Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Semi Aquatic Animals

Malaysia Post issues a series of stamps themed 'Semi Aquatic Animals' on 9th Oct 2006 to commemorate Stamp Week 2006 . Malaysia is one of the twelve mega biodiversity country in the world its diverse flora and fauna world. This set of stamps contains three postage stamps featuring mudskipper (left), hermit crab (middle), asian box turle (right); and a miniature sheets depicting four-lined tree frog, common monitor, otter civet and triangle keelback (from left to right) found at their natural habitat. I especially like the way the stamp designer presenting the semi aquatic animals found naturally in Malaysia in the miniature sheet.

Semi Aquatic Animals Miniature sheet FDC issued by Malaysia Post

Semi Aquatic Animals Postage Stamps FDC issued by Malaysia Post

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Cute Animal Series Postage Stamps

Taiwan Post issues a series of cute animal postage stamps in the theme of giant panda on 20th Jan 2009. This set of stamps contains two postage stamps and a miniature sheet. Two giant pandas named "Tuan Tuan" and "Yuan Yuan" are featured on the stamps. "Tuan Tuan" and "Yuan Yuan" are gift from China to the Taipei Zoo.

Cute animal postage stamps - giant panda miniature sheet FDC issued by Taiwan Post

Cute animal postage stamps - giant panda postage stamps FDC issued by Taiwan Post

Taiwan Post has previously issued cute animal series postage stamps in the theme of 'Lesser Panda' and 'Koala bear' on 25th April 2007 and 15th Nov 2002, respectively. These cute animal series issued by Taiwan Post are nice, aren't they?

Cute animal postage stamps - Lesser Panda postage stamps FDC issued by Taiwan Post

Cute animal postage stamps - Koala Bear postage stamps FDC issued by Taiwan Post

Monday, 27 February 2012

Canadian Hybrids

Canada Post issues a set of hybrid flowers stamp on 3rd March 2010. This set of stamps depicts Decelles' Avalanche and Picasso.

Canadian Hybrids FDC issued by Canada Post

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Aeroplanes

Sweden Post issues a series of stamps themed 'aeroplanes' on 6th Oct 2010. Among aeroplanes feature on the stamps including: Otto Lilienthal 1885, Kungl. Sv., SAAB J29 B Tunnan (upper: left to right); Friedrichshafen FF 49, Trike, Douglas DC-3 (lower: left to right).

Aeroplanes FDC issued by Sweden Post

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Cars FDC and maximum cards

Sweden Post issues a series of cars stamps on 4th Oct 1997. Among the cars display on the stamps are: Volvo Duett 1958, Chevrolet Bel-Air 1955, Porsche 356A 1959 (upper panel: left to right); Citroen B11 1952, Saab 96 1963 and Jaguar E-type 1961 (lower panel: left to right).

In addition to the FDC, we also have a set of maximum cards collection of this car series.

Cars FDC issued by Sweden Post
Cars maximum cards collection

Cars maximum cards collection

Cars maximum cards collection

Cars maximum cards collection

Cars maximum cards collection

Cars maximum cards collection

Friday, 24 February 2012

Estonian Folk Costumes

Estonia Post issues a volume of stamps to introduce great variety of Estonia Folk Costumes. This volume of stamps contains a set of Estonia Folk costumes from year 1994 until 2011.

Estonia Folk Costumes issued by Estonia Post

Estonia Folk Costumes issued by Estonia Post

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cartoon Animation Postage Stamps

Taiwan Post issues a series of cartoon animation postage stamps themed 'Finding Nemo' on 3rd April 2008. This set of stamps contains two miniature sheets featuring different Finding Nemo characters. Some of the stamps are in round shape and some of the stamps are in rectangle stamps.

Cartoon Animations Postage Stamps FDC issued by Taiwan Post

Cartoon Animations Postage Stamps FDC issued by Taiwan Post

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Protected Wildlife - Special Edition

Malaysia Post issues a series of special edition stamps on protected wildlife together with Royal Selangor on 1st Dec 1997 to commemorate Stamp Week 1997. This set of stamps depicts protected wildlife such as Tomistoma schelefelil, Tarsius bancanus, Cervus unicolor (from left to right), Rollulus rouloul (right, upper) and Scleropages formosus (right, lower). This special edition contains a stamp featuring Scleropages formosus made in pewter by the Royal Selangor.

Protected wildlife Miniature Sheet FDC (Special Edition) issued by Malaysia Post

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

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Monday, 20 February 2012

Macau-Aland Joint Issue: Church Windows

Macau and Aland Post issues a joint issue themed church windows on 30th Aug 2010. This set of stamps contains two postage stamps (one from Aland, one from Macau), one miniature sheet from Aland Post and one miniature sheet from Macau Post. The stamps display stained glass windows from St. Lawrence Church in Macao and stained glass windows from St. Olaf's Church in Aland.

Macau-Aland Joint issue Church Windows presentation pack
Macau-Aland Joint issue Church Windows FDC
Church Windows miniature sheets from Macau and Aland

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Year of The Dragon 2012 (Singapore)

Singapore Post issues a series of lunar zodiac stamps to commemorate the year of Dragon on 5th Jan 2012. This set of Dragon stamps contains three postage stamps and a miniature sheet. The stamps depict cartoon dragon colored in black and orange-yellow combination and with some auspicious chinese characters.

This set of Dragon stamps by Singapore Post shared some similarity with the Dragon stamps from Taiwan Post in which the Dragons are colored in black with other combinations of colors. However, I personally think that this set of Dragon stamps by Singapore Post is much better than the Dragon stamps by Taiwan Post.

What do you think?

Year of the Dragon Postage Stamps Presentation Pack issued by Singapore Post
Year of the Dragon Postage Stamps Presentation Pack issued by Singapore Post
Year of the Dragon Miniature Sheets Presentation Pack issued by Singapore Post
Year of the Dragon Miniature Sheets Presentation Pack issued by Singapore Post

Butterflies

Sweden Post issues a series of butterflies stamps on 21st May 1993. These butterflies are commonly found in Sweden. The Swallowtail is one of the most colorful and largest butterfly found in Sweden (left, upper); the Camberwell Beauty lives on the ground or on the trees (left, lower); the Moorland Clouded Yellow is the most common butterfly found on marshland (right, upper) and Euphydryas maturna is rare and endangered butterfly species in Sweden (right. lower).

Butterflies FDC issued by the Sweden Post in 1993

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Medical Breakthroughs

The Royal Mail issues a series of stamps featuring medical breakthroughs on 16th September 2010. This set of medical breakthroughs stamps includes the synthesis of heart-regulating beta blockers by Sir James Black in 1962 (left, upper panel); the discovery of antibiotic properties of penicilin by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928 (middle, upper panel); total hip replacement pioneered by Sir John Charnley in 1962 (right, upper panel); artificial lens implant surgery pioneered by Sir Harold Ridley in 1949 (left, lower panel); discovery of transmission of malaria parasite by mosquitoes by Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 (middle, lower panel) and the invention of computed tomography scanner by Sir Godfrey Hounsfield in 1971.

As a medical scientist by training, I like this series of stamps very much. This set of mint stamps was a gift from a friend of mine.

Medical Breakthroughs mint stamps issued by the Royal Mail in 2010

Friday, 17 February 2012

Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan Postage Stamps (I)

Taiwan Post issues a series of wild mushrooms postage stamps on 25th March 2010. This set of stamps features wild mushrooms that grow abundantly in Taiwan. Among the mushroom species featured on the stamps including (left to right): Dictyophora multicolor, Pleurotus salmoneostramineus, Pseudocolus fusiformis and Coprinus disseminatus.

Wild mushroom of Taiwan Postage Stamp (I) FDC

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wild Animals II

Sweden Post issues the Wild Animal II on 28th Jan 1993. This set of stamps featuring animals which are usually found deep in the Swedish forest, including wolf, polecat, bear cubs, brown bear and lynx.

Wild animal II issued by Sweden Post in 1993

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

50th Anniversary of WWF

Macau Post issues a series of stamps to commemorate 50th anniversary of WWF on 11th Sep 2011. This set of stamps featuring different species of birds including Pycnonotus sinensis (left, upper panel); Streptopelia chinensis (right, upper panel); Ixobrychus sinensis (left, lower panel) and Centropus sinensis (right, lower panel).

50th Anniversary of WWF FDC issued by Macau Post

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Christmas Post 1991

Sweden Post issues four Christmas stamps on 20th Nov 1991 to celebrate Christmas in 1991. The theme is "Children's Christmas". This set of stamps featuring Swedish children's literature and children's book illustrations.

Left panel: "Mans and Mari celebrating Lucia" (upper); "Pettson gets a Christmas visit" (lower); Right panel: "Petter's and Lotta's Christmas" (upper); "Little Anna's Christmas present" (lower)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Prehistoric Animals

Sweden Post issues a series of dinosaurs stamps on 3rd Oct 1992. Dinosaurs have been found in Sweden during prehistoric era. Plateosaurus was a common dinosaurs in the Europe and its footprints were discovered at Skane, Sweden.

Prehistoric animals FDC issued by Sweden Post: left panel: Plateosaurus (upper); Wooly-haired rhinoceros (lower); right panel: Crocodile (upper); Mammoth (lower)

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Viking Life

Sweden Post issues a series of stamps about Viking life on 28th march 1990. This set of stamps featuring carved viking head (1609), moulded dragon's head (1609); out to the sea (1610); The town (1611); religion (God of fertility) (1612); Booty (bishop's crozier)(1613), a deer in gold thread)(1614); at the helm (1615), landing and weapons (1616).

Viking life stamp series on FDC printed in booklet panes

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Year of the Dragon 2012 (Taiwan)

Taiwan Post issues a series of lunar zodiac stamps on 1st December 2011 to welcome the year of Dragon in 2012. This lunar zodiac series contains two stamps and a miniature sheet. The dragon on the stamps is colored in green, blue and black which is kind of weird combination (in my opinion). In fact, I am much prefer their previous Dragon lunar zodiac series in year 2000 (see below) with vibrant and joyful colors on a cartoon dragon.

Minisheet on the Year of the Dragon FDC released by Taiwan Post in 2012
Presentation pack of the Year of the Dragon released by Taiwan Post in 2012
Stamps on presentation pack of the Year of the Dragon in 2012
Minisheet on presentation pack of the Year of the Dragon in 2012

Minisheet of the Year of the Dragon in 2000 released by Taiwan Post

Friday, 10 February 2012

Garden Flowers

Sweden Post issues a series of garden flowers stamps on 9th May 1997. This set of garden flowers issue featuring Siberian iris, Honeysuckle, Columbine, Daylily and Pansy. These flowering plants have been brought to Sweden from foreign countries, hybridized and cultivated in Sweden.

Garden flowers FDC printed in booklet panes

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Soccer Football

Sweden Post issues a soccer football FDC (printed in booklet blocks) on 8th October 1998. Soccer football is a popular sport among Swedes and there is increasing number of female soccer football players in recent years.

Soccer football FDC featuring Club football (left); National team football (middle) and Women's football (right)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Year of the Dragon 2012 (Australia)

Australia Post and Perth Mint issue a stamp and coin cover to celebrate the Year of Dragon in 2012. This set of stamps depict auspicious dragon in cartoon form and contain a 'dragon' chinese character in gold foiled. The one dollar face value gold coin carries a mighty dragon and a chinese character 'dragon'. Each envelope has a serial number as certificate of authenticity.

Stamp and coin cover issues by Australia Post to celebrate the Year of Dragon

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Year of the Dragon 2012 (Hong Kong)

Dragon is regarded as auspicious creature in traditional Chinese culture. Dragon represents great power and commanding great respect and therefore people born in the Year of Dragon is believed to be smart, courageous and confident. Hong Kong Post releases a series of Lunar New Year special stamps to celebrate the year of Dragon in 2012. This series of stamps contains four stamps depict the Dragon in different forms. Hong Kong Post also releases a miniature stamp sheet with gold foiled auspicious dragon and its first-ever silk stamp sheetlet with auspicious dragon in vibrant colours.

Year of the Dragon FDC released by Hong Kong Post in 2012
Year of the Dragon miniature sheetlet FDC released by Hong Kong Post in 2012
Year of the Dragon silk stamp sheetlet released by Hong Kong Post in 2012
Certificate of authenticity for the "Year of Dragon" silk stamp sheetlet issued by Cartor Security Printing, France

Monday, 6 February 2012

Canon Limited Edition Stamp Boxset

Canon Hong Kong Co. Ltd “Canon Limited Edition Stamp Boxset” together with Hong Kong Post to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2009. A total number of 3000 boxsets is available in Hong Kong and each boxset contains a unique serial number. Canon sold its first Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) camera in 1959 and since then Canon SLR cameras have evolved with times. This album contains a “Canon’s Single-Lens Reflex Cameras 50th Anniversary Souvenir Cover” and a stamp sheetlet featuring different Canon SLR cameras model from 1959 until 2008. 

Canon Limited Edition Stamp Boxset
Canon’s Single-Lens Reflex Cameras 50th Anniversary Souvenir Cover
Stamp Sheetlet featuring different Canon SLR camera models from 1959-2008