Sunday, September 30, 2007

Malaysia State Emblems FDC

Malaysia FDC
Name: State Emblems of Malaysia
Issue date: 2007 September 25th

The National and State Emblems is a symbol of pride to the people of a tate or nation. Each symbol in the emblem has its own specific meaning.

Designs: 1st Row, From left to right.

Emblem of Malaysia
The National Emblem (Coat of Arms) of Malaysia (Jata Negara in Malay) consists of a shield guarded by two tigers. On the top of the shield is a yellow crescent with a 14-pointed star. A banner with the phrase "Unity is Strength" (Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu) written in both romanized Malay and Jawi is located below the shield. The original English words were replaced by Jawi some time after independence.

The yellow colour of the crescent and the star symbolises the country's monarchy. The crescent also represents Islam as the official religion while the star represents the thirteen states and the federal territories of Malaysia. (See also Malaysia's Federal star.) Originally, the fourteen-pointed star represented the original fourteen states of Malaysia, which included Singapore. It was not changed when Singapore left the federation, but it has generally been accepted that the 14th point represents the Federal Territories. More….

Sultanate of Kedah
The wreath of paddy symbolizes agriculture, the States principle commodity. The red background colour is the traditional colour of the State, signifying prosperity. The crescent symbol signifies Islam while the shield symbolizes the role of the Sultan as the protector and guardian of his subjects.

Elective Monarchy of Negeri Sembilan
The nine stalks of rice on the shield represents the nine states in the federation of the Old Negeri Sembilan. The red colour in the shield reflects the past British connection. The black colour denotes the Datuk-Datuk Undang Yang Empat and Tunku Besar Tampin, whereas the yellow colour signify the Yang di-Pertuan Besar. The sword and its sheath above the shield represent justice whereas the 'Changgai Puteri' between the sword and its sheath represent the sovereignty of the Ruler.

Sultanate of Pahang
The spear head that incorporates the design of the coffee leaf, with the word 'Negeri Pahang' was originally gold in colour including the staff and guard. The reason for the choice is that in 1862, gold is the number one produce in the state of Pahang. Also in the old days, it was said that nothing can stand against weapons or weapon heads made of gold. The pair of elephant tusks criss-crossed against each other in front of the spear/coffee leaf signifies the abundant existence of elephants in the state. The inclusion of 'Ya La Tif' implies that the state will be ruled and governed in soft and subtle ways that will be a blessing to all its citizens.

Sultanate of Kelantan
The crown stands for the sovereignty of the State while the two spears and two keris signifies the power of the Kelantan Malays. The symbol of the star and crescent signify Islam. The two cannons signify that the State is always ready to defend itself. The two deers serve as reminders of the period in the State's history when Che Siti Wan Kembang, the Queen of Kelantan (at the end of 14th century), ordered the State's gold coins to be stamped with the image of these deers for which she held such deep affection. The State motto reads 'In God, the Government of Kelantan Submit'.

Sultanate of Johor
The crown denotes the Ruler. The four stars at the corners of the white shield stands for the four original districts of the State, namely johor Bahru, Muar, Batu Pahat and Endau, while the star and crescent signify Islam. The two tigers recalled the period when wild beasts roamed the State. The floral decorations below the shield represent gambier and black pepper, the two main produce of the State. The State motto reads 'In The Hands of Allah'.

Sultanate of Perak
This crest which is worn by the Ruler on his headdress symbolizes his sovereignty. The crescent signifies Islam as the official religion, whereas the paddy flower stands for the primary occupation and main produce of the people and the State.

Detail of 2nd row...

Indonesia University FDC

Indonesia FDC
Name: The 50th Anniversary of Universitas Padjadjaran
Issue date: 2007 September 11th

1/4: Nature of West Java
2/4: Legend of Padjadjaran Crown
3/4: UNPAD Building
4/4: UNPAD Vision & Mission

Universitas Padjadjaran was founded upon initiatives of prominent leaders of West Java who recognized the urgency of a higher educational institution for young generation being prepared to serve as future leaders of Indonesia. Soon after the implementation of Asian African Conference in Bandung in 1955, the support from the government encouraged the leaders to form a committee for the development of public university in Bandung. With thir hard work, on August 14, 1956, a committee fro the establishment of public university named Panitia Pembentukan Universitas Negeri was created with Prof. Mr. H. Moh Yamin as the chief of the committee. After a thorough process, on September 11, 1957, a government regulation stating the official establishment of the university marked the beginning of the university which was inaugurated by President Sukarno in the same year.

Universitas Padjadjaran simultaneously strives to be the leading university in Indonesia and seeks to achieve a national and international academic standard committed to the truth and excellence in mastering, developing and applying science, technology and arts based on an academic platform characterizing the university which empowers law and environment, known as “Bina Mulia Hukum dan Lingkungan Hidup”. Furthermore, the university has a mission to undertake an efficient and effective management to educational process, research and dedication to society and to produce high qualified graduates.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Universitas Padjadjaran (or Padjadjaran University), a stamp series is issued on 11September 2007. The series consists of four stamps showing the chronological sequences and the environment of the university which is located in Bandung, the capital city of West Java Province.

The animals and plants depicted on the first stamp symbolize the biodiversity of West Java. The second stamp shows the former kingdom once ruled in West Java, Padjadjaran, from which the university derived its name. The building depicted on the third stamps is the center and old campus of the university, before it has new campus outside the city whose gate appears on the fourth stamp along with the symbols of vision and mission of the university.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Taiwan Ancient Painting M/S FDC

Taiwan Minisheet FDC
Name: Ancient Chinese Painting "Eighteen Scholars of the T'ang" by Emperor Hui-tsung, Sung Dynasty
Date of Issue: 12 September 2007

More detail of this issue

2007 Taiwan Ancient Chinese Painting FDC (Eighteen Scholars of the T'ang)
2007 Taiwan Ancient Chinese Painting Minisheet FDC (Eighteen Scholars of the T'ang)
2008 Taiwan Ancient Chinese Painting FDC (A Hundred Deer)

Taiwan Ancient Painting FDC

Taiwan FDC
Name: Ancient Chinese Painting "Eighteen Scholars of the T'ang" by Emperor Hui-tsung, Sung Dynasty
Date of Issue: 12 September 2007

To promote appreciation of ancient Chinese art and philately, Taiwan Post is issuing a set of ten stamps (each with a denomination of NT$5.00) based on the Sung Dynasty painting "Eighteen Scholars of the T'ang" by the Emperor Hui-tsung, which is in the National Palace Museum collection. The full painting will be printed in a se-tenant block of ten stamps in two rows of five. The ten stamps are not uniform in size. Instead there are four different sizes, enabling the se-tenant block to be broken up into compositionally coherent individual stamps.

The Sung Dynasty Emperor Hui-tsung (1082-1135) was a very gifted calligrapher and painter and was especially good at landscape, flower-and-bird, and figure paintings. Refined and elegant, his style of calligraphy is called "slender gold script" and is characterized by thin yet powerful brush strokes. "Eighteen Scholars of the T'ang" depicts a boisterous and joyous party of the era's literati, with scholars touring the garden, writing poetry, playing music, drinking and feasting. They sip tea, drink wine and eat delicacies in a garden where a creek meanders amid scattered rocks, flowers, pine trees and bamboo. Servants prepare tea and wine by a square table. The table has stretchers between the legs and is decorated with aprons and spandrels. A tea set is placed on the table. Beside the table is a bamboo tea basket with a tea tray on top. A simple wooden-framed two-panel screen sits atop spandrels and shoe feet. The upper part is mullioned and the lower part paneled. The scholars sat around a very large waisted table with recessed legs, a style popular during the T'ang and Five Dynasties. This is the best of several versions of this painting.

2007 Taiwan Ancient Chinese Painting FDC (Eighteen Scholars of the T'ang)
2007 Taiwan Ancient Chinese Painting Minisheet FDC (Eighteen Scholars of the T'ang)
2008 Taiwan Ancient Chinese Painting FDC (A Hundred Deer)

China Stamp: 2007-27

China Stamp
Name: 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games
Number: 2007-27T
Issue date: 2007 October 2nd

The 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held during 2007 in Shanghai, China. From 2nd October to 11th October.

Official Website of 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games
This FDC was sent from Shanghai Stadium Post Office(the nearest post office of Opening Ceremony) to my Lithuania friend on issue day by registered mail.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ukraine WWF Bird FDC

Ukraine FDC
Name: Great White Pelican - WWF
Issue date: 2007 September 20th

The White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus also known as the Eastern White Pelican or Great White Pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes. The tree nest is a crude heap of vegetation.

This is a large pelican, at a mass of 10 kg (22 lbs), 160 cm (63 in) long and with a 280 cm (110 inch) wingspan. It differs from the Dalmatian Pelican, the only larger species of pelican, by its pure white, rather than greyish-white, plumage, a bare pink facial patch around the eye and pinkish legs. Immature birds are grey and have dark flight feathers.

More than 50% of White Pelicans breed in the Danube Delta. This pelican migrates short distances, wintering in northeast Africa. In flight, it is an elegant soaring bird, with the head held close to and aligned with the body by a downward bend in the neck.

Pelicans catch fish in their huge bill pouches, most, like this species, while swimming at the surface.

Like the Dalmatian Pelican, this species has declined greatly through habitat loss and persecution.

The White Pelican is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Russia Russian Language FDC

Russia FDC
Name: Year of Russian Language 2007, All-Russian competition "I sketch alphabet"
Issue date: 2007 September 14th

By the President's Decree of the Russian Federation of 2007 it is declared by the year of the Russian language, within the framework of which are conducted the in a cultured way enlightenment, scientific and educational measures, directed toward the popularization of the Russian language and literature, toward the support of the programs of their study in Russia and abroad. In a number of the measures, dedicated to the year of the Russian language, the All-Russian competition of the figure of post model "I sketch the alphabet".

10/29: The Year of Russian Language FDC

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ukraine Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi FDC

Ukraine FDC
Name: 1100th Anniversary of Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi
Issue date: 2007 September 16th

Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi (Ukrainian: Переяслав-Хмельницький, translit. Pereyaslav-Khmel′nyts′kyi; also referred to as Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy) is a city located there Alta River flows into Trubizh River in the Kiev Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of the Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast. Resting some 95 km south of the nation's capital, Kiev, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi can sometimes be confused with the Khmelnytskyi, a city on the Southern Buh River, also in Ukraine.

Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi played a significant role in the history of Ukraine. It was mentioned for the first time in the text of the Rus' treaty with the Byzantine Empire (911) as Pereyaslav-Russki, to distinguish it from Pereyaslavets in Bulgaria. Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev built here in 992 the large fortress to protect the southern limits of Kievan Rus' from raids of nomads from steppes of currently Southern Ukraine. It was a capital of the Principality of Pereyaslav from the middle of the 11th century until its demolition by Tatars in 1239, during the Mongol invasion of Kievan Rus'.

In the second half of the 16th century it became a center of the Ukrainian Cossacks. Bohdan Khmelnytsky called here the "Council of Pereyaslav", where the Ukrainian Cossacks had voted for a military alliance with Muscovy and accepted the Treaty of Pereyaslav. This event led finally to the unification of the Left-Bank Ukraine with Russia. The town known as Pereiaslav as that time, and later as Pereiaslav-Poltavskyi was renamed to Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi in 1943 to honour this event.

The current estimated population is around 25,000.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

USA Gerald Ford FDC

Name: Gerald Rudolph Ford
Issue date: 2007 August 31st

Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States (1974–1977), and is, to date, the only person to occupy that office who had been elected neither to the presidency nor the vice-presidency. Ford was the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, and, after serving as the 40th Vice President (1973–1974) of the United States for less than a year, became President upon Richard Nixon's resignation. Prior to 1973, he served for over eight years as the Republican Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; he was first elected to Congress in 1948 from Michigan's 5th congressional district.

In foreign policy, the Helsinki Accords marked a move toward detente in the Cold War, even as the former ally South Vietnam was invaded and conquered by North Vietnam; Ford did not intervene, but did help extract friends of the U.S. At home, the economy suffered from inflation and recession. Ford came under intense criticism for granting a preemptive pardon to President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal. In 1976, Ford narrowly defeated Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination, but ultimately lost the general election to Democrat Jimmy Carter.

After experiencing health troubles and being admitted to hospital four times in 2006, Ford died on December 26 of that year, aged 93.

Gerald Ford Infromation in

Friday, September 21, 2007

China Pre-stamped Postcard TP33

Envelope of this set

4-1: Gadan Songzanlin Lamasery

4-2: Napa Lake

4-3: Baima Snow Mountain

4-4: Lisu Village
China Special Pre-stamped Postcard
Name: Customs of Diqing
Number: TP33
Issue date: 2007 September 13th

Diqing, means "a piece of auspicious and fascinating land" in Tibetan. Diqing is a Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest Yunnan. It occupies an area of 23,870 square kilometters. The population is over 350,000 involving 26 nationalities, 9kings of ethnic languages and 5 kinds of characters. There are 3 counties in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, namely Shangri-la County, Deqin County and Weixi Lisu Autonomous County. Located in an important region of The Three Rivers Parallel Flow which is regarded as the World Natural Heritage, Diqing enjoys the distinctive topography, picturesque views, lofty snow-capped peaks, glorious gorges, countless crystal-clear lakes, rich grasslands with herds of cattle, simple and unaffected villages, as well as the majestic monasteries. All of these charming sceneries and ethnic customs enhance each other's beauty and create a piece of auspicious and fascinating land - Shangri-la.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Taiwan Sun Moon Lake Postcards

Taiwan Scenic Pre-stamped Postcards
Name: Sun Moon Lake
Issue date: 2007 September 10th

This is the first scenic pre-stamped postcards in Taiwan.

1. A Night Scene
2. A Birds-eye View
3. Spring
4. Lalu Island
5. Wharf
6. Carnival

Sun Moon Lake (Chinese: 日月潭; Pinyin: Rìyuètán) is the largest lake in Taiwan as well as a popular tourist attraction. Situated in Yuchih, Nantou, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes in Taiwan.

Sun Moon Lake is located 748 meters above sea level. It is 27 meters deep and has a surface area of approximately 7.93 km².

In older English literature it was commonly referred to as Lake Candidius, after the 17th century Dutch missionary Georgius Candidius. In the middle of the lake is the Lalu Island, which is the holy ground for the Thao tribe. Originally, the Lalu was where the Thao people inhabited. Under the Japanese occupation of Taiwan, the Japanese named it the "Jade Island". After Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Government moved to Taiwan, the island was renamed "Kuang Hua" (signifying brilliance and China) and in 1978 the local government built a pavilion where annual weddings took place. The 921 Earthquake destroyed the pavilion and sunk most of the island. In recent years, due to increasing social and political awareness, more deference and recognition are being given to Taiwanese aborigines. As a result, after 921 earthquake, the island was renamed in the Thao language as "Lalu".

Several hydroelectric power plants have been built in the Sun Moon Lake since 1919. When Taipower finished the first plant in 1934, it was considered to be one of the most important infrastructure constructions of the time. The Jiji Line railroad was built to facilitate the construction.

While swimming in Sun Moon Lake is usually not permitted, there is an annual 3-km race called the Swimming Carnival of Sun Moon Lake held around the Mid-Autumn Festival each year, and in recent years the participants have numbered in the tens of thousands. Other festivies held at the same time include fireworks, laser shows, and concerts.

The lake and its surrounding countryside have been designated one of thirteen National scenic areas in Taiwan.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Taiwan Summit FDC

Taiwan FDC
Name: First Taiwan - African Heads of State Summit
Issue date: 2007 September 9th

The first state summit between ROC President Chen Shui-bian and the heads of state of Taiwan’s African allies will be held on September 9, 2007 at the Grand Hotel, Taipei. The aim of the summit is to further strengthen the friendship between Taiwan and its African allies. To mark the occasion, one of the most important diplomatic events of the year.

The background of the stamp is an interrupted projection map of the world, symbolizing the global prospective of our nation's diplomatic development. An English letter "e" is employed to symbolize information technology. It connects the continent of Africa to Taiwan and represents the friendly and close international ties between Taiwan and its African allies.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ukraine Fishes FDC

Ukraine FDC
Name: Fishes (Ukraine - Moldova Joint Issue)
Issue date: 2007 September 6th

Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii): Left

Russian sturgeon is one of the most valuable species of the rivers of Russia, where it is known under the name Osétr (Осётр) or Ossetra; it is said to inhabit the Siberian rivers also, and to range eastwards as far as Lake Baikal. It was so abundant in the rivers of the Black and Caspian seas that more than one-fourth of the caviares and isinglass manufactured in Iran and Russia was derived from this species. However, due to poaching and overfishing it is now a threatened species.

Zingel (Zingel zingel): Right
Occurs in shallow water of the Danube, Prut, and Dnestr river systems. Mainly nocturnal. Feeds on benthic animals and fish eggs and larvae. Spawns March to April between gravel at places with strong current.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Indonesia Lighthouses FDC

Indonesia FDC
Name: Lighthouses
Date of Issue: 17 August 2007

Semarang Lighthouse (left):

Semarang Lighthouse is located at the Tanjung Emas Harbor of Semarang, capital city of Central Java Province. This lighthouse plays a significant role to guide marine traffic entering the harbor since it was built in 1879. Its international ID is K.1132, and listed as DSI.3200 in the Indonesian List of Lights. The 32 meters with 12 sided cast iron tower was built during the Dutch colonial era to facilitate the movement of V.O.C vessels.

From the top of the tower, absolutely we can see almost the entire part of the Tanjung Emas Harbor area surrounded by older Dutch colonial buildings. The 20 nautical mile luminance range of revolving light provides sufficient signal in group flashing to guide mariners bearing their vessel entering the port.

Cikoneng Lighthouse (right):
Cikoneng Lighthouse or so called Anyer Lighthouse is located seaward about 150 km west of Jakarta. Approaching the famous tourism Carita Beach in the Province of Banten, the lighthouse can be found at the right side of the road. Built by the Dutch during the colonial era in 1885, it was 77 years since Governor General Dandles entered Java for the first time. The 60 m white painted steel chub tower concludes 18 stories and a long ladder of 300 steps which can be entered upon permission of the guard.

A splendid panoramic view can be observed from the top story. The thick and strong iron shield enforces the tower to remain long. This lighthouse experienced several eras in the history of Indonesia including colonial war era and a major earthquake of the famous Mount of Krakatau. The lighthouse is still properly operated to serve safety for seamen who sailing through Sunda Strait. Its 20 nautical miles range of lantern provides sufficient signal to anybody who needs direction during sailing in the night.

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Portugal Nadir Afonso FDC

Portugal FDC
Name: Portuguese Artist (Nadir Afonso)
Issue date: 2007 September 5th

Born in 1920 in Codeçais, Chaves, he completed an Architecture Degree at esbap (Oporto School of Fine Arts), moving to Paris in 1946 to study art and painting at the École des Beaux Arts. His predilection for painting over architecture manifested itself at an early stage, along with his continuing search for essences and absolute.

His work under architects Le Corbusier (1948-1951) and Oscar Niemeyer (1952-1954) did nothing to alter his conviction that "architecture is not an art [...] it is a science, a team elaboration" and a "labyrinth of contingencies" in which art cannot assert itself.

He was a member of the artist collective the "Independentes" (Independents) alongside Resende, Lanhas, Pomar until 1946, and by 1943 was already fascinated by optics and geometry, although his paintings were expressionist, if not at times surrealistic. During the 40s, he progressively evolved from human figuration with supple contours, to geometric abstraction evoking landscapes, a drift that began above all while working alongside artists Fernand Léger (1948-1951) and Dewasne and Edgard Pillet. Geometric abstraction was further explored during the 50’s with a greater use of patterns in his so-called "baroque" period, and "Egyptian period" series marked by total geometric stylization (1950-1955) and his famous series of kinetic works, Espacillimité (1956-1963). He was part of the group of the Denise René gallery, exhibiting alongside Vasarely, Herbin and Bloc.

In the mid 60s he abandoned architecture, and during the 70s and 80s painted a prolific number of works for his "cities" series. At the end of the 80s, he made a number of studies of the human form using lines identical to those found in the backgrounds and compositional relations of geometry and gesture.

His books La Sensibilité plastique (1958), Les Mécanismes de la création artistique (1970), Aesthetic Synthesis (1974), Le Sens de l’Art (1983) are all products of the aesthetic reflection so characteristic of his work.

Monday, September 10, 2007

China Pre-stamped Postcard JP145

China Pre-stamped Postcard
Name: World Economic Forum - Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions
Number: JP145
Issue date: 2007 September 6th

At the core of the "new champions" are a new generation of companies that will fundamentally change the global competitive landscape. We call them Global Growth Companies. These business champions come primarily from rapidly growing emerging markets, such as China and India, but also include fast movers from developed economies.

In addition to the business new champions, the Forum is identifying and engaging the next generation of global leaders, fast-growing regions, competitive cities and technology pioneers from around the globe. All of the New Champion groups will be present and represented at the Annual Meeting of New Champions in Dalian this September.

Official website of Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Lithuania Church Belfries FDC

Lithuania FDC
Name: Wooden Church Belfries
Date of Issue: 01 September 2007

5 ct: Belfry of Vabalninko church(Vabalninko bažnyčios varpinė), 19 c
35 ct: Belfry of Varputėnų church(Varputėnų bažnyčios varpinė), 18 c
1.35 Lt: Belfry of Degučių church(Degučių bažnyčios varpinė), 19 c
1.55 Lt: Belfry of Geidžių chapel(Geidžių koplyčios varpinė), 19 c
2.15 Lt: Belfry of Pavandenės church(Pavandenės bažnyčios varpinė), 17 c

"Wooden Sacral Architecture of Lithuania" Definitive Series:
2008: 5 ct, 10 ct, 20 ct, 35 ct, 1.35 Lt, 1.55 Lt.
2009: 10 ct, 20 ct, 1.35 Lt.

"Wooden Church Belfries" Definitive Series:
2007: 5 ct, 35 ct, 1.35 Lt, 1.55 Lt, 2.15 Lt.
2009: 50 ct, 1,35 Lt.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Lithuania Juozas Miltinis FDC

Lithuania FDC
Name: The 100th Birth Anniversary of Theatre Director Juozas Miltinis
Issue date: 2007 September 1st

Juozas Miltinis (September 3, 1907 in Akmenė, Lithuania – July 13, 1994 in Panevėžys, Lithuania) was a Lithuanian theatre director and founder of the Panevėžys Drama Theatre. Miltinis has brought up a number of actors, including Donatas Banionis.

From 1932 on, he had studied in Paris, in the school of theatrical art conducted by Charles Dullin. After his return to Kaunas, Miltinis organized here his own theatrical studio and propagated the main tenets of his teachers, Charles Dullin and Jacques Copeau. The Panevėžys drama theatre was founded in 1940 and Miltinis was appointed as its chief art director. He retired from this position only in 1980. The main body of the young Panevėžys Theatre was made up from the pupils of this studio.

Panevėžys county library preserves the bibliographic heritage of Juozas Miltinis.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Japan Athletic Meets FDC

Japan FDC
Name: The 62nd National Athletic Meets
Issue date: 2007 September 3rd

The 62nd National Athletic Meets were held in Akita under the slogan "On Your Mark, Your Heart". The stamp depicts Akita Japanese cedar (the representative tree of Akita) and Rugby players. Rugby is popular sport in Akita.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

China Stamp: 2007-26

China Stamp
Name: FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007
Number: 2007-26T
Issue date: 2007 September 10th

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 will be held in China from September 10-September 30 2007. Originally, China was to host the 2003 Women's World Cup, but the outbreak of SARS in that country forced that event to be moved to the United States. FIFA immediately granted the 2007 event to China, which means that no new host nation will be chosen competitively until voting is held for the 2011 Women's World Cup. The 2007 Championship is seen as a prelude to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, for which China is preparing at an accelerated pace with a high budget and much fanfare.

Africa (CAF):
Nigeria, Ghana.
Asia (AFC): China PR (host nation - automatically qualified), Australia, Korea DPR, Japan (defeated Mexico in AFC-CONCACAF playoffs).
North America, Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF): Canada, USA.
Europe (UEFA): Norway, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, England.
Oceania (OFC): New Zealand.
South America (CONMEBOL): Argentina, Brazil.

·Tianjin, Tianjin Olympics Center Stadium 60,000 Capacity
·Wuhan, Wuhan Sports Center Stadium 55,000 Capacity
·Hangzhou, Zhejiang Dragon Stadium 52,000 Capacity
·Chengdu, Chengdu Sports Center 40,000 Capacity
·Shanghai, Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium 34,000 Capacity

Official site of FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007

      Monday, September 3, 2007

      Russia Biblio-Globus FDC

      Russia FDC
      Name: 50th Anniversary of Biblio-Globus Bookstore
      Issue date: 2007 August 24th

      Biblio-Globus Bookstore occupying a 19th century mansion on Myasnitskaya street is one the biggest bookstores in Moscow. Here you can find almost every book coming out in Russia and a wide choice of foreign literature.

      Sunday, September 2, 2007

      China Pre-stamped Postcard JP144

      China Pre-stamped Postcard
      Name: China Jilin • Northeast Asia Investment and Trade Expo
      Number: JP144
      Issue date: 2007 September 2nd

      Northeast Asia, the economy is largely characterized by its geographic features, embraces the Northeast, North and Northwest of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Mongolia and Far East Area of Russia, having in it a total area of 17,280,000 square kilometers and a population of 680,000,000 and taking up 1/5 of the world's economic volume.

      Now the total volume of import and export trade between China and the other five Northeast Asian countries constitutes 25% of China's total foreign trade volume. Being the center of Northeast Asia, Jilin Province connects the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea and Japan in East Asia and borders on Far East Area of Russia.

      Saturday, September 1, 2007

      Russia Regions (Irkutsk Oblast) FDC

      Russia FDC
      Name: Russia Regions - Irkutsk Oblast
      Date of Issue: 21 August 2007

      Иркутская область (Irkutsk Oblast)
      Irkutsk Oblast (Russian: Ирку́тская о́бласть, Irkutskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in south-eastern Siberia in the basins of Angara River, Lena, and Nizhnyaya Tunguska Rivers. The administrative center is Irkutsk.

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