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New Stamps from France The stamp released on the occasion of the 91st Congress of the French Federation of Philatelic Associations, held during the Paris Philex exhibition at the Porte de Versailles from 7 to 10 June 2018, illustrates the Elysée Palace. Great Moments in French History.

Make V-ROOOOM! For Iconic Toys on Stamps A half-century ago in 1968, a Mattel toy innovator, a car designer and a rocket scientist combined to create a fast and furious fantasy cars that became famous as Hot Wheels. This year, to mark their 50th anniversary, the U.S.

1279. 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe's New President Makes Philatelic Debut. 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe's New President Makes Philatelic Debut. 🇿🇼 It has been a historic year for Zimbabwe. In October 2017, the former tyrant Robert Mugabe was deposed by the military and replaced by one of his henchmen, Emerson Mnangagwa who was known by the sinister nickname, 'The Crocodile'.

1278. 🇬🇧 Royal Mail's Old Vic Stamps Feature Some Of Britain's Greatest Stars. 🇬🇧 Royal Mail's Old Vic Stamps Feature Some Of Britain's Greatest Stars. 🇬🇧 Royal Mail will release an excellent set of 8 stamps on 30 August 2018 to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Old Vic Theatre in London.

New Stamps Released from Croatia Špancirfest:Špancirfest started its story twenty years ago as the first street festival in Croatia. Today, it is one of the most visited and most popular national festival events in Croatia.

New Special Cover from Karnataka Circle A special cover was released on World Elephant Day, 12th August by Karnataka Forest Department with Karnataka Postal circle This cover is made of Elephant Dung paper. 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.

Royal Mail Stamp Publicity Embargos Of course all the mainstream media will cover Prince Charles' birthday stamps because they do push royal memorabilia - unless some sort of disaster, natural or political, pushes the stamps well inside the papers, in which case Royal Mail PR team will shrug and say that there is nothing they could do about it.

First female postmaster in Colorado Springs' 150-year history Colorado Springs' 24th postmaster represents a first for the city that lies at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. Sworn in on Aug. 10, JoLea Quintana is the first female to lead the local post offices in Colorado Springs' nearly 150-year history.

Bhutan's Entry in Space Commemorated by 3D Stamps BHUTAN-1's two cameras will be used to capture satellite imagery of Bhutan to help assess the country's glaciers, lakes, and forest cover. It will also provide basic communication services and will also be used to study radiation effects on satellites in general.

Army and Navy and the House of Fraser Jack Shamash is a top journalist who writes for The Times, The Guardian, The Independent as well as various stamp magazines. He is a member of the Royal Philatelic Society London and the author of the book George V's Obsession - A King and His Stamps.

RPSL recognizes outstanding achievements Each year, the Royal Philatelic Society London awards several highly coveted medals, including an award for the most valuable and original contribution to the study and knowledge of philately published in book form, the Crawford Medal.

New Stamps from Gibraltar HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth class of aircraft carriers, the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom and capable of carrying up to 60 aircraft.

OTD: Avro Canada Jetliner makes maiden flight On today's date in 1949, the Avro Canada C-102 Jetliner made its maiden flight only 14 days after the world's first jetliner. It was designed to meet the needs of Trans-Canada Airlines, which requested a 36-seat passenger jet to travel at 680 km/h with a refuelling range of more than 800 kilometres.

New Special Covers 3 Special Covers were issued on August 09, 2018 - at Kudanthaipex - Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu. Sreenivasa Ramanujan2. Stone Garuda at Natchiyarkoil3.

Bombay Cover on New issue from Czech Republic The Czech Republic issued a postage stamp and a Miniature sheet 0n 8th August 2018 featuring famous Bombay cover during World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 2018. There are only six covers recorded with the first, "POST OFFICE" issue, printed one at a time from a small plate of two subjects, one a 1d value, in vermilion, the other a 2d, in blue.

Private Commemorative Covers on Gandhi Theme This visit in its own way also turned into a historic event which is highlighted in the two commemorative covers. HOLY DIP AT SANGAM: Gandhi ji was a religious person and when he got a opportunity to be in the holy city ,he visited Sangam as his first piority and took holy dip in Gangaji.

1275. 🇲🇺 Art, Science And Photography From Mauritius. 🇲🇺 Art, Science And Photography From Mauritius. 🇲🇺 Mauritius Post issued 2 interesting stamps on 23 July 2018 to commemorate 2 anniversaries of local interest.

First Time Numbering on Stamps Sheets But this is for the first time that sheets of set of 5 stamps released on handloom day on 7th August 2018 have been numbered by India Post. Sheets of this set of stamps are bearing marking as 1,2,3,4,5 on the left n right side of the sheet. Further there is noticeable change in the design of the first day cover.

APS, ATA present dragon-themed show Dragons will swoop into Columbus, Ohio tomorrow, when the combined StampShow / National Topical Stamp Show opens this year's event with the theme, "Here Be Dragons." Inspired in part by the U.S.

New stamps from India :Handlooms of India India Post issued a set of 5 Stamps and a Miniature sheet featuring Handlooms of India. 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.

Postal history symposium builds on inaugural show There was no shortage of postal history at the second annual symposium hosted by the Postal History Society of Canada in Hamilton this July. The five-day show, which included a two-day bourse on July 21 and 22, was a marked improvement over last year's inaugural show, said symposium vice-chair Bill Longley.

OTD: Newly opened Peace Bridge dedicated by international dignitaries On today's date in 1927, former Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King joined several international dignitaries in dedicating the Peace Bridge between Fort Erie, Ont., and Buffalo, N.Y. Today, the bridge is one of the busiest border crossings between Canada and the U.S.

India Post issued Stamps on Geographical Indications India Post has issued a set of five stamps and a miniature sheet on Geographical Indications on 7th August 2018.The stamps were released in Jaipur on the occasion of National Handloom Day.Stamps depicts. 1.Baluchari Saree. 2.Bhagalpur Silk. 3.Kashmir Pashmina.

OTD: Welland Canal opens On today's date in 1932, the fourth and current Welland Canal-officially known as the Welland Ship Canal-opened to traffic in the Niagara Region.

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