Faraday and his research in the field of electricity were honored on a 22-penny stamp issued by Great Britain on March 5, 1991, marking Faraday’s birth bicentennial (Scott 1360).
New Zealands first stamps were called the "Full Face Queens" because the picture on them was a front view of the head and shoulders of Queen Victoria. There were three stamps in the Full Face Queen set. They cost 1 penny (1d), 2 penny (2d), and 1 shilling (1s) and were printed in Britain.
The history of the world‘s greatest sporting events over the past 120 years can be explored any number of ways. Some rely on books, others relive the spectacle and emotion of the Games on DVD, while many younger Olympic enthusiasts turn to the internet as their resource of choice. The case of Fernando França Leite, an antique dealer from Rio de Janeiro’s northern district, however, is quite different.
This one concerns a US 1845 10c St Louis postmaster’s provisional cover that could make in excess of US$20,000 at Cherrystone Auctions. It’s cancelled by an 1846 circular date stamp.
We are glad to inform our readers that Austrian Post is celebrating Central Burgenland, the region at the heart of Burgenland which is also known as “Blaufränkisch land” as part of the “Austrian wine regions” stamp series.
Rio has deserved to be a host to the sports world. Here, not only football is religion. This great nation with samba running in their veins has great stories to tell in all sports. To mark the upcoming Olympic Games Croatia Post has introduced a special stamp honoring the hosting city and the sportsmen that are to take part in this colossal sporting event.
Sport as a universal language can be a powerful tool to promote peace, tolerance and understanding by bringing people together across boundaries, cultures and religions. To promote the contribution of sport to peace the UN Postal Administration has issued a set of 12 stamps. The date of issue (22 July) comes exactly a week ahead of the start of the Olympic Truce period for this year‘s 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Who could guess that the tiny piece of paper will enter the Guinness Book of World Record? And it has really happened! Pluto: Not Yet Explored stamp traveled more than 3 billion miles on a spacecraft to the dwarf planet has earned the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for the farthest distance traveled by a postage stamp.
German engineer, Otto Lilienthal was the first person to design a glider that could fly a person and was able to fly long distances. To mark 125 years since the first gliding flight made by this great experimenter German Post has introduced its special stamp with bright and colorful design.
Austria‘s national team has qualified for the final stages of a major event and, as a result, has taken part in the European Championship in France in June (and also in July). Austrian Post congratulates the national team and is celebrating Austria’s participation in Euro 2016 with a commemorative stamp that has an interesting design.