Oh my stars!

Answers to all the questions you hadn't asked: where has Punk been lately? Why does Portugal's Christmas stamp outshine everyone else's? How did a pair of alpacas wind up in a nativity scene? Read on to find out...

New Zealand wins the Battle of Rock

Legends of rock have been featured on plenty of stamps in recent years, but New Zealand has just trolled us all

Souvenirs, novelties, party tricks…

Scents, silly shapes, heat-sensitive ink, music that you can hear on a record player... welcome to the super-fun world of novelty stamps!

New Zealand has worms

New Zealand has worms, but New Zealand's worms have a secret...

You wood, woodn’t you?

I'm not averse to saucy double entendres, which ought to be difficult when I'm talking about philately. But not when Australia Post has just printed stamps on wood.

Why Canada gets my maples all syrupy

I poked some fun at Canada in my last blog, but really, I do love the Australians of the North, and as we all know, the best love comes from a very personal place down under. I’ve only just heard that on February 15th this year, Canada celebrated the 50th anniversary of its beautiful flag.... Continue Reading →

What’s long, sticky, and displays a large pair of balls?

Here's a late-night quickie for you. As I was researching a fabulous forthcoming entry, I stumbled across this USPS release from last month and was so knocked out by the design, I had to share it with you at once. Wilt Chamberlin is the first (!) NBA star to be featured on a US postage... Continue Reading →

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