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Hitting the Target

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The amazing variety of subjects featured on postage stamps is often a source of fascination for the collector and the stamp set shown here is a prime example. I would love to know the story behind the...
The normally careful and precise Swiss postal administration made a mistake with one of the stamps from the series "Constellations and Landscapes" which ran from 1982-86. The stamp, issued in 1983, shows what...
Below is a small selection of stamps recently added to PostBeeld's vast stock. Stamps from Kenya (1981) commemorating the International Year for Disabled Persons and also from Kenya (1978) a set of "Road Safety"...
This is a continuation of articles featuring the U.S.A. stamp series entitled "Black Heritage". I thoroughly recommend further research of the lives of the persons featured in this series of articles.

Aussie Birds

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The stamps in this 2020 Australia Post issue show six species of bird that have been officially proclaimed as emblems of an Australian state or territory. Featured in the designs are artworks from British ornithologist John Gould’s...

Dark Times

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To commemorate the eclipse of the sun on 21 August 2017, Alderney Post in that year issued six special thermochromic stamps featuring six coastal locations in the world which experienced a partial eclipse.
A recent issue by Swiss Post shows two images not visible to the naked eye that relate to common garden flowers. A microscopic factor of nearly 3,000x was necessary to display the invisible scenery on this stamp.
Quite often when browsing stamps I come across items regarding certain people or subjects of which I previously had no knowledge. But that’s part of the fascination of stamp collecting as a hobby – it can be...
Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers is the title of a painting by Edgar Degas shown on a stamp in a series featuring famous composers with artwork by Degas, issued by Paraguay in 1980.
The railway has played an incredibly important part in the lives of billions of people over the years. The first public railway which used only steam locomotives all the time, the Liverpool...
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