12.02.2016

Stories of witches and witch-hunting in early modern Europe have captivated us for centuries. During the early modern period of European history, stretching from roughly 1450 to about 1750, about 100,000 people ‒ most of them women ‒ were tried … Continue reading

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11.02.2016

Giants literally roamed the earth before the ascendency of humanity. We know from the fossil record that ancient animals were not just big; they were huge and very exotic. That is why Romfilatelia decided to depict six most original prehistoric … Continue reading

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11.02.2016

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts … Continue reading

 
 
10.02.2016

Alderney wildlife is very diverse and amazes everyone by its beauty and freshness. Many natural wonders concentrate in the Longis Reserve that is home to around 16 distinct habitats across a total area of 90 hectares, a little over one-tenth … Continue reading

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10.02.2016

Winter is the coldest and yet the most beautiful season of the year. Winter is the time when the days are short and nights become very long and it is also the time when most of us enjoy a holiday … Continue reading

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10.02.2016

StampNews.com hurries to inform our readers about the recent stamp auction news. This piece of information concerns a 1901 2c Pan-American mint invert stamp that was among the highlights of Kelleher Auctions’ Flagship US, British and Worldwide Stamps and Postal … Continue reading

 
 
09.02.2016

Occupying the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Forever playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. StampNews.com is glad to introduce two new stamps by Serbian Post that … Continue reading

 
 
08.02.2016

The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, the first large Black military unit in Canadian history. With their country going to war in 1914, Black Canadians stepped forward to join the … Continue reading

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08.02.2016

The bioluminescent beauty of the New Zealand native glowworm is a sight to behold, and it can be found throughout Aotearoa. StampNews.com is glad to introduce this stunning stamp issue that pays tribute to the awe-inducing insect with an exciting … Continue reading

 
 
07.02.2016

Easter is often thought to be one of the most important holidays. Commemorating not only the crucifixion and resurrection, Easter is considered to mark the passing of winter to spring. StampNews.com is glad to inform that this Vatican Post is … Continue reading

 
 
06.02.2016

Music is the thread that runs through the fabric of South African society; it rings out from the townships, cities, sports stadiums, theatres and homes. StampNews.com is glad to inform that the South African Post Office honours some of its … Continue reading

 
 
05.02.2016

StampNews.com is glad to introduce to our readers‘ attention a newly issued funny stamp by Czech Post that depicts a playful puppy biting its “daddy’s” ear. The puppy‘s father looks at us with an expression of parental exhaustion. This is … Continue reading

 
 
05.02.2016

The word “monkey” (hóu 猴) was first written using a character meaning to wait, watch, observe (hòu). The ancients wrote that monkeys do not fall upon food the moment they see it, but first study the surrounding area carefully. Only when … Continue reading

 
 
04.02.2016

StampNews.com hurries to inform our readers that rare 30c stamps released in Adelaide have become hottest items for collectors this month. Philately enthusiasts are scrambling to get their hands on a limited release of Australian 30 cent stamps which are … Continue reading

 
 
04.02.2016

The trumpet belongs to the family of brass instruments, so called because they are made of metal. This is very popular musical instrument in Austria. There are two methods of construction for trumpets, and the trumpet illustrated on this stamp … Continue reading

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03.02.2016

Love can be expressed in a myriad of different methods, but the most timeless and most treasured will always remain the classic love letter. In our modern age of computers and the internet, this form of amorous communication is gaining … Continue reading

 
 
02.02.2016

Britain‘s longest-ever reigning monarch, Elizabeth turns 90 on 21 April. Her Majesty’s eldest grandchild, Peter Phillips, has been organizing a bit of a do for his granny. Ten thousand people will have a street party in front of her house. … Continue reading

 
 
02.02.2016

Don‘t miss the philatelic event of the decade! With less than four months to go ‒ time that will fly by quickly ‒ we now embark on our journey to World Stamp Show-NY 2016 (WSS-NY), which will be held May 28-June … Continue reading

 
 
01.02.2016

The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, funded 92 per cent by public donations. Its vision is that every person living in Ireland will live a long, active and healthy life free from heart, … Continue reading

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01.02.2016

Lunar New Year is one of the most important of the traditional Chinese festivals and is celebrated by Chinese people throughout the world. Seen as a time of renewal, it is also known as Spring Festival. StampNews.com is glad to … Continue reading

 
 
 
 

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The Apex Auctions Public Sale 146 takes place at Lingfield Park Racecourse on Sunday March 20th, with 1200 lots and pre-sale estimates of around £500,000 going under the hammer. The auction features over 100 box lots, a particularly strong range … Continue reading
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It is a 520-page, full color, comprehensive, specialized listing for the Imperial issues of 1878 through the Republic issues of 1949. Although originally built upon the Ma Catalog, it goes much further with thousands of specialized listings of varieties and … Continue reading
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Bruun Rasmussen conducts this autumn’s international stamp auction in Copenhagen on Tuesday 27 October. This time we are offering the second part of J. Schmidt-Andersen’s amazing collection of Denmark’s first postage stamp “4 Rigsbankskilling 1851-1854″. The catalogue’s section of selected … Continue reading
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The Apex Postal Auction 142 on Sept 24th achieved highly satisfactory results with sales well in excess of £200,000 from around 750 bidders. Some notable realisations from a strong GB section included £2700 for lot 141, a block of 4 1d … Continue reading
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