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Mar 08

Black Heritage – Part 13

The USPS Black Heritage stamp series issue for 2010 featured Oscar Micheaux. He was an author, film director, screenwriter, and producer who between 1919 and 1948 wrote, produced, directed, and distributed more than 45 films for African-American audiences. He would hire black writers and actors for his films so that…Read More

Mar 01

Andorra

The Principality of Andorra is the only country in the world with two foreign postal organisations in the same country – the French and Spanish postal services. Andorra is a tiny independent country, situated in the Pyrennees, bordered by Spain and France. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest-altitude capital…Read More

Feb 22

Switzerland – Pro Juventute

The charitable foundation Pro Juventute was set up in Switzerland in 1912. It is dedicated to supporting the rights and needs of Swiss children and youth. Since 1912 (with the exception of 1914, the year the First World War began), the Swiss postal authority has produced stamps annually to support the work…Read More

Feb 15

Year of the Tiger

This commemorative miniature sheet features an illustration by Chinese artist Wang Huming. The miniature sheet seen here, issued by Jersey Post, shows two tiger cubs playing with their mother. The Chinese hanzi (written character) for Tiger is featured in the background at the bottom right of the stamp. The narrative…Read More

Feb 08

Stamp Errors Part 17 – Bill and Ben

First issued by the US postal Service in December 1993, the Legends of the West stamps shown here promised to be a very popular set. But one incorrect image made it one of the most infamous errors in American postal history. The stamp within the four pointers honoured Bill Pickett,…Read More

Feb 01

Track & Trace Bar Code Stamps, the Future?

1st ClassLetter 1st ClassLarge Letter 2nd ClassLetter 2nd ClassLarge Letter Great Britain 2022 Following a successful national trial Great Britain’s Royal Mail will now be adding unique barcodes to all of its regular ‘everyday’ Definitive and Christmas stamps. Each barcoded stamp will have a digital twin and the two will…Read More

Jan 25

Recently Added to Stock

Great Britain’s Royal Mail has produced some fantastic new products celebrating the career of the Rolling Stones, including 12 stamps. The images on the stamp sheet here capture The Rolling Stones at their energetic best at various big concerts over the years, within a special souvenir pack featuring the band’s…Read More

Jan 20

Nurses – They’re Invaluable

“Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people” (credit: International Council of Nurses). Recognising the importance of the…Read More

Jan 04

Black Heritage – Part 12

The 2006 stamp in the United States Black Heritage series featured Hattie McDaniel (1893-1952). She was an actress, often playing housemaids and other stereotypical roles. She appeared in more than ninety films. For her role of the house servant Mammy in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel…Read More

2021
Dec 22

Happy Christmas

It’s that time of year again and on behalf of all the staff at PostBeeld here in The Netherlands I would like to sincerely thank you for visiting these pages and to all clients of PostBeeld I wish you a very happy Christmas. Each year we feature a small selection…Read More

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