Postage Stamp Day: Hommage à Igor Rumanský (1946 – 2006) Date of Issue : 6 December 2013
Igor Rumanský (March 10, 1946 – August 10, 2006) was a respected artist, painter, graphic artist, experienced illustrator, long-time university professor, and a member of the influential artistic generation which entered our artistic development in the 1970s.
ART: Martin Martinček (1913 – 2004) Date of Issue : 29 November 2013
Martin Martinček belongs to the most significant personalities of the Slovak photography of the 20th century. He was born on January 30, 1913 in Liptovský Peter. He was a holder of several prizes and awards and moreover, he was the first Slovak photographer who was awarded a state professional award – the Meritorious Artist title. He died on May 1, 2004 in Liptovský Mikuláš.
The conceptual design of the stamp is combined with the different forms of the horse and the distinguishing characteristics of "Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth". The year of horse, the horse’s nature from the "Five Elements" is "Wood Horse", so it becomes the main character of the five stamps. The "Wood Horse" stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to highlight the elegant posture of neighing horse, together with the hot foil stamping with symphony holographic on the stamp border. The souvenir sheet uses the carousel as the theme, which well represents that Macau is a tourism hot spot, brings people joy and happiness, implying a joyful and harvest year.
(The information above is from Macau Post website)
China Commemoration of the First Landing of Chinese Lunar Probe on the Moon
Date of Issue : 1 January 2014
2-1 : The Lander of Chang'e 3
2-2 : The Moon Rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit)
On 2 December 2013, Chang'e 3 was launched by Long March-3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It successfully landed in Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, on the Moon. On 15 December, the lander of Chang'e 3 and the moon rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit) took photos of each other after their successful separation, marking the complete success of the mission of Chang'e 3. It is the first time that China has sent a spacecraft to make a soft landing and rove on the surface of an extraterrestrial body.
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