International Stamps and Postal History

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...)

Middle East Stamps: United Arab Republic stamp United Arab Republic stamp honors first industrial census
The United Arab Republic issued a single commemorative stamp April 23, 1967, to mark its first industrial census. (Read more...)

Polish stamps picture protected spiders Polish stamps picture protected spiders; Australia issues Love stamps Feb. 4
Poland provides a close-up view of spiders on four stamps issued Nov. 29. Figure 1 shows the four stamps. E (Read more...)

Spring blossoms on British post & go labels Spring blossoms on British post & go labels
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will introduce a new series of floral-themed pictorial computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels this year. (Read more...)

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