Oct 19, 2014

Korea Cover - Pope Francis’s Visit to Korea



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A very nice Korean cover with the Pope Francis’s Visit to Korea stamps (issued on 8 August 2014).

Oct 17, 2014

China FDC on "60th Anniversary of the Founding of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps"



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60th Anniversary of the Founding of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps

Date of Issue : 7 October 2014

3-1 : Hard Work
3-2 : Safeguarding Stability and the Frontier
3-3 : Glorious Future

Oct 16, 2014

Canada Postcard - Woodpecker



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A very nice card of woodpecker, with many beautiful stamps. Thank You very much !

Oct 15, 2014

Slovakia FDC on "90th Anniversary of the International Peace Marathon in Košice"



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90th Anniversary of the International Peace Marathon in Košice

Date of Issue : 5 October 2014

The Košice Peace Marathon is the oldest marathon in Europe and the sixth-oldest in the world. The first course was held in 1924. The marathon takes place each year on the first October Sunday. The first women's race was held in 1980.

Oct 14, 2014

Korea FDC on "Korean Day"



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Korean Day

Date of Issue : 7 October 2014

Oct 13, 2014

China FDC on "The Chinese Filial Piety (I)"



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The Chinese Filial Piety (I)

Date of Issue : 30 September 2014

4-1 : Filial Piety Moving Heaven
4-2 : Spurting Spring and Jumping Carps
4-3 : Hua Mulan Taking Her Father's Place in the Army
4-4 : Sun Simiao Healing His Parents

Oct 12, 2014

Slovakia FDC on "The Wedding Palace in Bytča"



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The Wedding Palace in Bytča

Date of Issue : 19 September 2014

The Wedding Palace in Bytča is generally viewed as one of the most significant late Renaissance buildings in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Oct 10, 2014

Hong Kong - Malaysia Joint Issue on Local Food



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Joint Issue with Malaysia on Local Food

Date of Issue : 9 October 2014

$1.70 - Egg Waffle
$2.90 - Nasi Lemak (Malaysia Local Food)
$3.70 - Poon Choi
$5 - Satay (Malaysia Local Food)

Oct 9, 2014

Israel FDC on "Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef"



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Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Date of Issue : 28 September 2014

Oct 8, 2014

Slovakia FDC on "The Slovak National Uprising"



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The Slovak National Uprising

Date of Issue : 29 August 2014

The Slovak National Uprising (SNP) of 1944 represents one of the greatest armed anti-fascist events taking place during the years of the World War II.

The postage stamp is based on the impressive work of the academic sculptor Jozef Jankovič from 1969, “Obete varujú” (Victims warn us), being a part of the SNP memorial in Banská Bystrica. The memorial silhouette is included in the special postmark. A motive of the first day cover is the town castle in Banská Bystrica and includes also the coat of arms of the town.

Oct 7, 2014

Korea FDC on "2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference"



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2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

Date of Issue : 1 October 2014

The 19th International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference would be held in Busan from 20 October to 7 November.

Oct 6, 2014

China FDC on "Chinese Dream National Rejuvenation"



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Chinese Dream National Rejuvenation

Date of Issue : 20 September 2014

Oct 5, 2014

Slovakia FDC on "Andrej Hlinka (1864 – 1938)"



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Andrej Hlinka (1864 – 1938)

Date of Issue : 26 September 2014

A Roman Catholic priest, papal pronotary, and native of a simple family of a raftsman and peasant from Černová, urban area of Ružomberok, became one of the most outstanding figures of the modern Slovak history from the end of the 19th to the 1st half of the 20th century through the way he lived his life.

Oct 4, 2014

Netherlands Postcard - Nijmegen



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A very nice card of Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Oct 3, 2014

China FDC on "60th Anniversary of the National People's Congress"



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60th Anniversary of the National People's Congress

Date of Issue : 15 September 2014

The year 2014 sees the 60th anniversary of the National People's Congress (NPC). The 1st Session of the 1st NPC was held on 15 September 1954, marking the establishment of the system of people's congresses across the nation.

Oct 2, 2014

Indonesia FDC on "125th Anniversary of Indonesian Palaeoanthropology"



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125th Anniversary of Indonesian Palaeoanthropology

Date of Issue : 31 August 2014

1/2 : Homo erectus
2/2 : Homo sapiens

Early human fossils were first discovered by Van Rietschoten in 1889 in the village of Wajak, Tulungagung, East Java. This findings was later recognized as the first ancient human fossil findings reported from Indonesia.

Oct 1, 2014

Finland Postcard - Ice Fishing



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A card showing people fishing in winter on sea or river.

Belarus Postcard - Minsk



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A postcard showing a view of Minsk, the capital city of Belarus

Sep 29, 2014

Israel FDC on "Wolfgang Von Weisl"



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Wolfgang Von Weisl

Date of Issue : 9 September 2014

Dr. Benjamin Zeev (Wolfgang Johannes) von Weisl (1896, Vienna – 1974, Gadera) was a Viennese physician and a decorated WWI artillery corps officer, an international author and journalist and a renowned orientalist, as well as a Zionist leader, one of the founders of the Revisionist movement and a pioneer in the struggle for Eretz Israel.

Sep 28, 2014

Indonesia FDC on "Indonesia First Ladies"



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Indonesia First Ladies

Date of Issue : 23 July 2014

1/5 : Fatmawati Soekarno
2/5 : Tien Soeharto
3/5 : Ainun Habibie
4/5 : Sinta Nurriyah Wahid
5/5 : Ani Yudhoyono

Sep 27, 2014

Mexico Postcard - Azteca Stadium



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A beautiful Mexican postcard showing the Azteca Stadium. Thank You very much to my friend !

Sep 26, 2014

China FDC on "Yangtze River"







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Yangtze River

Date of Issue : 13 September 2014

9-1 : The River Flowing Eastward
9-2 : Beautiful Chongqing
9-3 : Spectacular Three Gorges Landscape
9-4 : Hubei and Hunan Provinces Near the River
9-5 : Water Landscape of Lushan Mountain
9-6 : Unique Landscape of Huangshan Mountain
9-7 : Spring Dawn of Nanjing
9-8 : Waterside Towns
9-9 : The River Running Eastward to the Sea

This set of stamps were made based on the long scroll painting of "The Great Yangtze River" by Yuan Yunfu.

Sep 25, 2014

Estonia FDC on "Estonian Mushrooms - The Deadly Fibrecap"



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Estonian Mushrooms - The Deadly Fibrecap

Date of Issue : 11 September 2014

The deadly fibrecap (Inocybe erubescens) is very poisonous, containing muscarine. The poison does not disappear even after scalding or drying. Quite soon after eating the mushroom signs of poisoning appear: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abundant perspiration, flow of spit and tears, often narrowing of the pupils and vision disorders. It is found in parks and deciduous forests when the first pale red russulas spring up.

Sep 24, 2014

Israel FDC "Fiddler on the Roof - Fifty Years"



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Fiddler on the Roof - Fifty Years

Date of Issue : 9 September 2014

The three stamps are based on Drawings by Chaim Topol.

Fifty years ago, in 1964, the curtain rose on Fiddler on the Roof – the first large-scale Broadway musical based on a Jewish-Yiddish classic. The plot takes place in a Jewish town in Russia and is based on the stories of Tevya the Dairyman written by the greatest Yiddish humorist, Shalom Aleichem.

Since the premiere in New York, Fiddler on the Roof has been performed tens of thousands of times all over the world. The first performance to take place in another country and in another language was in Israel, in Hebrew, in 1965.