Wildlife – Prehistoric Elephants Of Nepal – By Post
Set Of 6’s
Contributed By :- Mr Suresh Rao, Bangalore
Spain Postal Stationary, Espana, Babrio De San Martin, Plaza De La Lena
In 1954, an agreement was signed which led to a dynamic cooperation between the two countries of Philippines and Germany.
Germany has an embassy in Manila and the Philippines has an embassy in Berlin. The German- Filipino relations go back to the 19th century when a national hero Jose Rizal lived in Germany and finished writing his famous novel Noli Me Tangere. It was published with the assistance of Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt.
The People Power Monument at the corner of White Plains and EDSA Revolution depicts the thousands of Filipinos who gathered in front of the military camps at this main highway of the metropolis in February 1986, to unite in courage and faith to oust a dictator and restore democracy in the Philippines.
The Brandenburg Gate that is also depicted on a stamp is a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch, and now one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany.
Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events and is not only considered today as a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace.
Centenary of the First World War – Hotel Alexandra
Constructed in the same period as the Monte-Carlo Casino, the Hotel Alexandra was transformed into a military hospital during the First World War, like numerous other hotels in the region. Wounded allied soldiers were brought here.
Centenary of the First World War – Prince Louis II
Born in 1870, Louis II, known as the Soldier Prince, volunteered for the French army in 1914. A staff captain in the Fifth Army, he took part in the victory of the Marne. As a squadron leader, he distinguished himself at Craonne and the Chemin des Dames on 28th October 1916. In addition to the Croix de Guerre, his heroic conduct earned him promotion to Major General. Louis II left the French army on 27th June 1922 to succeed his father, Prince Albert I.
These issues will be on sale at the “Office des Timbres”, the “Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies”, the post offices and philatelic counters of the Principality the “Carré d’Encre” in Paris, France. They will be included, with other values, in the 2nd Part of the philatelic programme 2014.
The stamps carry a face value of €0.26, €0.59 and €1.16 and respectively depict the Field Gladiolus, the Wavy Leaf Mullein and the Conical Orchid. The Field Gladiolus is a common plant occurring mainly in March and April. The Wavy Leaf Mullein is commonly seen growing on disturbed ground and flowers in late May and early June. The Conical Orchid which is one of the more frequently found orchids of the Maltese Islands, flowers in January and February and occurs mainly in garrigue habitats, rocky terrain as well as clearings in shrub lands.
The €0.59 stamp illustrating the Wavy Leaf Mullein bears the official Small European Postal Administration Cooperation (SEPAC) logo and forms part of the joint stamp issue folder. The theme for this year’s SEPAC collection is ‘Flowers’ and participating states will be presenting stamps illustrating flowers from their country.
The stamps, designed by MaltaPost, are issued in sheets of 10. Each stamp measures 20mm x 38mm with a perforation of 13.6 x 14.0 (comb.) and bear the Maltese Crosses Watermark. The sheet measures 154mm x 110mm and is complemented by an illustration of the Maltese countryside. Printex Limited produced the set in offset and the issue consists of 1,890,000 of the €0.26 stamp, 477,000 of the €0.59 stamp and 54,000 of the €1.16 stamp.
The stamps will be available as from Friday 27 June 2014 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo.
In 2008 the ROC government began electrifying the Hua-tung Railway in order to raise transportation efficiency so as to speed up economic development in Eastern Taiwan. To accommodate with this project, the government also graded it from a single track to double tracks at sections where there were bottlenecks and undertook to straighten its route. The project is expected to be completed in 2014. After the completion of the electrification, the Puyuma Express trains will join the operation and bring a faster railway experience to the public.
To increase the public’s understanding of this transportation infrastructure of electrification, Chunghwa Post is releasing a souvenir sheet with three postage stamps. The designs follow:
The three stamps feature the Hualien Station (NT$5), the Kecheng Bridge section (NT$12), and the Shanli Tunnel (NT$25) set against background images on the souvenir sheet of the Puyuma Express and the straightened elevated section of the railway in Yuemei. The images of the Puyuma Express and the Taroko Express running through fields both convey a great sense of movement. Also shown are the beautiful mountainous scenery of the East Rift Valley and the new local atmosphere that will be fostered with the completion of the railway electrification project.
The Israel Philatelic Service, Israel Postal Company has issued two special stamp sheets to mark the historic visit of Pope Francis to Israel. The first stamp sheet was issued on the day the Pope visits Jerusalem, May 26 2014 in a limited numbered edition and is almost sold out.
Now, after the visit, The Israel Philatelic Service, Israel Postal Company has produced another stamp sheet in a limited and numbered edition containing 12 postage stamps and evocative images of Pope Francis during his historic visit to Israel. Each stamp sheet is numbered like a lithograph. The stamp sheet is showcased in an attractive booklet with exclusive articles written by Henrique Cymerman, journalist, and personal friend of Pope Francis. The booklet is also features a collection of quotes from the Pope’s addresses during his tour of Jerusalem.
This is a most unique souvenir – in three languages: Hebrew, English and Spanish.
Yaron Razon, Director of the Israel Philatelic Service said ” this special souvenir, documenting the historic visit of Pope Francis to Israel, was produced amidst the friendly atmosphere prevailed here due to Pope Francis’s unique personality.
This memento is a must for any collector in Israel and around the world, and together with the first product issued ahead of the visit, this is a gesture of respect and good will on behalf of the State of Israel.”
On the occasion of the one century and a half anniversary since the formal establishment of modern Romania’s fundamental institution, the Senate, which asserted oneself as an authoritative forum of parliamentary debate, contributing visibly to maintaining the balance between the political structures, to the defence of democratic rights and freedoms, and to promoting national ideals, Romfilatelia has the opportunity to introduce into circulation the issue of postage stamps dedicated to this event, entitled “The Senate of Romania, 150 years”.
The current Senate, developing the traditions of the Romanian democratic system, participates actively in strengthening Romania’s position among advanced democratic states.
The postage stamp of the issue, with the face value of lei 1.00, reproduces the emblem of the Senate of Romania and respectively, the building of the Parliament Palace, which hosts the actual headquarters of the Senate.
On the stamp of the perforated souvenir sheet, having the face value of lei 14.50 the emblem of the Senate of Romania is enframed in a double perforation; the background of the souvenir sheet illustrates a fragment from the Official Bulletin, in which was reproduced the speech of ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza at the opening of the first session of the Romanian Senate, the image of the first seal of the Senate, next to an overview of the Parliament Palace. The stars reproduced on the margin of the souvenir sheet refer to the European Union, organism to which Romania is part of since January 2007.
One of the minisheets of the issue illustrates in labels (TABS), next to the postage stamps, the reconstituted image of the first headquarters of the Senate of Romania, together with the obverse and the reverse of the 100 lei anniversary coin, issued by the National Bank of Romania. Made of gold, the coin was introduced into circulation in a run printing of 150 pcs.