Thursday, September 13, 2012

Author O. Henry Honored on Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: September 11, 2012 Greensboro, NC

In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of O. Henry (the pen name of William S. Porter, 1862-1910) with a stamp in its Literary Arts series.

The short stories of O. Henry are beloved for their irony and skillful unfolding of plot; often, they end with a surprise twist.

This prolific author wrote nearly 300 tales, most in the . . .

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Josef Craig’s Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Josef Craig’s gold medal triumph in the Swimming: Men’s 400m S7 and it will be available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Sarah Storey’s Fourth Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Sarah Storey’s fourth gold medal triumph - in the Cycling: Women's Individual C 4-5 Road Race and it will be available in Post Offices across the country within five working days.

Sarah is the first Paralympic athlete to be awarded a fourth gold medal stamp following three previous cycling golds at these Games.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Helena Lucas’ Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Helena Lucas’ gold medal triumph in the Sailing: Single-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR and it will be available in Post Offices within five working days.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Equestrian Team Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Sophie Christiansen, Deborah Criddle, Lee Pearson and Sophie Wells’ gold medal triumph in the Equestrian: Team - Open Event and it will be available in Post Offices across the country.

Sophie Christiansen and Sarah Storey become the first people, after members of the Royal Family, William Shakespeare, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill and Robert Burns, to have been depicted in three separate UK stamp issues.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions. This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to . . .

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Oliver Hynd's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Oliver Hynd's gold medal triumph in the Swimming: Men's 200m Individual Medley, SM8 final and it will be available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Heather Frederiksen's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Heather’s gold medal triumph in the Swimming: Women’s 100m Backstroke, S8 and it will be available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Sarah Storey's 3rd Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Sarah Storey’s third gold medal triumph in the Cycling: Road Women’s C5 Time Trial.

Royal Mail has already produced two Gold Medal stamps to mark Sarah’s successes in the Cycling: Track Women’s Individual C5 Pursuit and the Cycling: Track Women’s 500m C4-5 Time Trial. Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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David Weir's Second Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour David Weir’s gold medal triumph in the Athletics: Track men's 1500m T54 and it will be available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stamp Souvenir Sheet Celebrates 150th Birthday of Artist Abram Efimovich Arkhipov

A new souvenir sheet with a stamp depicting the famous painting "Away" (1915) by artist Abram Efimovich Arkhipov was issued to celebrate the artist's 150th birthday.

Other paintings by Arkhipov include "Washerwomen" (1890), "On the Oka River" (1890), "North Village" (1902).

Arkhipov concentrated on themes regarding the life of Russian peasants and was awarded the title of . . .

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Sophie Christiansen's 2nd Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Sophie Christiansen’s gold medal triumph in the Equestrian: Individual Freestyle Test, Grade Ia and it is available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Danielle Brown's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Danielle’s gold medal triumph in the Archery: Women’s Individual Compound, Open and it is available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Mickey Bushell's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Mickey Bushell’s gold medal triumph in the Athletics: Track Men’s 100m – T53 final and it will be available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Ellie Simmonds' Second Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Ellie Simmonds’ second gold medal triumph in the Swimming: Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM6 final.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Natasha Baker's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Natasha Baker’s second gold medal triumph, in the Equestrian: Individual Freestyle Test – Grade II at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

David Weir's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour David Weir’s gold medal triumph in the Athletics: Track Men’s 5000m – T54 final and it will be available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Sophie Christiansen’s Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Sophie Christiansen’s gold medal triumph in the Equestrian: Individual Championship Test - Grade 1a and it will be available in Post Offices across the country.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Friday, September 7, 2012

Postage Stamp Celebrates Russian Victory in Patriotic War of 1812

New postage stamp depicts the official emblem of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Russia's victory in the Patriotic War of 1812.

Designed by A. Povarihin, the stamp was approved by the President of the Russian Federation.

The stamp features a profile of . . .

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Jessica-Jane Applegate's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Jessica-Jane Applegate’s gold medal triumph in the Swimming: Women’s 200m Freestyle, S14 and it will be available in Post Offices across the country within the next five days.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Anthony Kappes and Craig Maclean Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Stamp

To celebrate ParalympicsGB’s 12th gold medal win at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Anthony Kappes and Craig MacLean’s gold medal triumph in the Cycling: Track, Men’s B Sprint final.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

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Aled Davies' Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Aled Davies’ gold medal triumph in the Athletics: Field Men’s Discus – F42 and it will be available in Post Offices across the country from Tuesday.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from
 . . .

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Rowing: Mixed Coxed 4 Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Pam Relph, Naomi Riches, David Smith, James Roe and cox Lily van den Broecke’s gold medal triumph in the Rowing: Mixed Coxed Four - LTAMix4+ final and it will be available in Post Offices across the country on Tuesday.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ellie Simmonds’ Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Ellie Simmonds’ gold medal triumph in the Swimming: Women’s 400m Freestyle - S6 final and it will be available in over 500 Post Offices across the country on Monday.

On hearing the news of her 'own stamp' Ellie said: "I'm really excited to be on a stamp. I know my parents will be going to get some as soon as they can. I think it's great that my village is going to have a golden post box too so everyone can share the moment with me. I can't wait to go home and get a picture with it."

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions. This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Sarah Storey's 2nd Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Sarah Storey’s gold medal triumph in the Cycling: Track Women’s C4-5 500m Time Trial and it will be available in Post Offices across the country within five working days.

Sarah is the first Paralympic athlete to be awarded a second gold medal stamp following her previous win in the Cycling: Track Women’s Individual C5 Pursuit on Thursday.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Natasha Baker's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Natasha Baker’s gold medal triumph in the Equestrian: Individual Championship Test – Grade II at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Richard Whitehead's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Richard Whitehead’s gold medal triumph in the Athletics: Track, Men’s 200 metre T42 final and it will be available in Post Offices across the country within five working days.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Neil Fachie & Barney Storey Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

To celebrate ParalympicsGB’s fifth gold medal win at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Neil Fachie and Barney Storey MBE’s gold medal triumph in the Cycling: Track, Individual B 1Km Time Trial.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been lissued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from the host country.

On 29 August, Royal Mail became the first postal administration whose country is hosting the Games to issue a set of . . .

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Hannah Cockroft's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

To celebrate ParalympicGB’s fourth gold medal win at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Hannah Cockroft’s gold medal triumph in the Athletics: Track Women’s 100m, T34.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Mark Colbourne's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

To celebrate ParalympicsGB’s third gold medal win at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Mark Colbourne’s gold medal triumph in the Cycling: Track, Men’s C1 Pursuit.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to recognise our Paralympic champions.

This will be the first time ever that a set of stamps has been issued to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists from the . . .

Read more at Royal Mail

Jon Fox's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

To celebrate ParalympicGB’s second gold medal win at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Jon Fox’s gold medal triumph in the Swimming: Men’s 100m Backstroke, S7.

The gold medal win makes Jonathan the second member of ParalympicsGB to appear on Royal Mail’s Paralympic gold medal stamps.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to . . .

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sarah Storey's Win Celebrated with Paralympics Gold Medal Postage Stamp

To celebrate ParalympicsGB’s first gold medal win at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Sarah’s gold medal triumph in the Cycling: Track, Women’s C5 Pursuit.

The gold medal win makes Sarah the first member of ParalympicsGB to appear on Royal Mail’s Paralympic gold medal stamps.

Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these very special gold medal stamps to . . .

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Stamps Celebrate Mawson's Polar Expedition

Australia Post is releasing the second stamp issue in a four-year program celebrating the centenary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).

This remarkable expedition is a landmark moment in Antarctic history, achieved during the 'heroic era' of polar exploration.

This Australian Antarctic Territory stamp issue comprises three domestic base-rate (60 cents) stamps and two large letter-rate ($1.20) stamps.

The AAE left Hobart in December 1911 under the command of Douglas Mawson, reached Cape Denison in January 1912, and returned to Adelaide in February 1914. Mawson was knighted for his expedition achievements and is . . .

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