Thursday, 29 October 2009

Gaza- Jericho Agreement on stamp

The souvenir sheet of the Palestine Authority depicted the historical moment that Palestine and Israeli achieve a peace agreement, Jasser Arafat (Chairman for Palestine Authority) and Yitzhak Rabin(Prime Minister for Israeli ) witnessed by Bill Clinton (President for USA), Andrei Kozyrev (foreign minister for Russia) on 13 September 1993. It was the first direct, face-to-face agreement between the government of Israel and political representatives of the Palestinian people.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Rafflesia Arnoldii, Amarphophallus titanium (Bunga Bangkai)

Two big unique flowers are depicted on the Indonesian stamps, Raflesia Arnoldii, and Amorphophallus titanium (bunga bangkai), as part of Indonesian Flora.

The flower of Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest individual flower which attains a diameter of nearly one meter and can weigh up to 11 kilograms. It occurs only in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in the Indonesian Archipelago. As a member of the genus Rafflesia, lives as a parasite on the Tetrastigma vine, and grows only in primary (undisturbed) rainforests. Rafflesia is identifiable as distinctly plant-like are the flowers; have a reddish-brown coloration and stink of rotting flesh, which is why it was nicknamed the "corpse flower". This scent attracts insects such as flies which then pollinate the rare plant. Rafflesia arnoldii is rare and fairly hard to locate. The flowers are unisexual and thus proximity of male and female flowers is vital for successful pollination. These factors make successful pollination a rare event. As the remaining primary forests of Borneo and Sumatra disappear, it can only be assumed that their numbers are dwindling. Many are known to be nearing extinction.

The 2003 Borobudur Expedition on stamp

A set of special stamps to observe the 2003 Borobudur Ship Expedition, two stamps and one souvenir sheet, has been issued by Indonesian Post Office on 17 September 2005.

The Borobudur is the largest Buddhist monument in the world, was built in the ninth century by the rulers of the Cailendra Dynasty of Mahayana Buddhism. The features on the reliefs of Borobudur depicted the existing condition of Java and surroundings at that time. 
 Base on a sailing ship featured on the panels of the temple, Phillip Beale of the British Nationality, as former of Royal Navy Officer, has done a research and he has truth that in the olden time the ship uses to carry spices, especially cinnamon from Indonesia to Africa. The supporting programme have been formulated and executed by involving related institutions included UNESCO.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

The Return of the King on stamps.

Isle of Man Post has been issued stamps series depicted The Lord of the Ring, third episode "The Return of The King". The stamps series comprised one set of 8 piece stamps and one souvenir sheet.

The Return of the King, is the last episode of the Lord of the Ring’s trilogy. This film received 11 Oscars at the 76th Annual Awards ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including Best Picture and Best Director- Peter Jackson. It is classified as Science-Fiction Fantasy film. Special star in this film are Elijah Wood as Frodo, Viggo Mortensen as Aragon, Ian Mc Kellen as Gandalf, and Sean Astin as Sam.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Traditional transportation on Indonesian stamp

Indonesia have many traditional transportation, because Indonesia have many cultures which scattered in thousand islands. To commemorate this traditional culture of transportation, Indonesian Post issued a stamp set depicts on stamps such as Becak Dayung, Andong, and Perahu.

Becak Dayung is a sort of three-wheeled bike that can be used to transport people or goods from one place to another place.

Andong is a horse drawn  four  wheeled  carriage.  Other  similar Andong is Delman or  Dokar has two wheeled carriage. Andong and Dokar are mostly found in Jogjakarta and Surakarta.

Perahu (Boat) is vehicle like canoe in shape that travels on water. This vehicle almost found in Kalimantan Island, West Kalimantan, Central  Kalimantan , South  Kalimantan  and  East  Kalimantan. There are many type of Perahu depend of region and culture.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Cockfighting on Laos stamps

A cockfight is a contest held in a ring called a cockpit between two gamecocks. Usually the contest is made for getting the outcome of the match. Originally it is a traditional event by some culture in Java Island long time ago or other nation culture.

Gamecocks are the roosters, not farm chickens, which are well bred and trained for increased stamina and strength. Sometimes the roosters are given drugs to increase their stamina or thicken their blood, which increases their chances of winning.
Now this event is prohibited because shown an example of animal cruelty by others and exploited by some gambler for getting outcome.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Komodo Dragon, WWF stamp series.

In the third time, Indonesia has collaborated with WWF org., has been issued the series depicts Komodo Dragon (Varanus Komodoensis) which is well known as the largest of the groups of Lizard in the world.

This wild animal has the body length of 1.8 to 2.1 meters and weight may achieve 250 kg. Komodo has a good hearing and kneenest sense of smell. This time the population of this animal is 3,000 and can be found in the Komodo Island and several small island surrounded in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia.

Komodo Dragon is one of the most rare animals in the world and is legally protected.

Peafowl birds on Laos stamp


The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, though it is common to hear the female also referred to as a "peacock" or "female peacock." The female peafowl is brown or toned grey and brown.The two species are: Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus, Green Peafowl, Pavo muticus .

The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent. The peacock is designated as the national bird of India.
The Green Peafowl breeds from Burma east to Java, as vulnerable to extinction species due to hunting and a reduction in extent and quality of habitat.

Parakeet birds of thailand

Psittacula alexandri in 2 baht.

Psittacula alexandri or Red-breasted parakeet, has many subspecies depend to the most of geographical variations. Most of the subspecies are confined to small islands or a cluster of islands in Indonesia. One subspecies occurs in the Andaman Islands, and one subspecies occurs in continental Southeast Asia and partly extending to north eastern parts of South Asia along the foothills of the Himalayas. Some of the island races may be threatened by the wild bird trade. The nominate race, which occurs in Java, is close to extinction.

Prince William on Ascension Island stamp

Prince William of Wales ( William Arthur Philip Louis , born 21st of June 1982) is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in the line of succession to the British throne and those of each of the other Commonwealth Realms.

A commemorate stamps have been issued by some countries on his 21st birthday anniversary.Beside stamps has issued by Ascension Island.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The animal of small pond on some Australian stamps.

The species have depicted on stamp were : Javelin Frog, Sacred King Fisher, Roth's Tree Frog, Northern Dwarf Tree Frog, Dragon Fly, and Magnificent Tree Frog.

Javelin Frog

The Javelin Frog (Litoria microbelos) is a species of frog in the Hyladea family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, swamps and intermittent freshwater marshes.

Barn Owl stamp of Jersey

Jersey Post have issued a souvenir sheet consist of one stamp features the Barn Owl (tyco alba). The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) as depicted on the stamp is found almost anywhere in the world outside polar and desert regions, as well as all of Asia north of the Alpide belt, most of Indonesia and the Pacific islands.

50th Asian-African Summit

The three-day meeting, in commemoration of the golden jubilee (50th anniversary) of the original Bandung Conference, the heads of state and representatives of 89 Asian and African countries met in Bandung City, and resulted in the discussion of a number of important international issues and future plans for similar high-level meetings and programs for action. The more than 100 participants are in number the largest-ever gathering of Asian and African leaders.

Leaders of some of the world's richest as well as poorest nations attended the summit, together representing some two-thirds of the world's population. Poverty and underdevelopment, terrorism, UN reform, the breakdown of multilateralism, and the benefits and risks of globalization, were the main issues under discussion.

Friday, 2 October 2009

WWF Kakapo of New Zealand

New Zealand Post has collaborated with WWF organization issued the stamp series features Kakapo.
Kakapo means Night Parrot. This bird can be found only in New Zealand.