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2014
May 01

Today in history – May 1st

Aspirine stamp Colombia

Today is the 110th anniversary of the first distribution to medical practitioners of the drug Aspirin. The active ingredient of Aspirin was first discovered from the bark of the willow tree in 1763 by Edward Stone of Wadham College, Oxford University.  7,603 total views,  2 views today

Apr 29

Tin Can Mail

The story begins back in 1882 when William Travers, a plantation manager, found himself ‘marooned’ on the tiny doughnut-shaped island of Niuafo’ou, half way between Fiji and Samoa. It is nothing more than the tip of a volcano jutting out of the vast blue waters of the Pacific.  11,119 total views,…Read More

Apr 26

Australia commemorates World War I with stamps

WWI-stamps-Australia-2014

This stamp issue is the first in a five-year series that commemorates World War I, the first war in which Australians fought not as colonial soldiers but as Australians. Together the five issues will tell a chronological story of the war, with each issue relating to the centenary year in…Read More

Apr 24

Auction of classic British Guiana collection

British-Guyana-One-Cent-

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.  7,154 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.  11,138 total views,  1 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.  7,273 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?    17,254 total views,  9 views…Read More

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