Lord Seb Coe, the world-famous Great Britain middle-distance runner and Chairman of the Olympic Organising Committee, LOCOG, has autographed a sheetlet of the IOM £1 ‘runners’ 2012 Olympic Games stamp, in the set designed by Sir Paul Smith.
A unique exhibition ‘The Blue Mauritius – The Meeting of the Queens in Berlin’ was held in the famous Berlin Museum for Communication, the former Imperial Postal Museum, from 2 to 25 September 2011. It was without doubt the most remarkable and finest philatelic exhibition of its kind ever staged.
The Orthodox Patriarch of Ethiopia, the Head of the Roman Catholic Church and our new man in Addis Ababa, were three among a number of people who warmly welcomed GSM correspondent Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, during his visit to the Ethiopian capital in January 2012.
The vibrant Ethiopia of today is completely unlike the dramatic images of the country depicted by Bob Geldof and Live Aid in 1985, as GSM correspondent Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, found when he visited the capital Addis Ababa and the headquarters of the Ethiopia Postal Service during January 2012.
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS meets William Kaczynski, co-author of a new book, Fleeing from the Führer, A Postal History of Refugees from the Nazis, and talks to him, both in the city of his birth, Berlin, and in London, where the book was launched in November.
The Isle of Man was the first postal authority to issue a special set of London Olympic Games postage stamps in 2012. An engaging set of seven values and a cycling-themed miniature sheet went on sale just after midnight at 00.01a.m. on Sunday, 1 January 2012, at the main post office in the