International Stamps and Postal History

The scarce Welsh Road Repair Fund halfpenny surcharge The scarce Welsh Road Repair Fund halfpenny surcharge
To the keen eye of a collector of British postal history, the postage charge of “1/3½” (1 shilling, 3 and a halfpence) marked at upper left on the front of the folded wrapper shown nearby begs for further investigation. (Read more...)

Australia’s conversion to decimal currency triggered new stamps Stamps Down Under: Australia’s conversion to decimal currency triggered new stamps
On Feb. 14, 1966, Australia joined most of the rest of the world by converting its national currency from pounds, shillings and pence to decimal currency consisting of 100 cents to the dollar. (Read more...)

Three versions of Santa, Madonna and Child on Canada’s four new Christmas stamps Three versions of Santa, Madonna and Child on Canada’s four new Christmas stamps
Canada Post is celebrating Christmas this year with three whimsical Santa stamps and a single Madonna and Child stamp. (Read more...)

Fish featured on 22nd set in U.N. Endangered Species series Fish featured on 22nd set in U.N. Endangered Species series
A dozen species of fish are pictured on the United Nations Postal Administration’s Endangered Species stamps issued Oct. 23. (Read more...)

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...)

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