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The Centenary of Scott’s South Pole Expedition – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 4.3/5

When Britian first sent ‘Torpedo’ Lieutenant Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his ship Discovery south to Antarctica, the box camera had been invented and was as vital a part of any expedition as a pith helmet or an ice axe. That was in 1901 – the twentieth century – yet Antartica was still unexplored.

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published October 6th, 2012

150TH Anniversary of The London Underground – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 4.2/5

It’s the oldest and one of the most famous railway networks in the world, now the London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday on Royal Mail’s first stamp issue of 2013.

Issued on 9 January, London Underground features ten stamps; six charting the history of the network, alongside a miniature sheet of four long-format stamps focusing on the design heritage of its iconic posters.

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published October 6th, 2012

Regin the Blacksmith – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.5/5

Grani brought gold from the moor Sigurd hews his sword in anger. Sigurd slayed the serpent Grani brought gold from the moor. All cultures contain echoes of mythical cultural events – some kind of archetypal reflection of our ancestors’ imagination – their culture, ideals, beliefs and attempts to explain the coherence of the Universe, both the spiritual and the tangible level.

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published October 5th, 2012

Synagogues in Hungary III – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.5/5

The fifth and sixth stamps released in the series show the altars and interiors of the synagogues in Baja and Kiskunhalas. The first day covers are adorned by typical ornamental features and the buildings of the synagogues. The set of two special stamps was designed by the graphic artist Péter Nagy based on photographs taken by József Hajdú.

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published October 5th, 2012

Earthscapes – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.8/5

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty and diversity of America’s landscapes as seen from above with the Earthscapes (Forever®) stamps.

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published October 4th, 2012

70th Anniversary of “Talks at the Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art” – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.7/5

The year 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of “Talks at the Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art” (hereinafter referred to as “Talks”).

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published October 4th, 2012

Blood Donations – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 2.8/5

The Blood Donation Service is a non-profit making organization and operates on behalf of the Confederation, ensuring that our country has a supply of blood products.

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published October 3rd, 2012

Officina Profumo – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.1/5

Issue of a regular stamp in the “Made in Italy” series dedicated to Officina Profumo – Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of its foundation.

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published October 3rd, 2012

Phlippine Folklores and Legends Series: Amihan – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 2.7/5

According to Tagalog folklore, Amihan is the first creature to inhabit the universe, along with the gods called Bathala and Aman Sinaya. Amihan is a personification of the Northeast Wind.

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published October 2nd, 2012

Heads of State of the Republic of Estonia – Jaan Teemant – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 2.6/5

On the 24 September 1872 at Illuste, Lääne County † Early July 1941 in Tallinn Head of State 15 December 1925 to 9 December 1927; 19 February to 18 July 1932 In 1917-1919 member of the Provisional National Council, the Diet, of the Constituent Assembly of 1919-1920 and of the 2nd to 5th Riigikogu (Parliament); in 1918 Prosecutor of the Republic of Estonia.

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published October 2nd, 2012

Europa: Visit Finland – a stamp pair – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.7/5

Welcome to Finland! Finland’s stamp pair is telling the history of tourism in Finland:

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published October 1st, 2012