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The fish depicted on the stamp shown, issued in 1965 by Mongolia, is the Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser Baeri). Sturgeons are among the largest fish on Earth, can grow up to eight metres long and weigh...
In June 1803 Admiral Horatio Nelson embarked on HMS Victory as Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean. This was the first year of the Napoleonic Wars and in the period leading up to the decisive 1805 Battle of Trafalgar...
One of the most popular British heroes of the late 19th-century Victorian period was the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873). On one of his expeditions he traversed the country we today know as Malawi. Blantyre, Malawi's second...
Some examples of items recently added to PostBeeld's stock - beginning with a fine stamp sheet from the Isle of Man issued in 1991 to mark the 80th anniversary of the island's annual Tourist Trophy motorcycle races (see also...

Olympic Wonders

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Estonia became independent from Russia in 1918 and first competed as a nation at the VII Olympiad, the 1920 Summer Olympic Games held in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2020 Estonia issued a special pure silver stamp to celebrate the 100th anniversary of...
Part 10 in this series of articles begins in the year 1998 with a stamp commemorating Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919). Madam C.J. Walker created hair-care and cosmetic products, particularly specialising in products for African-American hair. She developed a very...
A stamp issue from the South Arabian postal administration of Aden in 1968 was dedicated to the old and, what might have been considered by its designers in 1968, new wonders of the world. The stamp sheet has two...
The set of definitives shown here was issued in 1903 by Madagascar, a French colony from 1897 to 1958. The stamps' artwork features a Zebu (a cattle breed) a small tree and a Lemur. The tree is the ornamental...

Pro Patria

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Pro Patria, in Latin, means 'for one's country'.  The Pro Patria Association is a Swiss patriotic and charitable association whose aim is to promote Swiss National Day, which now takes place every August, and to collect funds to benefit disadvantaged groups and minorities.  Much of...
Unfriendly dogs can often be hindrance to postmen when delivering mail and although this story doesn't have a particularly happy ending, one medium-size mongrel's memory lives on at America's Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington D.C. In America towards the...
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