General The Royal house of Thurn and Taxis

Letter dated 7 August 1830 from Arendal to Bordeaux sent by ship to Denmark thence to Hamburg. DANEMARCK/PAR HAMBOURG & TTR4 transit marks from the Thurn & Taxis Post Office in Hamburg The history of the house of Thurn and…...

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General A Russian (Cyrillic) Philatelic Glossary

One of the major difficulties that faces the collector of pre-independent Finland is the frequent use on covers and cards of Russian words written in the Cyrillic script. They occur particularly on mail passing between Russia and Finland in the…...

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General Paper production – From tree to paper

J. Rahbek, Drewsen Silkeborg Papirfabrik A/S Translation by Bob Johnson, with the help of the author and Eric Keefe, from an article in Silfi ’94, the Silkeborg Exhibition catalogue, March 1994. Reproduced by kind permission of Silkeborg Filatelistklub and the…...

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General The day of the date

Some years ago, a formula was given for finding the day of any particular date. Unfortunately the numbers to be added for a Leap Year were not given. I hope that this table will correct the omission. To find any…...

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