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.

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.

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.