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.
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.
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.
China 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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