The Reykjavík Craftsmen Guild

Iceland – Organization and education were needed in order to promote the interests of Icelandic craftsmen in the mid-nineteenth century. This development began when the Reykjavík Craftsmen Guild (IMFR) was founded on February 3, 1867. The founders were 31 in number,Read More

Iceland’s first government

Iceland – On New Year’s Day 1917, a new legislation concerning increased number of ministers in the Icelandic government was cabled to the Danish king who ratified it the next day. Until that time Iceland had had only one minister, Hannes Hafsteinn, but now theyRead More

Intelligent Birds

Romania – „Where the peacock is missing the crow is the most beautiful bird.” Old Romanian proverb Romfilatelia resumes its series of projects dedicated to Fauna, a theme that collectors appreciate so much, by introducing into circulation the postage stamp issueRead More

Triskelion Definitives

Isle of Man – We are pleased to present our very first collection of variable value self-adhesive definitive stamps. This first collection of four stamps is based on the Manx Three Legs of Man emblem which also known as a Triskelion.Read More

Post & Go – Shells

Jersey – Jersey’s temperate climate, as well as its geographical distance from mainland Britain, creates a unique marine environment for a wide variety of molluscs. This diversity, in turn, provides Jersey’s picturesque beaches with some of the prettiest shells within theRead More

WWF: Endangered Species Meadow Pipit

Guernsey – To celebrate the Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis), now classified as an endangered species in the Bailiwick, we have, in collaboration with WWF International, produced a stamp issue with stunning images created by artist Andrew Robinson. For more than 50 years, WWFRead More

Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Rail Post & Go

Great Britain – The Stamp Set features all six pictorial Post & Go stamps, overprinted with First Class values and presented on a richly illustrated information card. The reverse offers a fascinating commentary by Julian Stray of The Postal Museum.Read More

Windsor Castle 2017

Great Britain – Royal Mail today launches a set of ten stamps celebrating Windsor Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in the world and an official residence of HM The Queen.  The stamps are a photographic celebration of the castle andRead More

Definitive Series 2017

Andorra Spain – The definitive series of Correos for the Principality of Andorra incorporates once again a stamp with Rate A whose printed motif is the coat of arms of the Principality, one of its national symbols along with the nationalRead More

Bird of the Year – Turtledove

Estonia – The Estonian Ornithological Society has chosen turtledove the bird of the year 2017. There are two representatives of the genus: turtle dove and ruff turtle dove. We have to do with some of the least studied types of birdsRead More

Brit Hayyale Ha’Etsel

Israel –The National Military Organization in Eretz Israel (Etsel) broke away from the Haganah paramilitary organization in the spring of 1931. In the years before the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the organization operated clandestinely against ArabRead More

Aromatic Plants

Israel –“Who is she that comes up from the desert like columns of smoke, in clouds of myrrh and frankincense, of all the powders of the merchant” (Song of Songs 3:6). The Aromatic Plants stamp series features different types ofRead More

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel – Nahal Me’arot

Israel –In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) approved an agreement to protect world heritage sites. The program included rules to assess natural and cultural sites and determine their significance to mankind’s common cultural heritage. EveryRead More