Do you recognise the young man above? He is someone who has already been recognised in the world of postage stamps for his achievements. Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, still only 26 years old, is a three-time World Champion of chess. He won his first world title in 2013, becoming the second-youngest ever to win that competition.

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Muhammad Ali postage stampThree times heavyweights world champion boxing Muhammad Ali died last week at age 74. With 56 winnings out of 61 matches, he is considered to be the greatest boxer of all time by many people. Ali was also famous for his quotes that were everything but modest.

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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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Mascots on stampsWe know Olympic Games stamps are a popular theme for many stamp collectors and as our parent company, PostBeeld (postbeeld.com), has recently added many stamps on this subject to its stock thought this article about Olympic Games mascots might be of interest to some. The first Olympic mascot, though not official, was named “Schuss” and was born at the Grenoble Olympic Winter Games in 1968. Representing a little man on skis, half-way between an object and a person, it was the first manifestation of a long line of mascots which continue to this day.

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New stamp issuesDay after day new postage stamps are issued depicting a variety of topics. Here are some examples of recently-issued stamps featuring a variety of topics.

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Stamp goofsWherever people work, mistakes will be made. The business of postage stamp design is no exception. Many stamps have been issued with design flaws or flaws of a different nature. And these are of great interest to many collectors. Below we illustrate where some stamp designers have used what might be called ‘artistic licence’.

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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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New StampsDay 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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Tour The FranceThis 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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