On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the Postal Service of Korea, PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition is held for six days from August 7 to August 12, 2014.
To the PHILAKOREA 2014 commemorative stamps Image Recognition Technology was applied. If you download the ScanHit app and view each stamp via a smart phone or tablet PC, you can appreciate a short film showing the flavors of Korea.
Pavol Horov (1914 – 1975) Date of Issue : 23 May 2014
As a poet, Pavol Horov followed in his poetry tradition of modern Slovak poetry, represented by Ivan Krasko and Laco Novomeský. His poems were inspired by Symbolism, Poetism and Surrealism and he tended to create his own individual style and poetics. He is often considered as a “poet of home”, as the key motif of his poems is his homeland around Zemplín area and the planes of Eastern Slovakia.
4-1 : Sakyamuni Buddha
4-2 : Amitayus Buddha
4-3 : Green Tara
4-4 : White Tara
Souvenir Sheet : Thousand-armed and Thousand-eyed Avalokitesvara
A thangka is a Tibetan-style scroll painting on cotton, silk and paper, which is painted or embroidered. Thangka paintings primarily depict Buddhist subjects such as the Buddha, bodhisattvas, and Buddhist guardians, as well as Tibetan history and ethnic customs. They are mounted with silk brocade in the style of scroll paintings invented in the Xuanhe reign of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It is said that thangka first originated in the period of the Tibetan Empire (early 7th to mid-9th century) and developed into an art form in the second of the 11th century.
EUR 1.39 : Hoopoe
- The hoopoe, which has been given the title of the bird 2014, is a colorful bird in the family Upupidae in the order Coraciiformes, which can rarely be found in Latvia and which has the largest concentration in vicinity of Riga: from Jūrmala to Zvejniekciems.
EUR 0.50 : Jack Snipe
- The jack snipe is one of the 30 bird species in the genus Lymnocryptes found in Latvia. In Latvia, it can be seen during migration in the spring and autumn. It is not usually observed in the summer period, and it overwinters in small groups in the western and central part of the country. The jack snipe can be very secretive and difficult to observe.
Väikekannel and the Teppo accordion are featured in the two stamps.
Väikekannel, the oldest type of Estonian zither, has been in use in this region for at least two thousand years. Its six to 12 strings are made of horsehair, catguts and later of copper wire. The first written document concerning väikekannel in Estonia dates from 1579 when a brawler hit another man on the head with a non-German harp in an inn fight.
The accordion, also called lõõts, härmoonik, korts or põrguorel (hell’s organ), arrived in Estonia with seamen and traders only in the 19th century but became rapidly popular here. Earlier, good accordion players used to be highly popular in case of festivities, such as weddings, and because of that even the date of the festivity could be changed.
China 60th Anniversary of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
Date of Issue : 3 May 2014
1-1 : Ode to Peace
- Originally created by 14 renowned Chinese Painters including Qi Baishi for the 1955 World Peace Congress, which symbolizes Chinese people's support and praise for peace.
The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, founded on 3 May 1954, is a national people's organization engaged in people-to-people diplomacy of the People's Republic of China.
N20g : Eusébio in the game Benfica vs AC Milan, 1963 European Cup Final held at Wembley Stadium, London.
E20g : Eusébio led the ball in the game Benfica vs Sporting to the National Championship, at the Estádio da Luz (Stadium of the Light) in October, 1966.
Souvenir sheet : Eusébio bronze statue at Estádio da Luz (Stadium of the Light), Lisboa
Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was born on January 25th, 1942 in the Mafalala neighbourhood in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique. In December 1960, Eusébio arrived in Portugal to play for Benfica.
Eusébio spent fifteen seasons with Benfica, between 1960/61 and 1974/75, where he played 614 matches and scored 638 goals, being the highest scorer in the club. He was a Portuguese international player for over a decade, playing 64 games and scoring 41 goals, and helped the national team achieve third place in the World Cup in 1966, being the top scorer of the championship.
He died on January 5th, 2014, a few days before turning 72.
Juhan Liiv, one of the most important Estonian poets of all time (1864 - 1913), was born in the Kodavere Parish and grew up in the village of Rupsi near Alatskivi. Juhan Liiv’s work is characterized by simplicity, existential depth and extraordinary power of generalization. Many lines of his poetry are familiar to every Estonian.
China International Horticultural Exposition 2014 Qingdao
Date of Issue : 25 April 2014
2-1 : Theme Pavilion
2-2 : Botanical Pavilion
International Horticultural Exposition 2014 Qingdao was scheduled to be held in Qingdao, Shandong Province from 25 April to 25 October 2014. The theme of the Expo 2014 is "From the Earth, for the Earth", while the emblem and mascot are celestial beauty scattering flowers" and "Sea Elf-Qingqing" respectively. The Expo site covers a total area of 241 hectares.
€ 0,42 : The image of Salgueiro Maia next to Commerce Square at the time the 7th Cavalry Regiment joins the revolution, one of the most iconic of the 25th April.
€ 0,80 : A photograph of Henri Bureau , one in Chaimite Restorers surrounded by people.
Souvenir Sheet : includes many images and evokes the role of the Carnation Revolution in the inauguration of the so-called third phase of democratization in Europe , which also includes Spain and Greece. So this piece incorporates the flags of the three countries.
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