All About Worldwide Stamps

Ukraine Postage Stamp Sends Clear Message to Russia

On April 12, 2022, Ukraine made big waves in the news with a new postage stamp picturing a Snake Island soldier flipping a Russian warship the bird.  It was Ukraine’s first postage stamp in wartime conditions and quickly drew the attention of collectors and non-collectors alike.  In fact, the stamp went viral online with millions … Read more

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How Postage Stamps Helped Destroy Hitler

In the early months of 1945, the world had been at war for over three years. Germany appeared to be nearing defeat, but American casualties were mounting as its resources dwindled.

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Great Britain Philately eBooks

Here are some editions of The London Philatelist that were published in England in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Fun Facts

In the Central American countries of Bolivia and Paraguay, stamps actually provoked a war!  The conflict began when Bolivia issued a stamp claiming an undefined and long-disputed area of wilderness.

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A History of Great Britain in 36 Postage Stamps

Now you can watch as the author of “A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage Stamps” explores his country’s history through its most fascinating, beautiful, and eccentric postage stamps.  From Queen Victoria’s Penny Black to the struggles of post-World War II reconstruction, West shows that stamps mirror the events, attitudes, and styles of their time. West … Read more

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Stamps and the Norwegian Spy

Collectors sometimes “lift” stamps on covers to see what kind of paper the stamp was printed on. “Lifting stamps once helped save the free world from Adolf Hitler’s evil empire.

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French Spy Stamps

Most collectors know stamps have played their part in shaping history. They’ve started wars and celebrated peace; they’ve turned hostilities into bloodbaths, ridiculed political leaders and been used as propaganda.

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What’s the World’s Rarest Airmail Stamp?

Like it’s more famous American cousin, the Black Honduras represents the earliest days of airmail flight. And like the Jenny Inverts, the stamps were shrouded in mystery and surrounded by intrigue.

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North Korea Stamp News

Mystic and its stamp collectors are unfairly caught up in international politics. The problem stems from an embargo on North Korea stamps that began over 60 years ago.

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