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Post #996: The Grenadines of St. Vincent

There have been two articles on A Stamp A Day about the British colony of St. Vincent and one about the independent St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 1,001 more words

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Mickey's School of Education

While I have had a stamp of the British Colony of St. Vincent in my collection for quite a while, it was only recently that I received one inscribed with the full independent name of… 1,798 more words

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Ross Dependency, Scott Base, and HMNZS Endeavour

The Ross Dependency is a region of Antarctica defined by a sector originating at the South Pole, passing along longitudes 160° east to 150° west, and terminating at latitude 60° south. 3,365 more words

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The Federated States of Micronesia & the Last Raider of the Confederate States of America Navy

Adding new stamp-issuing entities to my collection is a rare event lately as my current interests are focused away from my “Stamps From (Almost) Everywhere” collection. 5,788 more words

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The Conquest of Mecca

The conquest of Mecca (فتح مكة‎ — fatḥ makkah) refers to the event when Mecca was conquered by Muslims led by Muhammad on a date generally accepted as 18 Ramadan 8 AH or January 10, 630 AD, when converted to the Julian calendar. 2,100 more words

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The Free City of Danzig

The Free City of Danzig (Freie Stadt Danzig in German and Wolne Miasto Gdańsk in Polish) was a semi-autonomous city-state that existed between 1920 and 1939, consisting of the Baltic Sea port of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) and the major cities of Zoppot (Sopot), Oliva (Oliwa), Tiegenhof (Nowy Dwór Gdański), Neuteich (Nowy Staw) plus some 252 villages and 63 hamlets, covering a total area of 754 square miles (1,966 km²). 6,676 more words

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Anglo-Egyptian Sudan & Its Iconic Camel Postman

The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (السودان الإنجليزي المصري‎ — as-Sūdān al-Inglīzī al-Maṣrī) was a condominium of the United Kingdom and Egypt in the eastern Sudan region of northern Africa between 1899 and 1956, but in practice the structure of the condominium ensured full British control over the Sudan with Egypt having local influence instead. 3,629 more words

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