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2014
Feb 25

Classic Locomotives of Wales Stamp Set Great Britain

LMS No7720 posttage stamp

Great Britain recently added a new stampset of four to their series of “Classic Locomotives”.  Previously released were Classic Locomotives of Scotland (2012) and Classic Locomotives of Northern Ireland (2013). On the 20th of February Royal Mail issued the set “Classic Locomotives of Wales”, which features all four Classic Locomotives…Read More

Feb 24

New postage stamps Croatia from the series Children’s World – Pets

Stamp Croatia 2014 cincila

After dogs and cats on postage stamps of the series Children’s World – Pets, there are now also our four legged pets of somewhat smaller size but nonetheless lovable – rodents. Four new, fanciful postage stamps depicting hamster, guinea pig, European rabbit and chinchilla is  in circulation since February, 21.…Read More

Feb 20

Taiwan issues stamp set featuring the Swinhoe’s pheasant

Stamp Taiwan 2014 Immature young male

After kicking off the “Conservation of Birds” series in 2008 with a set of stamps on the Taiwan blue magpie, Chunghwa Post is now following up with another set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the Swinhoe’s pheasant. This issue consist out of four stamps in a block…Read More

Feb 19

Centenary of World War I stampset issued by Gibraltar

Gibraltar stamps Centenary of World War I - 12p stamp

To commemorate the First World War Centenary, Gibraltar issued a stamp set of six depicting images from drafting to embarkation. World War One gave the Gibraltarians the opportunity to show their patriotism and did quite well out of the war, without the use of guns or Garrison (Spain no longer…Read More

Feb 18

Spain issues stamp Isaac Peral y Caballero and his submarine

Boc Submarino Isaac Peral B1M1

On the 125th Anniversary of the launching of the Peral submarine, a stamp will be put into circulation which reproduces the portrait of Isaac Peral, inventor of the submarine that appears beside him. Isaac Peral y Caballero (Cartagena, 1851 – Berlin, 1895) features in the pages of history as a…Read More

Feb 17

Blood Donors Wanted?

Romania 2004, Dracula, Bram Stoker

Irish author Bram (Abraham) Stoker, who was born in a coastal suburb of Dublin in 1847, was the man responsible for creating one of the most famous characters in literature – Count Dracula. The book Dracula was first published in 1897 and since then many film and theatre versions have…Read More

Feb 14

Burning Down the House

Marinus van der Lubbe German Reich

Marinus van der Lubbe from Leiden in Holland was the first Dutch victim of Nazi Germany. He was sentenced to death for setting fire to the Reichstag parliament building in Berlin. Van der Lubbe was guillotined on January 10, 1934 in Leipzig – which, by today’s standards might seem rather…Read More

Feb 12

South Africa issues stamp to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Stamp issued by South Africa in 2014

On 15 December 2013, following a period of mourning, the world said its final goodbyes to South Africa’s global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Watched by millions of viewers on television screens throughout the world, Madiba was laid to rest during a state funeral in the small village of Qunu in…Read More

Feb 10

Thailand stamp issue Prince Nares Varariddhi

memorial stamp for H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi Thailand

Thailand issued a special memorial stamp for H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi, or formly known as Phra-ong-chao Krisdapinihan, was the 17th child or the 8th son of His Majesty King Mongkut (Rama IV) and Chao Chom Manda Klin. H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi was born on 7th May 1855 and was the…Read More

Feb 08

Joint issue Malta/Israël

Joint stamp issue Malta Israel 2014

MaltaPost has released a stamp in a joint issue with Israel. The subject of the stamp features “The Knights Hospitaller Halls” as a theme common to both countries. The two countries share a common connection as, at some stage, the Sovereign Military Order of St John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and…Read More

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