Monaco #C16 (1947)

Monaco #C16 (1947)

The Principality of Monaco (Principauté de Monaco) is a sovereign city-state located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is bordered by France’s Alpes-Maritimes département on three sides, with one side bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Its center is about 9.9 miles (16 kilometers) from Italy and only 8.1 miles (13 km) northeast of Nice, France. Monaco has a land border of 3.40 miles (5.47 … Continue reading Monaco #C16 (1947)

United States #2198 (1986)

U.S. Postal Service Act of 1792

On February 20, 1792, United States President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act into law. This was a piece of federal legislation that established the United States Post Office Department (1792-1971), the predecessor of the United States Postal Service. It was headed by the Postmaster General. Postmaster General John McLean, in office from 1823 to 1829, was the first to call it the Post Office … Continue reading U.S. Postal Service Act of 1792

Guyana #706 (1983)

Guyana #706 (1983)

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana,[9] is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. It is, however, included in the Caribbean Region due to its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west. With 83,000 … Continue reading Guyana #706 (1983)

Germany [Democratic Republic] #91 (1951)

Germany [Democratic Republic] #91 (1951)

East Germany, formally the German Democratic Republic or GDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik), was an Eastern Bloc state during the Cold War period. From 1949 to 1990, it administered the region of Germany that was occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II — the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone … Continue reading Germany [Democratic Republic] #91 (1951)

Falkland Islands #278 (1978)

Falkland Islands #278 (1978)

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (483 kilometers) east of South America’s southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,000 square kilometers), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands … Continue reading Falkland Islands #278 (1978)

Bermuda #137 (1949)

Bermuda #137 (1949)

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, a group of low-forming volcanoes near the western edge of the Sargasso Sea, about 665 miles (1,070 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, 768 miles (1,236 km) south of Cape Sable Island, Canada, and 981 miles (1,578 km) north of Puerto Rico. The archipelago is formed by high points on the … Continue reading Bermuda #137 (1949)

Azores #315a (1980)

The Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 850 miles (1,360 kilometers) west of continental Portugal.  The nine major Azorean islands and an islet cluster, are in three main groups: Flores and Corvo, to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial in … Continue reading Azores #315a (1980)