International Stamps and Postal History

Christmas stamp images adorn British postal vans
In November, Great Britain’s Royal Mail began advertising its stamps on postal vans. (Read more...)

Luxembourg announces 2015 program
Luxembourg’s stamp program for 2015 will include two commemorative issues related to postage stamps. (Read more...)

Award for Ireland stamp Award for Ireland stamp
Ireland’s stamp marking the selection of Dublin as a UNESCO City of World Literature won gold in the miscellaneous printed category at the 2013 European Design Awards. The stamp was issued May 16, 2013 (Scott 1998). (Read more...)

Denmark builds on Europa toy theme with Lego stamps Denmark builds on Europa toy theme with Lego stamps
Two Denmark Lego Toys stamps showing the popular construction toy will be issued Jan. 2, 2015. (Read more...)

Sweden to honor its pop musicians
Sweden will honor six current Swedish popular musical artists and songwriters on five stamps to be issued Jan. 1 (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Bolivia Bolivia’s 1935 regular-issue and airmail sets show maps
Bolivia ordered a new set of stamps in 1935 from American Bank Note Co., which had apparently outbid the Perkins, Bacon firm that had been printing Bolivian stamps since 1923. (Read more...)

Covering the World: Nicaragua Nicaragua in the era of revolution
In July 1979, guerrilla forces of the Sandinista National Liberation Front overthrew the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza and established a provisional government in Nicaragua. T (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: ‘The Hobbit’ personalized stamps New Zealand issues ‘The Hobbit’ personalized stamps
You can transform yourself into a dwarf from The Hobbit films using New Zealand Post’s personalized stamp service. (Read more...)

Italy’s Pope Francis stamp wins Italian magazine poll Italy’s Pope Francis stamp wins Italian magazine poll
An Italian stamp featuring Pope Francis received an award for the best stamp issued by Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City in the year 2013. (Read more...)

Slovakia wins St. Gabriel award for best religious stamp Slovakia wins St. Gabriel award for best religious stamp
The 32nd edition of the St. Gabriel award for best religious stamp of 2013 has been awarded to Slovakia for a souvenir sheet honoring saints Cyril and Methodius. (Read more...)

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