Apr 14, 2014

Russia FDC on "100th Anniversary of M.L. Gallai(1914–1998), Test Pilot"



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100th Anniversary of M.L. Gallai(1914–1998), Test Pilot

Date of Issue : 28 March 2014

Mark Lasarevich Gallai (1914–1998) was a Russian test pilot, writer, Hero of the Soviet Union.

For the time of flight operation Gallai utilized 125 types of aircrafts, helicopters and gliders. He was conferred with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1957 for his valor and bravery demonstrated under testing of new aviation equipment.

“Through Invisible Barriers”, his first book, was published in 1960. In 1965 Gallai became a member of the USSR Union of Writers. And since 1975 he has been fully focused on book-writing.

The stamp reflects the portrait of M.L. Gallai against the background of strategic bomber М-3 developed by the Design Bureau n.a. V. Myasishchev, for testing of which Mark Lasarevich Gallai was conferred with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

Apr 6, 2014

Slovakia FDC on "Štefan Osuský (1889 – 1973)"



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Štefan Osuský (1889 – 1973)

Date of Issue : 31 March 2014

Štefan Osuský (1889 − 1973), a native from Brezová pod Bradlom and co-founder of the Czechoslovak Republic, was the most significant Slovak diplomat of this time.

Apr 5, 2014

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A nice Indian cover affixed with a "Architectural Heritage of India Srikurmam, Srikakulam" souvenir sheet issued on 11 April 2013. Thank You very much to my friend !

Apr 4, 2014

Slovakia FDC on "Easter 2014: Crucifixion – Stained Glass Windows of Romanticism"



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Easter 2014: Crucifixion – Stained Glass Windows of Romanticism

Date of Issue : 10 March 2014

The stamps are with jasmine perfume.

Apr 3, 2014

Slovakia FDC on "International Year of Crystallography"



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International Year of Crystallography

Date of Issue : 14 February 2014

In 2014 we will celebrate 100 years since awarding the Nobel Price to Max von Laue for the experiments that for the first time revealed the atomic (crystal) structure of solid matter via X-ray diffraction. That is why the UNO announced the year 2014 to be the International Year of Crystallography.

Apr 2, 2014

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A cover from Monaco. Thank You very much !

Apr 1, 2014

Korea FDC on "Cadastral Resurvey"



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South Korea

Cadastral Resurvey

Date of Issue : 20 March 2014

A Cadastral resurvey to be undertaken once again after it was conducted one century ago.

The cadastral map currently being used in Korea was made of paper during the Japanese colonial period using outdated technology such as bamboo scale. It was transformed and later damaged over time, thus leaving about 15% of the national land unmatched with the map.

The cadastral Resurvey Project will be carried out over 19 years from 2012 to 2030

Mar 31, 2014

Hong Kong FDC on "Weather Phenomena"







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Weather Phenomena

Date of Issue : 27 March 2014

$1.7 : Rainbow

The self made FDCs above are autographed by Postmaster General, Mrs. Jessie TING, JP (丁葉燕薇女士) and the Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr Shun Chi-Ming.

Mar 30, 2014

Estonia FDC on "Bird of the Year – Common Kingfisher"



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Bird of the Year – Common Kingfisher

Date of Issue : 20 March 2014

Due to its extraordinary colours the Common Kingfisher, (Alcedo atthis), is called the Nordic jewel and the pearl of rivers. It nests on the banks of rivers, brooks and bigger ditches lined with trees and rivers, the banks of which offer opportunities for digging its nest. The kingfisher particularly likes shallow rivers with pure water. It mainly feeds on small fish.

Mar 29, 2014

Taiwan Cover - 2014 Hsinchu Marathon



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A cover from Taiwan with 2014 Hsinchu Marathon special postmark. Thank You very much to my friend !

Mar 27, 2014

Malaysia Cover - Underwater Life



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A very beautiful Malaysian cover, with the 2012 Underwater Life stamp set, sent on my birthday, 23 March. Thank you very much to my friend !

Mar 25, 2014

Hong Kong Cover - Happy Birthday to Me





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Last Sunday, 23 March was my birthday. To commemorate my birthday, I specially go to General Post Office and Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office to sent myself some letters. Just unlucky that, there is double cancellation on the cover from GPO.

Mar 24, 2014

China FDC on "Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests"



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Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests

Date of Issue : 15 March 2014

2-1 : Fairness and Justice
2-2 : Protection of the Rights

China Consumers' Association, established in 1984, has been holding activities annually to celebrate the "March 15-World Consumer Rights Day" since 1986. In 1987, China Consumers' Association joined the Consumer International. In 1993, the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests was promulgated.

Mar 19, 2014

Brazil Aerogramme



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Brazil

Another nice aerogramme from Brazil. Thank You very much to my friend !

Mar 18, 2014

Portugal FDC on "800th Anniversary of the Notary in Portugal"





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800 Anos do Notariado em Portugal

800th Anniversary of the Notary in Portugal

Date of Issue : 6 March 2014

Mar 17, 2014

Latvia FDC on "Tulip"



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Latvia

Tulip

Date of Issue : 7 March 2014

Tulips are plants belonging to the lily family. They got their name because of their shape: the word tulip is derived from the Persian word toliban meaning turban, a type of headdress. Tulip is a genus of about 100 species, of which only one species - the wild tulip - grows in the wild in Latvia.

Mar 16, 2014

Hong Kong Local Postage Due Cover



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Hong Kong

Date Sent: 8 March 2014

Postage Stamp
~~~ Hong Kong 1997 $1.3 Definitive Stamp
(Issued on 26 January 1997)

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

A Hong Kong local postage due cover, with the "Closure of International Mail Centre (IMC)" special cancellation. I just affixed a Hong Kong $1.3 stamp out of the normal postage of $1.7. The postage due is : ($1.7 - $1.3) x 2 = HK$0.8

Mar 15, 2014

Portugal Postcard - National Olympic Congress



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Congresso Nacional Olímpico

National Olympic Congress

Date of Issue : 3 March 2014

Mar 14, 2014

Estonia FDC on "Võru"



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Võru

Date of Issue : 5 March 2014

The city of Võru lies in the South-eastern corner of Estonia, about 250 km from the capital, Tallinn, and about 40 kilometres from the border crossing point to Russia at Luhamaa. The territory of the city covers 13 sq km. The pride of the city is Lake Tamula of 231.3 hectares, the beach promenade along its northern shore and the longest suspension bridge in Estonia (180 metres). Võru was granted city rights in 1784 and the city marks its birthday every August 21. The city got its coat-of-arms as early as in 1788. It features a spruce on golden background. In accordance with an imperial ukase the city got the arms because that tree is very characteristic to the landscape around Võru.

Mar 13, 2014

Russia FDC on "150th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo"



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150th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo

Date of Issue : 13 February 2014

In 2014 the Moscow Zoological Park, one of the oldest zoos in Europe, will become 150 years old.

At the opening it contained 134 domestic animals, 153 wild animals and birds and 7 reptiles. Today one can see in the Moscow Zoo more than eight thousand animals, some species have been bred by experts for the first time in the world.

The margins of the souvenir sheet depict: a Macaw parrot, a giraffe, a tiger, a manul cat, a peacock, a crocodile, a brown baby bear, a pink flamingo, an Asian elephant, and a gibbon; the postage stamp shows the main entrance to the building of the Moscow Zoo.

Mar 12, 2014

Brazil Aerogramme



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Brazil

Another nice aerogramme from Brazil. Thank You very much to my friend !

Mar 11, 2014

Hong Kong Cover - Closure of International Mail Centre Post Office



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8 March 2014 was the last day of International Mail Centre (IMC) Post Office. To commemorate its closure, I sent a letter to me from there by recorded delivery.

Mar 6, 2014

China FDC on "Scroll of Bathing Horses"





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Scroll of Bathing Horses

Date of Issue : 1 March 2014

As a masterpiece of Zhao's mature works, the Scroll of Bathing Horses, successfully combining the landscape painting skill of the Song Dynasty, the horse painting skill of Tang Dynasty with the scholar-official demeanor of Zhao Mengfu to a perfect culmination.