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Organising A Stamp Collection I am not really sure that a Stamp Collection can be organised. At best, an "organised" collection happens accidently. I have been collecting stamps for nearly sixty years. The point I am at today is due to some organisation, some advice, some accident but mostly by making a lot of mistakes.

India Post is Issuing Stamp on 250th Session of Rajya Sabha India Post is issuing a commemorative postage stamp on 18th November 2019 on the occasion of 25oth session of Rajya Sabha.The Rājya Sabhā is the Upper House of the Parliament of India. The Rajya Sa…

New Stamps of Kyrgyzstan Due to the favorable climate and the wide spectrum of bee-friendly plants, Kyrgyzstan produces high-quality honey in large quantities. Our country has extensive, high-altitude pastures, covered with a large variety of honey plants.

1548. 🇸🇭 Ascension Reissues Turtle Stamps. 🇬🇧 I have now had chance to drop in to the gift shop of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford upon Avon and purchased the new varieties of the Royal Mail Post and Go stamps dispensed by kiosk A009 which were reported in Blog 1539.

Mumbaipex 2019: Special Covers Two day district Philately exhibition "Mumbaipex - 2019", organised by India Post, was held on the 6th and 7th of November, in Mumbai. Two special covers on Gandhiji and the Cuisines of Maharashtra were released on the inaugural day and one special cover dedicated to Shri.

Taiwan Issued Stamps on Lighthouses By Wolfgang Beyer The set of four stamps will feature lighthouses of Keelung, Tungting Tao, Taichung Port, and Tamsui Port. Keelung Lighthouse : Located at the Wanren Duibi Pier on the west b…

Stamp Exhibition in Dehradun Valley of Words, International Literature and Art Festival is being held in Dehradun from 15-17 November 2019. During the Festival a small stamp exhibition has also been organized at Hotel Madhuban.

Philatelic Exhibition at Dehradun:Special Cover Released on Valley of Words A three-day philately exhibition has started at Dehradun on 15th November 2019 during Valley of Words, International Literature and Art Festival, to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary Year of Mahatma Gandhi.

1547. 🇬🇧 More Star Wars Stamps From Royal Mail. 🇬🇧 More Star Wars Stamps From Royal Mail. 🇬🇧 By now most collectors will not be surprised to know that Royal Mail intends to burden them with even more Star Wars-themed philatelic items.

It's the end: of the suspense, the series, and possibly many collections. The final trilogy of movies has been filmed at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire and our stamps celebrate the British contribution to Star Wars, and mark the world event of the release of the concluding episode and culmination of the Skywalker saga.

Special Cover Released on ISHACON 2019 By Suresh Rao The Indian Speech and Hearing Association is a professional body of Speech language Pathologists and Audiologists. The Association was established in the year 1967 and envisages profe…

1546. 🇬🇮 Another Joint Issue From Gibraltar Plus Belated Year Of Pig Post And Go Stamps. 🇬🇠Another Joint Issue From Gibraltar Plus Belated Year Of Pig Post And Go Stamps. 🇬🇠The Royal Gibraltar Post Office is having a flurry of joint issues with other postal administrations and on 12 November 2019 a pair of stamps was released as part of a joint issue with Romania.

India Post Released Stamps on Children's Day India Post has released a set of two postage stamps and a miniature sheet on 14th November 2019.Theme of these stamps is Children’s Rights.

Holiday, Hanukkah issues round out 2019 stamp program Three sets, five stamps dress up festive holiday mail. By Jesse Robitaille. A pair of holiday sets issued earlier this month plus a separate Hanukkah set released today are among the final issues of this year's stamp program. For 55 years, Canada Post has issued themed stamps to adorn holiday mail.

Stamp, OFDC mark Red River sesquicentennial A single stamp and official first-day cover issued by Canada Post this November commemorate Louis Riel's defence of Métis rights and its impetus for Manitoba's entry into Confederation. Issued Nov. 6, the stamp - available in booklets of 10 - and OFDC mark the 150th anniversary of the Red River Resistance of 1869-70.

Weitzman adds personal mark to unique 'one-cent magenta' Stuart Weitzman, the current owner of the world's most expensive stamp - the unique British Guiana one-cent magenta - left his mark on the 163-year-old stamp this October. Weitzman, who acquired the stamp for nearly $9.5 million US in 2014, joined some of the stamp's previous eight owners in signing the iconic piece of postage.

1544. 🇵🇬 Nuts From Papua New Guinea. 🇵🇬 A set of 4 stamps and 2 miniature sheets was issued by the postal service of Papua New Guinea on 1 October 2019 on the subject of Galip nuts which have played an important role in the diet of the people of Melanesia for thousands of years.

1543. 🇧🇸 Christmas Bells From Bahamas. 🇧🇸 The Bahamas postal service will issue 4 Christmas stamps on 5 December 2019 depicting 'Christmas Bells'. The set is colourful and festive and should brighten up the Christmas mail in Bahamas but I do not find the subject matter to be particularly exciting.

New USPS Stamps and Postmarks Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration special agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who was tortured and murdered in 1985 by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After Camarena's death, people started wearing red ribbons to honor Kiki's sacrifice.

Bermuda Issued Stamps on 170th Anniversary of the First Portuguese Immigrants Bermuda has issued a set of 2 stamps on the occasion of 170th Anniversary of the arrival of First Portuguese Immigrants.The first group of immigrants arrived in Bermuda on November 4, 1849, with…

Not the SAS The theatrical group Stage Commandos was born during World War II within the dockyards in Malta's Cottonera locality. This theatrical group was formed purely to entertain the dock workers, keeping their morale high and positive.

Private cachet-makers stymied in early 1970s Today, first-day covers are issued alongside stamps by many postal services around the world, including in Canada, where the "official first-day cover" signalled the demise of private cachetmaking in that country.

OTD: Canada bans import of comic books On today's date in 1940, the Government of Canada banned the import of comic books, paving the way for the development of home-grown war-time heroes such as Johnny Canuck. Rather than rely on U.S. imports to aid war efforts, a previous personification of Canadian culture was re-invented during the Second World War.

Special Covers from Karnataka He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. This special cover was released to mark this momentous occasion. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was an eminent Indian physician, educationist, freedom fighter and politician who served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 until his death in 1962.

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