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Jan 12

New stamps (5)

Horse stamps Australia

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.  10,392 total views,  2 views today

Jan 06

The crown doesn’n fit

Crown of the British House of Windsor

In 2014, The Netherlands issued stamps featuring its newly-crowned king, Willem-Alexander.  But something didn’t quite fit on the stamps – and I’m not talking about the size of the new king’s head.  8,109 total views,  2 views today

Dec 30

Adventurous new issue

Alice in Wonderland stamps Royal Mail 2015

One hundred and fifty years ago Lewis Carroll’s classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published. To celebrate this fact Royal Mail will issue on January 6 a ten-stamp sheet depicting the adventures of Alice re-animated by illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith.  8,459 total views,  1 views today

Dec 26

Great Britain Christmas 2014 Miniature Sheet

Great Britain Christmas Stamps 2014

Issued in November, this festive miniature stamp sheet issued by Great Britain features stamps on a snowy background, illustrated by Andrew Bannecker. Notably, this is the first miniature sheet to feature a tear-off barcode strip, which you can either retain or easily remove.  7,804 total views,  1 views today

Dec 25

The First Christmas Stamps?

first christmas stamp

On December 7, 1898, Canada Post issued a stamp to commemorate the uniform postage rate that would be valid throughout the British Empire. A beautiful stamp displaying in red on a world map all areas belonging to the Empire. An Empire where the sun never set.  16,984 total views,  3 views today

Dec 24

Bus Parcel Stamps

Bus parcel stamps 1949

Bus parcel stamps were introduced in Finland on January 1st, 1949. They were issued by the Finnish Post Office for use on parcels carried on motor coach services (including private companies).  10,296 total views,  1 views today

Dec 17

What’s so special about these stamps?

Red Cross stamps Denmark closeup

Issued in 1966 by Denmark as Red Cross and Red Crescent charity stamps, they have the title in Latin “PER HUMANITATEM AD PACEM” (Through Humanity Towards Peace), the motto of the organisation, which was founded in 1919. Nowadays the slogan “Protecting Human Dignity” has been adopted and is more commonly…Read More

Dec 15

The Nicaragua Canal?

Eruption of mount Momotombo

Okay, it doesn’t yet exist. But had the Nicaraguan Post not made a mistake in issuing a certain stamp, it may well have been in place for a hundred years! Although building is due to start shortly on a new canal linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, if the Nicaraguan…Read More

Dec 04

Stamp errors – we are only human after all

Belgium Stamp with spelling error

Wherever people work, mistakes will be made. The business of postage stamp design is no exception. Many stamps have been issued with design flaws or flaws of a different nature. And these are of great interest to many collectors. Below we illustrate where some stamp designers have used what might…Read More

Dec 03

Christmas Stamps Gibraltar designed by St.Bernadette’s Service Users

Original paintings Christmas Stamps Gibraltar

This year’s Gibraltar Christmas stamps are artworks extracted from a magnificent Christmas collage created by 33 artists at the St.Bernadette Resource Centre in Gibraltar to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability in December.  8,537 total views,  1 views today

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