The first stamp on which an automobile was pictured is Michel #134 (Scott #296) of the United States from 1901. It was issued for the Pan-American World Exposition, held in Buffalo, New York. The automobile pictured is a so-called Electric Service Vehicle, something we would nowadays call a taxi.
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On July 28th, exacly 100 years after the outbreak of World War I, Royal Mail issues a set of six stamps which commemorate this historical event. These evocative stamps represent the six series themes of Poppy, Poetry, Portraits, War Art, Memorials and Remembrance and Artefacts. The cameo head of The Queen by David Gentleman appears in Royal Mail Red, echoing the colour of poppies, the most poignant symbol of war and remembrance. As ever, they are brought to you in pristine, unmarked condition.
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This month the 101st Tour de France started in Leeds, England. This is the forth time the Tour de France has stages on British soil. Various countries have issued stamps on cycling in general and the Tour de France specifically.
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Every year, PostNL issues a set of stamps entitled ‘The Netherlands and Beyond”. This year’s stampset spotlights and celebrates Japan, a country with which the Netherlands has enjoyed close ties for many centuries. Starting out as trading partners, the two countries have seen their relationship flourish over the years into a rich exchange of knowledge and culture, and it is this exchange that has informed and inspired the new The Netherlands and Beyond: Japan stamp.
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Canadian Post announced the first stamp to be issued in a set honoring Canadian comedians will be of Mike Myers. The nondenominated (85¢) Mike Myers permanent-rate stamp was unveiled June 1 on the CBS Sunday Morning show during an interview about the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, which Myers directed.
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In about every two months, German catalogue publisher Schwaneberger Verlag, comes up with new Michel Stampcatalogues. Because of the variety of different Michel stampcatalogues that exist, we made a clear overview of Michel catalogues with the date of issue. Also for the upcoming releases!
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