Preliminary results of the annual rating “MOST POPULAR STAMPS 2016 BY STAMPNEWS READERS’ OPINION”. You can be the one who will define the winner!

August 6th, 2016 is glad to introduce to everyone’s attention the potential contenders that are likely to enter the rating “Most popular stamps by StampNews readers’ opinion based on the results of the year 2016”. Though it is a midyear but we can already name some of the brightest stamps that were described at our pages.

These items stand out because they have received the greatest number of views. So, let's get acquainted with the lucky stamps that are likely to enter our rating and will be awarded with a status of the best ones. 

So, the first one is the stamp by Slovenia Post. The item is dedicated to the Slovenian lace making and the 17th World Lace Congress of the International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organisation (OIDFA), which brings together more than 2300 members from 37 different countries. The item  features a piece of lace of a rich floral/fruit design typical of the early twentieth century. The pattern was drawn by the Slovene painter Saša Šantel for the State Central Institute for Women’s Handicrafts in Ljubljana.

This is the first Slovene stamp to be made using the tête-bêche (head-to-tail) technique and created by Matjaž Učakar – a great stamp designer that has introduced one more bright item for SloveniaPost. You can get to know more about this interesting stamp by following this link: 


The second stamp issue that is likely to enter our rating was released by New Zealand Post and is dedicated to Native Glowworms. The pecularity of these four stamps is that they glow in the dark.

The photographs featured on these stamps have been taken by New Zealand photographer Joseph Michael, whose Luminosity series came to global attention in 2015. These stunning photographs were taken using long exposure techniques and were shot over many long nights deep in the glowworm caves of the North Island.

This visually striking stamp issue have been printed using glow-in-the-dark ink to replicate the effect of glowworms in the wild ‒ simply expose them to sunlight and then step into a dark space to see the stamps light up. Each devoted stamp collector should truly appreciate these bright items the full descriptions of which you can find by following this link:


The third candidate for the title of the most popular stamp 2016 is the philatelic issue comprising 10 stamp that were released by Jersey Post. The items aim to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As birthdays are often about the coming together of families at a time of celebration, the stamps feature photographs of Her Majesty the Queen in each decade of her life, together with her family members.

Please, appreciate these 10 bright stamps in the original press release that you can find under the following link:


The next stamp that was appreciated by our readers is an item issued by Austria Post to celebrate 125 years of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. This cultural established is worth attention of everyone as there you can find the brightest artworks of all times such as Caravaggio‘s “Madonna of the Rosary”, Rubens’ “The Fur”, Raphael’s “Madonna in the Meadow”, Bruegel’s “The Peasant Wedding”, Arcimboldo’s “Summer” or Vermeer’s “The Art of Painting” etc.

The design on this stamp, taken from high up on the north wall of the museum’s stairwell, comes from Gustav Klimt, and is part of a cycle showing the history of the fine arts. We suppose that the collectors’ attention was captured by the image of a nude female figure holding the Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life, in her hand.

She is standing in front of images of the gods Horus, and Thoth and of the vulture which symbolises the goddess Nekhbet. You can find out more details and support it by your vote by following this link:


The last philatelic issue that is gaining score right now is the last stamps from Chinese zodiac series released by France! The bright item that is must have for each stamp collector was designed by the artist Li Yaozhong.

His previous previous stamps include those for the Year of the Horse, Dragon and Rabbit. Li highlighted a cute image of a monkey by using contrasting colors, such as grey, yellow and bright red. We invite to support this unique stamp with your vote that can be left by following this link: encourages our readers and all those who are interested in philately to support the candidates for the rating “Most popular stamps 2016 by StampNews readers’ opinion” on our website. These stamps require you attention expressed with likes, shares and votes. Let`s choose the best item together!

We would also recommend you to pay attention to the stamps that will appear in the second half of the year. Who knows? Maybe the future winners will be among them!