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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

Feb 06

New “Black Heritage” issue USA – Shirley Chisolm

Black heritage stamp USA Shirley Chisholm

“Unbought and Unbossed.” That was the slogan of maverick politician Shirley Chisholm, who shattered barriers, spoke her mind, stood up for the disadvantaged, and in 1968 became the first black woman ever elected to Congress. The Shirley Chisolm Stamp is the 37th stamp in the Black Heritage series features a…Read More

Feb 03

The day the music died

The day the music died

Today, 55 years ago, was the day of the fatal plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane crash took the life of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, the pilot Roger Peterson and The Big Bopper. Buddy Holly set the template for the standard rock and roll band: two guitars, bass,…Read More

Jan 30

Classic children’s TV shows featuring on stamps.

Classic Children's TV Stamp Set

Peppa Pig, the Wombles and the Magic roundabout are just a few of the TV shows coming to life this year with the Royal Mail classic children’s TV stamps. 12 Mint Stamps , each one featuring original images from our chosen TV programmes. Made even more charming and collectable by…Read More

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