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Apr 23

Stamp Errors, Part 4 – The Fosbury Flop

This 2 Rials Ajman single value is part of a stamp series released on December 15, 1968 in honour of gold medallists at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico. This particular stamp is dedicated to the man who won the high jump competition gold medal, Richard ‘Dick’ Fosbury.  1,349 total views,…Read More

Apr 16

Stamps Recognising the Battle with Covid-19

Iran has issued a postage stamp to honour its medical workers battling with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in that country. The stamp has the inscription “National Heroes” in English on the lower left of the main image.   2,092 total views,  1 views today

Apr 14

The Gull Spreads its Wings Again

The 1924 flying pigeon stamp is one of the icons of Dutch postal history. An equally special precursor appeared three years earlier: the airmail stamp with the seagull. This bird comes to life again almost a hundred years later on the Netherlands Stamp Day 2019 stamp sheetlet.  1,036 total views,  1 views…Read More

Apr 09

Stamp Errors, Part 3 – The Triple Bob – One Man Missing?

In February 1968, the Kingdom of Yemen issued a series of stamps depicting sports events at the Xth Winter Olympics in Grenoble in 1968.  2,249 total views,  445 views today

Apr 04

Old/New Zealanders – Part 2

The Māori people brought the beginnings of their art with them from their ancient homeland in Polynesia when they migrated to New Zealand more than 1,000 years ago and they developed those beginnings to new plateaus over successive generations. Wood carving was the primary art form but it was just…Read More

Mar 31

Stamp Errors, Part 2 – The Wrong Dietmar

In anticipation of the football World Cup due to be held in Germany in 1974, a series of stamps featuring famous players from that period was issued in Paraguay on October 8, 1973. However one stamp, the value of 0.30 Guarani, contained a mistake.  1,581 total views,  1 views today

Mar 25

Recently Added to Stock

Shown below is a small selection from the thousands of new stamps added to PostBeeld’s stock recently. A 1956 stamp showing the provinces of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan that came together to form modern Libya in 1951. We have added many more stamps from Libya.  1,261 total views,  1 views today

Mar 19


The thematic collector of mushroom/fungi stamps has an amazing choice of stamps to seek out. It is thought that there are around 10,000 known varieties of mushrooms, with experts predicting possibly thousands more undetected. Here are some fine examples of mushroom stamps:  2,040 total views,  1 views today

Mar 16

Stamp Errors, Part 1 – Three Wrong and One Right

This is Part 1 of a new series featuring stamp errors. The first stamps we talk about were issued by the Republic of Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, 500 miles east of the Philippines and 2,000 miles south of Tokyo, forming the westernmost part of the Caroline…Read More

Mar 09

Hidden Messages

If you think this is just a normal picture of a red fox you are mistaken. There is more to the image than that seen at first glance. Over the years the United States Postal Service has issued more than 40 stamps containing hidden words/images that require a specially-produced ‘Stamp…Read More

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