newsPapua New Guinea surcharges appear in 2014-15 for new rates
October 27, 2017 04:07 PMIn early January 2014, Papua New Guinea’s Post PNG decided to increase the supply of its 1.30-kina local rate postage stamps by revaluing obsolete 1.20k stamps. While there were 5-toea and 10t stamps from previous issues, some post offices had already run out of these denominations due to previous increases, thus the decision to surcharge stamps.
newsMonkey King to shine on Canada Lunar New Year stamps
October 27, 2017 04:07 PMThe Year of the Monkey is the eighth issue in Canada Post’s current 12-year Lunar New Year series, which began with Year of the Ox stamps in 2009 (Scott 2296-2297). The 2016 Year of the Monkey issue has two separate release dates: Jan. 11 for the permanent domestic letter-rate stamp (85¢), and Feb. 1 for the $2.50 international-rate stamp.
newsSanta seen sledding on Norway Christmas stamps
December 10, 2016 02:00 PMFredrik Skavlan, a noted book illustrator and cartoonist, designed the festive stamps.
newsTaking things at face value can be confusing with Cuba’s dual currency
November 22, 2016 09:00 AMAlthough the stamps of Cuba offer an attractive mix of topical issues, often featuring flora, fauna, and transport, as well as political subjects, the ramifications of the dual currency system might cause some collectors to rethink the feasibility of collecting Cuba.
newsThe Royal Philatelic Society London needs a new home
November 19, 2016 05:00 PMThe society said that it “has been based at 41 Devonshire Place in London since 1925: this is a wonderful ‘heritage’ building that dates from the 1790s. However, as the Society grows, so the need has arisen to find more suitable premises.”