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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.

Nov 25

Chemnitz or Karl-Marx-Stadt?

Karl Marx on postage stamps

Chemnitz, located in the German state of Saxony was, after Leipzig and Dresden, the largest city in the former German Democratic Republic (DDR). Chemnitz was a major railway junction and heavily bombed in the Second World War. From May 10, 1953 until May 31, 1990 the city was known as…Read More

Nov 20

New stamps (4)

Azarbaijan stamps

Day after day new postage stamps are issued depicting a variety of topics. Below you can find a selection of these releases from the whole world.

Nov 17

Association football, or soccer

The popularity of the sport of Association Football, more commonly known nowadays as football or soccer, grows and grows. Today the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup tournament is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and is contested by the men’s national teams from the 208…Read More

Nov 13

Three awards for Finnish stamps in international design competitions

Sanna Manders kantele winning stamp design

Juries of professionals have recognized three Finnish stamp designs with awards in international design competitions in September and October 2014. The awards were given to Sanna Mander’s kantele stamp design for National Instruments and to Christmas Hug and Orchid, both designed by Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu.

Nov 11

Commemorating the end of World War I

France stamp commemorating the end of World War I

The 11th of November marks a special day in World history. It was at 11 a.m. on that day 96 years ago that an agreement came into force that officially ended the First World War. The agreement, which was signed in a railway carriage, was called the Armistice of Compiègne,…Read More

Nov 06

Summer Camp Stamps from North Korea

Children Camp stamps North Korea

North Korea recently issued a few stamps that caught our attention. The first, pictured here, showing a group of seemingly happy, sportily-clad children flocking admiringly around the great leader Kim Jong-un. Such a scene on a North Korean stamp is not very unique of course – it was the text…Read More


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