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Amnesty International 50th Anniversary Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.4/5

Amnesty International is an international organization fighting for human rights all around the world. Amnesty was founded in 1961 by Peter Benenson, a Bristish lawyer. The organization is concerned with human rights regardless of politics, religious matters or ideology. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1977. The emblem for Amnesty which was designed by Diana Redhouse is based on a candle encircled in barbed wire.  (read more)

published September 22nd, 2011

Iceland & Malta Joint Stamp Issue

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Rating: 4.6/5

Iceland and Malta are the northernmost and southernmost islands in Europe. Fishing has been the main source of revenue for centuries on these two islands. Iceland Post and Malta Post are now collaborating on a joint stamp issue occasioned by this relationship with fishing towns as the motif. The town of Húsavík is the motif of the Icelandic minisheet while the Maltese one depicts the town of Mgarr, Gozo.

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published September 20th, 2011

Canada Post Foundation grants $2.1 million to mental health groups

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Rating: 3.3/5

The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health awarded grants totalling $2.1 million to 47 non-profit community groups that help Canadians living with mental illness. Since the Foundation was created in 2008, Canada Post has delivered more than $4.6 million in grants to almost 100 organizations across Canada.

The 2011 campaign is now underway and until October 1, customers who visit a post office will be asked to donate to the Foundation after every transaction. Other activities include portion of the proceeds from the sale of mental health stamps and a mental health PriorityTM Next A.M./XpresspostTM  domestic prepaid envelope.  (read more)

published September 18th, 2011

Solheim Cup – 55c Stamp

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Rating: 3.3/5

On September 15, 2011, An Post issued a stamp to commemorate the Solheim Cup women’s golf competition being played in Ireland.

The Solheim Cup is being staged at Killeen Castle, County Meath, from September 19–25. It is the highest profile international golf event for women and is the largest women’s sporting event ever to come to Ireland.

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published September 18th, 2011

Jersey’s Finance Industry Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.9/5

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of Jersey’s modern financial services industry, when the island first began to export its financial expertise and intellectual capital to the world.  Jersey Post is pleased to celebrate the 50th anniversary with a commemorative £3 stamp set within a Miniature Sheet.

The Miniature Sheet incorporates various elements to illustrate Jersey’s finance heritage: the basic monetary unit in the 18th century in Jersey was the livre tournois which was divided into 20 sous and further divided into liards.  Island merchants were happy to trade with these copper coins in France as they were worth far more when they returned home to Jersey. 

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published September 17th, 2011

United States Owney the Postal Dog (Forever) Stamp

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Rating: 4.3/5

With this Owney the Postal Dog (Forever®) stamp, the U.S. Postal Service™ commemorates Owney, the canine mascot of the Railway Mail Service. Beloved of clerks on mail-sorting trains at the end of the 19th century, Owney was hailed as a symbol of good luck. Today he is an icon of American postal lore whose story highlights the historical importance of the Railway Mail Service.

The stamp art features an original illustration of Owney, with many of his famous tags and medals gleaming in the background.

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published September 17th, 2011

New Zealand All Blacks Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.8/5

New Zealand Post is proud to present a suite of collectable products created in honour of what will arguably be the biggest year in New Zealand rugby history. With an unrivalled winning percentage since the first test against Australia in 1903, the All Blacks will carry the hopes and expectations of more than four million New Zealanders onto the field.

Despite decades of change in how the game of rugby is played, the current All Blacks have one key thing in common with the generations of All Blacks before them: they all wear the silver fern.

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published September 16th, 2011

SEPAC National Park stamp issue from Iceland

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Rating: 4.0/5

The theme of the joint issue of 11 small nations in Europe (SEPAC) is landscape. The motif of the Icelandic stamps in this third and last issue is Snæfellsjökull (Snæfell Glacier) National Park. Former motifs for the Icelandic SEPAC stamps were Jökulsárgljúfur and Skaftafell. SEPAC stands for Small European Postal Administration Cooperation. This cooperation is primarily concerned with issuing postage stamps but also includes sales and marketing.

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published September 15th, 2011

The New Zealand Experience Stamp Set

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Rating: 3.7/5

Every year, millions of tourists explore New Zealand’s diverse landscape by foot, boat or even hanging from a bungy cord! Get a taste of their unique nation through their eyes with The New Zealand Experience stamp issue.

New Zealand may be a small country but it has a whole lot to offer – from breathtaking scenery to adrenalin-pumping activities and a cultural experience like no other. And when you can drive from the ski slopes to the beach within 30 minutes, it’s easy to see why so many people flock to their diverse and picturesque shores. Take a closer look at the vast array of experiences to be had in New Zealand with the six gummed stamps in this issue.

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published September 13th, 2011

First stamp in Canada Post history to be chosen by public vote unveiled

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Rating: 4.4/5

Canada Post unveiled the 2011 Mental Health stamp to help kick off the company’s annual fundraising campaign for community-based mental health initiatives across Canada. In November 2010, a competition was launched to help find a design, in which the five finalists were subjected to a popular vote, a first in Canada Post’s 160 years.

The Puzzle, a design by Terrebonne resident Miriane Majeau received the most points and will adorn over 3.5 million stamps available at post offices across Canada. A dollar from the sale of every booklet of 10 stamps is donated to the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health.  (read more)

published September 11th, 2011

The Narcissus Flower stamp issue from Isle of Man

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Rating: 5.0/5

The Narcissus flower (commonly known as the Daffodil) stamp issue is released to coincide with  the 27th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Wuxi, Jiangsu, China which takes place in November 2011. The stamps form part of a collection of issues from a number of countries depicting Chinese Flora.

Daffodils are as well loved in the Isle of Man as they are right across the British Isles. Every Island garden shows its rich drifts of cream and gold to welcome the sun in spring. The flowers are to be seen growing in yellow masses in the Island’s beautiful wooded glens, and landowners have planted thousands of bulbs along roadside hedgerows.  (read more)

published September 11th, 2011