Karl Marx stampChemnitz, located in the German state of Saxony was, after Leipzig and Dresden, the largest city in the former German Democratic Republic (DDR). Chemnitz was a major railway junction and heavily bombed in the Second World War. From May 10, 1953 until May 31, 1990 the city was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt.

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Ice hockey stamp Canada 2014Day after day new postage stamps are issued depicting a variety of topics. Below you can find a selection of these releases from the whole world.

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Soccer or Football on stampsThe popularity of the sport of Association Football, more commonly known nowadays as football or soccer, grows and grows. Today the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup tournament is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and is contested by the men’s national teams from the 208 Member Associations of FIFA.

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Award winning stampJuries of professionals have recognized three Finnish stamp designs with awards in international design competitions in September and October 2014. The awards were given to Sanna Mander’s kantele stamp design for National Instruments and to Christmas Hug and Orchid, both designed by Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu.

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War is over newspaper heading Washington TimesThe 11th of November marks a special day in World history. It was at 11 a.m. on that day 96 years ago that an agreement came into force that officially ended the First World War. The agreement, which was signed in a railway carriage, was called the Armistice of Compiègne, after the location in France where leaders of the warring parties had gathered to put an end to the fighting that had caused so much death and devastation since the start of hostilities in 1914.

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Children Camp Stamps North KoreaNorth Korea recently issued a few stamps that caught our attention. The first, pictured here, showing a group of seemingly happy, sportily-clad children flocking admiringly around the great leader Kim Jong-un. Such a scene on a North Korean stamp is not very unique of course – it was the text printed in the bottom right-hand corner of the stamp sheet that made us curious.

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Paul PuvillandThere is a big chance that you’ve seen the work of the French Engraver/Comic Artist/ Stamp Designer Paul Puvilland, who has been responsible for a lot of stampdesigns over the years. We have contacted Paul to ask him some questions about stampdesign.

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