Saturday, 22 December 2012

Serbia - XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010

Cover from Serbia with stamp XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010.
Thanks to Tosic.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Serbia - Tennis Serbia Open ATP Belgrade 2010

Cover from Serbia with stamp Tennis Serbia Open ATP Belgrade 2010.
Thanks to Tosic

Friday, 7 December 2012

Finland - Christmas Stamps

Cover from Finland with three beautiful Christmas Stamps.
Thanks to marja2006. Postcrossing Christmas Tag.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Liechtenstein - Europa 2011 Stamp

Cover from Liechtenstein with Europa 2011 Stamp.
Thanks to Vural - Cover Collectors Circuit Club.

There have now been annual "Europa stamps" for more than 55 years. Following the pattern established in 1956 by the six member countries of the then European Coal and Steel Community (Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands), every year a steadily growing number of European postal administrations all issue a stamp on a common theme. Originally these stamps shared the same face design, but every year since 1973 a theme for the year has been set which each country then interprets individually.
In 2011 the theme for the 49 member countries grouped together in the European organization of public postal operators "PostEurop" was "Forests" - in line with the UNO, which has declared 2011 the "International Year of Forests". This is intended to focus attention on one of the world's most important ecosystems. Forests supply the renewable resource timber, protect against natural hazards, provide a habitat for plants and animals and serve as an important recreational space for people.
Liechtenstein is a country which benefits notably from its forests - after all, its forested area makes up 43% of its whole land surface. Many of its forests, some of them in very steep locations, act as protective barriers against natural hazards such as avalanches, rockfall and land erosion (mudflows). The State of Liechtenstein therefore does its utmost to maintain the forests as a biological protection system, partly so that future generations can benefit from the forests as a popular place for relaxation.
Liechtenstein's "Europa stamp 2011" is the work of Schaanwald artist Louis Jager. The subject of his design, in which a tree represents the source of an entire forest, is the forest as an ecosystem.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Serbia - European Nature Protection

Cover from Serbia with European Nature Protection stamp.
Thanks to Tosic.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

USA - FDC Flags of Our Nation

First Day Cover from United States of America - Flags of Our Nation, August 16, 2012. Sacramento.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Serbia - Astronomy

Cover from Serbia with Astronomy stamp.
Thanks to Tosic.

France - First Heart Transplant in Europe

Cover from France with stamp about First Heart Transplant in Europe. Thanks to Thomas.

Island of Sri Lanka

Postcard from Island of Sri Lanka.
Elephants - Pinnawela
Photograph by Juergen Schreiber
Photo Design Picture Post Cards (pvr) Ltd.

Thanks to Dr. J. M. Mikram

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Russia - WWF Stamps

Cover from Russia with WWF Stamps.
Thanks to Elena.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Hong Kong - XXX Olympiad London 2012

Cover from Hong Kong, China with XXX Olympiad London 2012 stamps.
Thanks to Alan.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

France - Principauté D'Andorre

First Day Cover from France - Principauté D'Andorre.
Henri IV Coprince.
8-11-2012
Thanks to Stéphane.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

France - 66º Salon Philatelique D'Automne Paris 2012 - II

First Day Cover fromFrance - 66º Salon Philatelique D'Automne Paris 2012 - 08-11-2012
Thanks to Stéphane.

France - 66º Salon Philatelique D'Automne Paris 2012

First Day Cover from France - 66º Salon Philatelique D'Automne Paris 2012. Hommage à Decaris. 08-11-2012.
Thanks to Stéphane.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Austria - FDC European Anatomy Congress Innsbruck

Austria - First Day Cover -  European Anatomy Congress Innsbruck

Austria - FDC 50th Anniversary of the Death of Otto Stoessl

Austria - First Day Cover -  50th Anniversary of the Death of Otto Stoessl.
Wien 19-09-1986


That the works of essayist Otto Stoessl were almost entirely forgotten is indeed one of the great oversights in the cultural events of the First and also of the Second Republic. In fact, this contemporary of Karl Kraus, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Rainer Maria Rilke, and other personages of "Young Vienna" left behind rich narrative works and distinguished himself as a literary theorist and critic. Hans Weigel wrote of Otto Stoessl: "Of all those forgotten in our literature he appears to me, if you allow me to use the superlative, to be the 'forgottenest'. He was ignored during Austria's resurrection, although he would have been one of those legitimately responsible." Otto Stoessl was born the son of a minimally affluent doctor on May 2, 1875. Even before completing his studies (in January of 1900 he received a doctorate degree), Stoessl began working for the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway in 1899. This offered him a secure yet less preferred livelihood. On the side Stoessl dedicated himself completely to his literature. Numerous novellas, short stories, novels, and other literary masterpieces emerged in the decades that followed. The novel "Das Haus Erath" (1920) is considered by critics and literary historians to be his main work. He died on September 15, 1936 and was laid to rest in the cemetery of Upper St. Vitus.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

France - FDC ATM Electric Postal Van

France - First Day Cover -  ATM Electric Postal Van
Thanks to Stéphane.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Taiwan - FDC Protected Mammal Species in Taiwan

Taiwan - First Day Cover -  Protected Mammal Species in Taiwan.
Thanks to Hong-Yi Ka.

Monday, 12 November 2012

France - Simca Chambord

Cover from France with a car Simca Chambord stamp, Dinossaur stamp and another three basic stamps. From Cover Collectors Circuit Club. Thanks to Herve.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Switzerland - FDC Genéve 22

First Day Cover from Switzerland - Genéve 22

Austria - FDC 19-09-1986

First Day Cover from Austria, 19-09-1986.

Brazil - Historic Towns

Cover from Brazil with three beautiful stamps: Historic Towns - 300 Years of Sabará; 300 Years of Mariana and 400 Years of São Luis.
Cover Collectors Circuit Club
Thanks to Dr. Paulo Fedrizzi.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

USA - USS Constitution - The War of 1812

First Day Cover from United States of America - USS Constitution - The War of 1812. August 18, 2012 Boston. The ship stamps are the limited edition non-perforated variety.
Cover Collectors Circuit Club.
Thanks to Gerard.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Serbia - THE LUNAR HORSCOPE - YEAR OF THE TIGER

Cover from Serbia with THE LUNAR HORSCOPE - YEAR OF THE TIGER stamp.
Thanks to Tosic.

Serbia - 200th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF FREDERIC CHOPIN

Cover from Serbia with 200th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF FREDERIC CHOPIN stamp. Thanks to Tosic.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Switzerland - FDC 13.9.1988

First Day Cover (FDC) from Switzerland, 3000 Bern 13-09-1988

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Liechtenstein - FDC Fish Issue

First Day Cover from Liechtenstein - Fish Issue

Liechtenstein - FDC Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

First Day Cover (FDC) from Liechtenstein - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (17 March 1839, in Vaduz – 25 November 1901, in Munich) was a German organist and composer, born in Liechtenstein.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Italy - Aerogramme - Campionati Mondiali di Deltaplano

Italy - Aerogramme - Campionati Mondiali di Deltaplano.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Switzerland - FDC Zodiac Signs 1983

First Day Cover (FDC ) from Switzerland - FDC Zodiac Signs 17-02-1983

France - Verneuil-Sur-Avre Eure

Registered First Day Cover circulated from France. Verneuil-Sur-Avre Eure emission 21-09-2012.Thanks to Stéphane

Switzerland - FDC Sonderpostmarken 17-02-1983

First Day Cover (FDC) from Switzerland - Sonderpostmarken 17-02-1983

Thursday, 25 October 2012

France - Les Acteurs de Cinéma

First Day Cover circulated from France with Actors stamps. 19-10-2012.
Thanks to Stéphane.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Russia - Animal Stamps

Cover from Russia with animal stamps: Bear, fox and rabbit stamps.
Thanks to Peter.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Brazil - Joint Issue Brazil - Portugal 2012

From Cover Collector Circuit Club. Cover from Brazil with stamps of Joint Issue Brazil - Portugal 2012. Thanks to Paulo Fredrizzi.

Friday, 19 October 2012

France - FDC Fête du Timbre 2012

First Day Cover from France - Fête du Timbre 13-10-2012.
Thanks to Stéphane.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pakistan - Bird Stamps

Cover from Pakistan with 4 beautiful Bird Stamps: White Stork, Shoveler Duck, Snow Geese and Siberian Crane. It also has a Muhammada Ali Genie stamp , the Muslim politician which is esteemed in Pakistan as the founding father of national statehood.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Switzerland - FDC Aviation Pioneers 1977

First Day Cover from Switzerland - Aviation Pioneers 27.1.1977.

Switzerland - Europa CEPT 1977 FDC

First Day Cover from Switzerland - Europa CEPT 1977. 3000 BERN Ausgabetag 2.5.1977.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Liechtenstein - FDC 250 Years of Principality

First Day Cover from Liechtenstein - 250 Years of Principality. 28-08-1969

Germany - Naposta 89

Commemorative cover from Germany - Naposta 89 - Frankfurt 20-04-1989.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Germany - Max Card - 700 Years of Dusseldorf City

Maximum Postcard from Germany - 700 Years of Dusseldorf City - 05-05-1988

East Germany - DDR - Germany Meeting of the youth FDC

Germany Meeting of the youth in the capital of the East Germany - DDR - Berlin 1964

UK - Heraldy FDC

Royal Mail First Day Cover - Heraldy - 17-01-1984

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Hong Kong - Ship Stamps

Cover from Hong Kong with Ship Stamps. Thanks to Edward.

Italy - Roma MCMLX

Old cover from Italy with Roma MCMLX Olimpic Games stamps

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Hong Kong - FDC Giant Pandas

Hong Kong - First Day Cover -  Giant Pandas 1-7-2008
Thanks to Edward.