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Collection Pack Plus 2014 – (December) Launched by the Israeli Post

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Collection Pack Plus are issued with every set of stamps (5 times a year)

Collection Pack Plus contains single stamps with tabs, souvenir sheets plus First Day Covers which have been issued during the particular month. The Pack also contains an information leaflet for each stamp with interesting facts about the subject of the issue. (read more)

published December 18th, 2014


Check out this FANTASTIC issue named the ‘Norwegian Lighthouses III 2012′

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Kavringen Lighthouse was built in 1892 and is located on Søndre Kavringdyne, a group of skerries in the western seaward approach to the Port of Oslo. There had previously been two lighthouses in the Oslo harbour basin, Heggholmen and Dyna, situated in the old main sea lane. Towards the end of the 19th century, however, larger vessels began to prefer the western lane between Kavringen and Hovedøya, round Vippetangen and into Bjørvika. After DS Norge ran aground on the Kavringen skerries in 1890, there was a cry for better lighting in the western approach. The Kavringen lighthouse was completed and operational only two years later. Until 1956, when both lighthouses were automated and the job of lighthouse keeper became redundant, the lighthouse keeper on Dyna was also responsible for Kavringen. On 15 May (St. Hallvard’s Day), as part of Oslo’s millennium celebrations in 2000, a time capsule made of titanium was bolted to the inside of the lighthouse. The time capsule is designed like the lighthouse’s lantern housing and it contains letters and greetings from the citizens of Oslo to people of the future. The capsule cannot be opened until the year 3000. (read more)

published December 18th, 2014

‘Orchids Israel-Ecuador Joint Issue’ (Plate Block) Launched by the Israeli Post!

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The Bee Orchid (Ophrys fuciflora) belongs to the Orchidaceae family and resembles a bee, hence its name. It has an underground egg-shaped part where it accumulates food. This species grows wild in mountainous areas of Israel, sprouting leaves and tall flowers (up to 80 cms) in early winter. The bulbs empty and shrivel in April and May and then a new bulb grows. The portions of the plant that grow above ground wilt at the end of spring and the bulb remains viable during the dry months of summer. The Bee Orchid, which serves as the symbol of the Israeli Orchid Society, is one of approximately eight species of wild bee orchids that are known to grow in Israel. (read more)

published December 17th, 2014


‘2014 Niue Christmas’ by the New Zealand Post!

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Weaving is a traditional art form in Niue, with the knowledge of weaving being passed down through elders and family members to the younger generation. The 2014 Niue Christmas stamp issue features Niuean weaving designs incorporated into traditional Christmas decorations. (read more)

published December 17th, 2014

Malta publishes their Christmas Issue! ‘Christmas 2014′

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Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielemis a yearly production staged by the inhabitants of Ghajnsielem in Gozo. It seeks to replicate, in a live manner, the atmosphere and environs of Bethlehem at the time when Jesus Christ was born over 2000 years ago. It spans over an area of twenty thousand square meters and includes features found in a traditional Christmas crib such as the carpenter and blacksmith’s dwellings; a bakery, an open-air market, a tavern, a farmhouse and the Bethlehem Inn. (read more)

published December 15th, 2014


New Zealand Launches ‘2014 Children’s Health:Growing a Healthy Future’

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Teaching children to grow their own fruits and vegetables not only benefits their health and well-being, it gives them positive attitudes towards healthy foods as well as a sense of pride and accomplishment. The 2014 Children’s Health stamp issue celebrates these foods that fuel the New Zealanders of tomorrow.
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published December 15th, 2014

Falkland Islands publishes the fantastic ‘Centenary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands’

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The origin of the Battle of the Falkland Islands stems from an earlier engagement between the Royal and Imperial German Navies on 1 November 1914 of Coronel in Chile, which led to the British loss of 2 Armoured Cruisers and 1570 men versus the 3 wounded men on the German side. The engagement lasted over four hours and led to the expenditure of approximately 50% of the German ammunition. The defeat was such that the British dispatched more ships to the South Atlantic to protect their interests. (read more)

published December 12th, 2014


Australia’s additional Christmas Issue not to be missed!

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This year’s religious stamps are based on stained-glass windows in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. This imposing bluestone building is both the tallest and largest church building in Australia and one of the world’s largest Gothic revival 19th century churches—only St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York is comparable. (read more)

published December 12th, 2014

‘Special Stamp’ Issued by the Luxembourg Post!

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A new ATM stamp, displaying the coat of arms of the Grand Duchy and the POST Luxembourg colours, symbolises both the 200th anniversary of the creation and the 175th anniversary of the independence of the Grand Duchy. (read more)

published December 12th, 2014


Australia’s Newly Launched Issue – ‘A Century of Service: the ADF’

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This year we commemorate the centenary of the beginning of WWI. This stamp issue remembers the contribution made by our defence services over the last century. Australia has maintained military forces since shortly after Federation, when the Australian Army and Commonwealth Naval Force were established by the amalgamation of the forces maintained by the states. The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was formed on 15 August 1914, in response to Britain declaring war on Germany, because existing militia forces were unable to serve overseas. (read more)

published December 12th, 2014

Luxembourg issues it’s new seasonal Set – ‘Christmas 2014′!

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Be sure to view the attractive Christmas Set from the Luxembourg Post.

The stamps are sure to encourage you with the delightful Christmas spirit and those around you!

The colourful set of stamps features cartoon animals.

Source: WOPA Stamps

published December 4th, 2014