Jan 25, 2015

Hong Kong FDC on "Year of the Ram"





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Year of the Ram

Date of Issue : 24 January 2015

$1.7 : A pastel celadon lamb.
$2.9 : A graceful gold glazed ceramic ram
$3.7 : A gold coloured clay ram.
$5 : A jade ram
$10 Stamp (on the top FDC) : With lithography and embossing as well as silver hot foil stamping.

On the FDC, you can see the autograph of the stamp designer, Mr. KAN Tai-keung and also the autograph of the Postmaster General, Mrs Jessie Ting Yip Yin-mei.

Jan 24, 2015

Portugal Cover - Aga Khan Award for Architecture" Silk Stamp Sheetlet



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A very nice cover with 2013 "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" silk stamp sheetlet. Thank You so much to my friend !

Jan 22, 2015

China Postage Due Cover to Hong Kong



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Date Sent: 30 December 2014

China Stamp

~~~ China "Folk House" 1.5 Fen Definitive Stamp (Issued on 1 July 1986)

Hong Kong Postage Due Label
~~~ Issued on 23 September 2004

On the cover, I just affixed a China "Folk House" Definitive stamp of 1.5 Fen out of the normal postage of 1.5 Yuan. On 20 January 2015, I went to the GPO to get the mail and paid the postage due. The postage due should be : ((150 / 350) x 2.3) + 4 = HK$5. On the cover, you can see the handwritten T 150/350 by Chinese postal staff and a Hong Kong "To Pay" chop.

Jan 21, 2015

Estonia FDC on "Heads of state of the Republic of Estonia - Jüri Uluots"



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Heads of state of the Republic of Estonia - Jüri Uluots

Date of Issue : 13 January 2015

Jan 20, 2015

Colombia Postcard - Medellín



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My first postcard from Colombia, showing different views of Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia. Thank You very much to my friend !

Jan 19, 2015

Israel FDC on "Sundials in Eretz Israel"



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Sundials in Eretz Israel

Date of Issue : 16 December 2014

Indonesia FDC on "Flora and Fauna"



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Flora and Fauna

Date of Issue : 5 November 2014

1/2 : Eretmochelys imbricata
2/2 : Tacca leontopetaloides

Jan 18, 2015

Malaysia Maximum Card - Local Food







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~~~ Malaysia "Local Food, Joint Issue with Hong Kong" Stamp Issue, RM1.4 stamps features Satay, Nasi Lemak and Poon Choi  (Issued on 9 October 2014)
~~~ Cancellation : First Day Special Postmark

Jan 16, 2015

Singapore FDC on "Zodiac Series - Goat"



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Zodiac Series - Goat

Date of Issue : 9 January 2015

Jan 15, 2015

Taiwan FDC on "Jellyfish"



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Jellyfish

Date of Issue : 8 January 2015

NT$5: Pelagia noctiluca - widely distributed in warm temperate surface waters, and occurs in the waters off northern Taiwan, including Jinshan, Yeliu and Keelung Harbor.

NT$7: Physophora hydrostatica - common in the Taiwan Strait and in the waters south and east to Taiwan.

NT$10: Mastigias papua - found in the coastal waters of southern and northern Taiwan, including Yeliu.

NT$12: Cyanea capillata - seen in the northern and central Taiwan Strait and in the waters off northern Taiwan.

Jan 13, 2015

China FDC on "Yi-Wei Year"



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Yi-Wei Year (乙未年)

Date of Issue : 5 January 2015

Jan 11, 2015

Macau FDC on "Lunar Year of the Goat"



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Lunar Year of the Goat

Ano Lunar da Cabra

Date of Issue : 5 January 2015

The conceptual design of the stamp is combined with the different forms of the goat and the distinguishing characteristics of “Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth”. The year of goat, the goat’s nature from the “Five Elements” is “Wood Goat”, so it becomes the main character of the five stamps. The “Wood Goat” stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to highlight its gentle characteristic, together with the hot foil stamping with symphony holographic on the stamp border. The design of souvenir sheet used construction blocks and simple colour to create the scene of Macau, in which a group of white goats is living harmony in the city.
(The information above is from Macau Post website)

Israel FDC on "Israel's Automotive Industry"





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Israel's Automotive Industry

Date of Issue : 16 December 2014

Standard Carmel, 1936
The first car assembled in Eretz Israel by The Eretz Israel Mobiles Company. Since this car has not been available in Israel since 1936 – the stamp features a Standard car manufactured in Britain in 1946, which is identical to the 1936 model. The car on the stamp is owned by Zvika and Yossi Gazinsky.

Kaiser Manhattan, 1951
The first car manufactured in the State of Israel, by Kaiser-Frazer of Israel, in an initial attempt to establish an automobile factory "like those overseas". Since this car has not been available in Israel since 1951, the stamp features a car manufactured in 1953, which is mostly identical to the 1951 model and is owned by Doron Itelson.

Sabra Sport, 1961
The first sports car manufactured in Israel by Autocars. The car that appears on the stamp belongs to Nitzan Primor.

Sufa Jeep, 1992
The first jeep designed and manufactured by Nazareth Illit Automotive Industries (AIL). The car that appears on the stamp belongs to Ronen Greenstein.

Jan 10, 2015

Slovakia FDC on "Krásnohorské Podhradie- Andrassy Mausoleum"



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Krásnohorské Podhradie- Andrassy Mausoleum

Date of Issue : 2 January 2015

Jan 9, 2015

Indonesia FDC on "69th Anniversary of Indonesian National Armed Force"



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69th Anniversary of Indonesian National Armed Force

Date of Issue : 5 October 2014

1/3 : KRI Dewa Ruci
2/3 : Sukhoi
3/3 : Leopard Tank

Jan 7, 2015

Israel FDC on "Orchids Israel - Ecuador Joint Issue"



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Orchids Israel - Ecuador Joint Issue

Date of Issue : 16 December 2014

Bee Orchid (Ophrys fuciflora) belongs to the Orchidaceae family and resembles a bee, hence its name. This species grows wild in mountainous areas of Israel. The Bee Orchid, which serves as the symbol of the Israeli Orchid Society, is one of approximately eight species of wild bee orchids that are known to grow in Israel.

Monkey Orchid (Dracula simia) belongs to the same family and grows on trees in the high forests of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

Jan 6, 2015

Slovakia FDC on "Postage Stamp Day: Severín Zrubec (1921 – 2011)"



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Postage Stamp Day: Severín Zrubec (1921 – 2011)

Date of Issue : 5 December 2014

JUDr. Severín Zrubec (* Lúčnica nad Žitavou, November 5, 1921 – † Bratislava, March 11, 2011) was a successful exhibitor, journalist, association member, and a member of home and foreign juries assessing exhibits. He took part in organised philately for more than fifty years.

The stamp is dominated by his portrait and autograph. Zrubec’s first gold medal awarded at the World Postage Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 1962 extends over the right coupon, while a section of the emblem of the Society of St. Gabriel, he co-founded (1962), is depicted on the left one. FDC includes a postal stationery (J. Fándly, 1991 from Museum of Book Culture) issued by the Union of Slovak Philatelists and sent to his address.

Jan 3, 2015

Hong Kong 2015 New Year Cover



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A Hong Kong 2015 New Year cover, sent from the Gereral Post Office.

Jan 2, 2015

Slovakia FDC on "Christmas 2014: Nativity – Stained Glass Windows of Romanticism"



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Christmas 2014: Nativity – Stained Glass Windows of Romanticism

Date of Issue : 14 November 2014

Jan 1, 2015

Slovakia FDC on "Christmas Post 2014"



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Christmas Post 2014

Date of Issue : 13 November 2014

Slovenská pošta a.s. is continuing in the postage stamp issue "Christmas mail". The current children’s stamp is based on a drawing by Anastázia Lakatošová from Komárno, who sent it to Baby Jesus. The contest was announced during the previous year of the Christmas mail and was attended by almost 1,700 drawings.

Dec 31, 2014

United Kingdom Postcard - Map



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A very nice Great Britain map postcard, with a beautiful soccer player stamp. Thank You very much to my friend !

Dec 30, 2014

Hong Kong Local Cover - Mobile Post Office No. 1



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Last time, I sent a cover from Mobile Post Office No.2 (MOB2) (see : http://tommy-post.blogspot.com/2014/12/hong-kong-local-cover-mobile-post.html).

This time, I went to Tuen Mun, which was very far away to my home, and sent a cover from Mobile Post Office No.1 (MOB1). Again, on the cover, there affixed a Hong Kong 2012 "150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong" Heartwarming Stamps, with the stamp tab feature the mobile post office.

Dec 29, 2014

Hong Kong 2014 Christmas Cover



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A Hong Kong 2014 Christmas cover, sent from the Gereral Post Office.