Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Classic Cars of Norfolk Island

 
The cars depicted in this issue are well-loved models dating from 1952 to 1971 and are kept in pristine condition.These cars are used for weddings and street parades and on occasion the 1971 Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow, can be hired out to do a scenic tour around the Island and is chauffeured by David (Kik) Quintal, a well-known local identity who loves to tell the history of his Island home.
All cars are owned by local car buffs and have been imported into the Island over the years. This issue was designed by Mary Butterfield and issued by Norfolk Island Post .


 
Classic Cars Set 2008a  Ford Falcon XP –1965
The Ford Falcon is a full-size car which has been manufactured by Ford Australia since 1960.
The XP was the "make or break" Falcon: Ford's future in Australia depended on this car succeeding.

Ford's Deputy Managing Director Bill Bourke to :demonstrate the XPs strength by mercilessly driving a fleet of XP Falcons around its You-Yangs testing grounds for 70,000 miles at over 70 mph . The result is  the Falcon winning the prestigious Wheels Car of the Year award. 



Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Monumental Bridges of the Czech Republic


To commemorate the monumental bridges has been built in the Czech Republic, the special stamp feature that structure has been issued by the Czech Postal Administration on October 20, 2010. The stamp set comprised of two stamps depict the Stone Bridge in Pisek and The Cable stayed bridge-Mariansky Bridge.

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The Stone Bridge in Písek (also known as the Stag Bridge) is the oldest still standing stone bridge in Bohemia.
 
 
The bridge, spanning the Otava river, was the second stone bridge in Bohemia (after the already not existing Judith bridge in Prague). As one of the few medieval bridges, still standing and used in Central Europe, the stone bridge is a unique rarity. 


Monday, 28 November 2011

FLOWERS DEDICATED TO THE REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO



San Marino Post issued the three flower stamp  which dedicated to their country on April 5, 2011. This issue represented in one miniature sheet features the flower species, The Delphinium Belladonna, The Dianthus Carnation, and The Tea Rose.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Animal Assisted Therapy

 
The new field of Animal Assisted Therapy, which utilizes this connection to further human wellbeing, is rapidly growing and developing in Israel and throughout the world.  Therapeutic effect of "animals" , indicate the direct and indirect effects of this connection on a patient’s emotional, social and physiological state. The integration of animals into educational, treatment and rehabilitative frameworks is accelerating.

To promote the Animal assisted therapy,  Israel Post issued the stamp series depicts this method on September 08, 2009 . The stamp issued in 3 postage stamps with excited picture, what a wonderful relationship between human and animal.The three stamps display characters interacting affectionately with animals. The stamps and their tabs express the uniqueness of Animal Assisted Therapy, which allows patients to feel needed, meaningful, worthy and capable at every point throughout the process. 



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The Emotional Realm
Animals provide people with “unconditional” love, warmth and acceptance, grant them a sense of meaning and a source of security and pride, while also strengthening their sense of ability and self-image. Animals contribute to the development of self-awareness and awareness of others and to the development of feelings of compassion and empathy. 



 
They also induce a sense of calm, reduce stress and anxiety and diminish loneliness and  depression. Animals help to lessen feelings of anger, frustration and aggression and allow the fostering of self control and emotional adjustment.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Indigenous People on UNPA stamps - 2nd series


Indigenous people are the inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and way of relating to other people and to the environment.
The United Nations Postal Administration issued 18 commemorative the second set of stamps in a mini-sheet format of six stamps on the above theme, “ Indigenous people”, on 21 October 2010.

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Top row (from left to right) :Parabolic Earrings/Thailand, Princess of Rurutu/French Polynesia, Baby Powder Flower Power/Papua New Guinea.
Bottom row (from left to right):Big Blue/French Polynesia, Crocodile Kid on Ski Beach/Australia, Uncle Max at the Smoke Ceremony/Australia.

Friday, 18 November 2011

MODA ESPAÑOLA - ELIO BERHANYER

 
Espana Post  has issued the stamp series features Elo Berhanyer, fashion designer on October 20, 2011. This issue presented in one miniature sheet comprised of 4 single stamps depicts his work designed.
Elio Berenguer Ubeda, known as Elio Berhanyer in the fashion world, was born in Córdoba in 1929. At the age of 17 he moved to Madrid and began to work in fashion. In 1956 he became a couturier and opened his own atelier. His name soon became known abroad and in that same year he won the award to the best designer given by Cadillac in the U.S.
 
 
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Between 1960 and 1970 he presented his haute couture collection in the best catwalks and actress Ava Gardner, the countess of Romanones, queen Sofia and princess Pilar have worn his clothes.
Elio was one of the first designers to create a line of perfumes and accessories in 1969 and in this same year he also began to make prêt-à-porter in his same classic, elegant style. In 1973 he presented his first prêt-à-porter collection.
 
 
 
During this period of time he won the tender to design the uniform of Iberia staff, in 1982 he designed the hostesses’ uniform for the Football Cup and years later that of the staff of IFEMA. Throughout his career he has received the most prestigious design awards. 






Monday, 14 November 2011

Adventure Sports of Norfolk Island

 
There are many Adventure Sports enthusiasts on Norfolk Island. Then Norfolk Island Post to commemorate   this activities by issued the stamp series depicts many adventure sports on the 3rd of May 2007. This issue was designed by Rob Nisbet.
Boats have always played a role in life on Norfolk Island, however the kayak is quite new to the tourism industry. There are tours that take you kayaking to some remote places around the Island.

 
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Surfers and Wind Surfers definitely have their place here on Norfolk Island. On a summers day, and with a good breeze on the bay, you can generally catch a glimpse of a wind surfer heading through the passage between Emily and Slaughter Bays towards Nepean and Phillip Islands.

The local surfing lads can be seen on any given day waiting patiently for the right surf whether it be a fine day or otherwise. Such is the life of an Adventure Sports enthusiast.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

The New Zealand Experience


New Zealand  has a whole lot to offer – from breathtaking scenery to adrenalin-pumping activities and a cultural experience like no other.
New Zealand Post issued the six gummed stamp depicts a closer look at the experiences to be had in New Zealand .

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60c - The Great Outdoors
New Zealand is home to 14 national parks and an assortment of stunning walking tracks. From the golden shorelines of Abel Tasman​ to the mountainous terrain of Aoraki Mount Cook, there’s something to suit everyone from the casual walker to the serious tramper.




 
 

Friday, 11 November 2011

Landmark Bridges of Australia

 
On 2 March 2004, Australia Post  issue the stamp series features landmark bridges. This issue designed by Gary Domoney. The featured bridges in this commemorative stamp issue span Australia’s history and show a diversity of construction materials and styles ranging from the stone bridge of convict days to the engineering and architectural wonders of current times. The bridges are ‘landmarks’ because of their physical position and status, or their historic or engineering qualities. 

 
Ross Bridge, Tasmania:
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Spanning the Macquarie River, the elegant Ross Bridge was completed in 1836 and is regarded as the finest masonry bridge of its period. It is renowned for its decorative carved stonework depicting Celtic symbols and images of contemporary figures.
 
  




Thursday, 10 November 2011

Renewable Energy

 
This special issue of four stamps illustrates the diversity of renewable energy production in Australia . The stamps issued on March 30, 2004 and designed by Sean Pethick .
Renewable energy is produced from sustainable sources such as the sun (solar), wind, water (hydro) and organic matter (biomass). Sustainable sources are those that are essentially inexhaustible or that are replenished quickly through natural processes.
Each of the renewable production methods featured on the stamps has been used in some form in Australia for some time. Yet renewable energy generation accounts for just nine per cent of our total power generation. More than 80 per cent of our energy comes from coal.
 
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Ghosts of Norfolk Island


Stories of ghosts on Norfolk Island abound throughout the history of the island. Therefore Norfolk Island Post issued the stamp series features this story in 4 single stamps with different of face value on June 26, 2007. This issue designed by Emily Ryves.
Norfolk’s unusual history has been painted with chilling stories that are still being told today.
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Monday, 7 November 2011

Pioneers of the Industrial Revolution



The stamps issued consists of eight stamps  in setenant pairs features the individuals of science and industry were  made the biggest impact on the UK’s Industrial Revolution . A shortlist of eight individuals was selected for their contribution to manufacturing and creating the infrastructure that allowed manufactured products to reach their markets. The selected pioneer are Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Richard Arkwright, Josiah Wedgwood, George Stephenson, Henry Maudslay, James Brindley, John Mc Adam.

 
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1st Class – Matthew Boulton – Manufacturing

(1728-1809) A Birmingham factory owner and engineer whose Soho works and capital facilitated the manufacture of James Watt’s steam engines. Boulton and Watt’s engines had all manner of applications, from powering manufacturing machinery to keeping mines drained.




Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Golf

 
The Australia Post has  issued the stamps features golf sport (stick, glove, cup,shoes) on September 27, 2011. This issuance has been supported the President Cup Tournament at Royal Melbourne on November 2011.

 
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In many countries golf is regarded as an elite sport, particularly as golf courses require expanses of land, often in urban areas In Australia plentiful space and our sporting culture has ensured a strong following of the sport.