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Singapore 2017 stamp issues tentative release dates

January 20th, 2017

Space Anniversaries issue from Montserrat

May 7th, 2014

Montserrat Philatelic Bureau will issue a Space Anniversaries issue on 5 June 2014 to commemorate  the 450th Anniversary of the Birth  of  Galileo Galilei  who was known as the “Father of Modern Science.”

Galileo Galilei excelled in the fields of science, philosophy, astronomy, and mathematics. He also made great discoveries and observations through his studies and theories.

One of Galileo’s areas of focus was that of the sun-centred solar system, through the improvements that he made to the telescope.

A set of 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet will be made available.

Singapore’s 2014 Stamp Program

January 13th, 2014

Rare 1894 Shanghai to Germany cover to be auctioned

November 9th, 2013

The 1894 registered cover from Shanghai to Germany with datestamp April 22, 1897 will be auctioned in December with an estimate between £130,000 – £215,000.

The cover has a combination of the 1894 Empress Dowager and 1897 Red Revenue stamps with provisional surcharges. They are cancelled by the Shanghai Pa-Kua obliterator in black.

It is also franked with a French Post Offices in China 50c stamp.


Unusual Stamps Exhibition @ Singapore Philatelic Museum

October 29th, 2013

The Singapore Philatelic Museum will be putting up an exhibition of worldwide unusual stamps beginning from December 2013.

A workshop for young people will be held from 3 to 13 December.

More information from Singapore Philatelic Museum at


Canada Post Commemorates Superman’s 75th Anniversary

August 24th, 2013

Canada Post will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Superman by issuing a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps.  Also available will be 5 stamp booklets each containing 2 of each of the 5 stamps found in the souvenir sheet and a coil stamp.

Official first day covers for the souvenir sheet and coil stamp will be available.

Date of issue: 10 September 2013



Taiwan to release Toy Story souvenir sheets

October 19th, 2012

Chunghwa Post will issue “Toy Story,” an animated movie popular among youngsters, as the subject of two self-adhesive souvenir sheets. Each souvenir sheet includes three NT?5-denominated stamps, and two NT?12-denominated stamps.

“Toy Story 3” won Best Animated Feature Film of the Year in the Academy Award. The films follow the amazing adventures of young boy Andy’s toys to highlight the value of friendship, faith and trust.

The souvenir sheets feature the animated characters of the films: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Hamm, Rex, Bullseye, Aliens, Mr. Pricklepants, Peas-in-a-Pod, Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, Trixie and Buttercup.

Date of issue: 23 October 2012

APRL Announces Partnership to Create Gateway to World’s Greatest Philatelic Research

April 4th, 2012

A centralized gateway to the greatest philatelic research in existence have been announced.

The founding partners in this initiative include the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum (( and Smithsonian Libraries (, Washington, DC, the Royal Philatelic Society London (, United Kingdom, and the American Philatelic Research Library (, Bellefonte, PA.

Philatelists around the world will be able to search, locate, and access philatelic research from partner libraries in real-time, from any computer. Major pre-1923 publications, including The Stamp-Collector’s Magazine, Illustrated, London, from 1865–1874, have been digitized and will be made available at no charge.

More details can be found here at the APS site.

Greenland’s 2011 Stamp of the Year

April 4th, 2012

The winning stamp was a stamp of a beautiful scenery based on a photo by author and photographer Ivars Silis, born 1940.

Even though Ivars Silis has reached 71 years of age; this is actually his stamp debut.

The stamp G472 was issued on 28th September 2011 and was POST Greenland’s contribution to last year’s joint issue with the SEPAC-countries in the cooperation between the Small European Postal Services, of which Greenland is a member.

Taiwan’s Wild Mushrooms Stamps

March 21st, 2012

The first set of stamps depicting wild mushrooms were issued 25 March 2010. On 23 March 2012, Taiwan Post will issue a second set of 4 stamps depicting the same subject. A souvenir sheet containing the same designs as the single stamps will also be available.

The mushrooms depicted are: Amanita rubrovolvata, Entoloma murraii, Geastrum sessile and the Clavulinopsis miyabeana.