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Cats is Ireland’s New Issue!

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On September 4th, 2014, An Post issued four new stamps in tribute of the most popular pets in the world, cats.

More people keep cats as pets than any other animal, including dogs. They are the most popular pets in the world not just because they provide companionship but also because of their ability to hunt and control household pests and vermin. (read more)

published September 21st, 2014


Festivals 2014 – Simchat Torah Flags Issued by Israel Post!

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As far back as the 17th century the children in Ashkenazi communities would come to the synagogue on Simchat Torah night waving flags. The Simchat Torah flags were part of a popular material culture of paper products such as Mizrach hangings, marking the east as the direction for prayer, and paper cutouts. Along with the homemade flags, paper flags were printed with images of traditional Jews and included pictures expressing the Sukkot and Simchat Torah holiday experience. (read more)

published September 20th, 2014

Hungary is issuing New Stamps in its Series Presenting and Capturing the cultivated Fruit Flora of Hungary!

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Two types of fruit are shown in still life compositions on the postage stamps. The Besztercei plum variety is depicted on the HUF 245 stamp and the Tahi variety of strawberry is featured on the HUF 260 stamp. Other fruit compositions are used for the designs of the first day cover and the special postmark. The stamp was designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek and produced by the ANY Security Printing Company. (read more)

published September 19th, 2014


Switzerland’s New Issue – Garfield!

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In the words of Garfield, probably the world’s most famous comic cat, “All I do is eat and sleep. [...] There must be more to a cat’s life than this. But I hope not.” (read more)

published September 19th, 2014

Hudson River School Stamps Issued by the United States Postal Services!

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During the 19th century, the artists of a young America searched for a new way of viewing the world and found it in the very landscapes around them. Inspired by the stunning natural beauty of New York state, the loose-knit Hudson River School of painters flourished from the mid-1830s to the mid-1870s and gave America its first major school of art. (read more)

published September 18th, 2014


25th Anniversary of Sportel Issued by Monaco Post!

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Sportel has established itself as the key international event for professionals involved in producing sports content for television and new media. The 2014 event, which will be the twenty-fifth of its kind, will take place from 7th to 10thOctober 2014 at the Grimaldi Forum.

Source: Monaco Post

published September 18th, 2014

Collections in Liechtenstein: Saloon Cars!

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The Philately is continuing its “Collections in Liechtenstein” series with precious saloon cars from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The Canadian artist Mark Heine painted the rarities in oil precisely for this purpose. The gold hot foil stamping emphasises the exclusive nature of the subjects. (read more)

published September 17th, 2014


Record 2014 Issued by the Swiss Post!

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A record gift from Swiss Post!

Oh, how happy I was when my mother gave me my first record for my birthday in the mid 1950s. It was a true revelation that was to change my life. She was a big fan of Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, well-known all over the world. (read more)

published September 17th, 2014

Southern Lights Issued by the Australian Post!

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The Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) are the counterpart of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Auroras most commonly occur above a band of high latitudes in each hemisphere, known as the auroral zones. Each auroral zone is centred on the Earth’s magnetic poles, and lies between latitudes of approximately 50˚ and 60˚. (read more)

published September 16th, 2014


Dark Sky Discovery Issued by Isle of Man Post Office!

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Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present this celebration of the wonderfully clear skies of the Isle of Man in collaboration with Dark Sky Discovery. The Isle of Man now has a total of 26 Dark Sky Discovery sites, which is by far the greatest concentration of such sites in the British Isles. Nineteen which were announced in January 2014, these were in addition to the seven sites that were similarly granted this prestigious status by the Dark Sky Discovery Network based at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh in October 2012. (read more)

published September 16th, 2014

Manuscripts Issued by Denmark Post!

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A manuscript is a book that often dates from before the invention of printing. Manu- scripts that have survived wars and fires are today unique sources for understanding the language, culture and history of the Middle Ages. (read more)

published September 15th, 2014