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Illustrated overview of the history of the postal service, centred around the birth of the European post 500 years ago. Aimed at both philatelists and history enthusiasts, the historical story is told with drama, interesting facts and anecdotes.
By David Parker
Today, European nations still use stamps to commemorate aspects of a nation's culture, history and achievements. During the Second World War, however, stamps were considered far more important in conveying political and ideological messages about their country's change in fortunes - whether it was as triumphant occupier, willing or unwilling...
By Cheryl Ganz
Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disaster, and triumph. The lens of philately offers a fresh and engaging story...
The strange and unpredictable world of competitive duck painting--and the Federal Duck Stamp's efforts to save wildlife habitats.