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Christmas 2014 Issued by San Marino Post!

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The Ufficio Filatelico e Numismatico of San Marino dedicated to Christmas a philatelic set made up of 3 values of €0.50 – 0.70 – 0.85. The designer Stefano Morri combined modernity and tradition with a plain style which overcomes the classical ritual representations with simplicity and determination.

Source: San Marino Post

published October 30th, 2014


Ascension Island: 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marines

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“The long, rough and glorious history of the Royal Marines has shown that they have achieved much. They will achieve more. They are ready to assail the enemy at many points… They are a formidable and versatile company of warriors as highly trained as any the world has seen.” Winston Churchill. (read more)

published October 30th, 2014

Game Icons was Issued by Ireland Post!

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On October 16th, 2014, An Post issued four stamps celebrating  the most recognisable game icons in modern international culture: Mario© (2014) Nintendo Co. Ltd., Sonic the Hedgehog©Sega, Pac Man©BNGI and Space Invaders©Taito Corp.1978, 2014. (read more)

published October 29th, 2014


The Bahamas – 50th Anniversary of the Ministry of Tourism

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Tourism has become the foundation of a thriving economy for The Bahamas. Private and public sector partnerships set its course, with the Ministry of Tourism acting as the main government agent for the industry.

The Ministry was created in 1964 when the Promotion of Tourism Act gave birth to it and it replaced the organization known as the Development Board.

In honor of the 50 years of the Ministry of Tourism and in recognition of the importance of the tourism industry, the Bahamas Postal Service has released (read more)

published October 29th, 2014

New Issue by the Australian Post – Wilderness Australia 2014

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Australia world-renowned natural assets include many regions of virtually untouched wilderness. This stamp issue, the second in a series, includes three areas noted for natural beauty and cultural significance. (read more)

published October 28th, 2014


Christmas 2014- Emma’s Little Christmas Dream Issued by Aland Post!

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The 2014 Christmas stamp is almost a fairy tale image of Little Christmas. The Christmas atmosphere comes to life with white snow, welcoming and warming lights and rosy cheeks. A parent holding a child’s hand visits the Jan Karlsgården Christmas fair. Emelie Hage’s image of Little Christmas has the shimmer of nostalgia. (read more)

published October 28th, 2014

Christmas Seals 2014 Issued by Aland Post!

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Christmas seals in support of defibrillators

Call 112, perform CPR and use a defibrillator until the medical team arrives. A few simple steps can save lives when someone has a sudden cardiac arrest. Åland Post donates the profits from this year’s sale of Christmas seals to help increase the number of defibrillators in Åland. (read more)

published October 27th, 2014


Isle of Man’s New Issue – The Snowman™ and The Snowdog!

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Isle of Man Post Office is delighted to present a heart-warming set of Christmas stamps sure to melt even the iciest of characters, based on Raymond Briggs wondrous tale of The Snowman and the Snowdog. This set of stunning stamps brings to life the much loved characters that have become part of everyone’s Christmas that bring so much joy to children of all ages. (read more)

published October 27th, 2014

South Georgia New Issue – History of Reindeer!

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In 1911 Lauritz Larsen, the manager of the Ocean Harbour whaling station, and his brother CA Larsen, introduced ten reindeer to the Barff Peninsula as a reminder of home and for recreational hunting.  In a letter to the then Magistrate (Edward Binnie), CA Larsen wrote “I feel sure they will thrive and become prolific in time, if they are left alone, which would most assuredly be an asset to South Georgia”.   Further introductions were made to the Busen Area in 1911 and 1925 and, as Larsen suggested, the reindeer thrived. (read more)

published October 26th, 2014


Gibraltar has Issued a New Stamp Edition to Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marines!

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In this 350th Anniversary year of the formation of the Royal Marines, it is appropriate that Gibraltar should issue a stamp to commemorate the close connections and shared history between the City and the Corps.

Originally formed by Charles II on 28 October 1664 for sea service, (read more)

published October 25th, 2014

RAF Squadrons III Issued by the Gibraltar Philatelic!

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100 Squadron ‘Sarang tebuanjangen dijolok’ The first RFC squadron to be formed specifically for night bombing, Formed in Norfolk in 1917 moving to France a month later. Issued with modified FE2B two-seat pushers biplanes and operations against aerodromes, railway stations and rail junctions commenced. By the end of the year, No 100 in conjunction with No 55 Squadron, RFC and Naval ‘A’ Squadron had formed the nucleus of what was to become the Independent Force used for the strategic bombing of Germany with its Handley Page 0/400 heavy bombers. On 15 December 1942, it reformed at Waltham with Lancasters and (read more)

published October 24th, 2014