International Stamps and Postal History

New Stamps of the World: Stamps feature Ian Fleming Stamps feature Ian Fleming, black-and-white photographs
Ian Fleming, the creator of the fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond, is honored on seven stamps issued July 30 by Guernsey Post for the island of Alderney. (Read more...)

After the Mexican Revolution: six stamps of Yucatan After the Mexican Revolution: six revolutionary stamps of Yucatan
At the very end of the listings for Mexico in the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 are six Revolutionary issues of Yucatan. (Read more...)

Middle East Stamps: Bahrain archaeology conference stamps Bahrain stamps honor international archaeology conference
On March 1, 1970, the third International Conference on Asian Archaeology opened in Bahrain. In honor of the occasion, Bahrain issued four commemorative stamps on that date. (Read more...)

Canada Post announces 2015 stamp program Canada Post announces 2015 program; subjects include FIFA Women’s World Cup
Women’s World Cup soccer, dinosaurs and Sir John A. Macdonald are among the subjects slated to appear on Canadian stamps in 2015. Several familiar stamp series will return next year as well. (Read more...)

U.N. stamps to celebrate family farming U.N. stamps to celebrate family farming
Six United Nations stamps to be issued Aug. 21 commemorate the International Year of Family Farming. The set is called Cultivating Hope. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Underwater post offices Stamps feature underwater post offices in the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans
Underwater post offices of yesterday and today are featured on two recent stamp issues. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Australia’s airmail stamps Cracking the complexities of Australia’s airmail stamps
Collecting airmail stamps used to be an extraordinarily popular specialty, and it is still enjoyed by many collectors. F (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Multination issues Multination issues feature the Mediterranean, flowers, music
Eight postal administrations have joined together to issue the first Euromed stamps. (Read more...)

Canada celebrates opening of first human rights museum Canada celebrates opening of first human rights museum
Canada Post will commemorate the upcoming September opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with a single nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp. The stamp will be issued Aug. 20 in a booklet of 10. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Belgium Belgium’s second commemoratives came from art contest
Peru’s 5-centimo Locomotive and Arms stamp of 1871 (Scott 19) generally is considered to be the world’s first commemorative stamp, followed by a long gap until 1888-89, when New South Wales issued a series of six commemorative designs (77-82). (Read more...)

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