International Stamps and Postal History

British postal strike mail presents opportunities for discoveries British postal strike mail presents opportunities for discoveries
My dad, who was in the hotel business, was transferred by his company from New York to London in the late 1960s (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Great Britain’s semipostal stamps make for a short list Great Britain Philately: Britain’s semipostal stamps make for a short list
Like the United States, which has issued only four semipostal stamps, Great Britain has produced only a few semipostal stamps. (Read more...)

Flowers of the Empire Flowers of the Empire: flowers on British North American stamps have a long history
Although popular today, floral decoration on Canadian stamps dates back only to the 1960s. However, flowers as symbols of the lands that make up what we now call the United Kingdom are prominent on a number of the first postage stamps of British North America (Read more...)

Isle of Man to give away Penny Black Isle of Man to give away Penny Black
The Isle of Man Post Office is celebrating the 175th anniversary of the world's first postage stamp by giving away an example of that stamp, Great Britain's Penny Black issued May 6, 1840 (Scott 1) (Read more...)

British Honduras World War I stamps with moire overprints British Honduras World War I stamps with moire overprints
The colony of British Honduras (now the nation of Belize) in Central America was very distant from the shell-torn battlefields of Western Europe during the Great War (1914-18), but the effects of the war reached across the seas to create an unusual set of stamps for the colony (Read more...)

Amazing attic find reported in UK, 1918 Jenny Invert to be sold: Week Amazing attic find reported in UK, 1918 Jenny Invert to be sold: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

UNPA issued Greetings from Vienna pane of 10 with labels UNPA issued Greetings from Vienna pane of 10 with labels
The United Nations Postal Administration issued a Greetings from Vienna pane Jan. 23. (Read more...)

The ‘Strange Stamp Squad’ The ‘Strange Stamp Squad’
As new issue editor of the Scott stamp catalogs, I see thousands of pieces of miniature works of art every year listing the new stamps of the world for the (Read more...)

Canada’s Maple Leaf flag celebrates 50th anniversary Canada’s Maple Leaf flag celebrates 50th anniversary
On Feb. 15 — 50 years to the day after it first ran up the flagpole on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada — the red Maple Leaf flag was honored by  (Read more...)

A new look for royal definitives from three countries A new look for royal definitives from three countries
Recent royal definitive stamps from the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden feature a new crown, a new monarch and new portraits, respectively. (Read more...)

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