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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 Ascension: Pictorial Series (1956)

By |January 15th, 2016|

Bradbury Wilkinson recess-printed a pictorial series for Ascension released in November 1956. The stamps depicted the scenery and wildlife of the island. A map of the island appeared on the 1d. denomination while a map of the south Atlantic showing Ascension's position in regard to the international cable network was depicted on the 2d.

Stamps of the Philippines: Wildlife Issue (2015)

By |December 2nd, 2015|


Croatian Fauna Stamp Issue (2015)

By |November 6th, 2015|


Stamps of Great Britain: Christmas Issue ((2015)

By |October 24th, 2015|

Royal Mail has issued Christmas stamps since 1966.

Stamp Curiosities: Liberation of German Occupied Channel Islands (1948)

By |October 8th, 2015|

The following note appeared in the "Daily telegraph' in June, 1953: "In a packet of foreign stamps, which his mother had bought for him, a small boy found two unused British stamps without any superscription. He asked his mother what they were. She did not know and sent them to the stamp columnist. Expert information from Cyril Harmer, the well-known stamp auctioneer, soon settled the matter. They were issued first on May 10, 1948, to celebrate the liberation of the Channel islands from German occupation. The design on the 2½d.

Good Luck Charm “A” Stamp from Czech Republic (2014)

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Ceska posta issued a stamp bringing good luck and featuring a sitting dog chewing a four-leaf Clover. The stamp comes out as part of an arranged print sheet of 9 stamps and 12 coupons. The 9 main coupons include a picture of a dog on a leash tied to a lamp and sitting next to an open book.

Stamps of Italy: Art Exhibition (1949)

By |August 31st, 2015|

This issue celebrated the Twenty-fifth Biennial Art Exhibition in Venice. Designed by G. Cisari. Photo. Perf 14. Designs: 5l. Emblem of Venice 15l. Clock bell Ringers 20l. Emblem of Venice and Galley 50l. Winged Lion on St.

Stamps of Guernsey: Sumatran Orangutan (2014)

By |August 11th, 2015|

Guernsey Orang utan

Stamps of Switzerland: Farm Animals Issue (2013)

By |August 7th, 2015|

Technical Details Issue Date: 05.09.2013 Designer: Judith Brennwald, Flond (GR) Printer: Offset, 4-colour; Joh.

Falkland Islands Stamps: George VI Issue (1952)

By |August 6th, 2015|

This attractive issue, consisting of 14 stamps, was the final King George VI set for the Falklands. Recess printed.

Stamps of Japan: Iriomote Wild Cat (2015)

By |August 2nd, 2015|

the Japan Post Network Okinawa Branch released sets of Iriomote wild cat original stamps on the 17th of July. The launch of the new stamps onto the market commemorates the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the animal, a special national treasure, which is found only on Iriomote Island, Taketomi Town. Part of the profit from sales will be donated to the Iriomote Wildlife Protection Fund. Seventeen post offices, including those in Yaeyama, Naha, and Chinen, plan to sell 1,500 sets of stamps.

Stamps of Guernsey: Sark Anniversary (2015)

By |July 28th, 2015|

This year the tiny Channel Island of Sark celebrates 450 years as a Fief to the Crown. StampNews.com got to know that on this occasion Guernsey Post has released a new stamp issue that was unveiled and put into circulation on the 22d of July. From dragon slaying to pirates and gold mines the fascinating history of Sark is brought to life with a beautifully illustrated set of five stamps and miniature sheet. Sark is the smallest of the four main Channel Islands and, although it lies at the heart of the archipelago and is part of the Bailiwick

Portuguese Colonies: Nyassa – First through Fifth Issue (1898-1911)

By |July 20th, 2015|

This article was written by Bertram W. H. Poole and first published in "Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News" Feb 25, 1911 Volume XXV, Number 8, Whole Issue Number 1052.

National Circular Delivery Company (1867)

By |July 15th, 2015|

The National Circular Delivery Company was a local post established by Robert Brydone about the middle of 1867 to provide a service for the bulk delivery of circulars between London and other cities or towns served by Brydone's circular delivery companies. Undoubtedly it was this obvious infringement over the Postmaster General's monopoly over mail carrying that led to Brydone's downfall. Stamps were issued in a design showing Britain's arms on a shield with the lion and unicorn supporters The inscriptions NATIONAL CIRCULAR DELIVERY CO.