Malta Issue Marks Foundation of Valletta

On March 28, 2016 Malta Post issued a souvenir sheet making the 450th anniversary of the Foundation of Valletta. Much fascinating information can be found about the history of Malta. The Wikipedia entry about Valletta describes the Great Siege of 1565, when Fort Saint Elmo fell to the Ottomans, but the Order of St. John […]

Australia Post Issues “Maps of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands” Set

Australia Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 2014-06-24

On June 24, 2014 Austraila Post issued a set of four map stamps depicting the Cocos (Keeling) islands from different periods during the islands’ history. The first European sighting of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is thought to have been in 1609, by Englishman Captain William Keeling of the East […]

Early 2014 Issues from Spain Feature CartoPhilatelic Themes

Spanish Post started 2014 out with two issues of interest to fellow CartoPhilatelists. The first issue, of January 3rd, 2014, marks the fifth centenary of the arrival of Juan Ponce de León to the coast of Florida. On Easter Sunday 1513, also called Pascua Florida (the Festival of Flowers), the Spanish expedition led by […]

Bermuda Map Stamp Features Antique Chart

Bermuda 2011-05-19

On May 19, 2011 Bermuda Post issued a four stamp set commemorating the local nautical pilots. The Bermuda Post website describes the issue saying: “The graveyard of shipwrecks surrounding Bermuda is testament to the island’s treacherous encircling reefs and complicated channel systems. Local knowledge, navigation charts, lighthouses, signaling stations, beacons and […]

Jersey Post Map Issue

Last year Jersey Post issued a press release about their 2010 issue schedule. On that schedule was a February listing relating to maps, however no image was available at that time. Recently a small image and some sales information about the issue has been made available on the Jersey Post’s Philatelic Sales web site. The […]

Recent Map Issues From Mexico 2

As reported on November 12th, 2009 Mexico (Correos de Mexico) Post had released on September 16, 2009 two additional issues entitled “Umbral del Bicentenario de la Independencia de México” were issued. The first issue does not appear to have any map stamps, however the second issue appears to have a large souvenir sheet, depicting a […]