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

Sandsvatn & Toftavatn

Faroes – The surroundings of major Faroese freshwater lakes are generally quite picturesque and Sandsvatn, the island‘s third largest lake on the island of Sandoy, is no exception. Sandur, the island’s largest town, is situated at the southern end ofRead More

Jón Thoroddsen 200th Anniversary

Iceland – Jón Thoroddsen (1818-1868) was a county magistrate and writer, known for having written the first modern Icelandic novel, “A Boy and a Girl”. Jón was born at Reykhólar in the northwest of Iceland. He studied law at theRead More

Europa 2018 – Bridges

Liechtenstein – The “Alte Rheinbrücke Vaduz” (Old Rhine Bridge Vaduz) and the “Fussgängerbrücke Balzers“ (Balzers Footbridge) (face value: CHF 1.50 each) are adorning Liechtenstein’s Europa stamps this year. Member states of the trade association PostEurop, which represents European public postalRead More

The Romanian Renaissance in Painting

Romania – With the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the 1848 Revolution, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue “The Romanian Renaissance” in painting. On the stamp with the face value of Lei 8, is reproduced the painting TheRead More

Bouvet Island

Norway – The most remote island on the planet Norwegian Bouvet Island, a volcanic island in the Southern Ocean, is considered the most remote island on the planet. The island, which covers an area totaling 50 square kilometres, is almostRead More

Animals of the Forest

Switzerland – Four well-known and popular forest animals decorate a beautiful set of special stamps: the great spotted woodpecker, red squirrel, roe deer and European badger will easily win the hearts of the local population. Following in the footsteps ofRead More