International Stamps and Postal History

New Stamps of the World: Viking heritage, Irish battle Stamps honor Viking heritage, Irish battle
Viking artifacts are featured on new stamps from Norway and Ireland. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: 1865 Newfoundland seal Lack of zeal for 1865 Newfoundland seal led to design change
With the arrival of decimal currency in 1865, Newfoundland needed new postage stamps as well as new money. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: definitive stamps New definitives represent subjects from sports to politics
Several postal administrations introduced new definitive stamp series this year. These regular-issue stamps display a variety of subjects from extreme sports to mushrooms to a national hero. (Read more...)

Canada marks tragic sinking of ‘Empress of Ireland’ Canada marks tragic sinking of ‘Empress of Ireland’
Canada Post will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland on May 29, with two stamp designs and two picture postal cards. (Read more...)

British stamps honor films and GPO documentaries British stamps honor films and GPO documentaries
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will issue 10 stamps May 13 featuring British films and documentaries. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: South Pacific nations Stamps pay tribute to the ancient explorers of the Pacific
It is truly amazing when one thinks about the people who, in prehistoric times, found their way to hundreds of islands that are scattered throughout the South Pacific Ocean. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: New Machin definitive stamps Machin definitives issued March 26 for rate increases
Every year around March, Royal Mail (the British post office) announces changes in rates of its most-used services. Usually, the changes are increases. (Read more...)

Photograph removed from revised Irish stamp Photograph removed from revised version of withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp
Ireland’s An Post issued a revised version of its withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp April 17. (Read more...)

Canada Post offers Roses stamps April 23 Canada Post offers Roses stamps and postal cards April 23
On April 23, Canada Post will issue nondenominated (85¢) Roses permanent stamps with two different designs, in a self-adhesive booklet of 10, a self-adhesive coil of 50 and a souvenir sheet of two. (Read more...)

Kennedy stamp voted Irish stamp of the year Kennedy stamp voted Irish stamp of the year
A stamp marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s state visit to Ireland in June 1963 was voted as Ireland’s stamp issue of 2013, according to an announcement by An Post in the second 2014 issue of its publication Irish Stamps the Collector. T (Read more...)

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