International Stamps and Postal History

New Stamps of the World: Everyday items from Finland Booklets show everyday items from Finland, smells from France
Nail polish, a slice of pizza and a coffeemaker are among the more than 50 everyday items pictured on new booklet stamps from Finland. (Read more...)

United Nations pane celebrates ASDA’s 100th anniversary United Nations pane celebrates ASDA’s 100th anniversary
The United Nations Postal Administration issued a pane of 10 stamps and 10 labels Oct. 23 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Stamp Dealers Association. (Read more...)

New Canadian stamp features World War II homefront photo New Canadian stamp features World War II homefront photo
Canada Post issued its Wait for Me Daddy nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp Oct. 4 in a booklet of 10 and a souvenir sheet of five. Two nondenominated ($2.50) international-rate picture postal cards also were issued. (Read more...)

Asia Philately: Collecting specialized China Collecting specialized China, and finding unexpected value
There comes a time when a collector reaches out for a handbook to find a more fulsome explanation than he has at hand. (Read more...)

New British stamps picture outdoor Christmas traditions New British stamps picture outdoor Christmas traditions
Great Britain’s new Christmas stamps feature artwork by American illustrator Andrew Bannecker. (Read more...)

Spanish sheet honors new king Spanish sheet honors new king
Spain issued a souvenir sheet Oct. 12 honoring the proclamation of Felipe VI as the king of Spain. (Read more...)

Middle East Stamps: Saudi Arabian stamps Saudi Arabian stamps commemorate the King Fahd Causeway
Saudi Arabia issued two stamps Nov. 26, 1986, to celebrate the inauguration of the King Fahd Causeway, a chain of bridges and causeways linking Saudi Arabia and the island of Bahrain. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Australian stamps Australian stamps show things that sting; Bosnian wood louse
Australia Post, like the United States Postal Service, celebrates Stamp Collecting Month in October. (Read more...)

Britain issued stamps Oct. 14 honoring prime ministers Britain issued eight stamps Oct. 14 honoring prime ministers
Eight of Great Britain’s 53 prime ministers are commemorated on stamps issued Oct. 14 by Royal Mail. (Read more...)

Britain’s 2015 stamps to honor Penny Black, Magna Carta Britain’s 2015 stamps to honor Penny Black, Magna Carta
Among the anniversaries to be commemorated on Great Britain’s stamps in 2015 will be the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black, the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, according to a Sept. 2 (Read more...)

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