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Giants of Russian Literature: Dostoyevsky on Stamps

Dostoyevsky is a major figure in world literature on account of his exploration of characters’ psychology across four monumental novels.

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Stamps of Romania: Botanical Gardens Flowers (2015)

Roman Post has released a set of four stamps depicting gorgeous flowers. This postage stamp issue presents rare flower species found in the patrimony of four botanical gardens in Romania. The stamps were unveiled and put into circulation on the circulation on the 3d of July. The role of botanical gardens has changed over time, from being, in the beginning, medicinal gardens for the study and cultivation of plants with healing properties, to becoming in time open green spaces for people’s relaxation and leisure.

Stamps of Hong Kong: Migratory Birds Issue (1997)

This migratory birds issue from Hong Kong was designed by Shek Tak-sheun and printed by Enschede.

Philatelic Wordsearch: February 2016

Stamp Collecting Terms

  • General Letter OfficeGeneral Letter Office
    The former name of the British Post Office, originally established in 1609 by an Act of Parliament.

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Spencer Street, Melbourne Postal Van & Employees (1974)


Stamps of Uruguay: Montevideo Philatelic Exhibition (1927)

These sheets were issued for the Philatelic Exhibition in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1927. They featured the new General Post Office in Montevideo. Printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson and Company.

Post Offices of Victoria:Torquay (c.1954)

Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 264rg005761.tifCaptureSN: CC001681.037867Software: Capture One PRO for Windows This postcard shows the former Torquay Post Office in Victoria, Australia in about 1954. Torquay is an extremely popular surfing resort, near the famed Bells Beach. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.

Post offices of Victoria: Dromana (c.1935)

Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 45rg000980.tifCaptureSN: CC001681.019655Software: Capture One PRO for Windows This potcard shows the main road and Dromana Post office in Victoria, Australia in about 1935. Dromana, then as now, is a popular seaside holiday resort. Courtesy State library of Victoria.

Going Postal

This comprehensive blog details the efforts of a young American Philatelic Society member who is photographing post offices across the United States.

The blog site of the renowned Stamp Magazine which is updated by Adrian Keppel every Friday. Each month Stamp Magazine brings a mix of the latest issues and stories behind classic stamps from the past and present.

Netherlands Philatelic Circle

The Netherlands Philatelic Circle brings together a wide range of people interested in the fascinating world of Dutch philately, living mostly in the UK, but also in the Netherlands and wider afield. As well as the Netherlands, they cover her former colonies (Netherlands East Indies, Netherlands New Guinea, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname) and Indonesia.

American Philatelic Society (APS)

With nearly 44,000+ members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the largest, nonprofit society in the world for stamp collectors. Whether you are a beginning collector or have years of philatelic experience, the American Philatelic Society offers you a number of services and educational opportunities to broaden your personal collection and enhance your special collecting interests!