Tristão da CunhaStrangely, during the Second World War, on the remote islands of Tristan da Cunha – a British Overseas Territory and dependency of St. Helena – the islanders actually used the humble potato as a form of currency!

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christmas stampThe management and staff at PostBeeld would like to thank all customers and visitors to our various websites during 2015. We extend festive greetings and hope that 2016 is a happy and healthy year for you all.

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philately on postcardsIn the past there have been many nice postcards printed featuring philately as a subject. Here are some from PostBeeld’s own collection, many of which feature scenes from the Paris stamp market, which has existed since the 1860s. The market is still open three days per week. Have you seen, or do you have, other philately-related postcards? Let us know.

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BootyIn the late 1970s a fascinating series of articles written by Mr. K. Kouwenberg about the history of Stamp Collecting, appeared in the Dutch magazine Philatelie. This series has been the source of inspiration for PostBeeld owner Rob Smit to rewrite the history of stamp collecting in instalments. This is Part 9.

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new-stampsNew stamps appear regularly with a variety of subjects. Below is a selection of recently-published stamps from around the globe.

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Justin LallierIn the late 1970s a fascinating series of articles written by Mr. K. Kouwenberg about the history of Stamp Collecting, appeared in the Dutch magazine Philatelie. This series has been the source of inspiration for PostBeeld owner Rob Smit to rewrite the history of stamp collecting in instalments. This is Part 8.

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