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10 Rarest and Unique Postage Stamps of the World (1)

One Penny Black – world’s first stamp (1840) One Penny Black stamp was first issued by the British government in 1840 and features the bust of England’s Queen Victoria.The early printing of these stamps were attached to each other and … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Kyrgyzstan

50th Anniversary of the First Spacewalks On July 2nd, 2015 Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP) is issuing the souvenir sheet “50th Anniversary of the First “Spacewalks”.In 1965 the first ever extravehicular activity was performed. The first ever heroes to perform this … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Austria

Classical Traditional Costume- The Tux Tracht Tyrol has a colourful and unique wealth of classical trachts and the customs that are interwoven with it. The Ziller Valley, for instance, stands out for its uniform tracht that is above all a … Continue reading

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UN Postal Union Acquires World’s First Postage Ptamp Issued in 1840

 The United Nations postal union reported today that it has acquired what is probably the world’s best-known stamp – the Penny Black – which was issued 172 years ago and shows a profile image of United Kingdom’s Queen Victoria on … Continue reading

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