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きょう（５月１日）は、1877年５月１日に佐野常民らが博愛社を設立し、西南戦争の負傷者を政府軍・西郷軍の別なく救護したことにちなみ、日本赤十字社創立記念日とされています。というわけで、きょうはこの切手です。（画像はクリックで拡大されます） これは、1952年５月１日に発行の「日本赤十字社創立75年」の記念切手のうち、赤十字の看護婦を描いた10円切手です。 1952年は日本赤十字社（以下、日赤）の...
The cats and dogs on North Korea's stamps – in pictures
Ever received a letter from North Korea? Probably not, which means you've missed out on the animal stamps which started emerging in the 1970s. Philatelists have reported challenges gathering full collections from the DPRK, which range from cuddly cats to propaganda images of the country leaders. The North Korean state stamp bureau most recently issued a stamp to mark the World Cup despite the country failing to qualify. Here're a few of our favourites from the animal archive
Batman Honored by USPS to Celebrate 75 Years of the Timeless Super Hero
WASHINGTON and BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, is proud to announce that Batman, one of DC Comics' most beloved characters, will be immortalized in a Limited Edition Forever postage st
"Fun Finds" Friday: Cat Stamps
If you have a fun find you'd like to share, send us a shout-out by clicking on the Contact Us tab above. *** Yep, another Pinterest find! Anyone into collecting stamps? These gorgeous cats hail from Thailand, and you can purchase them from a philatelist (stamp collector) in New Mexico. If interested, you can contact Baxley Stamps at this link here and order them from him. *** We apologize for being scarce lately. Our mom's shooting on location, but promises to make it up to us this weekend!