Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Wave Energy on Faroe Islands stamps

The West Nordic cooperation between Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands in relation with the 10th of anniversary 2007 jointly issued a stamp series with the theme environmentally friendly energy to mark the occasion. The Faroese stamp illustrates wave energy, the Greenland hydropower and the Icelandic stamp illustrates geothermal energy.

Wave energy is a alternative solution the human change dependency to the fossil energy sources (oil, gas, coal, timber or similar).On the Faroe Islands, 90% of the energy requirement is provided by heating oil and petrol. 35-40% of the total electricity requirement is obtained from hydro and wind sustainable energy sources.

Global Warming on stamps of Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands have reminded to the world by issued the 2 (two) stamps depicted the global warming that its very serious matter to be considered by humans.
The earth’s climate is changing and this is caused by humans are emitting various substances into the atmosphere,Especially carbon dioxide, CO2.This substance is emitted whenever we burn oil, coal, or gas in cars, factories, for heating our homes, etc. 


The bad thing about CO2 is that it acts somewhat like the insulation in a house. When we increase the insulation of our house, it becomes warmer, and this is what we are now doing to the earth.It is hard to predict, how large the changes will become, since we don’t know how much CO2 will be emitted in the future. Added to this, are the other climate changes. This will have large impacts on living organisms on land and in the sea: plants, animals, and humans. It is hard to predict exactly, what changes will occur, but the damages are expected to increase with increasing climate change.

Hoyvik of Faroe islands on SEPAC 2007

Post of Foroyar issued one stamp depicted Hoyvik, beautiful place of Faroe Islands as part of SEPAC 2007 stamps series.


The environment in Hoyvík is very beautiful and magnificent both on fine summer days, as shown on the stamp, but also in the winter with storms from the east, where waves spray high across Hoyvíkshólmur.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Gastronomy of Jersey – Europa 2005

Gastronomy theme which has been chosen by Posteurop as Europa stamp 2005, has been interpret by Jersey Post to issue the set of 4 stamps featured a menu of traditional Jersey food on 8th of March 2005. 

The stamps depicted the well known Island delicacies from an entree, fish course, main course and desert plus accompanying wines or brandy fro each dish produced in the Island from Jersey grown fruit.
The menu as depicted on stamps are 32p Conger Eel soup, 33p Oysters, 40p Bean crock, 70 p Bourdelots with Black butter. Only two stamps have marked Europa logo, 33p & 40 p.

Decorated Easter Egg – Easter 2009 of Slovakia.

In related with easter celebration 2009, Post of Slovakia issued one stamp depicted decorated egg. What a colourful of stamp. 

The custom of egg decoration connected with the celebration of spring in the greater Slavonic territory. Hen, duck and goose eggs are most often used for decoration. 

Gastronomy of Slovakia – Europa 2005

Post Europ chosen theme of Gastronomy for Europa stamp 2005. Slovakia Post has issued one stamp depicted theme of Gastronomy and marked Europa symbol on stamp.

Slovak food was characterised by its generally sour taste. Sweeter meals were consumed only occasionally.Vegetable products, bread, cooked pasta, mashed vegetable and potato meals, soups, sauces and various kinds of cakes formed the basic components of Slovak citizens’ meals. Bread was always treated with respect. 

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Nature Conservation of Slovakia - 1996

On 16th of July 1996, Slovakia Post Office issued the set of 3 pieces stamps depicted the endangered animal of Slovakia, The Tatra Chamois, The European Bison, and The Mouflon. The Tatra Chamois depicted on left side, The European Bison depicted on middle, and The Mouflon depicted on right side.


The Tatra Chamois.
The Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) is a mountain animal and a rare sub-species listed in the Red Book as an endemic form with a very restricted habitat (the High and Low Tatras) and population of about six hundred. In view of this it must be considered an endangered species and is protected by law. It inhabits alpine and sub-alpine meadows in varied highland terrain, avoiding continuous forests and areas of dwarf pine, isolated sheer rock faces and sharp formations. Its natural enemies are the lynx and the rock eagle, and it is most susceptible to mange and blindness, common in the Alps.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Nature – Pond Life of Jersey.

In relation with Europa stamp 2001, theme of Nature . Jersey Post issued the souvenir sheet composed of one stamp depicted Kingfisher Bird. Its protected bird in the world. Kingfishers occupy a wide range of habitats. 

While they are often associated with rivers and lakes or pond , over half the worlds species are found in forests and forested streams. The kingfishers consume a wide range of prey as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch.The kingfishers have a long, dagger-like bill. The bill is usually longer and more compressed in species that hunt fish, and shorter and more broad in species that hunt prey off the ground.

Clown on Gibraltar's stamps - Europe 2002

As member of Posteurop, Gibraltar has issued stamps with Circus theme. The issued set composed of 4 pieces stamp depicted clown’s face in differently for each. Clown’s face is represent his character and it has created by the use of make up and supported also by his costume to develop the image.

A Clown should have many tricks like slapstick, juggling, magic or physical humor to act shows his performance to be a fool or foolish. In shortly word his act like a comedian that every second try to make audience laugh and happy. The Circus usually performs with clown. We can say a clown is part of the circus performances.

Circus on Belarus stamps. Europe 2002

Posteurop issued theme of Europa stamps on year 2002 is Circus. Belarus Post Office as member of Posteurop has been issued stamps with this theme. The stamp set consist of 2 pieces stamp depicted clown’s action on the string hanged, and head of Circus horse.

Circus is accompany of performers that acts include a variety of acrobatics, gymnastics (including tumbling and trampoline), aerial acts (such as trapeze, aerial silk, corde lisse), contortion, stilts and a variety of other routines. Juggling is one of the most common acts in a circus; the combination of juggling and gymnastics is called equilibristics and include acts like plate spinning or the rolling globe. Clowns are common to most circuses and are typically skilled in many circus acts; "clowns getting into the act" is a very familiar theme in any circus.

Monday, 20 September 2010

SEPAC 2007 of Iceland

The current Iceland Post Office issued stamps of SEPAC 2007 consists of two conjoined stamps depicting the waterfall Selfoss in Jökulsá á Fjöllum. One of these stamps is the actual SEPAC-stamp. Jökulsárgljúfur is one of the most impressive river canyons in Iceland. It is 25 km long, 1/2 km wide and in many places more than 100 metres deep. The upper part of the canyon is the most spectacular section, up to 120 metres in depth. A greater part of Selfoss , 10 metres high , was proclaimed a natural monument in 1996.

Occasional stamps of Iceland.

Occasional stamps are stamps that can be used for various festive occasions, i.e. birthdays, weddings, etc. The stamps of Iceland Post described many type of kissing. On kissing Respect -kisses the forehead. Humility- touches the lips by hand. Admiration - chooses the cheek. Friendship -kisses all over. Kissing love -Straight on the mouth.

Birds of Iceland.

The Graylag is a bird with a wide range in the Old World. The Graylag Goose is one of the species of the genus Anser to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. The Greylag is the largest and bulkiest of the grey Anser geese. It has a rotund, bulky body, a thick and long neck, and a large head and bill. It has pink legs and feet, and an orange or pink bill. The plumage of the Greylag Goose is greyish-brown, with a darker head and paler belly with variable black spots. Its plumage is patterned by the pale fringes of its feathers. It has a white line bordering its upper flanks. This species is found throughout the Old World, apparently breeding where suitable localities are to be found in many European countries, although it no longer breeds in southwestern Europe and extends across Asia to China . Graylag (Anser anser) lays its eggs on lowland all around Iceland and is the most common species of geese in the country.

Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. Starlings occur naturally in the Old World, from Europe, Asia and Africa, to northern Australia and the islands of the tropical Pacific..The starling species familiar to most people in Europe and North America is the European Starling. Starlings (sturnus vulgaris) are relatively new in Iceland .Starlings have strong feet, their flight is strong and direct, and they are very gregarious. Their preferred habitat is fairly open country, and they eat insects and fruit. Plumage is typically dark with a metallic sheen .Starlings arrived in the capital area around 1960 and are now some of the most common birds in the area. The stock numbers 5000-15.000 individuals in winter. Around 1.000- 2.000 pairs breed in summer.Most species nest in holes, laying blue or white eggs. The birds can recognize particular individuals by their calls, and are currently the subject of research into the evolution of human language.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Greeting of Love, Kiss on stamp.

The act of kissing has become a common expression of affection among many cultures worldwide.Kissing is a physical expression of affection or love between two people, in which the sensations of touch, taste, and smell are involved.

Post of Slovenia, of course, did not neglect such important moments in your life. The stamp was issued on 2009, as part of greeting stamp series.

Many would like to kiss someone, but we can not, because too kiss requires physical proximity. Therefore through this stamp of Greeting mark, that is possible. The recipients of your shipments can feel the warm and kind words received a kiss.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Agora-Spanish Cinema on stamp

A commemorative stamp is issued devoted to film Agora, winner of seven Goya awards as the first stamp issue devoted to Spanish Cinema. Spanish cinema, through the Academia de las Artes y de las Ciencias Cinematograficas de España, celebrates every year the Goya awards. In the Goya 2010 edition nearly 300 Spanish films entered the competition, Agora was the runner up with seven Goyas.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Love on Stamp.

On 29th of January 2010, Slovenija Post issued the stamp serie of love. There are two flirting squirrel depicted on the unique perforated stamp. In philosophical context, love is a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection.

The first love you got from your mother. When you come firstly into the light of life, you feel the warmth of your mother’s body, her love. Through years of life, love is some times sweet, longing and passionate and then again smarting, suffering. Love fills you with new strength eagerness of life again and again. You love and are loved.

The Tenor Saxophones on stamp,

This is the first stamp of the musical interment series of Spain stamp, the Tenor Saxophone, and was issued on 24th of February 2010. The tenor saxophone depicted on the stamp is a XX century piece belonging to the Museo Interactivo de la Música (MIMMA) in Málaga.

The Trumpet on stamp.

The other stamp as part of the musical instrument stamp series of Spain is the Trumpet, a wind instrument belonging to the family of brass-wind instruments as it is made of a metal alloy. This stamp was issued on 9th of April 2010 with face value of 0.34 Euro.

The Horn on Stamp.

The Spain Postal Administration issued the aero-phones musical instrument series on stamp but not in once time. On 1st of July 2010, one of the above stamp series issued is the horn, a wind-brass instrument belonging to the family of the aero-phones. The horn depicted in the stamp is a 20th century piece belonging to the musical instrument collection of the Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga (MIMMA).

Thursday, 16 September 2010

50 years of Europa Stamps (1956-2006)

Greenland Post have celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Europa stamps with released the special stamp on stamp. The inside small stamp is formerly best of Europa stamps 2004, theme of Holiday.

EUROPA stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations/ enterprises under the aegis of PostEurop in which Europe is the central theme. The first Europa stamps were issued in 1956 by 6 countries: France, Belgium, West-Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Holland. Now in 2006, 50 countries issue Europa stamps. Until 1973, the stamp design was the same for all countries.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Children drawing on Belarus stamps,

Belarus has issued 2 stamps featured the children drawing with specific theme in year 2000.
The above left depicted "Connection of time" drawn by Zabello Ramon , 11 years old.
Meanwhile the above right depicted "Holiday of Life" drawn by Yemeliana Alyona, 13 years old.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Gastronomy of Indonesia -2004

In the year 2004, Indonesia Post Office issued stamp series of gastronomy thematic and chosen Gajebo from Sumatera Barat, Kare Rajungan from Jawa Timur, Sambal Udang Terung Pipit from Kalimantan Barat, and Tinotuan from Sulawesi Utara. Indonesia have many culture as thousand island country. Therefore so many kind food can taste it if we come there.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Cathedral Segovia of Spain

Postal Administration of Spain has issued the souvenir sheet depicted a cathedral of Segovia on July 2010. The cathedral of Segovia began to be built in 1525 following the design of Juan Gil de Hontañon during the reign of Charles V. Its external appearance is of remarkable beauty and monumentality enhanced by the pinnacles, flying buttresses and magnificent tower measuring around 90 meters and forming an impressive array surrounding the light, bare and uncluttered domed interior. 

The plan and construction of this magnificent temple has the traditional three naves and chapels located between the buttresses, which are closed with wrought iron bars of great beauty and artistic value. In the transept there is a big dome and at the head there is a retrochoir and seven polygonal chapels. (Summarized from Spanish’s stamp catalogue).

Cathedral Placensia of Spain

Spanish Postal Administration has issued a souvenir sheet devoted to the two Cathedrals of Plasencia is issued with a stamp depicting an image of the chapel, whose tower, known as the Melón tower is profusely decorated with tambours such as those found in the cathedrals of Zamora and the Gallo tower of the old cathedral of Salamanca.

The main façade of the New Cathedral of Plateresque style, features in the Souvenir Sheet. The Old Cathedral of Plasencia, also known as Santa María, was made, as most Spanish cathedrals, throughout a long period of time and as a result, these constructions are of different architectural styles. The New Cathedral was begun in 1498 but the works were interrupted and did not begin again until the 18th century. It has two Plateresque style façades, one by Juan de Alava y Gil de Hontañón and the other attributed to Diego de Siloé.

Care for Nature on Singapore stamps .

Singapore Post issued the stamps depicted 4 speciesi.e: Copper cheeked frog, Green crested lizard, Green Turtle and Water monitor which have to be concern as part of the environment care.

Green turtles are the largest of all the hard-shelled sea turtles with a comparatively small head. Adult green turtles are unique among sea turtles in that they are herbivorous, feeding primarily on seagrasses and algae. This diet is thought to give them greenish coloured fat. A green turtle's carapace (top shell) is smooth and can be shades of black, gray, green, brown, and yellow. Their plastron (bottom shell) is yellowish white. The green turtle is globally distributed and generally found in tropical and subtropical waters along continental coasts and islands between 30° North and 30° South. Green turtles are protected by various international treaties and agreements as well as national laws. Green turtles are listed in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), which means that international trade of this species is prohibited.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Europe 99 - Nature Reserves on Gibraltar stamps

In relation with theme of stamp 1999 is Nature Reserves chosen by Posteurop, Gibraltar has issued Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) bird, the Dusky Perch (Epinephelinae guaza) fish, the Dartford Warbler (Sylvia undata) and the world famous Barbary Macaque, known as the Rock Ape (Macaca sylvanus).

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Emperor Akihito of Japan on stamps

The Postal Administration of Japan has Issued the souvenir sheet featured the Emperor Akihito and the Empress Michiko on three years later since his reigned 1990.

Akihito (born on 23 December 1933) is the eldest son and the fifth child of Emperor Hirohito (the Showa Emperor) and Empress Kojun. During the American firebombing raids on Tokyo in March 1945, he and his younger brother, HIH Prince Masahito, were evacuated from the city. During the American occupation of Japan following World War II, Prince Akihito was tutored in English and Western manners by Elizabeth Gray Vining.

Monday, 6 September 2010

The applied technology on stamps

Posta Romana has issued the stamp series depicted the applied technology, such as : microscope usage, hydraulic excavator heavy equipment) for bulk excavation, tower transmission, power plant, and heavy equipment for agriculture. Totally consist of 5 different value of stamps.

Friday, 3 September 2010

The great automobile industries- Audi

The history of the great auto-mobile industries is enriched by the charm of a hundredth anniversary of Audi’s. Audi founded in 1899 by the automobile engineering pioneer, August Horch.

Four cars that summarise a century of history i.e: Horch, Audi TT, Audi A8 and Auto Union, depicted on the miniature sheet bound to be spoken about.

Volkswagen on stamps.

In 2004 Volkswagen celebrates two important anniversaries: the 30th year of the Golf model and the 50th anniversary of Volkswagen-Italy. Volkswagen has considerably revolutionized its image and technologies and San Marino Post designed the stamps for the occasion show two of the most famous and beloved Volkswagen models: the Bug and the Golf.

The Bug has gone through a number of changes, always remaining faithful to the original version, cute and unique for its kind that made it famous all over the world.The new version of the Golf has reached the 5th generation.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Great Wines of Italy

In 2005, the special sheet of the Republic of San Marino has dedicated to the Great Wines produced in the Italian peninsula. It’s a new and original idea that promotes awareness of focuses attention on some of the wines that have played an important part in the history of Wine in Italy and in the world.
The great wines had been selected by professionals in the sector, the following producers, Ferrari Brut, Amarone Quintarelli, Cartizze Canevel, Brunello di Montalcino Biondi-Santi, Marsala Florio, Verdicchio Fazi Battaglia, Sassicaia, Taurasi dei Feudi di San Gregorio, Tocai Friulano Schioppetto and Barolo Altare, were the first to agree to provide the labels for inclusion in this matter. San Marino Post has chosen insert in one sheet 10 stamps of 0.45 euros each, reproducing the ten labels in a neat and essential manner, thereby creating a new original label that gives an idea of the taste of the desired wine.

Wines of San Marino

The wines of San Marino couldn't be ignored in the world. There are the Tessano, the Brugneto, the Riserva Titano, the Caldese, the Roncale and the Moscato Spumante. All produced by the Consorzio Vini Tipici di San Marino (San Marino Consortium of Typical Wines), which was founded in 1976 and officially recognised in 1979, grouping nearly all the Republic's wine growers. In 2009 the Consortium celebrated 30 years of activity. Therefore San Marino Post has issued the miniature sheet depicted the Wines as commemorative stamps.