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Antique Toys Postage Stamps

Antique cast iron toys were all the rage during late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Factories began producing the toys in mass quantities during the 1880’s instead of producing war materials.  Unlike toys that are created in today’s world, the cast iron toys of the past were made with intricate design details which allowed them [...]

China – The Year Of The Tiger 2010

I might be getting a little ahead of myself on this one, but in my fruitless quest to try to find some good “Happy New Year’s” postage stamps to write about, I changed by blogging focus.  The “tiger” will be roaring in very soon as February 14, 2010 will mark the Year of the Tiger [...]

Kwanzaa Postage Stamps

The celebration known as Kwanzaa is a relatively new one in comparison to other traditional holidays.  Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966 and was created by Ron Karenga.  It is a non-religious weeklong celebration which begins on December 26th and continues until January 1st of each year.  Kwanzaa honors African-American heritage and culture.  Kwanzaa is [...]

Eid Postage Stamps Part II Of II

In continuation from Monday… Eid Al-Fitr is a celebration about the good things that a family has received in life.  If a household can afford it, it is encouraged to pay a type of tax in the days leading up to Eid.  Some people give money and some people give food as their contribution.  This [...]

Eid Postage Stamps Part I Of II

I received an email recently that prompted me to write this article regarding the Eid postage stamps that have been issued by the United States Postal Service.  Not wanting to perpetuate hate against any group in the United States; I think this stamp requires some explanations. The Eid postage stamps were first issued by the [...]

Get Stamped Underwater or in a Volcano: The Xtreme Vanuatu Post Office

They say there is nothing new under the sun.  Well, I beg to differ.  The Republic of Vanuatu, a 900 km-long chain of about 80 volcanic island in the South Pacific just east of Australia and New Guinea has some things that are completely unique:  an underwater post office and “volcano post”! The underwater post [...]

Christmas Postage Stamps

The holidays are here and with such, so are the Christmas inspired postage stamps.  Like in the United States, many countries around the world issue Christmas themed postage stamps each year.  It is widely believed that Canada issued the first Christmas postage stamps in 1898, although they were not terribly festive looking.  Those 2 cent [...]

United Nations We Can End Poverty Postage Stamps

The United Nations Postal Administration joined forces with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs to bring awareness of the need to end hunger and poverty all around the globe. Children from around the world were invited to participate in an art contest to design a postage stamp for the United Nations which [...]

United Nations Space For Humanity Postage Stamps

In Vienna, during World Space Week 2007, the United Nations partnered with the Austrian Space Forum to celebrate 50 years of space age technology and worldwide space activity.  They developed a wide variety of programs and activities for children of all ages to come and learn and enjoy.  Recognizing that not all children would be [...]

Korean War Veterans Memorial Postage Stamp

No matter what your political views are today, most people will not dispute that American’s are more patriotic now than they were during the Korean War time period.  Often described as the “Forgotten War”, veterans suffered immeasurably by the treatment they received by some people who did not support the war efforts at that time. [...]