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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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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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Jersey Post stamps look back to the 60s

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.
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Jersey Post new issue: Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog

  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
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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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Fancy a hot bath in a geothermal pool? Check out Icelandic stamps in April…

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
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Isle of Man Post Office Yearbook marks 40th anniversary

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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Winter flora features on first miniature sheet of 2014

The talented work of Island-based artist Catherine James is showcased in the first miniature sheet of stamps of 2014.
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Christmas stamps are a celebration collection of Post Office history

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.
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