Monday, 30 November 2009

Finland - FDC Nobel Peace 2008

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[1]. He also won the UNESCO Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for 2007[2] and in 2008, the Nobel Peace.

Germany - Leipzig Postcard

Thanks to Detlef:
Postcard from Leipzig sent from Germany to Portugal.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Russia - Max Card Gogol

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.

Russia - FDC Gogol

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).

Sunday, 15 November 2009

France - Fête Du Timbre 01-09-2009

Thanks to pharoteliste:
Cover sent from France to Portugal on 01-09-2009.

Italy - Firenze 23-09-2009

Thanks to Giannini Jacopo:
Cover sent from Italy to Portugal on 23-09-2009.

Belarus - 09-10-2009

Thanks to Tamanrejk:
Cover sent from Belarus to Portugal on 09-10-2009.

 Coat of Arms. Smorgon.

Date of issue: 6th September 2009

Saturday, 14 November 2009

USA - FDC New York 09-09-2009

Thanks to A. W. Welch:
United States of America - First Day Cover New York 09-09-2009.

Malaysia - Johor 15-10-2009

Thanks to Nurulhuda Kadir:
Cover sent from Malaysia to Portugal with four beautiful stamps.

USA - FDC Christmas In Alaska

United States of America - First Day Cover - Christmas In Alaska - North Pole AK 08-10-1996.

France - Salon Philatélique D'Automne - Paris

Thanks to Stéphane Cotard:
Cover sent from France to Portugal - Salon Philatélique D'Automne - Paris - 08-11-2009.

Switzerland - Creative Cover

Thanks to zasa:
Creativve cover sent from Switzerland to Portugal on 07-11-2009. With Tree stamp of 100 and ATM stamp of 0,30.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

France - Capitales Européennes - Lisbonne

Thanks to Stéphane Cotard:
Cover sent from France to Portugal with stamp sheet - Capitales Européennes - Lisbonne. First Day Cover.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Russia - Moscow Cover

Thanks to Anastasia:
Cover sent from Moscow, Russia to Portugal on September 2009.

4th Definitive Issue.

Date of issue: September 2002
3.00 (R.) multicoloured. Marfino. Mansion. Architect M.D. Bykovsky. 1837-1838. Sculpture of gryphon

4th Definitive Issue.

Date of issue: September 2002
5.00 (R.) multicoloured. Kuskovo. Palace. Architect F.S. Argunov. 18th century. Sculpture allegory of the Scamander river near Troy

3ird definitive Issue
Date of issue: 1st January 1998
0.25 (R). yellow-green and black. Herons

Fifth Definitive Issues.

Date of issue: 10th February 2010
0.10 (R). multicoloured. Hare.

Fifth Definitive Issues.

Date of issue: 10th February 2010
2.00 (R). multicoloured. Lynx.

125th Birth Anniversary of Z.E. Serebryakova.

Date of issue: 15th July 2009.
9.00 (R). multicoloured. "Self-portrait", 1909.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

How to judge the condition of a stamp?

How to judge the condition of a stamp?: "To evaluate the condition of a stamp, first look at the front. Are the colors bright or faded? Is the stamp clean, dirty or stained? Is it torn or creased? Torn stamps are not considered 'collectible,' but they can be used as space fillers until you get better ones. Are the perforations intact? Has the stamp been canceled?"

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Germany - Briefzentrum 31-10-2009

Thanks to Tanja Eble:
Cover sent from Germany to Portugal on 31 October 2009.