30 July 2013

Birth of Prince George VII



Date of Issue : 21 August 2013

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a very special delivery last week - and now the arrival of their son Prince George is to be commemorated with STG1 ($A1.68) stamps.

Isle of Man Post Office is to become the first postal administration to mark the third in line to the throne's birth as they release a sheet of eight stamps congratulating William and Kate.

With the inscription "We could not be happier", as the Duke said upon the birth of his son on Monday, the sheet includes four stamps showing the proud father and four of a smiling Kate.

A gold-foil special postmark with the words "It's A Boy" will be used to cancel the stamps when the postal tribute is released on August 21 with a limited numbered edition of 500.


New German stamp

Help for the Flood Victims with a  “Flood Relief 2013″



A new commemorative postage stamp by German post “Flood Relief 2013″ is destined to bring help to the people who were victims of the recent flood. It has a nominal value of 58 cents, with a premium of 42 cents.

German Finance Minister Dr. Wolfgang Schauble resolved as part of providing immediate assistance to the citizens affected by the flooding to issue a commemorative stamp with a premium. The immense scale of the flood disaster and the related need to provide help swiftly and with no red tape prompted the decision to bring out the commemorative.

The proceeds will go straight to helping the people affected in the various different regions in line with the slogan for commemorative postage stamps that feature the “+”: “Do good, and help – with stamps”.

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