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Octogenarian Artist who Weaves Magic out of Postal Stamps

By Tamara Mathias​ Meet the 82-year-old woman who has spent over 40 years painstakingly creating beautiful artwork from discarded Indian postage stamps and her son who passionately preserves philately. Deepa Melkote speaks at the lightening pace of a woman on a … Continue reading

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New Stamps from Philippines

225th Founding Anniversary of Sta. Rosa City, Laguna Denomination & Quantity : P12 – – – 101,000 Date of Issue : January 18, 2017 Size of Stamp : 40mm x 30mm Sheet Composition : 40 on (4 x 10) Perforation … Continue reading

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South Africa Issued Stamps on Currency Krugerrand

South Africa Issued Stamps on the Krugerrand.Apart from three international letter-rate stamps, Sapo issued a first-day cover to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Krugerrand. The stamps, designed by philatelic artists Rachel-Mari Ackermann, depict the development of the Krugerrand in … Continue reading

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Estonia : Post Horn 2017 Definitive Stamps

Issue Date: 18.01.2017 Designer: Indrek Ilves Printer: AS Vaba Maa Process: Offset Size: 24,0 x 24,0 mm Values: 0.10 €, 0.65 €, 1.40 €

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New Stamps from Portugal

Lisbon : Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017 Issue Date: 07.01.2017 Printer: INCM Process: Offset Size: 30,6 x 40 mm Values: €0.47, €0.65, €0.80, €0.80 António Guterres :Secretary-General of the United Nations Issue Date: 04.01.2017 Designer: Vasco Martins Illustrator: UNHCR/Hélène Caux Printer: INCM Process: Offset Size: 40 x 30,6 mm Values: €0.80 800 … Continue reading

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First Stamps of St. Maarten

Postal Services St. Maarten N.V. will issue its first-ever set of postage stamps to mark the annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The issue period for the stamp for the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will begin on January 16 and … Continue reading

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New Zealand Issued Stamps on Southern Lights

Auroras are the result of electrically charged particles from solar winds reacting with gases in the earth’s atmosphere. The excess energy from these reactions creates a stunning light show that can be seen at the North or South poles. In … Continue reading

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Romania Issued Stamps on Palace of Culture in Iasi

The Palace of Culture in Iasi was built between 1906 and 1925, as the Palace of Justice and Administration, after the plans of architect I.D. Berindey, and gained a reputation by its remarkable size. The building’s façade, depicted on the stamp … Continue reading

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Sweden:Retro Stamps

Within the area of design, retro means retur- ning to older styles. New products are made in a retro style, but the term also includes old products that become popular again. One good example of this is the string shelf … Continue reading

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First in India : First Foreigner

Henary Dunant was the first foreigner appeared on Indian stamps.The stamp was issed in 1957 on the occasion of International Red Cross conference . Jean Henry Dunant’s life (May 8, 1828-October 30, 1910) is a study in contrasts. He was born … Continue reading

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