Category Archives: Stamps

New Stamps from Faroe Islands

Natural Dye The colour samples on the stamps are: Smæra – White Clover (Trifolium repens), which give pale yellow hues. Klokkulyngur – Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), which gives light green hues. Korki – Ochrolechia (Ochrolechia tartarea), a lichen that grows on rocks and … Continue reading

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NewZealand:Darkest Hour Stamp Issue

As the war continued its persistent trudge into 1917, New Zealanders began to grow weary of this Great War that seemed to have no end in sight. Those on the Western Front were living in cold, wet trenches, and would … Continue reading

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Niue will Issue Stamps on Reptiles

30c Mourning gecko – Lepidodactylus lugubris-Not only has this sociable gecko been known to make a great pet, it has caused great interest in the scientific world due to its ability to reproduce without a male. The females are able to … Continue reading

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Faroe Islands Issued Stamps on Eider

The Faroese eider is a subspecies of Somateria mollissima (Somateria mollissima faeroensis), found only in the Faroe Islands. It is a non-migratory bird, seen along coastal areas in the islands all year round, being the Faroes’ most widespread and largest wild duck … Continue reading

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Croatia Issued Stamps on Children’s World

Iguana iguana -Iguana is native to Central and North America and is found in various colors, depending on the site, but the basic and most common is green. During the 19th century, sailors began to bring them to Europe as exotic animals, … Continue reading

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New Stamps and Meter Cancellations on Birds and Animals

By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Group ArGe Zoologie Czech Republic This sheetlet was issued on 15th March 2017 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Zoological garden Jihlava in the Czech Republic.The stamps are featuring Hyacinth Macaw, Red … Continue reading

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China Issued Stamps on Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integrated Growth

The stamp set released to mark the integrated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province in Shijiazhuang City, capital of North China’s Hebei Province on 9th March  2017.

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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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