International Stamps and Postal History

British stamps to feature sustainable and threatened fish British stamps to feature sustainable and threatened fish
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will issue 10 Sustainable Fish stamps June 5, World Environment Day. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Costa Rica’s first airmail stamp Costa Rica’s first airmail stamp arrived before regular airmail service
Costa Rica’s first airmail stamp was issued in happy anticipation of a service that did not come to pass — at least not right away. (Read more...)

Film in Canada honored with five stamps issued May 2 Film in Canada honored with five stamps issued May 2
On May 2, Canada Post issued nondenominated (85¢) National Film Board of Canada permanent stamps with five different designs. T (Read more...)

Jersey Poppy stamps can be planted Jersey Poppy stamps can be planted
On May 6, Jersey issued six stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring poppies and commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. One of the stamps is shown nearby. (Read more...)

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...)

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