Day of the Stamp 2017

Austria – This year’s design for the commemorative stamp for the Day of the Stamp is dedicated to the “last knight”, Emperor Maximilian I. His epic poem Theuerdank, dating from the year 1517, is an important exemplar of the artRead More

155 Years Bucharest, Capital of Romania

  About 155 Years Bucharest, Capital of Romania Continuing the series of anniversary postage stamps issues dedicated to the city of Bucharest, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation on Wednesday, September 20th, the issue 155 YEARS, BUCHAREST, CAPITAL OF ROMANIA. It isRead More

150 Years of Hungarian Stamp Issuance I

Hungary – Magyar Posta is releasing its miniature sheet issued to mark the 150th anniversary of the first Hungarian stamp issue also in special and limited printing technique editions and in the form of an exclusive stamp set. The stampsRead More

Saint Ladislaus Memorial Year

Magyar Posta is issuing a definitive stamp with a label to mark the Saint Ladislaus Memorial Year. The emblem of the Memorial Year can be seen on the label attached to the definitive stamp Your Own Message Stamp IV – Domestic 35.Read More

The Seven Swans

Faroes – Once upon a time there was a husband and wife who had eight children, seven boys and a girl. The wife died and her husband mourned her, but like most widowed men he remarried and had a daughterRead More

Medias, 750 Years of Documentary Attestation

Romania – Medias was documentarily attested on 3 June 1267, under the name Medies. On its anniversary, Romfilatelia celebrates alongside the Citadel of Light, through the postage stamp issue Medias, 750 years of documentary attestation. Medias or Medies, Medgyes, Medyesch, situated in the heart ofRead More

Military Heritage

Gibraltar – The Convent – The official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar since 1728. It was originally a convent of Franciscan friars, hence its name, and was completed in 1531. The dining room at the Convent has the most extensiveRead More

World Heritage – The Site of the Dólmenes de Antequera

Spain – On 16 July 2016, UNESCO included in its catalog the site of Los Dólmenes de Antequera, which became the first megalithic complex in continental Europe. After years of study the archaeoastronomer Michael Hoskin, of the University of Cambridge, verifiedRead More

The Forbidden City in Monaco

Monaco – The major exhibition event of the summer at the Grimaldi Forum will be devoted to “The Forbidden City in Monaco: Imperial Court Life in China”. From 14 July to 10 September, the Forbidden City, the hub of politicalRead More

Romanian Postage Stamp Day – 1917 – They shall not pass!

Romania – It is very hard to find a Romanian who will not say, in one breath, “Marasti, Marasesti, Oituz”, referring to the three great battles that changed the destiny of Romania. Romfilatelia celebrates the victory centenary of Marasti, Marasesti, Oituz throughRead More

Marshal of Matignon

Monaco – Jacques II de Goyon, the lord of Matignon, was Marshal of France and Mayor of Bordeaux from 1585 to 1597, a position he inherited from his friend Michel de Montaigne. One of his descendants, Jacques Goyon de Matignon,Read More

Ancient Grimaldi Strongholds – Duras

Monaco – On 4 July, H.S.H. Prince Albert II will tread the path of his Duras ancestors as he pays a visit to the Castle of the Dukes. The Grimaldis share a common ancestry with the Durfort family, who ownedRead More