In this second part of the story we provide an analysis of the song Bohemian Rhapsody.

Freddie Mercury never really gave a clear explanation about the meaning of the song’s lyrics. The text contains many philosophical and religious elements. According to one of the many theories Bohemian Rhapsody was inspired by the 18th Century book Faust by the German literary writer Goethe in which the main character makes a pact with the devil.

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There’s a philatelic link between the author Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond spy character 007 and a historic bridge in Turkey.

In 2014 the Channel Island Alderney issued a set of stamps entitled “The Life of Ian Fleming”.

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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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Victor Hugo literature on stampThe English Channel island of Guernsey will, on May 6th, issue the beautifully-illustrated stamp set shown below, featuring scenes taken from a book written by a famous author and political exile 150 years ago.

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Maya Angelou stamp with wrong quoteThe United States Postal Service (USPS) unveiled a stamp last Tuesday to honor the late poet Maya Angelou. The presentation was attended by Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Maya Angelou is depicted on this stamp with the quote ‘A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song’. Unfortunately this quote is not one of Angelou’s.

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Hunchback Lady Di stampYou have possibly seen certain stamps and wondered: “Who gave the authority for these stamps to be released?” Stamps whose design or illustration is so poor that you think they might even make an amusingly-collectible topic.

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Alice in Wonderland stampsOne hundred and fifty years ago Lewis Carroll’s classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published. To celebrate this fact Royal Mail will issue on January 6 a ten-stamp sheet depicting the adventures of Alice re-animated by illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith.

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famous stampcollectorsEarlier this year we published a top 10 list of famous stamp collectors, ofcourse this list was just  the tip of the iceberg so we decided to dedicate a new article to this subject. We hope you have as much fun in reading this article as we had in writing it!

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Ian Fleming on 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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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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