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Issued on 28 June 2007 for the 120th anniversary of "El Espectador" Newspaper          (Colombia)




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Issued on 13 September 1977 for the 90th anniversary of the newspaper El Espectador         (Colombia)                         

Fidel Cano Gutiérrez (San Pedro, Antioquia, 1854 – Medellín, 1919) was a Colombian journalist, founder of El Espectador, Colombia's oldest newspaper.



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Issued on 5 March 2018    Handicrafts (Series II) - Bookbinder      (Liechtenstein)




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Issued on 9 December 2010 for the centenary of El Telegrafo newspaper          (Uruguay)



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Issued on 3 March 1977 - 100 Years of Népszava, Newspaper of Hungarian Trade Unions            (Hungary)




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Issued on 15 September 1979 to celebrate 150 years of the newspaper "Courrier de l'Escaut"   (Belgium)



First Day Covers



The chap on the stamp is Barthélémy Du Mortier (1797-1878), founder of the Newspaper in 1824

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Some more newspaper stamps from Belgium

Issued on 6 November 1993 for the 50th anniversary of "Faux Soir"



Issued on 12 December 1988 for the centenary of the newspaper "Het Laatste Nieuws"

   

Issued on 2 November 1991 for the centenary of the newspaper "Het Volk"






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Issued on 1 January 1974 for the 50th anniversary of "Krasnaya Zvezda" newspaper       (USSR)



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Issued on 20 April 1985   Jean de Bast (1883-1975) - Draughtsman and Engraver               (Belgium)

Jean De Bast was a Belgian postage stamps draughtsman and engraver.
Between 1926 and 1967, he engraved more than one hundred postage stamps for the National Postage Stamps Printing-house in Mechelen.



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Issued on 10 July 1980 to celebrate 250 years of the First Book of Daily Bible Readings.  (West Germany)

The Daily Texts is a daily devotional guide published yearly since 1731. It is the oldest such guide in continuous use. Begun in Germany as a daily oral tradition, it soon became a regularly printed set of texts for each day of the year.

The texts are chosen yearly in Germany for use in all editions of the Daily Texts throughout the world.
 


First Day Covers



First Day Sheet



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Issued on 14 February 1991 to celebrate Friedrich Spee von Lagenfeld                 (West Germany)

He was the author of "Cautio Criminalis".The title page is shown on the left of the stamp.
At first published anonymous in 1631 the "Cautio Criminalis" questioned the legality of the witch-prosecution.

In a later version he sharply condemned the witch-hunt as illegal and un-christian.
His book convinced Queen Christina of Sweden to stop witch-hunts. Most other countries in Europe followed soon after.



First Day Covers




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Issued on 14 October 1989 to honour Italian Industry- Arnoldo Mondadori                   (Italy)

In 1907, Arnoldo Mondadori founded one of Italy's largest printing and publishing houses.



First Day Covers



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Issued on 19 March 1994 for the centenary of Le Jour - Le Courrier newspaper             (Belgium)



First Day Covers




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Issued on 20 January 1975 for the 50th Anniversary of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" newspaper           (USSR)



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Issued on 23 June 2007.  Millenary of Lithuania (7th series)
   
First Lithuanian Newspaper "Aušra" was Published in 1883


The chap on the stamp is editor Jonas Basanavičius.

By the 1880s, channeling a growing restlessness, secret newspapers like Aušra—meaning The Dawn—rallied against Russification and whispered of independence.


In 1864, the Governor General of Lithuania, Mikhail Muravyov, forbade the use of Latin Lithuanian language primers—a proclamation that, two years later, led to a total ban on the Lithuanian press. Almost immediately, individuals sprung up to spread Lithuanian writing. Since they couldn't publish books in their homeland, many Lithuanians began printing them abroad and smuggling them back into their own country.
Thus appeared the first of the knygnešiai—or book-carriers—who, in a desperate bid to save their language, transported books across the border and illegally disseminated them throughout Lithuania. The ban was finally rescinded in 1904.   

The chap on this stamp is clandestine book carrier Jurgis Bielinis. At the turn of the century, Bielinis even created a Lithuanian newspaper of his own, which he delivered to residents who bought a subscription from him. The newspaper, known as the White Eagle, was printed on one of the only presses active in Lithuania.
An image of him also appears in the First Day Cover for stamps which were first issued on 21 July 1973, but the special cancel showing him is dated 16 March 1996



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