Friday, 27 May 2011

Whale Watching of Niue

Niue is renowned as one of the best locations in the world to view humpback whales. Many humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)shelter in the deep waters of the bays around Avatele and Tamakautoga. Between the months of June and October, the whales are often visible for hours on end, sometimes a mere 50 metres from the water’s edge.
The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is an acrobatic animal, often breaching and slapping the water. Males produce a complex song, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes and is repeated for hours at a time.
Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 25,000 kilometres each year. Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to tropical or sub-tropical waters to breed and give birth in the winter.
During the winter, humpbacks fast and live off their fat reserves. The species' diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. Humpbacks have a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the bubble net feeding technique.
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Nafa as known as the underside flukes of mature female. This part depicted on the 80c stamp. Each individual whale can be identified by the unique markings on their tails, which are used by researchers to develop the history information.

Romantic of Vanuatu -2009

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Romantic places are one of favourites choice for couples to visit for their honeymoons or weekend. The places characterized with the exist of white sandy beaches and many trees surround it. Its not crowded place sometimes like hidden place but have a beautiful scene. In relation with the promotion of Vanuatu country, Air Vanuatu is proud to be associated with Vanuatu Post’s first stamp series of 2009 – “Romantic Vanuatu”,the beautiful stamp series that features the romantic places has to come for young couple of the world.
The stamp series launched on 28th January showcases Vanuatu’s romantic locations and Vanuatu’s growing status as the premier wedding and honeymoon destination. Vanuatu’s national carrier offers romantic holiday packages to suit everyone. From stunning locations such as Champagne Beach on Santo, to private resorts in Port Vila, Vanuatu’s 83 islands are waiting to share the romance with you.
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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Asian Arts on Czech Republic Stamps

The Czech Post has issued the art stamp series on March 18, 2009. The chosen art are the Asian art from China and Indonesia. The stamps are comprised of two stamp depicts a paint art from Lu Tung Pin of China and a detail of a scene from hindu mythology of Bali, Indonesia. The graphic designer of stamp is Martin Srb.
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The Immortal Lü Tung Pin, Chinese painter, (14th-15th cent.), National Gallery in Prague - Collection of Oriental Arts in Zbraslav.
Chinese culture draws on three philosophical systems - taoism, confucianism and buddhism.
The taoist tradition abounds in numerous legendary figures gifted with miraculous abilities, and tales of their doings occur in many chronicles and legends, folk tales as well as literary works, but also in paintings.
The so-called Eight Immortals (Pa Sien), established as early as in the era of the Jüan dynasty (1279-1368), have been so frequent in the Chinese literary and art tradition that they have become a part of the Chinese folklore.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Gastronomy–San Marino 2005

Gastronomy as a topic for the Europe 2005 stamps suggested by the Europa Club.This subject is very interesting and the Republic of San Marino had already chosen to deal with it in 2003 with the sheet called “I Sapori della Nostra Terra” (Flavours from our Country), which presented various specialities ranging from starters to desserts.
These two stamps aim at presenting the products in their most genuine and truly gastronomic aspects: the € 0.62 stamp shows a basket full of differently shaped bread in front of a classical wood-burning oven, whereas the € 1.20 stamp is set in a classical cellar furnished with ancient containers and decorated barrels.
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Life at the Sea Coast (Aquaculture)


Foroyar Post issued the stamp series featured the life at the Sea Coast or Aquaculture in the Faroes Islands on March 24, 2010. The stamp represented in miniature sheet comprised of two stamps.This issuance to be included in the Nordic stamp series.

Faroese society combined farming and fishing from the earliest times up to the second half of the 19th century. The people of the Faroes lived by farming and by catching fish, birds and whales. Then hunting developed to a greater extent than did farming, which almost disappeared. This development continued until about 40 years ago when a completely new type of farming arose: aquaculture.
Aquaculture is "farming", meanwhile fishing is "hunting". Each of these two lifestyles represents its own social system and basic culture. Aquaculture depends on modern technology and up-to-date research to a considerable extent and has therefore never before been possible.


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The social system is the same as we are familiar with from ancient times: people want to control nature and adapt it to enable them to create permanent settlements. And even though modern fishing is also dependent on the latest technology and research, in principle it follows the time-honoured pattern of the hunter-gatherer society in that it follows the animals it hunts.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Tourism–San Marino 2004

In relating to the theme of Europa Stamp 2004, San Marino Post has issued two stamp with differ face value.The images chosen to represent this set of stamps were drawn by the master artist Ro Marcenaro and depict original and amusing means of transportation with equally eccentric names: Autoshipplane (€ 0,45) and Boatcampertrainbus (€ 0,80).
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Monday, 16 May 2011

Work of Art on stamps

The Czech Postal Administration has issued the stamp features the art painting by Czech painter on November 10, 2010. The stamps issued comprised of three stamp with different face value. They featured the art of Milops Jiranek, Karel Spillar, and Karel Skreta.
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Miloš Jiránek, also known as Václav Zedník, was a Czech painter, art reviewer, writer and translator. His paintings were mostly influenced by impressionism. He studied at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.
Jiránek was one of the leaders of the generation of founders of Czech modern art emerging in the course of 1890s. The main features of the new generation were their critical approach to the servitude of art with respect to ideology; calling for the creative freedom of individuals and for autonomous art thinking.
The struggle for emancipation of Czech art life found its expression in the establishment of the Mánes Union of Fine Arts (1887) and the art magazine Volné směry (1896).

Miloš Jiránek's work as a painter remained for a long time in the shadow of his activities as an art reviewer and organizer. The quality of his graphic art, tragically ended by his premature death at the age of 36 years, has not yet been fully appreciated.
The series of his masterpiece White Studies is an original synthesis of the impressionist method with an intimist atmosphere, with a well-balanced composition of colours and shapes.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tallinn Zoo of Estonia

On March 26, 1997, the Estonia Post to commemorate the participation of Tallinn Zoo of Estonia in to the EEPs programmes. The issued stamp in sheetlet consist of 6 stamps depicted the endangered species in the wild.
The European Endangered Species Programme -EEP- organization which works under the auspices of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) has coordinated captive breeding programmes, it aims to save endangered species from extinction in the wild. The Tallinn Zoo participates in 25 EEPs, and is international coordinator of two of them.
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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Smile of the World

Smile is an expression denoting pleasure, happiness, or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it is known as a grimace. Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion.

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The Poland Postal Administration has issued the special stamp features the people of the world in smiling expression. The photography of the human’s smiling face which are taken shot by the photographer Elzbieta Dzikowska .The stamps consist of six single stamps with different face value . The very nice picture to express how is importance that smile in the communication of people in the world.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Thailand’s Toy stamp series

Toys provide entertainment while fulfilling an educational role. Toys enhance cognitive behaviour and stimulate creativity. They aid in the development of physical and mental skills which are necessary in later life.Toys, and play in general, are important when it comes to growing up and learning about the world around us.
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In relation with the urgency of toys for children, Thailand has issued the stamp features toys as commemorative stamps which comprised of six uniform value single stamps on year 2010.
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