Paper Heritage :
Articles on Railway Thematics

Over the years, I have been seeking to provide a really useful resource here for the serious railway thematic collector. As I produce unillustrated retail lists, I am aware just how difficult it can be to understand them for customers in so many different countries, using so many different catalogues, and many of the articles are to help with this problem. Other articles are devoted to sundry items, some rather esoteric, but hopefully of interest to many of you, even if not something you would seek to collect.

If you have a particular request for an article in an area which perplexes you, please ask. If I can do it (and it's not too long!!), I shall try to do so. I am sure some errors must have crept in. If you find any, or can think of improvements / additions that would be helpful, please let me know.

The articles may appear more or less well presented, depending on your computer's settings. I have tried to compromise around the most common settings, but please let me know if you encounter any major problems in reading the articles, due to something technical I have overlooked. This entire website has been re-styled, but a couple of these pages may not have been updated. In some cases, you may find yourself on an old format page and you will need to use the 'back' button on your computer to return to this page.

Please click on the article descriptions (NOT the images). Links to these articles open in a new window, for your convenience in navigating through them.

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Alg.Rlys .

Algerian Railways: A study of Control Overprints ( last updated Nov 2 2006 )

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Sydney Bridge .

Australia: Sydney Harbour Bridge on stamps, postal stationery and postmarks

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Bahnhof Lemberg .

Austria: Charity Stamps (Cinderella) c.1900 for Railwaymen's Widows & Orphans. . . . . . . . (Note : At present, this summary page is the ONLY PAGE with a link to this article.)

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Bangladesh Provisional .

Bangladesh: Provisional /Independance Overprints on Pakistan . . . . First Posted May 2010

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Benin Provisional .

Benin: Provisional Surcharges 1986-1996 Updated June 2004

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Bolivia 1944 .

Bolivia: 1944/45 and 1947/48 Obligatory Tax stamps ... ( Published Jan 2010 )

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Repub. Srpska .

Bosnia - Serb Republic 100d/1d (1992)

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China-Junks.html .

China: Junk and Train Design 1913-

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China-Unit Stamp .

China: 'Unit' Stamps of 1949 and later surcharges ( extensively updated May 2006 ).

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C.Rica 1911 .

Costa Rica: The issues of 1911 - 1945

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Cucuta c/50c .

Colombia: Issues for Santander and Cucuta ( Revised Sept. 2005 )

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Cuba 1937 Proof .
Cuba 1937: Unadopted Essay - Locomotive

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Czech Army in Siberia .

1919/20 - Czech Army in Siberia

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Ecuador 1926 1c .
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Ecuador: Railway Issue of 1926

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Ecuador Essay 1929 .
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Ecuador: Steam Locomotive Essay of 1929

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El Salvador 1891 train .
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El Salvador 1891 Train & Volcano issues

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El Salvador Tram Tracks at National Theatre Issues 1916-21 .
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El Salvador 1916-21 Tram Tracks

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France-Chambery .
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France: 1940 German Occupation and 1944 Liberation Overprints. Amended 02/06/04

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Fr.Eq.Afr .
French Equatorial Africa

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GPO Berlin 1 Mark .
GPO Berlin and Trams - Germany and Colonies' Issues. Amended April 1st 2016

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1886 20c .
Guatemala: 1886 Quetzal & Train Definitives: Identifying Litho and Recess-engraved printings. . . . Published May 2010

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Guatemala Rly Bridge .
Guatemala: The issues of 1920-1922 - amended 26/10/02

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Guatemala Radio Station .
Guatemala: The 1922 Radio Station Error of Surcharge . . . Published May 2010

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Guyana sheet detail Guyana Millennium Sheetlet - Photomosaic of Banknotes ( including trains )

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Honduras 1898 .
Honduras Rep.: The 1898 issue, including its forgeries and PERMITASE handstamps. Last updated May 2006

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Ulua Bridge 10c .
Honduras Rep.: The Ulua Bridge Issues 1915-1933

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Hong Kong 1987/88 .
Hong Kong: The 1987 $5 & $10 definitives and later printings

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Isle of Man 17p .
Isle of Man: Imprint Dates on 1988-92 Definitives (+ list of booklet panes)

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MLO Tung Ho .
Manchurian Local Overprints on the 39 fen 1945/46. Extensively revised April 2006.

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Mexico-40c.html .
Mexico: The 40c Map and Official Overprints

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Moz. Co. 7c Loco .
Mozambique Company : The Railway Thematics

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NFL-Mills .
Newfoundland: Identifying the Different Printings

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Nicaragua - 1900 5c .

Nicaragua: 1900/02 Momotombo & Train Design and the 1901-05 surcharges

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Nicaragua - 1907 Tele .

Nicaragua: The 1907 Telegraph issue (Momotombo) AND (added 2012) The National and Bluefields Telegraphs of the Railway Ticket type

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Peru 'Trencito' .

Peru: The 1871 5c Train ('Trencito') Amended Nov 2003

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Russia Unissued .

Prepared for use but NOT ISSUED - All World

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Rumburg 50h .

Sudetenland : Overprints on 1938 Czech 50h Steam Train

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Swiss 10c .

Switzerland: Railways on the Definitive issues 1934-1950

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Sivas 1930 .

Turkey: 1930 Sivas Railway issue - Varieties

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1949UPU.html .
UPU 1949: British Empire Omnibus - List of Countries

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