Kevin Blackston
PO Box 217
Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America

Philosateleian Post to mark anniversary of end of World War II

Next year is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Historians estimate that as many as 85 million people died during that conflict due to warfare, or to disease or famine directly related to the war. To commemorate the end of the deadliest conflict in human history, Philosateleian Post will issue a special stamp on World Local Post Day, January 27, 2020.

1-stamp Philosateleian Post stamp picturing single yellow flower against background of brown flowers
Philosateleian Post End of World War II stamp

The design of this 1-stamp stamp is based on an original photo that I took titled From the Ashes, Peace. The single yellow flower standing out against a background of brown flowers is symbolic of the blossoming of peace, however fragile, in the aftermath of World War II. The stamp also bears the text “World Local Post Day 2020” and “remembering the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.”

Members of the Local Post Collectors Society earlier this fall voted to select the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II as the official topic for World Local Post Day 2020. Philosateleian Post is participating in that annual event with the release of this stamp.

Technical Specifications

Format: sheets of 36 (6×6). Design size: 36×28 mm. Separation method: perforated 12. Adhesive: water-activated dry gum. Printing method: inkjet.

Philatelic Services

To receive a mint single of Philosateleian Post’s End of World War II stamp, or for first day cover service, send either $2 or a self-addressed stamped envelope and your request to:

Kevin Blackston
Philosateleian Post
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Published 2019-12-12


Happy Day Mail (2020-01-05 08:58):

Hi Kevin!

Wondering if you are selling sheets of your WWII special stamp. I would be interested in a sheet if you are. Just let me know the price and I can send you a check. Thanks bunches ~~Linda Williams

Kevin Blackston (2020-01-06 22:51):

Although I sell singles of Philosateleian Post stamps in my online shop, I’m not sure if anyone has ever inquired about buying an entire sheet of my stamps before! I’ll email you directly.

Mommajil (2020-01-05 09:49):

Thanks for all you do Kevin. Have a great 2020!

Kevin Blackston (2020-01-06 22:52):

I’m glad to be able to give a little something back to the hobby from which I’ve gained so much enjoyment. Thanks for your kind comments!

Mark Joseph Jochim (2020-01-24 18:38):


Will you be selling these on eBay once again (FDC, too!)? Living in Thailand, I find this is the best way to pay for such purchases (PayPal)....

Kevin Blackston (2020-01-26 22:12):

I haven’t listed much on eBay recently, but it’s possible that I might list a copy or two of this stamp. I’ll also try to make them available in my online shop here on Philosateleia as time permits.

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