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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
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