International Stamps and Postal History

New Stamps of the World: Crystallography International Year of Crystallography commemorated on recent stamps
A joint issue between Belgium and Slovenia will celebrate the International Year of Crystallography as declared by the United Nations. Other postal administrations also are issuing stamps to promote this year. (Read more...)

Brigham’s Canada’s first issues exhibit at APS Stampshow Brigham’s exhibit of Canada’s first issues to be shown at APS Stampshow
Ron Brigham’s world champion exhibit “The Pence and Cents, 1851-1868” will be featured in the court of honor at the American Philatelic Society’s annual summer convention and exhibition. (Read more...)

U.N. stationery surcharged
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue surcharged versions of U.N./New York postal stationery June 6 to meet new United States Postal Service rates that went into effect earlier this year, on Jan. 26. (Read more...)

New U.N. definitive stamps to feature abstract designs New U.N. definitive stamps to feature abstract designs
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue six definitive stamps June 6, two each for the U.N. post offices at U.N. buildings in the United States, Switzerland and Austria. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: 1939-44 Poland stamps 1939-44 Poland — issued under German occupation
1939 surcharged German stamps (Read more...)

Canada’s four issues of the late Victoria era at auction Canada’s four issues of the late Victoria era featured in second Brigham collection auction
Part II of the Brigham collection of Canada will be offered at auction June 6-7 at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites, 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, a Toronto suburb. (Read more...)

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...)

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