International Stamps and Postal History

Iceland switched from portraits to photographs for 1925 set Classic Stamps of the World: Iceland switched from portraits to photographs for 1925 set
In 1924 the congress of the Universal Postal Union (the international body of postal administrations) decreed that postal rates between its member nations should be reduced. (Read more...)

London fancy geometric postmarks experiment London fancy geometric postmarks experiment began in 1880
The cancellation on the 3-penny rose Queen Victoria stamp (Scott 61) shown here makes the stamp vastly more interesting and desirable to collectors. (Read more...)

RPSL display of 19th-century dealers Royal Philatelic Society London display of 19th-century dealers
Displays related to stamp dealers of the 19th century were shown to the members of the Royal Philatelic Society London at its Dec. 17 meeting at 41 Devonshire Place, London. (Read more...)

The Magi celebrated on Jan. 6 and on Christmas stamps The Magi celebrated on Jan. 6 and on Christmas stamps
The arrival of the Magi, also known as the three kings or the wise men, at Bethlehem to worship the infant Jesus is traditionally celebrated on Jan. 6. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: Zambezia 1894-1917 Stamp Identifier: Zambezia 1894-1917
Value and country name inscribed: Zambezia at the end of the 19th century was a district in the center of the Mozambique province, in what was then known as Portuguese East Africa Colony and which today is the Republic of Mozambique (Read more...)

Canada Post reports profit
Canada Post has reported a before-tax profit of $13 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a before-tax loss of $129 million in the third quarter of 2013, according to a Nov. 26 press release from Canada Post. (Read more...)

Hong Kong tops Year of the Horse stamp poll Hong Kong tops Year of the Horse stamp popularity poll
Stamps from Hong Kong, Liechtenstein and New Zealand won a competition for the best Year of the Horse stamps. (Read more...)

Ascension Island marks comet landing Ascension Island marks comet landing; Lithuania honors launch of satellites
A souvenir sheet from Ascension Island highlights its role in the recent European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to land a spacecraft on a comet. (Read more...)

New Vatican City stamp to raise funds to aid immigrants New Vatican City stamp to raise funds to aid immigrants
In 2012, the Vatican embarked on a fundraising initiative for the $20 million restoration of the Bernini Colonnade surrounding St. Peter’s Square. (Read more...)

Tickets for 2015 London show
The first day of the London 2015 Europhilex stamp show will be open only to people who have purchased tickets. (Read more...)

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