Distant sounds of ringing Jingle Bells are slowly approaching closer and becoming louder. Can you hear them? And these sounds are building up excitement in the air! Just two more days to go for the world’s most popular celebration – Christmas! Time for unwrapping Santa’s goodies, time for decorating Christmas trees, time for fun and frolic! When it’s time to shout out Merry Christmas with all your heart, Mintage World presents some coins and stamps of 2016 celebrating the true spirit of the season!
Ice cream is an amazing after meal treat. It is a common thread between people of all age group. Kids and adults like these cold desserts alike. Many of us have happy childhood memories linked to ice cream. In vacations, loitering outside in hot summers enjoying the cold melting Ice cream gets all of us nostalgic about our childhood. Even as a grown up, Ice cream is an ultimate comfort food. Many countries have acknowledged this delicious food and issued stamps of it. The Postal Service of many countries all over the world celebrates Ice Cream on stamps! — a cold, sweet treats beloved by people of all ages.
Which type are you? Someone who likes to have his/ her tea on sofa, put their legs up and watch the raindrops trickle down the windows or someone who likes to go out there and get all drenched? Whichever type you are; you can’t not fall in love with rains! We thought of giving the monsoons a Mintage World twist. Starting with the ancient Indian musical raga, Raag malhar
To the Buddhists of Tibet, the 14th Dalai Lama is the epithet of compassion. His followers believe that he has so much love to offer that when he dies, he will be reincarnated so that he can keep working to end suffering. To the Indians he was no less.
The day of 4th July 1776 declared America free from the Great Britain and its Kings. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the “Declaration of Independence” proclaiming the independence of the United States of America! The thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer under British rule. Instead, they formed a new nation—the United States of America!
Another Olympiad has passed by! As the world waits in anticipation for the burning torch to be passed on to the Rio 2016 Olympics, we would like you to take a look at some stunning Olympic coins, stamps and notes to get a feel of this mammoth sporting event. Today is International Olympics Day, and it wouldn’t have been a more appropriate time to do just that. But first, let’s take a sneak peek into when and how this sporting event took shape.
It’s time again to find out about one of the most famous stamp collectors of the world again! Another popular leader who was known for his passion for stamp collecting was President Franklin Roosevelt. He was the thirty-second president of the United States, who got elected during the Great Depression and served into World War II. Just like King George V, he is also one of the most famous stamp collectors who took his hobby seriously.
To err is human. And the Almighty says you would be punished for committing every mistake. But the world of Philately overrides this rule. Error stamps have been issued all over the world but inverted stamps hold a special place in every stamp collector’s heart. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous inverted stamps of the world.
Unlike other monarchs of Britain, King George V had a very distinct personality. Some historians have called him a ‘dull’ man. Calling someone ‘dull’ is a matter of choice though and hence is very subjective. It was only because his ordinary lifestyle did not match up to a King’s status that he attracted controversies like these. One thing that makes him different though was his love for stamp collection. In a way, he not only shaped the structure of Monarchy in Britain but is someone who revived philately as a hobby. Considering his position and stature, he is considered as one of the most famous stamp collectors of the world.