Sunday, 1 December 2013

Portugal - Europa CEPT - Max Card 1990


Europa CEPT 1990
Max Card. 11-04-1990

Friday, 1 November 2013

Portugal - Benfica Stadium Max Card


Grandes Clubes Futebol Centenários
Benfica Stadium Max Card. 25-11-2005

Thursday, 24 October 2013

South Africa - Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu

Cover from South Africa - Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu - The legend of Freedom!
Thanks to Rosemare.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Cyprus - Limassol Wine Festival

Cover from Cyprus - Limassol Wine Festival 29.08 to 08.09.2013.
Thanks to Chris.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Portugal - Max Card stamps of 33$50 1981


Aniversario da Descoberta da Madeira
Max Card stamps of 33$50. 1-07-1981

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Portugal - Max Card stamp of 8$50 1981


Aniversario da Descoberta da Madeira
Max Card stamp of 8$50. 1-07-1981

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Portugal - Azores Max Card - Windmils


BPA 142 - Moinhos de Vento - Açores
Portugal - Azores Max Card - Windmils

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Portugal - Azores - Windmils Max Card


BPA 141 - Moinhos de Vento - Açores
Portugal - Azores - Windmils Max Card

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Portugal - Windmills Azores - Maximum card


BPA 143 - Moinhos de Vento - Açores
Portugal - Windmills Azores - Maximum card

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Serbia - Joy of Europe - 2013

 
Cover from Serbia with stamps issues of Joy of Europe - 2013.
Thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

Portugal - Maximum Postcard - Windmills Azores


BPA 144 - Moinhos de Vento - Açores
Portugal - Maximum Postcard - Windmills Azores

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Croatia - Pre-Stamped Postcard

Pre-Stamped Postcard from Croatia. Thanks to Dragan Buskulic.

France - Marianne et La Jeunesse - FDC

First Day Cover from France - Marianne et La Jeunesse. 15-07-2013.
Thanks to Stéphane Cotard.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Serbia - 25th Summer Universiade - Belgrade 2009

Cover from Serbia with four beautiful stamps:
25th Summer Universiade - Belgrade 2009
Passer domesticus - 2010
Flower - Pupavica - 2007
Flower - Hill Zeljin - 2007
Thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

Serbia - 75 Years of the Journal Osisani jez - 70 Years of Magazine Politikin Zabavnik

Cover from Serbia with three beautiful stamps:
75 Years of the Journal"Osisani jez - isssued in 2009.
70 Years of Magazine Politikin Zabavnik - isssued in 2009.
Cloister "Zica" - isssued in 2006.

Serbia - 1700 Years of Edict of Milan

Covers from Serbia with stamps of commemorative issue of 1700 Years of Edict of Milan.
Thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

Friday, 14 June 2013

France - Tercentenary of Denain Battle

Cover from France with souvenir-sheet of Tercentenary of Denain Battle.
Thanks to Stéphane Cotard

Serbia - Cycling 2010

Cover from Serbia with Cycling 2010 stamp. Thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

Serbia - Stamp Day 2010

Cover from Serbia  with Stamp Day 2010 stamp. Thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Serbia - 75 years NIN weekly

Cover from Serbia with four beautiful stamps. One stamps is about 75 years NIN weekly magazine.

Serbia - Ján Koniarek (1878-1952)

Cover from Serbia with Ján Koniarek stamp. This stamps is from the Joint Issue with Slovakia:

 
 Thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

France - FDC Apprentis d'Auteuil - Registered

Registered cover from France - First Day Cover - Registered 12-04-2013.
Thanks to Stéphane Cotard.

France - FDC Apprentis D'Auteuil

Cover from France First Day Cover: Apprentis D'Auteuil 12-04-2013.
Thanks to Stéphane Cotard.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Serbia - Belgrad Marathon 2012

Cover sent from Serbia with stamps of Belgrad Marathon 2012. the cover has also flower stamps. Thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

Serbia - Bett 2007

Cover sent from Serbia with stamp of Bett 2007 - European Table Tennis Championships that was realized in Belgrade. Thanks to Svetozar Tozic.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Ukraine - Olympic Games London 2012

Cover from Ukraine with stamp of Olympic Games London 2012.


Spain - Smartphone Stamp

Cover from Spain with Smartphone Stamp. This is a stamp that warns people not to use mobile phones while driving.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Serbia - Échantillons de Musée

Cover from Serbia with Échantillons de Musée stamp with postmark of Radicevic on 02-04-2013. thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

Serbia - City Code

Cover from Serbia with City Code stamp with postmark of Radicevic on 02-04-2013. thanks to Svetozar Tosic.

Belarus - Christmas Cover

Christmas Cover sent from Belarus. Thanks to Lya.

French Polynesia - Centre Philatelique Mahina Tahiti

Cover sent from French Polynesia with postmark of Centre Philatelique Mahina Tahiti, on 4 January 2013. Thanks to Stéphane Cotard.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Portugal - Bicentenary of the birth of Wagner and Verdi



Bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi




They share the birth year and a masterful talent that catapulted them to the forefront of the history of music. There is no record of them ever having crossed in life. But they were companions in time and brilliant artists in a romantic Europe shaken by major social and political upheav als. Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi were born in 1813: the first in the German city of Leipzig on May 22nd; the second in Roncole, Italy, on October 10th. A self-taught complete artist, Wagner was a composer, orchestra director, poet and musical theorist. With his “musical dramas” based on the concept of “total work of art” (Gesamtkunstwek) – which would be the synthesis of all artistic languages – Wagner revolutionized the genre of opera. He wrote his own librettos, providing the works with a dramatic continuum in which stands out the flow of leitmotifs (Leitmotive) interwoven in a speech of a symphonic nature. Verdi, who had regular music lessons, did not write the librettos, but worked in close collaboration with his librettists. He took advantage of the canons of Italian tradition to transform and innovate in the pursuit of dramatic truth and r ealism. Wagner moves within the mythical universe of the medieval legends of Scandinavian origin, while Verdi draws on historical themes portrayed in novels or plays. Both were born in humble families, but the threads of fate crossed in favour of their vocations. In Wagner’s childhood, his stepfather – an actor, painter and poet – played a determinant role. By his influence, he woke early for the Arts, in particular Literature, his first passion. He was fascinated by the works of Weber and Beethoven, which eventually imposed music in his life. He begins to reveal traces of his strong musical personality in the opera The Flying Dutchman, but it is for the teratology The Ring of the Nibelung and the work Tristan and Isolde that the German musician becomes renowned. In The Valkyrie, the second opera of the four that make up the cycle of The Ring, Wagner addresses timeless issues such as the pursuit of love and fight over power. The main character is Brynhildr, one of the nine Valkyrie (demigoddesses, in Norse mythology), daughters of the god Wotan. Encouraged to study music under the protection of a merchant from Busseto who early noticed his talent, Verdi becomes a composer in 1842 with Nabucco, an opera triumphantly taken in by critics and the public. He then initiates an intense period of work that results in works with a guaranteed place in the lyrical repertoire worldwide, as is the case of Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata and Aïda. At the age of 80 he composes that which would be his last work and his first comedy: the Falstaff opera, based on Shakespeare. It tells the adventures of the obese Falstaff, an old seductive libertine, who ends up himself being cheated. This “swan song” of his is regarded a masterpiece of musical- -theatrical virtuosity. Verdi died in Milan at age 88. Earlier, in 1883, in the German city of Bayreuth, Wagner had already succumbed to heart problems, before completing 70 years of age, at the peak of his career.



Maria do Céu Novais



Thursday, 3 January 2013

Serbia - Stamp Day

Cover from Serbia with Stamp Day stamp.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Finland - Souvenir Sheet Boats

Cover from Finland with Souvenir Sheet of stamps with boats.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Sweden - FDC Post Museum Stockolm

First Day Cover from Sweden - FDC Post Museum Stockolm 9-10-1980.

Czech Republic - Hockey Stamp

Cover from Czech Republic with Hockey Stamp. Thanks to Milan.