Sunday, August 31, 2014

Singapore 28.5.2013 - Marina Bay Skyline

The skyline of Singapore is nicely and seamlessly shaping up with the development of the Marina Bay to further support Singapore's continuing growth as a major business and financial hub in Asia. 

Marina Bay has become the centrepiece of Singapore as a global city-state of the 21st century. It is alss a 24/7, thriving and energetic place where people live, work and play. It has ushered in a new concept of city living that embraces all the opportunities and activities that a city can offer. 

The mini stamp sheet on the cover consists of 4 stamps - each depicts an iconic landmark, such as The Fullerton Hotel, The Singapore Flyer, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and Marina Bay Sands which form part of the Marina Bay Skyline.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Liechtenstein 7.3.1983 - EUROPA CEPT - Notker of Saint Gall

The theme for CEPT stamps in 1983 was "Historic Events". Liechtenstein decided to honour Notker the Stammerer (Notker Balbulus) ( 840 – 6 April 912), Also called Notker I, Notker the Poet or Notker of Saint Gall, was a musician, author, poet, and Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Gall in modern Switzerland. He is commonly accepted to be the "Monk of Saint Gall" (Monachus Sangallensis) who wrote De Carolo Magno, a book of anecdotes about the Emperor Charlemagne.
Notker was born around 840, to a distinguished family. He would seem to have been born in the modern canton of Saint Gall in Switzerland.  He became a monk there and is mentioned as librarian in 890 and as master of guests in 892–4. He was chiefly active as a teacher, and displayed refinement of taste as poet and author. 
He completed Erchanbert's chronicle, arranged a martyrology, composed a metrical biography of Saint Gall, and authored other works.  
Thank you Merja.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Australia 26.11.1981 - Rotary International Pacific Regional Conference

Rotary Pacific Conference was held at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, between 26 and 29 November 1981.

More than 5,000 Rotarians from around the Pacific attended the conference in Melbourne to discuss 'The Future of the Pacific Region'. Speakers included the Honourable Malcolm Fraser, Rotary International President Stan McCaffrey, President Elect Horoji Mukasa, Ranald McDonald, representing the media, Sir Ian McLennon, representing industry, Japanese former Ambassador Nobuhiko Ushiba and Philippines Deputy Consul General Mrs Minerva Falcon, both representing diplomatic services, as well as other Rotarians.

Thank you Maria.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Netherlands 26.5.1977 - AMPHILEX 77

Anniversary stamps of 1923 HM Queen Wilhlmina on the mini sheet on the FDC commemorating the International stamp exhibition AMPHILEX ' 77 of 26 May-5 June 1977 in Amsterdam.

Thank you Maria.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Singapore 17.6.2013 - Greetings

Greetings are part of our everyday life. Everyone greets whenever they meet a stranger or when expressing their friendliness. It is a gesture of good will, warm regards and wishes to one another. Even the deaf have their own forms of greetings for each other. In this stamp issue, SingPost is featuring 5 different greetings in sign language that are commonly used among the deaf community in Singapore - Hi, Welcome, Thanks, Good Bye and I Love You.

Greetings with Sign Languages stamp issue aims to create greater awareness of the deaf community in our midst, and at the same time, allows everyone to learn how to communicate with the deaf community with simple greetings in sign languages. SingPost hopes this stamp issue will bring cheer to you as you learn the greetings in sign languages!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spain 8.10.1980 - ESPAMER-80

The King of Spain, Don Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, declared open on 8.10.1980, at the Palacio de Cristal de la Casa de Campo the most important philatelic exhibition that has been organized so far in Spain, called Espamer 80, where the elite meet Stamp collectors from America and Europe, responding to the motto Spain, bridge between two cultures of America and Europe..
 At the exhibition, which will be the culmination of the four others of this kind that have been held so far, involved, Spain, and twenty European and American countries. Over a hundred million pesetas was the budget for this sample, whose preparation took one year. Government support has been instrumental, through an organizing committee chaired by the Minister of Transport and Communications. The main objectives of the exhibition were designed to serve the promotion of philately in the participating countries and strengthen the bonds of friendship and fellowship.
As is usual in this type of exhibitions, a series of commemorative postage stamps were issued on this occasion a leaf block of four stamps further comprising two bullets, no postal value, with the emblem of the exhibition.
Thank you Maria.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Spain 28thJune to 6th July 1980 - EXFILNA-80

This beautiful stamp, cover and the very artistic post mark were issued to commemorate the Philatelic Exhibition EXFILNA-80, on Stamp Day in Barcelona from 28th June to 6th July 1980.

Thank you Maria.