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07/25/2016New UN souvenir sheet first to contain stamps in three different currencies In Fascination, philatelic bulletin 119, UNPA chief Thanawat Amnajanan reports that the first such sheet will be issued Aug. 10 for the 32nd Asian international stamp exhibition. This show will take place Aug. 10-15 in Bangkok, Thailand.
07/24/2016Rio 2016 Games celebrated on stamps all over the globe: New Stamps of the World Brazil, the host country of the 2016 Summer Olympics, began issuing stamps promoting these Games in March 2015 and of course will continue issuing Rio 2016 Olympics stamps right up until the opening day, Aug. 5, but several other countries have or will issue stamps commemorating their participation in Rio 2016.
07/22/2016Stamps tell story of Tonga, the South Pacific’s last monarchy: Stamps Down Under Little islands in the South Pacific don’t get much attention. Tonga is certainly one of the lesser known of these islands, but historically it is pretty interesting, especially when you realize that it has the only remaining monarchy in an ocean full of former monarchies.
07/22/2016Covers tell the story of Great Britain’s Decimal Day, Feb. 15, 1971 Finally. It had taken more than a century of discussion to have reached this point, but following many studies and committee reports, the announcement from the British chancellor of the exchequer came in March 1966 that the United Kingdom would decimalize the pound.
07/22/2016Island issues its last stamps, USPS Pets stamp release on the way: Week’s Most Read Also this week, a stamp that flew past Pluto entered the Guinness Book of World Records, Norfolk Island's last stamps were the topic of the Monday Morning Brief, and WWI German war crime propaganda labels were profiled.