International Stamps and Postal History

New look for Russian ruble on stamps New look for Russian ruble on stamps
If you look closely, you can notice a small change on new stamps from Russia. Starting with the Europa stamp issued Jan. 16, there is a new symbol for the ruble.  (Read more...)

You bought it: 'Nice lot of precancels,' Canadian stamps from Milwaukee's Stampfest
As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamps News Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.  (Read more...)

Austrian personalized stamps have hidden image Austrian personalized stamps have hidden image
Post offices around the world offer personalized stamps. Usable just like regular stamps with the same value, they display an image chosen by the customer. (Read more...)

Paraguay’s 1947 Solano Lopez issues: inexpensive but hard to find Paraguay’s 1947 Solano Lopez issues: inexpensive but hard to find
By the mid-1940s, Paraguay was printing a lot of stamps. Many of them were very attractive, engraved by renowned British printers such as Thomas de la Rue. (Read more...)

Jersey features toy trains on new stamps Jersey features toy trains on new stamps
Jersey Post will picture Hornby model trains on six stamps to be issued March 24. Two of the stamps are part of the multination Europa series with the theme of traditional toys. (Read more...)

New stamps feature astronomical phenomena, St. Patrick New stamps feature astronomical phenomena, St. Patrick
Hong Kong Post looks to the skies with its latest set of stamps featuring seven astronomical phenomena. (Read more...)

Stamp Collecting Basics: Is your stamp collection all caught up on its Zzzzzzs? Stamp Collecting Basics: Is your stamp collection all caught up on its Zzzzzzs?
The last few pages of stamp listings in Vol. 6 of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue contain the stamp-issuing countries beginning with the letter “Z.” (Read more...)

British stamps show bridge designs spanning several centuries British stamps show bridge designs spanning several centuries
Ten new stamps from Great Britain represent hundreds of years of bridge construction. (Read more...)

Many seminars planned for May 13-16 London show
Visitors to London 2015 Europhilex show will be able to participate in a full program of seminars (Read more...)

North American blockade covers of 1775 to 1815 displayed in London North American blockade covers of 1775 to 1815 displayed in London
Members of The Royal Philatelic Society London viewed a rare display of material from the North American blockade of mail from 1775 to 1815 during its Feb. 26 meeting. This meeting also was broadcast to membership worldwide through YouTube. (Read more...)

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