The “Adventurer” Album for Postage Stamps of the World
South Korea souvenir sheet: Liberation
issued on August 15th, 1960, souvenir stamp sheet commemorates the “15th Anniversary of Liberation” from Japan in 1945.
stamp designed by Kang Choon Whan
The date August 15th, 2012 marks South Korea’s 67th anniversary of Independence (also recognized as Republic of Korea Independence Day).
“First Time in Color: Eight Pages of World’s Rarest Stamps” —LIFE
International postage stamps fill the front cover of the May 3, 1954 issue of Life magazine. This old copy from the stacks is in rough shape and cost more than twenty cents. To avoid crumbling pages or scouring eBay and flea markets, the entire issue (including the vintage advertisements) is also available to peruse through Google Books archive. There are photos of philatelic items within the magazine with brief information regarding printing errors, rarities, and antique envelopes.
This is a partial scan of a very old of page of graph paper neatly decorated with Chinese stamps from 1897 and meticulous handwriting.
Swiss “Carte postale” with Basel-Bern cancels & airplane air post stamps
This postcard was likely mailed to Zurich in 1924. It’s interesting to notice that the “By Airmail” label on the top left of the postcard includes the three widely-spoken languages in Switzerland. Each language is set apart by the type style and width. The hierarchy sets the first line in German, with a sans serif and extra bold typeface. Italian falls on line three, set in a lighter italic face.