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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.

Another Video In this video, I talk about how my “World Wide” Stamp Collection has evolved.

1583. 🇧🇩 Bangladesh Commemorates Victory Day. 🇧🇠The postal service of Bangladesh issued a single stamp on 16 December 2019 to commemorate the national 'Victory Day'. Rating: - *. 🇬🇧 Illustrations, though not of great quality, of the Royal Mail issue to be released on 11 February 2020 which is titled 'Visions of the Universe' can now be seen on the internet.

OTD: Ottawa native Steve Yzerman nets 500th goal On today's date in 1996, Ottawa native Steve Yzerman scored his 500th career goal to help his Detroit Red Wings defeat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2. Almost halfway through the second period, with Detroit leading 1-0, winger Greg Johnson fed Yzerman with a pass in the slot.

Vancouver's 'North Shore' shows mark 45 years This year, the North Shore Numismatic Society is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its long-running collectibles show. Held five times a year in Burnaby, B.C., the province's third-largest city behind only Vancouver and Surrey, the Coins, Stamps and Collectibles Show is a staple of the west-coast numismatic scene.

1582. 🇸🇿 Eswatini Still Using Swaziland Definitives. 🇸🇿 Eswatini Still Using Swaziland Definitives. 🇸🇿 I received a registered package from eSwatini today which is very telling. The cover seems to indicate that although the King of eSwatini changed the country's name from Swaziland in mid-2018 this has had little effect on the mail coming out of the country.

Modern postal history an intriguing frontier Most of the talk about modern postal history focuses on the blight of pen cancellations, something I've discussed in my column on a few occasions. But despite mail carriers' penchant for destruction - all in the name of revenue protection, of course - the modern postal history scene should interest even classic collectors.

New Stamps from India - Indian Fashion - A special cover was released on the The Karnataka Circle Postal Credit Co-operative Society Ltd. on 11th January 2020 at Bengaluru.

COVERPEX 2020, Chennai National Level Philatelic Exhibition COVERPEX 2020 was unique and innovative was organized by South Indian Philatelic Association, with the active support of Department of Post Tamil Nadu Circle, Govt. of India. It was held at Sanandaa Kalyana Mandapam, Madambakkam Main Road, Rajakilpakkam, Chennai 600073 from January 11 - 13, 2020.

Gold watch with real stamp believed to be a first Following in the footsteps of its popular coin watch, India's Jaipur Watch Company recently launched a limited-edition watch with a genuine 83-year-old Indian stamp as the dial. It's believed to be the first time a real stamp has been used within the design of a gold watch.

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