International Stamps and Postal History

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...)

Great Britain Philately: Internet research Internet research helps to bring postal history items alive
The Internet is an amazing tool for making postal history items come alive. Take the cover shown in Figure 1, for example. (Read more...)

Iceland’s 2014 Europa stamps printed on different papers Iceland’s 2014 Europa stamps printed on different papers
Iceland issued two self-adhesive Europa stamps March 27. However, one is soakable, while the other is not, and design errors are to blame. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: posters on stamps Circus, movie, advertising and recruitment posters on stamps
Collectors have praised the colorful designs of the United States Postal Service’s Vintage Circus Posters forever stamps issued May 5. (Read more...)

Asia Philately: People’s Republic of China Collecting People’s Republic of China: It’s all in the numbers
Over the course of eight years, the prices of a great many mint, never-hinged sets and souvenir sheets issued by the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1980 have increased 500 percent. (Read more...)

Britain’s Commonwealth Games stamps picture six sports Britain’s Commonwealth Games stamps picture six sports
Great Britain’s Royal Mail commemorated the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on six stamps and a booklet issued July 17. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Varieties of Venezuelan stamps Varieties of Venezuelan stamps on Winchester security paper
Hideous! That is the only way to describe the Venezuelan stamps printed on Winchester security paper. (Read more...)

Britain to issue first six stamps in five-year World War I series Britain to issue first six stamps in five-year World War I series
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will begin its World War I commemorative stamp series July 28 with six stamps and a prestige booklet. (Read more...)

Two stamps from Australia celebrate airmail centenary Two stamps from Australia celebrate airmail centenary
Australia Post issued two stamps July 1 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Australia’s first domestic airmail flight, made July 16-18, 1914, by Maurice Guillaux. (Read more...)

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