World Stamps

Jay Bigalke

100 years of Czechoslovakia: Inside Linn’s

August 03, 2018 11:45 AM

  • To this day, many Czech and Slovak stamps are engraved, and their subjects are invariably of authentic national interest. To peruse an album of Czechoslovak stamps is to immerse oneself in its history and culture.

By Jay Bigalke

The Aug. 20 issue of Linn’s Stamp News just landed on the presses and goes in the mail to subscribers Monday, Aug. 6. And if you subscribe to Linn’s digital edition, you’re at the head of the line with early access Saturday, Aug. 4. Here are three previews inside the issue.

100 years of Czechoslovakia philately

Author Matthew Healey looks at Czech and Slovak stamps over the past 100 years. Many are engraved and their subjects are invariably of authentic national interest. “To peruse an album of Czechoslovak stamps is to immerse oneself in its history and culture,” says Healey.

Early Roman States stamps 

Unveiling Classic Stamps columnist Sergio Sismondo looks at the Vatican’s own printer that produced the first stamps of the Roman States. He also explores the multiple shades of paper and more with the first Roman States stamps. 

Swaziland stamps

The stamps of the Kingdom of Swaziland are the subject of Janet Klug's Stamp Excursions column. The landlocked nation — slightly smaller than New Jersey — borders Mozambique and the Republic of South Africa.

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