Thursday, August 30, 2012

Postage Stamps Honor 100th Grey Cup Game

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To celebrate the 100th Grey Cup Game this year, Canada Post has issued a full roster of team stamps, plus one to honour the cup itself.

Logos of the Canadian Football League™ teams grace a choice of eight different Permanent™ domestic coils. Exceptional games or events, one per team, are captured on commemoratives available in booklets of ten.

Finally, a single stamp spotlighting the cup itself is also available.

According to stamp design manager . . .

Read more at Canada Post

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

U.S. Postage Stamp Honors Wounded Soldiers

First Day of Issue: September 4, 2012 Washington, DC

The U.S. Postal Service continues to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the issuance of the Purple Heart Medal stamp that depicts the medal suspended from its purple and white ribbon.

The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in action.

According to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization for combat-wounded veterans, the medal is "the oldest military decoration in the world in present use and . . .

Read more at beyondtheperf.com

Monday, August 27, 2012

Stamps Celebrate 2012 London Paralympic Games

Royal Mail will issue a set of four stamps to celebrate the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The stamps feature four Paralympic sports alongside iconic London landmarks creating a striking set of stamps.

The stamps will be available from 29 August, the first day of the Paralympic Games. Royal Mail will become the first postal administration whose country is hosting the Games, to issue a set of stamps to celebrate the start of the Paralympic Games.

Included in the set are . . .

 Read more at Royal Mail

Friday, August 24, 2012

Postage Stamps Feature Irish Marine Life

On August 9, 2012, An Post issued a further eight stamps for its Irish Animals and Marine Life definitive series, illustrating Ireland’s biodiversity from the seabed to the mountain top.

Biodiversity is an all-encompassing term used to describe the variety of all life and natural processes on Earth.

The species featured on this strip are are . . .

Read more at An Post

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Coin Stamps Celebrate Euro 10th Anniversary

On July 16, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued twelve new stamps celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Euro.

The official currency of the eurozone, the euro is the second most traded currency in the world after the U.S. dollar. Euro notes and coins were introduced on . . .

Read more at Marshall Islands Postal Service

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

War of 1812: USS Constitution Honored on Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: August 18, 2012 Boston, MA 02205

The War of 1812, sometimes called “the forgotten conflict,” was a two-and-a-half year confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion.

With this stamp, the Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of a war that ultimately helped forge our national identity and gave us our . . .

Read more at beyondtheperf.com

Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan Featured on Stamp

First Day of Issue: August 17, 2012 Tarzana, CA 91356
In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs published his first story, “Under the Moons of Mars,” and his first Tarzan story, “Tarzan of the Apes.”

The U.S. Postal Service joins with fans around the world in celebrating the centennial of a cultural phenomenon.

This stamp shows Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs’s most famous literary creation, clinging to a . . .

Read more at beyondtheperf.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Joe DiMaggio Stamp Mystery Solved!

We’ve had several inquiries lately about Joe DiMaggio‘s stamp in the recently issued set of Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps.

Specifically, collectors and enthusiasts have addressed the depiction of DiMaggio’s swing.

So, is DiMaggio’s swing correctly portrayed?

The answer is . . . 

Read more at blog-stampofapproval.com

Final Set of State Flags Postage Stamps
Being Released

First Day of Issue: August 16, 2012 | Sacramento, CA 95813

Flags, whether national or regional, generate affection and pride and also make beautiful stamps.

The sixth, and final, set of ten stamps in the Flags of Our Nation series includes the flags of eight states — Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming — the flag of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the flag of the United States.

In addition to flag art, each stamp includes artwork that provides a . . .

Read more at beyondtheperf.com

Friday, August 10, 2012

"Greatest Canadian" Honored on Postage Stamp

In 2004, CBC viewers chose Tommy Douglas as “The Greatest Canadian,” mainly due to his leadership role in our public health care system.

What many may not know is his role in building a national political party, his humanizing influence on the country’s labour laws or his dedication to universal medical care stemmed from a personal tragedy . . .

Read more at Canada Post

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Olympic Postage Stamps Honor Gold Medal Winners Andy Murray and Ben Ainslie

Two more Gold Medals for Team GB with wins for Ben Ainslie in the Men’s Sailing Finn and Andy Murray in the Men’s Singles Tennis.

This brings the Team GB total to a wonderful 16. You can buy these stamps online now!

 The stamps will be on sale in over 500 Post Office branches across the UK from around lunchtime the day following the wins including . . .

Read more at Royal Mail