Breast Cancer Treatment Date of Issue : 12 April 2013
The issue of postage stamp is linked to the “Breast Cancer Research Stamp” International Project created to raise funds to support research and treatment of this oncological disease. The motif of FDC and FDC cancellation is the daffodil as this postage stamp is issued on Daffodil Day of 2013.
Date of Issue : 19 April 2013 Suncheon Bay comprises one of the world’s top 5 coastal wetlands and is a rich ecological repository where 235 species of migratory birds and 120 species of plants inhabit. Suncheon Bay will be the host site of “Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013.”
Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 will be held under the theme of "Suncheon Bay, the Garden of the Earth", for 6 months from April 20, 2013 to October 20 around the Suncheon Bay. 83 gardens will be created for this Expo.
Cultural Heritage of Slovakia: Empire Theatre in Hlohovec Date of Issue : 25 January 2013
The only preserved building of a private aristocratic theatre in Slovakia was built by Count Joseph Erdődy and his wife Elisabeth Mayer in 1802 due to a visit of the Emperor Joseph II. Giving impression of smallness, the empire building is situated in English castle garden, and its dimensions are 30 × 12 metres.
"Court Ladies Preparing Newly-Woven Silk" (Song Dynasty Copy), a scroll with exact delineation and enriched colors attributed to painter Zhang Xuan of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). Now collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the painting depicts a scene of Tang women pounding, sewing and ironing newly-woven silk.
The Scroll depicts 12 court women in three groups. The first group shown in the opening includes two women pounding the white silk soaked in trough with wooden pestles. The middle section of the scroll is devoted to the sewing team. In the "ironing" part of the scroll, two ladies are stretching the newly-pounded white silk, with subtle movements of their shoulders vividly depicted, while a girl dressed in white supports the cloth with hands at the center, and a noble lady uses an iron to remove wrinkles.
Flags over the Ghetto Date of Issue : 2 April 2013
The stamp is issued to commemorate 70 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In September 1939, as the German army approached Warsaw, the leaders of Polish Jewry fled the city. The transport of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka death camp began in the summer of 1942. Youth movements took on the leadership role in the ghetto and began to organize in preparation for an uprising.
Two 23 year-old young men, Betar member Pawel Frenkel and Hashomer Hatzair member Mordechai Anielewicz, commanded two resistance organizations – the Jewish Military Organization (ZZW) and the Jewish Combat Organization (ZOB), which led the uprising.
On April 19, 1943, the eve of Passover, German troops entered the ghetto equipped with automatic weapons, artillery and armored vehicles. They were faced by a few hundred young Jews equipped with only meager weapons. The primary fighting inside the ghetto lasted 10 days. The main battle, “The Battle for the Flags”, took place in Muranowski Square between ZZW fighters led by Frenkel, who waved the Zionist flag (now the Israeli flag) and the Polish flag from one of the rooftops, and German forces commanded by General Jurgen Stroop. It took the Germans four days to subdue the resistors and remove the flags.
Shortly before the uprising broke out, Frenkel addressed a meeting of his fighters, "Comrades! We will die before our time but we are not doomed. We will live as long as Jewish history continues to live." Frenkel fell in a gun battle with German troops.
The stamp features Pawel Frenkel, commander of the Jewish Military Organization, against the background of the building on Muranowski Square that was set ablaze by the Germans. The Zionist and Polish flags raised by the ZZW fighters are visible on the roof.
Sindi lies on the left bank of the River Pärnu, 14 kilometres from Central Pärnu. The green city (25 parks and green areas, accounting for one seventh of its territory) has 62 listed heritage sites and two protected environment areas. The heritage sites include buildings of the Sindi broadcloth factory (established 1834) as well as houses from the first period of Estonia’s independence. The territory of the city is 5.01 sq km, and its population was 4,234 as of January 1, 2012.
The coat of arms of the city symbolizes importance of the textile mill in the history of the city and the river as the source of life and of power.
Taking the Vultures Under Our Wing Date of Issue : 2 April 2013
Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
(The background of the stamp features the large waterfall at Gamla River. A Vulture chick appears on the tab)
The Vulture lives in flocks and feeds on carcasses that it is able to spot while in flight, as it flies great distances of up to 250 kilometers a day. It nests in high cliffs, living in monogamous pairs throughout its lifetime, and the female lays one single egg per year. The Vulture lives for 40 years and more.
Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)
(The background of the stamp features Masada. An observation point overlooking the Dead Sea appears on the tab)
The Bearded Vulture feeds on the bone fragments and marrow and has an impressive swallowing capacity. The Bearded Vulture has long bristles at the base of its beak and an extraordinary ability to fly along the soaring cliffs. Its tail resembles a stake and its narrow wings are reminiscent of a large Peregrine Falcon.
Lapped-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus)
(The background of the stamp features the southern Arava)
The Lapped-faced Vulture’s wingspan can reach up to 30 meters. Some 30 pairs used to nest in the Arava and Southern Negev regions of Israel. A unique sub-species, which differs from the population that nests in Africa nested in Israel.
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
The Egyptian Vulture has a distinct appearance, with its black and white coloring, diamond-shaped tail and yellow face. Its tweezer-like beak is narrow and thin. Its wingspan is approximately half that of the Vulture. This species nests in nooks and crannies on the cliff face in both desert and Mediterranean areas.
The FDC features four Vulture species gathered on an ibex carcass. In the distance – Vultures congregate around another carcass.
Date of Issue : 29 March 2013 This stamp issue features two late heroes of Korean baseball, Choi Dong-Won and Jang Hyo-Jo
Jang Hyo-Jo is the athlete boasting the best “aggregate batting average” of 0.331 throughout the history of Korean baseball, which remains unchallenged and unbroken up to now.
Choi Dong-Won is the main hero of the 1984 “Korean Series” which is referred to as “the miracle of the autumn” among baseball fans.
This "Memorable Figures Series Stamps" are issued in the form of non-denominated postage stamp called "Yeong-won (permanent or everlasting) stamp". This stamp may be used for standard mail within Korea up to 25g.
Date of Issue : 23 March 2013 Falconry is the art of hunting using trained birds of prey. The earliest evidence of this practice is a bas-relief found in the Khorsabad ruins of ancient Mesopotamia, dating from 1,400 B.C.
In Portugal, falconry flourished from the first dynasty onwards, having been considered the noblest of all forms of hunting. In 1568, King Sebastian created the position of Chief Falconer, or Chief Hunter, whose functions were to oversee the Royal falconry.
To raise people's awareness of protecting water resources, on 18 January 1993, the 47th United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water in accordance with the proposal made in Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. World Water Day has been observed on 22 March since 1993. 22 March 2013 is the 20th World Water Day.
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