Definitive stamps.
Monte Carlo Port.
Stamp issued in 1943.
Face value: 15 Monegasque francs.
Design: Jean Antonin Delzers (1873-1943).
Engraving: Tournay.
Printing: Recess.
Print: 589,230 copies.
Size: 41 x 26 mm.

- Michel No. 243.
- Scott No. 174B.
- StampWorld No. 243.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 268.
- Unificato No. 262.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 262.

The old port of Monte Carlo or Port de Fontvieille, also known by the historical name of Port Hercule, is located in a small natural bay to the south of the Rock of Monaco. Between the mid-20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, it was expanded with land reclaimed from the sea and equipped with a semi-floating concrete breakwater.



KUWAIT / الكويت

Definitive stamps.
Wara Hill.
Third stamp in a set of 9, issued on 01.04.1961.
Face value: 40 Kuwaiti fils.
Printing: Recess.

- Michel No. 156.
- Scott No. 166.
- StampWorld No. 156.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 157.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 154.

The Wara or Tell Wārah Hill (Arabic: جبل وارة) is located south of the city of Kuwait City and northwest of al-Ahmadi, in the east of the country, to whose governorate it belongs. It has a height of 30.5 m (100 ft) above sea level. Its coordinates are 28.991384 N 47.952419 E. Archaeologists found prehistoric remains at the site.





Bridges and Viaducts.
Krk Bridge.
Second stamp in a set of 2, issued on 29.04.2015.
Face value: 7.60 Croatian kuna.
Design: Dean Roksandić.
Photo: Mario Romulić.
Printed by Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Print: 30,000 copies.
48.28 x 24.14 mm.

- AFA No. 1298.
- Croatian Post No. 1001.
- Michel No. 1180.
- Scott No. 952b.
- StampWorld No. 1168.

Krk Bridge (Croatian: Krčki most) is a 1,430 m (4,692 ft) long bridge connecting the Croatian island of Krk to the mainland, in the Adriatic Sea. The bridge was designed by Ilija Stojadinović in cooperation with Vukan Njagulj and Bojan Možina, and built by Mostogradnja Belgrade and Hidroelektra Zagreb between 1976 and 1980. It was opened in July 1980 and originally named Tito's Bridge (Croatian: Titov most) in honor of Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito, who had died three months earlier. The bridge was tolled since its opening until July 19, 2020. Structurally, the bridge consists of two reinforced concrete arch spans, which rest on the islet of Sveti Marko.

Thanks to Dragan Buškulić for his contribution (https://worldofstamp2.wordpress.com/).




Eysturoy Island.
Third stamp in a set of 3, issued on 13.02.2006.
Face value: 20 Faroese króna.
Design: J. A. Arge.
Printed by Österreichische Staatsdruckerei, Wien.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Size: 35 x 35 mm.

- AFA No. 551.
- Michel No. 559.
- Scott No. 469.
- StampWorld No. 541.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 508.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 555.

Leirvík is a town on the east coast of Eysturoy Island, on the shores of the Leirvíksfjørður strait. It was an important regional ferry harbor until April 2006, when the 6.2 km (3.85 mi) long Nordoy tunnel to Klaksvík was opened. In 2022, the town had a population of 1,048. Archaeological excavations show that Leirvík was settled by the Vikings in the 9th century. The local economy is based on a shipyard and, above all, on fishing. Also visible on the stamp is the 612 m (2,008 ft) Sigatindur mountain.




Medfjordbåen Lighthouse.
Second stamp in a set issued on 15.06.2012.
No face value (A Innland).
Design: Benjamin Stenmarck.
Printed by Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Haarlem, Netherlands.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Print: 6,751,422 copies.
Size: 21 x 35 mm.

- AFA No. 1786.
- Michel No. 1789.
- Norgeskatalogen No. 1822.
- Scott No. 1682.
- StampWorld No. 1792.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 1822.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 1735.

Medfjordbåen is a lighthouse located on an underwater reef, in the middle of the waters of the Oslo Fjord (in Norwegian, Oslofjorden), southwest of the city of Moss. Its coordinates are 59°20.1300N 10°34.3000E. It belongs to the municipality of Tønsberg, in the county of Vestfold og Telemark. It has a height of 21.10 m (69.20 ft).




Port Past and Present
Victoria from the port (ca. 1855).
First stamp in a set of 4, issued on 12.01.1982.
Face value: 20 Hong Kong cents.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Size: 44 x 28 mm.

- Michel No. 380.
- Scott No. 380.
- StampWorld No. 384.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 407.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 374.

The Port of Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港港口), located by the South China Sea, is a deepwater seaport dominated by trade in containerized manufactured products, and to a lesser extent raw materials and passengers. It is one of the busiest ports in the world, in all categories of shipping movements, cargo handled and passengers carried. In 1841, after the arrival of a British Royal Navy ship, the colonization of Hong Kong began, and ten years later the port received the name of Victoria, in honor of the queen. In 1997 the United Kingdom ceded sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.




Nelson's Dockyard and king George VI.
Third stamp in a set of 12, issued in 1943.
Face value: 1,1/2 British penny.
Design: A. W. Morley.
Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd.
Printing: Recess.

- Michel No. 80a.
- Scott No. 86.
- StampWorld No. 80.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 100a.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 83.

Nelson's Dockyard is a cultural heritage site and marina in English Harbour, located in Saint Paul Parish on the island of Antigua. It is part of Nelson's Dockyard National Park, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, who lived in the Royal Navy Dockyard from 1784 through 1787. After England acquired colonial British Antigua and Barbuda in 1632, the English Harbour became a focal point for the establishment of a naval base. Its position on the south side of Antigua island facilitated the monitoring of the neighbouring French island of Guadeloupe. Construction of the modern Naval Dockyard began in the 1740s. The Naval Officer's and Clerk's House was built in 1855 and is now home to the Dockyard Museum. In 1889 the Royal Navy abandoned the dockyard, and it fell into decay. The Society of the Friends of English Harbour began restoration of the dockyard in 1951, and a decade later it was opened to the public.




Centenary of Möhne Reservoir.
The Möhne Dam.
Stamp issued on 04.04.2013.
Face value: 90 Euro cents.
Design: Gerda M. Neumann and Horst F. Neumann.
Printed by Giesecke+Devrient, München.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Size: 44.2 x 26.2 mm.

- AFA No. 3842.
- Michel No. 3000.
- Scott No. 2730.
- StampWorld No. 2771.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 3843.
- Unificato No. 2832.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 2821.

The Möhne Reservoir is an artificial lake in North Rhine-Westphalia German State, some 45 km (28 mi) east of Dortmund. The lake is formed by the damming of two rivers, Möhne and Heve, and with its four basins stores as much as 135 million cubic meters of water. The 650 m (2,132.5 ft) dam was built between 1908 and 1913, and when it opened it was the longest in Europe. This water complex was conceived to help control flooding, regulate water levels in the Ruhr River, and generate hydroelectric power. The dam was bombed by RAF during Operation Chastise on the night of May 16/17, 1943: a 77m by 22m breach was opened and the ensuing massive flood wave killed more than 1,570 people. Lake Möhne is designated as a European bird sanctuary in the Natura 2000 system of protected areas of the European Union.




Nevada First Settlement Centennial.
Carson Valley arount 1850.
Stamp issued on 14.07.1951.
Face value: 3 cents of United States dollar.
Printing: Recess.
Print: 112,000,000 copies.

- Michel No. 617.
- Scott No. 999.
- StampWorld No. 808.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 996.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 550.

Currently, Carson Valley is included in the Nevada Micropolitan Statistical Area, within Douglas County. In 1851, the town of Genoa, situated within the Carson River Valley, approximately 68 km (42 mi) south of Reno, was the first permanent settlement in Nevada by Mormon traders selling goods to settlers on their way to California. The settlement originated as a trading post called Mormon Station. In 1856, Orson Hyde changed the name of the community to Genoa, after the Italian city. Genoa served as the first capital of the Nevada Territory in 1861, until it was moved that year to Carson City. Nevada's first newspaper, the Territorial Enterprise, was founded in Genoa in 1858, but moved to Virginia City in 1860. Douglas County is located in western Nevada and extends from Carson Valley to the Sierra Nevada.




Definitive stamps.
Zonguldak Harbour.
Seventh stamp in a set of 11, issued on 3.1960.
Face value: 25 Turkish 
Printing: Offset lithography.

Print: 20,000,000 copies.
Size: 30 x 25 mm.

- Michel No. 1702A.
- Scott No. 1447.
- StampWorld No. 1737.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 1858.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 1435.

Zonguldak is a city and the capital of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It was established in 1849 as a port town for the nearby coal mines in Ereğli and the coal trade remains its main economic activity. According to the 2012 census, Zonguldak has a population of 109,080. The city is the terminus of a railway line with the terminating station Zonguldak Railway Station built in 1937. The coal mines in and around Zonguldak were first operated by the French. The city's port played an important role in relations with the USSR during the Turkish War of Independence.




Hekla Volcano.
Second stamp in a set of 2, issued on 28.06.1935.
Face value: 1 Icelandic króna.
Design: Johannes Britze (1895-1966).
Printed by Posts and Telegraph Office, Copenhagen.
Printing: Recess.
Print: 1,000,000 copies.
Size: 24 x 21 mm.

- AFA No. 182.
- Michel No. 182.
- Scott No. 194.
- StampWorld No. 182.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 215.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 159.

Hekla is a stratovolcano in the south of Iceland with a height of 1491 m (4,892 ft). It is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes; over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. After the eruption of 1104, stories, probably spread deliberately through Europe by Cistercian monks, told that Hekla was the gateway to Hell.




Ramsar Wetlands.
Cobourg Peninsula.
First stamp in a set of 4, issued on 22.02.2021.
Face value: 20 cents of Australia dollar.
Design: Sonia Young.
Printed by Ego Print.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Size: 37.5 x 26 mm.

- Michel No. 5271.
- Scott No. 5257.
- StampWorld No. 3979.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 5410.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 5046.

The Cobourg Peninsula is located 350 km (217 mi) east of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is deeply indented with coves and bays, covers a land area of about 2,100 km2 (811 sq mi), and is virtually uninhabited with a population ranging from about 20 to 30 in five family outstations, but without any notable settlement or village. In the north is the Arafura Sea, and in the south the Van Diemen Gulf. The highest elevation is Mount Roe in the south with an altitude of 160 m (525 ft). All of Cobourg Peninsula is part of Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, which also encompasses a few nearshore islands. Cobourg Peninsula was Australia’s and the world’s first Wetland of International Importance. The Site covers an area of approximately 220,000 hectares and is composed of terrestrial, riverine, permanent freshwater and brackish and intertidal and coastal/marine ecosystems. It supports over 800 plant species, 64 species of coral, 406 species of marine invertebrate from the coral reef or the intertidal zone, 35 mammals, 71 reptiles, 19 frogs and 236 bird species.

Thanks to Dragan Buškulić for his contribution (https://worldofstamp2.wordpress.com/).




Landscapes of the Stockholm archipelago.
Långviksskär Nature Reserve.
Second stamp in a set of 4, issued on 13.05.2004.
No face value (INRIKES BREV)
Design: J. Wikström.
Printed by Kungliga Postens Frimärkstryckeri.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Size: 38 x 27 mm.

- AFA No. 2337.
- Facit No. 2426.
- Michel No. 2407.
- Scott No. 2484b.
- StampWorld No. 2409.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 2332.
- Unificato No. 2389.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 2389.

The Stockholm Archipelago, in the Baltic Sea, east of the Swedish capital, is made up of some 300 islands and islets that are part of the Värmdö Minicipality. It is a large nature reserve protected since 1983, with an area of 28 hectares. The reserve includes the island of Långviksskär and the surrounding archipelago, with the natural harbors of Hallskär and Söderö.




Lighthouses of Cuba.
Cayo Paredón Grande lighthouse and simplified map of Cuba.
Second stamp in a set of 3, issued on 25.10.1982.
Face value: 20 centavos of Cuban peso.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Print: 288,000 copies.
Size: 33.5 x 45 mm.

- Michel No. 2703.
- Scott No. 2554.
- StampWorld No. 2707.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 2860.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 2404.

Cayo Paredón Grande is an island of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, north of Camagüey Province. Its extension is 8.7 km² (3.36 sq mi). It is located off the north coast of Cayo Romano, to which it is linked by a viaduct. The island's economy is mainly based on tourism, thanks to its white sand beaches. The lighthouse, also known as Faro Diego Velázquez, built in 1859, has a height of 48 m (157.5 ft) and a range of 27 nautical miles (50 km, or 31 mi).



IRAN / ایران

Definitive stamps.
Farahnaz Dam and 
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.
Third stamp in a set of 11, issued on 01.09.1974.
Face value: 50 Iranian dinar.
Printing: Photogravure.

- Michel No. 1740.
- Scott No. 1822.
- StampWorld No. 1741.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 1898.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 1611.

Farahnaz Dam, now know as Latiyan Dam (Persian: سد لتيان), built for the Tehran Regional Water Board between 1963 and 1967, is a concrete max gravity structure located in a maximum height of 107 m (351 ft) and a crest length of nearly 360 m (1,181 ft). It is located 25 km (15.5 mi) north-est of Tehran, in the south of city of Lavasan, in the course of the Jajrud River, southern part of central Alborz mountain range. Associated with the dam are a hydro-electric peak power station.




500th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Müntzer.
Map with the most representative locations in the life of Müntzer.
Minisheet issued on 21.03.1989.
Face value: 110 East German pfennig.
Design: Gerhard Schmidt.
Printed by Deutsche Wertpapierdruckerei (VEB), Leipzig.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Print: 2,100,000 copies.
Size: 86 x 66 mm.

- Michel No. BL97.
- Scott No. 2736.
- StampWorld No. 2979.
- Stanley Gibbons No. MSE2938.
- Unificato No. BF97.
- Yvert et Tellier No. BF96.

Thomas Müntzer (1489 or 1490 – May 27, 1525) was a German preacher and theologian of the early Reformation whose opposition to both Martin Luther and the Roman Catholic Church led to his open defiance of late-feudal authority in central Germany. He became a leader of the German peasant and plebeian uprising of 1525 commonly known as the German Peasants' War. He was captured after the Battle of Frankenhausen, tortured and executed.




Scenic Beauties in Austria.
Weißsee (Salzburg).
Stamp issued on 09.05.2000.
Face value: 7 Austrian schilling.
Design: Peter Sinawehl (b. 1948).
Engraving: Gerhart Schmirl (b. 1942).
Printing: Photogravure and recess.
Print: 2,800,000 copies.
Size: 43 x 36 mm.

- AFA No. 2203.
- ANK No. 2345.
- Michel No. 2310.
- Scott No. 1813.
- StampWorld No. 2359.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 2557.
- Unificato No. 2143.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 2136.

The Weißsee (also spelled Weisssee) is a reservoir in the state of Salzburg. It is located in the Stubache catchment area, on the border of the Granatspitz and Glockner groups, in the Alps, in the municipality of Uttendorf, at 2,250 m (7,382 ft) above sea level. Its function is to store water and its storage volume is 15.7 million m³ (554 ft3). In 1929 the Enzingerboden and Tauernmoossee power stations were established on the site, and in 1941 the Schneiderau power station. Between 1950 and 1952, the Weißsee was enlarged by the construction of a 39 m (128 ft) high gravity dam with a 235 m (771 ft) long straight crown. In 1951 the area was opened to tourism thanks to the installation of a cable car and ski slopes began to be built. The Rudolfshütte mountain hotel on the northeast side of the lake, opened in 1958 on the site of the Austrian Alpine Club until 1952, is also visible on the stamp.




Vrattsata (Вратцата) or Vratsa Pass.
First stamp in a set of 6, issued on 26.10.1964.
Face value: 1 Bulgarian stotinka.
Printing: Photogravure.
Print: 10,000,000 copies.
Size: 22 x 33 mm.

- Michel No. 1470.
- Scott No. 1372.
- StampWorld No. 1482.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 1481.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 1285.

The Vrattsata Pass is a narrow passage amidst the tall cliffs formed by the Leva River, in the Vrachanski Balkan, which is part of the Balkan Mountains. It is located between the towns of Vratsa (393 m, or 1,289 ft, above sea level) and Zgorigrad (465 m, or 1,525 ft), in northwestern Bulgaria. In the Middle Ages, it was called Vratitsa and remains of the fortress of the same name (10th - 12th centuries) are preserved in it. The sheer cliffs of Vrattsata are the highest on the Balkan Peninsula (over 400 m, or 1,312 ft) and are the most popular climbing spot in Bulgaria. The third category road III-1002 runs through the pass. It was declared a natural monument in 1964, with an area of 2 hectares, and is part of the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park.



ISRAEL / יִשְׂרָאֵל‎ - إِسْرَائِيل

Israel Landscapes.
Coral Island (Pharaoh's Island).
Stamp issued on 23.04.1975.
Face value: 2.00 Israeli lira.
Printing: Photogravure.
Size: 31 x 26 mm.

- AFA No. 
- Michel No. 526yI.
- Scott No. 473ii.
- StampWorld No. 535.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 509p.
- Yvert et Tellier No. 470a.

Coral Island (sometimes called Pharaoh's Island) is a rocky islet that now belongs to Egypt, about 250 m ( 820 ft) to the east to the coast of the Sinai Peninsula in the Gulf of Eilat (or Aqaba), at the northern end of the Red Sea, and 13 km (8.1 mi) southwest of modern Eilat (Israel). It is made of solid granite. Some scholars identify this island port with the biblical Ezion-Geber. A wall of casemates with towers surrounding the island at the height of the coast, including the port, has not yet been able to be dated, and the ruins of a castle probably correspond to an Ayyubid fortification of the 12th and 13th centuries.




Visit of the President of the Republic to Cocos Island on June 24, 1978.
View of the island from the sea.
Airmail. First stamp in a set of 5, issued in minisheet on 30.04.1979.
Face value: 90 cents of Costa Rican colón.
Printed by Casa Gráfica, San José.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Size: 38 x 28 mm.

- Michel No. 1019.
- Scott No. C737.
- StampWorld No. 1024.
- Stanley Gibbons No. 1121.
- Yvert et Tellier No. PA727.

Cocos Island (Spanish: Isla del Coco) is an island in the Pacific Ocean administered by Costa Rica, approximately 550 km (342 mi; 297 nmi) southwest of the Costa Rican mainland. It constitutes a district of Puntarenas Canton of Puntarenas Province. With an area of approximately 23.85 km2 (9.21 sq mi), the island is more or less rectangular in shape, measuring about 8 km × 3 km (5 mi × 2 mi) with a perimeter of around 23.3 km (14.5 mi). The landscape is mountainous and irregular; the highest point is Cerro Iglesias, at 575.5 m (1,888 ft). The entirety of Cocos Island has been designated a Costa Rican National Park since 1978, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. In addition, it is included in the list of Wetlands of International Importance. It has no permanent inhabitants other than Costa Rican park rangers. Access by civilians is very limited; tourists are allowed ashore only with permission of island rangers, and are not permitted to camp, stay overnight or collect any flora, fauna or minerals from the island. Cocos Island was annexed by Costa Rica in 1832 by decree of the Constitutional Assembly of the newly independent country.