Today 2 more stamp-less cover from SS Europa 1847 – first cover sent on 17 February 1852 and second one on 30th September 1854 – both took about 2 weeks to get from USA to France…
The oldest ship name EUROPA was a British steamer call SS EUROPA which was built in 1847 – Today I would like to show you 2 stamp-less covers which traveled onboard this ship – First cover is dated 1850 and the second one is from 1861, I hope you will enjoy this little slice of […]
Today post show a third cover posted toward Antarctica – This one was posted with two Turkish EUROPA stamp 1962 (but two were pulled off before cancellation) to Islas Orcadas in Argentina with a mix range of cachets both at front and back of the cover – Another unusual items !
To follow yesterday post here is another EUROPA stamp gone to Antarctica – This one was posted from Germany (with 1961 German Europa stamp) to Argentina and from there was forwarded to Argentina Antarctic Base as Islas Orcardas in 1961…
With today’s post I would like to take you to the world coldest place – Antarctica ! the cover (with 1962 EUROPA stamps) I show here is posted from Greece and traveled to Antarctica via Argentina (Ushuaïa) in South America… Very unusual indeed with many interesting postmarks (both at front and back of the cover) […]
In 1956 like other countries France issues 2 EUROPA stamps to start the thematic of EUROPA, those 2 values were a pink 15f and blue 30f stamp. (Luxembourg issued 3 values that year). On today’s post you see those 2 stamps on a very special “un-adopted design project” also signed by Daniel Gonzague and cancelled […]
On this 14th of July, French National Day, I would like to honor the 1956 French Europa stamp designer: Daniel Gonzague. This “maquette” one of only 5 (incredibly scarce) of the French 1956 Europa stamp 30F as issued. The large maquette is hand signed by the stamp designer Daniel Gonzague whom won the design for […]
As you would expect most Europa stamps are cancelled in the respective countries of issue… that is most of them ! Today my post show 1969 French Europa stamps on 2 covers cancelled in Australia (1 in Brisbane Queensland and 1 in Melbourne Victoria). How come you may ask such things may happen? well those […]
List of Europa Themes issued since 1956: 1956: Europa Tower 1957: Peace & Welfare 1958: Dove Flying above E 1959: Interlocking Keychains 1960: Letter O of Europa 1961: Stylised Dove 1962: Stylised Tree 1963: Stylised Cross 1964: Flower with 22 petals 1965: Tree Spring 1966: Symbolic Ship 1967: Cogwheels 1968: Key with CEPT 1969: Europa […]
This is a very special cover with all 13 Europa stamps issued in 1956.