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FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson

The next Royal Mail stamp issue, released January 11

Winnie the Pooh

Released October 12

Burma: feathering the nest

Striking design and crisp printing ensured that Burma's first stamps made a big impact in 1938. But was that a subliminal imperial message in the peacock motif?

Korea change

Korea change

On the day that turbulent 19th-century Korea tried to set up a very civilised modern postal system, all it got was murder and arson

Nicaragua: No man's land?

Nicaragua: No man's land?

Two central American nations almost went to war in 1937, over the usual points of conflict. You know: national pride, disputed territory, postage stamps...

Albania: All-time hero

Albania: All-time hero

In 1913, Albania's first definitives invoked the medieval warrior who defined the national identity. But copious overprints betrayed the new state's chronic instability

Ionian Islands: off the wall

When the British introduced stamps to the Ionian Islands it appeared a rushed job. But surely the design was handsome enough not end up being used as wallpaper?

National mourning

The 1965 Churchill Commemoration issue made the formidable parliamentarian, war leader and author the first ever recipient of mourning stamps in Britain

Shakespeare becomes first commoner on GB stamps

The Shakespeare Festival set of 1964 broke new ground with its portrait of a commoner, and with its presentation pack, postmarks and aerogrammes

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