Traditional Sweets of Portugal

Portugal – The tradition of making sweets from legumes combined with the ubiquitous bitterness of almonds was already well established long before the arrival of beans into Portuguese kitchens from the Americas. Appearing in the Tratado de Cozinha e CopaRead More

Popular Culture – The 1960s

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

2018 Year of the Dog

Intro Chinese New Year celebrations begin 16 February 2018, and according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar is the Year of the Dog. New Zealand Post has created a special stamp, gold-sheet and medallion issue to celebrate. Issue Information TheRead More

Grande Bourse 2017

Monaco – An unmissable gathering of coin, medal, stamp and postcard dealers and collectors, the 25th Grande Bourse will be held on Sunday 3 December at the Hotel Méridien Beach Plaza. Issue Date: 21.08.2017 Designer: VAN KLAVEREN Process: Offset Size: 30 x 40,85 mm vertical

Sepac 2017 – Lokal Crafts

Aland – This year’s Sepac stamp shows handmade jewellery from Åland On 17 August, Åland Post promotes locally manufactured jewellery made from recycled material. This is a stamp in the series of Sepac stamps issued by the small European postalRead More

Dutch Treats

  Netherlands – On 19 June 2017, PostNL issued the Dutch Treats stamp sheetlet. A sheetlet of ten stamps, each with a Nederland 1 value denomination, depicting the delicacies of different towns and regions throughout the Netherlands. The sheetlet will depict theRead More