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Monday, April 18, 2016

Detroit River Post Office Station

The Detroit River Post Office Station is the ONLY postal unit known in the world devoted exclusively to the delivery of mail to vessels that are UNDER WAY.

J.W. Westcott II is a boat that delivers mail to other vessels and also provides a pilot boat service to ferry pilots to and from other vessels. The boat operates out of Detroit, Michigan, and is the only floating post office in the world that delivers mail to ships as they are underway 
The Mail Boat is not owned by the USPS. It’s services are obtained by government contract with private owners.

Timor-Leste (East Timor)

Many thanks!!!!


My first cover from Colombia, thanks Juris!!


Thanks Anabelle!!!!

Nearly all of the stamps issued for the Azores were stamps of Portugal, overprinted "AÇORES", of which the first appeared in 1868, continuing through 1930; after 1930, Portuguese stamps were used unmodified. The exceptions were the Vasco da Gama issue of 1898, the King Carlos issue of 1906, and the King Manuel issue and the Manuel revolutionary overprints of 1910.
On 2 January 1980, the use of separate stamps for the Azores (and Madeira) was revived. The modern stamps are inscribed both "PORTUGAL" and "AÇORES". The stamps have no special purpose beyond the expression of local pride; all are sold and valid in Portugal. About 5-10 are issued each year, generally with themes relating to the Azores.


Thanks Jinesh!!




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Brunei Darussalam


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Formerly Portuguese Congo, this territory had protectorate status since 1883 and was separate from Portuguese West Africa. As part of various independence movements in the 1960s a group called Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) established a government-in-exile in Kinshasa. FLEC made a unilateral declaration of independence on 1 August 1975 but it was not recognised by Portugal or internationally.
In November 1975, Angolan troops of the MPLA occupied Cabinda which was annexed into the newly independent Angolan state. Angola calls the territory Cabinda Province. Since then, FLEC and other factions within Cabinda have struggled for full independence and seek to form the Republic of Cabinda.
Various organizations have issued stamps for Cabinda (widely regarded as cinderellas). These include:

  • The Cabinda National Philatelic Bureau, which issued a set of eleven overprints on Angolan stamps, all with a denomination of 500 Central African francs, with designs showing fauna and mushrooms on 27 October 2006. These stamps have seen some use as paquebot mail in theCarribean.
  • The Federation of Free States of Africa, which issued thirty one designs showing the coat of arms and flag as well as ships, fauna, planes, natives and a map of Africa from 2010 to 2012.
  • Other stamps and miniature sheets for thematic collectors appeared on eBay, Delcampe and other websites from sellers in Belarus, France, Israel and the United States.