News from the World of Stamp Collecting and Philately

News, views, opinions, all that is new in the world of stamp collecting and philately.

Rameshwar Dayal Thothla

 A Special cover on Rameshwar Dayal Thothla was released on 1st November 2022 at Indore.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 1 hour ago
Fan-shaped stamps

 Fan-shaped stampsTaiwan - 2015 Paintings - Shanyin countyTaiwan - 2016 Caligraphy on FansTaiwan - 2016 Caligraphy ...

A philately themed blog  - 19 hours ago
RPSC to make land acknowledgement

Like many organizations since the 2015 release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, the Royal Philatelic ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 21 hours ago
Taiwan 1964, Your POWs are now here and they hate Communists

Taiwan was in a weird state in the early 1950s. The KMT which had formerly ruled China now just had the island of Formosa. Perhaps it ...

The-Philatelist  - 26th Jan 2023
Greetings on Republic Day

 Happy 74th Republic DayA thousand salutes to freedom fighters, because of whom today we are able to live our lives with great ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 25th Jan 2023
2239. 🇯🇪 Jersey From The Air, Again.

 New issues.🇯🇪 Jersey Post -28 January 2023 - Jersey from the air, second issue - 8 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 25th Jan 2023
Saint Pierre et Miquelon –   Pou du Ciel,  1933    

Hello and welcome back to my aircraft on stamps blog. I wrote a few pieces on stamps from Saint Pierre et Miquelon recently and since I ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 25th Jan 2023
Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award nominations open

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum opened the nominating process for its 2023 Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award (SPAA). ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 25th Jan 2023
Anonymous donor adds $10K to RPSC coffers

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) has received a $10,000 bequest from an anonymous donor from British Columbia. “It is ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 25th Jan 2023
Digital workshop for postcard exhibitors

The American Topical Association (ATA) will host a three-session workshop on exhibiting picture postcards this February. The weekly ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 25th Jan 2023
UNITED NATIONS (NEW YORK OFFICE)

This cover from United Nations (New York Office) depicts 4 stamps (2 of each type), celebrating 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain: ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 24th Jan 2023
BRAZIL

This cover from Brazil depicts 2 stamps, including the small stamp on the left celebrating the Pelourinho (Pillory) in the Historic ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 24th Jan 2023
BELGIUM

This cover came from Belgium, depicting 8 different stamps. Among the stamps are 4 stamps issued in 1998 celebrating 4 monuments which ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 24th Jan 2023
Gnomes, Goblins and Elves

There are many postage stamps featuring imaginary characters from children’s stories and in 2002 Australia issued a stamp set ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 24th Jan 2023
BNAPS names
 emeritus members

At the beginning of the year, the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) named four new emeritus members who reached their ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 24th Jan 2023
one more rabbit…………

Hello, just one more. I could do more but this is the last one.. fun eh!!! … The airline is Frontier in the USA and it is on one ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 24th Jan 2023
Vice Admiral Elenjikal Chandy Kuruvilla

A Special cover was released on the 100th Birth Anniversary of Vice Admiral Elenjikal Chandy Kuruvilla on 26th October 2022 at ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 24th Jan 2023
another rabbit……….

well without realising it I have started a new theme. rabbits on aircraft.. hahahahaha 🙂 what airline is this?? can you name the ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 23rd Jan 2023
Apricot of Kargil

 A Special cover was released on the Apricot of Kargil on 13th October 2022 at Kargil.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

MB's Stamps of India  - 23rd Jan 2023
New Zealand 1996, Remembering Broken Barrier, and understanding why there are barriers

In a now independent far off outpost of Empire, there is a tendency of elevating the mediocrity. The important thing to show was that it ...

The-Philatelist  - 22nd Jan 2023
Happy Lunar New year

Hello, gong hei fat choy, we are not in Hong Kong this year, again, to celebrate but the thoughts are there. What can one do when it ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 22nd Jan 2023
Joint issue of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia - 2022

Russia Post released a set of 2 stamps on the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and the 25th Anniversary of ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 21st Jan 2023
Valley of Words - 2022

 A Special Cover was released on the Valley of Words - 2022 at Dehradun on 12th November 2022.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 21st Jan 2023
Hong Kong – aircraft on stamps issue – Part IV 

Hello,  welcome to the weekend.   I hope everyone has a  wonderful  time, and  please don’t forget to celebrate the new year, ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 21st Jan 2023
2238. 🇬🇬 Guernsey Post And Go Issue Features Visiting Cruise Ships.

New issues.🇬🇬 Guernsey Post -15 February 2023 - Post and Go, Cruise ships which visit Guernsey - strip of 6 self-adhesive stamps. ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 20th Jan 2023
More Recent Acquisitions - United States

1861-62 Scott 67 5c buff "Jefferson"Into the Deep BlueI've had a run on acquiring classic U.S. lately. See...Recent Acquisitions United ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 20th Jan 2023
’12-penny Black’ stamp garners national coverage

One of only two known mint never-hinged “12-penny Black” stamps became a star on Canadian national television this week. The ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 20th Jan 2023
V.K.Vijayan

 A Special cover was released on V.K.Vijayan on 19th November 2023 at Paravur.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

MB's Stamps of India  - 20th Jan 2023
New Postage Rates WEF 1 Jan 2023

Myanmar Post changed the inland and foreign postage rates WEF 1 Jan 2023.  For our future reference, I would like to record the ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 19th Jan 2023
Special Covers India 2022- Kashmir Apple

A Special Cover on Kashmir Apple was released on 11th Oct 2022 at Srinagar.

Stamp Digest  - 19th Jan 2023
Canadian Charles Verge among three Lichtenstein Award winners

For the first time in the 70-year history of one of the stamp hobby’s most prestigious awards, the Collectors Club has named three ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 19th Jan 2023
Naturopathy Day

A Special cover was released on 18th November 2022 at Loni Kalbhor to celebrate 5th Naturopathy Day.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 19th Jan 2023
Free People’s State of Wurttemberg 1920, Not as lefty as it sounds

It was to me an interesting transition in Germany after World War I. Not that there were not lefties during the Empire period, in fact ...

The-Philatelist  - 18th Jan 2023
2237. 🇬🇧 Penguin Chick Stars On British Antarctic Territory Postcard Stamp.

 New issues.🇬🇧 British Antarctic Territory postal service -Early 2023 (date to be confirmed) - Postcard rate stamp with 2023 ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 18th Jan 2023
Chunchun Pandey

 A Special cover was released on Chunchun Pandey on 11th October 2022 at Patna.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

MB's Stamps of India  - 18th Jan 2023
New Pictorial Cancellations and Picture Postcards

 13 January  2022 Men's World Cup Hockey Cup RaurkelaBhubaneswar14 January 2023 : Makar SankrantiPuriBengaluruCuttackThe ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 18th Jan 2023
Kashmiri Apple

 A Special cover was released on the Kashmiri Apple on 11th OCtober 2022 at Srinagar.Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

MB's Stamps of India  - 17th Jan 2023
Eastern teases Brigham Collection with highlight booklet

Eastern Auctions has unveiled a promotional booklet previewing the four-part sale of the final material held by late philatelist Ron ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 17th Jan 2023
Cities of labor valor

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet on the Cities of labor valor on 25th August 2022. A City of Labor Valor is an honorary title of ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 17th Jan 2023
SINGAPORE ~ Children's Musuem FDC

Singapore Children's Museum FDC, posted on December 31, 2022 from Singapore GPO to Taipei with arrival postmarked on January 17, ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 17th Jan 2023
SINGAPORE ~ Children's Museum FDC

Singapore Children's Museum FDC, posted on December 31, 2022 from Singapore GPO to Taipei with arrival postmarked on January 17, 2023. 

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 17th Jan 2023
MACAU ~ 2023 CLNY - Year of Rabbit FDC

Macau 2023 Chinese Lunar New Year - Year of Rabbit FDC, posted on January 5, 2023 from Macau to Taipei with arrival postmarked on ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 17th Jan 2023
YMCA. Trivandrum

A Special cover was released to celebrate 15 years of YMCA, Trivandrum on 1st October 2022 at Thiruvananthapuram.Courtesy: Sreejesh ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 16th Jan 2023
Real or not so real.......

Hello, something I think is important for collectors to know - there are sellers out there on the internet who have no integrity - in my ...

cddstamps on stamps  - 16th Jan 2023
All India Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

A Special cover was released on the Ruby Jubilee celebrations of  All India Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Tuticorin on 27th ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 16th Jan 2023
Hong Kong – aircraft on stamps issue – Part III 

Hello and welcome to my aircraft on stamp series.    I have been resting.  Dream on !!!.  But am back with a vengeance one might ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 16th Jan 2023
Japan 1994, remembering Mr. Miyagi for trying to preserve the Koto by modernizing it

Michio Miyagi was a blind musician who played the Koto, a Japanese instrument derived from a Chinese Zither. By playing traditional ...

The-Philatelist  - 15th Jan 2023
Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum

A Special cover was released on the Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum on 23rd December 2022 at Belagavi.

MB's Stamps of India  - 15th Jan 2023
BRAZIL

This cover from Brazil depicts 2 stamps, including the small stamp on the bottom with a picture of the Corcovado mountain in Rio de ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 15th Jan 2023
POLAND

Joint issue Poland-Thailand (2022)

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 15th Jan 2023
2236. Are these Somaliland postage stamps?

 Somaliland.As detailed originally in the Blog published on 10 July 2010, Somaliland was established as a British protectorate in ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 15th Jan 2023
Adyghe Republic

Russia Post released a Souvenir sheet to celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Adyghe Republic on 17th August 2022 depicting images of the ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 15th Jan 2023
Sri Aurobindo

A Special cover was released to celebrate the 150th birth Centenary of Sri Aurobindo at Civic Centre, Bhilai on 10th August ...

MB's Stamps of India  - 14th Jan 2023
BRAZIL

A cover from Brazil with a small stamp showing a picture of the National Congress Building, in Brasilia. Brasília is the federal ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 14th Jan 2023
ITALY

A Christmas cover from Italy

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 14th Jan 2023
2235. 🇲🇲 Myanmar Endemic Birds Stamps 2022-23.

 New issues.🇲🇲 Myanmar Post - 2022-23 - Endemic birds of Myanmar - 9 stamps issued separately. The first four of the ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 14th Jan 2023
2234. 🇳🇿 New Zealand Post Commemorates Writer Katherine Mansfield.

 New issues.🇳🇿 New Zealand Post -1 February 2023 - Centenary of the death of Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand author - 4 ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 13th Jan 2023
Mozambique Company 1940, a colony company warns Portugal about non renewal

The results achieved by the Mozambique Company were poor. Yet they held on and paid Portugal the token rent. The contract was nearly up ...

The-Philatelist  - 12th Jan 2023
Greetings on Makar Sankranti

 Special Cancellation on Makara Sankranti GreetingsBengaluru : 13 January 2023Image Courtesy: Praveen Shastry - BangaloreHappy ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 12th Jan 2023
Chinese New Year 2023 – Year of Rabbit- Thailand

Chinese New Year 2023 – Year of Rabbit- Thailand Date of Issue – 04 Jan 2023 Denomination – 3 Baht

Stamp Digest  - 12th Jan 2023
Peace Arch club supports local community

The Peace Arch Stamp Club has made a pair of $1,000 donations to local and provincial charities stemming from stamp donations made by ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 12th Jan 2023
Fredericton club donates to RPSC

The Fredericton & District Stamp Club, based in the New Brunswick capital, has made an unprecedented donation to the Royal ...

Canadian Stamp News  - 12th Jan 2023
Persia - Bud's Big Blue

Naser al-Din Shaw, Scott #59, buff, red and blackBud's Big BlueBud's ObservationsMost folks don’t give stamp borders a second thought ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 12th Jan 2023
ANDORRA ~ Andorra EUROPA Cover

Andorra cover, posted on December 27, 2022 from Sant Julia de Loria to Taipei with arrival postmarked on January 12, 2023. 

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 12th Jan 2023
2233. 🇸🇭🇬🇧🇫🇰🇬🇸🇸🇭 Excellent South Atlantic Omnibus Tribute To The Late Queen.

 New issues.🇸🇭🇬🇧🇫🇰🇬🇸🇸🇭 Postal services of Ascension Island, British Antarctic Territory, ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 11th Jan 2023
Estonia Coin 2022 – Dedicated to Ukraine

Estonia Coin 2022 – Dedicated to Ukraine Estonia issued a Two euro Coin dedicated to Ukraine and Freedom. 8.5 grams Bi-Metallic ...

Stamp Digest  - 11th Jan 2023
Hellenic Post – Stamp Issue Programme 2023

Hellenic Post – Stamp Issue Programme 2023 The Greek Stamp Issue Programme for 2023 has been released 26 Jan – Sustainable ...

Stamp Digest  - 11th Jan 2023
Junior Eurovision 2022 – Armenia

Junior Eurovision 2022 – Armenia On December 2nd, 2022, one postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Junior Eurovision 2022” has ...

Stamp Digest  - 11th Jan 2023
Special Cover India 2022 -President’s Colours to Tamil Nadu Police.

Special Cover India 2022 -President’s Colours to Tamil Nadu Police. A Special Cover was released on 31st Jul 2022 on award of ...

Stamp Digest  - 11th Jan 2023
Special Covers India 2022 – Jalgaon Banana.

Special Covers India 2022 – Jalgaon Banana. A Special Covers was released on 11th Oct 2022 at Jalgaon on a GI Tag product Jalgaon ...

Stamp Digest  - 11th Jan 2023
Special Covers India 2022 – Centenary Cotton association of India.

Special Covers India 2022 – Centenary Cotton association of India. A Special Cover was released on 18th Oct 2022 at Mumbai to ...

Stamp Digest  - 11th Jan 2023
Special Cover India 2023 -60 Years of Pharmacy Education

Special Cover India 2023 -60 Years of Pharmacy Education A Special Cover was released at Manipal on 05 Jan 2023 by Manipal College of ...

Stamp Digest  - 11th Jan 2023
Special Cover India 2022 – 36th All India Postal Chess Tournament.

Special Cover India 2022 – 36th All India Postal Chess Tournament. A Special Cover was released at Guwahati on 11th Dec 2022 to ...

Stamp Digest  - 11th Jan 2023
February issue

Show Promo ImagePublication date 12/1/2023 The February issue of Stamp Magazine, published on January 12, includes... Stamp Magazine ...

Stamp Magazine  - 11th Jan 2023
Fossils

The set of four stamps issued by India in 1997 commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences in ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 11th Jan 2023
Hong Kong – aircraft on stamps – Part II 

Hello.   Welcome back to my second Hong Kong stamp. It is from a miniature sheet issued in 2011 and shows a replica of a 1910 Farman ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 11th Jan 2023
New stamp from India Post

 Pravasi Bhartiya DiwasSurakshit Jayen Prashikshit JayenDate of Issue : 9 January 2023PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 17th Pravasi ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 10th Jan 2023
SPAIN

This cover from Spain depcits a stamp issued in 2015, celebrating The Great Wall, China. Having come to symbolize China, The Great Wall ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 10th Jan 2023
SPAIN

This cover from Spain depicts a stamp celebrating the Pre-Hispanic City of Cichen-Itza, in México. The sacred site of Chichen-Itza was ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 10th Jan 2023
My rercent covers

 Cover from Finlandwith 22.2.2022 date Received this beautiful greeting card and special wildlife coin from ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 10th Jan 2023
Hong Kong – aircraft on stamps – Part I  

Hello, ok here we go, a new series of aircraft on stamps, and this time from Hong Kong. Probably will be more images than words this ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 10th Jan 2023
2232. 🇬🇬 Guernsey Post Commemorates Jules Verne Novel.

 New issues -India Post -9 January 2023 - Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, safe and skilled immigration - 1 stamp. Rating:- **.🇬🇬 ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 9th Jan 2023
ITALY ~ Italian Vegetables Cover

Italian vegetables cover, posted on December 22, 2022 from Monselice to Taipei with arrival postmarked on January 9, 2023. 

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 8th Jan 2023
INDONESIA ~ Anti-Corruption Cover

Indonesia Anti-Corruption cover, posted on December 13, 2022 from Jakarta to Taipei with arrival postmarked on January 12, 2023. 

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 8th Jan 2023
Congo 1965, pretending independence and the army hadn’t failed

This stamp imagines a daring paratrooper assault carried out the Congo Army. Well the army had a paratroop division, so that could ...

The-Philatelist  - 8th Jan 2023
Badami - Permanent Pictorial Cancellation

 Badami - Permanent Pictorial CancellationBadami formerly known as Vatapi is a town in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka.  ...

A philately themed blog  - 8th Jan 2023
75th Union Day Commemorative Stamps

Myanmar Post issued a set of three stamps to commemorate 75th anniversary of Union Day (12 Feb 2022).  The graphics elements of the ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 8th Jan 2023
Czechoslavakia – 1930s – aircraft on stamps – Part VI 

HeIlo,   welcome back, three more stamps from Czechoslovakia today, these from a 1930s issue. I was going to just show two but the ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 8th Jan 2023
Iron Maiden

Show Promo ImageIssue date 12/1/2023 A stamp issue on January 12 celebrates the long career of the influential British heavy metal rock ...

Stamp Magazine  - 6th Jan 2023
Barbados Stamps Pottery issue October 2022

Finally, after two months of waiting, the new Pottery stamps have arrived. Having been dispatched from Barbados on 2nd November... Read ...

The Barbados Stamps blog  - 6th Jan 2023
India 1958, independant India will be great, building on the success of people like J N Tata

This stamp shows the biggest steel mill in the British Empire and the man that imagined it but did not live to see it. It belonged to ...

The-Philatelist  - 5th Jan 2023
ROC ~ Authorised Postal Agency Last Day Cover

Republic of China (Taiwan) Taoyuan Guisan Tuzhiken (Rabbit) authorised postal agency last day service registered cover, postmarked on ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 5th Jan 2023
Czechoslavakia – 1960 – aircraft on stamps – Part V 

HeIlo,    welcome back, two more stamps from Czechoslovakia today, these from 1960, issued to commemorate the National ...

cddstamps on on aircraft  - 5th Jan 2023
2231. 🇮🇪 Irish Republic Celebrates 50 Years Of EU Membership.

 New issues.🇮🇪 An Post (postal service of the Irish Republic) -5 January 2023 - 50th anniversary of the admission of The ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 5th Jan 2023
2023 starts by finding a missing Barbados First Day Cover

Back in 2019, I wrote an article on the infamous Barbados Cricketers’ error and subsequent First Day Cover, which happened... Read ...

The Barbados Stamps blog  - 5th Jan 2023
POLAND

This cover came from Poland and depicts 3 stamps, all of them related to Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp. Auschwitz concentration ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 4th Jan 2023
2230. 🇧🇸 Bahamas Commemorates Majority Rule In Bahamas Parliament.

 New issues -🇧🇸 Bahamas postal service - 10 January 2023 - 56th anniversary of the achievement of Majority Rule in the ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 4th Jan 2023
LIECHTENSTEIN ~ 2023 CLNY - Year of Rabbit FDC

Liechtenstein 2023 Chinese Lunar New Year - Year of Rabbit FDC, posted on November 14, 2022 from Vaduz to Taipei with arrival postmarked ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 4th Jan 2023
Win a Tutankhamun presentation pack

We have a presentation pack of the Tutankhamun stamp issue to give away to each of 12 lucky winners, courtesy of Royal Mail. The set of ...

Stamp Magazine  - 4th Jan 2023
SERBIA

Joint issue Serbia-Morocco (2022)

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 3rd Jan 2023
TURKEY

A cover from Turkey, depicting a miniature sheet issued in 2019 celebrating the World Heritage Site Arslantepe Mound. Melid, also known ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 3rd Jan 2023
TURKEY

This cover from Turkey depicts 2 stamps, including the stamp on the right corner celebrating Ephesus. Ephesus was a city in ancient ...

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 3rd Jan 2023
SLOVENIA

Joint issue Slovenia-Albania from 2022

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 3rd Jan 2023
2229. 🇯🇪 Yet More Rabbits.

 🇯🇪 Jersey Post -5 January 2023 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit - 1 stamp and 1 miniature sheet containing a single ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 3rd Jan 2023
75th Anniversary of Independence Day

On 4th Jan 2020, Myanmar Post issued a stamp to commemorate 75th anniversary of Independence Day.  This year, the stamp design ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 3rd Jan 2023
Asia Pacific Postal Union 60th Anniversary Stamp issued by Pakistan

Pakistan Post issued a new stamp to commemorate 60th anniversary of Asia Pacific Postal Union on 28 Dec 2022.  The design depicts ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 3rd Jan 2023
COGH 1858-64 Triangular One Shilling Varieties

1863-64 SG 21 1 Shilling bright emerald green(Sc 15 emerald) / De La Rue PrintingInto the Deep BlueThe main collector challenge for the ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 3rd Jan 2023
Konark Sun temple - Permanent Pictorial Cancellation

 Konark Sun temple - PPCKonark is a coastline city in Puri, Odisha. Konark has been derived from "Kona" - corner, and "Arka" - ...

A philately themed blog  - 3rd Jan 2023
Ghana 1991, remembering Cape Coast Castle at the time of it’s American/Smithsonian restoration

Ghana as a colony was the Gold Coast. This castle was built by the Dutch under fake Swedish auspices to trade in gold. That of course ...

The-Philatelist  - 2nd Jan 2023
Puri Jagannath Permanent Pictorial Cancellation

 Puri Jagannath Permanent Pictorial CancellationOdisha is an Eastern state of India.  Puri is a coastline city in Odisha, ...

A philately themed blog  - 2nd Jan 2023
Drawing a line in the sand

SOS! Australia's latest stamps suggest that old-school illustration is in mortal peril

Punk Philatelist  - 2nd Jan 2023
The Postage Stamps & Postal Stationery of Guatemala

We appear to be in something of a Golden Period in the introduction of new resources for the Latin American philatelist. An excellent ...

Classic Latin America  - 1st Jan 2023
Club News

Rainbow Stamp News January 2023Dear Reader,Just published the January 2023 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available at the following ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 1st Jan 2023
Egypt: Suez Canal by Postcard

When Egypt became a Republic in 1952, understandably its government wanted to regain control of the Suez Canal and secure the associated ...

Matthews & Son Philately  - 31st Dec 2022
2228. 🇸🇬 Singapore’s Rabbit New Year Issue.

 New issues.🇸🇬 Singapore Post -6 January 2022 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit - full details now available. 2 gummed ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 31st Dec 2022
2227. Commonwealth Stamps Review Of 2022.

 Here is a review of the Commonwealth events and anniversaries in 2022 which had or may have philatelic consequences and which are ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 30th Dec 2022
FourNations Stamp Exhibition Singapore 2022

Ko Toe participated in FourNation Stamp Exhibition Singapore 2022.  The exhibition was held from 16 to 18 December 2022 at Safra ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 30th Dec 2022
Great Britain 1986, Remembering Hugh Dowding and the Hawker Hurricane fighter

Hugh Dowding commanded the British Fighter Command during the Battle or Britain. One might have expected a more splashy Spitfire fighter ...

The-Philatelist  - 29th Dec 2022
INDONESIA

This cover from Indonesia depict a miniature sheet issued in 2022 celebrating the UNESCO Global Geopark of Belitong.

Philatelic covers Worldwide  - 29th Dec 2022
2226. 🇸🇭 St Helena Remembers Previous Royal Visits.

 New issues.🇸🇭 St Helena postal service -December (precise date of issue awaited) - Anniversaries of previous royal visits to ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 28th Dec 2022
2225. 🇸🇬🇧🇭🇰🇼🇴🇲🇶🇦🇦🇪 Singapore Rabbits And Gulf Joint Issue.

 New issues.🇸🇬 Singapore Post -6 January 2023 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit - 2 stamps (other items expected). ...

Commonwealth Stamps  - 28th Dec 2022
Don’t Forget to Check Out PostBeeld’s Great Year End Offer – Up to 25% off Stamps up to 2nd January Inclusive

Some examples here of savings on stamp purchases in PostBeeld’s Year End sale. 75th Anniversary of the Foundation of the ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 27th Dec 2022
Prince Edward Island - Bud's Big Blue

Scott #6, blueBud's Big BlueBud's ObservationsAll Prince Edward Island (PEI) stamps bear the image of Queen Victoria, some resembling ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 26th Dec 2022
Book Review

 Book ReviewHimalayan Birds on StampsBy M.Lokeswara Rao IFS (Retd.)Himalayan Birds on Stamps by M. Lokeswara Rao IFS (Retd.) Pages ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 26th Dec 2022
The Kathiri State of Seiyun 1954, The state of being a real stamp, your author is as surprised as you are

Throughout the Arabian desert there were small Sultanates that usually had some self rule but were vassals to a more powerful King or in ...

The-Philatelist  - 25th Dec 2022
Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas !Date of Issue: 9 November 2022My Recent CoverGreetings from FinlandThanks, Kristina for your lovely Greetings ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 24th Dec 2022
PostBeeld’s New Year Auction

The fourth monthly PostBeeld auction is underway and bidding is currently (see website) possible. It is the largest to date with over ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 20th Dec 2022
ROC ~ 2022 Christmas Souvenir Covers

Republic of China (Taiwan) 2022 Christmas express registered souvenir covers, posted on December 17, 2022 from Taipei temporary post ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 20th Dec 2022
ROC ~ 2022 Christmas Souvenir Covers

Republic of China (Taiwan) 2022 Christmas express registered souvenir covers, posted on December 17, 2022 from Taipei temporary post office.

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 20th Dec 2022
SINGAPORE ~ Year of Celebrating SG Families FDC

Singapore Year of Celebrating Families FDC, posted on October 8, 2022 from Singapore GPO to Taipei with arrival postmarked on December ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 20th Dec 2022
IBRA World Stamp Exhibition Update

  DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OF PHILATELIC LITERATURE FOR IBRA 2023 EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF 2022!114 literature registrations ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 19th Dec 2022
AMRITPEX 2023 Update

 NEW CLASS ADDED AT AMRITPEX 2023Last date for receipt of applications for AKAM Competitive Class 20 December 2022Visit : ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 18th Dec 2022
British Virgin Islands: Restoration of Legislative Council

The featured postage stamp is one of a set of four issued in 1951 to commemorate the restoration of the Legislative Council of the ...

Matthews & Son Philately  - 18th Dec 2022
COGH 1858-64 Triangular Six Pence Varieties

1864 SG 20 (Sc 14) 6p Bright Mauve (Purple) DLR PrintingInto the Deep BlueThe Six Pence, like its fellow COGH Triangular siblings, ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 17th Dec 2022
Christmas Stamps

Today we feature a small selection of festive season stamps, starting with Åland’s two beautiful 2022 Christmas stamps that show ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 16th Dec 2022
AMRITPEX- 2023 Art & Architecture Quiz

 AMRITPEX 2023 Art & Architecture on line Quiz12 - 25 December 2022Visit ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 15th Dec 2022
Åland - Sepac 2023

Åland - SepacDate of Issue: 27th July 2022one stamp (Lokalpost value)

europa stamps  - 15th Dec 2022
Sepac 2023

Europe - SepacSepac 2023"Traditional markets" 21.03.2023 Jersey 30.05.2023 Greenland - 1 stamp (23.- DKK)26.07.2023 ...

europa stamps  - 14th Dec 2022
2022 Autumn Auction Series Results

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David Feldman SA  - 14th Dec 2022
New Philatelic Book released...

 Himalayan Birds on StampsA new philatelic book 'Himalayan Birds on stamps" by the eminent philatelist of Bangalore Shri M. ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 13th Dec 2022
FALKLAND ISLANDS ~ Birds Cover

Falkland Islands birds cover, posted on November 17, 2022 from Stanley to Taipei with arrival postmarked on December 14, 2022. 

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 13th Dec 2022
The London 2010 Festival of Stamps Souvenir Sheet

 Last week I listed two of these exhibition souvenir miniature sheets on eBay. Known as the third of The London 2010 ...

Machin Mania  - 13th Dec 2022
Black Heritage – Part 15

The person featured on the 2017 Black Heritage stamp was Dorothy Height (1912-2010). She fought long and hard for the rights of women, ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 13th Dec 2022
Club News

 AMRITPEX 2023 : National Philatelic Exhibition11-15 February 2023, Pragati Maidan, New DelhiVisit ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 13th Dec 2022
Penrhyn - Bud's Big Blue

Scott #s 62-63, 1974Bud's Big BlueBud's ObservationsSome 266 Polynesian Islanders live atop a “pie crust” reef that rests on a ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 9th Dec 2022
Lego

The year 2022 is the 90th anniversary of the founding of a company that produces one of the most popular toys enjoyed by children and ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 9th Dec 2022
ROC ~ 2022 Christmas Covers

Republic of China (Taiwan) 2022 Christmas express registered covers, posted on December 6, 2022 from south Taiwan Tainan temporary post ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 8th Dec 2022
January issue

Show Promo ImagePublication date 8/12/22 The January issue of Stamp Magazine, published on December 8, includes... Stamp Magazine ...

Stamp Magazine  - 8th Dec 2022
Bulgaria 2022

Bulgaria Date of Issue: 7th December 2022two stamps (1.25 & 2.70 BGN) and one souvenir sheet (1.25 & 2.70 BGN) both stamps ...

europa stamps  - 7th Dec 2022
Europa stamps 2022

EuropeEuropa 2022  "Stories & Myths"20.01.2022 Russia - 1 stamp (55.- RUB) 25.02.2022 Gibraltar - 2 stamps (1.96 & ...

europa stamps  - 6th Dec 2022
Win an Aardman Classics presentation pack

We have a presentation pack of the Aardman Classics stamp issue to give away to each of 12 lucky winners, courtesy of Royal Mail. The ...

Stamp Magazine  - 5th Dec 2022
Yugoslavia: Postal Firsts

Who was the inventor of the adhesive postage stamp? For many, the name that first jumps to mind is Rowland Hill who is widely credited ...

Matthews & Son Philately  - 4th Dec 2022
Belgium 2023

BelgiumDate of Issue: 12th June 2023one stamp (Europe 1st class value) This stamp is issued in a mini-sheet of 5 stamps

europa stamps  - 4th Dec 2022
World's first postage stamp made of Rubber

       World's first postage stamp made of RubberOn 28th September 2018, Spain issued the World's first postage ...

A philately themed blog  - 4th Dec 2022
Europa stamps 2023

EuropeEuropa 2023  "Peace – the highest value of humanity"common design issue  27.04.2023 Sweden - 1 stamp (30.- ...

europa stamps  - 3rd Dec 2022
Venezuela – the final specialized catalogue for 2022

Just as I’d pressed ‘send’ on my recent post about new Latin American catalogues, along comes yet another (very welcome) reference ...

Classic Latin America  - 3rd Dec 2022
ROC ~ 2023 CLNY - Year of Rabbit FDC

Republic of China (Taiwan) 2023 Chinese Lunar New Year - Year of Rabbit express registered FDC, posted om December 1, 2022 from Taipei ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 2nd Dec 2022
ROC ~ 2023 CLNY - Year of Rabbit Cover

Republic of China (Taiwan) 2023 Chinese Lunar New Year - Year of Rabbit express registered cover, posted on December 1, 2022 from ...

Gulfmann Stamps Collection  - 2nd Dec 2022
Club News

 Rainbow Stamp News December 2022Dear Reader,I am pleased to release the December 2022 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is 180th ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 2nd Dec 2022
COGH 1853-64 Four Pence Blues Triangulars: Treatment of Sulfuretted Stamps

1855-58 COGH SG 6 (Sc4b) deep blue/ white paperUpper: Sulfuretted; Lower: TreatedInto the Deep BlueI have some 40 Cape of Good Hope ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 30th Nov 2022
Tutankhamun

Show Promo ImageIssue date 24/11/22 Royal Mail marked the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun with a set of eight ...

Stamp Magazine  - 30th Nov 2022
Best Sepac stamp 2022

EuropeYou can now vote for the most beautiful 2022 SEPAC stamp.Simply send a short email on info@sepacstamps.eu with the ...

europa stamps  - 24th Nov 2022
The “Moldavian Bull’s Head” – Auction Highlights

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David Feldman SA  - 23rd Nov 2022
Iconic Hungarian 1923 Madonna and Child Inverted Centre

The post Iconic Hungarian 1923 Madonna and Child Inverted Centre appeared first on David Feldman SA.

David Feldman SA  - 23rd Nov 2022
The Patient Philatelist – Legendary Collector #39 Angelo Lima

The post The Patient Philatelist – Legendary Collector #39 Angelo Lima appeared first on David Feldman SA.

David Feldman SA  - 23rd Nov 2022
The Laurence Hausman Collection

The post The Laurence Hausman Collection appeared first on David Feldman SA.

David Feldman SA  - 23rd Nov 2022
Paraguay - Bud's Big Blue

Paraguay flag, front, croppedBud's Big BlueBud's ObservationsA lion, a star, and a floppy Phrygian cap on a stick – strange choices ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 22nd Nov 2022
NZ 2023 : 38th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

 NZ 2023FIAP International Stamp Exhibition4-7 May 2023 AucklandLAST DATE EXTENDED FOR NZ 2023 NZ 2023 The 38th Asian ...

Rainbow Stamp Club  - 21st Nov 2022
Egypt: 1921 French Overprint Variations

In an earlier blog, we introduced the French issues of the Egyptian Ports of Alexandria and Port Said. The blog explored the postal ...

Matthews & Son Philately  - 18th Nov 2022
Ukraine 2022

UkraineDate of Issue: 22nd November 2022two stamps (2x A value = 1.- USD)  both stamps are issued in a mini sheet of 6 stamps ...

europa stamps  - 18th Nov 2022
Recently Added to Stock

Crypto stamps have attracted younger people to look at stamp collecting from a completely different angle and the popularity of these ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 15th Nov 2022
Angola 1870-77 "Crown" stamps: Genuine, Borderline, or Forgery?

1870 Scott 4 25r red "Portuguese Crown"Perf 12 1/2; Probable Forgery; Possible VariationInto the Deep BlueI've done a deep dive into the ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 13th Nov 2022
Åland 2023

ÅlandDate of Issue: 9th May 2023two stamps (2x Europa value = 2x 2.40 €)

europa stamps  - 10th Nov 2022
In Memoriam

Show Promo ImageIssue date 10/11/22 Royal Mail is issuing a set of four stamps on November 10 in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. Stamp ...

Stamp Magazine  - 10th Nov 2022
Earthquake special....

Hello, been a while, sorry been rather busy somehow. Hope this finds everyone well. I will be in Sydney in 8 days for a couple of ...

cddstamps on stamps  - 9th Nov 2022
December issue

Show Promo ImagePublication date 10/11/22 The December issue of Stamp Magazine, published on November 10, includes... Stamp Magazine ...

Stamp Magazine  - 6th Nov 2022
Netherlands Antilles: Bolívar’s Exile

The featured stamp was issued by the Netherlands Antilles in 1987 and clearly features portraits of three gentlemen, perhaps most ...

Matthews & Son Philately  - 5th Nov 2022
Papua - Bud's Big Blue

Scott #6, dark greenBud's Big BlueBud's ObservationsThe central clichés of early Papua stamps lack subject matter variety – it’s ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 5th Nov 2022
Christmas 2022

Show Promo ImageIssue date 3/11/22 Royal Mail’s Christmas stamps, released on November 3, appear to set a new template for seasonal ...

Stamp Magazine  - 3rd Nov 2022
Another Unusual Subject

Chimney sweeping! Who would have thought it could be the subject on a postage stamp? Part of the attraction for many collectors is the ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 1st Nov 2022
New Specialized Catalogues: Bolivia, Nicaragua, Peru and Paraguay

It’s been a good year for new and updated specialized catalogues for the Latin American collector with four catalogues recently ...

Classic Latin America  - 1st Nov 2022
Win a Royal Marines presentation pack

We have a presentation pack of the Royal Marines stamp issue to give away to each of 12 lucky winners, courtesy of Royal Mail. A set of ...

Stamp Magazine  - 31st Oct 2022
First images of the new Pottery of Barbados Stamps

The first issue of 2022 from the Philatelic Bureau in Barbados, is one featuring a mainstay of the island, Barbados... Read More The ...

The Barbados Stamps blog  - 29th Oct 2022
The “Art of Sperati” Collection

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David Feldman SA  - 28th Oct 2022
The Philatelic Investigator – Legendary Collector #38 Carl WALSKE

The post The Philatelic Investigator – Legendary Collector #38 Carl WALSKE appeared first on David Feldman SA.

David Feldman SA  - 27th Oct 2022
Angola 1870-77 "Crown" Issue: Spiro Forgeries

1870 Scott 4 25r red  "Portuguese Crown"Spiro ForgeryInto the Deep BlueFor the Angola 1870-77 issue, forgeries are not uncommon. ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 27th Oct 2022
Albert Schweitzer

This article focuses on a man who achieved great things in his life – Albert Schweitzer. He was born 14 January 1875 in the small ...

Freestampmagazine – Stamp Collecting Blog  - 27th Oct 2022
Discovering another Mauritius “POST OFFICE” Issue

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David Feldman SA  - 26th Oct 2022
Italy 2022

ItalyDate of Issue: 25th October 2022two stamps (B50g & B zona 3 values = 2.70 & 3.10 €) - NOTE both stamps are self-adhesive ...

europa stamps  - 25th Oct 2022
Three specialised catalogues in our Upcoming auction Series

The post Three specialised catalogues in our Upcoming auction Series appeared first on David Feldman SA.

David Feldman SA  - 25th Oct 2022
Diwali - Festival of lights

Diwali - the festival of lights, is of course India's biggest festival.  But it is celebrated in many countries.  Though ...

A philately themed blog  - 23rd Oct 2022
Crete: Protecting French Trade

Protecting trade across the Mediterranean has been a common interest of imperial states for thousands of years. The Mediterranean has ...

Matthews & Son Philately  - 23rd Oct 2022
Panama - Bud's Big Blue

Specimens, Scott #s 234-237Bud's Big BlueBud's ObservationsCollectors in the United States have huge, perhaps excessive, interests in ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 19th Oct 2022
3D - Motion stamps - Update

Category - Sight / TouchSubcategory - 3D - Motion StampsLuxembourg 2022 50 Years of the National Flag Lenticular stampIssue date 27 ...

Philaquely Moi  - 13th Oct 2022
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Recycled Plastic Stamps - Update

Category - TouchSubcategory - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Recycled Plastic StampsLiechtenstein 2020 PET Embroidered StampsIssue ...

Philaquely Moi  - 13th Oct 2022
Finland 2023

FinlandDate of Issue: 9th May 2023one stamp (national value = 2.10 €) - NOTE this tamp is self-adhesive  this stamp is issued in ...

europa stamps  - 13th Oct 2022
Wood and Wood Paper Stamps - Update

Category - TouchSubcategory - Stamps made from different material - WoodApologies to the followers of this blog in delay of updating ...

Philaquely Moi  - 12th Oct 2022
Angola 1870-77 "Crown" issue: Genuine vs Fournier forgeries

 Angola 1877 Scott 9 300r chocolate"Portuguese Crown"; Perf 13 1/2GenuineInto the Deep BlueThe Fournier forgeries are ubiquitous ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 10th Oct 2022
Germany: Holy Land

The featured stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of the cession of Heligoland to Germany. The significance of this anniversary is ...

Matthews & Son Philately  - 9th Oct 2022
Europa 2023 - Common design competition

EuropePostEurop announced during their General Assembly in Dublin on 5 October 2022 the common design who will be used on all 2023 ...

europa stamps  - 9th Oct 2022
Modica Chocolate Industry - QR code Italy stamp

 Modica Chocolate Industry - QR code stampEvery stamp tells a story and they are issued for a reason.  Same way, the below ...

A philately themed blog  - 8th Oct 2022
Best Europa stamp 2022

LuxembourgThe 2022 Best Europa stamp has been announced by PostEurop in this press release.Luxembourg (stamp 2/2) is the winner of the ...

europa stamps  - 7th Oct 2022
01.10.2022 – Postcrossing

Postcrossing is a worldwide project which allows anyone to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The idea is simple: for ...

Estonian Philately  - 7th Oct 2022
Costumes ~ Bagan Era

Stamps featuring Bagan era costumes are the second sets in the costume series and were issued on 27 Oct 2021.  The set includes two ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 2nd Oct 2022
Last Day of Operation - Mandalay Nantwin PO

We have learnt that Mandalay Nantwin post office was permanently closed in 2019.  Its last day of operation is 31 August.  Ko ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 2nd Oct 2022
Palestine - Bud's Big Blue

Flags flown in Palestine, 1918-1948Bud's Big BlueBud's ObservationsAlthough the Big Blue album (BB) has only 61 spaces under the heading ...

Big Blue 1840-1940  - 2nd Oct 2022
Long live the Queen

The reign of the Machin stamp draws to an end... but not without controversy

Punk Philatelist  - 2nd Oct 2022
Costmes ~ Amarapura

The fifth set of costume series was issued on 29 Apr 2022.  The set includes two stamps depicting man and woman in Amarapura era ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 29th Sep 2022
The Burma StaMPS Volume 1

Myanmar Philatelic Society initiated publishing the brand new "The Burma StaMPS" journal quarterly.  It is also the newsletter of ...

Ko Toe Philately  - 29th Sep 2022
Kazakhstan 2022

KazakhstanDate of Issue: 28th September 2022 2 stamps (2x 2000.- KZT)both stamps are issued in a souvenir-sheet of 4 stamps (2 of ...

europa stamps  - 27th Sep 2022