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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
China 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
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.
First Day Cover 首日封 Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia Hong Kong
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)
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.
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.
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.
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