International Stamps and Postal History

Belgium issues a world record stamp Belgium issues a world-record stamp
Belgium’s International Women’s Day stamp issued March 8 has achieved a Guinness world record for the most words on a stamp. (Read more...)

Canada adds to its Baby Wildlife definitive series Canada adds five new stamps, sheet to its Baby Wildlife definitive series
Canada Post is continuing its Baby Wildlife definitive series with five new stamps March 31. The stamps fulfill new postage rates in effect that day. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Romania honors dispute resolution Romania honors dispute resolution; Luxembourg prints sheet on silk
A recent stamp from Romania commemorates the fifth anniversary of the resolution of a maritime territorial dispute with Ukraine. (Read more...)

Stamp year sets: a hobby marketing tool Stamp year sets: a hobby marketing tool that’s fun to collect
The use of stamps on mail seems such an archaic endeavor in these days of instant e-mail, social media, texting and tweeting. (Read more...)

Asia Philately: Great East Asia War postcard images Postcard images show battle scenes from Great East Asia War
A set of three picture postcards was issued by Japan Dec. 8, 1943. This set is found in collections not only of Japan, but also of Malaya and Hong Kong because of the scenes depicted on the cards. (Read more...)

Canadian UNESCO Sites stamp series launched Five new definitives launch Canadian UNESCO Sites stamp series
Canada Post is beginning a new stamp series March 31 showing UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada. (Read more...)

Canada Post issues 22¢ Butterfly make-up rate stamp Canada Post issues 22¢ Butterfly make-up rate stamp March 31
Canada Post issued a 22¢ Monarch Butterfly stamp March 31 to serve as a make-up rate stamp for the country’s new postage rates. (Read more...)

Royal Mail to remember World War I with five-year series Royal Mail to remember World War I with five-year series
Great Britain’s Royal Mail has announced a five-year stamp series commemorating World War I. (Read more...)

A recent history of Ukraine through its stamps A recent history of Ukraine through its stamps
Recent events in Ukraine, including Russia’s attempt to take over Crimea, have thrust the country into the world’s awareness. (Read more...)

Sweden scores with stamp set for Ibrahimovic Sweden scores with stamp set for Ibrahimovic
Anyone with a passing interest in international soccer has heard the name: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The captain of Sweden’s national soccer team and the relentless striker of the Ligue 1 professional club Paris Saint-Germain is featured on a new set of five stamps from Sweden Post. (Read more...)

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