Saturday, 31 December 2011

Lighthouses of Spain


On September 09, 2010, Espana Post launched the stamp set features  the Lighthouse dedicated to the following lighthouses: Avilés in Asturias, the Punta Cumplida on the island of La Palma, the San Cibrao in Lugo, the Punta de La Polacra in Almeria, Ciutadella on the island of Menorca, and Huertas in Alicante. All these feature in the stamps combined in the mini-sheet.
  

 
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The Lighthouse of Avilés, also known as San Juan, is located on the east bank of the mouth of the estuary of Avilés, in the municipality of San Juan de Nieva. It began to work in 1863 and was electrified 1927. It is a truncated tower attached to a building rising 40 m. high above sea level and 15 m from bottom to top. It has a range of 20 nautical miles.
 
 
 







Friday, 30 December 2011

20th century Euphonium – Music Instrument


Espana Post issued the stamp series devoted to musical instruments is completed with a new stamp depicting a 20th century euphonium belonging to the collection of the Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga on October 5, 2010.
The euphonium is one of the less popular instruments in the West.It is believed to have been invented by Carl Moritz in 1838, although it is also credited to Ferdinand Sommer and Adolphe Sax in 1843.It is built in B flat for concert which means that, by not pressing any piston valve the instrument will produce partial harmonic series in B flat.

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The euphonium is a wind brass instrument belonging to the family of the aerophones. It is a conical-bore metal tube which gradually widens from the mouthpiece to the bell.
It is equipped with three piston valves which lengthen the tube to enable it to communicate with other additional tubes, lowering the pitch.
 
Other elements or parts that make up the euphonium are the bell, the general pump, the valve pumps, a small musical stand, water key corks, valve covers, valve stem felts, a staple and a mouthpiece.
Euphoniums are made of brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc and depending on the proportions of the mixture of metals, the sound will differ: the more zinc the brighter the sound and on the contrary, the more copper the mellower.  It is a band instrument, often a solo instrument, and also used by jazz groups.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Landmarks: Australian Modernist Architecture


The principle of "form follows function" was a touchstone for modernist architects. Taking root in architecture in the early part of the 20th century, modernism signaled a new turn, where design was based on a building's purpose rather than on the styles of the pattern book.

Ornamentation was also seen as unnecessary, so the buildings featured strong lines, bold forms and clean design. This was the machine age, and technological advancements brought new materials and methods to buildings and construction.

Australia enjoyed increased prosperity post-war and by the l950s consumerism thrived and a higher standard of living was available to many. This new-found sense of confidence was reflected in its architecture. Therefore   Australia Post represented  this changes into the stamp series  which depicts the chosen four monumental building, Former ICI House, Academic of Science, Council House, and Sydney Opera House, on July 10, 2007.

 
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The first half of the 20th century saw some innovative new building projects in Australia, especially during the inter-war period. Sydney and Melbourne were the main centers for experimentation in design, and the city of Canberra one of the most ambitious design and building projects. But the social and economic changes that came with the end of World War II saw modernism embraced by the wider Australian public in a way that it hadn't been previously.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Mode of Gibraltar


Gibraltar Post has issued the stamp series features the fashion designer of Gibraltar, John Galliano. The complete name is John Charles Galliano CBE, RDI , was born on 28 November 1960 in Gibraltar.
The issue stamp comprises of 4 postage stamp and one souvenir sheet. All stamps depicts his design of fashion.


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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Spanish Folk dance

 
Espana Post issued the stamp series feature the Spanish dance and folk dance on May 14, 2009. The stamp set comprised of two stamps depicts La Mateixa, and El Bolero dance.
 
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“La Mateixa” is one of the most deeply-rooted dances in the Balearic Islands and it is usually performed in all public or private events and has different characteristics from similar dances performed in other regions.
In towns and villages in Mallorca it was customary to auction the first dance in parties and festivals where the youngsters in love would bid. However, the winner would not dance with his girlfriend, since she would only dance with a friend or relative of his, whilst the winner held a handkerchief and fan and looked admiringly at her graceful movements. The stamp depicts a couple dancing wearing the typical dress.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Stonecutters Bridge–Hong Kong - 2009


On 17 December 2009, the Hong Kong Post issued the stamp set features the one of the longest span bridge, Stonecutters Bridge.  This issue stamp consist of 4 postage stamps to commemorate the opened of the bridge for public used.
Stonecutters Bridge is a high level cable-stayed bridge which spans the Rambler Channel in Hong Kong, connecting Nam Wan Kok, Tsing Yi Island and Stonecutters Island.
 
 
The bridge is part of Hong Kong's Route 8, connecting Sha Tin, Cheung Sha Wan, Tsing Yi Island, Ma Wan and Lantau Island. Other major constructions along the route are Nam Wan Tunnel (completed in 2008), Eagle's Nest Tunnel (completed in 2008), Sha Tin Heights Tunnel (completed in 2008), Tsing Ma Bridge (completed in 1997) and Kap Shui Mun Bridge (completed in 1997).

 

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Construction commenced on 27 April 2004 by Maeda–Hitachi–Yokogawa–Hsin Chong Joint Venture. It cost HK$2.76 billion. It was reported to be over budget.The bridge deck was completed on 7 April 2009, making this the second longest cable-stayed span in the world, and opened to traffic on 20 December 2009.
















Sunday, 25 December 2011

Stained Glass Windows on Spain’s stamp


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Stained Glass Windows, as other artwork, have enabled iconographic documentation and made us aware of relevant historic, social, political and religious events throughout the history of mankind.

Friday, 23 December 2011

New Crest Bridge built in Wood


On 11 April 2011, the French Post has issued a stamp features a famous  of the  wooden bridge, The "Pont en Bois",the longest wooden bridge in France.This bridge constructed for support the development of the timber industry, wood being a natural resource of the Crest region and develop the town northward and southward, according to demanding environmental criteria.
 
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The bridge designed by the partnership the  Crest City and other parties (the CNDB -National committee for the development of timber, the General Council of Drôme and the Regional Council, the State and the EU),   as an open-air wooden bridge with three spans. Total width between the guard-rails is 8 metres (two 2, 75 m ways for traffic and two 1,25 m pavements.) and total span its 100 metres.The estimated budget is 1.5 million €.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Centenary of Powered Flight – Australia 2010


On 09 March 2010, Australia Post celebrated the Centenary of Powered Flight  with issue the stamp set of  3 postage stamps depicted the model of aircraft. The issue stamps denominated in 55c, $1.45, and $2.10 .
In December 1903, at Kittyhawk, North Carolina, USA, the Wright brothers famously made the world’s first sustained flight in a powered aircraft. Similar attempts to fly were soon made in Australia by three persons, Colin Defries, John Duigan, Harry Houdini.
The issue stamps   commemorates three significant powered flights from Australia’s early aviation history.
 
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According to the criteria set by the Royal Aero Club of Great Britain, the first sustained, controlled flight in a powered aircraft was made by Englishman Colin Defries on 9 December 1909 at Victoria Park racecourse in Sydney. The plane was a modified Wright Model A named The Stella.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Inauguration of Suramadu Bridge – Indonesia - 2009


On 10 June 2009, the Indonesia Postal Authorities issued the stamp features the Suramadu Bridge. The issue stamps consist of 4 postage stamps to  inaugurate the bridge operation for public.

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The Suramadu  bridge is currently the longest bridge in the country and connects  the Surabaya City on the island of Java and the town of Bangkalan on the island of Madura in Indonesia. Suramadu is an abbreviation of Surabaya-Madura.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

British Formula 1 World Champions (Part II) – Guernsey

 

 

Guernsey Post has issued the second series of British Formula 1 on 27.10.2011. The issue stamps consist of 4 postage stamps and one miniature sheet.

Formula One cars are considered to be the fastest circuit-racing cars in the world, owing to very high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of aerodynamic downforce.

Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 360 km/h (220 mph) with engines limited in performance to a maximum of 18,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). The cars are capable of lateral acceleration in excess of 5 g in corners.
The performance of the cars is very dependent on electronics – although traction control and other driving aids have been banned since 2008 – and on aerodynamics, suspension and tyres. The formula has had much evolution and change through the history of the sport.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Landscape in Bình Thuận province



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The Vietnam Post issued the stamp series features the scene of landscape in Binh Thuan provinve, Vietnam on September 01, 2008.
The stamp  features which only one  depicts the typical image of Phan Thiết city with the Lê Hồng Phong bridge and the Phan Thiết water tower reflected in romantic Cà Ty river.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Vietnamese foods - 2008


On the 1st of February 2008, Vietnam Post issued the stamp series which  introduces traditional Vietnamese foods: Nem rán (Fried roll) and Phở  bò (Rice noodle soup with beef).

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2-1: Nem rán (Fried roll)
Fried roll is made from soften rice paper,  mixing meat, vegetable, and seasoning material. Soften rice paper by dipping, one at a time, into warm water. Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of filling in centre of each sheet, then fold up bottom over filling and fold sides over and roll up tightly. The filling consisted of the mixed  of meat, vegetable and other seasoning material which have been fried .
In a saucepan, heat oil, then fry rolls over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes or until golden on all sides.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Youth Olympic Games


Singapore as the first city to host this event from August 14 – 26, 2010.The vision of the Youth Olympic Games is to inspire young people between the ages of 14 -18 to participate in sport and adopt the Olympic values. Focussing on sport, education and culture, the vision also emphasises and encourages young people to play an active role in their communities.
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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Vietnamese bridges - 2002


On 27 September 2002, Vietnam Post issued the stamp series features the Vietnamese bridges. This issue consisted of 4 postage stamps, First Day Cover and Maxi Card. All issuances depicts the famous bridges of Vietnam like : Long Bien bridge, Truong Tien bridge, Song Han bridge, and My Thuan bridge.
 
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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Water, a natural treasure


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"Water, a natural treasure", is the theme chosen by POSTEUROP for its EUROPE 2001 stamps. It is a theme that focuses attention on a problem that is becoming very serious: the excessive heating of the Planet Earth and the indiscriminate use of natural resources is rarefying the presence of water more and more, to the point that the desert zone is expanding farther north all the time, with consequences and damage that could become irreparable for mankind and the environment in which he lives.

The message conveyed by the two stamps is clear:
- Water is a treasure to be preserved with all the care and attention such a treasure deserves; the concept is expressed by the safe full of water.
- In order to preserve water on the Planet we must safeguard those natural elements that are the source of life for water itself, such as the mountains.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

World Heritage in China


Since joining the International Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1985, China has 40 world heritage sites to date; of these 28 are cultural heritage sites, seven are natural heritage sites, and four are cultural and natural (mixed) sites, ranking third in the world.
Hong Kong Post issued the stamp series depicted the World Heritage in China, but only some like The Imperial Palace, Jiuzhaigou, The Old Town of Lijiang, Mausoleum of the  first Qin Emperor  , Mount of Huangshan, The Potala Palace.

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Jiuzhaigou National Park  (literally "Nine Village Valley") takes its name from the nine Tibetan villages along its length is a nature reserve in the north of Sichuan, a province in south western China. Jiuzhaigou's best-known feature is its dozens of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes and many multi-level waterfalls  and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.It belongs to the category V (Protected Landscape) in the IUCN system of protected area categorization.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Classic Cars of Norfolk Island

 
The cars depicted in this issue are well-loved models dating from 1952 to 1971 and are kept in pristine condition.These cars are used for weddings and street parades and on occasion the 1971 Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow, can be hired out to do a scenic tour around the Island and is chauffeured by David (Kik) Quintal, a well-known local identity who loves to tell the history of his Island home.
All cars are owned by local car buffs and have been imported into the Island over the years. This issue was designed by Mary Butterfield and issued by Norfolk Island Post .


 
Classic Cars Set 2008a  Ford Falcon XP –1965
The Ford Falcon is a full-size car which has been manufactured by Ford Australia since 1960.
The XP was the "make or break" Falcon: Ford's future in Australia depended on this car succeeding.

Ford's Deputy Managing Director Bill Bourke to :demonstrate the XPs strength by mercilessly driving a fleet of XP Falcons around its You-Yangs testing grounds for 70,000 miles at over 70 mph . The result is  the Falcon winning the prestigious Wheels Car of the Year award. 



Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Monumental Bridges of the Czech Republic


To commemorate the monumental bridges has been built in the Czech Republic, the special stamp feature that structure has been issued by the Czech Postal Administration on October 20, 2010. The stamp set comprised of two stamps depict the Stone Bridge in Pisek and The Cable stayed bridge-Mariansky Bridge.

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The Stone Bridge in Písek (also known as the Stag Bridge) is the oldest still standing stone bridge in Bohemia.
 
 
The bridge, spanning the Otava river, was the second stone bridge in Bohemia (after the already not existing Judith bridge in Prague). As one of the few medieval bridges, still standing and used in Central Europe, the stone bridge is a unique rarity. 


Monday, 28 November 2011

FLOWERS DEDICATED TO THE REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO



San Marino Post issued the three flower stamp  which dedicated to their country on April 5, 2011. This issue represented in one miniature sheet features the flower species, The Delphinium Belladonna, The Dianthus Carnation, and The Tea Rose.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Animal Assisted Therapy

 
The new field of Animal Assisted Therapy, which utilizes this connection to further human wellbeing, is rapidly growing and developing in Israel and throughout the world.  Therapeutic effect of "animals" , indicate the direct and indirect effects of this connection on a patient’s emotional, social and physiological state. The integration of animals into educational, treatment and rehabilitative frameworks is accelerating.

To promote the Animal assisted therapy,  Israel Post issued the stamp series depicts this method on September 08, 2009 . The stamp issued in 3 postage stamps with excited picture, what a wonderful relationship between human and animal.The three stamps display characters interacting affectionately with animals. The stamps and their tabs express the uniqueness of Animal Assisted Therapy, which allows patients to feel needed, meaningful, worthy and capable at every point throughout the process. 



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The Emotional Realm
Animals provide people with “unconditional” love, warmth and acceptance, grant them a sense of meaning and a source of security and pride, while also strengthening their sense of ability and self-image. Animals contribute to the development of self-awareness and awareness of others and to the development of feelings of compassion and empathy. 



 
They also induce a sense of calm, reduce stress and anxiety and diminish loneliness and  depression. Animals help to lessen feelings of anger, frustration and aggression and allow the fostering of self control and emotional adjustment.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Indigenous People on UNPA stamps - 2nd series


Indigenous people are the inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and way of relating to other people and to the environment.
The United Nations Postal Administration issued 18 commemorative the second set of stamps in a mini-sheet format of six stamps on the above theme, “ Indigenous people”, on 21 October 2010.

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Top row (from left to right) :Parabolic Earrings/Thailand, Princess of Rurutu/French Polynesia, Baby Powder Flower Power/Papua New Guinea.
Bottom row (from left to right):Big Blue/French Polynesia, Crocodile Kid on Ski Beach/Australia, Uncle Max at the Smoke Ceremony/Australia.

Friday, 18 November 2011

MODA ESPAÑOLA - ELIO BERHANYER

 
Espana Post  has issued the stamp series features Elo Berhanyer, fashion designer on October 20, 2011. This issue presented in one miniature sheet comprised of 4 single stamps depicts his work designed.
Elio Berenguer Ubeda, known as Elio Berhanyer in the fashion world, was born in Córdoba in 1929. At the age of 17 he moved to Madrid and began to work in fashion. In 1956 he became a couturier and opened his own atelier. His name soon became known abroad and in that same year he won the award to the best designer given by Cadillac in the U.S.
 
 
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Between 1960 and 1970 he presented his haute couture collection in the best catwalks and actress Ava Gardner, the countess of Romanones, queen Sofia and princess Pilar have worn his clothes.
Elio was one of the first designers to create a line of perfumes and accessories in 1969 and in this same year he also began to make prêt-à-porter in his same classic, elegant style. In 1973 he presented his first prêt-à-porter collection.
 
 
 
During this period of time he won the tender to design the uniform of Iberia staff, in 1982 he designed the hostesses’ uniform for the Football Cup and years later that of the staff of IFEMA. Throughout his career he has received the most prestigious design awards. 






Monday, 14 November 2011

Adventure Sports of Norfolk Island

 
There are many Adventure Sports enthusiasts on Norfolk Island. Then Norfolk Island Post to commemorate   this activities by issued the stamp series depicts many adventure sports on the 3rd of May 2007. This issue was designed by Rob Nisbet.
Boats have always played a role in life on Norfolk Island, however the kayak is quite new to the tourism industry. There are tours that take you kayaking to some remote places around the Island.

 
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Surfers and Wind Surfers definitely have their place here on Norfolk Island. On a summers day, and with a good breeze on the bay, you can generally catch a glimpse of a wind surfer heading through the passage between Emily and Slaughter Bays towards Nepean and Phillip Islands.

The local surfing lads can be seen on any given day waiting patiently for the right surf whether it be a fine day or otherwise. Such is the life of an Adventure Sports enthusiast.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

The New Zealand Experience


New Zealand  has a whole lot to offer – from breathtaking scenery to adrenalin-pumping activities and a cultural experience like no other.
New Zealand Post issued the six gummed stamp depicts a closer look at the experiences to be had in New Zealand .

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60c - The Great Outdoors
New Zealand is home to 14 national parks and an assortment of stunning walking tracks. From the golden shorelines of Abel Tasman​ to the mountainous terrain of Aoraki Mount Cook, there’s something to suit everyone from the casual walker to the serious tramper.




 
 

Friday, 11 November 2011

Landmark Bridges of Australia

 
On 2 March 2004, Australia Post  issue the stamp series features landmark bridges. This issue designed by Gary Domoney. The featured bridges in this commemorative stamp issue span Australia’s history and show a diversity of construction materials and styles ranging from the stone bridge of convict days to the engineering and architectural wonders of current times. The bridges are ‘landmarks’ because of their physical position and status, or their historic or engineering qualities. 

 
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Spanning the Macquarie River, the elegant Ross Bridge was completed in 1836 and is regarded as the finest masonry bridge of its period. It is renowned for its decorative carved stonework depicting Celtic symbols and images of contemporary figures.
 
  




Thursday, 10 November 2011

Renewable Energy

 
This special issue of four stamps illustrates the diversity of renewable energy production in Australia . The stamps issued on March 30, 2004 and designed by Sean Pethick .
Renewable energy is produced from sustainable sources such as the sun (solar), wind, water (hydro) and organic matter (biomass). Sustainable sources are those that are essentially inexhaustible or that are replenished quickly through natural processes.
Each of the renewable production methods featured on the stamps has been used in some form in Australia for some time. Yet renewable energy generation accounts for just nine per cent of our total power generation. More than 80 per cent of our energy comes from coal.
 
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Ghosts of Norfolk Island


Stories of ghosts on Norfolk Island abound throughout the history of the island. Therefore Norfolk Island Post issued the stamp series features this story in 4 single stamps with different of face value on June 26, 2007. This issue designed by Emily Ryves.
Norfolk’s unusual history has been painted with chilling stories that are still being told today.
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Monday, 7 November 2011

Pioneers of the Industrial Revolution



The stamps issued consists of eight stamps  in setenant pairs features the individuals of science and industry were  made the biggest impact on the UK’s Industrial Revolution . A shortlist of eight individuals was selected for their contribution to manufacturing and creating the infrastructure that allowed manufactured products to reach their markets. The selected pioneer are Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Richard Arkwright, Josiah Wedgwood, George Stephenson, Henry Maudslay, James Brindley, John Mc Adam.

 
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1st Class – Matthew Boulton – Manufacturing

(1728-1809) A Birmingham factory owner and engineer whose Soho works and capital facilitated the manufacture of James Watt’s steam engines. Boulton and Watt’s engines had all manner of applications, from powering manufacturing machinery to keeping mines drained.




Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Golf

 
The Australia Post has  issued the stamps features golf sport (stick, glove, cup,shoes) on September 27, 2011. This issuance has been supported the President Cup Tournament at Royal Melbourne on November 2011.

 
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In many countries golf is regarded as an elite sport, particularly as golf courses require expanses of land, often in urban areas In Australia plentiful space and our sporting culture has ensured a strong following of the sport.






 
 

Monday, 31 October 2011

The Exploring UK part I - 2011


Many iconic landmarks whether ancient and modern, spiritual and technological, featured in the unique special issue of the Exploring UK stamp series. This series will issue in two part . The first series issued on 13 October 2011, to be including 12 legendary landmarks, initially from A to L.The remain will be issued on next year 2012.


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The Angel of the North is a contemporary steel sculpture designed by Antony Gormley, which is located just outside Gateshead. Standing 20 metres  tall, with wings measuring 54 metres  across, the wings are angled 3.5º forward to create "a sense of embrace".

It stands on a hill on the southern edge of Low Fell, overlooking the A1 and A167 roads into Tyneside and the East Coast Main Line rail route, south of the site of Team Colliery.


Saturday, 22 October 2011

TOURIST PLACE of San Marino - 2011

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The souvenir sheet shows six views of San Marino: the San Francesco Gate, the Church of San Francesco, the Government Building, the First Tower, the Basilica del Santo and the Church of the Capuchin.  
At the bottom right the first stamp shows the San Francesco Gate, known also as the Porta del Loco, the ancient access gateway to the City of San Marino. To the left are the Church of San Francesco and the Government Building.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Artwork on San Marino stamps - 2010

 
The San Marino Post has issued the stamp series feature artwork of painting master on year 2010. The stamps comprised of 4 stamps depicted  artwork of Botticelli, Giorgione da Castelfranco Veneto,Caravaggio and Henry Rousseau.
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The € 1,00 stamp depicts Botticelli's work of art, “The Birth of Venus” (1485-88), commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici to adorn Villa di Castello in the Florentine countryside.
In this work, Botticelli uses cold, light colours, with a perfect harmony between the painting's linear rhythm and the plastic representation of the figures, the all immersed in an evanescent, dim light.
This painting, tempera on canvas (172,5 x 278,5 cm.), hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. 

Thursday, 20 October 2011

“650TH ANNIVERSARY OF KAUNAS”


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The Kauna Castle, firstly built in 1361 and 1362 destroyed by the Teutonic Knights. In 1401, the Kauna Castle was rebuilt by Vytautas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania.
Then Kaunas, being situated at the crossing of land and river trade routes, has become a prominent city of Lithuania. Within the period from 1919 until 1940, it was a provisional capital of the Republic of Lithuania. At present, Kaunas is the second largest city of Lithuania, the one which has set up the first radio station in Lithuania, established the first music school in the country, organized the first opera performance, held the first Lithuanian Song Festival, and etc.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

" FORESTS–Lithuania 2011 "


The Europa Stamp chosen theme of the year 2011 is Forests same as declared by UN that the year 2011 as the International year of Forests. This theme to raise awareness on the preservation, maintenance and conservation of forests. Therefore Lithuania Post issued the stamps depicted forests in two setenant stamps with logo of Europa on April 23, 2011.

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Forest have a great important role of economic, ecological and social in human life. Forests cover one-third of the world’s land area and constitute one of the most important elements of biosphere. They protect soil, human settlements and infrastructure, provide supplies of clean freshwater, help preserve and maintain biological variety, open up possibilities for quality recreation, and etc.
It is of crucial importance that forests produce oxygen and remove pollutants from the atmosphere.
Forests store carbon dioxide, the main type of gasses which cause the greenhouse effect; however, as a result of cutting, burning, and other adverse activities with regard to forests, they have become the main source of these gasses.
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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Medical Breakthroughs


The United Kingdom has led the world in medical research. The doctors and scientists have made numerous important breakthroughs. Therefore the Royal Mail commemorated their  research and have selected six of the most significant from the last 120 years.The stamps issued in six single stamps with non-uniform of face value on September 16, 2010.

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1st Class – Heart-regulating beta-blockers synthesised by Sir James Black, 1962.
Beta-blockers are used to treat several conditions, but are particularly useful in managing heart problems such as arrhythmia, and protecting the heart after heart attacks. Sir James Black synthesised Propranolol in 1962, the first beta-blocker, which revolutionised the medical management of hypertension and heart problems.


Thursday, 13 October 2011

“Quo Vadis” on the Polish stamp.

 
The Polish Post released six postal stamps in an ornamental sheet that features various sets of photographs from the film set of Quo Vadis on the 1st September 2001. The stamps issued with  the face value of PLN 1.00.  It is an ambition of Polish Post to issue the six chronologically stamps render the film's idea.
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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Medical Clown in Israel

 
The image of a clown entertaining a sick child in hospital that appears on the stamp has become the symbol of clown care in Israel and around the world. The stamp has issued by Israel Post on year 2009.
Clowning embraces silliness, joy and disarray, in clear contrast to the supreme seriousness of the medical profession. In the 1970’s Dr. Patch Adams, considered to be the founder of clown care, was determined to change doctors’ patronizing attitude toward their patients and to get them to see those patients as people, not just as cases.
 
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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Magical Realms on Stamps


To celebrate the importance of the myths and magic genre, which have been casting from the World of British Literature, the Royal Mail has issued the stamp series features the characters of the stories and legends that are so memorable and powerful.
The chosen stories are Discworld, Harry Potter, King Arthur, Narnia.The  stamps consist of 6 single value stamps and released on March 8th, 2011.The selected two leading figures from each story, with as many villains as heroes coming to the fore.

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2x1st Class – Rincewind and Nanny Ogg from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
The Discworld stories are represented in stamp form by Rincewind, the inept and cowardly wizard, who inadvertently saves the Discworld, and Nanny Ogg, an elderly witch whose singing voice can make birds fall from the sky.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Quality Of The Environment

 
The global warming phenomenon has attracted increasing attention among large numbers of the general public in recent years. The Earth’s average temperature has risen by 0.750C over the course of the past century.
The crux of the problem lies in the burning of fossil fuel materials, such as crude oil and coal, which emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, trapping heat close to the Earth.This increased temperature causes weather changes and extreme weather throughout the world.
 
 
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On June 30, 2009, Israel Post has issued the stamp series depicts symbolic images regarding to remind the Global warming phenomenon that focused to thee points : Geothermal Energy, Global Warming, and Solar Energy. All issued stamps have uniform nominal values.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Endangered Species–Leopard WWF

 

 

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Israel has the most diverse array of wildlife in the world, some 400 species of vertebrates live and procreate here, among them approximately 100 mammal species, 200 species of birds and 95 species of reptiles, in addition to 15,000-30,000 insect species and more. The statistics, were published in 1999, presented the condition of Israel’s wildlife called “Born to Nature”. During the 20th century, 22 species of vertebrates as well as four other sub-species became extinct from Israel.

The international World Wildlife Fund (WWF) organization was a partner of Israel Post to this philatelic project, issued 4 single stamps featured the Leopard, Panthera pardus saxicolor on October 26, 2010
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Friday, 29 July 2011

Portuguese Cheese–1st series


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In Portugal, cheese has certainly been produced since Neolithic times.
Cheese making, whichever the cheese, is an art. At least that is the case with hand-made cheese, intuitively worked by experienced hands, where knowledge is passed down from the mother to the shepherd’s daughter who attentively follows every details: The temperature of the hand, the curdling time, the turning of the cheeses and the changing of the bands, the pastures of broom or other graminaceous plants of the higher lands which greatly influence the flavour of the final product.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Classic Motorcycles of Malta


Motorcycle is very popular in Malta. The popularity is proven by the considerable number of its on Malta’s road. Motorcycles are cheaper to run and more practical form of transport, given the congested roads on Malta islands.
Regrettably, the Malta authorities have to this day failed to see the advantage of encouraging the use of two-wheeled transport.
Malta Post has chosen four models of motorcycles from a bygone era, at a time when Britain led the world in manufacturing motorcycles. The models featured on these stamps are a 1903 Minerva, a Matchless model, a Triumph model, and a Royal Enfield motorcycle.

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The stamp 1c/Euro 0.02 shown the Royal Enfield motorcycle,  a single-seated 1954 model which had been used by the General Post Office in Malta.This motorcycle was renowned for its beautifully balanced and very fine 350 cc engine, known as the bullet engine.

Peter Pan on Alderney’s stamp


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“Group of children swarm above London’s skyline”

Alderney Post celebrated the birth of JM Barrie by issued the stamp series feature the stunning artwork of David Wyatt which taken from the Barrie’s book Peter Pan and Wendy on November 4, 2010.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Spanish Fashion–Manuel Pertegaz

 
On October 15, 2010 , Espana Post has issued the special souvenir sheet that devoted to the famous couturier Manuel Pertegaz, the Spanish fashion series recalls one his most prominent designers.
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Manuel Pertegaz was born in Olbaid (Teruel).  At the age of 12 he began working as an apprentice in a tailor’s shop. He soon discovered his interest in women's fashion. He opened his first couture workshop in Barcelona on 1942. On that same year he presented his first collection characterized by an elegant and original style to which he has remained true throughout his long career. In 1948 he opened a store in Madrid and in 1954 presented his haute couture in the U.S. and in the best stores in New York, Boston, Atlanta and Philadelphia. He was awarded the “Couture Oscar“ by Harvard University.

Monday, 4 July 2011

50th Anniversary of the First Manned Space Flight


On April 12, 2011 the Ministry of Communications and Information of the Republic of Belarus has issued the stamp “50th anniversary of the first manned space flight”.The stamp design is granted to member countries of the Universal Postal Union on the occasion of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the flight of Yuri Gagarin.
 
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Yuri Gagarin was born in the village of Klushino near Gzhatsk (now in Smolensk Oblast, Russia), on 9 March 1934.In his youth, Gagarin became interested in space and planets.  He married with Valentina Goryacheva in 1957, after gaining his pilot's wings in a MiG-15.
In 1960, after the search and selection process, Yuri Gagarin was chosen with 19 other pilots for the Soviet space program.







Saturday, 18 June 2011

Resorts in Paradise

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Vanuatu Post issued the special stamp features their resorts to support the Vanuatu Tourism Office on August 27, 2008.
Vanuatu offers a unique South Pacific experience with its tourism industry now setting the standard for the whole Pacific as a must-see for visitors internationally. To meet demand, which has been greatly assisted by Air Vanuatu’s promotional efforts, the stunning resorts of Vanuatu and the Vanuatu Tourism Office have united to offer first class accommodation and service standards, second-to-none.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Toys on Malta’s stamp

Whatever the explanations or definition, toys have evolved over the years from the traditional ball of cloth, primitive wooden sailing boats and push-carts constructed out of wooden soap boxes to the sophisticated and fully computerised marvels so beloved of children and adult today.
Malta Post has issued the delightful stamp to capture the spirit of bygone age on the year 1998. This explanation's of each stamp have related with the various toys which provided by Mr. Vincent Brown of the Toy Museum (the Pomskizillious Museum of Toys, Gozo Island)

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The stamp shown a tin toy delivery van made in England by Chadvalley in 1930s. a tin toy motorcycle with driver on it, made in Germany in the 1950s by P.N (Niedermayer), and a tin toy clockwork racing car made in Japan during the same period by Alps.