World Down Syndrome Day

Bosnia – World Down Syndrome Day is observed every year on March 21rst, with this date chosen symbolically (21/3) to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21rst chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Despite the certain psychophysical disorderRead More

The Islamic Community of Lisbon

Portugal – The Islamic Community of Lisbon (Comunidade Islâmica de Lisboa – CIL) was established in 1968 (Government Gazette no. 83, Series III of 6 April 1968) by a group of young Muslim students from the former Portuguese colonies whoRead More

Estonian Flag

Estonia – The combination of the blue, black and white colours of the Estonian national flag is one of the most important and most beloved national symbols. Of the colours, blue represents the nation’s bright future and indicates the NordicRead More

Nordic 2018 – Fishes

Aland – The joint theme of the 2018 Nordic series is Fish species of the North. The Åland Post stamp flaunts a silvery Atlantic salmon (salmo salar). Salmon fishing has been a significant source of income for commercial Åland fishermen,Read More

Holy Easter 2018

Romania – On the Eve of the most important event of Christianity, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue The Holy Easter 2018, which commemorates the turning points from the life of Jesus Christ – the Entrance to Jerusalem, the Crucifixion andRead More

Europa 2018 – Jersey Bridges & Causeways

Jersey – As Jersey is an island with fast moving and high-rising tides which can sometimes be dangerous, bridges and causeways play an important role in providing access to local lighthouses, fortifications and even the local salt water bathing pool.Read More

2018 Wahine 50 Anniversary

New Zealand – When the Wahine departed Lyttelton Harbour at 8.40pm on 9 April 1968, there were 734 passengers and crew on board. The overnight voyage to Wellington was nothing new to Captain HG Robertson: the often-turbulent Cook Strait wasRead More

Commemorative 2018

Luxembourg – Since 1968, “SOS Kannerduerf Lëtzebuerg” has undertaken to support children whose natural development is at risk as a result of traumatic experiences such as physical abuse or neglect. At present, Kannerduerf Lëtzebuerg is monitoring some 300 children atRead More

Gibraltar Cannons

Gibraltar’s fortifications have made the Rock of Gibraltar one of the most fought over and most densely fortified locations in Europe. The peninsula, has great strategic importance as a result of its position by the Straits where the Mediterranean SeaRead More

Stampex Overprinted M/S – 1960s Popular Culture

Jersey is a picturesque island situated just off the coast of France and as such has long been a haven for tourists. Known in the 1960s as the ‘Honeymoon Island’, local politician Cyril Le Marquand described Jersey’s tourism industry asRead More

Endangered Animals II

Finland – Posti will continue the Endangered Animals Stamp Sheet in coorperation with WWF Finland. The second publication in the series features arctic animals; the arctic fox, salmon and the snowy owl. The stamps have been designed by Petteri Mattila.Read More

The Tagus River

Portugal – It is not easy to condense a comprehensive view of the Tagus River into a small number of images, such is its size and importance. Nonetheless, I believe that the present collection of stamps on the Tagus River,Read More

Distinguished Artists – Ansis Cirulis

Latvia – Latvijas Pasts releases the third stamp block in the series Outstanding Latvian Artists dedicating it to the author of the state flag standard and the first stamp, Ansis Cirulis. The first day cancellation of the two-stamp block is scheduledRead More

Disello 2017

Spain – For the fourth consecutive year, Correos has held its National Stamp Design Contest, which promotes the value of stamps as a medium of artistic expression, for telling stories and passing on culture, in addition to their obvious roleRead More