World Stamps

Which Royal Mail stamps were put out the year you were born?: Morning Report

May 27, 2015 03:57 PM

  • The Royal Mail has a new webpage that shows visitors the stamps that were released during their birth year.

By Joe O'Donnell

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. Birth search

The UK's Royal Mail has a new webpage that shows visitors the stamps that were released during their birth year, so long as it's between 1965 and 2015.

For example, your author's birth year is 1987. Released that year was a stamp honoring the 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession, another honoring British architects in Europe, and another paying tribute to studio pottery.

Find out what was released during your birth year.

2. New release in Monaco

Monaco will issue a souvenir sheet with four 1.25 stamps June 25 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Automobile Club of Monaco.

3. Harmer's auction

Harmers International will present its spring auction June 6 at the Collectors Club in New York City with a sale the includes United States, British Commonwealth and worldwide stamps and covers, collections, and a large selection of philatelic forgeries.

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

Author Flannery O'Connor on new stamp June 5