International Stamps and Postal History

Middle East Stamps: Saudi Arabian stamps Saudi Arabian stamps commemorate the King Fahd Causeway
Saudi Arabia issued two stamps Nov. 26, 1986, to celebrate the inauguration of the King Fahd Causeway, a chain of bridges and causeways linking Saudi Arabia and the island of Bahrain. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Australian stamps Australian stamps show things that sting; Bosnian wood louse
Australia Post, like the United States Postal Service, celebrates Stamp Collecting Month in October. (Read more...)

Britain issued stamps Oct. 14 honoring prime ministers Britain issued eight stamps Oct. 14 honoring prime ministers
Eight of Great Britain’s 53 prime ministers are commemorated on stamps issued Oct. 14 by Royal Mail. (Read more...)

Britain’s 2015 stamps to honor Penny Black, Magna Carta Britain’s 2015 stamps to honor Penny Black, Magna Carta
Among the anniversaries to be commemorated on Great Britain’s stamps in 2015 will be the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black, the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, according to a Sept. 2 (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Machin stamps overprinted Machin stamps were overprinted for different purposes
Collectors of British stamps occasionally encounter Machin definitives that bear overprints. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: The story of New Guinea’s evolution The story of New Guinea’s evolution told through its stamps
New Guinea is the world’s second largest island, a little more than one-third as large as the world’s largest island, Greenland. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: world records, play music New stamps commemorate and break records, play music
Four stamps from Guyana commemorate the recent auction of the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta for a record sum. (Read more...)

Italy’s 1903 issue formalized payment for urgent mail Italy’s issue of 1903 formalized payment for urgent mail service
A local coffee shop here in central Pennsylvania has a large framed image of the Italian 1903 25-centesimo stamp (Scott E1) as a wall decoration, in the apparent belief that the special delivery stamp was an advertisement for espresso coffee. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Fall of the Berlin Wall Stamps mark the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall
A stamp and souvenir sheet from Vatican City commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Read more...)

New United Nations stamps honor Education First initiative New United Nations stamps honor Education First initiative
The United Nations Postal Administration issued six stamps Sept. 18 with the theme of “Education First.” (Read more...)

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