International Stamps and Postal History

Classic Stamps of the World: First Latvian issues First Latvian issues made good use of German army castoffs
Recycling was a matter of practical necessity long before the word was coined and assumed its modern connotation of environmental good practice. A case in point is the first stamps of Latvia, issued Dec. 18, 1918 (Scott 1 and 2). (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Children’s toys on stamps Topical Great Britain: collecting children’s toys on stamps
With around 3,000 commemoratives issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain is a rich resource for stamps for topical and thematic collections. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Magic squares and optical illusions Stamps show magic squares, palindromes and optical illusions
New stamps from Macau and Belgium present challenges for the mind and the eye, respectively. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Capt. James Cook Stamps chronicle Capt. James Cook’s Pacific adventures
Capt. James Cook was not the first European to set sail for the Pacific Ocean. (Read more...)

Withdrawn Ireland stamp found in kiloware Withdrawn Ireland stamp found in kiloware
A used example of a withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp has been discovered in kiloware. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Lithuania Stamps honor open-heart surgery, liver transplantation
New stamps from Lithuania and India honor heart and liver surgery, respectively. (Read more...)

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...)

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