May 01, 2018 08:00 AM

Spain issues ‘Solo’ souvenir sheets

They were issued April 13, more than a month ahead of the film’s scheduled premiere May 15 at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

April 30, 2018 05:00 PM

Letter card written and mailed during ‘Titanic’ voyage auctioned in England

An April 21 auction in England offered numerous artifacts of the doomed luxury liner and royal mail ship RMS Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean April 15, 1912.

April 27, 2018 11:00 AM

A look at Cook Islands' stamps: Inside Linn’s

Also included in this issue is the examination of a late 1889 cover from Peru and the story of mail suspected of containing prohibited lottery matter.

April 26, 2018 03:00 PM

Royal Mail issues 10 stamps showing owls and owlets of Great Britain

Great Britain’s Royal Mail is depicting five species of owls on 10 stamps being issued May 11.

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.