World Down Syndrome Day

Bosnia – World Down Syndrome Day is observed every year on March 21rst, with this date chosen symbolically (21/3) to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21rst chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Despite the certain psychophysical disorderRead More

The Islamic Community of Lisbon

Portugal – The Islamic Community of Lisbon (Comunidade Islâmica de Lisboa – CIL) was established in 1968 (Government Gazette no. 83, Series III of 6 April 1968) by a group of young Muslim students from the former Portuguese colonies whoRead More

Stampex Overprinted M/S – 1960s Popular Culture

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

Distinguished Artists – Ansis Cirulis

Latvia – Latvijas Pasts releases the third stamp block in the series Outstanding Latvian Artists dedicating it to the author of the state flag standard and the first stamp, Ansis Cirulis. The first day cancellation of the two-stamp block is scheduledRead More

Votes for Women

Great Britain – Celebrating the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, a hundred years on, this stamp issue presents an overview of the trials and tribulations of the women who campaigned tirelessly to win the vote; beginning inRead More

Léonard Foujita 1886-1968

France – Born November 27, 1886, Tsugouharu (or Léonard) Foujita was a complete artist (painter, engraver, photographer …) French of Japanese origin. Foujita arrived in Paris in 1913. A few years later, he became one of the most famous artistsRead More

Erternal Glory To The World War I Heroes

About Erternal Glory To The World War I Heroes Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue Eternal Glory to the World War I Heroes, dedicated to the soldiers who fought for the accomplishment of the Greater Romania’s ideal. The cemeteries whereRead More

Genevieve Asse

France – The work of Geneviève Asse reproduced on the stamp is a composition of 9 rectangles of oil-painted wallpapers and glued on a white support. The layout of each rectangle is designed so that the blues, the gradients, theRead More

100 Years Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Norway – After studying in Denmark, teacher Jacobine Rye founded in 1917 an association for the deaf in Christiania. Tunghørtes Vel, later Norges Hørselvern, is today known as Hørselshemmedes Landsforbund (the National Federation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).Read More

Postal Service In Portugal – 500 Years

  Portugal – Key Figures in the History of the Portuguese Postal Service It is not an easy task to select notable gures from the past ve centuries of Portuguese Mail history, since many could be eligible for inclusion inRead More

500th Anniversary of Reformation in Europe

  Croatia – This productive author is not only recognized as the author of important theological works, such as Clavis Scripturae Sacrae seu de Sermone Sacrarum literarum, but also as a historiographer: his Catalogus testium veritatis was translated into the Croatian language. Matija Vla?i? Ilirik,Read More

500th Anniversary of Reformation in Europe

About 500th Anniversary of Reformation in Europe Croatia – This productive author is not only recognized as the author of important theological works, such as Clavis Scripturae Sacrae seu de Sermone Sacrarum literarum, but also as a historiographer: his Catalogus testium veritatis was translated intoRead More