Sep 14, 2014

Macau FDC on "New Campus of the University of Macau"





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New Campus of the University of Macau

Novo Campus da Universidade de Macau

Date of Issue : 5 September 2014

The New Campus of the University of Macau is separated from Taipa, Macau, by a waterway, with the lush Hengqin Mountain in the background, covers approximately one square kilometre and can hold more than 10,000 students. This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the designs show the buildings of library, administration building, residential colleges and university hall & UM guest house.
(The information above is from Macau Post website)

On the souvenir sheet FDC, there are one 3 Patacas Definitive stamp, which depict the old University of Macau, and also one ATM stamp which depict the Lotus Bridge, a cross-border bridge linking COTAI with Hengqin, to make up the postage.

While on the self made FDC below, there is a special ATM, with "***.5" printed on it. This 0.5 Pataca ATM is not available on ATM machine, and is only available at a few post offices.

Sep 11, 2014

Estonia FDC on "Centenary of the Estonian Academy of Arts"



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Centenary of the Estonian Academy of Arts

Date of Issue : 1 September 2014

Sep 10, 2014

Estonia FDC on "75th Anniversary of the Tallinn Zoo"



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75th Anniversary of the Tallinn Zoo

Date of Issue : 25 August 2014

Tallinn Zoo, member of WAZA, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, this year marks its 75th anniversary. The Amur leopard, Panthera pardus orientalis and the bearded vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, that have been reproduced in the souvenir sheet, are some of the important objects of protection of species.

Sep 9, 2014

Estonia FDC on "25th Anniversary of the Baltic Chain - Joint Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Issue"



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25th Anniversary of the Baltic Chain - Joint Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Issue

Date of Issue : 23 August 2014

The Baltic Chain on 23 August 1989, was a giant demonstration initiated to influence Soviet authorities and to express the will of freedom of the people of the three Baltic nations – a human chain of nearly seven hundred kilometres from Tallinn to Vilnius. The number of people standing along the route has been assessed at up to one million. The demonstration was scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which unlawfully changed the national status of the Baltic countries and robbed them of their independence.

Sep 7, 2014

Hong Kong FDC on "Cantonese Opera Costumes" to Macau Poste Restante



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Cantonese Opera Costumes

Date of Issue : 21 August 2014

$1.70 - Great Han costume

(From Hong Kong Post : http://www.hongkongpoststamps.hk/eng/stamps/latest_stamp_issues/2014/20140821a/introduction.htm)

Macau Post recently extend its Posta Restante service to Carmo Post Office. I sent this FDC to Macau to try the new Posta Restante service.

Sep 5, 2014

Taiwan Maximum Card - Gallant Horse ATM



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~~~ Taiwan "Gallant Horse" ATM (Issued on 22 August 2014)
~~~ Cancellation : Sanchong Temporary Post Office Special Postmark

Sep 3, 2014

China FDC on "Zhuge Liang"





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Zhuge Liang (諸葛亮)

Date of Issue : 28 August 2014

2-1 : The sleeping Dragon Rising from Longzhong
2-2 : A Dedicated Man
Souvenir Sheet : Portrait of Zhuge Liang

Zhuge Liang (諸葛亮) (181-234), courtesy name Kongming (孔明), a native of Yangdu, Langya (today's Yinan County, Shangdong Province), was a prominent statesman and strategist during the Tree Kingdoms period (220-280).

Sep 2, 2014

Taiwan FDC on "Formation of Kinmen County 100th Anniversary"



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Formation of Kinmen County 100th Anniversary

Date of Issue : 28 August 2014

Originally a township under the jurisdiction of Tongan, Fujian Province during the Qing Dynasty, Kinmen was elevated to county status in 1915. The year 2014 is the 100th since Kinmen became a county. The designs follow:

Two stamps are designed as a se-tenant pair:
NT$5: Juguang Tower and the Western-style residential buildings of the Shuitou Settlement.
NT$12: Traditional Southern-Min-style buildings of the Shanhou Folk Culture Village as well as the Wentai Pagoda, a national historic monument.

Sep 1, 2014

Nicaragua Postcard - Sanctuary of Popoyuapa



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Nicaragua

A nice postcard showing the Sanctuary of Popoyuapa in Rivas. Thank You very much to my friend!

Aug 31, 2014

Korea FDC on "60th Baekje Cultural Festival"



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60th Baekje Cultural Festival

Date of Issue : 21 August 2014

Stamp Design : Gold earrings, the Great Gilt-bronze Incense Burner of Baekje

The 60th Baekje Cultural Festival is to be held from September 26 to October 5, 2014 for 10 days in and around Buyeo-gun and Gongju city in Chungcheongnam-do.

Aug 29, 2014

China FDC on "The 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Comrade Deng Xiaoping"









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The 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Comrade Deng Xiaoping

Date of Issue : 22 August 2014

4-1 : Leading Baise Uprising
4-2 : Attending the 6th Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly
4-3 : At the 12th National Congress of the CPC
4-4 : Deng Xiaoping Making Speech During His Tour to Southern China

Aug 28, 2014

Taiwan ATM FDC on "Gallant Horse"



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Gallant Horse Postage Label

Date of Issue : 22 August 2014

Aug 26, 2014

China FDC on "The Second Summer Youth Olympic Games"



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The Second Summer Youth Olympic Games

Date of Issue : 16 August 2014

The Second Summer Youth Olympic Games is scheduled to run from 16 to 28 August in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, with its slogan set as "Share the Games, Share Our Dreams". The idea of the mascot, Lele, came from the rain flower pebble and promotes a natural, sporty, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Aug 24, 2014

Indonesia FDC on "Indonesia Waterbirds"



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Indonesia Waterbirds

Date of Issue : 15 July 2014

1/4 : Mycteria cinerea
2/4 : Charadrius juvanicus
3/4 : Gymnocrex rosenbergii
4/4 : Pseudibis davisoni

Aug 22, 2014

Hong Kong FDC on "Cantonese Opera Costumes"



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Cantonese Opera Costumes

Date of Issue : 21 August 2014

$1.70 - Great Han Costume
$2.20 - Gown with a Sloping Collar
$2.90 - Dress for Young Ladies
$3.10 - Military Uniform for Soldiers
$3.70 - Python Ceremonial Robe (Mang)
$5 - Gown with a Vertical Collar (Pei)

Aug 21, 2014

Malaysia FDC on "Malaysian Fruits"



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Malaysian Fruits

Date of Issue : 17 July 2014

60sen : Jackfruit
80sen : Durian
RM1.20 : Rock Melon
RM1.40 : Star Fruit

Aug 19, 2014

Korea FDC on "Philately Week"



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Philately Week

Date of Issue : 8 August 2014

Philately Week special stamps are to feature the winning designs of the 19th International Postage Stamp Design Contest organized last year.

“Creation of new history” by CHO Hyeon-ji (Korea) is the grand prize winner in the general category. “Train travel” by PARK Eun-young (Korea) is the gold prize winner in the general category. “A letter containing the thoughts of a bird” by 10-year old, CHOI Min-seo (Korea) is the grand prize winner in the youth category. “Growing up with stamps” by KIM Tae-yeol (Korea) is the gold prize winner in the youth category.

Aug 14, 2014

Korea FDC on "PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition"



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PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition

Date of Issue : 7 August 2014

PHILAKOREA 2014 celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Postal Service of Korea is the fourth exhibition of its kind held in the country. PHILAKOREA 2014 displays 545 stamp exhibits and more than 200,000 stamps submitted from 68 countries.

PHILAKOEA 2014 commemorative stamps feature “Arirang,” a lyrical folk song of Korea designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012. For the first time, this PHILAKOREA 2014 commemorative stamp is printed on the traditional Korean paper, Hanji. The unique texture of Hanji adds a flavor of Korea. Image Recognition Technology was applied to the PHILAKOREA 2014 commemorative stamps. When each stamp is viewed via a smart phone or tablet PC, a short film about Arirang can be appreciated.

Aug 7, 2014

Indonesia FDC on "Environmental Care"



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Environmental Care

Date of Issue : 5 June 2014

1/2 : Leptoptilos Javanicus
2/2 : Scylla Serrata

Aug 6, 2014

Korea FDC on "17th Asian Games Incheon 2014"



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17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

Date of Issue : 31 July 2014

The Incheon Asian Games are to take place from September 19 to October 4, 2014 with about 13,000 athletes and officials from all 45 member countries. Athletes will compete in a total of 36 sporting games including 28 Olympic sports and 8 non-Olympic sports.

The commemorative stamps featuring, bowling, squash, rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling, cricket and the mascots of the event will be issued.

Aug 1, 2014

Namibia Postcard - Windhoek



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My first postcard from Namibia, showing different views of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Thank You very much to my friend !

Jul 29, 2014

Hong Kong Local Postage Due Cover - 2014 Definitive Stamps







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Hong Kong

Date Sent: 24 July 2014

Postage Stamp
~~~ Hong Kong 2014 Definitive Stamps
(Issued on 24 July 2014)

Hong Kong Postage Due Label (Left)
~~~ Issued on 23 September 2004

Three Hong Kong local postage due covers, with the new 2014 definitive stamps and special cancellation.