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

Diana

Gibraltar – From her engagement to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her death in 1997, Diana was a major presence on the world stage, often described as the “world’s most photographed woman”. She was noted for her compassion, style,Read More

The Generation of the 60s

Spain – Last year, Correos began a series dedicated to past generations, making a journey through the great milestones of the recent history of humanity. The 1960s laid the foundations for a new Europe, but above all, for a newRead More

Christoph Waltz

Austria – “We’ve got an Oscar!” was the enthusiastic reaction here in Austria in 2010 when Christoph Waltz, undoubtedly one of the best known and most successful “Austrians in Hollywood” today, received the much-coveted golden statue for the first time.Read More

The Portuguese Public Security Police

Portugal – The Portuguese Public Security Police, Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP), can be traced back to a Royal Charter issued by King Luis I on 2 July 1867, which, in the context of profound administrative reform, authorised the creationRead 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

Herculis International Athletics Meeting

Monaco – Chaired by H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the Monegasque Athletics Federation has organised the Herculis meeting at the Louis II Stadium since 1987. Every year, the Federation strives to offer a high-quality sporting event in a friendly atmosphere. SinceRead More

Maria Assumpta d’Areny Plandolit

Andorra (France) – Born in Barcelona on 15 September 1860 and died in Ripoll on 17 August 1982, Maria Assumpta was the daughter of Don Guillem of Areny-Plandolit and Carolina de Plandolit i Pelatí. The family was among the mostRead More

National Day of Spanish Sign Languages

Spain – Civic Values ??are fundamental for coexistence in a society, they are a series of principles that every citizen must comply, respect and share. Correos has been dedicating stamps to values ??such as solidarity, diversity or creativity, reflected inRead More

70th Anniversary of UNICEF

Spain – On December 11, 1946, by decision of the UN General Assembly, UNICEF was born with the objective of bringing humanitarian aid and hope to children around the world whose lives are at risk from conflicts, crises, poverty orRead More

Opera Singers – Emma Calve

Monaco – Emma Calvé (1858–1942), a tremendous soprano, was a star before the age of stardom. She won fame in particular through the title role in Georges Bizet’s Carmen, which she performed more than a thousand times during her career.Read More

Opera Singer – Titta Ruffo

Monaco – Titta Ruffo (1877–1953) was an Italian baritone who performed at the Monte-Carlo Opera on many occasions. His first performance on the Monegasque stage was in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in 1907. He played Figaro, one of hisRead More

Titu Maiorescu, 100 Years since his Death

Romania – This year marks the 100 years since Titu Maiorescu’s passing, an emblematic personality of the Romanian cultural and political life at the end of the 19thcentury and the beginning of the 20th century. By issuing the postage stampsRead More