International Stamps and Postal History

Place your face next to the Penny Black Place your face next to the Penny Black
Great Britain's Royal Mail is offering postal customers an opportunity to appear alongside an image of the world's first postage stamp, the Penny Black issued May 6, 1840. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: North Ingermanland Stamp Identifier: North Ingermanland
March 1920 Arms set of seven: Fourteen stamps were created in 1920 for North Ingermanland (Ingria), a small Russian territory between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland, when rebels with Finnish bonds seeking to be incorporated with Finland gained control of the region (Read more...)

2015 installment of Canadian Photography arrives April 8 2015 installment of Canadian Photography arrives April 8
Canada Post will continue its series of commemorative stamps honoring Canadian photography April 8 with seven designs of stamps in booklets, souvenir sheets and international-rate postal cards. (Read more...)

Monday Morning Brief | 1847 Mauritius printing plate Monday Morning Brief | 1847 Mauritius printing plate
Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Frankevicz discusses the rediscovery of the printing plate for the Mauritius 1847 Post Office 1-penny and 2-penny stamps. The plate will be on display at the London 2015 Europhilex stamp show in May. (Read more...)

Britain's codebreaker post office to close
A British post office that formerly was the undercover mailroom of the World War II Engima codebreakers will close at the end of March, according to a press release from Terry Mitchell of the (Read more...)

Great Britain to honor its comedy greats on April Fool's Day
Great Britain's Royal Mail will honor 60 years of comedy on its Comedy Greats stamps to be issued April 1. (Read more...)

Tristan da Cunha features essays, stamp petition on new pane of 10 Tristan da Cunha features essays, stamp petition on new pane of 10
Penguins, stamps denominated in potatoes, and rejected designs for postage stamps are all pictured on a pane of stamps from (Read more...)

Design chosen for Europa Design chosen for Europa 'Think Green' stamp
Cyprus Post won PostEurop's contest to design a stamp on the subject of "Think Green" for Europa stamps. Doxia Sergidou of Cyprus Post created this winning design. (Read more...)

Through the centuries, icemen and kings wore earrings Through the centuries, icemen and kings wore earrings
The stamps of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1854 through 1863 (Scott 7-15) show an embossed portrait of King Victor Emmanuel II wearing an earring. (Read more...)

Fiji’s overprints on 1995 Bird stamps: an introduction Fiji’s overprints on 1995 Bird stamps: an introduction
Early in 2006, post offices in Fiji were in desperate need of stamps to cover current postage rates.   (Read more...)

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