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1428. 🇦🇺🇨🇽 Australia Post - No Respite For Collectors. 🇦🇺🇨🇽 Australia Post - No Respite For Collectors. 🇦🇺🇨🇨 Australia Post has announced another parade of new issues for the upcoming 2 months - sadly. These, then, are the latest philatelic gems:- 7 May 2019 - Flightless birds - 3 gummed stamps and 1 self-adhesive $2.30c stamp.

OTD: Canadian Labour Congress formed On today's date in 1956, the Canadian Labour Congress formed in Toronto after a merger of the Canadian Congress of Labour and the Trades and Labour Congress.

Special Cover Released on Swami Ramcharan Maharaj The special cover was released to commemorate 299th birth celeberation of Swami Ramcharan Maharaj. Date of Release:10th March 2019,Jaipur.

1427. 🇯🇪 Jersey Post Commemorates Victoria Bicentenary. 🇯🇪 Jersey Post Commemorates Victoria Bicentenary. ðŸ‡ðŸ‡² It does not seem that philatelic agencies or postal services can make enough money out of stamp collectors or people who are not collectors but who buy stamps for a special reason without the constant need to add more and more items to a special issue.

OTD: Post Office Department commemorates Girl Guides' 50th anniversary On today's date in 1960, Canada's Post Office Department issued a five-cent stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Girl Guides movement in Canada. Girl Guides can trace its roots back to 1909, when Lord Baden-Powell-the man who also established Scouts-founded the association in Great Britain.

1426. 🇬🇬 Guernsey Post New Issue Will Commemorate D-Day. 🇬🇬 Guernsey Post New Issue Will Commemorate D-Day. The Channel Islands which were so close to the Normandy Coast were under German occupation and so the Normandy landings paved the way for the islands' liberation.

58th annual Orapex to celebrate Elizabethan philately Philatelists from across Canada will make the annual pilgrimage to the nation's capital this May for the Ottawa RA Centre Philatelic Exhibition, commonly referred to as Orapex. The May 4-5 show will mark the 58th consecutive gathering since it was founded in 1961.

Isle of Man Issued Stamps on D-Day To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Isle of Man Post Office has issued a new set of stamps, a dedicated collection honouring all the Manx men and women involved in the historic landings. The…

1425. 🇨🇾🇲🇾 Cyprus Commemorates Former President And Malaysia Commemorates Its Kings. 🇨🇾🇲🇾 Cyprus Commemorates Former President And Malaysia Commemorates Its Kings. 🇨🇾 Cyprus Post will issue a single stamp on 24 April 2019 to commemorate the Centenary of the birth of Glafkos Clerides who was the fourth President of Cyprus holding office from 1993 for the 10 years up until 2003.

Inhambane - Bud's Big Blue Antigua stamps-a closer look. Argentina. Argentina - a guide to watermarking. Argentina 1858-1892. Argentina 1899-1939. Armenia. Armenia 1919-22 Forgeries. Ascension. Ascension stamps: a closer look. Australia. Australia 'Roos - Watermarks and Dies. Australia Georges - the KGV stamps.

Hanse Across the Sea The Hanseatic League, or Hanse, was formed as a northern European trading organisation, founded in the middle of the twelfth century in the north German city of Lubeck and continued as a powerful force for around 500 years.

'Sweet Canada' stamps serve up traditional Canadian desserts Traditional Canadian desserts offer more than a scrumptious end to a meal; behind many sweet treats is lore about Canada's history, such as a pie made from the berries that once helped Indigenous communities survive long prairie winters to the tarte au sucre that reminded colonists in New France of their former homeland.

1424. 🇳🇿 New Zealand Post To Illustrate Legend Of First Polynesian Visitor To New Zealand. 🇳🇿 New Zealand Post To Illustrate Legend Of First Polynesian Visitor To New Zealand. 🇳🇿 New Zealand Post will issue a set of 8 very colourful, attractive and interesting stamps on 5 June 2019 to illustrate the arrival of the legendary Kupe in New Zealand.

OTD: Marco Polo launched On today's date in 1851, James Smith launched his square-rigged clipper ship Marco Polo at Marsh Creek near Courtenay Bay in Saint John, N.B. The Canadian-built clipper ship had the body of a cargo ship above the water line and the configuration of a much-faster clipper ship below.

1423. 🇮🇳 India Post Remembers The Amritsar Massacre. ðŸ‡ðŸ‡³ India Post Remembers The Amritsar Massacre. ðŸ‡ðŸ‡³ On 13 April 2019 India Post issued 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet to commemorate the Centenary of the Amritsar Massacre which is also called the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

'Young Collectors' turn up in full force at Trajan's 'National Show' Bidding was fierce between dozens of eccentric juniors vying for nearly 40 lots of material in the Young Collectors Postage Stamp and Coin Auction this March.

Four to sign RDP, philately's highest honour Four philatelists from around the world recently received an invitation to add their signatures to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists, which is the highest philatelic honour possible. Founded in May 1921, the RDP is comprised of prominent philatelists who are recognized for their achievements and service to philately.

176 Countries Another country received today…Guinea. The Philatelic "establishment" has been critical of impoverished countries issuing stamps that have little relevance to the country. It is obviously designed to appeal to thematic / topical collectors.

WTSC to host annual club exhibition next month The West Toronto Stamp Club is hosting its annual club exhibition this May, and organizers are calling on members to tell their philatelic stories.

1422. 🇪🇬🇸🇩🇸🇸 An Egyptian Revolution And Sudanese Coups And Wars. 🇪🇬🇸ðŸ‡ðŸ‡¸ðŸ‡¸ An Egyptian Revolution And Sudanese Coups And Wars. 🇪🇬 The postal service of Egypt issued a single stamp on 9 March 2019 which commemorates the Centenary of what it calls the Egyptian revolution of 1919.

India Post Issued Stamps on 100 Year's of The Jallianwala Bagh massacre India Post has issued a set of two commemorative postage stamps and a miniature sheet on 100 years of The Jallianwala Bagh massacre.The Vice President of India Mr. Vainkaia Naidu released the stamps on 13th April 2019 at Amritsar.

OTD: Queen approves Canadian Philatelic Society's request for 'Royal' prefix Royal*2019*Royale, this year's convention of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, will celebrate 60 years since Canada's national stamp club earned its "Royal" designation. The RPSC can trace its roots back to 1887, when advertisements were placed in Canadian and U.S.

Special Cover Released on Ranjit Sagar Pond The special cover was released during Bhilwarapex 2019 on 14th February 2019.Ranjit Sagar pond is situated at Gurlan in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan.This pond is a habitat of many Indian and migr…

175 Countries Today I received an ebay purchase. Commercial mail from Tonga.

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