Monday, 11 June 2012

Fun with Nature


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To remind every one for caring to nature, Singapore Post issued the fun stamp set features the four endangered species , such as: Common Palm Civet, Black-spotted Sticky Frog, Common Flying Dragon, Common Tiger Butterfly, on October 31th, 2006.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Arch of Trajan in Benevento


Italian Post have issued a regular stamp in the "Il patrimonio artistico e culturale italiano" (Italian Artistic and Cultural Heritage) series dedicated to the Arch of Trajan in Benevento on September 09, 2011.

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The stamp shows the Arch of Trajan, erected in Benevento between 114 and 117 A.D. to commemorate the opening of the Via Appia Traiana road and dedicated to the emperor Trajan. The words “ARCO DI TRAIANO” (Arch of Trajan), “BENEVENTO”, “ITALIA”, and the denomination “€ 0,60” complete the stamp.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Winter Rally Norway – World Rally Championship

 
Rally Norway is the Norwegian rally which, as of the 2007 season onwards, is part of the World Rally Championship organized by the FIA, the governing body for worldwide motorsport, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer.
On February 06, 2007, Norway Post to commemorate this event issued the stamp set that depicted the champion driver, Petter Solberg in Subaru Impreza, Henning Solberg in Peugeot 307, and Thomas Schie in Ford Focus.
 
http://d2cdm2jef6kgc7.cloudfront.net/stamps/2007/NO/NO002.07.jpgPetter Solberg in Subaru Impreza WRC 

Norway is enjoying a spectacular winter and with temperatures nudging -30ºC, the ice-packed roads were in perfect condition for a classic snow rally.  Bone hard and lined by large snow banks, they encouraged drivers to attack. The cars competing at the top level of the sport are known as World Rally Cars, and are - for the last time this year - based on four-cylinder two-litre production cars.
World Rally Cars are not the only type of vehicle on the WRC stages. The championship also includes three support series for different classes of car: Production, Junior and Super 2000.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

UK A-Z Part Two


In year 2011, the Royal Mail have issued the first series of the United Kingdom Journey of rediscovery   , in alphabetical order, around the most important iconic sights and memorable views to be found on this sceptered isle. The first issue have described  more detail in article "The Exploring UK part I".

On April 10th, 2012, the second series have  issued features the  landmarks were represent every corner of the United Kingdom, which takes from ‘M’ for Manchester Town Hall through to ‘Z’ for the ZSL London Zoo.

img106Manchester Town Hall

Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian-era, Neo-gothic municipal building designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse in Manchester, England. The building functions as the ceremonial headquarters of Manchester City Council  such as the Great Hall which is decorated with the imposing Manchester Murals by Ford Madox Brown illustrating the history of the city and houses a number of local government departments.The exterior is dominated by the clock tower which rises to 87 metres  and houses Great Abel, the clock bell.