International Stamps and Postal History

Asia Philately: Japan’s offices in China Japan’s stamps for offices in China present collecting challenges
Fifty years ago, George Fisher tabulated Japan’s 24 rarest 20th-century stamps in an article published in Japanese Philately, the journal of the International Society of Japanese Philately (www.isjp.org). (Read more...)

Souvenir sheets from Grenada mark ASDA 100th anniversary Souvenir sheets from Grenada mark ASDA 100th anniversary
The Caribbean island nation of Grenada will issue two souvenir sheets Oct. 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Stamp Dealers Association. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Panama Canal 100th anniversary Stamps honor 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal
Linn’s has received several letters from readers asking why the United States Postal Service is not issuing a stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, the American-built canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the Isthmus of Panama. (Read more...)

Recent British post & go labels feature symbolic flowers Recent British post & go labels feature symbolic flowers
Symbolic flowers are featured in the second set of floral-themed pictorial computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels from Great Britain’s Royal Mail. The six labels were issued Sept. 17. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Lindau courier service Four nations commemorate the Lindau courier service
Stamps from four countries honor an alpine courier service that began in the 14th century. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Lincoln stamps used in Nicaragua Lincoln stamps used in Nicaragua for more than a decade
The 150th anniversary of the end of the United States Civil War will take place in 2015. (Read more...)

British Locomotives booklet issued
Great Britain’s Royal Mail issued a Classic Locomotives of Wales stamp booklet Sept. 18. (Read more...)

British stamps show piers and other seaside architecture British stamps show piers and other seaside architecture
Great Britain’s Royal Mail highlights seaside architecture from the Victorian era through today on 10 stamps to be issued Sept. 18. (Read more...)

Paper sailboat, children on new Canadian semipostal Paper sailboat, children on new Canadian semipostal Sept. 29
Canada Post will issue a nondenominated (85¢)+10¢ permanent semipostal stamp Sept. 29 to support the work of the Canada Post Community Foundation. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Math skills on stamps Math skills displayed on stamps
Two recent stamp issues feature mathematics: a Danish commemorative honoring the 200th anniversary of the Danish school system and three stamps from South Korea commemorating the International Congress of Mathematicians held Aug. 13-21 in Seoul. (Read more...)

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