Sunday, 11 August 2013

Green Living

 

Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources and his/her own resources. Often Sustainable living called as Green Living.

Practice  of sustainable living often by  altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet. To recall this lifestyle, Hong Kong Post has issued  one set of four stamps and one specific shaped souvenir sheet feature Green living practice on April 14, 2011

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The stamp of $ 1.40 presented a Conserve Water Practice.The typical home uses about one-third of their water outdoors, irrigating plants and watering lawns -- and up to half of that just evaporates.

Save water by irrigating only when it's really necessary, and water at dawn or after sunset to minimize evaporation loss. There are many other ways to conserve water outdoors, from weather-smart sprinklers to underground irrigation

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

 

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Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a 6.7km-long  bridge built over Tampa Bay, Florida, US. It is considered to be the longest cable stayed concrete bridge in the world, while the Travel Channel rated the bridge as one of the top 10 in the world.

Construction of the current bridge began in 1982, and the completed bridge was dedicated on February 7, 1987.

United States Postal Service have issued one stamp series feature Sunshine Skyway Bridge on February 28, 2012.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Kolpa Valley – Slovenia

 

In 2010 the valley of the River Kolpa was accepted into this European society of excellence. Its features, stories and people link together a full six municipalities.

On March 22, 2013,  Slovenia Post issued one stamp set dedicated to the Slovenia tourism. The stamp depicted the  Kolpa valley as one place of European Destination of Excellence.

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The area of the valley covers 113 kilometres in the
far south-east of Slovenia. The exceptionally clean River Kolpa meanders and pours down countless little cascades from Osilnica to Metlika.

The river is ideal for a variety of boating, including extreme forms, and in summer it has the distinction of being the warmest Slovenian river for bathing.

There are numerous cycle and footpaths along the river, allowing visitors to directly experience un-spoilt nature and the fauna and flora of the riparian world.

The Kolpa Valley offers a variety of experiences, and in the evening, to the sound of  the river and the noises of un-spoilt nature. (Source:Janez Bogataj, PhD)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Carnival of Termini Imerese

 

Italian Post Office has issued a regular stamp in the “Il folclore italiano” (Italian folklore) series, dedicated to the Carnival of Termini Imerese on February 4, 2013

The Carnival of Termini Imerese  is the oldest Carnival in Sicily which is held since  1876. This historical event is organized by the city of Termini Imerese, in collaboration with Feedback.

Between Mount San Calogero and a beautiful bay overlooking Capo Zafferano, stands Termini Imerese.

 

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The stamp was designed by Maria Carmela Perrini. The cartoon depicts, within a linear frame, a float with papier-mâché puppets typical Carnival Termitano and in the background, Monte San Calogero, in the upper right depicts the masks u ca Nannu 'Nanna figures that have characterized the event since its origin.

 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

CHILDREN’S WORLD - PETS


On April 08, 2013, Croatian Post issued one stamp set features dog as part Pets in the Children’s world. The issuance consist of four stamps depict  dog species like: Bichon Frise, Yorkshire Terrier, German Shepherd, and Golden Retriever.


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Bichon Frisé

Bichon Frise  is a small dog, 23-30 cm tall, but strong, with deep thorax, weighting 3-6 kg. It is white, attractively looking, and lives about 14 years.

It is a cute puppy, very likable and sociable. Extremely adaptable, cheerful and animated, bichon has gained many admirers .
It has a beautiful head (with opulent hair and of pronounced round shape) postured high, short snout, black nose and round eyes of colour equally dark as the skin around them. The ears are covered in thick hair and are lowered alongside head and snout.

Bichon Frise is  an excellent family dog  and are easy to train. It likes children, but they should not treat it as a toy.It barks very often because it has excellent hearing and hears everything.

This breed requires regular combing, bathing, haircut and maintenance of hair and it is recommended to take bichon frise for professional maintenance every 4-6 weeks.

The Fano Carnival


The Carnival of Fano, dating back to 1347, is the oldest carnival in Italy, after that of Venice. Legend holds that it was born after the reconciliation of two of the town’s important families at the time, the Dal Casseros and Da Carignanos.

Fano’s Carnival distinguishes itself for at least three original elements: 
> the launching of candy from the parade floats to the crowd (called the getto);
> the characteristic Vulons or masks caricaturing the city’s  most famous personages;
> the "Musica Arabita," the colorful and quirky musical group that has sounded on pots, pans and coffee cans since 1923.

Close upItalian Post issued one stamp on January 12, 2013, shows a number of figures in costume related to Fano Carnival, and the “prendigetto”, a characteristic container used to catch the sweets thrown from the floats during the celebrations, regarded as the most popular and important in the Marche region, as well as the oldest in Italy.

The parade of Carnival floats – traditionally made by Fano’s artisans using papier-mache – concludes with an extremely evocative moment: that of the illumination, a gorgeous party filled with lights and colors. (Sources: Several sites)

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Seabirds on Norfolk Island


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These seabirds are commonly found on Norfolk Island and its surrounding islands. 

The Norfolk Island Post have issued  stamp sets comprises of five stamps and one souvenir sheet as  the  second part of the Seabirds Definitive issue.
 
The Wedge-tailed Shearwater visits the island in its thousands over the summer and is distinctive of its mournful call in the evening.



 
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The Sooty Tern is found in large numbers on offshore Phillip Island, where females lay a single egg on the barren soil.
 
The graceful White Tern lays its egg on a branch high up in the Norfolk Pine trees. Amazingly, the egg, followed by the young juvenile survive there on the branch for many months and throughout all types of weather.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Guernsey SEPAC II

 

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Guernsey Post  have released a set of six stamps feature the  Guernsey’s fabulous view for contributing the 2009 SEPAC issue on September 16, 2009.

 

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The six scenes are taken from the lens of Dan Edmund’s camera. The images criss-cross the island, from the mighty vista from Jerbourg Point (shown on 36 p stamp)  in the south across to unusually peaceful Vazon Bay ( shown on 43 p stamp) on the west and the idyllic calm of Bordeaux harbour (shown on 77p stamp)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Indigenous People 2012

 

The adoption of the UNO Declaration is the clearest indication yet that the international community is committing itself to the protection of the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples.

Regarding this matter, on 11 October 2012, the United Nations Postal Administration issued 18 commemorative stamps in denominations of US$ 0.45, CHF 0.85 and € 0.70 in a mini-sheet format of six stamps each on the theme "Indigenous People".

 

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This is the third in a series of stamps on Indigenous People, which were painted by the artist Stephen Bennett (USA).

The top row stamps represent (from left to right):The God Must Be Crazy (Namibia,2002), Maiko of Kyoto (Japan, 2012), Baby on Her Back (Tibet, China 2012).

The bottom row stamps represent (from left to right):Genesis Girls (Ethiopia,2010), Baby Bat (Mongolia, 2012), Goggle Girl (Tanzania, 2001).

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Fiji's Extinct Megafauna

 

 

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Fiji Post released a set of four stamps feature the Fiji’s Extinct Megafauna on  August 15,  2006. The 50c stamp depicts  Fiji Crocodile or Volia athollandersoni.

Volia athollandersoni or Fiji Crocodile was an extinct genus of Fiji mekosuchine crocodylian. It was around 2–3 meters long.  It is the greatest predator of the Pleistocene ecosystems of Fiji.Fossils of Volia athollandersoni have been found in Fiji Islands at Voli-Voli Cave and Wainibuku Cave.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Liechtenstein Panorama II

 

Since last year Liechtenstein Post issued the stamp series with theme of "Liechtenstein - Panorama".The last year started with two marks on "valley"  miniseries . 

On June 14 , 2012 the se-tenant stamp issued  under the theme "Mountain Landscape", as with last year's edition features a panoramic photograph back, which initiated in one of the Philately Liechtenstein and among members of the photo club spectral discharged competition was chosen as the winner Photography .

The Xavier Roser made from Ruggell panoramic image was (also called rear Grauspitz, 2574 m above sea level. M.) from the Black Horn from the north-east of the Rhine valley down photographed and left shows the "Lawenatal" (face value CHF 1.00) and on the right the "Valünata” ( value CHF 1.00).

Between them is the Rappastein (2222 m above sea level. M.). The Lawena (of Romansh lavegna: Avalanche), a summer Alpine working in a cauldron-like valley is, from the Rhine to reach her on a long and challenging walk.

Friday, 28 December 2012

N'Gouja Beach of Mayotte

 

 

Mayoutte Post promoted the tourism of their beach, N’Gouja Beach through the issuance of one panorama stamp on November 12, 2007.

 

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Beach N'Gouja spreads its white sand along a large cove slightly curved, situated on the commune of Kani-Keli. A small ten huge baobab trees, planted majestically on the sand, emerging from the tropical vegetation that surrounds it. The light sand gives the ocean a beautiful color that ranges from turquoise and jade. Please see video of N’Gouja Beach .