In 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 36 – Jacqueline Caurat.

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Long before the days of kids spending hours glued to their Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox computer gaming consoles, stamp collecting was an extremely popular hobby for children. Postage stamp issuing authorities around the World constantly release stamps aimed at the young or young at heart.

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PostBeeld is the largest stampshop with a wide variety of stamps in stock. Every day new stamps are added to PostBeeld’s stock. Here’s an example of some stamps that have recently been added.

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Monty Python stamp Great BritainIt’s often said that it is good for your health to laugh. This article is dedicated to some of the most popular comedy talents that have entertained and amused people worldwide AND have been depicted on postage stamps.

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Chaplin postage stampIt’s often said that it is good for your health to laugh. This article is dedicated to some of the most popular comedy talents that have entertained and amused people worldwide AND have been depicted on postage stamps.

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science fiction on stampsScience fiction is a popular subject for books, television series and feature films. For a lot of people it’s also a great subject to build up a thematic stampcollection because over the years a lot of beautiful stamps with this topic  have been issued .

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Mike Myers on stamp CanadaCanadian 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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famous stampcollectorsOn our forum we received a good question from a reader, who asked for information about famous people known to be stamp collectors. This gave us the idea of producing a ‘Top Ten’ of famous collectors . After some research I came up with the following:

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Classic Children's TV Stamp Set Great Britain 2014Peppa Pig, the Wombles and the Magic roundabout are just a few of the TV shows coming to life this year with the Royal Mail classic children’s TV stamps.
12 Mint Stamps , each one featuring original images from our chosen TV programmes. Made even more charming and collectable by the fact that each character is breaking out of the standard stamp format.

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