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Britain

Whatís on the telly?

Whatís on the telly?

Television programmes have been a regular theme of populist stamp issues in recent years. Are they i...

Flight of fancy

Flight of fancy

The concept of issuing dedicated airmail stamps never took off in Britain. It was, however, given se...

Television animations to stir childhood memories

Television animations to stir childhood memories

A look back at a 2014 special issue that celebrated much-loved animated characters

British Eccentricities

British Eccentricities

Folk customs and traditions make only rare appearances on Britainís stamps, but generate some attrac...

1937 CORONATION ISSUE: Brownie Points

1937 CORONATION ISSUE: Brownie Points

Itís a single stamp, and you might think itís rather dull, but the postal history of the 1937 Corona...

Commonwealth

Champlain celebration

Champlain celebration

1908 was a champagne moment in Canadaís history, and the Tercentenary of Quebec was celebrated by a ...

Boer necessity

Boer necessity

The newly conquered Boer republic of the Transvaal required stamps portraying the British monarch in...

Natal: Last but not least

Natal: Last but not least

The stamps of Natal were not always inspired, but ended on a high note with the characterful 1902 po...

Australia: Victim of the paparazzi

Australia: Victim of the paparazzi

A chance encounter in the remote Australian outback produced an iconic stamp image. And the first ch...

Egypt: Stamps to die for?

Egypt: Stamps to die for?

If you thought speculation fever made for some tense scenes in English post office queues in 1966, t...

Europe

France: Seeds of an idea

France: Seeds of an idea

They were far from universally popular when they first appeared in 1903, but in a 35-year lifespan F...

France: Femme fatale?

France: Femme fatale?

Critics in France thought the 1900 'Mouchon' definitive design appeared to promise a liaison dangere...

The Italian Machin

The Italian Machin

The Siracusana series broke with tradition by offering Italians a single-design definitive range, an...

West Germany: Fresco fiasco

West Germany: Fresco fiasco

When West Germany showed a medieval fresco on a stamp, nobody realised that portions of it were badl...

France: Divine intervention

France: Divine intervention

When the winner of a prestigious French stamp design competition was found to be ineligible as a war...

World

World athletics championships - Feeling on top of the worlds

World athletics championships - Feeling on top of the worlds

The World Athletics Championships, which comes to London in August, is among the biggest sporting ev...

Stars in our eyes

Stars in our eyes

The USAís Legends of Hollywood series has been celebrating many of the worldís most famous film acto...

Judge Obock by its covers!

Judge Obock by its covers!

The small French colony of Obock produced a surfeit of provisional overprints in 1892-94, but also s...

Conquer & Divide

Conquer & Divide

The partition of Germany in the aftermath of World War II is reflected in some fascinating postal hi...

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