The Polished Philatelist

The Polished Philatelist

If you were told that an Italian dentist holds the crown for the world’s largest collection of human teeth you might be a bit surprised, or at least curious. This unusual fact is made even more pronounced when you learn that the dentist in question accumulated over...
Gallery Guide : 1933 Italian Wily Post

Gallery Guide : 1933 Italian Wily Post

The year 1933 was a turbulent one around the world. There was an economical crisis worldwide and what is known as the great depression which affected most countries on the planet. Unemployment was at an all time high and in Germany, which was particularly affected,...
Announcing the Rowland Hill Medal

Announcing the Rowland Hill Medal

The Museum of Philately has launched the ‘Rowland Hill Medal’ for the best collection on the Museum. The first medal winner will be revealed at Monacophil 2022, with judging in the run up to this prestigious November show open to the public, through a straightforward...
The Humble Philatelist

The Humble Philatelist

It might surprise a few people to learn that in December 2020 Thailand became the world’s number one ranked country for fixed broadband internet speeds*, beating 175 other countries to the top spot, with an average download speed of 308.35 megabits per second**....
The Boy Swept up by the Balloon

The Boy Swept up by the Balloon

In the realm of postal history, dates are fundamental. Ask any collector and they will tell you that in order to understand the importance of a cover, you need to know the chronological context and historical timeline. Arranging the important events into the order in...
Time Lord of Philately – Patrick Maselis

Time Lord of Philately – Patrick Maselis

The ancient race of Time Lords are extraterrestrial people who have a command of time travel and a non-linear perception of time. One of the most famous Time Lords is Doctor Who, and the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor, once went on record as saying, “1482 is a...