Sunday, May 1, 2016

15th congress for astronauts in Warsaw 2.9.1964

The stamp on this FDC depicts the famous statue of The Mermaid of Warsaw and a star. Enchanting, wicked and often very funny, Poland's folk tales are one of the great treasures of Central Europe. Crowned by the story of The Mermaid of Warsaw. A beautiful statue located in the center of the main square in warsaw. A symbol of this great city.
Twenty-five astronauts and cosmonauts from eleven countries gathered in Bucharest, Romania, October 4-9 for the 15th Annual Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers. Hosted by Romanian cosmonaut Dumitru Prunariu, the theme of the 15th Congress was “Space and Astronomy–Toward the New Millennium”.

Friday, April 29, 2016

40th Anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 10.12.1988

The Postal Administration of Cyprus issued a commemorative stamp on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the 10th December, 1948.
Cyprus celebrates Human Rights Day on the 10th of December every year; the issue of the commemorative stamp is but one of the many events and activities which are organized for this year.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most important milestones in the course of the internationalisation of human rights. It is a document of great political significance and powerful weapon in the hands of the people, groups and individuals for the exertion of pressure for the implementation of its provisions.
As envisaged by the United Nations, the Declaration was followed by two covenants,"The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", and the "International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights", where the rights of the Declaration were cast in the form of legal obligations.
Cyprus ratified the two Covenants in February 1969 and will continue to adhere to the principles of the Declaration and to respect the rights of the individual without any discrimination whatsoever.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

United States Bicentennial - George Washington 5.7.1976

The United States Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to historical events leading up to the creation of the United States of America as an independent republic. It was a central event in the memory of the American Revolution. The Bicentennial culminated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
George Washington (February 22, 1732  – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the "father of his country".

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WIPA 1965 The International Stamp Exhibibition

The stamp on this Austrian FDC depicts a scene from East Vienna, and is part of a set of five stamps commemorating WIPA 1965 The International Stamp Exhibibition held in Vienna in 1965.

Thank you Merja.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Philatelist's Day 11.8.1987

The se-tennant set of stamps on this East German FDC commemorates the "Philatelist's Day" in 1987. The stamps depict Post Offices and the cover shows a postal wagon of old.

Thank you Merja.