Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens

Moens began collecting stamps from his family's mail as a boy in Tournai. He was the son of Colette Blangenois and Phillipe Moens, a soldier. Continue reading

First stamp dealer of record

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a bookseller of Brussels, Belgium, is the first stamp dealer of record, when began his philately business circa 1855. Continue reading

Ice Hockey Game played with similar rules as today…

Two teams from Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment played an ice hockey game using similar rules as today, except they played their game in 1855 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading

Self Propelled Rotary Cultivator, a Canadian Invention

Robert Romaine, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, developed/invented the self propelled rotary Cultivator in 1855. Continue reading