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Bicentenary Of The Birth Of Richard Wagner & Giuseppe Verdi by Portugal!

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Rating: 4.2/5

They share the birth year and a masterful talent that catapulted them to the forefront of the history of music. There is no record of them ever having crossed in life. But they were companions in time and brilliant artists in a romantic Europe shaken by major social and political upheavals.

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published February 1st, 2013


1700th Anniversary of the Edict of Milan.

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Rating: 4.1/5

Christianity was rapidly spreading throughout the Roman Empire for which Jesus’ Apostles were responsible by preaching the good news to the world – the gospel. They all gave their lives for the Christ, only John the Evangelist died of natural causes at the advanced age.

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published February 1st, 2013

Tristan da Cunha – The Tristan Song Project

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Rating: 3.9/5

The Tristan Song Project is an unlikely collaboration between children from the most remote inhabited island in the world and pupils from Norfolk, England.

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published January 31st, 2013


Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of The Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II!

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Rating: 4.1/5

Following on from the issue commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 and taking note of the excitement that surrounded the celebrations, the Ascension Island Post Office is now releasing a very special series of stamps to celebrate the next milestone in Her Majesty’s life which is the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation.

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published January 30th, 2013

Falkland Islands – Referendum 2013

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Rating: 3.9/5

The Falkland Islands is home to 2563 people (2012 census), a community who through nine generations have lived their lives and worked in these beautiful Islands.  Our community has been formed through voluntary immigration and settlement over the course of nearly two hundred years.  We are a diverse society, with people from around the world having made these Islands their home.

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published January 29th, 2013


Gibraltar issues its first ever stamp celebrating the Chinese New Year!

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Rating: 3.9/5

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 is the Year of the Snake, beginning on February 10, 2013 and ending on January 30, 2014.

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published January 27th, 2013

Centenary of the Birth of Pope John Paul I

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Rating: 4.0/5

Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani Forno di Canale – Belluno, 17 October 1912) was born in a family of humble origins. This year marks the centenary of his birth.

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published January 27th, 2013


International Year of Water Cooperation stamp Issue by Iceland on WOPA!

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Rating: 4.1/5

United Nations General Assembly has declared the year 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation.

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published January 26th, 2013

GUI-Si Year (Year of the Snake) by China!

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Rating: 3.9/5

According to Chinese lunar calendar, 2013 marks Gui-Si Year, or the Year of the Snake. In traditional Chinese culture, the snake is considered to represent the virtue of being grateful and repaying kindness.

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published January 26th, 2013


Denmark’s Children’s TV on WOPA!

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Rating: 3.7/5

The stripy blue parrot Andrea and the green frog Kaj have for decades been among the most beloved and popular characters from Danish children’s TV.

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published January 25th, 2013

The Bahamas-60th Anniversary of The Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Rating: 4.3/5

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953 and is recognized as Sovereign in the Bahamas, although she is not involved in the day-to-day business of The Bahamas’ Government, she continues to play important ceremonial and symbolic roles.

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published January 25th, 2013