Feb 28, 2015

Israel FDC on "Chess"

First Day Cover
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Date of Issue : 10 February 2015

This stamp is being issued to mark the European Individual Chess Championship 2015 which will be held in Jerusalem. The design reflects the connection between chess and Judaism and Israel, as well as chess' status as Israel's national sport and its number one representative sport.

Feb 27, 2015

Indonesia FDC on "200 Years of Discovery of the Borobudur Temple"

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200 Years of Discovery of the Borobudur Temple

Date of Issue : 15 November 2014

Feb 25, 2015

Cape Verde Postcard - Fajã de Agua


Bilhete Postal

Cape Verde

My first postcard from Cape Verde, showing the view of Fajã de Agua, Brava Island. Thank You very much to my friend !

Feb 24, 2015

Macau Year of the Goat ATM Postage Due Cover to Hong Kong

Postage Due Cover
Sobrescrito com Selos de Porteado

Macau Hong Kong

Date Sent: 31 January 2015

Macau ATM

~~~ Macau "Year of the Goat" ATM (Issued on 28 January 2015)

Hong Kong Postage Due Label
~~~ Issued on 23 September 2004

On the cover, I just affixed a "Year of the Goat" ATM stamps of 1.5 Pataca out of the normal postage of 3 Patacas. On 18 February, I went to the GPO to get the mail and paid the postage due. The postage due should be : ((1.5 / 3) x 2.3) + 4 = HK$5.2. On the cover, you can see the round-shaped T 1.5/3 postmark from Macau and a Hong Kong "To Pay" chop.

Feb 23, 2015

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Cover



Hong Kong

The two covers above were sent on 19 February 2015, the first day of the Chinese new year and were cancelled with CMC-1 (Central Mail Center) double ring datestamp postmark. The stamps affixed on these two covers are Hong Kong Year of the Ram stamp set and Heartwarming personalised stamps. Wishing you all good luck and success in the Year of the Ram.

Feb 17, 2015

Hong Kong Maximum Card - Year of the Ram

Maximum Card
Bilhete Máximo

Hong Kong

~~~ Hong Kong "Year of the Ram" Stamp Issue, $3.7 stamp (Issued on 24 January 2015)
~~~ Cancellation : First Day Special Postmark

Feb 16, 2015

China FDC on "The 24 Solar Terms (I)"

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The 24 Solar Terms (I)

Date of Issue : 4 February 2015

6-1 : Lichun (Beginning of Spring)
6-2 : Yushui (Rain Water)
6-3 : Jingzhe (Awakening of Insects)
6-4 : Chunfen ( Vernal Equinox)
6-5 : Qingming (Clear and Bright)
6-6 : Guyu (Grain Rain)

The 24 Solar terms, created in ancient China in accordance with the sun's position on the ecliptic, comprises 24 seasonal division points in a year. Each Term is about 15 days. The set of stamps illustrates six terms of spring season in the 24 solar terms.

Feb 13, 2015

Israel FDC on "Ariel Sharon"

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Ariel Sharon

Date of Issue : 27 January 2015

Major General Ariel Sharon, 11th Prime Minister of the State of Israel, was born in Kfar Malal on February 26, 1928.

In February 2001, he was elected Prime Minister for the first time. Sharon led the fight against rampant terrorism, Operation Defensive Shield and construction of the separation fence. After his second overwhelming election victory in January 2003, he initiated the plan for unilateral disengagement from Gaza.

On January 4, 2006 Sharon suffered a stroke and never regained consciousness.
On January 11, 2014 Ariel Sharon passed away and was buried on a hillside near his home in Havat Hashikmim.

The portrait of Ariel Sharon featured on the stamp is based on a photograph by Saar Yaacov, GPO.

Feb 10, 2015

Estonia FDC on "Centenary of the Birth of the Wrestler Johannes Kotkas"

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Centenary of the Birth of the Wrestler Johannes Kotkas

Date of Issue : 3 February 2015

Johannes Kotkas (Feb 3, 1915 Tartumaa – May 8, 1998 Tallinn) is an Estonian wrestler and sports figure.

Feb 9, 2015

Israel FDC on "Israel – Philippines Joint Issue, The Open Doors Monument"

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Israel – Philippines Joint Issue, The Open Doors Monument

Date of Issue : 27 January 2015

The Open Doors Monument is located at the center of the Memorial Garden in the city of Rishon LeZion. It was dedicated in 2007 and marks the assistance the Philippines provided to Jewish refugees during WWII.

The monument was created by Philippine artist Mr. Jun Yee.

Feb 4, 2015

Macau ATM FDC on "Lunar Year of the Goat"

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Lunar Year of the Goat ATM

Ano Lunar da Cabra ATM

Date of Issue : 28 January 2015