Formula One Legends Honoured by Canada Post

May 24, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

Lewis Hamilton is among 5 Formula Racing Legends being commemorated by Canada Post this year.

With less than a month to go before the Grand Prix in Montreal, legendary Scottish racer Sir Jackie Stewart and the first lady of Canadian racing, Joann Villeneuve, helped to unveil stamps featuring five famous FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA winners.

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Finlandia 2017

May 19, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons
Stanley Gibbons & Murray Payne will be in attendance at Finlandia 2017, “the largest philatelic exhibition in Europe”. As always, we will be at this prestigious event (STAND 21D) with a wide selection of items from Great Britain, Commonwealth and everything in between.

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National Stamp Celebration Day

May 02, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

A new, annual National Stamp Celebration Day, held in association with The Philatelic Traders’ Society, is being launched this year to celebrate and promote philately. The celebration will be held on 4 May to commemorate the world’s first ever adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, which was issued on 1 May 1840 but officially used from 6 May.

**Stanley Gibbons invites you to celebrate this historic artifact with 20% OFF all items in store, with the exception of bullion items and Pink Zone items. As well as this, you can post any letter from our shop on the 4th – 6th May (standard letter sizes only – no packages).**

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Humanitarian Honoured

April 24, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

An 85c. stamp, released by France on 27 February, honours Anne Morgan – the first woman to become Commander of the Legion of Honour due to her relief work during and after World War I. Anne Morgan (1873–1952), an American, was the daughter of John Pierpont Morgan, better known as J P Morgan – the financier and banker. During World War I, she was at the forefront of efforts to raise funds for wounded soldiers and later founded a major civilian relief organisation with her friend Anne Dike (1879–1929).

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Racehorse Legends

April 06, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

Royal Mail will release eight stamps today depicting some of Britain’s greatest Racehorse Legends. This issue will be the first commemorative stamps to be released following the 2017 Royal Mail tariffs introduced on 27 March.

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Southern Lights

April 02, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

While those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are familiar with the Northern Lights, the Southern Hemisphere has its own fantastic light show – the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights. New Zealand, home to the world’s largest Dark Sky Reserve, offers an excellent location to view this magnificent natural light show and a six stamp set was released by New Zealand Post on 8 February to celebrate this fact.

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Music Giants: David Bowie

March 13, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

On 14 March Royal Mail’s Music Giants series will make an encore with a set of ten stamps honouring one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time – David Bowie. In July 2016 Royal Mail released a similar set dedicated to the music and live performances of progressive rock legends Pink Floyd. In a similar format to the Pink Floyd issue, the David Bowie release will comprise six sheet stamps depicting some of his most admired and defining albums, along with a four-stamp miniature sheet showing Bowie performing live on stage across four decades.

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2017: A Machin milestone I (HM The Queen Sapphire Jubilee)

February 06, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

2017 brings with it two very notable and celebratory occasions and with them are bound to be some stamp issues of interest to readers of this column. The first of the two is imminent, and is the 65th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Princess Elizabeth (which occurred when His Majesty King George VI died unexpectedly on 6 February 1952).

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Guernsey: Year of the Rooster 2017

January 26, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

Guernsey Post’s first stamp issue for the year, issued on 18 January, draws inspiration from the animals of the Chinese zodiac, an ancient system based on the Chinese Lunar calendar which dates back almost 4000 years. Today, Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations including Hong Kong, Indonesia and Mainland China.

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