Centenary of Cubing
17th National Jamboree
Centenary of Cubing
17th National Jamboree
The set features three market types of Vietnam, including a mountain market, a village market and a floating market.Designed by painter To Minh Trang of the Vietnam Post Corporation, the stamp collection includes three stamps measuring 60 x 25 millimetres.
The Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras) is a sub-species of the Atlantic herring that lives in the Baltic Sea. It is mostly about 20 cm long with a silvery lustre and dark bluish green back that has adapted to the changeable salinity water and therefore it is possible to find it almost everywhere in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic herrings form shoals whereas the shoals of younger fish concentrate into higher water layers and older ones into deeper layers. Continue reading
His visits to the Fabre museum in Montpellier, his hometown, and the revelation of modern painting by Alfred Bruyas, a great collector and patron, decided otherwise: Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) would be a painter! At the school of fine arts of Paris, in the studio of Charles Gleyre, he received a solid classical formation. But instinctively he binded with the artists of the future impressionist avant-garde, such as Renoir and Sisley. Monet guided his first steps. As early as 1863, Bazille worked in the open air in the forest of Fontainebleau, following in the footsteps of the masters of the Barbizon and Courbet schools. With the appetite of youth, Bazille enjoyed all that the Parisian sociability of the Second Empire offered originality and talent. Continue reading
200 Years of Hindu School
125 Years of YMCA Kottayam
50 years of the Swiss Heart Foundation
The Swiss Heart Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The special stamp designed by Bernese graphic artist Jenny Leibundgut Riggs shows a symbolized heart in the colours of the blood circulation system with stylised pulse sound waves running across it. Lending a scientific undertone, the shining silver background stands for research, another of the Heart Foundation’s areas of activity.
Issue Date: 23.02.2017 Designer: Jenny Leibundgut, Berne Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands Process: Offset and Silver : 4 Size: Stamps: 40×32.5 mm, Sheet: 190×162 mm (4 rows of 4 stamps)Values: CHF 1.00
200th anniversary of the bicycle
Patented under the name “draisine”, this new means of transport was soon forgotten, but not the idea behind it: The invention of pedals in 1866 soon led to the development of the high wheel or penny-farthing, which proved quite dangerous and was immediately banned in many places. It wasn’t until the introduction of the rear wheel chain drive in the 1880s that the modern bicycle took off. Today the bicycle is seen as an efficient and highly ecological means of transport that enhances the quality of life. It doesn’t create exhaust or noise emissions and only takes up a few square metres of parking space. Consciously printed in black-and-white, the two special stamps both show the draisine and a modern bicycle. One stamp has the former in the foreground, the other the latter.
Issue Date: 23.02.2017 Designer: Vaudeville Studios, Zurich Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset Colours: 1 : Stamps: 33×28 mm, Sheet: 194×140 mm (4 rows of 5 stamps) Values: CHF 1.00
50 years of Schilthorn – Piz Gloria
Shortly before the opening of the newly built revolving restaurant, the Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was shot in and around the imposing building on the Schilthorn summit. The 2970 metre high mountain in the film was called Piz Gloria – and this name has stuck until the present day. The fascination that this impressive summit exudes is equally everlasting. Hardly any other place in the Alps offers such a breathtaking vista of the world-famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau formation – a UNESCO World Heritage site – plus 200 more mountain peaks. A look in the opposite direction affords a view of the shimmering surface of Lake Thun and across Switzerland’s Central Plateau to the hillscapes of the Jura. Continue reading
By Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the Gerrman Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Zoologie
Four envelopes of this issue will be available during the annual Meeting of the German Philatelic Collector Group ArGe Bergbau und Geowissenschaften(Mining and Geology) on March 24th 2017 in Neubrunn and Rohr in the rural region Rhön of Germany.The stationeries (four envelopes ) are featuring four different Pictures of Mining and Geology.
Philanthropist and pioneer of humanitarianism, the American Anne Tracy Morgan (1873-1952) left a lasting imprint in the department of the Aisne. Daughter of the banker John Pierpont Morgan, one of the richest men in the world, this Francophile took sides with France in the war as early as 1914, collected funds for the wounded soldiers, before settling in June 1917 in the castle in ruins Of Blérancourt, only a few kilometers from the front. The department of Aisne, where the fighting continued until November 1918, was then largely devastated and Anne Morgan devoted herself entirely to helping the victims. Gathering the gifts of many personalities, like Charlie Chaplin, she draws on her personal fortune and created the American Committee for the devastated regions. Continue reading