from our collection

From our Collection

Philatelic 'all-sorts'

by Ron and Eunice Shanahan

Christmas Island in the Pacific

A privately drawn cover from Christmas Island, Pacific Ocean - produced at the time of the first Megaton Bomb Trial in 1957.

The postmark is BFPO Christmas Island. the initials " BFPO " stand for British Forces Post Office. On the return address the writer has added
17 Fld SQN R.E., British Forces Post Office 170


Zeppelin Cover - New York to Stoke-on-Trent, England.1928 Click here to see the cover

Rhodesian stamp Variety Click here to see 'Bodin'

HRH Princess Anne's visit to Hong Kong 1971 Click to see special FDC & news items about the cover and cancellation and about the 7th Gurkha Rifles going to be the Guards at Buckingham Palace.

Tonga Tin Can Mail Click here

Cupboard Collections Click here to see philatelic odds'n'ends

Australian Postal History

WWII Australians at WarClick here to see letters/stamps/maximum cards/Guinea Gold etc
London to Blayney, NSW 1894 Postcard

'Send no Socks', Letters home from WWII - War in the Pacific,1940s

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