Monday, 28 February 2011

Renewable Energy in Namibia

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Namibia has issued the stamp series depicted the renewable energy effort of their country in one souvenir sheet. There are solar energy , biogas energy and wind energy.

A solar home system provides an individual household with a basic electricity service using the sun as a source of power.Solar powered -street lights are suitable solution for lighting in outdoor area.A solar cooker captures the Sun’s heat and uses it for cooking, boiling and baking.

The Biogas Digester produces combustible gas. For 93% of Namibia's rural households, wood is main source for cooking. A huge amount of wood is consuming yearly.Therefore a solar cooker is one of solution to reduce the consuming of wood yearly.

Namibia has installed about 30,000 wind-water pumps and used for commercial and communal farming. In particular photovoltaic technologies, telecommunication of Namibia have been used solar energy for several decades. Solar water-pumps are ideal due to high solar irradiation.

Every living organism uses energy to process raw materials and in doing so, often produces some form of waste.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Love sign on Slovenian stamp

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A love inscription in a memory book is a rare exception. In the times when memory books were at the height of their popularity, love was not expressed in such a public fashion. To help a more discreet demonstration of your sympathies and more, the Slovenian Post issued the stamp on January 28, 2011.
Whether you declare your love silently or vocally, all of you who are in love with someone who can receive your message with the help of Slovenian Post have a great opportunity. The stamp will help send your kiss to the right person.
The stamp alone will convey the message to the person to whom you intend to reveal your secret love. Furthermore, the stamp is suitable for anyone who has been thinking for some time about stuffing into an envelope that half-written story or collection of love poems that you have been writing in secret for years, or a fluffy bunny, chocolate candies, a stone from your travels or a scarf scented with your favourite fragrance. The stamp will be a great excuse for sending something to that special someone.
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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Made in Italy dedicated to Guido Berlucchi

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Within the presenting stamp in “Made in Italy” series, Italy Post issued stamp dedicated to the Guido Berlucchi wine making group on November 5, 2010.
On the right-hand side, there is a close-up of the first bottle of Pinot di Franciacorta produced by the Guido Berlucchi wine-making group in 1961, and on the left, the logo for the 50th anniversary; in the background, one can see the building Palazzo Lana Berlucchi di Borgonato di Corte Franca.The words “MADE IN ITALY”, “ITALIA”, and the denomination “€ 0,60” complete the stamp .
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Monday, 21 February 2011

Slovenian puppets

Slovenia Post issued the stamp series feature their puppetry tradition on May 28, 2005. The issuance stamps consisted of 5 stamps with recognised heroes of the Slovenian puppet creativity and uniform face of value 0.92E.

It has to be pointed out that the added technological sketches on the stamp illustrations are only a symbolic orientation, especially with the shadow puppets and the marionettes.
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The oldest known puppet technique in Slovenia was the technique of rod puppets. In Prlekija these puppets were called lileki. The word represents empty snake skin which describes picturesquely the fundamentality of these puppets – a coat and a hat hanging on a wooden cross.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Contemporary Architecture of Liechtenstein

The second issue of the “Contemporary Architecture” series of stamps issued on March 2010 by Liechtenstein Post , draws attention specifically to buildings which originated in Liechtenstein at the beginning of this millennium and which because of their function lead a somewhat secluded life away from heavily used streets and far from the gaze of culturally discerning tourists.

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The first stamp shows the “natural-gas filling station” in Vaduz (face value CHF 2.60), built in 2001 for the Liechtenstein government by architects EFFEFF of Vaduz.

The need to construct this building, which is popularly dubbed the “spaceship”, arose from the government’s decision to put its faith in buses fuelled by natural gas. Generating the pressure needed for fuelling these natural-gas busses requires a compressor station and filling station, the geometry of which must allow for the busses’ turning circle. So it was that in the middle of the Vaduz business district an extraordinary- looking structure came into being whose special aesthetic properties are particularly evident at night.

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The second stamp depicts a futuristic-looking building which stands alone at Rhine level outside the bustling centre of Schaan: the transformer station of the Liechtenstein Electric Power Authority (face value CHF 3.60).

This building, created by the architect Marcel Ferrier of St. Gallen, consists of a cylinder over whose outer shell there is a 72 m² large shield of dark photovoltaic panels, which follows the course of the sun on rails and in optimum solar exposure generates up to 4.3 kWh of electricity. Another distinctive feature of the building are its arched twelve-metre-wide and five metre high sliding doors.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

The New 7 Wonders of the World

The New Seven Wonders of the World is a project that attempts to revive the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a list of modern wonders. Gibraltar Post has been commemorated this project by issued the stamp series depicted all of those new wonders.
The origin of the idea of seven wonders of the world dates back to Herodotus (484 BC - 425 BC) and Callimachus (305 BC - 240 BC), who made lists which included the Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and Lighthouse of Alexandria. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza is still standing. The other six were destroyed by earthquake, fire or other reasons.
The 7 New Wonders are the Colosseum (Italy); Christ Redeemer statue (Brazil); the Great Wall of China; Petra (Jordan); Chichen Itza (Mexico); Machu Picchu (Peru) and the Taj Mahal (India).


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Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world.The statue is 39.6 metres tall, including its 9.5 meter pedestal, and 30 metres wide. It weighs 635 tonnes , and is located at the peak of the 700-metre Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.
A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

“Made in Italy” dedicated to Alfa Romeo

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Italy Post has issued two stamps in the “Made in Italy” regular series, dedicated to Alfa Romeo on the centenary of its foundation on March 2010.
The issuance stamps feature, respectively, the first car built by Alfa Romeo, the “24 HP 1910”, and the new Giulietta model, inspired by the car produced in the 1950s. They are designed to represent the journey from the past to the present, and both illustrations also feature the logo of the centenary of Alfa Romeo. The tab, placed between the two stamps, shows the Alfa Romeo crest, the logo of the centenary and the two car models, just visible in the background. The words “MADE IN ITALY”, “ALFA ROMEO”, “ITALIA” and the denomination “€ 0,60” complete each stamp
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Friday, 18 February 2011

THE ANEMONE FLOWER OF CYPRUS

Cyprus Post issued the Anemone Flower stamp series and comprised of 4 stamps with multi colour background. The stamp set feature the Anemone Coronaria flower with purple, white, red and pink colour.


 
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Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone, Spanish marigold, "dağ lalesi" in Turkish, "Calanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region.









 


Thursday, 17 February 2011

Endangered Wildlife of Argentina

Concerning the endangered wildlife, Argentine Post issued the stamp series consist of two stamps depicts the endangered species, Crowned Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus), and Land Tortoise (Chelonoidis chilensis) which are found in Argentina.
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The Crowned Solitary Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus), known as the Crowned Eagle is an endangered bird of prey from eastern and central South America. The Crowned Solitary Eagle lives in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. It tends to live in open woodland and marshland. It is a predator, and it preys on small mammals, snake,fish, monkeys, and occasionally birds.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

D-Day 60th Anniversary

On june 24, 2006 Gibraltar Post to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of D-Day during the Second World War by issued the stamp set consisted of 4 stamps and one souvenir sheet that features the war at the time and photo of Dwight D.Eishenhower.
During the Second World War ,Gibraltar become an important British naval base as it guarded the narrow entrance to the Western Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. As a result it was frequently bombed by the Luftwaffe. It was also attacked by the airforce of the Vichy regime in reprisal for the British attacks on the French fleet in July 1940. On November 7th 1942, General Eisenhower had a secret meeting in Gibraltar with General Henri Giraud to discuss Operation Torch for the invasion of North Africa.
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D-Day order by Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 6th 1944

Monday, 14 February 2011

100 Years of Powered Flight

Gibraltar Post issued the stamp set to celebrates 100 years of powered flight on year 2003. The celebration was made to commemorate to the Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) as the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903 near the Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S
The Wrights built the aircraft in 1903 using 'giant spruce' wood as their construction material. The wings were designed with a 1-in-20 camber. Since they could not find a suitable automobile engine for the task, they commissioned their employee Charlie Taylor to build a new design from scratch. A sprocket chain drive, borrowing from bicycle technology, powered the twin propellers, which were also made by hand.The Flyer was a canard biplane configuration.
Their flight has been changing the world. Its a great invention.This matter influence the development of technology. Its have been grown up and great influence to the human life in the world.
The stamp set comprised of 6 stamps and feature the following images:
The Wright Flyer (Kitty Hawk) airplane, flown by Orville Wright, officially the first powered flight on 17th December 1903, recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale as "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight";
Charles Lindbergh and 'The Spirit of St Louis' in the first Transatlantic flight on May 21st 1927;
The Boeing 314 (Clipper) with the first transatlantic mail service on May 20th 1939;
The Saunders Roe SARO-21 Windhover Amphibian on the first scheduled service from Gibraltar to Tangiers on September 1931;
The British Airways Concorde, the first supersonic passenger airplane from January 1976 and
NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia, the first space shuttle to fly into Earth orbit in April 1981.
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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Enlargement of the EU

Gibraltar Post issue the stamp set celebrating the enlargement of the EU with the membership of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in 2003. Flowers from each country are depicted on the stamps.

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The flowers featured are the Rue of Lithuania (30p), the Maltese Centaury of Malta (40p), the Dogrose of Slovakia (42p) and the Scented Thyme of the Czech Republic (54p).

Friday, 11 February 2011

Europa 2003 'Festivals'

Festivals, of many types, serve to meet specific needs, as well as to provide entertainment. On year 2003, Europe stamp chosen the theme “Festivals” for all stamps belonging of Europa Stamp organization. Therefore Gibraltar Post issued the festival stamp series in 4 single stamp .

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The Europa 2003 'Festivals' set focuses on the major cultural festivals in Gibraltar each year, the Drama festival, the Spring Festival, the Art Festival and the Dance Festival.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Peter Pan on stamps

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Burkina Faso Post issued the stamps series featured Peter Pan in one beautiful sheetlet. The issuance depicted all characters of Peter pan’s story and related flora fauna.
Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937).

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Ducks Decoys on stamps

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Canada Post has issued the stamp series feature duck decoy in one souvenir sheet composed of 4 stamps.The sheet has beautiful image and fully colour.
A duck decoy is a man-made object resembling a real duck. Duck decoys are sometimes used in duck hunting to attract real ducks.
Duck decoys were historically carved from wood, but more recently are also made of plastic. They are usually painted, often elaborately and very accurately, to resemble various kinds of waterfowl.
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Monday, 7 February 2011

EUROPE GASTRONOMY of Poland -Osceypek

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Polish Post as a member of PostEurope, the Association of European Public Post Operators has the honour to present you a next post stamp issued in the framework of the set Europe.



The subject of this year issue is the art of good cooking. On the presented stamp you can see a picture of a cheese called “Oscypek” coming from a mountain region of Poland, Podhale.

Oscypek is produced from centuries in highlanders’ shepherd’s sheds in the period from May to the turn of September and October, when the sheep are grazing on the mountain pastures. For one cheese weighting about one kilogram it is necessary to have 6 to 7 liters of milk.
In professional language Oscypek belongs to the family of cheeses made of scorched substance specific to Mediterranean countries. Among the cheeses produced by the shepherds from the mountain Karpaty, Oscypek from the region of Podhale is specific for its shape and color and also for its flavor.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

“World of Toys” on the Polish stamps

For over 50 years now June 1st is celebrated as Children's Day. On this occasion Polish Post is issuing triangular post stamps with toys. The infrequently used triangular shape is for sure a windfall for philatelists .
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The two issued post stamps present colourful, whirling objects: a pin-wheel and a peg-top.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Lighthouses of Poland - The first issued.

On May 29, 2006, the Polish Post has issued the Lighthouses stamp series in the first time and comprised of 4 stamps in one souvenir sheet.
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A fire burning on the seaside had for ages helped sailors to safely find their way to the port. The oldest known lighthouse, one of the seven world wonders of the ancient world, was built around 280 BC on the Faros Island. The light range of the old, fire lighthouses was not large up to the 19th century, when gas light, and then electric light, was invented. Today, in the age of the GPS satellite navigation, lighthouses are slowly becoming only a romantic element of the seaside landscape.

Friday, 4 February 2011

The Lighthouses of Poland–The Second Issued.

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In the year 2007, the Polish Post present the next four stamps of the second lighthouses series with examples of these beautiful ancient constructions from Hel, Kołobrzeg, Rozewie and Gdańsk. All of them are touristically attractive and available for the visitors.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

“The Day of My Life” on stamps

The Polish Post presents a series of three stamps under the joint title "The Day of My Life" on March 30, 2007
Anyone of us has sometimes a real day of his/hers life, the most happy one indeed. Some of them remain unknown to anybody but us, while there are other such days, when we want to share our joy and happiness with all our friends, relatives, or beloved ones.

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These stamps will become a way to express the sympathy in your correspondence and a kind of heartful gift rather than yet another formal confirmation of mailing expenses.

The Beijing Olympic Games on the Polish stamps.

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From 8 to 24 August 2008 the eyes of the world are turned to the city of Beijing. In 2001, the International Olympic Committee decided to appoint the Chinese capital as the site of the summer Olympic games. The location has been the reason for much controversy. China is a fascinating country with an inspiring history and a rich culture, and also a global economic power. But it is also a state where the system of government and the observance of human and civil rights have long been contested by the international opinion.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Bridges in Poland

A bridge is one of the earliest humans' ideas to overrule nature. The first bridges used to be as simple as spans of wooden logs fallen across a stream or precipice. Later they were made of ropes, beams and stones, and finally as sophisticated structures of iron, concrete and steel. Bridges are important elements of architecture; they are designed for transportation and strategic purposes.
The Polish Post presents a series of 4 stamps with famous Polish bridges constructed in the 19th, 20th and 21st century. The oldest one is a railway bridge in Toruń, and the other bridges are: Poniatowski Bridge in Warsaw, a welded bridge near Łowicz and Siekierkowski Bridge - the newest one in Warsaw. The stamps were printed in sheets of 4 stamps of each type.

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Bridge in Maurzyce
The first welded bridge in the world was designed by engineer Stefan Bryła in 1928. It was built on the Słudwia river (left Bzura's tributary). Welding significantly decreased the bridge's weight; earlier steel elements used to be joined by rivets or bolts. The bridge's weight is 55 tons.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Beauty of the parenthood

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The Polish Post issued the stamp feature the importance of the family on May 31st, 2000. The stamp was designed by Dariusz Litwiniec .

The human life is the highest good. The Polish Post realizes conclusions of The Polish Federation of the Health Protection Movements and the Deputy of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Antoni Szymański, and it hopes that the issue of the stamp entitled "Beauty of the Parenthood" will help increase the respect for life and family.

Family is foundation for development of the nation character. Therefore the improvement of parenthood ,which exist in the among family, is most importance step to achieve a better family. With better families of country can help the health of the society of nation.