Liberation 75 – Set Mint – Set

During the first year of World War II, on 1st July 1940, German troops arrived to take the surrender of Jersey and for the next five years Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Alderney became the only part of the British IslesRead More

75th Liberation Day Anniversary – Set

“Hostilities will end officially at one minute after midnight tonight…And our dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today’. So many had longed to hear these words, which were broadcast on the airwaves at 15.00hrs on 8 May 1945.Read More

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