50 years of the Swiss Heart Foundation

Switzerland – The Swiss Heart Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The special stamps are not just aimed at a wide public, but also at those directly affected, their families and the authorities. Cardiovascular disorders number among the most prevalent diseases of modern society and are theRead More

Baby Animals

Switzerland –  It is indisputable: Young mammals trigger an “aww” response. This is also true of the young of highly endangered or even eradicated species. Extinct: The Otter – Otters used to be found living on the banks of practically every stretch ofRead More

200th Anniversary of the Bicycle

Switzerland – Bicycles are very popular in Switzerland, a haven for cyclists. So of course the 200th anniversary should be ttingly celebrated. German inventor Karl Drais from Baden must have caused quite a sensation on 12 June 1817 as he rode through Mannheim on hisRead More

200 years of Hergiswil Glass Craftsmanship

Switzerland – Swiss Post is celebrating 200 years of glass craftsmanship in Hergiswil with a representation of the creation process behind a highly distinctive product. The Hergiswil Glassworks, whose roots go back to 1723, moved into its current prem- ises in 1817. InRead More

Niklaus von Flüe 1417 – 2017

Switzerland – Niklaus von Flüe, also known as Brother Klaus, was a farmer, councillor and judge. As a seeker of God, a mystic and hermit, he became a highly in uential adviser and peace broker. He had a prominent impact on Switzerland’s history. In theRead More

50 years of Schilthorn – Piz Gloria

Switzerland – Shortly before the opening of the newly built revolving restaurant, the Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was shot in and around the imposing building on the Schilthorn summit. The 2970 metre high mountain in the  film wasRead More

Fruits of Portugal

Portugal – The year 2017 marks the second stage in a release of stamps showcasing the Fruits of Portugal, reinforcing and consolidating the brand image of CTT that, with its stamps, commemorates the country’s history by recognising and disseminating the cultural, economic, social, environmental and human heritageRead More

Royal Couple’s 80th Birthdays

Norway – Both King Harald V and Queen Sonja turn 80 this year. Crown Prince Harald was born on 21 February 1937 – the first time in 567 years that an heir was born in Norway. A little over a monthRead More

Frederic Bazille 1841 – 1870

France – His parents wanted him to be a doctor. His visits to the Fabre museum in Montpellier, his hometown, and the revelation of modern painting by Alfred Bruyas, a great collector and patron, decided otherwise: Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) would beRead More

Children’s World – Pets – Terrarium

Croatia – GREEN IGUANA Iguana iguana Iguana is native to Central and North America and is found in various colors, depending on the site, but the basic and most common is green. During the 19th century, sailors began to bring themRead More

Museum Carmen Thyssen

Andorra France – Baroness Carmen Thyssen develops major cultural projects. After the opening of a museum in Malaga in Spain, a Carmen Thyssen Museum will open its doors in Andorra in 2017. The museum’s headquarters will occupy the ground floor ofRead More

Neuwirth Law 50 Years

France – Until the 1960s, contraceptive methods remained banned in France. The woman had no recourse but abstinence or clandestine abortion to avoid repeated pregnancies. On December 28, 1967, after rejecting eleven successive bills in ten years, the National Assembly adoptedRead More

National Brukenthal Museum 200 years since the foundation

Romania – Celebrating 200 years since the opening of the National Brukenthal Museum,Romfilatelia displays you a glimpse of its history through the anniversary issue of four postage stamps. Baron Samuel von Brukenthal (1721-1803) was the only representative of the Transylvanian SaxonRead More

Icelandic Contemporary Design VIII – Textile design – Aníta Hirlekar

Iceland – Textile design is the theme of the eighth stamp series dedicated to Icelandic contemporary design. Vik Prjónsdóttir designed the scarf “Shielding hand”. Vik Prjónsdóttir is a collaboration of designers whose objective is to promote the development of wool products and knitting. The designers areRead More

The First Icelandic Architect

Iceland – Rögnvaldur Ágúst Ólafsson has been called the first Icelandic architect. He was born in Dýrafjörður in the Westfjords in 1874 and grew up in Ísafjörður. He graduated from the Learned School in 1901 and sailed to Copenhagen for hisRead More