International Stamps and Postal History

The Magi celebrated on Jan. 6 and on Christmas stamps The Magi celebrated on Jan. 6 and on Christmas stamps
The arrival of the Magi, also known as the three kings or the wise men, at Bethlehem to worship the infant Jesus is traditionally celebrated on Jan. 6. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: Zambezia 1894-1917 Stamp Identifier: Zambezia 1894-1917
Value and country name inscribed: Zambezia at the end of the 19th century was a district in the center of the Mozambique province, in what was then known as Portuguese East Africa Colony and which today is the Republic of Mozambique. S (Read more...)

Canada Post reports profit
Canada Post has reported a before-tax profit of $13 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a before-tax loss of $129 million in the third quarter of 2013, according to a Nov. 26 press release from Canada Post. (Read more...)

Hong Kong tops Year of the Horse stamp poll Hong Kong tops Year of the Horse stamp popularity poll
Stamps from Hong Kong, Liechtenstein and New Zealand won a competition for the best Year of the Horse stamps. (Read more...)

Ascension Island marks comet landing Ascension Island marks comet landing; Lithuania honors launch of satellites
A souvenir sheet from Ascension Island highlights its role in the recent European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to land a spacecraft on a comet. (Read more...)

New Vatican City stamp to raise funds to aid immigrants New Vatican City stamp to raise funds to aid immigrants
In 2012, the Vatican embarked on a fundraising initiative for the $20 million restoration of the Bernini Colonnade surrounding St. Peter’s Square. (Read more...)

Tickets for 2015 London show
The first day of the London 2015 Europhilex stamp show will be open only to people who have purchased tickets. (Read more...)

World’s oldest post office sold to a collector World’s oldest post office sold to a collector
The world’s oldest post office, located in Sanquhar, Scotland, will have a new owner in 2015. (Read more...)

Rudolph, other reindeer celebrated on Christmas stamps Rudolph, other reindeer celebrated on Christmas stamps
The United States Postal Service pictured Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and a few of his friends on stamps issued Nov. 6. Christmas stamps from other countries also show this famous reindeer. (Read more...)

1947 stamps honor Transjordan’s first national Parliament 1947 stamps honor Transjordan’s first national Parliament
To celebrate the inauguration of the first national Parliament of Transjordan on Nov. 1, 1947, the government issued a set of nine commemorative stamps (Jordan Scott 236-244). (Read more...)

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