Fossil Mammals in Slovenia – Cave Lion

Slovenia – The cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea) was almost certainly the terror of other Ice Age creatures, thanks to its size and bloodthirsty nature. Its remains have been found across almost the whole of Europe and the remains of caveRead More

Germaine Ribière

France – Born in Limoges in 1917, Germaine Ribière fought very early against the dangers of Nazism. She participated in the networks “Christian friendship” and “combat” during the second war. She organized numerous rescues of Jewish children in several regions, suchRead More

Typewriter- Peter Mitterhofer- (Set)

Austria – In the “Austrian Inventions” series, Austrian Post is this time celebrating Peter Mitterhofer, who made the first typewriter in the 1860s, with a commemorative stamp. Peter Mitterhofer was born in 1822 in Partschins in South Tyrol. After learning theRead 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

Centenary of the Fátima Apparitions

Portugal –  Many Popes, from an early age, have shown special interest in the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fátima. In 1942, Pius XII – who was consecrated as bishop on the very day of 13 May 1917 – consecratedRead More

Anne Morgan 1873 – 1952

France – Philanthropist and pioneer of humanitarianism, the American Anne Tracy Morgan (1873-1952) left a lasting imprint in the department of the Aisne. Daughter of the banker John Pierpont Morgan, one of the richest men in the world, this Francophile tookRead 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

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

The Crest of Jersey

Jersey – With the same design which features on Jersey Post’s 2015 Definitive stamps and 2016 Post & Go stamps, six special stamps are issued with a new seasonal palette of colours suitable for the spring months, and bearing theRead More

Ancient Britain

Great Britain – Royal Mail today announced the release of eight stamps featuring some of the most inspiring objects and atmospheric sites of British prehistory. The stamps explore how people lived in prehistoric times and depict famous iconic sites as wellRead More

Ancient Britain

Great Britian – The Special Stamps feature iconic sites such as Skara Brae and Avebury and exceptional artefacts including the Battersea shield and the Star Carr headdress. The stamps are all enhanced with illustrations that reveal how our ancient forebearsRead More

Marc Chagall 1887 – 1985

France – Marc Chagall – Moses Zakharovich Chagalov – was born on 7 July 1887 near Vitebsk (Belarus, at the time in the Russian Empire). He was naturalized French in 1937 and died on 28 March 1985 in Saint-Paul de Vence.Read More