The China-ASEAN Expo is held in Nanning, Guangxi annually. The Expo celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013. The stamp which adopts the form of traditional Chinese painting features famous flowers of the 11 countries, symbolizing the blossoming future of China-ASEAN cooperation.
SOS Children's Village Indonesia Date of Issue : 23 July 2013
2-1 : Family-based Child Care
2-2 : Together in Happiness
Founded in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is now established in 132 countries, including Indonesia. The first SOS Children's Village Indonesia was built in Jalan Binoculars Star Lembang, Bandung. Currently, there are 1100 children living in villages scattered at 8 SOS Children's Villages Indonesia. While going through a called Family Strengthening Program, there are more than 6500 children treated in SOS Children's Village Indonesia. With this program, the children taken care by SOS Children's Villages remain living in their biological family.
The Cultural Heritage Year as well as the tenth anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted by the UNESCO General Conference on 17 October 2003, which entered into force from June 2006, will be marked in Estonia by the issue of a thematic postage stamp.
The main events marking the Heritage Year will focus on the south-eastern Seto area, and the Seto singing tradition which was proclaimed as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009. The stamp will certainly be a bow to the world-wide Seto Kingdom Day, which will this year mark its 20th anniversary on Määsi Hill at Luhamaa.
150th Anniversary of Matica slovenská Foundation Date of Issue : 2 August 2013
In the year of celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the arrival of Byzantine missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia (i.e. to the territory of today Slovakia), Matica slovenská was founded as the national culture organisation at the General Assembly in Turčiansky Svätý Martin on August 4, 1863.
Matica slovenská of today is a wide-spectrum organisation, cultivating science, culture, art, spare-time activities, attending to Slovaks in ethnically mixed areas and in the diaspora abroad.
A Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) cover with the special cancellation of "The 150th Birthday of Jāzeps Vītols".
Jāzeps Vītols (1863-1948) was an outstanding Latvian composer and music teacher. During his life the composer wrote approximately 100 solos, 100 choral songs and 300 folk song arrangements. His best-known works include The Castle of Light (Gaismas pils), The Bard of Beverina (Beverīnasdziedonis), The King's Daughter (Karaļmeita), Mirdza's Song (Mirdzasdziesma), and Mežezers. In 1919, Vītols participated in the establishment of the first Latvian conservatory (now Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music).
Visita de Sua Excelência o Presidente da República às Ilhas Selvagens
Visit of His Excellency the President of the Republic to the Selvagem Islands
Date of Issue : 18 July 2013
The Portuguese President Cavaco Silva visited the Selvagem Islands on 18 to 19 July, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first scientific expedition that took place in this sub-archipelago of the Madeira Autonomous Region.
It is a very nice aerial view postcard, with the President flag postage. I like it. Thank You very much to my friend !
3-1 : Red Mountain and Green Water
3-2 : Intertwined Dragon and Lurking Tiger
3-3 : Cradle of Taoism
Souvenir Sheet : Immortals Greeting Guests
Towering in the southwestern surburbs of Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province, Longhu (Dragon and Tiger) Mountain attracts tourists from all over the world for its breathtaking Danxia landform, enigmatic cliff coffins, and abundant Taoist cultural relics. It has been included in UNESCO's Global Geoparks Network and World Heritage List.
A very nice Latvian cover with some early stamps issued after regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, including 4 Overprint "LATVIJA" on Russia stamps (1991) and the national coat of arm stamp (1991) and the monuments stamp (1992). Thank You very much to my friend !
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