Nordic 2018 – Fishes

Aland – The joint theme of the 2018 Nordic series is Fish species of the North. The Åland Post stamp flaunts a silvery Atlantic salmon (salmo salar). Salmon fishing has been a significant source of income for commercial Åland fishermen,Read More

Bouvet Island

Norway – The most remote island on the planet Norwegian Bouvet Island, a volcanic island in the Southern Ocean, is considered the most remote island on the planet. The island, which covers an area totaling 50 square kilometres, is almostRead More

Sperm Whale Silver 1 OZ Proof Coin 2018

New Zealand Coins – During the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) were popular game for whalers. These giant carnivores could reach up to 18 metres in length and weigh as much as 55 tonnes. The spermacetiRead More

Israel-Portugal Joint Issue- Dolphin Research

Israel – The diplomatic relations between Israel and the Portuguese Republic developed in stages. An Israeli consulate was first opened in Lisbon in the late 1950’s. After the Carnation Revolution in Portugal in April 1974, this was upgraded to aRead More

Estonian National Fish- Baltic Herring

Estonia – The Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras) is a sub-species of the Atlantic herring that lives in the Baltic Sea. It is mostly about 20 cm long with a silvery lustre and dark bluish green back that has adapted toRead 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