Paper Heritage :
Articles on Railway Thematics

Whereas traditional collecting can often be achieved with one or two specialized catalogues for one's chosen area, this is rarely the case for thematic collectors who wish to go further than the basic information present in the majority of thematic catalogues.

In producing our articles, we have sought either to provide information which is not readily available or to provide assistance with areas of railway philately which typical thematic catalogues, with their simplified listings, sometimes list in ways which are hard to follow. We hope you find the articles useful.

Please click on the article descriptions (NOT on the images). Each article will open in a new tab, so as to keep this index page readily available to you.
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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. Eisenbahner Witwen Etiketten

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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 Tobacco Tax Ecuador : 1920-1946 : Tobacco Tax Locomotive revenues used for Postage & Obligatory Tax

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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 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 - completely reworked and re-written May 2018.

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

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