Monday, 31 January 2011

Natural Resources. The Soil

On September 12, 2009 Argentine Post issued the stamps feature the nature resources for the human life.The issued set comprised of two stamps and the featured images can remind human to keep and improve their habitat so the human can live without disaster.
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Representation of wetland soil
Erosion process by no conservation management: the impact of the rains, reduced infiltration, drained of excess, the formation of ruts and gullies (or trenches). Soil profile showing the layers that comprise it.Soil conservation practices or recovered through various technologies and appropriate handling, farming terraces, drainage hardcover, high vegetation, pastures for livestock and remnants of trees and shrubs.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Bicycles

Bulgaria Post issued the souvenir sheet which composed one stamp featured bicycles on March 31, 2009. The stamp was designed by Stoyan Dechev.

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Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide, twice as many as automobiles. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for such uses as children's toys, adult fitness, military and police applications, courier services and bicycle racing.The invention of the bicycle has had an enormous impact on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

BAILES Y DANZAS POPULARES

On September 14, 2009, Espana Post issued the stamps devoted to El Candil and Las Seguidillas, depict different steps of these folk dances performed by dancers in their traditional costumes wearing hats and scarves.
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El Candil takes its name from the fiestas held by candlelight and oil lamps long before electricity. It is a typical dance from the region of Extremadura and specially famous in the town of Olivenza (Badajoz).
It is said to have a Portuguese origin and is performed by a group of dancers in a circle making slow movements at the beginning and getting faster progressively with cheerful hammering of the heels on the floor and clapping from the public. The purpose of these gatherings was for young men and women to meet and the common way to ask a woman to dance was saying “please”.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

ARQUITECTURA 2009

On September 9, 2009 , Espana Post issued the Architecture series is comprised of six stamps devoted to the Puente de Los Tilos in the island of La Palma, the Canal de Castilla and some other four ones making up the souvenir sheet depicting the four towers of a new business centre near the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, amongst which the two known as Cristal and Espacio.
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The Puente de los Tilos, is a bridge built by engineers Santiago Pérez-Fadón Martinez and José Emilio Herrero Beneítez and their team near San Andrés y Sauces in the island of La Palma (Canary Islands). It was inaugurated on the 18th December 2004 and it consists of a 255m span arch. The arch and spandrel piers are made of high resistance concrete. The length of the bridge is 357 m and stands more than 150m high over the del Agua gully. With this bridge, the authors broke the span record in the building of concrete arches in Spain.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Armenian National Musical Instruments -Kamancha

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On October 27, 2007, Armenia Post issued the second series of The Armenian National Musical Instruments, Kamancha.
National bow-stringed musical instrument, ball-shaped body of which is covered with membranous. It is widely spread in Transcaucasia, Iran and other neighbour countries. Four-stringed kamancha, which is now popluar in Armenia, is the reconstructed version by well-known Armenian musicians.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Vintage Cars of Iceland

To commemorate the first car imported to Iceland , Iceland Post issued the specific stamps features Chevrolet Bel Air 1955 and Volkswagen 1952 on year 2004.
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The first motor car was imported to Iceland in 1904. Car imports did not begin to any extent until 1913 when the first T-Ford model came to the country. Up until 1920 cars became considerably more numerous in Reykjavik and in the early twenties around 170 cars had been imported to Iceland, most of the Ford and Overland models. Among other types of cars were Maxwell, Saxon, Chevrolet and Buick.
In 1925 the use of cars had become quite common in Reykjavík with imports steadily increasing. In 1930 1434 cars had been registered in the country. Restrictions on car imports were lifted in 1960, and since that time the number of cars in Iceland has multiplied.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

The Imagine Peace Tower

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Iceland Post issued the single stamp presented The Imagine Peace Tower or The Peace Tower on year 2007.

The Imagine Peace Tower is a work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. The artwork was dedicated on October 9th 2007, which is Lennon’s birthday.

The Peace Tower symbolizes Lennon’s and Ono’s struggle for world peace which began in the sixties. At the base of the Tower the words “Imagine Peace” are engraved in 24 languages.

It is composed of a tall and strong tower of light that will appear every year and be visible from October 9th until December 8th, the day of Lennon’s death. In addition the Light Tower will appear on some special occasions. The Peace Tower stands on a platform 17m in diameter. At the centre of the platform the light emerges from a cylindrical Wishing Well, 4m in diameter and 2m high. The strength, intensity and brilliance of the light tower continually changes with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland. The electricity for the light comes entirely from the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant.

International Day for The Protection of The Ozone Layer.

Serbia Post has issued the commemorative stamp concerned the International Day of the Protection of the Ozone Layer on year 2007. This stamp features the hands to protect the UV solar rays.
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The ozone layer protects the whole living world on our planet from the UVB and UVC solar rays. Its depletion is leading to more cases of skin cancer, cataracts, damaged immunological system, climate change and disturbance of the global ecosystem.
Considering the importance of the ozone layer protection, the United Nations General Assembly, during its 49th plenary session, on 19th December 1994, has proclaimed the 16th September the International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. Until nowadays, more than 190 countries have signed and ratified the Montreal protocol which is one of the most successful international agreements of global importance.The ozone over the Antarctic should recover 15 years later because of special climate conditions.
Serbia is the signatory of the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol and is significantly contributing to its successful realization.
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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Ferrari

Gibraltar Post has issued the sport car stamp series, Ferrari ,one of the most known as racing car in Formula One. The stamp set comprised of six single stamps and presented in one souvenir sheet, stamp sets, and sheet-let of each stamp.
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Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has had great success.
The first Ferrari road car was the 1947 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine; Enzo Ferrari reluctantly built and sold his automobiles to fund Scuderia Ferrari.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Nature Protection of UNESCO - Biosphere Reserve Lower Morava

Czech Post issued the miniature sheet that comprised of 5 stamps depicted flora fauna ( bird, butterfly, flower, reptile etc) with background of beautiful landscape, Biosphere Reserve Lower Morava on September 1, 2010.
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In 2003 the Committee of the International Coordination Council of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme in Paris approved the extension of the Pálava Biosphere Reserve (designated in 1986) to include the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape and the floodplain forests at the confluence of the Morava and Dyje rivers. The newly designated area, covering over 300km2, was renamed the Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve.

Easter 2006 of Slovakia - The Celebration of Spring


The customs and traditions followed in spring-inspired folklore were based on the magical attributes given to the symbols of the coming spring. These customs pervaded most deeply into Easter folklore and as such remain until this day a living tradition.

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One of the main symbols of Easter and the coming spring is a type of whip made of young green spring twigs. Tradition stipulates that this symbolises hidden strength, youth, health, and vigour. All these attributes may purportedly be transferred to those at the receiving end of a light whipping. An egg as the seed of a new life became the representation of hope, birth, harvest, fertility, and the return of spring and sun. 









Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Centenary of Scouting.

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Argentine Post have celebrate the Centenary of Scouting on year 2007 by issuing the specific stamp features the activities of Scout such as Camping and related act of preparing to fire, patrol trained to perform an activity and togetherness to build a camp. Scout activities can build the attitude of share, responsibility and tolerance .

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Joy N’ Caring on stamps

Singapore Post issued the occasional stamp series to accommodate and improving the friendship of people. The stamp feature picture to express the emotion of Joy and Caring : helping hand, togetherness, beauty of caring heart.

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The occasional stamps are media to express the emotion of friendship, even now the internet have used for this matter.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

SPANISH POPULAR DANCES

On year 2009, Spain Post issued The “Popular Dances” stamp series to widespread the rich folklore of Spanish culture is on this occasion devoted to the Sardana and the Jota.
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La Jota,
The Jota is the most popular dance in Spanish folklore, spreading from North to South across the country. It is performed in pairs, with dancers facing each other and exchanging positions with small precise steps. The plucking of the feet requires great skill and liveliness which results in steps of great beauty.
It has three different parts. The first part begins with a small group doing some introductory singing and the couple taking up their positions waiting for the proper song to begin , meanwhile in the middle part the dancing takes place and the dancers are accompanied by castanets and drums and in the final part, dancers perform with vigorous and faster steps.