Category Archives: History Behind A Stamp

New Europa 2017 Stamps:Gibraltar

The Moorish Castle is the name given to a medieval fortification in Gibraltar comprising various buildings, gates, and fortified walls, with the dominant features being the Tower of Homage and the Gate House. Part of the castle itself also housed … Continue reading

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New Zealand will Issue Stamps on British and Irish Lions

The British and Irish Lions rugby Tour was first dreamt up by a couple of English cricketers by the names of Alfred Shaw and Arthur Shrewsbury. The first Tour had the team playing 19 games of Aussie rules football, but … Continue reading

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New UNPA Stamps

International Day of Happiness Even a small Smurf can make a big difference! The Smurfs Campaign for Happiness or #SmallSmurfsBigGoals campaign is designed to promote the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and to encourage people to take action to protect … Continue reading

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Monaco Issued Stamps on 5th Anniversary of Princess Charlene Foundation

The stamp has a face value of 0,71€ (£0.60 or $0.75), and the other has a value of 0,85€ (£0.82 or $0.90). Both images on the stamps feature Her Serene Highness teaching children water safety and swimming. According to the … Continue reading

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Australia Issued Stamp on War Correspondent Charles Bean

Australian journalist Charles Bean, once a junior reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald, landed at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915, just hours after the dawn attack.The then 36-year-old quickly won the affection of the Australian troops and, just two weeks after the landing, was … Continue reading

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Vatican stamps mark Pope Benedict’s birthday, Fatima apparitions

Vatican City has issued a stamp sheet on 16th April 2017 on the occasion of Birth day of  Pope Benedict.Designed by the artist Daniela Longo, the sheet features a drawing of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict embracing, while the actual … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Austria

Birthday Party Many happy returns of the day! A lively birthday party is depicted on this puzzle stamp mini sheet issued by Austrian Post as part of the “comic stamp puzzle” series – a unique way of franking party invitations … Continue reading

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New Stamps from South Korea

By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie 150th Birth Anniversary of Woodang Lee Hoe-yeong Lee Hoe-Yeong  also known by his pen name Woodang  (March 17, 1867 – November 17, 1932) was a  Korean independence activist … Continue reading

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USPS Global Forever Stamp

United States Postal Service USPS will issue this round shape forever stamp on 28th April 2017.The stamp features a green succulent plant known as the echeveria. The non denominated ($1.15) stamp will be issued in panes of 10. The global … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Hungary

450th Birth Anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) was an Italian Baroque composer, teacher and conductor, the first master of opera. He studied under the supervision of the maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Cremona and composed his … Continue reading

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