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

Do you want to join us and develop Colnect together? We always welcome and appreciate any help. If you've never contributed information to Colnect before, please read our Catalog Contribution Guidelines.

Monday, June 12, 2017

90,009 Tea Bags Cataloged!

Supporting our yearly tradition, we celebrate a new great milestone in the category of Tea Bags. We are glad to announce that now 90,009 tea bags have been cataloged on Colnect.

Organic Fruit Tea, Austria, Colnect catalog

The tea bags catalog grows fast. Since the time we celebrated the previous milestone of 80,008 tea bags, more than 10,000 tea bags were added to the Colnect catalog. Colnect community of tea bag collectors is significant and active so you always can find someone to swap and connect with.  

Porcovaný čaj, glossy, Czech Republic, Colnect catalog

We have tea bags from all over the world. The leading counties in numbers are Germany, Federal Republic with 12,238 items, USA with 9,358 items, and UK with 8,118 items. For now, several countries are represented by the only one item in the catalog: Uzbekistan, Uganda, Mozambique, Mali, Kuwait, Ivory Cost, El Salvador, British Virgin Islands, and Cambodia.

Infusion Tilleul Menthe, France, Colnect catalog

Please mind that the Tea Bags catalog is linked to the Tea Labels catalog via the feature of related items. That means you can easily find the link to the relevant tea bags in the item pages of tea label catalog. 

Fiori di sambuco, capsule, Italy, Colnect catalog

We would like to thank the wonderful coordinator and founder of Tea Bags category, Carine De Pauw [crookscarine] and the contributors, for the devoted and inspired efforts to bring this catalog to its current sparkle vision.

Green tea Jasmine, glossy, Sri Lanka, Colnect catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. Would like to join and contribute to the Tea Bags catalog too? Learn more on the Tea Bags Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. There are many ways you can help us make Colnect catalog better: add new items, add images and information to existing ones, translate catalog to your language, edit the catalog, write wiki articles, and even create a new category.

Friday, June 9, 2017

7,777 Holy Cards on Colnect!

Seven is a holy number in many religions, so it is rather symbolic that our Holy Card catalog has surpassed 7,777 items!
Italy is the motherland of Catholicism, so no surprise that Penisola appenninica is the leader in this category with 6,755 items. By the way, Daniele Pennisi [Lelecollector], the coordinator of the Category, owns most of them (6,717). The two following countries are Venezuela and Spain with 318 and 115 cards correspondingly.

"Felix Martyr (holy body)", San Giovanni Gemini, Italy, Colnect catalog
From aedicule-type to mechanic canivet, from digital printing to chromolithography - the variety of holy cards on the category impresses.

Jesus - Adoration of the Shepherds", Vatican City, Colnect catalog

By the way, the first holy card collectors could live even in the 15th century, at the time when first cards appeared. Not everyone could afford sacred image of their patron saint, but necessity is the mother of invention as they say. People invented handmade prints, and later on the Benziger brothers started to crank out the cards in Switzerland. Who knows, perhaps, some of Benziger prints are here on Colnect.

"Joseph", Pisano Etneo (Zafferana Etnea), Italy, Colnect catalog

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