Famous People

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

Famous People
Charles Dickens Stamps

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the most well-loved storytellers of all time – Charles […]

Read the full article →

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan!

Famous People
Bob Dylan Gambia postage stamps

‘His Bobness’ turns 70 today so to mark this landmark birthday I thought it might be fun to take a […]

Read the full article →

Fellini, Gassman and Sordi – Italian Cinema icons

Famous People

The fifth edition of the International Rome Film Festival recently closed in Italy’s capital city and as with previous editions, […]

Read the full article →

First transatlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh

Commemorative

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

Read the full article →

John Fitzgerald Kennedy – The Eternal Flame

Commemorative

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

Read the full article →

Bruce Lee miniature sheet

Famous People

This Bruce Lee miniature sheet was issued by Abkhazia for the China ’96 9th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition. China ’96 […]

Read the full article →

Utagawa Toyokuni on 1971 Hungarian postage stamp

Famous People

With 19th century Japanese artists of the floating world very much in vogue this spring with two major exhibitions running […]

Read the full article →

Happy Darwin Day!

Animals

Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around February 12, the birthday anniversary of […]

Read the full article →

Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose – Bengali polymath

Famous People

Whilst the rest of the world took decades to begin to acknowledge the importance of the pioneering work of Sir […]

Read the full article →

Amelia Earhart and U.S. Air Mail Stamps

Famous People

On this day 20th May, in 1932, Amelia Earhart the American aviator, set off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland on the […]

Read the full article →