#TBT – Prehistoric Wildlife of Gibraltar

Gibraltar – The excavations that the Gibraltar Museum has been conducting in Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves since 1991 have revealed the richness of the flora and fauna of Gibraltar in prehistory. These caves hold a unique fossil, pollen and charcoalRead 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

2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Liechtenstein – The 23rd Winter Olympics will be held in the city of Pyeongchang in South Korea from 9 to 25 February 2018. After the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, these are the second Olympic Games to be held inRead More

Israel Russia Joint Issue 2017

Israel – Christian tradition calls the village of Ein Karem, located to the west of Jerusalem, the “City of Judea”. The Virgin Mary visited Ein Karem while carrying her unborn child Jesus and according to the New Testament, she metRead 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

China Dogs

Aland – Miniature sheet with 2 stamps and 2 motifs. The miniature sheet is issued in time for the 2017 Year of the Dog and is one in a series following the Chinese zodiac. Previous issues are the 2014 ÅlandRead 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

Christmas 2017

Gibraltar – Cupcakes have become hugely popular over the years, once thought to just be a trend or phase, but now well established and respected in the cake world. The appeal of cupcakes is its versatility with the range ofRead More

Stories from the Great War Part 4

Guernsey – This fourth issue of stamps commemorating the centenary of WWI explores Guernsey’s links to the Great War in the Air. Just over a decade before war broke out, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane in a flightRead More

Christmas 2017

New Zealand – Christmas is the one time of year that friends and family come together to celebrate with lots of food, colourful presents and decoration laden trees. Issue Information Some of the first items used to decorate Christmas treesRead More

Snow Queen

H.C. Andersen’s The Snow Queen fairytale adorns international stamps. The ten-stamp booklet contains no-value indicator stamps and Priority labels. Issue Date:03.11.2017 Designer:Rudolf Koivu, graafinen suunnittelu Ilkka Kärkkäinen