International Stamps and Postal History

Denmark Denmark’s Post and Tele Museum celebrates stamps, postal history
Only a few steps away from Copenhagen’s Stroget, the perpetually busy pedestrian walkway and shopping district in the city center, stands Denmark’s Post and Tele Museum, adjacent to the country’s oldest operating post office. (Read more...)

New stamps show shamrocks as symbols New stamps show shamrocks as symbols of religion, luck and the fishing industry
Three recent stamps feature shamrocks, although only the Irish stamp shown in Figure 1 honors St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated in Ireland and elsewhere March 17. (Read more...)

Swiss stamp honors the field post Swiss stamp honors the field post
Switzerland marked the 125th anniversary of the Swiss Army Field Post on a 1-franc stamp issued March 6. (Read more...)

Nonstamp ephemera can personalize a stamp collection Nonstamp ephemera can personalize a stamp collection
Occasionally I include in my stamp albums things that are not stamps, but are items that I feel relate to my collection. For example, I include the program from a memorial service held for Queen Victoria, shown in Figure 1. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Early Australia An enjoyable specialty among the early stamps of Australia
Australia is a continent, an island and a big country — roughly the same size as the United States excluding Alaska — but its population of 23.3 million is slightly less than that of Texas. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: French semipostals France gave postal support to its needy ‘knowledge workers’ with semipostals
As this is being written, the United States Congress is continuing its often acrimonious discussion of many months with regard to extending benefits to the nation’s long-term unemployed. (Read more...)

A Christmas stamp voted Finland’s most beautiful for 2013 A Christmas stamp voted Finland’s most beautiful for 2013
A Christmas stamp was voted as Finland’s most beautiful stamp of 2013. (Read more...)

South Africa remembers Mandela on a new souvenir sheet South Africa remembers Mandela on a new souvenir sheet
South Africa issued a souvenir sheet Feb. 11 remembering Nelson Mandela as a global icon. (Read more...)

Spain honors collecting, Ponce de Leon and Junipero Serra Spain honors collecting, Ponce de Leon and Junipero Serra
Eight new self-adhesive stamps from Spain are devoted to the subject of collecting, including stamp collecting. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: food on stamps Food on stamps: pork and apples, waffles, gift desserts
Two Scandinavian food specialties are displayed on new stamps from Denmark and Norway. (Read more...)

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