International Stamps and Postal History

Britain marks 175 years of the world’s first stamps Britain marks 175 years of the world’s first stamps
The world’s first adhesive postage stamp was issued May 6, 1840, as part of sweeping postal reforms in Great Britain (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Paying tribute to the world’s first adhesive postage stamp Great Britain Philately: Paying tribute to the world’s first adhesive postage stamp
On May 6, Great Britain’s Royal Mail marks the 175th anniversary of the creation of the Penny Black, the world’s first adhesive postage stamp, with the souvenir sheet shown here (Read more...)

Symbolic designs on new U.N. stamps and stationery Symbolic designs on new U.N. stamps and stationery
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue four definitive stamps and six pieces of postal stationery May 7. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: 1920 Eastern Silesia Stamp Identifier: 1920 Eastern Silesia
Overprinted stamps of Czechoslovakia (Read more...)

Check out photos from Canada Post Check out photos from Canada Post's Dinos of Canada unveiling
An unveiling ceremony for Canada Post's new Dinos of Canada stamps took place April 9 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and photographer Wayne Adam was there to capture some of the fun (Read more...)

Upcoming Canada stamps promote care of your pets Upcoming Canada stamps promote care of your pets
Five stamps to be issued May 2 by Canada Post illustrate the theme of love for and responsible care of your pets. (Read more...)

You bought it: Reader adds to Penny Black collection You bought it: Reader adds to Penny Black collection
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Classic Stamps of the World: Malta’s first stamp lasted 25 years, but remains scarce Classic Stamps of the World: Malta’s first stamp lasted 25 years, but remains scarce
The country known as Malta is an archipelago in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. It comprises three inhabited islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino) and several named but uninhabited islets. (Read more...)

Monaco celebrates birth of royal twins Monaco celebrates birth of royal twins
Monaco will issue a souvenir sheet April 27 to celebrate the birth of Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. (Read more...)

Royal Mail commemorates Trollope and the mailbox Royal Mail commemorates Trollope and the mailbox
Royal Mail commemorated the bicentenary of Anthony Trollope’s birth in 1815 with what it calls a “limited edition commemorative sheet of stamps (Read more...)

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