International Stamps and Postal History

The world’s most famous stamp in stamp-on-stamp designs The world’s most famous stamp in stamp-on-stamp designs
Although there is only one 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta, this famous stamp has been pictured on other stamps, known as stamp-on-stamp designs. (Read more...)

Canada issues two Ottawa RedBlacks stamps June 19 Canada issues two Ottawa RedBlacks stamps June 19
Canada Post unveiled and issued two Ottawa RedBlacks permanent rate stamps June 19. The booklet stamp and coil stamp are pictured nearby. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Hands represented Hands shown on stamps represent love, hope, protection
On several new stamp designs, hands symbolize various subjects from a mother’s love to a William Shakespeare tragedy to patriotism. (Read more...)

Marshall Islands salutes Stars and Stripes Marshall Islands salutes Stars and Stripes
The Marshall Islands, a former United States-administered trust territory in the Pacific, issued a pane of 15 stamps marking the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. (Read more...)

World Cup competition underway World Cup competition underway
The United States is one of 32 countries fielding national teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament taking place in Brazil June 12 through July 13. T (Read more...)

Stamps of three countries trace Russo-Polish War 1919-20 Stamps of three countries trace Russo-Polish War 1919-20
Eastern Europe is again in the headlines. In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent forces to invade and annex the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. (Read more...)

New Australian set of four commemorates New Australian set of four commemorates 100th anniversary of King George V stamps
Australia Post issued four stamps June 17 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the country’s 1914 stamps. (Read more...)

Three-way joint issue celebrates Danish royal birthday Three-way joint issue celebrates Danish royal birthday
Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland participated in a three-way joint issue to celebrate the 80th birthday of Prince Henrik, the prince consort of Denmark. (Read more...)

Canada issues Ottawa RedBlacks football stamps June 19 Canada issues Ottawa RedBlacks football stamps June 19
The return of the Canadian Football League to the city of Ottawa will be celebrated June 19 with two new stamps from Canada Post. (Read more...)

Middle East stamps: Transjordan’s independence Stamps honor Transjordan’s independence
On May 25, 1946, Trans­jordan (present-day Jordan) gained its independence from Great Britain and was proclaimed a kingdom. (Read more...)

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