Category Archives: History Behind A Stamp

New Stamps from Finland

Carousel Minna Havas, a versatile illustrator and fabric pattern designer, has drawn a carousel horse for a festive, spring-themed stamp.  – Old circus aesthetics is very fascinating. It was very inspiring to design the Carousel stamp and the ornamental patterns … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Switzerland

Baby Animals Extinct:the otter Otters used to be found living on the banks of practically every stretch of water in Switzerland. They became extinct in the middle of the last century as a result of over-hunting. To ensure a natural return from areas … Continue reading

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Norway Issued Stamps on Royal Couple’s 80th Birthdays

Both King Harald V and Queen Sonja turn 80 this year. Crown Prince Harald was born on 21 February 1937 – the first time in 567 years that an heir was born in Norway. A little over a month after … Continue reading

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Romania Issued Stamp on Postcrossing

Postcrossing began as a project between friends sharing the same passion. In 2005, Paulo Magalhães, a Portuguese student who liked to receive and send postcards, developed a web site that provides a free platform for people who want to exchange … Continue reading

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Vietnam Issued Stamps on Traditional Markets

The set features three market types of Vietnam, including a mountain market, a village market and a floating market.Designed by painter To Minh Trang of the Vietnam Post Corporation, the stamp collection includes three stamps measuring 60 x 25 millimetres.

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Estonian Issued Stamp and Max Card on National Fish Baltic Herring

The Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras) is a sub-species of the Atlantic herring that lives in the Baltic Sea. It is mostly about 20 cm long with a silvery lustre and dark bluish green back that has adapted to the … Continue reading

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France Issued Stamp on Frederic Bazille

His visits to the Fabre museum in Montpellier, his hometown, and the revelation of modern painting by Alfred Bruyas, a great collector and patron, decided otherwise: Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) would be a painter! At the school of fine arts of … Continue reading

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New Swiss Stamps

50 years of the Swiss Heart Foundation The Swiss Heart Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The special stamp designed by Bernese graphic artist Jenny Leibundgut Riggs shows a symbolized heart in the colours of the blood circulation system with stylised pulse sound waves … Continue reading

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Germany:Pictorial Postmark and Stationary on Geologist

By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the Gerrman Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie The postmark is featuring the German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner.It will be released on 24th March 2017 in 98617 NEUBRUNN. Stationary Four envelopes of this issue will … Continue reading

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France Issued Stamp on Anne Morgan

Philanthropist and pioneer of humanitarianism, the American Anne Tracy Morgan (1873-1952) left a lasting imprint in the department of the Aisne. Daughter of the banker John Pierpont Morgan, one of the richest men in the world, this Francophile took sides … Continue reading

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