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The artist responsible for the images on these stamps from Curacao, Mirjam Griffioen, loves to paint animals and she finds goats particularly interesting. Goats, like many other grazing mammals, have horizontal eye pupils that allow their eyes to stay...
Excuse my ignorance but I'd never heard of Underwater Orienteering before I came across the stamps featured here! Organised in bodies of open water over courses of various shapes and distances it is a combination of underwater diving and...
The origin of the Maltese bus service dates back to 1905. The buses were often owner-driven, thereby fostering a friendly rivalry leading to the heavily-customised buses endearing themselves to the public at large. Unfortunately, age took its toll on...
For railway enthusiasts 12 December 2009 was a sad day, as EuroNight sleeper train 469 Orient Express left Strasbourg on its final overnight run to Vienna. And so the name Orient Express disappeared from official European railway timetables after 126 years. The first stamps...
The hammer will soon be going down for specialised and passionate collectors as PostBeeld intends to introduce an Auction section on its website in a few months' time! The Auction section will feature many special items not normally found...
It began with an announcement in the English leisure magazine The Field on 9 June 1877 that "The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, propose to hold a lawn tennis meeting, open to all amateurs, on Monday...
We begin with the year 2014 in Part 14 of the Black Heritage stamp series with Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005). Known for her ability to break down long-standing barriers, she was never afraid to speak her mind and always supported...
The 2022 Royal Mail stamp miniature sheet seen here is a compilation of various stamp issues designed by a very special man - David Gentleman, the most prolific and influential stamp designer in UK philatelic history. Below are the...
Here we have a small selection of items recently added to PostBeeld's vast stock. We kick off with these se-tenant PHILEXAFRIQUE '85 stamps from Central African Republic issued for the exhibition held in Lomé, Togo, in 1985. Great set of Cook...
The iconic stamp shown here, issued by the United States of America in 1948, features Palomar Observatory, located atop Palomar Mountain in north San Diego County, California. Conceived of nearly 100 years ago, the observatory has been in continuous...
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