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Euromed 2020 stamps

Euromed 2020 stamps

The EUROMED 2020 theme, Traditional Gastronomy in the Mediterranean, was gorgeous! Vibrant and mouth wateringly delicious pretty much  summed up the year. Then again, I'm passionate about foods from around the world and I get wildly excited about the idea of trying...

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Tracking the pandemic through stamps

Tracking the pandemic through stamps

Recently, I was thinking about how we are living in one of those historic watershed moments, one we can track through worldwide stamp releases. In an odd way, postal authorities around the globe are leaving an interesting contemporary record of the pandemic for future...

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2022 Year of the Tiger – GROWL!

2022 Year of the Tiger – GROWL!

February 1, 2022 starts the Year of the Tiger and we can look forward to some stunning stamps. I've been waiting all year for this catstravaganza! Yes, my little cat sole is so excited. The Lunar New Year seems to bring out the best designs from around the world and I...

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Ohh! Hong Kong’s 2022 stamps!

Ohh! Hong Kong’s 2022 stamps!

Oh yes, Local Snacks are back for a second year! I can't resist food on stamps and Local Snacks was one of the best designs from Hong Kong for 2021. This year, designer Shirman Lai takes over with 6 more favourites to temp us, including siu mai and  black sesame...

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Denmark’s 2022 stamp program

Denmark’s 2022 stamp program

It's never too soon to check out next year's stamp programs. So, let's enjoy Denmark's 2022 offerings. Their issuing program is traditionally very small, but interesting.  2021 started off with mouth watering deserts from the Danish cooking show Den Store Bagedyst. As...

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France 2021 philately July to Dec

France 2021 philately July to Dec

This page is being edited live. Changes to content and formatting won't appear until you refresh.    We pick up France with July. If you haven't seen the stamps from the first half of the year, check them out at France 2021 Jan. to June. The intro explaining a few...

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