International Stamps and Postal History

Dutch pane of 10 stamps features post-World War II bridges Dutch pane of 10 stamps features post-World War II bridges
Bridges in the Netherlands are featured on a pane of 10 stamps issued March 30. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Six new stamps issued in Great Britain’s Machin series Great Britain Philately: Six new stamps issued in Great Britain’s Machin series
Every year, near the beginning of March, Great Britain’s Royal Mail announces changes to domestic and international postage rates for the coming year, usually meaning new stamps in the long-running Machin series of Queen Elizabeth II definitive stamps (Read more...)

New Howard Summers book profiles stamps in pop culture New Howard Summers book profiles stamps in pop culture
The following is a release from Howard Summers: (Read more...)

'Incredible display' of Australian States presented at Royal Philatelic Society London meeting
The following is a release from The Royal Philatelic Society London (Read more...)

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...)

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