Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Flag of Myanmar

My first postcard from Myanmar is a flag postcard. The current flag of Myanmar was adopted on 21 October 2010 to replace the former flag in use since 1974. The new flag was introduced along with implementing changes to the country's name, which were laid out in the 2008 Constitution. The design of the flag has three horizontal stripes of yellow, green and red with a five-pointed white star in the middle. The three colours of the stripes are meant to symbolise solidarity, peace and tranquility, and courage and decisiveness.

This very nice wide stamp is from set Government Buildings, issued on 16.06.2016.

Thank you Hlwann!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Serbia: 150th Anniversary of the town keys of Belgrade being handed over to Prince Mihailo Obrenović

New Serbian stamp on mini sheet was issued five days a go: 150th Anniversary of the town keys of Belgrade being handed over to Prince Mihailo Obrenović. I believe this is so far longest name for Serbian stamp.

After Serbian-Turkish relations deteriorated following the grievous incident at the Čukur Fountain in Dorćol in 1862, Prince Mihailo Obrenović went for a visit to Constantinople followed by Serbian delegation. There he was successful in obtaining a ferman (written imperial command, charter) from sultan Abdul-Azizon hand over to Serbian rule the towns of Belgrade, Smederevo, Šabac and Kladovo. The imperial ferman was solemnly proclaimed in the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Belgrade military commander (muhazif) Ali Riza Pasha symbolically handed over the keys of the town to Prince Mihailo.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cover from Czech Republic with 5 fauna mini sheets

I have received a cover from Czech Republic with 5 fauna mini sheets from African countries. On this Czech cover you can see two really nice stamps:

Easter, issued on 04.03.2015.
St Wenceslas by J.V.Myslbek, 1848-1922 – Symbol of the Czech Statehood, issued 06.06.2012.

From Komoros:
Turtles: Chelonia mydas and Psammobates geometricus, issued on 05.09.2009.

From Komoros:
Mammals: Elemur mongoz & Musa paradisiaca sapientum, issued on 05.09.2009. 

From Guinea:
Giraffa camelopardalis, issued on 31.05.2013.

From Tanzania:
Birds of Prey: Pseudogyps africanus, issued on 30.09.1994.

From Togo:
Hippopotamus: Choeropsis liberiensis, issued in 2013.

Thank you Romana!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Registered cover and postcard from Iraq

I have received registered cover and postcard from Iraq, both with nice clean and two-colored postmarks. First stamp on cover is Ancient transportation, issued on 01.01.2004, despite inscription 2003 on stamp. Second stamp is Al-Shaikh Ahmed Al-Waili, issued on 13.11.2016.

On this postcard from Baghdad you can see Al-imam al-A'adam mosque.

Same nice postmark and stamp Ancient transportation on postcard.

Thank you Saif!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Iceland: Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall and Kirkjufell mountain

This beautiful landmark is Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. This 463m high mountain on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula, is located near the town of Grundarfjörður. On the left side you can see beautiful Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.

This is stamps set Seals, issued on 28.01.2010. This seals are Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) and Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica).

Thank you Patrik!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Faroe Islands: The lighthouse in Stóra Dímun

Stóra Dímun is an island in the southern Faroe Islands, sometimes only referred to as Dímun. It is accessible by sea only during periods of clear and calm weather, but there is a regular helicopter service twice a week all year. The island has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because of its significance as a breeding site for seabirds, especially European storm petrels (15,000 pairs), Atlantic puffins (40,000 pairs) and black guillemots (50 pairs).

Stamps are EUROPA - Think Green, issued on 09.05.2016.

Thank you Rosmarie!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cities of Serbia

Three very nice stamps about Serbian cities are issued today, with three First Day Covers and three maximum cards.

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to "White city". The urban area of the City of Belgrade has a population of 1.34 million, while over 1.65 million people live within its administrative limits.

Novi Sad is the second largest city of Serbia, the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and the administrative center of the South Bačka District. It is located in the southern part of the Pannonian Plain, on the border of the Bačka and Srem geographical regions, on the banks of the Danube river, facing the northern slopes of Fruška Gora mountain. According to the 2011 census, the city has a population of 250,439, while the urban area of Novi Sad has 277,522 inhabitants. The population of the administrative area of the city stands at 341,625 people.

Niš is the third largest city of Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. According to the 2011 census, the city has population of 183,164, while urban area of Niš  has 187,544 inhabitants; the administrative area has a population of 260,237. It is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West.

FDC Belgrade

FDC Novi Sad


Maximum card Belgrade

Maximum card Novi Sad

Maximum card Niš

And nice postmark

Monday, April 10, 2017

USA: Wonder Woman

I received whole sheet of Wonder Woman stamps issued on 07.10.2016. Art Director/Designer is Greg Breeding.Wonder Woman is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a founding member of the Justice League, demigoddess, and warrior princess of the Amazonian people. In her homeland, she is Princess Diana of Themyscira, and outside of her homeland, she is known by her civilian identity Diana Prince.

Wonder Woman was created by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston, and artist Harry G. Peter. He and his wife Elizabeth's cohabitant, Olive Byrne, is credited as being Marston's inspiration for the character's appearance.

Mini sheet was received in this cover with two Wonder Woman stamps and three stamps Global Ocean Surface Temperatures, issued on 22.04.2014.

Thank you Daphne!

Serbia: Science 2017

This years Science edition from Serbia is dedicated to 150 years since the births of  Kosta Stojanović and Maria Skłodowska-Curie.

 Kosta Stojanović was a Serbian scientist in the fields of math, physics, mechanics, sociology and economy. He was pioneer in math economy and cybernetics in Serbia. He was professor at Belgrade Higher School and in The University of Belgrade. He was minister of economy 8 times in The Kingdom of Serbia and The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

Cover from Canada

I received this nice cover from Canada, and inside was one mini sheet.

Stamps used on cover:

Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus auratus), issued on 19.10.2010.
Convergent Lady Beetle (Hippodamia convergens), issued on 12.10.2007.
Sable Island Horse (Equus ferus caballus), issued on 19.12.2005.
Main River, issued on 20.08.1991.

Ant this mini sheet from Aruba was inside: National Symbols of Aruba (Coat of Arms, National flag and National anthem), issued on 16.03.2016.

Thank you Trupti!