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Cannabis excise stamps total 13 With the enactment of the Cannabis Act and the nationwide legalization of marijuana on Oct. 17, a total of 13 variations of Canada's first cannabis excise stamp have been issued for licensed producers of the psychoactive plant with widespread medical applications.

UNPA Issued Special Event Sheet on Diwali UNPA issued a New York special event sheet to commemorate the festival of Diwali on 19th October 2018.Diwali, also known as Deepawali is the joyous and popular festival of lights, which is celebra…

1332. 🇬🇧 So, What Stamps Does Royal Mail Have In Store For Us In 2019? 🇬🇧 So, What Stamps Does Royal Mail Have In Store For Us In 2019? 🇬🇧 I assume that we are only a few weeks away from knowing about some of the subjects which Royal Mail plans to feature in its 2019 new issue programme. What will they be?

Subpostmasters v Post Office Ltd: the trial. Stan Lee - Stan Lee, the American comic book writer, editor, producer and publisher died on 12th November aged 95. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and… 1331. 🇲🇾 Stamp Week In Malaysia.

Uniform four-penny post sets stage for comprehensive reform The first "real reform" of Great Britain's postal system came in December 1839, when the uniform four-penny post was implemented. The short-lived change, which was in effect for only 36 days - from Dec. 5 until Jan. 9, 1840 - saw the end of rates calculated by distance.

R.I.P. Stan Lee Stan Lee, the American comic book writer, editor, producer and publisher died on 12th November aged 95. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman, and lead its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

RPSC announces 2019 AGM date The next annual general meeting of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada will be held on the morning of June 22 during the society's 91st convention in Mississauga, Ont.

1331. 🇲🇾 Stamp Week In Malaysia. 🇲🇾 Pos Malaysia issued 5 stamps and a My Stamp sheetlet containing 8 stamps with attached labels on 12 November 2018 to commemorate 'Stamp Week'. This is a cheerful and pleasant issue. Rating: - *.

Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book and new Counter Sheets - 4 December 2018 It can also b… World War I on Stamps: Top 10 Things You Should Know - World War I was the first global conflict which lasted from 14 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. The result was around 20 million deaths Forgeries of 1940s Japanese definitive stamps - Not so long back I acquired a mixture of "Chinese" stamps.

Bahrain Issued Stamp on Shaikh Nasser's Ironman Victory Bahrain Post has issued Commemorative Stamp marking His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s victory in the Ironman World Championship 2018, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. On this occa…

New Stamps Issued from Guernsey and Alderney on Christmas Three classic Christmas tales will be illustrated on the stamps across Guernsey and Alderney. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King will be printed on stamps in Guernsey whilst in Alderney, stamps will…

How Cute There's no doubt of the attraction of young animals and the ability of many a young mammal to draw an 'Ooo' or 'Aaah' from the human being. It can also be the subject of interest to the stamp collector as images of young animals are often printed on postage stamps.

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.

New Special Cover from Pune 7th Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society meeting held at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune from October 11-13, 2018 L-R - Dr. MVBadiger, Dr. A.Vartak, Dr. MVDeshpande, Dr. AK Nangia, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Col. SFH Rizvi, Mr. Suthakar, Dr. Jayakumar, Dr.

Remembering Canada's poppy stamps Following the First World War, the poppy became a profound symbol of war-time remembrance in many countries, including Canada. On Nov.

Special Cover Released on Rotary Platinum Jubilee of Rotary Patna A Special cover released on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee of Rotary Patna Dist. 3250 on 10th November 2018. Senior philatelist and Rotarian Pradip Jain alsoaddressed the function and told about…

Czur Aura Book Scanner Although I no longer have the need I once did, I continue to be fascinated by inexpensive, non-destructive approaches to book scanning. On paper at least, the Czur Aura scanner looks like a viable solution. It is still a crowd funding project, but 50x the amount needed has been raised, and shipping is projected for December 2018.

New Issues 2018: October A single stamp to mark the centenary of the sinking of RMS Leinster which was sunk by a German UBoat in the closing weeks of the First World War. A total of 567 people were killed. This included 21 postal workers who were sorting mail on the ship on the journey from Kingstown, County Dublin to Britain.

1329. 🇬🇧 Delightful Prince Of Wales Sheet To Be Issued On 14 November. 🇬🇧 Delightful Prince Of Wales Sheet To Be Issued On 14 November. 🇬🇧 Royal Mail is now featuring on its website the miniature sheet of 6 different stamps it will release on 14 November 2018 to commemorate the 70th birthday of HRH The Prince Of Wales.

OTD: Canadian-born Norma Shearer stars in MGM release On today's date in 1924, Montréal-born actor Norma Shearer starred in one of the first releases of the newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, He Who Gets Slapped, alongside Lon Chaney and John Gilbert. Although it was the first MGM production to begin filming, He Who Gets Slapped wasn't the newly formed studio's first release.

JHARPEX 2018:Results State level philatelic exhibition of Jharkhand JHARPEX 2018 concluded at Ranchi last week.Philatelist from Dhanbad Amrendra Anand won four prizes in this exhibition.His exhibit on revenue stamps and fiscals was an attraction in the stamp exhibition.Mr.

Philippines Issued Personalized Stamps on Manila Art Fair The Philippine Postal Corporation launched a personalized stamp on the historic postal building and Manila Art, in celebration of a decade of Artistic Excellence of Filipino artists. The event was…

UNPA celebrates Diwali A New York special event sheet commemorating the festival of Diwali, which is being celebrated worldwide this week, was recently issued by the United Nations Postal Administration. Diwali, also known as Deepawali, is the joyous and popular "festival of lights," which begins on the 15th day of Kartika in the Hindu calendar.

1327. 🇬🇧 Miniature Sheet Celebrates Great British Stamp Issues. 🇬🇧 Miniature Sheet Celebrates Great British Stamp Issues. 🇬🇧 The invaluable site - Norvic Philatelics Blog - has drawn attention to news of an early Royal Mail issue of 2019.

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