International Stamps and Postal History

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...)

Asia Philately: Japan’s offices in China Japan’s stamps for offices in China present collecting challenges
Fifty years ago, George Fisher tabulated Japan’s 24 rarest 20th-century stamps in an article published in Japanese Philately, the journal of the International Society of Japanese Philately (www.isjp.org). (Read more...)

Souvenir sheets from Grenada mark ASDA 100th anniversary Souvenir sheets from Grenada mark ASDA 100th anniversary
The Caribbean island nation of Grenada will issue two souvenir sheets Oct. 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Stamp Dealers Association. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Panama Canal 100th anniversary Stamps honor 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal
Linn’s has received several letters from readers asking why the United States Postal Service is not issuing a stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, the American-built canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the Isthmus of Panama. (Read more...)

Recent British post & go labels feature symbolic flowers Recent British post & go labels feature symbolic flowers
Symbolic flowers are featured in the second set of floral-themed pictorial computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels from Great Britain’s Royal Mail. The six labels were issued Sept. 17. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Lindau courier service Four nations commemorate the Lindau courier service
Stamps from four countries honor an alpine courier service that began in the 14th century. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Lincoln stamps used in Nicaragua Lincoln stamps used in Nicaragua for more than a decade
The 150th anniversary of the end of the United States Civil War will take place in 2015. (Read more...)

British Locomotives booklet issued
Great Britain’s Royal Mail issued a Classic Locomotives of Wales stamp booklet Sept. 18. (Read more...)

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