Wednesday, June 28, 2017

650,650 Stamps on Colnect

Let's celebrate a new milestone in our Stamps category together :) Colnect Stamp catalog expands every day and today it passed a beautiful number of

650,650 STAMPS

Parrots, Antigua and Barbuda, 1973, Colnect catalog

We are proud of the stamp collector community on Colnect. It's big and active that's why the category grows so fast. We very appreciate all the help of all the contributors, editors, and translators. Actually, the Stamps category is the biggest one on Colnect. It has been led for a long time by two dedicated coordinators - Guido Fußhöller [footy68] and Klaus Jochimsen [Lola22]. Thank you guys for all you do for Colnectors and Colnect catalog.

The world of stamps is interesting and diverse! We found some interesting stamp issues from our catalog and facts about them. 

Light Opal, Australia, 1995, Colnect catalog

In 1995 Australia issued a postage stamp that looks like just a gem. Special technology was used to produce the look of real opals on the postage stamp. The design of the issue highlights the picture of Opal, the diversity of its sparkling beauty. Another set of postage stamps that look like real diamonds were issued in 1996.

Royal Bhutan Anthem, Bhutan, 1973, Colnect catalog

The Kingdom of Bhutan, a small country in the Himalayan Mountains, issued in 1973 a series of postage stamps, "Recordings".  The stamps were literally phonograph records. The stamp series had native folk songs, national history, and national anthem of the Kingdom of Bhutan recorded on one side and could be played on a record player.

The world’s first undersea post office was established in 1939 as part of John Williamson scientific expedition on the seabed off the Bahamas. It was opened in 1939 and closed in 1941. The post office used a special oval postmark. It was inscribed the text "SEA FLOOR/BAHAMAS". Below you can see Bahamas undersea post office depicted on 5 shilling stamps issued in 1965.

1914 Williamson film project, 1939 underwater post office, Bahamas, 1965, Colnect catalog

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