July 25, 2016 01:00 PMNew 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.
July 24, 2016 01:00 PMRio 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.
July 22, 2016 05:00 PMStamps 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.
July 22, 2016 01:00 PMCovers 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.
July 22, 2016 08:32 AMIsland 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.
July 22, 2016 09:00 AMWhat is the truck driver thinking about on this stamp?: U.S. Stamp Notes This is one of a long line of U.S. stamps that were based on living models. The original photo shows Ben Winterberger behind the wheel, though by the time the final design was approved, his image had been modified into that of an anonymous truck driver.
July 21, 2016 07:00 PMLick-and-stick Dark Side of the Moon stamps issued with Pink Floyd set Great Britain’s Royal Mail has issued two versions of one of the stamps in its Pink Floyd set. The set, released July 7 to commemorate Pink Floyd’s 50th anniversary, includes six self-adhesive stamps showing album cover art and four moisture-activated stamps picturing live performances.
July 21, 2016 03:14 PMSeven authors collaborate to create Eastern independent mail reference work: Editor’s Insights The book’s objective is to provide the history of each of the Eastern independent mail and express mail companies and to document the stamps, letters and markings associated with these companies.