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Stamps of Aden: George VI Definitives (1939-48)

By |February 25th, 2016|

The King George VI definitives of Aden featured scenes of the area, dhows and even camels. Recess printed by Waterlow & Sons. Wmk. Mult.

Stamps of Poland (German Occupation): Hitler’s 55th Birthday (1944)

By |October 23rd, 2015|

These three blocks show the three issues commemorating Hitler’s 55th birthday.

Stamps of New Zealand: Christmas Issue featuring Stained-Glass Windows (2015)

By |October 18th, 2015|

New Zealand is home to some truly beautiful stained-glass windows, which add character and charm to churches and buildings throughout the country. These real masterpieces of art appeared on a new Christmas 2015 stamps that feature five vibrant stained-glass windows, ranging in design from the traditional to the contemporary. StampNews.com invites our readers to feel the Christmas atmosphere with these festive stamps. Let‘s celebrate Christmas right now! Stained-glass windows date back to ancient times, with some existing in Britain possibly as early as the 7th century.

Stamps of Portugal: Gardens (2014)

By |September 11th, 2015|

Landscape Architecture is a very subtle art with a very elaborate technique, based on a wide range of sciences. One can maybe explain this relationship between Art, Science and Technique, if compared to listening to a Beethoven sonata live. In the sonata, the art is in the artistic interpretation of the song, the piano is the technique, and the mechanism of the piano is the result of a construction that involves much scientific knowledge.

Stamps of Greece: Airmail Issue (1926)

By |July 17th, 2015|

The first Greek airmail stamps were produced in October 1926 to repay postage on mail carried by the Aeroespresso Company. A set of four stamps were lithographed in multicolour by an unknown printer in Milan and featured aircraft over scenery or a map of the eastern Mediterranean.

Stamps of Norway: Brown Bear (2008)

By |May 25th, 2015|

Not many people have encountered a bear (Ursus arctos arctos) in its natural state in Norway and there is little chance of a random wanderer doing so. Nonetheless, and particularly in the wake of Swedish hunters’ recent experiences, many people are afraid to walk through bear country. People who know their haunts maintain, however, that you are unlikely to meet a bear. You can take a few simple precautions, such as talking to your companions. A little noise will usually keep it away. Our North-European brown bear is a medium-sized bear.

Stamps of Hungary: Insects (2014)

By |May 18th, 2015|

It is an established practice of Magyar Posta to periodically present the breeds and species of animals indigenous to Hungary on new stamps. On this occasion well-known and less well-known insects are presented: the Green Hawker is shown on a numbered stamp block, while the Dendroleon pantherinus, the mantidfly, the Carabus auronitens and the Stilbium cyanurum are shown on the denominations of a set of stamps.

Stamps of Belarus: National Arts Museum (2014)

By |November 15th, 2014|

StampNews.com hurries to announce that Belarus Post has designed a special commemorative stamp on ocasion of 75 years since the founding of the National Art Museum. The stamp issue depicts the museum in all its beuty. The item is to be put into circulation on the 10th of November. Belarusian National Arts Museum is a museum in Minsk, Belarus. It is the largest museum in the country.

Stamps of Great Britain: Remarkable Lives (2014)

By |April 5th, 2014|

Royal Mail Issues a New Stamp Edition – Remarkable Lives Stamp Set! The Mint Stamps feature ten superb monochrome portraits of our distinguished subjects and are brought to you in pristine, unmarked condition. Roy Plomley (1914-1985) created Desert Island Discs, the UK’s longest running radio entertainment show, in 1942. The programme’s guest list has included royalty and five prime ministers. Plomley was born in Kingston, Surrey. He was awarded an OBE in 1975. Barbara Ward (1914-1981) helped to inspire the European Union and is known as a pioneer of global environmental issues.

Stamps of Åland: Anniversary of Mariehamn Theatre (2014)

By |February 18th, 2014|


Stamps of Denmark: Denmark-Germany Railway Opening (1963)

By |January 24th, 2014|

This issue celebrated the Opening of the Denmark-Germany Railway ("Bird-flight Line"). It featured Rail and Sea Symbols. Designed by R. Nellemann and engraved by C.

The Lost Islands of Oceania

By |August 29th, 2013|

Where did the Gilbert and Ellice Islands go? They’re gone. I can’t find them on current maps. I can’t find them in travel books. They’re in my stamp album and they’re in my stamp catalogue. So they must be someplace, or did they sink into the ocean? The Scott catalogue says that the Gilbert and Ellice Islands were replaced by the Gilbert Islands and Tuvalu on January 1, 1976. The catalogue further states that, “Gilbert Islands stamps were replaced in 1979 by those of Kiribati.” Figure 1 (above right) The Republic of Kiribati honors the Royal Wedding of H.

Slow boats from Danzig to China and back

By |May 18th, 2013|

danzig-to-china-card The message from Danzig on the back of this card is a simple enquiry: "why has it been so long since we have heard any news from you?" The writer’s anxiety may well have been heightened when the card came back over three months later as the addressee could not be traced.

Stamps of Greece: The First Olympic Stamps (1896)

By |March 28th, 2013|

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in April 1896, and Greece issued a series of twelve stamps to mark the occasion.

The Republic Stamp Issues of China (1927)

By |May 8th, 2011|

First published in "Stanley Gibbons Monthly Journal" (June 1, 1927) and written by Gordon A. Clayton.