International Stamps and Postal History

Stamp to honor invention of the World Wide Web Stamp to honor invention of the World Wide Web
Great Britain will commemorate the invention of the World Wide Web on an Inventive Britain stamp to be issued in February, according to a Dec. 27 press release from Royal Mail. (Read more...)

United Nations announces 2015 program
The United Nations Postal Administration recently announced its 2015 program on its website, https://unstamps.org. (Read more...)

Italy to honor world expo, chocolatier in 2015 Italy to honor world expo, chocolatier, St. John Bosco in 2015
It seems hard to believe, but despite the recession plaguing southern Europe, Poste Italiane (Italy’s postal administration) recently reported increased philatelic sales and an unexpected surge in the number of new-issue subscribers. (Read more...)

Collect back-of-the-book stamps of New Zealand Stamps Down Under: Collect back-of-the-book stamps of New Zealand
New Zealand issued its first postage stamp in 1855, but in addition to postage stamps, there have been many other kinds of stamps that are equally as interesting and collectible. (Read more...)

Iceland switched from portraits to photographs for 1925 set Classic Stamps of the World: Iceland switched from portraits to photographs for 1925 set
In 1924 the congress of the Universal Postal Union (the international body of postal administrations) decreed that postal rates between its member nations should be reduced. (Read more...)

London fancy geometric postmarks experiment London fancy geometric postmarks experiment began in 1880
The cancellation on the 3-penny rose Queen Victoria stamp (Scott 61) shown here makes the stamp vastly more interesting and desirable to collectors. (Read more...)

RPSL display of 19th-century dealers Royal Philatelic Society London display of 19th-century dealers
Displays related to stamp dealers of the 19th century were shown to the members of the Royal Philatelic Society London at its Dec. 17 meeting at 41 Devonshire Place, London. (Read more...)

The Magi celebrated on Jan. 6 and on Christmas stamps The Magi celebrated on Jan. 6 and on Christmas stamps
The arrival of the Magi, also known as the three kings or the wise men, at Bethlehem to worship the infant Jesus is traditionally celebrated on Jan. 6. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: Zambezia 1894-1917 Stamp Identifier: Zambezia 1894-1917
Value and country name inscribed: Zambezia at the end of the 19th century was a district in the center of the Mozambique province, in what was then known as Portuguese East Africa Colony and which today is the Republic of Mozambique (Read more...)

Canada Post reports profit
Canada Post has reported a before-tax profit of $13 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a before-tax loss of $129 million in the third quarter of 2013, according to a Nov. 26 press release from Canada Post. (Read more...)

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