Stampworld News - Popular Thematics

November 2016

Dear Member,

Thematic collection is the big thing at the moment, and it is always fascinating to dive into the newest issues, and seeing how the postal authorities have handled ones favorite theme of interest. There is more on this matter below, and we hope you enjoy what we have for you today.


Popular Thematics

Did you know that at the moment, there are more than 27,000 different floral themed stamps in the Stampworld catalogue? Flora is one of the most popular themes for collectors, because of the many possible differences in design, and the inherent beauty of nature.

In part due to the popularity of the theme, a large number of floral themed stamps are issued every year by postal authorities world wide. Often, countries portray flowers, plants, or scenaries, which are tied to the country, either through tradition or symbolism. Certain flowers are preferred, depending on the country, as the different countries tend to favor flora which is indigenous to the country. France for example often depict lilies and roses on stamps, as seen below.

Another favored theme for collectors, is People on Stamps. In the early days of stamp issuance, the stamps were most often a portrait of the monarch or national ruler of the country. Since then, the theme has caught on, and in addition to presidents and monarchs, stamps now feature celebrities from different backgrounds, such as sports, television, science, and many other. And the people featured can be both present and historical figures. Musicians are often portrayed, such as the one below of Ray Charles.

Apart from these specified themes, Stampworld provides a wide range of themes, which can all be found, when you search through the Advanced Search.

Nordfrim - Stamp Packets

Stamp packets are one of Nordfrim's specialties. Thanks to large volume purchases and a global footprint, Nordfrim is able to supply stamp packets from a great variety of countries including countries that are normally difficult to find good supplies from, such as Cuba and North Korea. Below we have highlighted a few of the stamps packets, which we like the most.

Giant Cuba Collection - 2000 cancelled stamps of high quality - only EUR 75

North Korean packet with more than 450 different stamps - only EUR 6

Worldwide collection of stamps - more than 3000 different stamps - Only EUR 29

Jordan - 500 different stamps - Very high quality!

Europa CEPT - 50 year anniversary - 54 complete sets, 101 mint souvenir sheets, and 52 minisheets

Apart from these, Nordfrim carries a wide range of stamp packets, and you can explore the full selection here and use the filters on the right hand side to zoom in on countries and thematics.

Nordfrim also supplies year sets from many different countries and currently have a great offer for Romania year-sets . The article is currently in back-order, but Nordfrim expects to start deliveries again next week.

As always, you can find the full range of items carried by Nordfrim, by clicking the button below.

In need of a Specialized Catalogue?

MICHEL Catalogues have been around for many years, and have built up a great reputation, when it comes to specialized catalogues. They are used as a clear point of reference for many European collectors, who have historically based their collections on the MICHEL numbering system.
MICHEL carry a wide range of specialized catalogues, both on country and thematic levels, and is recommended if you need to go deeper than what is offered by a regular catalogue. You can see the range of catalogues they offer on their website.

Status at Stampworld

Every day several thousand new items are added for sale on Stampworld, where we are quickly approaching 1.5 million stamps for sale. If you would like to know more about selling on Stampworld, you can find information about subscriptions here. You can also see some of the most frequent questions in the FAQ.

We are in the midst of a whole range of updates, and we will be rolling these out over the coming weeks and months. We are really excited about this, and look forward to sharing this with you in the near future.

We do our best to serve you the content that we believe you would appreciate the most. The best way for us to do that, is by knowing your specific areas of interests in relation to stamp collection. When we know what countries you are primarily interested in and what themes you prefer, we can provide you with content, news and great offers that relate to these areas. If you wish to fill in your interests, you can do it right here, or by going to your profile at

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