• February 17th, 2012

    100 Years of the Blue Rider stamp from Germany

    The German Post has issued a stamp celebrating the centennial of foundation of the Blue Rider group. Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) was a group of artists in Munich, Germany. The group was founded by a number of Russian emigrants, including Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, and native German artists, such as Franz Marc, August Macke and Gabriele Munter. Der Blaue R ...
  • November 23rd, 2011

    90th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin stamp from France

    The French Post has issued a gummed stamp printed in photogravure to mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of insulin as a medicine. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas, discovered for the first time as hypoglycemic drug in 1921. It diminishes the rate of glucose (simple sugar) in the blood. The lack of its production by the organism causes diabetes. ...
  • November 11th, 2011

    Extraordinary Rugby Stamp from France

    Discover the stamp "Bravo et Merci!" created by the France Post on the occasion of the final of the Rugby World Cup 2011, where the team of France has faced the legendary "All Blacks" from New Zealand. This final on October 23, 2011 marked the history of French rugby. Now everyone can keep a memory of the event with this stamp in the shape of a rugby ball. ...
  • October 4th, 2011

    World Heritage Site stamp from Germany

    The German Post has issued a stamp commemorating the Biertan Church, one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Biertan is a rural community in the Transylvanian county of Sibiu. The church in its present form was built at the beginning of the 16th century on the ruins of an earlier church built at least one hundred years earlier and secured with walls against enemy. Biertan was then a major center for t ...
  • September 21st, 2011

    Russian headdresses on new stamps

    15 of September 2011Russian headdresses on new stamps The Russian Post has issued a set of stamps illustrating the national headdresses of people from the Russian North. The stamps depict: Man in a winter cap. European Russia's North, end of XIX; Girl's headband. European Russia's North, middle XIX; Wimple. Pskov province, end of XIX; Woman's headdress. Archangelsk province, end of XIX-beginning o ...
  • September 14th, 2011

    'This is Belgium' series

    The Belgian Post has issued a new set of stamps in its traditional "This is Belgium" series. This time the stamps are dedicated to humor and made up of funny images done and signed by famous Belgian cartoonists. ...
  • September 12th, 2011

    Toulouse-Lautrec stamps from Belgium

    The Belgian Post has recently issued a set of stamps depicting the selection of bills of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) exposed in the Museum of Ixelles. The stamps illustrate: "Confetti", "Aristide Bruant in his office", "May Milton", "Japanese Sofa", "Queen of Joy", "Salon des Cent or the Passenger of 54 or yacht ride", "Caudieux", "Jane Avril", "Eldorado, Aristide Bruant", "Moulin Rouge ...
  • September 9th, 2011

    Archaeopteryx stamp from Germany

    The German Post has issued a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of Archaeopteryx. The Archaeopteryx is one of the most famous fossils of the world. It was first described in 1861 based on an isolated feather impression. The subsequent discovery of nearly complete specimens shows its importance for evolutionary theory. As a transitional form between dinosaurs and birds, Arch ...
  • September 6th, 2011

    For Youth 2011 stamp series by Germany

    The German Post has issued a new set of stamps having a "plus" and adding a few cents to the stamp price. This feature exists for almost 50 years and is published in aid of German Youth Stamp Foundation. This Organization supports a number of measures for the benefit of children and adolescents. The motives of this year's "youth stamps" let us look into the universe. The stamps depict the Horsehea ...
  • August 1st, 2011

    G20-G8 stamp from France

    France has issued a stamp commemorating its Presidency in the G20. The G20 represents 85% of the global economy and two thirds of the world population. It is composed of South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, the United States, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey and finally the European Union. I ...