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…
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…
Popular culture of the 1960s is the subject of the latest set of six stamps to be issued by Jersey Post on 26 January 2018.
The Year of the Dog is the subject of Jersey Post’s first stamp issue of 2018, released on Wednesday 5 January. Designed by Wang Huming in Beijing, China, the issue comprises a single stamp and a Miniature Sheet and…
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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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…
Year of Sustainable Tourism for development The United Nations have declared 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism for development. Sustainable tourism is defined as the development or activities in tourism that respect the environment and ensure long-term protection of natural…
The 2013 Isle of Man Post Office Yearbook has officially been released and is the essential addition to any Isle of Man Post Office collection.
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The talented work of Island-based artist Catherine James is showcased in the first miniature sheet of stamps of 2014.
A look back at the Isle of Man Post Office’s 40 year history entitled ‘A Christmas Stamp Gallery’is the subject of this year’s Christmas stamps.