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May 05

Yoga Stamps

The first stamp in this article has a portrait of Paramahansa Yogananda (born 1893–died 1952). He was an Indian Hindu monk, yogi and guru. He was sent by his lineage to America in 1920 to spread the teachings of yoga to the West, to prove the unity between Eastern and Western…Read More

Apr 26

Stamp Errors Part 14 – Albania Gone Wrong?

The country name on Albanian stamps has changed many times over the years – in 1937 it was written SHQIPNI and in 1939 it was called SHQIPTARE. The Albanian language, called ‘shqip‘ or ‘shqipe‘ by Albanians, is of interest to linguists because, as a descendant of the extinct Illyrian tongue, it is the only…Read More

Apr 14

Black Heritage – Part 8

Continuing with our series of articles regarding the U.S. Post “Black Heritage” series of stamps we begin with James W. Johnson (1871-1938) who was featured on the 1988 Black Heritage stamp. As a lawyer, he became the first black man to be admitted to the Florida Bar. As an educator,…Read More

Apr 07

Recently Added to Stock

Here’s a small sample of stamps from the thousands added to PostBeeld’s vast stock in the last weeks. The lighthouses featured on these 1989 stamps from Taiwan are, from left to right: the Tungyin Tao Lighthouse, Oluan Pi Lighthouse, Yuweng Tao Lighthouse and the Yeh Liu Light-pillar.  3,418 total views,  5 views…Read More

Mar 23

Lake Baikal

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, containing 22–23% of the world’s fresh surface water.  1,725 total views,  3 views…Read More

Mar 17

Art for Everyone via the USPS

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.  1,821 total views,  1 views today

Mar 10

Stamp Errors Part 13 – The Mistaken Pump

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 wrong on one of these stamps, namely the value of 60…Read More

Mar 03

Europa Stamps 2020 – Ancient Postal Routes

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 under the rule of Peter the Great in 1693. The postal…Read More

Feb 23

Black Heritage – Part 7

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 desegregation activist, and played a leading role in the Civil Rights…Read More

Feb 17

Recently Added to Stock

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. Here is a small selection: Issued by Liberia in 2001 is…Read More

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