International Stamps and Postal History

Great Britain Philately: Britain’s first commemoratives Britain’s first commemoratives, the Wembleys, issued in 1924
This year is the 90th anniversary of Great Britain’s first commemorative stamps, issued April 23, 1924 (Scott 185-186). (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Greek definitives Greek definitives for months of the year; summer stamps
Greece introduced new definitive (regular-issue) stamps April 24. The issue is called the Months in Folk Art and includes one stamp for each month. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Nicaragua Stamps that may (or may not) have led to the Panama Canal
One hundred years ago this Aug. 15, the first ship passed through the new Panama Canal. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: New Zealand’s King George V 1½d stamps Identifying New Zealand’s King George V 1½d look-alike stamps
Stamp collecting can be simple or complicated, depending on how deeply engrossed the individual collector wishes to become. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Bayeux tapestry Souvenir sheet pictures new panel for Bayeux tapestry
A new souvenir sheet from Alderney pictures the recently created final panel of the Bayeux tapestry. (Read more...)

Jordan issues stamps, souvenir sheet for pope’s visit
Jordan issued three stamps and a souvenir sheet to mark the May 24 visit of Pope Francis. (Read more...)

Asia Philately: Indonesia’s Vienna Issues Indonesia’s Vienna Issues were created as revolution unfolded
Some collectors of worldwide stamps might be familiar with the 1948-50 Revolution series of postage stamps from Indonesia, stamps that usually are referred to as the Vienna Issues, but others might not be aware of them. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: Stamps of New Britain Stamp Identifier: 1914-15 New Britain
Surcharged postage stamps (Read more...)

Canadian Photography stamp series continues July 7 Canadian Photography series continues with seven designs
Canada Post will continue its series of commemorative stamps honoring Canadian photography July 7 with seven designs on stamps in booklets and souvenir sheets. (Read more...)

The world’s most famous stamp in stamp-on-stamp designs The world’s most famous stamp in stamp-on-stamp designs
Although there is only one 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta, this famous stamp has been pictured on other stamps, known as stamp-on-stamp designs. (Read more...)

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