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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

Australian Zoos – Set of stamps – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.8/5

Stamp Collecting Month endeavours to interest children in the hobby of stamp collecting and occurs in October each year. Australia Post staff members engage with primary school children and teachers, explaining the background to stamps and stamp collecting through a specially selected theme. This year’s theme is Australian Zoos.

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published October 1st, 2012


Levadas- Madeira – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.4/5

The network of Levadas built over five centuries is the living document of how it was possible to combine human intervention in perfect harmony with the landscape and functioning of the ecosystems.

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published September 30th, 2012

Centenary of the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.4/5

The Great Royal Wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaton, Nefertiti owes much of her fame to her beauty, immortalised in the 14th century BCE by her painted limestone bust.

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published September 30th, 2012


Guillaume And Stéphanie- The Engagement – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 2.8/5

On 26 April the Grand Ducal court announced the engagement of Grand Duke heir apparent Guillaume to the Belgian Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. Prince Guillaume is the eldest son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. He was born on 11 November 1981 in Luxembourg.

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published September 29th, 2012

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.4/5

During the last two hundred years human activities have had a detrimental influence on the marine environment through over-exploitation of natural resources, exploitation of sub-sea minerals, pollution and more recently climate change. Climate change now threatens the rich biodiversity of the marine environment due to temperature changes and ocean acidification.

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published September 29th, 2012


Old Views of Gibraltar II – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.6/5

While a see-saw history of occupations and sieges made Gibraltar a melting pot of peoples and cultures, its location at the gateway of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic added a unique savour to the mix.

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published September 28th, 2012

2012 Christmas stamps – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.8/5

The illustrator behind the world famous children’s classic The Gruffalo brings his unique style to this year’s Royal Mail Christmas stamp issue.

The seven stamps, issued on 6 November, are inspired by classic Christmas images, brought to life through the instantly recognisable illustrations of Axel Scheffler.

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published September 28th, 2012