Home

Welcome to marcophily.

A dedicated resource for the study of post marks and cancellations

Latest from the Blog

London 2012 Olympic Games Dummy Stamps.

A recent auction purchase included a pane of six London 2012 Olympic Games Dummy Stamps.  having no knowledge of the stamps I did a little research which I share below. The stamps were produced for use in internal end to end tests undertaken by some Post Office branches in April 2012.  A letter dated 14…

The Story Behind A Cover

I recently bought a number of covers from an Indian dealer which included an Air Mail cover addressed to J W Young Esq, OBE.  My interest was aroused when I read the second and third lines of the address: ‘Finance Member, Jodhpur State Council.  The cover was addressed to 16 St James Square, London, SW1. …

Lamu Island Post Office

Lamu Island first came under the British sphere of influence in 1890.  The British had not taken a great interest in East Africa until Germany began to establish a colony to the North modern Etheopia. in 1890, the area around Witu was transferred to the British and along with it, Lamu Island. Witu has been…

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.