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WWI prisoner mail cachet-Fa

World War One: Prisoners’ Mail and Cachet “F.a.”

At the start of First World War (August 1, 1914), the bulk of the German forces (the first seven Armies) were assigned to the Western Front to confront the French and the British. The defence of Germany's East, that is East Prussia (Ostpreussen) was entrusted to the single remaining German Eighth Army, in the expectation that it would take some time for the presumably … [Read More...]



LPS Journal No 242

The long-awaited LPS Journal No 242 featuring excellent research articles by Dr. V Doniela, Dr. V. Geyfman, A. Kapochunas and others is now in print. This multicolored issue … [Read More...]

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Šilinė is a locality south east of Tauragė, better known as a wide-spread Šilinės miškas (Forest of Šilinė). A Lithuanian postal facility with access to telegraph was established … [Read More...]

Memel / Klaipeda

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LT-1918 Kaunas Spandau Kaunas pastas

Rare stamps and covers (Jan 2015)

Memel / Klaipeda KA perfins The Kreisausschuss (KA) perfin on Klaipėda Mi 169, 171 and 174 stamps. KA perkins were used in Šilutė Municipality (Heydekrug) by the District Executive Committee (Kreisausschuss). eBay listing - Ending: Jan 25, 2015. … [Read More...]

LT-1941 uprated soviet stationery card to Palestine

Rare stamps and covers (Dec 2014)

Lithuania 1941 uprated USSR postal card to Palestine USSR 20-kop postal stationery card uprated with 2 x 5 cent Lithuanian stamps cancelled with a bilingual Soviet Lithuania postmark, sent from Panevezys to Haifa. Octagonal Palestine censor … [Read More...]

Mi 404 forgery

Fakes and Forgeries Database

Every week we compile list of philatelic fakes and forgeries found on eBay and other online auctions. Please help us to maintain this database by sending us links to websites and online auctions that sell such stamps and covers. Fake stamps are sometimes … [Read More...]