Island Games – 50p – Commemorative

The Gibraltar 2019 Island Games 50p coin featuring the official Sailing logo used at the games and the obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II. The Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games XVIII was held from 6th to 12th July 2019. OnceRead More

Croatian Flora – Strictly Protected Species (C)

Snake’s head (Fritillaria meleagrisL.) English: Snake’s headGerman: SchachblumeFrench: Fritillaire pintadeItalian: Testa di serpente Snake’s head is a strictly protected plant species from the lily family (Liliaceae). This perennial bulbous monocotyledon rarely grows higher than 20 cm and flowers in earlyRead More

Rare Birds

SkylarkThe agile robin is an early riser, but you can hear his singing until late in the evening. With its striking orange-red throat plumage, it can be seen mainly in hedges and bushes. As for food, robins look for beetles,Read More

Sepac 2020 – Artwork

On 5 March, Åland Post pays tribute to Åland artist Henrik Nylund with a bold issue in the 2020 series of Sepac stamps featuring artwork in national collections and issued by the small European postal administrations. Henrik Nylund (1945–1982) livedRead More

One Giant Leap – Exploring the Moon and Space

Our stamps feature the Apollo XIII-XVII Missions, Skylab, the Space Shuttle and The International Space Station (ISS), and cover the development of human space flight from the pioneer flights to the Moon, through cooperation with Russia in the later ApolloRead More

Dragonflies – II

Like in the first part of the series, the motifs for the second and last part of these colourful definitives were taken by nature photographer Xaver Roser. He captured the dragonflies on camera in the Ruggeller Riet nature reserve inRead More

160 Years Since the Inauguration of the ‘Dimitrie Brandza Botanical Garden of the University of Bucharest

In the context of this year’s anniversary of the Bucharest Botanical Garden, Romfilateliaintroduces into circulation on Tuesday, March 03rd, this year, the postage stamps issue 160 years since the inauguration of the “Dimitrie Brandza” Botanical Garden of the University of Bucharest. Established asRead More

Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary

The place occupied by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) in the universal history of music is, in many aspects, completely unique. In him, the legacies of all the Baroque and Classical masters converge; with him, in an explosion of creativity, weRead More

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day (United Kingdom) or V-E Day (North America), is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrendor of its armed forces onRead More

Birth Anniversaries

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers.Read More

2020 Tariff

Royal Mail understands that many companies and households are finding it hard in the current economic environment. As a result, we have considered any pricing changes very carefully and in doing so have sought to minimise any impact on ourRead More

Country Definitives

The Declaration of Arbroath, dated 6th April 1320, is one of the most significant documents inScotland’s history. It was written and endorsed by the barons and freeholders of Scotland to the Pope, asking him to recognise Scotland’s independence and acknowledgeRead More

The Romanian Blouse, Unity in Spirit

Romania – In the Centenary year of the 1918 Great Union, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue The Romanian Blouse, unity in spirit, dedicated to the most important piece of the traditional Romanian female costume. The stamps ofRead More

2018 Bridges

Kyrgyzstan KEP – On June 22, 2018 the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of two Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “Bridges”. Bridges are not only important engineering facilities that help overcomeRead More


United Nations – On 20 June 2018, UNPA will issue six stamps and three souvenir sheets to celebrate UNISPACE+50. UNISPACE+50 is a special segment of the sixty-first session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) thatRead More