 1939, Italy invades Albania and by April 12th, Albania capitulated, King Zog fled for Greece and the Albanian Parliament had offered the crown to Italian King Victor Emmanuel III.  This created an environment that led to the rise of many Albanian “Resistance” organizations.  First against the Italians, then the Germans, and […]

Albania Komitetit Te Qindreses – Partial Proofs

 

Came across this interesting item listed for sale by a Swiss Auction House. This interesting set appears to contain “proofs” of both the first set of 4 as well as the second “1952 overprinted” set of 4, with only the centers printed. The country name and values and borders are missing. Unfortunately the auction house […]

My First Post

 

My first post to my new site. Basically, I setup this site to do a few things: 1. Easily store and publish my want lists. 2. Back-end tracking of my inventory 3. Publishing information, images, and articles that I either come across, or put together