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Dr. Who?

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In 2013 the enduringly-popular British BBC television series "Dr. Who" celebrated its 50th anniversary. And Great Britain's Royal Mail issued many commemorative items that year, including the above booklet with portraits of the first actor to play the part...
Take a close look at these USSR stamps, issued in December 1984 for the New Year celebrations, which depict Moscow's Spasskaya Tower. The tower's clock reads '5 before 12', but the stamp's designer made a mistake by showing six...
The six species of birds on the Garden Birds in the 2019 Netherlands stamp sheetlet are common in the Netherlands. But no matter how "normal" they seem, thanks to illustrator Michelle Dujardin, they come to life on the stamps...
As the second highest value of a stamp series in honour of famous musicians/composers, this stamp from Paraguay appeared on July 1, 1980 with an edition of 35,000 copies. The stamp shows a reproduction of the painting 'Dancers,...

Salvaged Mail

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It was 03:30 on Christmas Day 1954 in driving rain when a British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Boeing 377 Stratocruiser aircraft crashed on landing at Prestwick Airport, Scotland. Twenty-eight of the thirty-six on board were killed. A horrible accident and...
PostBeeld continues daily to add hundreds of new stamps to its vast stock, hopefully with many items of interest to its customer base. Here is a small selection: Vanuatu, the independent island group in the South Pacific Ocean, issued this...
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was an African-American composer pianist and music teacher. Joplin achieved fame for his "ragtime" compositions and was known as the King of Ragtime. During his brief career, he wrote over 100 original ragtime music pieces, one ragtime ballet, and...
Before we continue with this article featuring a selection of 2020 Christmas stamps, I would like to take the opportunity to offer seasonal greetings from all of the staff here at PostBeeld to all readers of the Freestampmagazine and...
This Polish stamp sheet was issued in 1946 with education as its subject. The letters B, I and E in the bottom right corner of the stamps indicate that Poland was then a member of the International Bureau of...

A Greener Link

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The opening of the Ceneri Base Tunnel in December 2020 will mark the completion of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), turning the dream of a flat rail link through the Alps into reality. The NRLA provides...
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