newsWorld Heritage sites on United Nations-Czech Republic joint issue
August 21, 2016 08:00 PMAs part of its long-running World Heritage series, the United Nations Postal Administration is participating in a joint-issue with the Czech Republic’s Ceska Posta. The stamps depict sites in the Czech Republic that have been inscribed on the World Heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO.
newsRoyal Mail wins hobby’s Oscar equivalent for best stamp issue of 2015
August 15, 2016 01:00 PMConsidered the Oscars of the stamp-design field, the Asiago awards are presented annually in Asiago, Italy. The ceremony for the 46th Asiago awards took place July 3. In addition to Great Britain, stamps of Portugal, Spain, Poland and San Marino received awards.
newsRoyal Mail stamps celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birth anniversary
August 04, 2016 01:00 PMGreat Britain’s Royal Mail celebrated Beatrix Potter’s 150th birth anniversary on postage stamps, a souvenir sheet, and two booklets issued July 28. The designs depict characters she created and illustrated in her more than 20 books for children.
newsStamps to look for from Norfolk Island, newest dead country: Stamp Market Tips
August 03, 2016 05:00 PMReaders of Linn’s are aware that Norfolk Island just became the world’s newest dead country (a country or postal authority that no longer issues postage stamps). Linn’s senior editor Denise McCarty reported the news in July that Australian stamps replaced stamps of Norfolk Island effective July 1.