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.
Malta Post introduced its bright stamp on the theme
In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates soda fountain favorites the cold, sweet treats beloved by people of all ages. The act of savoring cool, fizzy confections is a national pastime that dates back generations. To underline these childhood memories USPS introduced to your attention five special stamps with bright and fresh designs.
We are glad to share the latest auction news with our readers. In this philatelic release we will inform you about rare 1907 Nyasaland MCA stamps that are valued at up to US$28,500 in Spink’s fourth part of the sale of the Lionheart Collection of British Empire stamps. Both stamps display the Multiple Crown CA (MCA) watermark and include a large swathe of their original gum.
From the 10th of June to the 10th of July 2016 France is hosting the final phase of the Championship of European Footballing Nations, for the third time after 1960 and 1984; when they became the European champions for the first time.
The Armenian collection with stamps from 2013, 2014 and 2015, presented by HayPost, took the second place at the philately competition organized under the auspices of the Universal Postal Union within the framework of the expo.
Stamps-collector.com has received an interesting info for every creative and imaginative stamp enthusiast: the organizers of Pafos2017 and the Cyprus Post have issued a calling for artists as they look to launch a new series of commemorative stamps ahead of next year when the two will be declared the European Capital of Culture.