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Stamps of Greenland: Bird Legends (1967)

By |May 26th, 2016|

Stamps of Brazil: Pan-American Congress (1906)

By |May 26th, 2016|

This set of two stamps celebrated the 3rd Pan-American Congress held in Rio de Janiero. Designed by H. Bernardelli.

Stamps of Bulgaria: Express Stamps (1939)

By |May 25th, 2016|

Stamps of Italy: Buenos Aires Flight (1934)

By |May 22nd, 2016|

These Air stamps were surcharged and overprinted to celebrate the Rome-Buenos Aires Flight of 1934. The stamp was originally issued in 1930 and designed by N. Brunetti. Perf 14.

Stamps of Hungary: Republican Issues (1918)

By |May 18th, 2016|

Hungary became a republic in November 1918 and contemporary stamps of the Harvesters, Parliament, King Karl and Queen Zita types were overprinted Köztársaság (Republic) diagonally. The basic 50ft.

Stamps of India: Inauguration of New Delhi (1931)

By |May 16th, 2016|

This set of six stamps was issued in February, 1931 to mark the inauguration of New delhi as the new capital of India. The stamps, featuring famous landscapes of the city, were designed by W.

Stamps of India: 8 annas King George V Silver Jubilee (1935)

By |May 15th, 2016|

The top value in a series of seven, this stamp depicts a pagoda in Mandalay, a reminder that until 1937 Burma was administered as part of India. The stamps were offset-lithographed and commemorated the Silver jubilee of King George V, the most interesting and colourful of all the issues made to celebrate that event. The stamps followed the pattern established by the New Delhi series of 1931 (discussed on this site) and featured characteristic landmarks from various parts of India. The King's portrait is framed by Coronation regalia and the collar of the Star of india.

Shells on Stamps: Seychelles (1967)

By |May 14th, 2016|

Stamps of Belgium: Birds of Antwerp Zoo (1962)

By |May 10th, 2016|

This was an issue to aid Philanthropic Funds. It showed Birds of the Antwerp Zoo: 40c +10c. Cock of the Rock 1f. +50c. Red Lory 2f. +50. Senegalese Touraco 2f.50 + 1f. Short-beaked Toucan 3f. + 1f. Great Bird of Paradise 6f. + 2f.Congolese Peacock Designed by J. Van Noten after photos by M.

Stamps of Nigeria: Queen Elizabeth Definitives (1953-8)

By |May 10th, 2016|

Who’s Who on the Stamps of Costa Rica: Jesús Jiménez Issue (1901)

By |May 9th, 2016|

stamp-costa-rica-1901-jesus-jimenez This article is the beginning of a series looking at important people featured on world stamps.

Stamps of Ceylon: George VI Definitives (1938-49)

By |May 8th, 2016|

The lower values were similar to those of 1935-6; but with a portrait of King George VI substituted for George V and "POSTAGE & REVENUE" omitted. Wmk. Mult. Script CA (sideways on 10c., 15c., 25c., 30c. and 1 r. Various perfs. Recess.

Stamps of Iceland: 20th Anniversary of Independence (1938)

By |May 7th, 2016|

Stamps of Iceland: Leifr Eiricsson’s Day (1938)

By |May 6th, 2016|

Stamps of the Netherlands: ‘Think Green ‘ (2016)

By |May 3rd, 2016|