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Eggert Ólafsson – 250th Anniversary

Eggert Ólafsson (December 1, 1726 – May 30, 1768) was a poet, a writer and naturalist from Svefneyjar islands in the northwest of Iceland. He studied natural sciences, classics, grammar, law and agriculture at the University of Copenhagen and was
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“Our boys at the World Cup in Russia in 2018”

Those of you who combine love for football and a keen interest in philately will be delighted to find out that Postphil Iceland will issue a stamp in honour of the Icelandic national football team and of their supporters this
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Bicentenaries of the National Library of Iceland and writer Jón Thoroddsen

On February 15th, Iceland Post will release two new stamps, both relating to literature in their own way. Issue 659A celebrates the bicentenary of the National Library of Iceland, which was Iceland’s central library from its foundation in 1818 until it merged
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Iceland Christmas issue on November 2nd

At Postphil Iceland Post, we are very busy preparing the last issue of the year, which is coming up on November 2nd with lots of goodies on the way, right on time for Christmas! Seven new stamps will be issued
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3rd Stamp Issue 2017 of Philately Liechtenstein on 4 September 2017

  200 years of the K. K. Briefsammelstelle Balzers Liechtenstein’s postal history begins when the mail collection station was opened in Balzers on 1 September 1817 by the Austrian postal administration. Before that, the Lindauer Bote (Lindau messenger), a transport service
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Nature Reserves in Liechtenstein – Gampriner Seelein

With a surface area of 1.53 hectares, Lake Gampriner Seelein was created through extreme erosion, known as “scouring”, during a flood of the Rhine River in 1927. In 1961, the scenic spot was declared a protected area by the government.
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Princely Treasures: Peter Fendi (1796-1842)

The Philately Liechtenstein is expanding its “Princely Treasures” series by adding three motifs from Viennese Biedermeier paintings. Austrian artist Peter Fendi (1796-1842) created the paintings “Request for Admission” (value: CHF 0.85), “Sneaking a Peak” (value: CHF 1.00) and “A Child’s
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1st Stamp issue of 2017 of Philately Liechtenstein on 6 March 2017

Europa – Palaces and Castles At yearly intervals the member states of the Association of European Public Postal Operators, PostEurop, issue stamps on a common theme. In 2017 their focus is on palaces and castles. Liechtenstein’s contribution to the popular
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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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