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Jun 07

Stamps in Stamps and the LZ-127

In 1981 Mongolia issued a set of stamps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the German LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship polar flight. The special feature of the set is Arctic fauna, with the inclusion of copies of stamps issued by Germany and the Soviet Union in 1931, the year of…Read More

May 31

Black Heritage – Part 9

Continuing with our series of articles regarding the U.S. Post “Black Heritage” series of stamps we have reached the year 1994 when Allison Davis (1902-1983) was featured on the 1994 Black Heritage stamp.  6,193 total views,  7 views today

May 25

Going Cuckoo

Cuckoos are just one of around 127 species of birds that make up the family Cuculidae. These birds are mostly tropical in distribution, but some species also breed in the temperate zones. Many species are parasitic breeders, laying their eggs in the nests of other species of birds. Species of…Read More

May 17


In 2016, to celebrate the festive season, Isle of Man Post Office issued an extremely colourful set of six Christmas stamps. The attractive designs give clues to the famous stories depicted on the stamps and pay tribute to one of the great Christmas traditions in the United Kingdom – pantomime,…Read More

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.  6,019 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.  3,888 total views,  7 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.  4,142 total views,  5 views today

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