Experience Nature – Insects

Netherlands – On 4 June 2018, PostNL will be issuing Experience nature – insects, a sheetlet of ten stamps in ten different designs. The stamps are marked ‘Nederland 1’, the denomination for items up to 20g in weight destined forRead More

World Bee Day

Slovenia – In December 2017, in response to an initiative from Slovenia, the United Nations unanimously proclaimed 20 May as World Bee Day. This was the culmination of a several-year campaign by the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry andRead More

Endangered Animals II

Finland – Posti will continue the Endangered Animals Stamp Sheet in coorperation with WWF Finland. The second publication in the series features arctic animals; the arctic fox, salmon and the snowy owl. The stamps have been designed by Petteri Mattila.Read More

The Tagus River

Portugal – It is not easy to condense a comprehensive view of the Tagus River into a small number of images, such is its size and importance. Nonetheless, I believe that the present collection of stamps on the Tagus River,Read More

Animals of the Forest

Switzerland – Four well-known and popular forest animals decorate a beautiful set of special stamps: the great spotted woodpecker, red squirrel, roe deer and European badger will easily win the hearts of the local population. Following in the footsteps ofRead More

Endangered Species – The Black Rhinoceros

Guernsey – The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is the most well known of the five living rhinoceros species, thanks largely to its highly publicised international conservation drive. Also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros, it is one of the oldest groupsRead More

Portuguese Autochthonous Breeds

Portugal – About 10 thousand years ago, humans began to domesticate animals for use in labour and as a source of food, clothing (furs, wool) and fat (biofuel) for daily survival. Since then, necessity led to empirical genetic selection basedRead More

Madeira Self-Adhesive

In this Madeira series, the stamps take us on a route that begins with one of the most emblematic events in this archipelago’s popular culture. For a week, the Flower Festival invites tourists and residents to participate in a celebrationRead More

Experience Nature – Reptiles and Amphibians

Netherlands – On 2 January 2018, PostNL will be issuing Experience nature – reptiles and amphibians, a sheetlet of ten stamps in ten different designs. The stamps are marked ‘Nederland 1’, the denomination for items up to 20g in weightRead More

Birds 2018

Norway – Many people are familiar with Hedvig, the tame snowy owl from the Harry Potter films that follows the hero through thick and thin. In reality, though, snowy owls spend most of their time catching mice. In Norway, theRead More

The Most Poisonous Creatures

Romania – Trying to meet the desires of collectors and Fauna enthusiasts, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue “The most poisonous creatures”. The animal kingdom, yet undiscovered in its entirety and still fascinating for the researchers, includes, both on and insideRead More

Roses

Luxembourg – Since 1980 a group of rose lovers established the “Lëtzebuerger Rousefrënn” (Luxembourg Friends of Roses) to encourage the preservation of older varieties and the breeding of new ones. In 2014, a second association, the “Patrimoine Roses pour leRead More

#TBT Raymond Evison – 25 years of Gold

#tbt Guernsey – Raymond J. Evison OBE, VMH, is a nurseryman, lecturer, author and photographer. Born to a gardening family in 1944, his horticultural career began at the age of 15 at Treasures of Tenbury Ltd in Shropshire, England; just eightRead More

Window’s Smile Geraniums

Romania – Romfilatelia puts into circulation the postage stamps issue WINDOWS’ SMILE, GERANIUMS, delighting again flora lovers and philately aficionados. Whether in parks, gardens, pots, or flower gardens, regardless of the season, flowers are a joy for the eyes and the soul.Read More

WWF – Returnees

Liechtenstein – With over one billion stamps printed, the WWF stamp collection is the largest thematic collection in the world. In its latest WWF issue, Philately Liechtenstein is showing four wildlife species which were long believed to be extinct butRead More