International Stamps and Postal History

Canada Post announces 2015 stamp program Canada Post announces 2015 program; subjects include FIFA Women’s World Cup
Women’s World Cup soccer, dinosaurs and Sir John A. Macdonald are among the subjects slated to appear on Canadian stamps in 2015. Several familiar stamp series will return next year as well. (Read more...)

U.N. stamps to celebrate family farming U.N. stamps to celebrate family farming
Six United Nations stamps to be issued Aug. 21 commemorate the International Year of Family Farming. The set is called Cultivating Hope. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Underwater post offices Stamps feature underwater post offices in the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans
Underwater post offices of yesterday and today are featured on two recent stamp issues. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Australia’s airmail stamps Cracking the complexities of Australia’s airmail stamps
Collecting airmail stamps used to be an extraordinarily popular specialty, and it is still enjoyed by many collectors. F (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Multination issues Multination issues feature the Mediterranean, flowers, music
Eight postal administrations have joined together to issue the first Euromed stamps. (Read more...)

Canada celebrates opening of first human rights museum Canada celebrates opening of first human rights museum
Canada Post will commemorate the upcoming September opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with a single nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp. The stamp will be issued Aug. 20 in a booklet of 10. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Belgium Belgium’s second commemoratives came from art contest
Peru’s 5-centimo Locomotive and Arms stamp of 1871 (Scott 19) generally is considered to be the world’s first commemorative stamp, followed by a long gap until 1888-89, when New South Wales issued a series of six commemorative designs (77-82). (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Internet research Internet research helps to bring postal history items alive
The Internet is an amazing tool for making postal history items come alive. Take the cover shown in Figure 1, for example. (Read more...)

Iceland’s 2014 Europa stamps printed on different papers Iceland’s 2014 Europa stamps printed on different papers
Iceland issued two self-adhesive Europa stamps March 27. However, one is soakable, while the other is not, and design errors are to blame. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: posters on stamps Circus, movie, advertising and recruitment posters on stamps
Collectors have praised the colorful designs of the United States Postal Service’s Vintage Circus Posters forever stamps issued May 5. (Read more...)

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