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Jan 25

Recently Added to Stock

Great Britain’s Royal Mail has produced some fantastic new products celebrating the career of the Rolling Stones, including 12 stamps. The images on the stamp sheet here capture The Rolling Stones at their energetic best at various big concerts over the years, within a special souvenir pack featuring the band’s…Read More

Jan 20

Nurses – They’re Invaluable

“Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people” (credit: International Council of Nurses). Recognising the importance of the…Read More

Jan 04

Black Heritage – Part 12

The 2006 stamp in the United States Black Heritage series featured Hattie McDaniel (1893-1952). She was an actress, often playing housemaids and other stereotypical roles. She appeared in more than ninety films. For her role of the house servant Mammy in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel…Read More

Dec 22

Happy Christmas

It’s that time of year again and on behalf of all the staff at PostBeeld here in The Netherlands I would like to sincerely thank you for visiting these pages and to all clients of PostBeeld I wish you a very happy Christmas. Each year we feature a small selection…Read More

Dec 14


There are approximately 30 to 40 recognised cat breeds and the cat is one of the most popular household pets. This article features some cat breeds portrayed on stamps over the three-year period 2019-2021. We begin with 2019 Angola stamps showing (left to right) the Russian Blue, Siamese, Japanese Bobtail…Read More

Nov 25

Recently Added to Stock

Some very fine examples of stamps from China, Estonia, United States of America, Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago and Sarawak recently added to PostBeeld’s vast stock: The first stamps here commemorate the 50th anniversary of China’s People’s Liberation Army, the armed forces of the People’s Republic of China, founded in 1927.…Read More

Nov 16

Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees

The front cover of this recently issued Isle of Man presentation pack shows singer, songwriter and producer Sir Barry Gibb at the Glastonbury Festival, England (June 25, 2017) photographed by Samir Hussein/Redferns. With more than five decades at the top of the music industry, from the Bee Gees in the 1960s…Read More

Nov 10

Advertising Belgium

In the period beweeen the two World Wars, particularly during the reign of King Albert I, Belgium produced many stamp pairs that included an advertisement (“Timbres-Publicitie”). Here at PostBeeld we have some great examples and also a large stock of very interesting stamps from Belgium. The pairs seen above advertise…Read More

Oct 26

Stamp Errors Part 16 – Wrong Flag of Italy

A series of 42 stamps featuring flags of 21 countries was issued in 1951 by Korea. They were produced to recognise assistance provided by those 21 countries during the three-year Korean War. Armed forces were sent from 16 United Nations countries, including a large contingent from the United States. Five…Read More

Oct 20

Black Heritage – Part 11

Part 11 in this series of Black Heritage stamp articles begins in the year 2002 with poet, journalist and author Langston Hughes (1902-1967). He was just eighteen years old when he composed his first – and best known – poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” Hughes was an important figure in…Read More

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