Thursday, 24 December 2009
Thanks to Juan Martinez:
Cover sent from Cuba to Portugal with three beautiful stamps: Espana 06 Exposicion Mundial de Filatelia of 10; Taxi Lada 2105 of 15; Integration LatinoAmericana of 50. Unfortunately the stamps were not postmarked.
Thanks to Vytis:
FDC Cover sent from Lithuania to Portugal on 05-12-2009.
The Vilnius Album by J.K. Vilchinskis.
Date of issue: 25th February 2006.
1 (L). multicoloured. Aushros Vartu street
Wooden Church Belfries.
Date of issue: 2nd January 2007.
20 C. multicoloured. Belfry of Rozalimas church
Date of issue: 26th March 1994
1 L. cream, red-brown and yellow-orange. Portrait of Jonas Maciulis Maironis (writer, 1862-1932)
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
Finland - FDC Nobel Pax 2008 - Martti Ahtisaari
Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari (Vyborg, June 23 of 1937) Is diplomat and political Finnish, Winner of the Prize.
He was president of Finland, between 1994 and 2000. His work as a mediator in international conflicts caused him to be awarded the Nobel Peace in 2008.
Ahtisaari held various positions as a diplomat and mediator of UN. Negotiated conflict in some of the most troubled regions of the world, taking steps, among others, the transition from Namibia to democracy (1989-1990), the working group of the International Conference for Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992), in overseeing the disposal of weapons IRA (Northern Ireland, 2000), in negotiating the status of Kosovo (2005) and negotiations between the authorities Indonesian and the liberation movement in the province of Aceh (2005).
In 2000 he received the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. He also won the UNESCO Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for 2007 and in 2008, the Nobel Peace.
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Thanks to Irina:
Maximum postcard from Russia commemorative of 200th Gogol birth day.
A Ukrainian-born writer and thinker (Velyki Sorochintsy, Poltava region), N.V.Gogol is one of the brightest personalities and recognized masters of Russian and world literature. His literary works, aimed at achieving social harmony, have received highest appraisals of his contemporaries and are appreciated by present generations. Being a brilliant folklorist, he also vividly depicted Ukrainian folk customs and traditions of the 19th century.
Gogol's short stories, novels and plays have become for the world literature an impulse to a truthful depiction of reality. The novel "Dead Souls" and the short story "The Overcoat" are considered the foundations of the great 19th-century tradition of realism. His legacy was adopted by such masters of literature as Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The writer's style is recognized by a great ability for accurate and sympathetic character portrayal as well as rollicking satire and extraordinary humour. Many of Gogol's witty sayings have become maxims in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.
Thanks to Irina:
First Day Cover from Russia commemorative of 200th Gogol's birth day.
Birth Bicentenary of N.V. Gogol.
Date of issue: 1st April 2009
6 (R). multicoloured. N.V. Gogol "Auditor" (1836).
8 (R). multicoloured. N.V. Gogol "Overcoat" (1842).
9 (R). multicoloured. N.V. Gogol "Taras Bulba" (1835).