Tag Archive: U.P.U.

Sep 10

Cryptic Croatians – Weekly Feature #408

The 1949 Universal Postal Union 75th Anniversary was in ways its most significant milestone, at least philatelically.  Many iconic stamps were produced the world over.  Although Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia and not producing its own stamps in this period, some group must have felt Croatia deserved its own ‘stamps’ to honour this auspicious …

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May 05

Powerful Pound — Weekly Feature #402

A mighty stamp embodying the power of the British Empire.  This is a  large-sized engraved issue with a very high face value, especially  for the day.  Issued in honour of the 9th U.P.U. congress held in London in 1929.  This stamp features the image of St. George slaying The Dragon, an allegorical representing Britain triumphing …

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