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 35, England in 1866.

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The city of Appeldoorn in Holland has, aside from other interesting attractions, a fine museum which currently has an exhibition called Paper Art. One of the exhibitors whose work is featured is Dutch artist Erik van Maarschalkerwaard. He has on display many creations featuring postage stamps, some of which are shown here.

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kopjeAs loyal followers of Dutch model Doutzen Kroes on Instagram  we’ spotted a post on which she shows a Dutch stamp with her likeness. Is this a possibility??

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After seeming to have disappeared from the face of the earth for 61 years, after one of the most notorious crimes in philatelic history, one of the most famous postage stamps in the world has resurfaced. A block of four Inverted Jenny stamps was stolen from its exhibition frame during the American Philatelic Society convention in Norfolk, Virginia in 1955.

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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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New postage 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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New stamps 2015New stamps appear regularly with a variety of subjects. Below is a selection of recently-published stamps from around the globe.

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New issued stampsDay 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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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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dinosaur stamp belgium 2015As long ago as 1966, Belgium issued a stamp with a dinosaur on it. Very revolutionary for the time. On May 28 of that year, a stamp was released with a picture of the skeleton of an Iguanodon.

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