April 24, 2018 07:00 PM

1921 Cilicia postage due set difficult to find in sound condition

The Scott Standard catalog values the set at $43.50 in both unused hinged condition and used condition.

April 24, 2018 08:00 AM

New Latvia stamps integrate both flag and map into design

A new stamp from Latvia combines the country’s flag and map. Shaped like the Latvia, it is the first irregularly shaped stamp from Latvijas Pasts (the Latvian postal service).

April 23, 2018 12:30 AM

Watercolor paintings by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on Greenland stamps

One of the stamps is a semipostal with a surtax for the Greenlandic Children’s Association, which works to improve the living conditions of children.

April 23, 2018 11:00 AM

Irish stamps commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela

New stamps from Ireland honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. An Post issued the two stamps April 5 in a set called International Statesmen.

April 20, 2018 11:00 AM

Australia celebrates queen’s 92nd birthday

On April 17 of this year, Australia Post issued two stamps for her 92nd birthday, a $1 denomination for domestic mail and a $3 stamp for international mail.

April 20, 2018 08:45 AM

Signs of summer: bees are buzzing on two different Canadian permanent stamps issued May 1 in booklets

The stamps are stamps being issued May 1 in booklets of 10, with the two design se-tenant (side-by-side).

April 19, 2018 05:30 PM

Australia features war memorials on stamps

The last set of stamps in Australia Post’s five-year A Century of War series features war memorials.

April 17, 2018 11:00 AM

Scenes of Lugano featured on stamps honoring Swiss national show

Scenes of this city in the southern canton of Ticino are included on both the U.N. and Swiss issues.

April 16, 2018 06:30 PM

Stamps feature New Zealand cycling, maritime disaster, rocket launch

Recent stamps and souvenir sheets from New Zealand portray travel on earth, by sea and into outer space.

April 16, 2018 09:30 AM

New Royal Mail stamps dedicated to the reintroduction of six species

Stamps from Royal Mail depict once-extinct species in the United Kingdom that have been successfully reintroduced.

April 12, 2018 09:00 AM

Canada Post celebrates 65th anniversary of queen’s coronation April 20

The nondenominated permanent-rate stamp (currently 85¢) is being issued April 20 in booklets of 10.

April 11, 2018 07:30 AM

Collectors of French Polynesia covet this historic set

Although in demand, this is not a difficult set to find, and it is a good buy in the $18-to-$25 price range.

April 10, 2018 10:00 AM

United Nations reuses souvenir sheet design for new definitive stamp

The United Nations Postal Administration will issue a definitive stamp May 3 with the theme of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

April 10, 2018 09:45 AM

Creatively connecting toys with philately: Malaysian stamps showcase Lego brand

Finding a philatelic way to bridge a generational gap can sometimes be difficult, or it can be easy depending on the stamp’s subject.

April 03, 2018 06:00 PM

Keep your eyes peeled for 1927 Saudi Arabia postage due stamps

In 1927, the forerunner state of Hejaz and Nejd issued two Tughra of Ibn Saud postage due stamps (Saudi Arabia Scott J22-J23).

April 03, 2018 11:30 AM

Ganz, Abensur, Douglas, Lewis to sign roll in July

Four leaders in stamp and postal history research who have contributed significantly to the world’s store of philatelic knowledge are about to receive one of the field’s top honors.

March 31, 2018 09:00 AM

Jesus and the Crucifixion grace Vatican and Slovakian Easter stamps

Easter stamps issued March 15 by Croatia and Feb. 6 by Vatican City represent the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus, respectively.

March 29, 2018 09:15 AM

Decorated eggs dominate Polish, Slovenia Easter stamps

The stamp design also includes flowers in gold above the egg and a small goose in gold in the lower right.

March 28, 2018 10:30 AM

New Brazilian stamps honor water forum and promote the protection of pets

Brazil Correios described the design of the stamp as featuring the forum’s logo resting on a background of wavy lines that simulate the flow of water.

March 27, 2018 10:30 AM

Royal Mail issues four new Machins and 16 country definitive stamps

Four of the stamps are Machins featuring the bas-relief portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin. This portrait has been used on Britain’s stamps since 1967.