“Bosatlas” Commemorative Sheet Issued by the Netherlands

Netherlands 2012-06-18

On June 18, 2012, the Netherlands Post (PostNL) issued a fascinating sheet depicting the well known “Bosatlas” an educational atlas used by schools throughout the Netherlands. The sheet was issued to celebrate the latest edition of the DeGrote Bosatlas, the most popular atlas used in Dutch classrooms. “The Bosatlas, which forms […]

Belgium Mini-sheet Commemorates Mercator and Hondius

Belgium 2012-03-12

A new two stamp mini-sheet was issued by Belgium Post on March 12, 2012 to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Gerhard Mercator. The “Rate 3” denominated (€ 7.14) sheet features two stamps, the left one of Gerhard Mercator and the right of Jodocius Hondius. The background of the […]

Canada: National Atlas Celebrates 100 Years of Mapping

Canada 2006-06-30 (single)

On June 30th, 2006, Canada Post will issue a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Atlas of Canada. The new stamp shows geographer James White (1863 – 1909) who is considered to be the father of what become The Atlas of Canada. The stamp was issued on […]