250th Anniversary of Beethoven Part 1 – Set

We are delighted to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of the highly acclaimed composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770.  He is believed to be the most frequently performed classical music composer inRead More

250 Years Since the Birthday of Ludwig Van Beethoven – Set

Beethoven composed in several musical genres and for a variety of instrument combinations. His works for symphony orchestra include nine symphonies (of which the Ninth Symphony includes a chorus), and about a dozen pieces of “occasional” music. He wrote seven concerti for one or more soloistsRead More

Ludwig Van Beethoven was Born 250 Years Ago – Set

Magyar Posta is issuing a commemorative stamp in honour of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Fifty thousand copies of the stamp designed by the graphic artist Orsolya Kara were producedRead 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

Frankenstein – 200 Years

Jersey – Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851), which she started writing when she was 18 years old and published anonymously on 1 January 1818. Since 500 first edition copies were printed by a smallRead More

150 Years of the JSPCA

Jersey – The Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) was founded in 1868 with a mission to change attitudes of the general public towards animals and in 1913 local resident, Miss Frances Elizabeth Wilson, founded the JerseyRead More

65th Anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation

Alderney – To mark the 65th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in 2018, we are delighted to depict Her Majesty at numerous events, including her 80th birthday and Golden Jubilee celebrations. The stamps depict some of the words from theRead 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

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

Braila, 650 Years of Documentary Attestation

Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue Braila, 650 years of documentary attestation, comprised of 5 stamps, each illustrating a representative monument of the city on the Danube. In 2018, we celebrate 650 years since the first documentary attestationRead More