May 20, 2015

Colombia Postcard - Bogota



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Colombia

A nice postcard from Colombia, showing the view of Bogota. Thank You very much to my friend !

May 18, 2015

Estonia FDC on "EUROPA – Old Toys"



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EUROPA – Old Toys

Date of Issue : 6 May 2015

May 11, 2015

Macau FDC on "Macau Wetlands"



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Macau Wetlands

Terras Húmidas de Macau

Date of Issue : 5 May 2015

2 Patacas : Fiddler Crab (Uca arcuata)
3 Patacas : Bluespotted Mud-skipper (Boleophthalmus pectinirostris)
4.5 Patacas : Ornate Pigmy Frog (Microhyla ornata)
5.5 Patacas : Crimson Dropwing (Trithemis aurora)
Souvenir Sheet : Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor)

(The information above is from Macau Post website)

May 6, 2015

Israel FDC on "Ashdod Port 50th Anniversary"



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Ashdod Port 50th Anniversary

Date of Issue : 14 April 2015

May 4, 2015

Israel FDC on "Fields of Tomorrow - Expo 2015, Milano"



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Fields of Tomorrow - Expo 2015, Milano

Date of Issue : 14 April 2015

Expo Milan 2015 will be hosted in Italy from May 1 through October 31, focusing on "Feeding the Earth – Energy for Life" in the context of food and nutrition.

The theme of the Israeli pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 is The Fields of Tomorrow. A model of a typical Israeli field is the pavilion's key component and an inseparable part of the structure. This towering vertical field is 68 meters long and 12 meters high, stretching along the entire side of the Israeli pavilion.

May 2, 2015

Korea FDC on "50th Anniversary of Korea-Bolivia Diplomatic Relations"



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50th Anniversary of Korea-Bolivia Diplomatic Relations

Date of Issue : 24 April 2015

This April 24 marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between Bolivia and the Republic of Korea. The joint issue stamps feature endangered species, Mergus squamatus and Phibalura flavirostris.

Apr 30, 2015

Estonia FDC on "Folk Costumes"



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Folk Costumes

Date of Issue : 14 April 2015

0.55 Euro : Lihula
1.20 Euro : Kirbla

The FDC has a part of the Kirbla woman’s shirts breast flap in cross stitch and the first day cancellation features the motif that is represented on Lihula and Kirbla embroidered skirts.

Apr 29, 2015

Taiwan ATM FDC on "TAIPEI 2015 - 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition"



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TAIPEI 2015 - 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Postage Label

Date of Issue : 24 April 2015

The postage label features Taiwan trout.

Apr 28, 2015

China FDC on "Slender West Lake"



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Slender West Lake

Date of Issue : 18 April 2015

3-1 : Five-Pavilion Bridge
3-2 : Twenty-Four Bridges
3-3 : White Pagoda

A famous scenic area in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Slender West Lake was originally a city moat and later converted into a man-made lake. The Slender West Lake Scenic Area covers an area of 1.04 square kilometers, with its water surface stretching for about 4500 meters in length.

The year 2015 marks the 2500th anniversary of Yangzhou City and the 100th birthday of Sun Chuanzhe, one of China's earliest postage stamp designers. The three paintings that the special stamp set "Slender West Lake" bears were all created by the late stamp designer Sun Chuanzhe.

Apr 26, 2015

Slovakia FDC on "Technical Monuments"





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Technical Monuments

Date of Issue : 17 April 2015

The stamps feature the 498.104 Albatros and Steam Locomotive 464.001.

Apr 25, 2015

Israel FDC on "Memorial Day 2015"



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Memorial Day 2015

Date of Issue : 14 April 2015

The stamp design reflects the words of the poem "The Wheat Grows Again" by Dorit Tzameret.

Eleven members of Kibbutz Beit Hashita fell in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Kibbutz member Dorit Tzameret wrote the poem to commemorate the fallen on the first anniversary of the war.

Apr 23, 2015

Israel ATM FDC on "Alectoris Chukar"



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Alectoris Chukar

Date of Issue : 14 April 2015

Apr 21, 2015

Indonesia FDC on "Indonesian Traditional Music Instruments"







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Indonesian Traditional Music Instruments

Date of Issue : 9 March 2015

Apr 19, 2015

Indonesia FDC on "Year of the Ram"





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Year of the Ram

Date of Issue : 4 February 2015

Guatemala Postcard



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Guatemala

Really very surprise to get this beautiful postcard from Guatemala. Thank You very much to my friend !

Apr 17, 2015

China FDC on "Writers of Ancient China (IV)"





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Writers of Ancient China (IV)

Date of Issue : 4 April 2015

6-1 : Tang Xianzu (1550-1616), was a poet and playwright of the Ming Dynasty.
6-2 : Feng Menglong (1574-1646), was a Chinese vernacular writer and poet of the Ming Dynasty.
6-3 : Pu Songling (1640-1715), was a writer of the Qing Dynasty.
6-4 : Hong Sheng (1645-1704), was a playwright of the Qing Dynasty.
6-5 : Kong Shangren (1648-1718), was a dramatist and poet of the Qing Dynasty.
6-6 : Cao Xueqin (1715-c. 1763), was a renowned writer of the Qing Dynasty.

Apr 13, 2015

Hong Kong Mobile Post Office No.3 (MOB - 3) FDC







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Today (13 April 2015), the mobile post office No.3 (MOB - 3) is officially opened.

Apr 12, 2015

Hong Kong Local Postage Due Cover - 1997 Commemoration of The Opening of the Lantau Link Stamp



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Date Sent: 31 March 2015

Postage Stamp
~~~ Hong Kong 1997 Commemoration of The Opening of the Lantau Link Stamp
(Issued on 18 May 1997)

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~~~ Issued on 23 September 2004

The Hong Kong local postage due cover, was affixed with an invalid pre-1997 handover stamp of "Commemoration of The Opening of the Lantau Link". So, the postage due is $1.7 x 2 = $3.4

Apr 11, 2015

Hong Kong Lok Wah Post Office Last Day Cover



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Today (11 April 2015) is the last day of the Lok Wah Post Office. The post office was officially opened on 31 January 1989, and has served the public for 26 years.

Apr 10, 2015

New Zealand Aerogramme



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Bilhete Carta-Avião

New Zealand

An aerogramme from New Zealand. Thank You very much to my friend!

Apr 9, 2015

Slovakia FDC on "Sport: Vladimír Dzurilla (1942 – 1995)"



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Sport: Vladimír Dzurilla (1942 – 1995)

Date of Issue : 31 March 2015

Vladimír Dzurilla (born on August 2, 1942) is a legendary goalkeeper of Czechoslovak and Slovak ice hockey. He represented Czechoslovakia in 139 games. He is a three-time world champion (1972, 1976, 1977), a participant in three Winter Olympics (1964 – bronze medallist, 1968 – silver, 1972 – bronze), and in eight world championships, winning three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Apr 6, 2015

China FDC on "Painting of Beauties with Fan in Hand"



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Painting of Beauties with Fan in Hand

Date of Issue : 22 March 2015

The 'Painting of Beauties with Fan in Hand' is a coloured silk scroll painting, measuring 33.7cm by 204.8cm, currently in the collection the Palace Museum. The painting bears no signature of the creator, but it is said to be attributable to Zhou Fang in late Tang Dynasty. This painting depicts 13 imperial concubines and maids, who sit idly with a fan in hand, seem ready to play strings, doll themselves up in front of mirror, do embroidery, or rest idly while waving a fan.