International Stamps and Postal History

Marshall Islands salutes Stars and Stripes Marshall Islands salutes Stars and Stripes
The Marshall Islands, a former United States-administered trust territory in the Pacific, issued a pane of 15 stamps marking the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. (Read more...)

World Cup competition underway World Cup competition underway
The United States is one of 32 countries fielding national teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament taking place in Brazil June 12 through July 13. T (Read more...)

Stamps of three countries trace Russo-Polish War 1919-20 Stamps of three countries trace Russo-Polish War 1919-20
Eastern Europe is again in the headlines. In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent forces to invade and annex the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. (Read more...)

New Australian set of four commemorates New Australian set of four commemorates 100th anniversary of King George V stamps
Australia Post issued four stamps June 17 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the country’s 1914 stamps. (Read more...)

Three-way joint issue celebrates Danish royal birthday Three-way joint issue celebrates Danish royal birthday
Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland participated in a three-way joint issue to celebrate the 80th birthday of Prince Henrik, the prince consort of Denmark. (Read more...)

Canada issues Ottawa RedBlacks football stamps June 19 Canada issues Ottawa RedBlacks football stamps June 19
The return of the Canadian Football League to the city of Ottawa will be celebrated June 19 with two new stamps from Canada Post. (Read more...)

Middle East stamps: Transjordan’s independence Stamps honor Transjordan’s independence
On May 25, 1946, Trans­jordan (present-day Jordan) gained its independence from Great Britain and was proclaimed a kingdom. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Hazelnuts, national parks, sharks Hazelnuts, national parks and sharks on stamps
Hazelnuts are featured on a recent stamp from Croatia Post Ltd. Mostar, which issues stamps for the Croat administration of Bosnia. (Read more...)

The queen, butterflies, ships on favorite British stamps The queen, butterflies and ships on favorite British stamps
A stamp reproducing a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was voted as the favorite stamp issued by Great Britain in 2013. (Read more...)

New stamps of the World: Geese and porcupines Geese and porcupines on two joint issues
Taiwan and China issued stamps in early May “to strengthen collaboration between the cross-strait post services,” according to the new-issue announcement from Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post. (Read more...)

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