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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