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When England Won the World Cup in 1966

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England World Cup

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicking off today in Brazil, and England’s first game – against Italy – fast […]

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The 1948 Olympic Games

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London Olympic Games 1948

Whilst the world’s attention is firmly fixed on the 2012 Olympic Games in London, I thought this would be an […]

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The First Flight of Concorde

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First Flight of Concorde

The Sunday Stamps meme over at Viridian’s Postcard Blog this week is taking a look at flag stamps or patriotic […]

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First transatlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh

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First transatlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh

On this day 21 May, 1927, American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh made history when he successfully completed the first nonstop […]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy – The Eternal Flame

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy - The Eternal Flame

John F Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was assassinated on this day – 22 November – in […]

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Apollo 8 and Earthrise United States postage stamp

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Apollo 8 and Earthrise United States postage stamp

This United States postage stamp (Scott #1371) was issued on 5 May, 1969, just months before the Apollo 11 mission […]

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The Rebirth of Industry in the Republic of Korea 1955

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The Rebirth of Industry in the Republic of Korea 1955

I’ve always liked this rough cut South Korean stamp with its strong central motif of a germinating seed cupped in […]

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1975 Polish Mountain Guides Anniversary Stamps

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1975 Polish Mountain Guides Anniversary Stamps

These four stamps were issued as joined pairs as part of a six stamp set – sadly I don’t have […]

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Italian postage stamps featuring other stamps!

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XX National Philatelic Convention in Rome

Here’s an interesting example of a vintage postcard design issued on the occasion of the XX National Philatelic Convention in […]

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International Day of No Tobacco – Slovakia 1994

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International Day of No Tobacco - Slovakia 1994

This very curious and hard hitting message stamp was issued on May 31, 1994 in Slovakia on the occasion of […]

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