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.
The Swinhoe’s pheasant is a member of the Phasianidae family and is a protected species endemic to Taiwan. A quick and nimble bird, it inhabits the floor of broadleaf forests between 300 and 2,300 meters in elevation. The designs follow:
Four stamps in a se-tenant block:
Immature (NT$5): Immature young males have a mottled plumage that resembles a mix of adult male and adult female plumage.
Male (NT$5): The male has a bright red wattle on each cheek, a dark bluish black head, white patches on its crest, nape, and upper back, and red scapulars. It has long tail feathers including two central pure white ones. The rest of its body is bluish black with a bright blue or bluish green sheen.
Chicks (NT$10): The chicks have an eye line beside each eye and several dark brown stripes on their heads.
Hen and Chick (NT$12): The plain female is brown overall with dense arrow- and v-shaped patterns. Its tail feathers are chestnut red with black horizontal markings. Chicks start follow around their mothers as soon as they are hatched.
Postage Due Cover 欠資封 Sobrescrito com Selos de Porteado
Macau Hong Kong
Date Sent: 17 February 2014
Macau ATM ~~~ Macau "Year of the Horse" ATM (Issued on 14 February 2014)
Hong Kong Postage Due Label ~~~ Issued on 23 September 2004 On the cover, I just affixed a "Year of the Horse" ATM stamps of 1 Pataca out of the normal postage of 2.5 Patacas. On 1 March, I went to the GPO to get the mail and paid the postage due. The postage due should be : ((1.5 / 2.5) x 2.3) + 4 = HK$5.4. On the cover, you can see the round-shaped T 1.5/2.5 postmark from Macau and a Hong Kong "To Pay" chop.
Heads of state of the Republic of Estonia - Konstantin Päts
Date of Issue : 21 February 2014
Konstantin Päts (23 February 1874 – 18 January 1956) was the most influential politician of interwar Estonia.
After the new constitution was adopted in 1938, Päts became the first President of Estonia. During his presidency, the Soviet Union occupied Estonia in 1940. As President, he was forced to sign decrees for over a month, until he was finally arrested and deported to Russia, where he died in 1956.
The Estonian History Museum is one of the oldest and most important memory institutions in Estonia. On February 2014 it will mark its 150 anniversary. The forerunner of the History Museum was the Estonian Provincial Museum that was set up by Baltic-German intellectuals in 1864.
The opening ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games took place on February 7, 2014 at the Fisht stadium, located in the Olympic Park. More than 5,500 athletes and team members from over 80 countries attend the event, which was held on February 7 to 23, 2014.
15 winter sports disciplines combined into seven Olympic sports are included in the programme of the Olympic Winter Games of 2014: three skating sports, six ski sports, two types of bobsleigh, as well as four separate sports: biathlon, curling, ice hockey and luge. In total, 98 sets of medals will be given away.
The margins of the souvenir sheet carry a QR code with an encrypted link to the www.sochi2014.com website, against the background of Krasnaya Polyana mountain peaks; there are gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals depicted on the postage stamps.
China 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and France
Date of Issue : 27 January 2014
2-1 : Qinhuai River in Nanjing
2-2 : Seine River in Paris
A branch of the Yangtze River, the Qinhuai flows 110 kilometers through the heart of Nanjing. The river consists of the inner and outer parts, of which the inner Qinhuai stretches for five kilometers and is the most bustling area in the ancient capital of Nanjing.
A major shipping artery in northern France, the Seine extends 776 kilometers in total length and snakes from west to north through the urban areas of Paris.
The Halls of the Knights Hospitallers in Acre, Israel and Valletta, Malta - Joint Issue Israel - Malta Date of Issue : 28 January 2014
Stamp design : on the right - the Hospitallers' refectory in Acre; on the left - one of the halls in the Hospitallers hospital in Valletta.
FDC : on the right - a section of the sea wall in Acre; on the left - a section of the port fortifications in Valletta.
The year 2014 marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Malta.
The Order of the Knights Hospitallers, also known as the Order of the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, was developed in Jerusalem in the early 12th century around the church hospital building located south of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The two covers above were sent on 31 January 2014, the first day of the Chinese new year and were cancelled with GPO-1 and CMC-1 (Central Mail Center) double ring datestamp postmark. The stamps affixed on these two covers are Hong Kong Year of the Horse Heartwarming personalised stamps. Wishing you all good luck and success in the Year of the Horse.
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