150th Anniversary of the Tune Viking Ship Finds

Norway – 150 years have passed since the first Viking ship was excavated in Norway. Archaeologist Oluf Rygh excavated the Tune ship in only 14 days from the ship burial mound in Tune. Archaeologist Even Ballangrud Andersen describes the ship: “TheRead More

Jerusalem- 50 Years of Reunification

Israel –The year 2017 marks fifty years since the unification of Jerusalem. The 50th anniversary of unified Jerusalem is a local, national and global event that is meaningful for the State of Israel, for the Jewish people around the worldRead More

50 Years of Settling the (Golan)

Israel – Since its earliest days, settling the land was at the forefront of Zionist activity in Eretz Israel and great efforts were made to acquire land and build communities throughout the country. The moshavot (agricultural colonies) established by immigrantsRead More

IV Centennial of the birth of Bartolomé Murillo

Spain – Four hundred years ago in Seville, was born Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, one of the most important artists that has given Spain. Murillo, who adopted his mother’s surname following a traditional Andalusian custom, was instructed by the painter Juan delRead More

450 Anniversary – The Spanish Road

Spain – This year, on the occasion of the celebration of the 450th anniversary of the opening of the well-known Spanish Way, Correos issues a new stamp that includes an illustration of the profile face of King Philip II, whoRead More

Philandorre 1977 – 2017

Andorra France – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the philatelic Philandorre association, La Poste issues a stamp with attached sticker. On the sticker without value of postage: the logo of Philandorre. The stamp pays tribute to the first series ofRead More

Accession 65th Anniversary

Gibraltar – During 1951, George VI’s health declined and Elizabeth frequently stood in for him at public events. When she toured Canada and visited President Harry S. Truman in Washington, D.C., in October 1951, her private secretary, Martin Charteris, carried aRead More

Josy Barthel, 25th anniversary of his death

Luxembourg – Joseph “Josy” Barthel was a Luxembourg track and field athlete, Olympic champion and politician. Seen as an outsider, his final sprint to victory in the 1,500-m race at the 15th Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952 is still consideredRead More

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

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

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

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