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2019
Apr 18

Hanse Across the Sea

The Hanseatic League, or Hanse, was formed as a northern European trading organisation, founded in the middle of the twelfth century in the north German city of Lubeck and continued as a powerful force for around 500 years. It grew to comprise a network of around 200 trading cities as…Read More

Apr 09

Mr. Bean – No, not that one! – Continued

Coffee is second only to oil as the most-traded commodity in the world.   As mentioned in the previous article, Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world. Coffee is also an important agricultural product for the economy of many Central and South American countries and various islands in…Read More

Apr 01

Manx and the Speed Kings – Part Two, Irish Winners

In the above photo (acc. Agljones) is Irishman Michael Dunlop (see at bottom of article), and continuing with the theme of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle races, the four riders shown on the stamps issued by Ireland in 1996 were all born on the Emerald Isle. The 32c stamp…Read More

Mar 25

Mr. Bean – No, not that one!

Was the first Mr. Bean actually a ninth-century Ethiopian goatherd Named Kaldi? There is a fabled story that he discovered coffee when he noticed how excited his goats became after eating the beans from a coffee plant. It is now estimated that about two billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide…Read More

Mar 18

Going Wild in New Zealand

The beauty of New Zealand is undisputed by those fortunate enough to have visited the country. Indeed, in 2010 NZ Post issued a lovely 25-value mini-sheet depicting some of the highlights to be seen on the country's North and South Islands. The sheet is entitled "A Slice of Heaven". (more…)

Mar 07

Recently Added to Stock

Small selection of stamps recently added to PostBeeld's stock: Austria 2018, woven textile stamp with Tyrolean hat. (more…)

Mar 04

The History of Stamp Collecting Part 31 – Philately instead of Timbrology

In the late 1970s a fascinating series of articles written by Mr. K. Kouwenberg about the history of Stamp Collecting, appeared in the Dutch magazine Philatelie. This series has been the source of inspiration for PostBeeld owner Rob Smit to rewrite the history of stamp collecting in instalments. This is…Read More

Feb 12

Manx and the Speed Kings – Part One

Each summer a small island in the Irish Sea becomes the focus of motorcycling enthusiasts from around the world. The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency between Great Britain and Ireland. The island is about 32 miles long and, at its widest, 14 miles wide. It has…Read More

Feb 12

Looking back

The 1970s was a prominent period of large scale socio-political change and counterculture during which people felt increasingly at-ease to express themselves through music, fashion and leisure pursuits and this was no different in the Channel Island, Jersey. The six-stamp souvenir sheet above, recently issued by the island, explore aspects…Read More

Feb 05

The History of Stamp Collecting Part 30 – William P. Brown

In the late 1970s a fascinating series of articles written by Mr. K. Kouwenberg about the history of stamp collecting, appeared in the Dutch magazine Philatelie. This series has been the source of inspiration for PostBeeld owner Rob Smit to rewrite the history of stamp collecting in instalments. This is…Read More

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