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2014
Apr 24

Auction of classic British Guiana collection

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Mr. John E. du Pont’s award-winning collection of classic British Guiana stamps will come up for sale via auctioneer David Feldman, on June 27, 2014, in Geneva. The auction house has been selected to offer du Pont’s Grand Prix Collection of British Guiana, which includes over 200 individual items, among…Read More

Apr 22

Harvey Milk on postage stamp USA

Harvey-Milk-forever-stamp

The U.S. Postal Service® is proud to honor the life of Harvey Milk, a visionary leader who became an iconic figure in the struggle for gay civil rights. In 1977, Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, making him one of the first openly gay elected officials…Read More

Apr 14

This day in stamps: April 14th

Lincoln

Stamps are a great way to illustrate various historical events. The significance of  some of these major events is often equalled by  the amount of stamp issues related to it. Let’s have a look at some of the historical events that took place on the 14th of april.  6,445 total views,…Read More

Apr 10

Children at Play Postage Stamps by Taiwan

Children stamp Taiwan

In the follow-up to the popular “Children at Play Postage Stamps (Issue of 2013)” issued on April 2, 2013, Chunghwa Post is releasing another five-stamp set in the same vein, each with a denomination of NT$5.  10,355 total views,  5 views today

Apr 07

Collecting overprints, a unique hobby

Overprints on Stamps

That stamps are issued with the name of the issuing country and the value is well known. Also that Britain didn’t place its name on stamps, just the image of its head of state. And the value of a stamp in many countries is now shown with a letter or…Read More

Apr 04

Great footballer honoured

zlatan ibrahimovic stamps

He is a hero in his home country and second-highest goalscorer for the national football team and now Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimović will be the face most postmen, mail senders and recipients will frequently see in his homeland.  6,553 total views,  3 views today

Apr 02

Anne Frank on postage stamps

Anne Frank on stamp Israel

During Postex, I saw on display by a stamp dealer an envelope on which was stamped a very familiar picture for a Dutchman: the statue of the Docker in Amsterdam. Why would you find such an image on an envelope issued by the Israeli postal service?    15,959 total views,  5 views…Read More

Mar 31

Jimi Hendrix on postage stamp USA

Jimi Hendrix stamp USA

on March the 13th, the United States Postal Service released a new Forever stamp honoring the late ’60s rock guitarist as part of its Music Icons series.  Hendrix is considered to be one of the most influential guitarplayers who ever lived. He unleashed a revolution in guitarplaying by using new…Read More

Mar 28

What is a country?

A collection of stamps

I  once knew an eccentric philatelist who wanted something special: a collection of all the countries of the world, past and present, with a single postage stamp for each country. If the name of the country changed then that had to be taken into account, e.g. one stamp from Ceylon…Read More

Mar 26

Tony Benn

post office tower stampset

Earlier in March this year, British politician Tony Benn passed away, aged 88. Benn served as Postmaster General in the Labour Party government of Prime Minister Harold Wilson (1964-66) and was instrumental in establishing the National Postal Museum, which closed in 1998. This was the predecessor of what is now…Read More

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