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Mixed Issue

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Below you see a 4-value commemorative issue from Switzerland in 1959 was topic-mixed. The 5c stamp was issued to mark the opening in July of that year, of the new Transport Museum in Lucerne. Among other interesting...
For Christmas 1983 and also to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Italian artist and architect Raphael (1483-1520), the postal administration of the British Crown Colony of Gibraltar issued a series in November 1983,...
Gibraltar produced stamps in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the inaugural flight of the supersonic aircraft "Concorde". The Concorde was designed and built by four collaborating companies, two in the United Kingdom - British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce...

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.
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