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Liechtenstein issue “Liechtenstein without us”

What would happen to Liechtenstein if there were no more people? Swiss illustrator Angelo Boog put this hypothetical question to himself. The answer can be found in his three collages which provide the motifs for the new three-part souvenir sheet
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Liechtenstein issue “Artistic photography: Erich Allgäuer”

  Liechtensteiner Erich Allgäuer (b. 1939) was inspired to take his first steps in photography after a visit to Rome in 1960. Since then he has become passionate about photography, to the extent that he is never seen without a
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Liechtenstein issue “Collections in Liechtenstein: Motorcycles”

Motorcycles from the last century round off the Collections in Liechtenstein series. In 1928, the “M. Thun” (value CHF 0.85) rolled out of the motorcycle works in Vienna. Equipped with a 490 ccm JAP engine, the motorcycle was ridden in the
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Liechtenstein issue “Joint issue with the Czech Republic”

The painting entitled “A Young Woman on a Balcony” (value CHF 1.50) from the 17th century graces the new, completely steel-engraved joint issue stamp of the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. The work by the Dutch artist Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) hangs
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Liechtenstein issue “Fraternities in Liechtenstein”

Fraternities are religious organisations devoted to voluntary works of piety and charity. Such fraternities were also founded in Liechtenstein between the 16th and 18th centuries. The Philately has commemorated three such fraternities in special stamps. The “Maria Hilf Fraternity” was
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Gibraltar’s 175th Ann of The Penny Black Stamp Issue

The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May 1840, for official use from 6 May of that year and features a profile of the
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Gibraltar’s Winston Churchill 50th Anniversary stamps

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to
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Gibraltar stamps commemorates the Royal Marines 350th Anniversary

  Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau will be issuing a stamp sheetlet commemorating the Royal Marines 350th Anniversary on the 25th October 2014. The stamp features the Royal Marines crest which was meticulously photographed from the
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Gibraltar stamps commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Evacuation breaks a Philatelic World Record

  Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau in close cooperation with Maverick Advertising & Design Ltd have issued a set of 5 stamps commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Evacuation of the civilian population of Gibraltar. 
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Gibraltar commemorates the 450th Anniversary of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s birth date is unknown though he was baptised on 26 April 1564 and died on 23 April 1616. Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the
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