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2015
Apr 13

New stamps (7)

PostEurop stamp Azerbaijan

Day after day new postage stamps are issued depicting a variety of topics. Here are some examples of recently issued stamps featuring a variety of topics.  9,321 total views,  3 views today

Apr 09

Wrong quote on Maya Angelou stamp

Maya Angelou stamp with wrong quote

The United States Postal Service (USPS) unveiled a stamp last Tuesday to honor the late poet Maya Angelou. The presentation was attended by Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Maya Angelou is depicted on this stamp with the quote ‘A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because…Read More

Apr 02

Anchors Aweigh

Ships on First Day Cover

The Cayman Islands Postal Service issued a stamp series entitled ‘Anchors’ in 2013. The stamps feature the anchors of local shipwrecks with illustrations of the ship type. The series highlight the anchors of the Mathusalem (20c), Topsy (25c), Inga (25c), Tofa ($1.50) and Glamis ($2). The first day cover features…Read More

Mar 25

Propaganda stamps

Lenin on stamps

To use postage stamps as propaganda material is not unusual. Many countries have issued these kind of stamps in the past and in all likelihood some will continue to do so in the future. This is certainly the case in times of war, when propaganda can be deployed on all…Read More

Mar 16

Ugly stamps

very ugly Elvis stamps

You have possibly seen certain stamps and wondered: “Who gave the authority for these stamps to be released?” Stamps whose design or illustration is so poor that you think they might even make an amusingly-collectible topic.  13,116 total views,  3 views today

Feb 26

Greek and Roman Gods

colour proofs from Tunisia printed in 1947 which feature the Roman God of fresh water and the sea, Neptune.

Some people are interested in ancient mythology and love the stories handed down through the years about the Gods the Romans and Greeks worshipped. Certain philatelists also collect stamps for this topic and many countries have issued stamps over the years commemorating the Gods.  18,522 total views,  3 views today

Feb 24

Belgian Dinosaurs?

As long ago as 1966, Belgium issued a stamp with a dinosaur on it. Very revolutionary for the time. On May 28 of that year, a stamp was released with a picture of the skeleton of an Iguanodon.  11,314 total views,  4 views today

Feb 17

New Stamps (6)

El-Flaco-Spinetta-postzegel-Argentinië

Day after day new postage stamps are issued depicting a variety of topics. Here are some examples of recently-issued stamps featuring a variety of topics.  9,475 total views,  2 views today

Feb 16

New Catalogue Additions

Michel Stamp catalogues

We have added many more Michel Overseas Catalogues to our extensive existing list, which includes catalogues for Europe as a whole, and some for individual countries (e.g. Germany, Luxemburg, Great Britain, U.S.A. and Russia) and various Topics.  7,477 total views,  2 views today

Jan 14

Celebrating Swedish music industry success

Abba Stamp Sweden

In 1974 the first Swedish group to achieve worldwide success, ABBA, rose to fame after their song Waterloo won the Eurovision song contest. The band went on to become the second best-selling music group of all time with more than 380 million albums and singles sold over the world.  13,442 total…Read More

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