Quite often when browsing stamps I come across items regarding certain people or subjects of which I previously had no knowledge. But that’s part of the fascination of stamp collecting as a hobby – it can be both intriguing and educational at the same time. This is a continuation of articles featuring the U.S.A. stamp series entitled “Black Heritage”.
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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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In 2014 the Channel Island Alderney issued a set of stamps entitled “The Life of Ian Fleming”.
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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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Stamps whose design or illustration is so poor that you think they might even make an amusingly-collectible topic.
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We hope you have as much fun in reading this article as we had in writing it!
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Below you can find a selection of these releases from the whole world.
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