Jul 29, 2014

Hong Kong Local Postage Due Cover - 2014 Definitive Stamps







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Hong Kong

Date Sent: 24 July 2014

Postage Stamp
~~~ Hong Kong 2014 Definitive Stamps
(Issued on 24 July 2014)

Hong Kong Postage Due Label (Left)
~~~ Issued on 23 September 2004

Three Hong Kong local postage due covers, with the new 2014 definitive stamps and special cancellation.

Jul 28, 2014

Estonia FDC on "100 Years Herdbook of the Estonian Native Breed Cattle"



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Estonia

100 Years Herdbook of the Estonian Native Breed Cattle

Date of Issue : 19 July 2014

More than a hundred years ago breeders started to document production data, instituting the Herdbook. The first animals were included from the Vahi Farm cattle of the Tartu Estonian Farmers’ Association on August 21, 1914. Today the Herdbook means the country breed cattle of controlled descent. The Herdbook includes all the country breed heads of cattle of suitable descent. Starting from 1985 data of the country breed animals are also in an electronic database at the Animal Recording Center. In 1914-2010 10 059 heifers, 1769 bulls, a total of 11,808 head of cattle have been entered into the Herdbook.

Jul 27, 2014

Hong Kong FDC on "2014 Definitive Stamps"







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Hong Kong

2014 Definitive Stamps

Date of Issue : 24 July 2014

10¢ - North Ninepin Island
20¢ - Basalt Island
50¢ - Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay) located in the High Island Geo-Area comprises four large adjoining beaches: Tung Wan, Tai Wan, Ham Tin Wan and Sai Wan.
$1 - Po Pin Chau
$1.70 - High Island Reservoir East Dam
$2 - Port Island
$2.20 - Wong Chuk Kok Tsui, located in the Port Island-Bluff Head Geo-Area
$2.30 - Bride’s Pool
$2.90 - Lan Kwo Shui, located in the Tung Ping Chau Geo-Area.
$3.10 - Lung Lok Shui, situated on the central west bank of Tung Ping Chau.
$3.70 - Kang Lau Shek, located in the easternmost corner of Tung Ping Chau.
$5 - Ap Chau
$10 - Sharp Island

Jul 24, 2014

Hong Kong 2014 Definitive Stamps Maximum Card













Maximum Card
極限明信片
Postal Máximo

Hong Kong

2014 Definitive Stamps (Issued on 24 July 2014)

--- 50¢ : Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay), located in the High Island Geo-Area comprises four large adjoining beaches: Tung Wan, Tai Wan, Ham Tin Wan and Sai Wan.
--- $1.70 : High Island Reservoir East Dam
--- $2.90 : Lan Kwo Shui, located in the Tung Ping Chau Geo-Area
--- $3.70 : Kang Lau Shek, located in the easternmost corner of Tung Ping Chau
--- $5 : Ap Chau

~~~ Cancellation : Hong Kong 2014 Definitive Stamp Special Postmark

Jul 23, 2014

China FDC on "Fruits (I)"





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China


Fruits (I)

Date of Issue : 15 July 2014

4-1 : Apple
4-2 : Peach
4-3 : Pomegranate
4-4 : Kumquat

Jul 22, 2014

Korea FDC on "International Congress of Mathematicians Seoul 2014"



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South Korea

International Congress of Mathematicians Seoul 2014

Date of Issue : 15 July 2014

Jul 18, 2014

Latvia FDC on "800th Anniversary of Turaida Castle"



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Latvia

800th Anniversary of Turaida Castle

Date of Issue : 11 July 2014

Turaida Castle is one of the best-known archaeological and architectural monuments of Latvia. The construction of the masonry castle started in 1214 at the site of the wooden castle of the Livonian leader Caupo of Turaida, which had burnt down during a battle. Nowadays, Turaida Castle is one of the oldest medieval castles to be seen in Latvia.

Jul 17, 2014

China FDC on "Huangmei Opera"



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China


Huangmei Opera

Date of Issue : 6 July 2014

A famed opera in China, the Huangmei opera can trace its origins to rural areas among Anhui, Hubei and Jiangxi provinces some 200 years ago. It was inscribed on the list of China's national intangible cultural heritage in 2006.

Jul 16, 2014

Portugal FDC on "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil"



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Portugal

Campeonato do Mundo de Futebol-Brasil 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Date of Issue : 16 June 2014

Jul 8, 2014

Indonesia FDC on "150th Anniversary of the First Stamp in Indonesia"





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Indonesia


150th Anniversary of the First Stamp in Indonesia

Date of Issue : 1 April 2014

1/3 : Netherland Indie's First Stamp
2/3 : Stamp in Japanese Occupation Period
3/3 : Republic of Indonesia's First Stamp

Indonesia Post Administration formally established on 27 September 1945, but the history of Indonesian Stamps was started from 1 April 1864, when the first Netherland Indies stamp was issued.

Jul 7, 2014

China Aerogramme



Aerogramme
航空郵簡
Bilhete Carta-Avião

China


A nice Chinese aerogramme, sent from Jianguomen (建國門) Post Office. Thank You very much to my friend.

Jul 6, 2014

Israel ATM FDC "Weasels - Honey badger"



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Israel

Weasels - Honey badger

Date of Issue : 23 June 2014

Jul 5, 2014

China Cover - Zhongnanhai Post Office



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China


A nice Chinese cover, with the datestamp cancellation and postage meter franking of Beijing Zhongnanhai (中南海) Post Office. Zhongnanhai is the central headquarters of the Chinese central government. Thank You very much to my friend !

Jul 4, 2014

China Cover - Beijing Aerospace City Post Office



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China


A nice Chinese cover, with the datestamp cancellation and postage meter franking of Beijing Aerospace City Post Office. Thank You very much to my friend !

Jul 3, 2014

Israel FDC on "Amphibians in Israel"



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Israel

Amphibians in Israel

Date of Issue : 23 June 2014

Eastern Spadefoot Toad (Pelobatessyriacus)
The Eastern Spadefoot Toad lives along the edges of winter pools in the Mediterranean area of Israel. There are approximately 40 known populations in Israel. The populations in the Golan Heights and the Upper Galilee are genetically different than those in the Lower Galilee and the Coastal Plain.

Southern Banded Newt (Ommatotritonvittatus)
The Southern Banded Newt lives along the edges of winter pools in the Mediterranean area of Israel. The adults are active from the beginning of winter. They are reddish-brown in color with a white abdomen and orange edges.

Near Eastern Fire Salamander (Salamandrainfraimmaculata)
The Near Eastern Fire Salamander lives along the edges of winter pools, streams and springs on Israel's Mediterranean coast,on Mt. Hermon, in the Galilee and in the Carmel mountains.

Hula Painted Frog (Latonianigriventer)
The Hula Painted Frog was first documented in the Hula Valley in the 1940's. Later, after not being seen since the 1950's, it was the first amphibian species in the world to be classified as being extinct. It was rediscovered in the Hula Nature Reserve in November 2011.

Jul 1, 2014

China FDC on "Whampoa Military Academy"



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China


Whampoa Military Academy

Date of Issue : 16 June 2014

The Whampoa Military Academy was founded by Sun Yat-sen in 1924. The military academy was officially opened on 1 May 1924 , but the first lessons began on 16 June 1924. The inauguration was on Changzhou Island offshore from the Whampoa (Huangpu) dock in Guangzhou, thus earning its name. During the inaugural ceremonies, Sun Yat-sen delivered a speech that was later to become the lyrics of the national anthem of the Republic of China.

Jun 30, 2014

Mexico Postcard - San Francisquito Church



Postcard
明信片

Bilhete Postal

Mexico

Another beautiful Mexican postcard showing the San Francisquito Church, Campeche. Thank You very much to my friend !

Jun 29, 2014

Mongolia Cover - Mongolian Gazelle



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Mongolia

A very nice Mongolian cover, imprinted with the words of "90 Years of Mongolian Stamp". Affixed on the cover is the Mongolian Gazelle stamp set (issued on 4 June 2013). Thank You very much to my friend !

Jun 27, 2014

China FDC on "Dream of the Red Chamber (I)"







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China


Dream of the Red Chamber (I)

Date of Issue : 21 June 2014

4-1 : Grandmother Jia Meets Her Granddaughter
4-2 : The Hulu Bonze Wrongfully Adjudicates the Hulu Case
4-3 : Granny Liu Meets Wang Xifeng
4-4 : Gold Lock and Jade Stone
Souvenir Sheet : The spirit of Baoyu visits the Great Void as described in Chapter 5

The novel "Dream of the Red Chamber", also known as "The Story of the Stone", initially contained only 80 chapters and was circulated in manuscript copies until its 120-chapter printed version was published. Its author, Cao Xueqin, spent 10 years writing the novel based on his own experience. The novel depicts the rise and decay of the Jia clan and the love tragedy between Jia Baoyu and LIn Daiyu.