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Canada Post is planning to change Canada's postal system from home delivery to what are known as "community mailboxes" — metal, multi-slot structures already in use at the ends of many suburban streets. Under the plan, which Canada Post...
On this day in 1931, Thomas Edison submitted his last patent, a patent for a device with which you can hold an article to be electroplated. The first great invention developed by Edison in Menlo Park was the tin foil...
On the 4th of December 2013 Japan Post launched the fourth issue of Constellation series, which aims to promote both fields of letter culture and natural science. The stamps depict ten signs of constellation often seen in winter: Aries, Taurus,...
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On December 27th, 1871, the World's first official public Cat Show was held at the Crystal Palace exhibition centre in London. Unfortunately, the magnificent cast-iron and glass building  was destroyed by fire in 1936. Have a look at all the...
A new biography of British King, George V, which focuses on his obsession with stamps, is the first book on a philatelic subject to be published on Kindle. The book, 'George V’s Obsession – a king and his stamps',...
The history behind today's item is fascinating and too involved to post the whole story here. Briefly, this stamp from Zanzibar was first issued in 1896, some months after the Sultan of Zanzibar, Seyyid Hamed-bin-Thwain, whose portrait appears on...
Charles Robert Darwin, British naturalist and author of Origin of Species, died on April 19th, 1882 at the age of 73.  His five-year scientific research voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist and publication of his...
In 1934, Italy hosted - and were eventual winners - the Football World Cup. They defeated Czechoslovakia in the final after extra time was played. Four years later they again won the final of the competition, this time held...
Many countries issue stamps annually featuring famous people. This is a very popular topic for many philatelists. In 2008 Great Britain released this set featuring six British women who campaigned and worked hard to improve conditions for women. If...

Unsafe stamps USA

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The United States Postal Service (USPS, which is heavily in debt) is destroying an entire run of stamps because the activities illustrated on three of the stamps in the fifteen stamp series have been deemed unsafe by the Presidential...
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