Saturday, July 28, 2007

Japan Letter Writing Day FDCs

Japan FDCs
Name: Letter Writing Day
Date of Issue: 23 July 2007

Five waka-poets and their poems have been chosen from "Hyakunin-isshu" as the representative ones for the five subjects respectively: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Love. The stamps depict so-called "Korin Caruta (playing cards by Korin)."

2007 Japan Letter Writing Day FDCs
2008 Japan Letter Writing Day FDCs

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Philippines Bridges FDCs

Philippines FDC
Name: Philippine Colonial Bridges
Issue date: 2007 May 16th

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Russia Khakassia FDC

Russia FDC
Name: The 300th anniversary of the voluntary affiliation of Khakassia to Russian State
Issue date: 2007 July 12th

From the 6th century Khakassia was the core of the old Kirghiz state. In the thirteenth century, following defeat by the Mongols, the majority of the Kirghiz people migrated southwest to their current homeland in Central Asia (Kirghizstan). Modern Khakassians regard themselves as the descendants of those Kirghiz who remained in Siberia. Khakassia was incorporated into the Russian state in 1707. In 1727 this was confirmed in a treaty between Russia and China. Tsarist policy was to deport convicted criminals from European Russia to Siberia and prisons were quickly constructed in Khakassia (1707 and 1718). Many prisoners stayed in the area on their release. Many of the indigenous Khakassian people converted to the Russian Orthodox church and were gradually forced to abandon their nomadic way of life. By the time of the Russian Revolution Russians made up approximately half of the population. Under Soviet rule autonomy was granted on 10 October 1930. During the 1920's and 30's the Soviet authorities resettled an estimated quarter of a million Russians in the region. These were followed by 10,000 Volga Germans
deported in World War Two. By the time of the 1959 census ethnic Khakassians represented little more than one in ten of the population. Khakassia was given full autonomous republic status in 1991.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ukraine Locomotive FDC

Ukraine FDC
Name: Locomotive Engineering in Ukraine
Issue date: 2007 July 13th

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Germany Lighthouses FDC

Germany FDC
Name: Lighthouses
Date of Issue: 12 July 2007

0,45 €:
Bremerhaven Oberfeuer
1855 (Simon Loschen). Active; focal plane 34 m (111 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off, synchronized with the front light. 37 m (121 ft) square brick New Gothic tower with octagonal lantern. Tower is unpainted brick, lantern painted green. On the side of the tower is a large iron bracket structure formerly used to display storm signals. A photo appears at the top of the page, and Trabas also has a good photo. This elegant lighthouse could not be more different from the front range tower. Located about 200 m (220 yd) north of the front light, near the lock that provides entry to the Neuer Haven (originally the light keepers also operated the lock).

0,55 €: Hörnum
1907. Active; focal plane 48 m (157 ft); two white flashes, separated by 2.6 s, every 9 s. 34 m (112 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and double gallery, mounted on a 1-story concrete base. Lighthouse painted red with one white horizontal band; lantern, watch room, and galleries painted black. Adjacent keeper's house now used as a registrar's office. A beautiful and popular lighthouse, sibling of the Pellworm and Westheversand lighthouses. Until 1930 the lighthouse served as the local school, with classes on the upper floors. Today the lighthouse is a popular tourist destination and site for weddings. Trabas has a wonderful photo, Schüler has the history of the station, and a local tourist site,, has an informative page on the lighthouse. Located atop a dune at the end of the road at the south end of Sylt. Island accessible by causeway from the mainland.

2008 Latvia Akmeņraga Lighthouse FDC
2008 Estonia Mehikoorma Lighthouse FDC
2007 Germany Lighthouses FDC
2007 Indonesia Lighthouses FDC


Germany FDC
Name: UNESCO World Culture Heritage (Germany & Latvia Jointly Issue)
Issue date: 2007 July 12th

1. Historic Centre of Riga (Latvia)
Riga was a major centre of the Hanseatic League, deriving its prosperity in the 13th–15th centuries from the trade with central and eastern Europe. The urban fabric of its medieval centre reflects this prosperity, though most of the earliest buildings were destroyed by fire or war. Riga became an important economic centre in the 19th century, when the suburbs surrounding the medieval town were laid out, first with imposing wooden buildings in neoclassical style and then in Jugendstil. It is generally recognized that Riga has the finest collection of art nouveau buildings in Europe.

2. Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar (Germany)
The medieval towns of Wismar and Stralsund, on the Baltic coast of northern Germany, were major trading centres of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries. In the 17th and 18th centuries they became Swedish administrative and defensive centres for the German territories. They contributed to the development of the characteristic building types and techniques of Brick Gothic in the Baltic region, as exemplified in several important brick cathedrals, the Town Hall of Stralsund, and the series of houses for residential, commercial and crafts use, representing its evolution over several centuries.

Russia Mitrofan Grekov EBCS

Russia EBCS (Envelopes Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 125th birth anniversary of Mitrofan Grekov (1882-1934), the painter of battle-pieces
Issue date: 2007 July 5th

Mitrofan Borisovich Grekov(b Sharpayevka farm, nr Rostov-on-Don, 15 June 1882; d Sevastopol', 27 Nov 1934). Russian painter. He studied from 1899 to 1903 at the Odessa Art College under Kiriak Kostandi (1852–1921) and from 1903 to 1911 at the Academy of Arts, St Petersburg, under Il'ya Repin, but mainly under F. A. Frants Rubo (1856–1928), the leading Russian battle painter of the time. He adopted the name Grekov in 1911. As a soldier in World War I, he made many sketches at the front. He was an active member of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR).

Friday, July 20, 2007

China Stamp: 2007-21

China Stamp
Name: The 80th Anniv. of the Founding of People's Liberation Army
Number: 2007-21J
Issue date: 2007 August 1st

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the military of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is the largest standing army in the world and includes naval, air, and strategic nuclear forces. The PLA was established on August 1, 1927, as the military arm of the Communist Party of China, and was named the Red Army until June 1946. The People's Liberation Army's insignia consists of a roundel with a red star bearing the Chinese characters for "Eight One" referring to August 1, the date of the 1927 Nanchang Uprising.

People's Liberation Army information in

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Taiwan Politics FDC

Taiwan FDC
Name: 20th Anniversary of the Lifting of Martial Law
Issue date: 2007 July 15th

On May 19, 1949, Chen Cheng, the Taiwan provincial governor and director general of Taiwan Garrison Command, declared martial law, which went into effect the next day. Martial law infringed upon human rights and impeded the development of constitutional democracy. In step with Taiwan’s economic and social development and growing understanding about human rights, and in order to promote democratic constitutional reform, on July 14, 1987, the late president Chiang Ching-kuo gave an order to end the state of martial law, which went into effect the next day. The formal lifting of martial law also represented a step forward in Taiwan’s evolution toward democracy. 2007 is the 20th anniversary of the lifting of martial law.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Republic of Korea Fruit FDC

Republic of Korea FDC
Name: Definitive Postage Stamps: Arctous ruber (Rehder & Wilson) Nakai
Issue date: 2007 July 10th

According to the practice of periodic replacement of definitive postage stamps, the 70 KRW stamp featuring a Chinese lantern, issued on March 15, 1995, will be replaced by a stamp featuring an Arctous ruber (Rehder & Wilson) Nakai, beginning July 10, 2007.

Arctous ruber (Rehder & Wilson) Nakai, which produces small and appetizing fruits, is designated as a rare and endangered species of wild flora. It is a leaf-dropping shrub that grows in the alpine plain, and its only known habitat within South Korea is Seoraksan Mountain. In North Korea, it can be found on Baekdusan Mountain, the Gaema Plateau, etc. There are three species of genus Arctous found around the world and one of them is indigenous to Korea. Their stems creep into the underground, with 2~3 light-yellow-colored flowers blossoming between May and July. From August to September, the shrub bears a round, red-colored fruit that tastes sweet and sour.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

China Stamp: 2007-22

China Stamp
Name: 2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Olympic Sports (II)
Number: 2007-22J
Issue date: 2007 August 8th

1. Volleyball
2. Shooting
3. Athletics
4. Diving
5. Cycling
6. Weightlifting

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Taiwan Orchids (II) FDC

Taiwan FDC
Name: Orchids of Taiwan (2nd Series)
Issue date: 2007 July 12th

In January of 2007 this post issued a set of definitive stamps Orchids of Taiwan, the first of this series. Now it is following up with a second set of four stamps, each showcasing one of the following four species: Paphiopedilum sp., Phalaenopsis aphrodite, Dendrobium sp. and Oncidium × hybridum.

Their designs follow:
(1) Paphiopedilum sp. (NT$1.00): A terrestrial orchid with a monopodial growth habit. Its leaves are thin and soft. It has no pseudobulb and it is relatively intolerant of drought. Mostly found in high humidity areas, it is called lady’s slipper in English, because the flower of this genus has a big swollen petal, the labellum, which is shaped like a sack or the toe of a slipper.

(2) Phalaenopsis aphrodite (NT$2.50): An epiphytic orchid with a monopodial growth habit. In bloom, its round and large white petals give it the look of a butterfly flapping its wings. It has very developed fleshy aerial roots and less-than-obvious pseudobulbs. It is relatively intolerant of droughts.

(3) Dendrobium sp. (NT$10.00): An epiphytic orchid with a sympodial growth habit. Utilizing large pseudobulbs to store water and nutrients, it is drought tolerant, rigorous and long flowering. It usually blooms in spring when it sends up sprays of delicate blooms from its nodes.

(4) Oncidium × hybridum (NT$32.00): Most species in this genus are epiphytes, although some are terrestrials, with a sympodial growth habit. It has large pseudobulbs, each with two to three green, smooth and glossy leaves. Most Oncidiums have small yellow flowers, up to a hundred or more per plant. It has a long blooming season and makes a very good cut flower.

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Russia David Burliuk EBCS

Russia EBCS (Envelopes Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 125th birth anniversary of David Burliuk (1882-1967), the poet, the artist
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd

David Davidovich Burliuk (July 21, 1882 – January 15, 1967) was a Ukrainian-Russian avant-garde artist (Futurist, Neo-Primitivist), book illustrator, publicist, and author associated with Russian Futurism.

Davie Burliuk Information in

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Japan World Heritage FDC

Japan FDC
Name: The World Heritage (3rd series) : Shiretoko Peninsula
Issue date: 2007 July 6th

On July 2005, "Shiretoko Peninsula" located in the northeast of Hokkaido was appointed to be the thirteen World Heritage and third World Natural Heritage in Japan. Peninsula and surrounding marine area show us outstanding example of the ecosystems influenced by the formation of seasonal sea ice. It is also the host place for animals including many endangered and endemic species.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Philippines Bridges Cover

Philippines Cover

My Philippine friend told me it was sent on issue day(2nd July), but I didn't find any information of this set, so I can't confirm whether it is a "FDC" or "Cover".

Who can help me?

China Souvenir Sheet: 2007-20

China Souvenir Sheet
Name: The Sixth Congress of the All-China Philatelic Federation
Number: 2007-20J
Issue date: 2007 July 28th

The design image scaned from newspaper, so it is not very clear.
It's a orders token on the S/S, it was used in Western Xia Dynasty(1038 - 1227).

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thailand Temples FDC

Thailand FDC
Name: Temple
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Russia Cosmodrome FDC

Russia FDC
Name: The 50th anniversary of "Plesetsk" cosmodrome
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd

Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport, located in Arkhangelsk Oblast, about 800 km north of Moscow and south of Arkhangelsk.

It was originally developed by the Soviet Union as a launch site for intercontinental ballistic missiles. Construction started in 1957 and it was declared operational for R-7 rockets in December 1959. The urban-type settlement of Plesetsk in Arkhangelsk Oblast had a railway station, essential for the transport of missile components. A new town for the support of the facility was named Mirny, Russian for "peaceful". By 1997, more than 1,500 launches to space had been made from the site, more than for any other launch facility, although the usage has declined significantly since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

The existence of Plesetsk Cosmodrome was originally kept secret, but it was discovered by British physics teacher Geoffrey Perry and his students, who carefully analyzed the orbit of the Cosmos 112 satellite in 1966 and deduced it had not been launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome. After the end of the Cold War it was learned that the CIA had begun to suspect the existence of an ICBM launch site at Plesetsk in the late 1950s. The Soviet Union did not officially admit the existence of Plesetsk Cosmodrome until 1983.

Plesetsk is used especially for military satellites placed into high inclination and polar orbits since the range for falling debris is clear to the north which is largely uninhabited arctic and polar terrain. It is situated in a region of taiga, or flat terrain with boreal pine forests. Plesetsk may be compared to the U.S. Air Force's Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The use of the cosmodrome will likely increase in the future since there are concerns with security in operating the Baikonur Cosmodrome in now-independent Kazakhstan, which also demands rent for its continued use. Plesetsk is not ideally suited for low inclination or geostationary launches because of its high latitude (as compared to the Kennedy Space Center, at around 28° north or Guiana Space Center at Kourou, the ESA facility, which is at 5° north). In spite of this, the new all-Russian Angara rocket is designed to be launched primarily from Plesetsk when it comes into service.

Currently, the Soyuz launch vehicle, Cosmos-3M, Rockot and Tsyklon are launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The heavy Proton and Zenit rockets can only be launched from Baikonur. In May, 2007, a new ICBM, called the RS-24 has been tested and launched there, and is seen as eventually replacing the aging RS-18s and RS-20s that are the backbone of Russia's missile forces. Those missiles are known in the West as the SS-19 Stiletto and the SS-18 Satan.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Thailand National Park FDC

Thailand FDC
Name: Pa Hin Ngam National Park
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd
Pa Hin Ngam National Park stamps collection is printed with special technique, leaving a natural stone touch on it's surface.

1. Elephant - shaped rock
2. Radar - shaped rock
3. Hen - shaped rock
4. Football World Cup - shaped rock

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Republic of Korea Goguryeo FDC

Republic of Korea FDC
Name: Goguryeo Series (3rd)
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd

What was daily life like in Goguryeo? Around the mid 5th century, Goguryeo occupied the largest territory in Korea’s history. The initial mural paintings in ancient tombs, drawn around this period, described the details of daily lives and customs, in the hope that an abundant life in this world will be renewed in the afterlife. The last segment of the Goguryeo series re-introduces the life of the people of Goguryeo seen through the murals in ancient Goguryeo tombs.

Goguryeo people, both men and women, wore the jeogori (jacket) and baji (trousers), with women usually wearing a chima (skirt) on top of the baji. A cloth of different color was attached to the parts of clothing that could get easily dirty and worn-out, such as the edge of the outerwear sleeve or the chima’s hem. This attached cloth also served a decorative purpose. As for their diet, they ground grains such as millet, bean, wheat, barley, African millet, Chinese millet and steamed them in an earthenware steamer. They raised cows, pigs, chickens and dogs, while hunting mountain pigs, roe deer, pheasants, etc. Maekjok, thought to be a Goguryeo meat dish, is the predecessor of today’s bulgogi. Also shown in the tomb murals are various architectural styles. A nobleman’s mansion was composed of sarangchae (men’s quarters) and anchae (women’s quarters). Around the anchae were a kitchen, butcher’s area, rice mill, stable, horse barn, carriage shed, etc. with a garden cultivated on the corner of the wide yard. A commoner’s house had a simple, one or two room structure, as shown by the ruins of house sites. In addition, the murals indicate that the Goguryeo people enjoyed archery, hunting and various arts such as dancing and playing musical instruments.

The new stamps feature the kitchen of the Anak Tomb No. 3 murals (South Hwanghae Province, North Korea) and the part of Muyongchong (Muyong Tomb, Jian, China) murals that describes a host welcoming his guest. The selvage of the stamp sheet features: the part of Deokheung-ri Mural Tomb (Nampo, N\orth Korea) that depicts a noblewoman going out on a visit; several parts of the Muyongchong murals that depict dancers, servants carrying small dining tables and people playing horns; the part of Susan-ri Mural Tomb (Nampo, North Korea) that describes people performing acrobatics; and a Saiho (four-eared pot), Goguryeo’s representative earthenware.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Ukraine Shukhevych FDC

Ukraine FDC
Name: 100th Birth Anniversary of Roman Shukhevych (1907-1950)
Issue date: 2007 June 29th

Roman Shukhevych (also known by his pseudonym Taras Chuprynka) (b. June 30, 1907 — d. March 5, 1950) was a Ukrainian politician and military leader, the leader of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

In 1939 Shukhevych headed the Ukrainian group Nachtigall, the battalion of Wehrmacht, manned by Ukrainians.

In October, 1941 Shukhevych became the assistant commander of the 201st battalion of the Ukrainian auxiliary police (German: Schutzmannschaft) which from March 1942 participated in anti-guerrilla operations in Belarus.

From December 1943, Shukhevych was the supreme commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. In 1944 he managed to unite Ukrainian organisations in the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council (UHVR). He died in combat with special units of the MVD.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Japan Dance FDC

Japan FDC
Name: Owara - Kazenobon . Mai
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd

The annual festival on September 1 to 3, for three days, is supposed to be an event to offer prayers and dancing for the safety in the typhoon season and abundant harvest. People dance the night away in the streets of Yatsuo with plaintive melodies of Chinese fiddle, elegant songs and three types of dance. The stamps decipt the scenery of festival.

1. Owara - Light.

2. Owara - Lattice Door.
3. Owara - Saotome Dancers.
4. Owara - Limelight.

5. Owara - Moon.

Japan Landmarks & Flowers FDC

Japan FDC
Name: Landmarks and Flowers in Tokyo
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd

The stamps depict landmarks in Tokyo with flowers.
1. Tokyo Tower and wintersweet.
2. Double Bridge and Orychophragmus violaceus.
3. Zingu-Gaien and fragrant orange-colored olive.
4. Lake Okutama and Gentian.
5. Nihonbashi Bridge and sasanqua.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

China Leader FDC

Detail of this set

This is today's FDC I sent to my exchange partner. If you are my FDC exchange partner, you will get a FDC like this. There are two special cancellations on the FDC, left one is Shanghai special cancellation and right one is China special cancellation. Hope you like it.

If you want get China FDC like this, and exchange FDC with me, you can contact with me.

Japan Scenic FDC

Japan FDC
Name: Scenic Spot of Tohoku
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Republic of Korea History FDC

Republic of Korea FDC
Name: Centennial Anniversary of Special Envoy to the Hague
Issue date: 2007 June 27th

"A truly great country is not one with extensive territory nor population. Even though its territory and population may be small, a country with great people becomes a great country. A great person, for the sake of his mother country, becomes the blood of his country's life." - Patriot Lee Chun.

The Eulsa Treaty signed in 1905 under Japan's coercion put Taehan Cheguk (the Empire of Korea) into the crisis of losing its national sovereignty and diplomatic privileges. Faced with this crisis, Korean Emperor Gojong dispatched in secret a cadre of special envoys made up of Lee Sang-Sol, Lee Chun, and Lee Wi-Jong to the Second Hague Peace Conference being held in The Hague, Netherlands in June 1907. Their mission was to engage in diplomatic activities aimed at appealing to the world's great powers to invalidate the Eulsa Treaty and restore Taehan Cheguk's national sovereignty. Carrying Emperor Kojong's credentials and secret messages, the suite of special eonvoys arrived at The Hague after two months of journey via Russia. At The Hague, they sent letters to the delegation of each country attending the Conference to elicit support to allow their participation in the Peace Conference. They also strived, through open speeches and media broadcasting, to inform the international community of the wretched situation that Korea was in. After Japan's interruptions stifled their plan, Lee Chun died in a fit of anger while Lee Sang-Sol and Lee Yi-Jong toured Europe, continuing to conduct diplomatic activities aimed at recovering Korea's national sovereignty.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Argentina War FDC

Argentina FDC
Name: Bicentennial of the Defense of Buenos Aires
Issue date: 2007 June 23rd

"...No doubt, you will find that Buenos Aires is the best located spot in South America as regards commerce – it is a major centre concentrating trade from all the provinces; it is the channel through which a large proportion of Chile’s and Peru’s wealth circulates every year…”, said a letter by Home Riggs Popham, commander of the British expedition that arrived at the Rio de la Plata in 1806, that would later be called First British Invasion. The British rule then set up lasted 46 days, and would then be overthrown by the inhabitants of the city of Buenos Aires through the actions known as La Reconquista (the Reconquest). But some months later, more than 9,000 British soldiers disembarked at Ensenada de Barragan led by Sir John Whitelocke, who had received an explicit order from Your Majesty – Buenos Aires was to be subjected to British rule.

As had been planned by the commander of the invading forces, the British attacked Buenos Aires on 5th July, at dawn, thus beginning the Second British Invasion. By then, as a result of the notice issued by Liniers after the first invasion summoning the inhabitants of Buenos Aires to create an army, local forces included almost 8,000 trained men, that were stationed at different locations throughout the city. The local community acted with courage and heroism – all neighbours, including families and their slaves took part supporting the army. With not even a chance of achieving victory, Whitelocke surrendered on 7th July, and the British forces withdrew from Buenos Aires for good.

China Stamp: 2007-19

China Stamp
Name: Nanji Islands Marine Nature Reserve
Number: 2007-19T
Issue date: 2007 July 10th

Situated in the seashore area of Zhejiang Province in the middle part of western Pacific Ocean, the Nanji Islands Marine Nature Reserve, occupying a total area of 20,106 hectares including marine area of 19,071 hectares, is the first island ecosystem nature reserve in China.

The Nanji Islands consist of 23 islands, 14 submerged reefs and 55 open reefs. Among them the largest island is Nanji Island with area of 7 square kilometers and its highest mountain is Dashan Mountain with an altitude of 229 meters above sea level. According to statistics, the Reserve has 403 species of sea molluscs accounting for 20 percent of the total in China and 80 percent of the total in Zhejiang Province, 174 species of sea algaes accounting for 20 percent of the total in China, 368 species of fishes, 180 species of shrimps and crabs, 317 species of seed plants and 55 species of vertebrates.

The Reserve has not only abundant flora and fauna resources, but also the characteristics of the two systems of temperate/tropical zones, as well as the fracture distribution in territory. Therefore, the Reserve will play an important role in scientific research, production and marine ecosystem protection. More and more tourists are coming here for summer holidays.

The Nanji Islands Marine Nature Reserve has become an important base for education and scientific research and a famous scenic spot for marine ecosystem tourism in East China.

China Stamp: 2007-18

China Stamp
Name: Centenary of Birth of Yang Shangkun
Number: 2007-18J
Issue date: 2007 July 5th

Yang Shangkun (May 25, 1907–September 14, 1998) was President of the People's Republic of China from 1988 to 1993, and was permanent Vice-chair of the Central Military Commission.

Yang Shangkun information in Wikipedia

Sunday, July 1, 2007

China Hong Kong FDC

Detail of this set

This is today's FDC I sent to my exchange partner. If you are my FDC exchange partner, you will get a FDC like this. There are two special cancellations on the FDC, bottom one is Shanghai special cancellation and top one is China special cancellation. Hope you like it.

This set was very hot today, I bought all of my wanted materials from 6 different post offices.
This is a photo I took at Shanghai Philately Company around 10:00 AM. Company open at 7:30 AM, but still had many collectors queued up for today's materials.

If you want get China FDC like this, and exchange FDC with me, you can contact with me.

China Minisheet: 2007-17

China Minisheet (Jointly issue with Hong Kong)
Name: The 10th Anniversary of the Reunification of Hong Kong with China
Number: 2007-17J
Issue date: 2007 July 1st

There are 3 China stamps and 1 Hong Kong stamp on the minisheet.

History of Hong Kong in Wikipedia

China C-Cover: PFTN-AY-08

China Commemorative Cover

Title: International Olympic Day
Number: PFTN-AY-08
1. June 23 of 1894 saw the founding of the International Olympic Committee(IOC).
2. Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games as well as historian and educator.
3. The ancient ruins of Olympia is located in the west of the Peloponnesos Peninsula and on the northern bank of the Alpheus River in Greece.
4. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, capital of Greece, from April 6 to 15 in 1896.
5. Olympic spirit is the guideline of the Olympic Games.

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Thailand Mask FDCs

Thailand FDCs
Name: Phi Takhon Mask
Issue date: 2007 June 23rd

The Phi Takhon Procession is a yearly tradition held in June by the natives of Dan Sai District, Loei Province. This is a part of two other merit making ceremonies - the Boon Bung Fai ceremony and the Boon Phra Wase ceremony.

The natives in Dan Sai District dress themselves as the Phi Takhon - wearing mask made from coconut husks, and hats made from bamboo sticky-rice streamers. The masks are painted with quaint designs and faces. The important symbols are the bells tied around the cow's necks. Their important weapons are swords whose ends are made into the male phallus and used to slab women who join the procession.

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