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Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

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Charles Dickens Stamps

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

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Happy Birthday Bob Dylan!

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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 […]

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Fellini, Gassman and Sordi – Italian Cinema icons

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Italian Cinema icons

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

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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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Bruce Lee miniature sheet

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Bruce Lee stamps

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

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Utagawa Toyokuni on 1971 Hungarian postage stamp

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Utagawa Toyokuni on 1971 Hungarian postage stamp

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

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Happy Darwin Day!

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Happy Darwin Day!

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

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Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose – Bengali polymath

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Jagadish Chandra Bose

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

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Amelia Earhart and U.S. Air Mail Stamps

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US Air Mail Stamps

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

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