Popluhár John (1935 - 2011) Date of Issue : 14 February 2013
Ján Popluhár (1935 – 2011) played for Czechoslovakia in 62 matches (1958 – 1967) and was considered to be one of the best defensive players in the world. During the first football European Championship (France, 1960) he was a member of a bronze Czechoslovak team. He attended World Cups held in Sweden in 1958 and in Chile in 1962, where he significantly contributed to gaining the silver medal, and after years, he was also awarded World Fair Play Award (1967) for his generous sport gesture to the injured Pelé.
In 2000, Ján Popluhár was pronounced the best Slovak football player of the 20th century for his merits. As the only Slovak, he was a member of the FIFA World Eleven team which played against the England football team in Wembley in 1963 at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the English Football Association foundation.
A nice cover from the Dumont d'Urville Station of Adélie Land of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Terres australes et antarctiques françaises, TAAF). Very special. I really like it. Thank You very much !
The Gerbera, or Transvaal Daisy, is an ornamental plant belonging to the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It originates from the Transvaal region of South Africa.
There are five discernible types of Gerbera flowers, based mainly on the rows of petals and they way in which these are arranged: single, double or duplex, crested doubles, full crested doubles and quilled crested doubles.
Single – single flowers with non-corresponding petals and in most cases, a green center. This is the most common type of Gerbera. (Stamps: white flower and yellow flower, black center).
Double/Duplex – this flower has a double row of petals, with the inner row being red, black or green. (Stamps: dark pink flower and light pink flower)
Crested doubles – this flower has two rows of petals, those in the inner row are shorter. The center in this case is also red, black or green. (Stamp: orange flower, black center)
Full crested doubles – these flowers have two rows of petals as well, with the inner row being shorter, however there is an additional row of small inner petals, which hide the center of the flower from view.
Quilled crested doubles (also known as “spider”) – similar to the full crested doubles, however the petals are slightly curled.
100th Birth Anniversary of G.N. Flerov (1913-1990)
Date of Issue : 21 January 2013
The postage stamp depicts the portrait of G.N. Flyorov and the element 114 of the Mendeleev's periodic table, named Flerovium.
Georgy Nikolayevich Fleorov after studying at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute started to work there under the direction of I.V. Kurchatov. In 1940, together with K. A. Petrzhak, discovered the spontaneous fission of heavy nuclei. The work was awarded the State Prize of the USSR (1946). In 1955 - 1959 years, Flerov investigated the interactions of complex nuclei and the synthesis of new elements. The physicist founded The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in 1957 and was its director until his death
Date of Issue : 31 January 2013 Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist and conductor primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").
Miniature Sheet: Royal Python
Python regius is a non-venomous python species found in Africe. These snake are bred in captivity and are popular as pets, because of their small size (compared to other pythons) and their docile temperament, making them easy to handle.
The lighthouse of the same name standing at Kiipsaare Head in the northwestern corner of Harilaid Peninsula of the Estonian island of Saaremaa was built in 1933. The 25 metre reinforced concrete structure of the same name has been painted black in alternative stripes and its lantern roof is black. The altitude of the round sector acetylene light was 27 meters, and its visibility 12 miles. Five years later a stone house was built next to the lighthouse and a year later a sauna as well. Kiipsaare Lighthouse remained in the records as a daymark until 2009. This year Kiipsaare Lighthouse will be 80
The Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013
Date of Issue : 29 January 2013 The 2013 PyeongChang World Winter Special Olympics Games, the global sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities, will be held in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, for 5 days from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2013.
The first Special Olympics was held in 1968. Since then, it has been held every 4 years, taking turns between the Winter and Summer Olympics.
Approximately 2,300 athletes and 1,000 officials from 120 countries will participate in seven sports ― alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, speed skating, figure skating and floor hockey.
The commemorative stamp featuring both snowshoeing event where athletes walk on the snow and the logo of this Olympics is issued.
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