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Lake Baikal

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Lake Baikal (15K stamp above) is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world,...
The artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) at one time actually worked nights sorting mail at the USPS. He filled notebooks with sketches of envelope shapes and folds, which served as 'ready-made' sources for his abstract compositions seen here. The fate of...
On January 13, 1983, the Deutsche Bundespost issued a series of four values ​​for Berlin under the title 'Historic Berlin Street Pumps'. It was only after the stamps' release that the Berlin Water Works company noticed that something was...
The subject for the 2020 Europa postage stamps was Ancient Postal Routes, a very interesting issue for the collector. Russia produced the first example we show here. The oldest Russian regular postal service between Arkhangelsk and Moscow was launched...
Continuing with our series of articles regarding the U.S. Post "Black Heritage" series of stamps we begin with the 1979 stamp featuring Martin Luther King (born 1929 - assassinated 1968). Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Christian minister and...
PostBeeld continues daily to add hundreds of new stamps to its vast stock, hopefully with many items of interest to its customer base. Among the additions are many great examples from Liberia, Guyana, Portugal, Poland, Albania and The Maldives....

Chinese New Year

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2021 is the Year of the Ox for the Chinese. Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is probably the most important festival in China, similarly as important as Christmas to the western...

Global Challenge

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The year 2006 was declared the International Year of Deserts and Desertification by the United Nations General Assembly. Several countries issued stamps that year in an effort to raise awareness of the problem of increased desertification in the world. In the words...

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...
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