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Irish author Bram (Abraham) Stoker, who was born in a coastal suburb of Dublin in 1847, was the man responsible for creating one of the most famous characters in literature - Count Dracula. The book Dracula was first published...
Marinus van der Lubbe from Leiden in Holland was the first Dutch victim of Nazi Germany. He was sentenced to death for setting fire to the Reichstag parliament building in Berlin. Van der Lubbe was guillotined on January 10,...
On 15 December 2013, following a period of mourning, the world said its final goodbyes to South Africa’s global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Watched by millions of viewers on television screens throughout the world, Madiba was laid to rest...
Thailand issued a special memorial stamp for H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi, or formly known as Phra-ong-chao Krisdapinihan, was the 17th child or the 8th son of His Majesty King Mongkut (Rama IV) and Chao Chom Manda Klin. H.R.H. Prince...
MaltaPost has released a stamp in a joint issue with Israel. The subject of the stamp features “The Knights Hospitaller Halls” as a theme common to both countries. The two countries share a common connection as, at some stage,...
“Unbought and Unbossed.” That was the slogan of maverick politician Shirley Chisholm, who shattered barriers, spoke her mind, stood up for the disadvantaged, and in 1968 became the first black woman ever elected to Congress. The Shirley Chisolm Stamp is...
Today, 55 years ago, was the day of the fatal plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane crash took the life of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, the pilot Roger Peterson and The Big Bopper. Buddy Holly set the template for...
Peppa Pig, the Wombles and the Magic roundabout are just a few of the TV shows coming to life this year with the Royal Mail classic children's TV stamps. 12 Mint Stamps , each one featuring original images from our...
China has as many as 140 recorded dinosaur species, representing one-sixth of the world's total, and is recognised as a major dinosaur region. This stamp issue features six Chinese dinosaurs: Daxiatitan binglingi, Microraptor gui, Lufengosaurus magnus, Tuojiangosaurus multispinus, Protoceratops...
Stamps and PostBeeld belong together. More than 25 people work here every day dealing with everything concerning stamps. The accompanying photo report gives a peek behind the scenes of the PostBeeld office in Haarlem. The PostBeeld-photo report We begin on the...
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