Azores Geoparks Issue Features Beautiful Landscapes and Maps

Portugal – Azores 2017-09-07

Coinciding with the 14th European GeoParks Conference held in the Azores in early September 2017, Portugal Post (CTT) issued a set of four (4) stamps and a souvenir sheet with two (2) stamps on September 7, 2017. A Geopark “is a unified area that advances the protection and use of […]

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 […]

Iceland 50th Anniversary of Surtsey Island

Iceland 2013-09-12

On September 12, 2013 Iceland Post issued a new stamp to mark the 50th anniversary of the emergence of the volcanic island Surtsey. The stamp does not outwardly show a denomination, but the face value of a single stamp is ISK 565 (approx USD 4.70) appears to be valid for domestic service […]

New Caledonia: Ouvéa Atoll, UNESCO World Heritage Site

New Caledonia 2011-08-08

On August 8, 2011 New Caledonia’s Office of Posts and Telecommu- nications issued a single 75F denominated stamp with a map of the Ouvéa Atoll, part of New Caledonia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stamp depicts a sea turtle on a sandy beach, with vegetation and a bird […]

Finland: Struve’s Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

Finland, 2011-05-06 Minisheet

Finland Post has issued souvenir sheet commem-orating Struve’s Geodetic Arc on May 6, 2011. The sheet was originally announced in a press release from the National Land Survey of Finland in early October, 2010. “Struve triangulation chain stamps will be issued May 6, 2011. The current stamp design shows the […]

Sweden: Struve’s Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

In May, 2011 Swedish Post issued a souvenir sheet of two triangular 12 Kr stamps depicting the full length of the arc from Norway to the Black Sea. The lower stamp has an image of Struve, while the upper stamp shows a theodolite. An image of the northern most marker, in Hammerfest Norway, is […]