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WWF Seabirds- Stamp issues

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Rating: 3.7/5

This stamp issue, produced in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), recognizes some of the lesser-known species of seabird breeding on South Georgia. The species depicted are part of the rich biodiversity found in South Georgia’s unique environment. WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation organisations who work towards conservation and sustainability.

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published May 19th, 2012


HRH The Duke of Cambridge – 30th Birthday, Stamp issue

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Rating: 2.8/5

This year Prince William celebrates his 30th birthday; born on June 21, 1982, William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor is the eldest son of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales.

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published May 19th, 2012

50th anniversary of STATEC- Stamp issue

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Rating: 3.0/5

In Luxembourg, everyone knows STATEC as the national statistical authority, not just as the publisher of the monthlyconsumer price index or for the establishment of the GDP (gross domestic product). In 1962, STATEC was formed by combining the Offi ce of General Statistics and the Office of Economic Studies and Documentation.

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published May 18th, 2012


150th anniversary of the Italian Postal Service- Stamp issue

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Rating: 4.3/5

This design represents an iconographic journey through the history of the Italian postal system from 1862 to the present, illustrated through a series of vintage and modern images on the left is the logo of Poste Italiane S.p.A. The dates “1862 – -2012”, the word “ITALIA”, and the denomination “€ 0,60” complete the stamp.

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published May 18th, 2012

Europa 2012- Stamp issue

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Rating: 4.3/5

What is it that attracts foreign tourists to Luxembourg?Without a doubt, it is the diversity of the landscape and the cosmopolitan character of the population. But there is more to discover, for example the architecture which, as a means of expressing identity and history, has fascinated visitors for a long time.

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published May 17th, 2012


Church – Church of St Simeon and the female prophet Hannah, Stamp issue

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Rating: 4.1/5

The Church of St Simeon and the female prophet Anne is the second Orthodox church built in a Tallinn suburb after the Great Nordic War. It is located close to the harbour and was dedicated to St Simeon the Righteous and the prophet Anne (Hannah).

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published May 17th, 2012

San Marino RTV on satellite stamp issue

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Rating: 4.2/5

A satellite with the inscription “SM TV” which observes the world in its wholeness. This is the symbolic image chosen for the stamp dedicated to the television channel of the Republic of San Marino. It arrived “in the space” on June 13th of last year, the television directed by Carmen Lasorella, and that will be now celebrated from the philatelic world. It’s a new and exciting adventure for the headquarters of SM TV located in Viale Kennedy in San Marino. It has been established in 1991 and went on air in 1993.

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published May 16th, 2012


Joint Stamp Issue Between Monaco & Belgium

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Rating: 4.1/5

From 22 June to 17 August 2012 an exhibition will be held in Bruges dedicated to the collection of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. On this occasion, the Principality of Monaco and Belgium will jointly issue a stamp whose visual is inspired by Cabaret au bord de la rivière by the Flemish painter Jan Brueghel. This work is currently at the Palace of Monaco.

Technical Details:

Layout : CREAPHIL
Printing process : Heliogravure
Size of the block : 100 x 120 mm vertical
Size of the stamp : 30 x 40,85 mm vertical

published May 16th, 2012

Royal Mail heralds opening of London 2012 Paralympic Games with historic Mini Sheet

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Rating: 4.0/5

Royal Mail will issue a second special London 2012 mini-sheet of four stamps to coincide with the spectacular opening of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on 29 August.

Royal Mail will also become the first postal administration, whose country is hosting the Games, to issue a set of stamps to celebrate the start of the Paralympic Games.

Around 4,200 athletes from 160 countries are expected to attend with 471 medal events on the programme, spread across 20 sports.

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published May 15th, 2012


Stanley Gibbons sell Britain’s most valuable stamp for £550,000

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Rating: 3.7/5

A single example of the elusive ‘plate 77 Penny Red’ has been sold by rare stamp and collectibles dealer, Stanley Gibbons, to a private client seeking portfolio diversification.

Just two months after acquiring a rare example of the legendary ‘plate 77 Penny Red’, described as “the finest used example in existence inside or outside a museum” by Stanley Gibbons Director of Great Britain Philately, the company has announced its sale to a private client in Australasia for £550,000.

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published May 13th, 2012

Jersey’s Butterflies & Moths III Stamp issue

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Rating: 3.5/5

Butterflies and moths are well studied in Jersey, the first records having been made over 150 years ago. Global climate change is thought to be the cause of a remarkable number of French and southernEuropean species spreading north and being recorded in the Channel Islands and the UK. Some are vagrants in ones and twos but others have become established here during the past decade or so creating an exciting new opportunity for lepidopterists in Jersey studying these beautiful insects.

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata

A rather prosaic name contrasts with the dramatic black and orange colouring of this large nocturnal moth. It is common in high summer but is not often seen during the day, although it might be inadvertently disturbed in a sheltered position where it will be aestivating – the summer equivalent of hibernating.

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published May 13th, 2012