Greece: Lord Byron

A 1924 Greek stamp issue commemorates the death centenary of Lord Byron, the quintessentially English poet – why would Greece wish to commemorate an English poet specifically? The answer reveals the interesting history of one of the first international celebrities, a political influencer and an individual with a complex and sometimes troubled personality. Lord ByronContinue reading “Greece: Lord Byron”

Greece: A Blot on Proceedings

Articulating political sentiment through postage stamps has been common theme throughout philatelic history and continues to this day. In some cases this is blatant – imperial and propaganda stamps of the early twentieth centre immediately spring to mind. In other cases, it’s more subtle as is evident in the featured image of a 2.5dr stampContinue reading “Greece: A Blot on Proceedings”