Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Province of Eastern Rumelia

Eastern Rumelia is best known to stamp collectors. The province was created in 1878 by the Treaty of Berlin and existed only until 1885, when it was annexed by the Principality of Bulgaria. Eastern Rumelia’s stamps had elements of special … Continue reading

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G.W. Williams and the horror in the Congo

He was a huckster, a poseur, a man who claimed falsely to have earned the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army and to possess a doctoral degree. Careless about paying bills, he was often pursued by creditors. In the … Continue reading

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Finnish Civil War: A hellish conflict

This is Part 2 of a two-part series that started with Finnish Civil War: The Background. It was a war of child soldiers, terror squads, and prison camps. How could this happen in a country where a strong Social Democrat … Continue reading

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