International Stamps and Postal History

Watch these awesome Watch these awesome 'Alice in Wonderland' Vines from Royal Mail
The Royal Mail has put out five colorful (Read more...)

Take in the view of a massive stamp exhibit in Bangalore, India
Check out this tweet from Reuters photojournalist Abishek Chinnappa. (Read more...)

Stamps and covers emerge from the frozen land of Antarctica Stamps and covers emerge from the frozen land of Antarctica
This article first appeared in the September 2008 issue of Scott Stamp Monthly. (Read more...)

Finland Finland's most beautiful stamp of 2014
A stamp picturing Finland's Linnansaari National Park was voted as the most beautiful Finnish stamp of 2014. (Read more...)

Pope Francis stamps popular in the Philippines Pope Francis stamps popular in the Philippines
The Philippines post office, PHL Post, has gone back to press with its souvenir sheet honoring the recent visit of Pope Francis. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Animals abound on worldwide stamps issued in January New Stamps of the World: Animals abound on worldwide stamps issued in January
While goats and sheep are popular on recent new issues celebrating the year of the ram (Linn’s, Jan. 26, page 28), many other animals are pictured on stamps issued in January. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Semipostals raised funds to keep Dutch art in homeland Classic Stamps of the World: Semipostals raised funds to keep Dutch art in homeland
After much quarreling between the United States Postal Service and Congress, U.S. semipostal stamps (stamps sold at a price greater than the postal value, with the surtax used for a special purpose, usually charitable) emerged only relatively recently, in 1998, with a stamp supporting breast cancer research (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Britain celebrated royal marriages on commemoratives Great Britain Philately: Britain celebrated royal marriages on commemoratives
The marriages of the royals, as the royal family are popularly known in Great Britain, have been commemorated on postage stamps (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Original art makes covers from Down Under ‘keepers’ Stamps Down Under: Original art makes covers from Down Under ‘keepers’
One of stamp collecting’s many offshoots is the creation of beautiful designs known as “cachets” (ka-shays) on envelopes. (Read more...)

First Canadian prime minister honored on new stamp First Canadian prime minister honored on new stamp
Canada Post issued a stamp Jan. 11 to celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald. (Read more...)

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