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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


Cathedrals Of Barcelona – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.3/5

Towards the end of the 13th century the city of Barcelona had undergone such an artistic and commercial growth that it became necessary to replace the small Romanesque cathedral with a larger and more splendid one. The works were conceived as an extension of this small temple built over a Visigoth church where worship continued whilst it was demolished in stages, keeping the present cathedral its primitive axis.

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published September 27th, 2012

Christmas 2012 – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.4/5

For thousands of years people around the world have reflected on the Nativity story at Christmas time, and the traditional story is told through New Zealand’s Christmas 2012 stamps.

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published September 27th, 2012


Newspaper “Roma” – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.4/5

The stamp shows, in the foreground on the left, the painting “Garibaldi sbarca a Marsala”, by Girolamo Induno,

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published September 26th, 2012

The Royal Conservatory – 125th Anniversary Commemorative Envelope – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.1/5

This lovely commemorative envelope features a child seated at a piano, a fitting illustration that emphasizes the role of the Conservatory in training generations of Canadian musicians.

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published September 26th, 2012


6th world congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, Hungary – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.3/5

The design of the stamp with a face value of HUF 290 is a graphic composition referring to a language family branching from a single stem. The first day cover for the stamp bears the name of the congress in each language belonging to the Finno-Ugric language family and in English.

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published September 25th, 2012

Irish Myths and Legends – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 4.0/5

The stamps feature The Children of Lir and Deirdre of the Sorrows.

The Children of Lir tells the story of the four children of King Lir, who were turned into white swans when Aoife, Lirs second wife put a spell on them.

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published September 25th, 2012


World Heritage in China Series No. 1 – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 4.1/5

Vast in size and with a long history and an age-old culture, China is abundantly endowed with natural and cultural treasures. More than 40 sites in China have been listed on the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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published September 24th, 2012

The Silk Road – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 4.0/5

The Silk Road was an ancient transportation thoroughfare linking China with the West.

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published September 24th, 2012