Forthcoming Joint European “Lindau Messenger” Issue Filled with CartoPhilatelic Gems

Switzerland, 2014-09

Austria, 2014-09 (forthcoming)

Update: We received an image from Volker Woesner, our European Representative, of the forth-coming (late September) issue from Austria. The very striking issue appears to be totally comprised of an Ortelius map from 1587, (shown here) The Lindau coach mail route is also depicted on the map, […]

German Post Marks Quincentennial of Mercator’s Birth

Germany 2012-03-01

The 500 year anniversary of the birth of Gerhard Mercator on March 5th was marked by German Post with a new high denomination stamp. The€2,20 square format issuefeatures an image of Mercator in the foreground holding what appears to be a pair of calipers placed on a small globe resting on […]

Marginalia: August 2010 “Bridge of Spies”

Article Number 12: “Bridge of Spies” on a Map Stamp

New Submission August 2010, Research, text and scans by Volker F. Woesner

With the recent spy exchange between the US and Russian governments, reminiscent of previous Cold War times, Volker introduces us to an interesting German map stamp. Read more to learn about […]