Barranquilla Local on Half Cover

When you keep your eye on eBay long enough, you can always find oddities that will add interesting pieces to your collection. If you are a “purist” – Then, maybe this kind of fun isn’t for you.  However, if you enjoy the oddities of philately, including, things that were obviously contrived and faked, then sources […]

Albania Komitetit Te Qindreses On 1944 Cover (First Set)

A great find I was able to snag in an eBay auction for a large Albania collection that included this cover bearing the first 4 stamps of the “Exile Government” (Komitetit Te Qindreses) stamp series. This is only the 3rd cover from the period I know about, the first one I was able to purchase, […]

Angola – The Bogus / Illegal Issues of 1999 – Early 2000’s

In 1999, Angola stamps began appearing on the market that were totally bogus / illegal issues.   These issues continued through at least 2003 and were all printed and sold by companies outside of Angola. Scott makes mention of these issues in the 1999 section of the catalog stating: “These Flora and Fauna stamps, formerly Nos. […]