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Penny Black Plate 8 - bushfire auction ends Sunday 1 Feb, 11 am GMT. - Just for a change, a 'Horizon' label. I am a bit out of touch with these but do find then interesting in a strange… 1590. 🇹🇿 Tanzania Commemorates 40th Anniversary Of PAPU.

OTD: Empress of Ireland launches in Belfast On today's date in 1906, the Canadian Pacific steamship Empress of Ireland launched in Belfast, Ireland. Destined to carry passengers and mail between Liverpool and Québec alongside her sister ship the Empress of Britain, the Empress of Ireland was 174 metres in length with a beam extending more than 20 metres.

Happy Republic Day ! Let's remember the Golden Heritage of our country and feel proud to be Indian ! The views expressed in the articles published on Rainbow Stamp Club are solely those of the authors and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Blog Owner.

1590. 🇹🇿 Tanzania Commemorates 40th Anniversary Of PAPU. 🇹🇿 Tanzania Commemorates 40th Anniversary Of PAPU. Well, it appears that Tanzania Post Corporation has indeed released such an issue and the issue appears to be made up of 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet.

Queen should stay on Canadian postage, but future definitives must celebrate a Canadian For the first time in three years, Canada's annual stamp program will forgo a new issue featuring the world's oldest and longest-serving current head of state - and the Sovereign of Canada - Queen Elizabeth II.

1589. 🇨🇦 Canada’s Ice Hockey Commemoration. 🇨🇦 Canada Post - 24 January 2020 - Black History Month - 125th anniversary of the Colored Hockey Championship - 1 self-adhesive stamp issued in booklets of 10. Designed by Lime Design and lithographed by Lowe Martin. Rating: - ***.

Young Ontario girl donates 'life savings' to philatelic fundraiser for Australia bushfires An 11-year-old girl from the Greater Toronto Area has donated all her money - $60 - to a fundraiser organized by an online stamp forum for Australia's devastating bushfires. Glen Stephens, the Australia-based stamp dealer and owner of Stampboards, first made an appeal for donations on Jan.

1588. 🇮🇪 Ireland’s City Of Culture Issue. ðŸ‡ðŸ‡ª An Post - 23 January 2020 - Galway and Rijeka, European capitals of culture - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Steve Simpson and lithographed by Enschedà and perforated 13.5 x 14. Rating: - **. 🇸🇬 Singapore Post - 2020 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat, personalised stamps.

Latest Black History Month stamp celebrates little-known hockey history A stamp honouring the "Colored Hockey Championship" and the all-Black hockey teams that competed for it between 1895 and the early 1930s was unveiled today by Canada Post.

OTD: First successful test on human with diabetes On today's date in 1922, researchers completed the first successful test on a human patient with diabetes when a second dose of insulin was administered to Leonard Thompson. About two weeks earlier, Thompson-only 14 years old-received his first injection in Toronto, according to Diabetes.co.uk.

1587. 🇻🇺 Vanuatu Chinese New Year Issue. 🇻🇺 Vanuatu Post will issue a miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps on 25 January 2020 to commemorate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat. The printing includes the use of gold foil. Not really a subject of relevance to Vanuatu.

American Magazine Linn's Reveals Royal Mail plans for London 2020 stamp issues This contains one of each of the three stamps. A booklet issued in 2016 contained 6 x 1d reds, and one in 2015 contained 6 x 1d blacks, so these are probably the same - but this is the first appearance of the self-adhesive 2d blue, except in the 2015 Smilers Sheet.

OTD: Bondar becomes Canada's first female astronaut On today's date in 1992, Doctor Roberta Bondar became Canada's first female astronaut to venture out into space.

1586. 🇳🇿 Moths Of New Zealand. 🇳🇿 New Zealand Post - 4 February 2020 - Daphne moths - 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing all 6 stamps. Designed by Stephen Fuller and lithographed by Southern Colour Print and perforated 14. Rating: - *. 🇲🇾 Pos Malaysia - 23 January 2020 - Personalised greetings stamps, Year of the Rat - 1 sheetlet.

'Rat's Wedding' theme of Lunar 2020 series Canada Post issued the final set of its most recent Lunar New Year series on Jan. 17, a day after the stamps were unveiled at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.

Video games celebrated on U.K.'s first stamps of 2020 The U.K.'s Royal Mail launched its 2020 commemorative "Special Stamps" program today with a set celebrating - of all things - video games. Among the games, all of which were created in the United Kingdom in the 1980s and '90s, are:.

Christmas 2019 - Freestampmagazine - Stamp Collecting Blog Each year we feature a small selection of stamps issued by countries that celebrate Christmas. We begin with an example from Sweden, complete with a Goldfinch and a Yellowhammer observing children building a snowman. Gibraltar's offering is a six-stamp sheet showing sheet music for various Christmas carols.

1585. 🇬🇾 Guyana Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of The Republic. 🇬🇾 Guyana Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of The Republic. 🇬🇾 Guyana Post Office Corporation - 30 December 2019 - Golden Jubilee of The Republic Of Guyana. 🇺🇸 IGPC - Products detailed in Blog 1582 now illustrated:- 🇦🇬 Antigua And Barbuda - 1 November 2019 - 'Chinese art'.

OTD: A new reign begins On today's date in 1936, after several bouts of illness and five days bedridden at Sandringham House, King George V died at the age of 70.

London 2020: Royal Mail's Last Exhibition Sheet, and a retail booklet Labels: 2020 programme, generic sheet, London 2020, retail booklets News about British stamps - welcome to Norvic Philatelics' blog News as we get it relies on what I find and what other people find, so please send your news!

1584. 🇹🇹🇨🇦 Trinidad Chinese Relations Issue And Canada Chinese New Year Set. 🇹🇹🇨🇦 Trinidad Chinese Relations Issue And Canada Chinese New Year Set. I suspect this pack was a gift from the Chinese government especially as only 1500 were issued, 1000 of which were retained for use by The Chinese embassy in Port Of Spain while only 500 were made available to members of the public.

Napkin letter continues family tradition A pair of cousins carried on a 57-year-old family tradition this December after their annual delivery of Christmas seals - a form of "cinderella" stamp issued to raise money for charity - failed to arrive in the mail.

Final set of Lunar New Year stamps issued The final set of Canada Post's most recent Lunar New Year series was issued today following an unveiling ceremony at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto last night.

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