Feb 9, 2014

I was on the lookout for this cancel for a while, and found it at the  West Coast Stamp and Coin shop! Applied during the month of March(?) in 1943, this slogan celebrates the centennial of Fort Victoria, first built as a trading post for The Hudson's Bay Company.
Nanaimo has the last standing HBC bastion in B.C. This pictorial postmark was in use from 1997-2012. Does anyone have an example they wish to trade?
Thank you Esmail! Definitive of Senusret I.
Thank you Sonja! This 2013 definitive of Akhenaten was issued with an LE3 defin. of Ramses II. 

Feb 2, 2014

Thank you Kseniya! She sent the matching postcard to the best stamp of 2013! It shows the famed Scythian gold Pectoral of the Kurgan burial mound, Tovsta Mohyla. 
Thank you Alexander! The massive complete sheet with 2 stamps at domestic, and 2 at international rates?

Jan 10, 2014

Thank you joint-issue collector, Alfredo! Here is the archaeological site of Alba Fucens, occupied by the Romans in 304. This view shows the Street of Pillars, where pillars deliniate the workshops which once lined the avenue. This stamp is from the 2013 'Italian Artistic and Cultural Heritage' 5v. 

Dec 17, 2013

Thank you Inez! The Broch of Gurness InternationalMail UK stamp was first issued in July 2011. It is from a 5v 'Orkney' booklet, with other views of Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Maes Howe, and the Orkney Venus. 
These die-cut s/a stamps are targeted for the tourist market, sold only at Maeshowe and Skara Brae gift shops, to be mailed on postcards for international destinations.

Dec 12, 2013

Thank you Khaled! Complete set of the 2013 'Antique Glassware' issue. The vessels (from left to right: blue, clear and green) date to the 1st and 2nd cent. and are from the Caesarea Necropolis. 
Thank you Khaled! 2012 Roman Mosaic issue showing a 4th cent. Hunting scene from Tenes, now at the National Museum. On right is 1 of the 9 restored Muses, stored at the Archaeology Museum of Cherchell.