Tunisia Issued Stamps on Internet Activist

tunisia stampsBy  Mariam Nabbout

March 13 is a National day for internet freedom in Tunisia.After the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s regime in 2011, the day was initiated in 2012 by then-president Moncef Marzouki in honor of cyber dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui . This year, the Tunisian postal service  released two postage stamps celebrating internet freedom and commemorating Yahyaoui’s life.  Continue reading

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Singapore Issued Stamps on National Service

singapore national service stampsA new set of stamps that commemorates 50 years of national service (NS) here released on 14th March 2017.

The NS50 stamp set celebrates key milestones of NS since its introduction in 1967.They include the passing of the NS Bill in Parliament on March 14, 1967, the enlistment of the first batches of full-time NSmen into the Singapore Armed Forces, the Singapore Police Force, and the Singapore Civil Defence Force, as well as the introduction of the Open Mobilisation System.Also featured on the stamps are founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and former Defence Minister Goh Keng Swee. Continue reading

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China Issued Stamps on Seasons

china seasons stampsChina has issued a set of four stamps titled Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, priced at 5.4 yuan (78 US cents), on 20th March 2017.Designed by established artist Feng Yuan, each stamp portrays a landscape and speaks to a philosophy adopted by ancient Chinese that man should follow natural rules in everyday life.

“Spring” shows children flying kites and swallow crossing the sky while sprouting willow trees indicating the arrival of spring. Continue reading

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New Special Covers from Davangere (1)

Tula Bhavan

special cover tula bhavanaDate of Release:21 January 2017,Davangere Karnataka

Harihareshwara Temple

special cover harihareshwar templeDate of Release:21 January 2017,Davangere Karnataka

Davangere Post Office

special cover davangere post officeDate of Release:19 January 2017,Davangere Karnataka

Bheemappa Nayaka

special cover bheemappa nayakaDate of Release:21 January 2017,Davangere Karnataka

B.N. Shantaram

special cover b shantaramDate of Release:20 January 2017,Davangere Karnataka

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New Stamps from Faroe Islands

Natural Dye

faroe natural dye stampsThe colour samples on the stamps are:

Smæra – White Clover (Trifolium repens), which give pale yellow hues.

Klokkulyngur – Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), which gives light green hues.

Korki – Ochrolechia (Ochrolechia tartarea), a lichen that grows on rocks and stones and gives purple hues.

Steinamosi – Salted Shield Lichen or Crottle (Parmelia saxatilis), also a lichen that grows on rocks and stones, which gives brownish hues.

Kattarklógv – Bog Asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum), gives more dusty yellow hues than White Clover.

Mjaðarurt – Meadowsweet or Mead Wort (Filipendura ulmaria), which gives a slightly brighter purple than the Ochrolechia.

Issue Date: 27.02.2017 Designer: Artist: Edward Fuglø Printer: LM-Group, Canada Process: Offset Size: 32 x 47 mm Values: 6 x 9,50 DKK

Lakes in the Faroe Islands

faroe lakes stampsStamps depicts Sørvágsvatn  and Leitisvatn lakes.

Issue Date: 27.02.2017 Designer: Photographer: Eirik Sørstrømmen Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Size: 56,0 x 21,0 mm Values: 17 and 19 DKK

Skora River

faroe river stampFor the native Faroese this is a part of life. In the morning lazy waves roll quietly and rhythmically against the coast – in the afternoon violent surf breaks on the same shore, leaving white foam and turquoise whirlpools in its wake. On the way to the grocery store white cumulus clouds drift lazily across the blue-grey sky – on the way home torrential rain falls from a thick dark carpet of clouds – and, believe me, in the Faroes it always rains sideways.

Issue Date: 27.02.2017 Designer: Photographer: Saviour Mifsud Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Size: 40,0 x 26,0 mm Values: 9,50 DKK

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First Wild Life Animal on Indian Stamps

rhino stampRhino is the first wildlife animal depicted on Indian stamp on 1st October 1962. The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is the largest of the three Asian rhino species , and has a single horn which can grow to approximately rhino fdc60 centimetres in length . Like all rhino horns, it is composed of Keratin  , a protein also found in human hair and nails, rather than bone .

The hairless skin of the Indian rhinoceros is grey or greyish-brown , and has many loose folds as well as lumps, known as tubercles , giving this species an armour-plated appearance . The male Indian rhino, which is generally bigger than the female , has large, sharp  incisors that may be used in fights over females during the breeding season.The Indian rhino is often accompanied by egrets and various species of ‘tick birds’, including myna birds, that ride on its back.

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NewZealand:Darkest Hour Stamp Issue

newzealand darkest hour stampsAs the war continued its persistent trudge into 1917, New Zealanders began to grow weary of this Great War that seemed to have no end in sight. Those on the Western Front were living in cold, wet trenches, and would experience the deadliest day in New Zealand’s military history when 845 lives were lost at the Belgian town of Passchendaele.

The set of two miniature sheets in the issue feature letters from members of the Knight family written during the war – Ellen and her sons would write back and forth constantly in a bid to stay connected. The miniature sheet with four stamps features a newspaper clipping reporting on the Battle of Messines, and the miniature sheet with six stamps features a newspaper clipping reporting on Passchendaele.Issue Date 5 April 2017

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Niue will Issue Stamps on Reptiles

niue reptiles stamps30c Mourning gecko – Lepidodactylus lugubris-Not only has this sociable gecko been known to make a great pet, it has caused great interest in the scientific world due to its ability to reproduce without a male. The females are able to clone themselves and usually have two eggs in each batch. They communicate mainly through clicks, chirping and tail waving, and it’s rumoured that they recieved their name when locals heard them calling for their lost male counterparts. Continue reading

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Faroe Islands Issued Stamps on Eider

faroe eider stampsThe Faroese eider is a subspecies of Somateria mollissima (Somateria mollissima faeroensis), found only in the Faroe Islands. It is a non-migratory bird, seen along coastal areas in the islands all year round, being the Faroes’ most widespread and largest wild duck (size up to 58 cm). Continue reading

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New Special Covers

50 Years of Indian Forest Service

special cover ifsForestry in Andman and Nicobar Islads

Date of Release-February 2017,Port Blair

First T20 Match in UP

special cover t 20Date of Release-26 January  2017,Kanpur

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