International Stamps and Postal History

Asia Philately: People’s Republic of China Collecting People’s Republic of China: It’s all in the numbers
Over the course of eight years, the prices of a great many mint, never-hinged sets and souvenir sheets issued by the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1980 have increased 500 percent. (Read more...)

Britain’s Commonwealth Games stamps picture six sports Britain’s Commonwealth Games stamps picture six sports
Great Britain’s Royal Mail commemorated the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on six stamps and a booklet issued July 17. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Varieties of Venezuelan stamps Varieties of Venezuelan stamps on Winchester security paper
Hideous! That is the only way to describe the Venezuelan stamps printed on Winchester security paper. (Read more...)

Britain to issue first six stamps in five-year World War I series Britain to issue first six stamps in five-year World War I series
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will begin its World War I commemorative stamp series July 28 with six stamps and a prestige booklet. (Read more...)

Two stamps from Australia celebrate airmail centenary Two stamps from Australia celebrate airmail centenary
Australia Post issued two stamps July 1 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Australia’s first domestic airmail flight, made July 16-18, 1914, by Maurice Guillaux. (Read more...)

United Nations World Heritage stamps feature the Taj Mahal United Nations World Heritage stamps feature the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, is pictured on six stamps issued July 16 by the United Nations Postal Administration. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Britain’s first commemoratives Britain’s first commemoratives, the Wembleys, issued in 1924
This year is the 90th anniversary of Great Britain’s first commemorative stamps, issued April 23, 1924 (Scott 185-186). (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Greek definitives Greek definitives for months of the year; summer stamps
Greece introduced new definitive (regular-issue) stamps April 24. The issue is called the Months in Folk Art and includes one stamp for each month. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Nicaragua Stamps that may (or may not) have led to the Panama Canal
One hundred years ago this Aug. 15, the first ship passed through the new Panama Canal. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: New Zealand’s King George V 1½d stamps Identifying New Zealand’s King George V 1½d look-alike stamps
Stamp collecting can be simple or complicated, depending on how deeply engrossed the individual collector wishes to become. (Read more...)

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