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2022
Jul 01

PostBeeld’s Auctions Are Here!

From today, September 16th 2022, PostBeeld’s Auction section is live on its website. The Auction section features many special items not normally found in our webshop. Some examples being: Abnormalities and misprints Proofs Imperforated stamps Personal stamps Postal history Postal items Special postmarks Small collections Blocks of four and stamp…Read More

Sep 27

AUCTION INFORMATION

It is still possible to place bids for items in the very first PostBeeld philatelic auction. The auction, with almost 800 lots, ends on October 1. After that, a new auction will follow every month. This first auction contains many special lots and with stamps from more than 100 different…Read More

Aug 30

“Sitting Helvetia”

A specialised world stamp exhibition, with FIP (Fédération Internationale de Philatélie) Patronage and FEPA (Federation of European Philatelic Associations) recognition, was held in May 2022 to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the “Sitting Helvetia”, the first perforate Swiss stamp and the first to bear the title Helvetia, still used today. organised by the Swiss…Read More

Aug 25

Bloody Mosquitoes

August 20th marks the day in 1897 when the British physician Ronald Ross confirmed that the female anopheles mosquito transmitted malaria to humans. Each year that day August is commemorated as World Mosquito Day. Dr. Ross’s research and discovery earned him a Nobel Prize for Medicine. His discovery laid the groundwork for…Read More

Aug 16

Recently Added to Stock

The artist responsible for the images on these stamps from Curacao, Mirjam Griffioen, loves to paint animals and she finds goats particularly interesting. Goats, like many other grazing mammals, have horizontal eye pupils that allow their eyes to stay level with the horizon when they bend their heads down to…Read More

Aug 03

An Unusual Subject?

Excuse my ignorance but I’d never heard of Underwater Orienteering before I came across the stamps featured here! Organised in bodies of open water over courses of various shapes and distances it is a combination of underwater diving and orienteering. The sport was developed in the Soviet Union during the…Read More

Jul 25

Malta’s Old Buses

The origin of the Maltese bus service dates back to 1905. The buses were often owner-driven, thereby fostering a friendly rivalry leading to the heavily-customised buses endearing themselves to the public at large. Unfortunately, age took its toll on a good number of these buses thereby bringing about their replacement…Read More

Jul 12

The Orient Express

For railway enthusiasts 12 December 2009 was a sad day, as EuroNight sleeper train 469 Orient Express left Strasbourg on its final overnight run to Vienna. And so the name Orient Express disappeared from official European railway timetables after 126 years. The first stamps seen here were issued by Serbia and celebrate the 125th anniversary…Read More

Jun 22

Wimbledon Tennis

It began with an announcement in the English leisure magazine The Field on 9 June 1877 that “The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, propose to hold a lawn tennis meeting, open to all amateurs, on Monday July 9th and following days”. However, women were excluded and a…Read More

Jun 14

Black Heritage – Part 14

We begin with the year 2014 in Part 14 of the Black Heritage stamp series with Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005). Known for her ability to break down long-standing barriers, she was never afraid to speak her mind and always supported the disadvantaged. She became the first black woman to be elected…Read More

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