International Stamps and Postal History

National Postal Museum Treasures: Letters from Liberia Finding guide helps researchers track down Liberia material
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum recently published an online finding guide to its extensive collections of Liberian philately. (Read more...)

Vatican honors Charlie Chaplin on stamp Vatican honors Charlie Chaplin on stamp
In addition to commemorating popes and saints, stamps from Vatican City honor artists in many fields, including painting, music and literature. (Read more...)

Canadian UNESCO commemorative set May 16 Canadian commemorative set issued May 16 honors UNESCO sites
Canada Post honored five Canadian UNESCO World Heritage Sites with five commemorative stamps issued May 16. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Viking heritage, Irish battle Stamps honor Viking heritage, Irish battle
Viking artifacts are featured on new stamps from Norway and Ireland. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: 1865 Newfoundland seal Lack of zeal for 1865 Newfoundland seal led to design change
With the arrival of decimal currency in 1865, Newfoundland needed new postage stamps as well as new money. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: definitive stamps New definitives represent subjects from sports to politics
Several postal administrations introduced new definitive stamp series this year. These regular-issue stamps display a variety of subjects from extreme sports to mushrooms to a national hero. (Read more...)

Canada marks tragic sinking of ‘Empress of Ireland’ Canada marks tragic sinking of ‘Empress of Ireland’
Canada Post will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland on May 29, with two stamp designs and two picture postal cards. (Read more...)

British stamps honor films and GPO documentaries British stamps honor films and GPO documentaries
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will issue 10 stamps May 13 featuring British films and documentaries. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: South Pacific nations Stamps pay tribute to the ancient explorers of the Pacific
It is truly amazing when one thinks about the people who, in prehistoric times, found their way to hundreds of islands that are scattered throughout the South Pacific Ocean. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: New Machin definitive stamps Machin definitives issued March 26 for rate increases
Every year around March, Royal Mail (the British post office) announces changes in rates of its most-used services. Usually, the changes are increases. (Read more...)

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