Malta Issue Marks Foundation of Valletta

On March 28, 2016 Malta Post issued a souvenir sheet making the 450th anniversary of the Foundation of Valletta. Much fascinating information can be found about the history of Malta. The Wikipedia entry about Valletta describes the Great Siege of 1565, when Fort Saint Elmo fell to the Ottomans, but the Order of St. John […]

Monaco: Former Fiefs of the Grimaldi’s Mini-sheet (2011)

Monaco 2011-04-04

On April 4, 2011, Monaco Post issued the second in a series (begun in 2010) of the Former Fiefs of the Grimaldi family in the Kingdom of France. Monaco Post mentions that “the signing of the treaty of Péronne in 1641 by King Louis XIII and Prince Honoré II ended Spanish […]

Monaco: Former Fiefs of the Grimaldi’s Mini-sheet (2010)

Monaco 20100424 mini-sheet

On May 24, 2010, the Stamp Issuing Office of the Principality of Monaco issued a 4,00€ mini-sheet showing a map of the former fiefs of the House of Grimaldi with four 1,00€ stamps showing castles set around the map. Information on the web site describes the history surrounding the sheet. […]

Liechtenstein marks 75 years of LPHV

Liechtenstein 2009-09-07

Liechtenstein Post released a new issue on September 7th, 2009 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Liechtenstein Philatelic Association (LPHV). The stamp features a unique design incorporating the Liechtenstein coat of arms which appeared in the famous 1934 Vaduz mini-sheet. The Vaduz (sc 115) mini-sheet was issued for the 1st […]

Republic of Latvia Marks 90th Anniversary

Latvia 2008-11-07

On November 7, 2008 Latvian Post issued a single stamp that commemorates the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Latvia on November 18, 1918. The stamp shows the Latvian Coat of Arms overlaid on the national flag in the shape of the country boundary. This issue of 500,000 […]