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Royal Mail issued fourth set of stamps in series to mark centenary of each year of the First World War

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Royal Mail issued the fourth set of stamps in its series marking the centenary of each year of the First World War.

Across the series, the stamp images have provided a wide-ranging and inclusive commemoration. They illustrate: How artists, including writers and painters, interpreted the eventsThe role of non-combatants and civiliansThe role of the ServicesThe role of womenThe contribution of the Commonwealth

The 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele is marked with a stamp showing the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium, where fallen soldiers from the battle are buried or commemorated.

Private Lemuel Thomas Rees’s life-saving Bible was specially photographed for the stamp issue. During the Battle of Passchendaele, an exploding German shell landed close by, and although Rees was hit, he was saved by the small Bible that he kept in his breast pocket.

Also included in the set is an image of nurses Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm who travelled to Belgium to join a small ambulance corps…

Brasília 2017 exhibition on 24–29 October 2017

Brasília 2017 is a specialized world stamp exhibition on 24–29 October in Brasília, Brazil. The exhibition will be arranged at Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center. Brasília 2017 web pages: www.stampbrasilia2017.net.br. Brasília 2017 blog: http://stampbrasilia2017.blogspot.com.
Source:
Brasília 2017 web pages (http://www.stampbrasilia2017.net.br), 26 July 2017

How about collecting stamps of Burkina Faso?

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Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa. The country was formerly known as Upper Volta. Burkina Faso’s capital is Ouagadougou where lives about one million people. Population of the country is over 18 million. Official language in Burkina Faso is French.


First stamps of Burkina Faso was published in 1920. They were stamps of Upper Senegal and Niger with an overprint HAUTE-VOLTE. From 1947 Burkina Faso’s postal administration was a part of French West Africa. The Republic of Upper Volta was established in 1958 and the new postal administration published its first stamp in 1959. Name of the country in stamps of Upper Volta is REPUBLIQUE DE HAUTE-VOLTA and in stamps of Burkina Faso BURKINA FASO.

Source:
Wikipedia web pages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamps_and_postal_history_of_Burkina_Faso and https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso), 11 November 2016

Finlandia 2017 coming soon

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International Finlandia 2017 stamp exhibition will be arranged on 24–28 May in Tampere, Finland. The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm, on Saturday 9 am - 5 pm and on Sunday 10 am - 3 pm. Finlandia 2017 theme days are Agathon Fabergé (24 May), Independence of Finland (25 May), City of Tampere (26 May), Moomins and Families (27 May) and Postal Museum and Postcrossing (28 May).

The exhibition is arranged in Tampere Hall and partly in Finnish Postal Museum. The patron of Finlandia 2017 is the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö. On the opening day 24 May entrance fee to the Tampere Hall is ten euros (free entrance for under 18 years old). On other exhibition days there is free entrance to the Tampere Hall. 

More information about the Finlandia 2017 stamp exhibition can be found from the web pages of the exhibition: www.finlandia2017.fi.
Source:
Finlandia 2017 exhibition: https://www.finlandia2017.fi/visitor/info (6 May 2017)
Pictures:
Finlandia 201…

Great gems of Finnish philately in Finlandia 2017 exhibition

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A unique cover franked with four 5 kopeck Oval stamp pairs. (Gustaf Douglas: Philatelic Gems of Classic Finland – the Oval Issue)
Some great gems of Finnish philately will be seen at the Finlandia 2017 stamp exhibition. One of the invited exhibits is Gustaf Douglas’ exhibit about the first stamps of Finland and early postal stationery of Finland (known as Oval Issue). The exhibit includes for example a unique cover franked with four 5 kopeck Oval stamp pairs. Finlandia 2017 is an European stamp exhibition on 24–28 May 2017 in Tampere, Finland. Finlandia 2017 web pages: www.finlandia2017.fi.

One of the greatest rarities of Finnish philately (only two pieces are known). 20 kopecks black stationery envelope of the 1850 model. (Gustaf Douglas: Philatelic Gems of Classic Finland – the Oval Issue)
Source:
FINLANDIA 2017 newsletter #5 – February 2017
Pictures:
Finlandia 2017 exhibition

Bandung 2017 exhibition on 3–7 August 2017

Bandung 2017 is an international stamp exhibition on 3–7 August in Bandung, Indonesia. The exhibition will be arranged at Trans Studio Convention Centre. There will be about 2200 exhibition frames. Bandung 2017 web pages: http://bandung2017.org.
Source:
Bandung 2017 web pages (http://bandung2017.org), 21 April 2017

Do you know Filatelisti?

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Filatelisti is a stamp magazine of the Philatelic Federation of Finland. Filatelisti is in English Philatelist. The magazine was many years ago called Philatelia Fennica but nowadays it is simply Filatelisti. Federation publishes the magazine eight times a year, that is about 500 pages per year.

In the latest Filatelisti (2/2017) is told about the Finlandia 2017 stamp exhibition, for example about The Remarkable Adventure with Stamps which is for children and families.