The Stamp Year 2018 begins with fairytale-like illustrations

Posti will publish ten stamp publications in January-June 2018. The Stamp Year will begin with the fairytale-like Valentine's Day stamps that feature much requested flower and animal themes. First day events will be moved from Tampere back to Helsinki Main Post Office.

Light of friendship, enchantment of Lapland and magic of fairytale 

The 2018 Valentine's Day stamps were designed by Leena Raappana-Luiro. The heart shape is present in the plant pictures, which are full of color and light. The Friendship is Light stamp booklet, which has five domestic no-value indicator stamps, will be published on January 24.
Santa Claus' Main Post Office, Posti's special shop in Rovaniemi, receives visitors from all over the world. To address them and all tourists fascinated by Finland, the assortment of international no-value indicator stamps will be complemented with Lapland-themed stamps designed by Stiina Hovi. The two stamps depict the northern lights and reindeer, which are favor…

Handball stamp from Denmark

In the picture is a stamp from Denmark with handball topic. The Men’s Handball World Championship was held in Denmark in the year 1978. Do you know or have other stamps with handball topic? If you know or have them, please tell it by leaving a comment to this blog.

FIP Revenue Commission

Do you want to know what are revenue stamps and stamped papers? Or maybe you have decided to start collecting revenue stamps or stamped papers? Then you should visit the FIP Revenue Commission web pages on the address www.fip-revenue.org.

Finnish revenue stamps on a document 1916.

Finnish pre-printed revenue stamp on a stamped paper 1912.

Finnish revenue stamps on a document 1976.

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

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.
Brasília 2017 web pages (http://www.stampbrasilia2017.net.br), 26 July 2017

How about collecting stamps of Burkina Faso?

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.

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