Saturday, December 10, 2011

Freud (stamp from Portugal)

Dear reader's,

today we present a mini sheet of stamp issued in Portugal in 2000 (to commemorate the XX century. In the stamp related with the human sciences and medicin we can see the portrait of Sigmund Freud.
Catalog Yvert Tellier n.º 2369 to 2380

Catalog Yvert & Tellier n.º 2373

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Carl Jung (stamp from Grenada)

Dear reader's,

in this post we present to you a stamp issued in the Grenade in 1973, were we can see the face from Carl Jung.
Carl Jung

Freud Stamp from Grenada

Dear reader's,

today we have a picture from a stamp Grenada issued in 1973 that brings the face of Freud

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Freud (Stamp from Czech Republic)

Dear readers,

today we bring the image of a stamp issued in the Czech Republic.

Pribor is the birthplace of Sigmund Freud

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Freud (Stamp Marshal Island)

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in this post we present one stamp from the Marshall Island issued about the 20th Century.

The first day circulation of this stamp was April, 15, 1997.

First day cover

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jean Martin Charcot (stamp issued in 1960)

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In this message we bring an image of a stamp issued in 1960 with Jean Martin Charcot.

Jean-Martin Charcot (29 November 1825 – 16 August 1893; English pronunciation: /ʃɑrˈkoʊ/US dict: shâr·kō′) was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology.[1] He is known as "the founder of modern neurology" and is "associated with at least 15 medical eponyms", includingCharcot-Marie-Tooth disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (motor neurone disease).[1] Charcot has been referred to as "the father of French neurology and one of the world's pioneers of neurology".[2]
His work greatly influenced the developing fields of neurology and psychology. He was the "foremost neurologist of late nineteenth-century France"[3]and has been called "the Napoleon of the neuroses".[4] 
Charcot with Salpêtiére in the background

Oblitération spéciale 1er jour à Paris
Premier jour le 11 juin 1960
Vente générale le 13 juin 1960
Retiré de la vente le 26 novembre 1960
Valeur faciale : 0,30 F
Affranchissement de la carte postale pour le régime intérieur et de l'imprimé pour l´étranger 1er échelon de poids.
Surtaxe : 0 F 10  au profit de la Croix-Rouge française
Couleur carmin et rouge
Imprimé en taille douce rotative à 50 timbres par feuille
Emis à 1,6 million d´exemplaires
Dessiné par Mazelin,
Gravé par Claude Durrens

First day cover

Colour essay

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Freud Museum opening day, July 28, 1986

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today we present an image of the postmark used to obliterate the letter's of the philatelist  present in the day of opening of the Freud Museum in London.

Link to the museum: Freud Museum, London

Friday, October 28, 2011

Famous Jewish - Freud

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in this post we presente a stamp issued in Israel, in emission dedicated to the famous jews.

Michel n. 1508 - 1513

150 years of the birth of Sigmund Freud

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in this post we present a picture from a stamp issued in Austria to celebrate the 150 years of the birth of Sigmund Freud.

In this stamp you can see a commemorative postmark (April 10, 2006) representing a head with labyrinth.
Catalogue Yvert & Telleir number 2413

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The turn of the twenty century in 80 stamps

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In this post we present a beautiful block in which we can see a stamp commemorating the psychology.

Proof issued by the mail service of Belgium for collectors. Only 1100 copies were issued.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

List of psychologists on postage stamps in the Wikipédia

Dear reader's,

for the ones that want to now more about the stamps issued related with the tematic psychology, were you have the to the webpage of wikipédia were they have a compilation of stamps related with psychology.

I do agree with some of the personalities that they made, but is one possible choice.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Centre Psychotherápique Sevrey

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in this post, I will put a imagem from a postmark of the Centre Psychotherápique Servey.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

U.S. stamp with a PhD Psychologist

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I find in the internet one interesting article in the web page of the American Psychologist Association, that notice  the effort's to publish a stamp honoring a PhD Psychologist.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his most important book, "On the Origin of Species." Recognizing those anniversaries, many countries around the globe are issuing Darwin stamps this year. But not the United States. Evidently, postal authorities are afraid of the political firestorm that would ensue from such recognition. So instead, we got a stamp in May honoring Bart Simpson.
Every year, the U.S. Postal Service issues about 40 new stamps. To be chosen as a U.S. stamp, nominators compete in an annual political competition, sometimes involving 20,000 recommendations or more. The nominations go to the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee—a group of 15 people selected from all walks of life—that recommends a small list of finalists. The postmaster general makes the final selections. About 15 of the new stamps issued each year are commemoratives, honoring an individual, organization, event, country, state, vocation and so forth.
The first commemorative stamp recognizing a vocation was issued in 1869, a two-cent stamp honoring the Pony Express. Since then, U.S. stamps have honored actors, architects, dentists, engineers, librarians, ship builders, steel workers, letter carriers, poultry farmers, fire fighters, petroleum workers, teachers, truck drivers, physicians, nurses, bankers, lawyers and many other occupations.
Alas, there is no stamp for the vocation of psychologist.
Why not have one honoring William James? Or John B. Watson? Perhaps Carl Rogers or B.F. Skinner? None of those well-known psychologist heroes have made it on a stamp. But some lesser-known names have. Education pioneer John Dewey (1859–1952) appeared on a 1968 stamp. Although Dewey made contributions to psychology, he was not a psychologist by training or by practice. Anthropology professor Allison Davis (1902–83) appeared on a commemorative 1994 stamp as part of the Black Heritage Series. Though most of his contributions were in anthropology, he published important work on personality development and on intelligence and cultural differences—work that clearly is in psychology's domain. According to Davis's biographer, Dallas Browne, Davis often described himself as a psychologist.
However, only one person with a PhD in psychology has been featured on a U.S. stamp. This psychologist wrote a book on management in 1914, had 12 children, held patents for an electric food mixer and refrigerator door shelves, served as an adviser to five American presidents, received more than 20 honorary degrees, was the first woman elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, and was the subject of the 1950 film, "Cheaper by the Dozen," starring Myrna Loy. That psychologist was Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878–1972).
Gilbreth, who appeared on a 40-cent stamp issued in 1984, combined her training in industrial psychology with an interest in human engineering, stimulated in part by work with her husband, Frank Gilbreth. They pioneered time and motion studies intended to increase productivity and reduce worker fatigue.
She received her stamp thanks primarily to a proposal from the National Society of Professional Engineers. The stamp's initial design featured the words "America's First Lady of Engineering." APA supported the stamp proposal, though some psychologists expressed concern that the stamp did not label Gilbreth as a psychologist. But the association decided not to raise a protest that might derail the stamp. In its final version, the stamp included only Gilbreth's name and no indication of her profession.
APA and others have sought, and failed, to secure a stamp honoring psychologists' work. For example, in 1986, APA proposed a stamp honoring William James (1842–1910) to appear in 1992 in conjunction with APA's 100th anniversary. Some psychologists called for the addition of APA's founder G. Stanley Hall (1844–1924) to the stamp. APA's Board of Directors eventually approved the James-Hall stamp and appointed a Centennial Stamp Committee to organize a letter-writing campaign. Unfortunately, their efforts went unnoticed. The 1992 USPS list included wildflowers, hummingbirds, minerals and Christopher Columbus among others, but not James or Hall.
In 1999, a coalition of organizations came together to lobby for a series of stamps on mental health, in the hopes that the stamps might reduce the stigma of mental illness. Tipper Gore lent her support to the effort, as did APA, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Mental Health America. But after months of campaigning, only 35 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives had endorsed the effort. The Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee eventually rejected the proposal.
In March of this year, the American Philosophical Association contacted APA about supporting its proposal for a William James stamp in 2010, evidently to coincide with the centennial of James's death. Given the lead time required for such stamp campaigns, this one is likely to fail as well.
The lack of stamps honoring psychologists or psychology is a glaring omission, as psychologists have contributed much good to the world as educators, scientists, practitioners and social advocates. Mental health issues, too, might benefit from such prominence as, for example, the stamps issued for public awareness of breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Wildflowers and hummingbirds are nice; both add to our quality of life. So do psychologists. Maybe one day the USPS will agree.

Ludy T. Benjamin Jr., PhD, of Texas A&M University, is the historical editor for "Time Capsule."

Eliot spatial test collection now online
Materials from the Eliot Spatial Test Collection from the Archives of the History of American Psychology are now available at The collection contains materials related to spatial tests and spatial intelligence. Resources include The Nature and Measurement of Spatial Intelligence, an unpublished manuscript by John Eliot, and the Eliot Spatial Research Database, a reference tool that provides bibliographic information on spatial intelligence.


  • Benjamin, L.T., Jr. (2003). Why can't psychology get a stamp? Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 5, 443–454.
  • Gilbreth, F.B., & Carey, E.G. (1950). Belles on their toes. New York: Thomas Crowell. Gilbreth, L.M. (1914). The psychology of management. New York: Sturgis & Walton Co.
  • Perloff, R., & Naman, J.L. (1996). Lillian Gilbreth: Tireless advocate for a general psychology. In G.A. Kimble, C.A. Boneau, & M. Wertheimer (Eds.), Portraits of pioneers in psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 107–116). Washington, DC: APA.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Week of psychology in 1927

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in this post we decided to put a picture from the week of psychology realized in Barmen in 1927.

According to the Associations for Philately and Postal History "stamps Wuppertal" the postmark belongs to a set of several postmarks with advertising:  
"Until the merger, there were cities in Barmen only four advertising temple:
24.04.-04.26.1904            handstamp with "space shooter"
28.07.-08.01.1909            handstamp with "XVII. / World Conference / Barmen-Elberfeld
14.09.-20.09.1927          handstamp "Barewo / Barmer Reklame-/Psychologische week
24.02.-03.03.1929            handstamp "Reich Accident Prevention Week

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

First stamp of Sigmund Freud

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in this first post I decided to put some images from the first stamp issued in 17 september of 1979 about Sigmund Freud. Yvert n.º 346