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HM Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

February 8th, 2012

GB Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee MS

The Royal Mail issued a miniature sheet on 6 February 2012 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The miniature sheet contain stamps that feature six different portraits of the Queen taken from stamps, coinage and banknotes issued during her reign.

Royal Mail to issue Year of Dragon sheet

January 13th, 2012

The Royal Mail will for the first time have a stamp issue to mark the Lunar New Year. A generic self-adhesive Smilers Sheet with the Fireworks stamps will be released on 20 January 2012.

No first day cover will be available as Royal Mail does not regard this as a new issue.

The Disneyana on Stamps Society made ATA Study Unit

January 12th, 2012

The Disneyana on Stamps Society (DoSS) has just been certified as a Study Unit of the American Topical Association (ATA). Bruce L. Johnson, Director of Study Units for ATA, made the announcement in early January.

The Disneyana on Stamps Society is the 90th study unit affiliated with the society during its 62-year history.

The Disneyana on Stamps Society is an organization of topical philatelists collecting stamps, first day covers, meters, cancels, and other philatelic items relating to Walt Disney and his legacy.

Membership is free! Members have access to the newsletter Disnemation, which will be published online six times a year.  For more information, check out the website:

The AmericanTopical Association’s 162nd handbook entitles Handbook of Disney on Stamps by William Silvester is scheduled for publication by March 1.

USA 2012 Lunar New Year Dragon Stamp

January 12th, 2012

To be released in a pane of 12 self adhesives on 23 January 2012. This will be the first day of the Dragon Year.

The first day ceremony will be held in San Francisco, CA.

New Zealand 2012 Year of Dragon stamp issue

December 13th, 2011

New Zealand Post will issue a set of 4 stamps and a miniature sheet on 5 January 2012 to celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Dragon which begins on 23 January 2012.

Taiwan’s Year of Dragon stamps for 2012

November 28th, 2011

Taiwan Post will issue a set of 2 stamps and a souvenir sheet to commemorate the Year of Dragon which starts 23 January 2012.

The two stamps have denominations of NT$3.50 and NT$13.00, and the souvenir sheet has a denomination of NT$12.00. They will be released on 1 December 2011.

New Zealand Post 2011 China International Stamp Exhibition MS

November 5th, 2011

New Zealand 2011 China International Stamp Exhibition MS

The 27th Asian International Stamp Exhibition will be held in Wuxi, China for 5 days from 11 November 2011.

There will be 1300 frames of exhibits and 100 dealer stands all in the spacious Wuxi Taihu International Expo Centre.

New Zealand Post will be issuing a miniature sheet containing 3 circular kiwi stamps with a picture of a panda.

Endangered Species Stamps from the UN

August 23rd, 2011

The United Nations Postal Administration will be issuing the 2011 Endangered Species stamps on 7 September 2011.

The issue consist of 12 stamps, 3 maximum cards and a special silk cover.

New Zealand’s First 3D Stamp

August 12th, 2011

New Zealand Post will be issuing a $15 3D stamp on 7 September 2011 to commemorate the Rugby World Cup. The stamp will depict the Tournament’s prize, the Webb Ellis Cup.

The 3D stamp will be protected forever inside a sealed plastic case, which is mounted within an attractive display card.

170th Anniversary of Hong Kong Postal Service

August 10th, 2011

The first post office in Hong Kong was opened on 25 August 1841. Hong Kong Post will be issuing a souvenir sheet this August 25 to celebrate the 170th anniversary.

The $10 stamp depicts a red Victorian pillar box and a modern posting box. The background of the sheet show images of the old and current general post office.

The hummingbird on the right of the sheet “symbolises innovation and improvement in our service delivery to the world”.