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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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New Stamps from Gibraltar

Historic Streets of Gibraltar Street names in Gibraltar became official in the 1870s, when street signs (in English) were first erected by the police. Up until then, streets had no official name and were therefore referred to either by their … Continue reading

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New German Stamp on UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey

German Post issued a stamp commemorating the 1250th anniversary of the Lorsch Abbey, former Imperial Abbey in Lorsch,Germany, about 10 km east of Worms, one of the most renowned monasteries of the Carolingian Empire. Even in its ruined state, its … Continue reading

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Iceland Issued Stamp on 50 Years of Surtsey

In the morning of 14 November 1963 fishermen from the Vestmannaeyjar saw a cloud of smoke rising from the ocean 18 km southwest of Heimaey island.The Surtsey eruption had commenced a few days earlier on the sea floor, at a … Continue reading

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New Stamps Released in Wild Germany Series

German post issued two stamps in the series \”Wild Germany\”. The first one is dedicated to Berchtesgarden National park, and the second one depicts the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea. Berchtesgaden National Park is located in the German-Austrian border, southeastern corner … Continue reading

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