The Crest of Jersey

Jersey – With the same design which features on Jersey Post’s 2015 Definitive stamps and 2016 Post & Go stamps, six special stamps are issued with a new seasonal palette of colours suitable for the spring months, and bearing theRead More

Sailing Ships – Mariehamn & Mermerus

Aland -On 2 February 2017, the third stamp issue of Åland Post’s Sailing ship series documenting the Åland sailing ship era appears. Artist and captain Allan Palmer has painted the magnificent motifs depicting the barque Mariehamn and the full-rigged clipperRead More

Beach Finds – Floats – Franking Labels

Aland – 2 February sees the third and last part of the 3-year series of franking labels from Åland Post featuring Beach finds. The 2017 series feature cork floats. Since 2015, Åland photographer Tiina Tahvanainen has illustrated various types of beachRead More

1st Edition Alderney and Burhou Map

Alderney – Gifted architect Addison Roger Warren, known as Roger among family and friends, arrived on Alderney in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in 1956 with his wife and two young daughters. His talent and foresight would see him help toRead More

Year of the Rooster

Gibraltar – The year of Rooster begins on the 28th January 2017 and finishes on the 15th February 2018. The Rooster (or Chicken) occupies the 10th position among the Chinese zodiac animals. In Chinese culture, the Rooster represents fidelity and punctuality,Read More

Château du Pailly

France – The Château du Pailly is considered to be the most prestigious example of Renaissance architecture in Champagne-Ardenne. On the stamp, on the right, the engraver represented the North West façade with the dungeon and moats. On the left, anRead More

Chinese New Year – Year of the rooster

Estonia – Starting from 2011 a series of postage stamps is issued. This year’s stamp is the seventh of the series and is dedicated to the Year of the Rooster which begins on January 28. Chinese astrology has twelve animal figuresRead More

The twelve Chinese astrological signs

France – Booklet of 12 postage stamps stickers at the price of the green letter representing the 12 Chinese astrological signs. It is the artist LI Zhongyao who created for the French Post the twelve drawings, in the ancestral spirit, onRead More

10 years Romania in the EU

  Romania – In 2017, Romania marks the anniversary of 10 years since Romania joined the European Union, on January 1st, 2007, a historical monument inscribed in the history of contemporary Romania.   The European Union presents itself as anRead More

Greetings Stamp – Miniature Painted Chest

Slovenia – Love… kept safely in a box Over the centuries people in Slovenia have traditionally used at least three different types of chest. Large ones were used to store clothes and various valuable items. The most numerous kind wereRead More

Chinese Horoscope – The Year of the Rooster

Slovenia – The character for the rooster is found even in the earliest forms of Chinese writing – in inscriptions on turtle shells dating from between the fourteenth and eleventh centuries BC. Because the rooster has been present in ChineseRead More

Prominent Personalities – Fran Milcinski

Slovenia – For more than a century, humour in Slovenia has been inseparably connected with the surname Milcinski – a surname we will be hearing a lot of this year, since 3 December 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth,Read More

Architecture in Slovenia – Magistrat

Slovenia –  Carlo Martinuzzi, renovation of the Magistrat –  Carlo Martinuzzi (Cividale del Friuli  c. 1673 – Koper 1726) was the leading architect in Carniola in the early eighteenth century and from 1710 onwards held the post of Landesbaumeister. His mostRead More

Wild Orchids

Romania – Gracious shapes and superb colours, this is what we think of when we hear the word “orchids”. We’re used to them as an exotic presence that we associate with distant tropical paradises, but Romania is also the homeland ofRead More