Thursday, August 30, 2007

Russia Regions FDC

Russia FDC
Name: Russia Regions
Date of Issue: 21 August 2007
1. Вологодская область (Vologda Oblast)
Vologda Oblast (Russian: Волого́дская о́бласть, Vologodskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Area: 145,700 km²; population: 1,269,568 (as of the 2002 Census). Its largest city is Cherepovets, but the administrative center is Vologda.

Vologda Oblast is rich in historic monuments, such as the magnificent Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Ferapontov Convent (a World Heritage Site), medieval towns of Velikiy Ustyug and Belozersk, baroque churches of Totma and Ustyuzhna, etc.

2. Ростовская область (Rostov Oblast)
Rostov Oblast (Russian: Росто́вская о́бласть, Rostovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in the Southern Federal District. Rostov Oblast lies in the south of Russia with an area of 100,800 km² and a population of 4,404,013 (2002 Census) making it the fifth most populous federal subject in Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Rostov-on-Don, which also became the administrative center of the Southern Federal District in 2002.

3. Орловская область (Oryol Oblast)
Oryol Oblast (Russian: Орло́вская о́бласть, Orlovskaya Oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Oryol.

It is located in the southwestern part of the Central Federal District. Kaluga and Tula Oblasts border it in the north. Bryansk Oblast is located to the west, Kursk Oblast—to the south, and Lipetsk Oblast—to the east. From north to south, it extends for more than 150 kilometers (93 mi), and from west to east—for over 200 kilometers (120 mi). It is one of the smallest Russian regions with a population of less than one million, approximately 62% of which is urban and 38%—rural.

Area: 24,700 square kilometers (9,540 sq mi), population: 860,262 (as of the 2002 Census).

4. Алтайский край (Altai Krai)
Altai Krai (Russian: Алта́йский край, Altaysky kray) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai) in the Siberian Federal District. It borders with, clockwise from the south, Kazakhstan, Novosibirsk and Kemerovo Oblasts, and the Altai Republic. The krai's administrative center is the city of Barnaul.

The krai's head of administration Mikhail Yevdokimov died in a car crash on August 7, 2005.

The krai's economy depends on agriculture and granted by the Russian government.

As of the 2002 All-Russian Population Census, Russians make the majority with 92%. Germans are the second with about 3% (see Mennonite settlements of Altai). The area is also populated by 2% Ukrainians, 0.4% Kazakhs, 0.35% Tatars, 0.32% Belarusians, 0.31% Armenians, and by people of other nationalities.

5. Новосибирская область (Novosibirsk Oblast)
Novosibirsk Oblast (Russian: Новосиби́рская о́бласть, Novosibirskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Novosibirsk.

Novosibirsk Oblast is located in the southeastern Western Siberian plain, at the foothills of low Salair ridge, between the Ob and Irtysh Rivers. Novosibirsk Oblast borders Omsk Oblast (W), Tomsk Oblast (N), and Kemerovo Oblast (E). The southern and the southwestern borders of Novosibirsk Oblast are with Altai Krai and the state of Kazakhstan (Pavlodar Oblysy). The territory of the oblast extends for more than 600 km from west to east, and for over 400 km from north to south. Novosibirsk Oblast is mainly plain; at south the steppes prevail; at north enormous tracts of woodland with great number of marshes prevail. There are many lakes, the largest ones located at the south. The majority of the rivers belong to the Ob basin, many of them falling in dead lakes. Largest lakes are Chani, Sartlan, Ubinskoye, and some others.

6. 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.

2008 Russia Regions FDC
2007 Russia Regions FDC
2007 Russia Regions FDC (Irkutsk Oblast)

Taiwan Flower Pre-stamped Postcard

Taiwan Pre-stampd Postcard
Name: The Language of Flower: Iris
Issue date: 2007 August 20th

Iris: trust. In Greek and Roman mythology, the iris represents guidance and trust.

China Stamp: 2007-24

China Stamp
Name: Jinhu Lake
Number: 2007-24T
Issue date: 2007 September 2nd

Jinhu Lake situated in Taining County, Fujian Province, Jinhu Lake was formed during the construction of Chitan Hydropower Station, and the name came from Jinxi Stream where it is located. Crescent-shaped, the lake covers an area of 38 square kilometers. Around the lake are beautiful mountains grotesque caves and stones. The clear and clean water, together with groups of red rocks continuing dozens of kilometers, composes a wonderful scene of overwater Danxia, rare in China. Lush trees along the lake, old temples and fishmen's villages among trees, make the scenery even more beautiful and diverse. The unique natural scenery and historical sites form a delightful contrast, attracting a large number of visitors. The lake is presently a national geopark and a key scenic spot.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Japan FDC
Name: 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 23rd

11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics was held in Osaka. The stamps depict 10 famous and ace athletes in Japan.

1. Tamesue Dai
2. Ikeda Kumiko
3. Kanemaru Yuzou
4. Suetsugu Shingo
5. Fukushi Kayoko
6. Naitoh Masato
7. Daigo Naoyuki
8. Narisako Kenji
9. Sawano Daichi
10. Murofushi Koji

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

China Pre-stamped Envelope JF88

China Pre-stamped Envelope
Name: The Opening of China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum
Number: JF88
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 22nd

There is a long history of China Post. As a key national communication organization, post plays an important role in promotion of the prosperity of economy as well as the progress of the society.

China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum, affiliated to China Post Group, is a nation-scale dedicated museum the exhibits the history of Chinese post and postage stamps. The exhibitis include the bamboo slip of Qin and Han Dynasties, letter home of Wei and Jin Dynasties, yufu of Tang Dynasty, express of Song and Yuan Dynasties, post office of Ming Dynasty, dragon stamp of Qing Dynasty, precious stamps of "the Red Post", famous paintings of the Chinese masters and integrated files, etc. The exhibition hall of 5000 square meters will show you the history and the classical scenes with the help of several ten thousands of culture relics and nearly 100 million stamps presented here.

China Pre-stamped Postcard JP142

China Pre-stamped Postcard
Name: China Open Sailing Regatta of 2007 Water Sports Games
Number: JP142
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 28th

2007 China Water Games will be held by State General Sport Administration and Shandong Provincial Government from August 28 to September 8 in Olympic Water Park of Rizhao. It contains Rowing, Canoeing (lentic and riptide), Sailing (Panels), Motor Boat, Water-skiing, Fin Swimming, Dragon Boat and Extreme Sports. It is made up of about 100 items. The period will cover 10 days. About 3300 persons will attend the Games, including international and national officers, coaches, judges and racers.

Official site of 2007 Water Sports Games

Monday, August 27, 2007

Hong Kong Civic Education FDC

Hong Kong FDC
Name: Civic Education
Issue date: 2007 August 23rd

Civic education aims at fostering good citizenship and promoting civic awareness and responsibilities, national education and understanding of, and respect for, human rights and the rule of law. Furthermore, it enables the people of Hong Kong to understand the elements of Hong Kong's success as an international city; to gain liberal knowledge for building up the concepts of freedom, rule of law and justice; and to have a grasp of the future of Hong Kong including the changes and challenges to come.

This set of special stamps on "Civic Education" is the first hexagon stamps issued by Hongkong Post. Featuring the winning entry from the Primary School Division of the "Civic Education Stamp Design Competition" co-organised by the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education and the Home Affairs Bureau in 2005, this colourful issue helps to enhance understanding of the concept and knowledge of civic education as well as boost the civic awareness of the public.
This set of four stamps carries the four themes of civic education:

$1.40 - Human RightsThe four elements inherent in the notion of Human Rights are the right to life, equality, freedom and respect. These notions cover not only rights but also obligations.

$2.40 - Rule of LawIn essence, the Rule of Law means that everything must be done in accordance with the law. Its observance makes a government one of laws and not of men.

$3 - Social ParticipationThe objective of Social Participation is to encourage public participation in community building and to promote the spirit of mutual trust and respect.

$5 - Corporate CitizenshipCorporate Citizenship calls for commitment by business corporations in assuming their social responsibilities toward building a sustainable and harmonious civic society.

The stamps in the shape of a hexagon symbolise the interconnections among the four themes of civic education.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Russia Sergei Botkin FDC

Russia FDC
Name: The 175th birth anniversary of S.P.Botkin(1832-1889), a therapist, the founder of Russian medicine.
Issue date: 2007 August 14th

Sergei Petrovich Botkin (Russian language: Сергей Петрович Боткин) (1832 – 1889) was famous Russian clinicist, therapist and activist, one of the founders of modern Russian medical science and school. He introduced triage, pathological anatomy, post mortem diagnostics into Russian medical practice.

At the age of 29, in 1861, he became a Professor of Therapeutical clinics department and created the first in Russia experimental and analytical medical laboratory.

In 1873, he was designated the "leib-medic" and elected the President of Society of Russian medics in St. Petersburg. In 1886 Botkin headed the Commission of health of Russia's population, concerning high mortality rates at both peace and war time. Botkin Hospital is named after him.

He was the court physician for both Tsar Alexander II and Tsar Alexander III. He was the father of Dr. Eugene Botkin, the court physician for Tsar Nicholas II.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Philippines Marine Life Minisheet FDC

Philippines Minisheet FDC
Name: Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 60th Anniversary
Issue date: 2007 July 2nd
Design: 7P Cuttlefish; 20P Bigfin Reef Squid & Sacol, Green (Seaweeds)

The Philippines' Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Filipino: Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig), abbreviated as BFAR, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of the Philippines' fisheries and aquatic resources.

Starting out as Bureau of Fisheries in July 1, 1947 with the merging of then Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Division of Fisheries, field districts, experimental stations and other agencies connected with fishery work, BFAR has evolved into a line bureau with 16 regional offices, 7 national technology centers and 7 regional technology centers and the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, its research arm.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Germany Dam FDC

Germany FDC
Name: 75th Anniversary of Saale River Valley Dam
Issue date: 2007 August 9th

From 1925 to 1932 the first dams (Lake Bleiloch) was built, daming the Saale River for a hydroelectric power-plant and creating the largest artifical lake in Germany with a total length of 65 kilometers.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Germany Bridge FDC

Germany FDC
Name: 100th Anniversary of Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke(Emperor Wilhelm Bridge)
Issue date: 2007 August 9th

The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke ("Emperor Wilhelm Bridge") is a swing bridge in Wilhelmshaven. It was build between 1905 (beginning) and 1907 (completion) as Europe's biggest swing bridge. The design scheme was created by Ernst Troschel, it was built by MAN Nuremberg.

The bridge has a length of 159 m and a width of 8 m. The two pillars are 20,4 m tall. The Kaiser Wilhelm-bridge connects the beach (Südstrandpromenade) with the South Quarter.

The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke is the town's landmark. In 2007 a stamp with the bridge is expected to be produced.

In 2003 the rotary mechanics of the southern part of the bridge were damaged by a Tugboat-Accident (collision with a frigate) and had to be repaired partially.

The maximum passage hight is 9,00 m at + 1,10 m medium water-level in the harbor, the passage width is 58,60 m.

On the bridge the road traffic can only drive one way at the same time. It is controlled by traffic lights. Before it tilts out the bridge is blocked for the whole traffic by light signals and pikes.

Germany Bank FDC

Germany FDC
Name: 50th Anniversary of Deutsche Bundesbank(German Federal Bank)
Issue date: 2007 August 9th

The Deutsche Bundesbank (German for German Federal Bank) is the central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany and as such part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Due to its strength and former size, the Bundesbank is the most influential member of the ESCB. Both the Deutsche Bundesbank and the European Central Bank (ECB) are located in Frankfurt am Main.

The Bundesbank was established in 1957 and succeeded the Bank deutscher Länder, which introduced the Deutsche Mark on 20 June 1948. Until the Euro was physically introduced in 2002, the Deutsche Bundesbank was the central bank of the former Deutsche Mark ("German Mark", sometimes known in English as the "Deutschmark").

The Deutsche Bundesbank was the first central bank to be given full independence, leading this form of central bank to be referred to as the Bundesbank model, as opposed, for instance, to the New Zealand model, which has a goal (i.e. inflation target) set by the government.

The Bundesbank was greatly respected for its control of inflation through the second half of the 20th century. This made the German Mark one of the most respected currencies, and the Bundesbank gained substantial indirect influence in many European countries.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thailand ASEAN minisheet FDC

Thailand Minisheet FDC
Name: 40th Anniversary of ASEAN(Joint Issue)
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 8th

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Thailand ASEAN FDCs

Thailand FDCs
Name: 40th Anniversary of ASEAN(Joint Issue)
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 8th

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Malaysia ASEAN minisheet FDC

Malaysia Minisheet FDC
Name: 40th Anniversary of ASEAN(Joint Issue)
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 8th

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Malaysia ASEAN FDC

Malaysia FDC
Name: 40th Anniversary of ASEAN(Joint Issue)
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 8th

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was founded on August 8, 1967 in Bangkok. The objectives of this collaborative regional organization are to promote political cooperation and security, to enhance trade and economic growth and to encourage the social development of the progress of Southeast Asia.

Its members are Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Burma and Cambodia.

Designs: Architectures from 10 ASEAN countries. (From left to right)

1. Secretariat Building, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Built in 1952, the Secretariat Building houses the Prime Minister’s office and other government office. It is located at Jalan Elizabeth II and is one of the most remarkable contemporary buildings in Bandar Seri Bagawan.

2. National Museum of Cambodia, Kingdom of Cambodia
The museum inaugurated in 1920 by King Sisowath houses amongst others the collection of Cambodian culture and traditions.

3. Fatahillah Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Located at the historical site of old Jakarta, the museum also known as the Jakarta Museum of History preserves the historical facts related to the development of the city.

4. Lao Typical House, Lao
The thatched wooden structure, found in rural areas, is built on stilts to avoid floods and to catch the breeze on warm days. The space beneath is for storage of grains, livestocks and a loom for weaving cloth.

5. Malayan Railway Headquarters Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Malayan Railway Headquarters Building in Kuala Lumpur is an architectural wonder unlike any other. Its architect, Mr. A.B. Hubbock envisioned a landmark highlighting the best of Moorish Islamic, Gothic and Greek influences.

The complex’s lower level floors 97 massive Gothic arches and 4 smaller arches, incorporated with wide verandahs work in harmony, instilling a cool and tranquil atmosphere. The building’s outside facade was constructed out of pre-cast concrete blocks and carved pre-cast columns with semi-circular Gothic arches.

With vast Gothic and circular arches numbering in the hundreds, magnificent domes and entwining columns, the building is a perfect example of magnificent 14th century Greek architecture. The building was completed in November 1917.

However, as beautiful as it was, the building has its share of unfortunate incidences. During World War 2, the Northern section was damaged due to bomb attacks and again in 1968, when a fire caused severe destruction in the area.

Today, it remains a Malaysian pride and serves as the headquarters of the Malayan Railway, housing its many administrative offices, including the Chairman’s office.

6. Yangon Post Office, Myanmar
One of the largest post offices’ in Myanmar, the Victorian brick-structure is one of the most historical places and national heritage building in Yangon City.

7. Malacañang Palace, Philippines
Located along the north bank of the Pasig River in Manila, Malacañang Palace is the official residence of the President of the Philippines.

8. National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
The refurbished National Museum was officially opened in December 2006. It features and architecture that merges the old and the new.

9. Vimanmek Mansion, Bangkok, Thailand
Built by the royal command of King Rama V, the Victorian-style structure which is the first permanent residence in the Dusit Garden is the world’s largest golden teakwood mansion.

10. Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam
The French colonial building designed by Auguste Henri Vildieu bears a resemblance to Italianate Renaissance and Baroque palaces in Europe. Once the headquarters for the Governor General of Indochina, today, it is used to host important government meetings.

China Stamp: 2007-23

China Stamp
Name: Tengchong Volcanic Geothermal Area
Number: 2007-23T
Issue date: 2007 August 18th

The Tengchong volcanic district, located in southern China near the border with Burma (Myanmar), was active during five periods ranging from the early Pliocene to the Holocene. Three main stages prroduced Pliocene to mid-Pleistocene basaltic rocks, mid- to late-Pleistocene silicic pyroclastic rocks, and Holocene basaltic andesites. The youngest volcanism in the 600 sq km volcanic field occurred in two stages during the early and late Holocene. Volcanic cones at the northern end of the field are sparsely vegetated and have clearly visible lava flows. Three basaltic-andesite centers, Dayinshshan, Maanshan, and possibly Heikongshan, are of Holocene age. An unconfirmed explosive eruption took place in 1609, and there are unconfirmed reports of eruptions in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The Tengchong district is the site of active geothermal fields, the largest and highest temperature of which is the Rehai geothermal field. More than 20 hydrothermal eruptions have occurred at the Rehai geothermal field since 1993.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Thailand Universiade FDC

Thailand FDC
Name: 24th Universiade BANGKOK 2007
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 8th

Purpose: To publicize the 24th Universiade BANGKOK 2007 international university sports which will be held in Bangkok during 8-18 August 2007.

Design: Illustrates the logos of the 24th Universiade BANGKOK 2007 and the International University Sports, to show unity of world student athletes.

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24th Universiade BANGKOK 2007 Official Website

Monday, August 13, 2007

Lithuania Regatta SC Cover

Lithuania Special Cancellation(SC) Cover
Name: 40th Curonian Lagoon Regatta
Issue date: 2007 August 6th-11th

That was 40th regatta Curonian bay (Kurðiø mariø regata), the main supporter of coup - bank Hansabakas. Winner of both prizes was Estonian "Evelyn III" yacht which was the absolutelly fastest and the fastest for accumulated time. The Captain of "Evelyn III" - Estonian yachtsmen Andres Toom, who was able to reach distance in 34 hours 46 minutes and 16 seconds.

The second place was Estonian too (the last winner of Curonian regatta) - "Katarina JEE" yacht with captain Mart Tamm who was late for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. The third place was won by Lithuanian "Arabela-Tele2" yacht with captain Raimondas Ðiugþdinis which finished trace in 35 hours 9 minutes and 9 seconds (the yacht was late for 22 minutes 6 seconds).

There were five stages with 260 nautical miles in total. As organizators say regatte was successful because oll seven days were warm and windy.

Vietnam Dugong FDCs

Vietnam FDCs
Name: Animals in Con Dao National Park - Dugong
Issue date: 2007 August 1st

The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a large marine mammal which, together with the three species of manatee, is one of four extant members of the order Sirenia, the only fully-aquatic herbivorous mammals. It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller's Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. It is also the only sirenian in its range, which spans the waters of at least 37 countries throughout the Indo-Pacific, though the majority of dugongs live in the northern waters of Australia between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay. In addition, the dugong is the only strictly-marine herbivorous mammal, as all species of manatee utilize fresh water to some degree.
Like all modern sirenians, the dugong has a fusiform body with no dorsal fin or hindlimbs, instead possessing paddle-like forelimbs used to maneuver itself. It is easily distinguished from the manatees by its fluked, dolphin-like tail, but also possesses a unique skull and teeth. The dugong is heavily dependent on seagrasses for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats where they grow, with the largest dugong concentrations typically occurring in wide, shallow, protected areas such as bays, mangrove channels and the lee sides of large inshore islands. Its snout is sharply downturned, an adaptation for grazing and uprooting benthic seagrasses.

The dugong has been hunted for thousands of years, often for its meat and oil, although dugong hunting also has great cultural significance throughout its range. The dugong's current distribution is reduced and disjunct, and many populations are close to extinction. The IUCN lists the dugong as a species vulnerable to extinction, while the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species limits or bans the trade of derived products based on the population involved. Despite being legally protected in many countries throughout their range, the main causes of population decline remain anthropogenic, and include hunting, habitat degradation, and fishing-related fatalities. With its long lifespan and slow rate of reproduction, the dugong is especially vulnerable to these types of exploitation. In addition, dugongs are threatened by storms, parasites, and their natural predators, sharks, Killer Whales, and crocodiles.

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Taiwan Chiang Wei-shui FDC

Taiwan FDC
Name: Chiang Wei-shui Portrait
Issue date: 2007 August 6th

Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水; Jiang Weishui) (8 February 1891—5 August 1931) was a founder of the Taiwanese Cultural Association and the Taiwan People's Party. He is seen as one of the most important figures in the colonial resistance movement.

Chiang was born in Ilan. He worked as a diviner. At the age of 10 he began to study with Confucian scholar Zhang Maocai. In 1915 he graduated from the Taiwan Medical College, now the National Taiwan University College of Medicine.

He founded the Daan Hospital in Dadaocheng, a district in Taipei, and invited fellow intellectuals to the hospital to discuss contemporary affairs. In 1920 he began participating in the movement to found the Taiwan Assembly. In 1921 he helped found the Taiwan Cultural Association. He was imprisoned for four months in 1923 and again in 1925 for his opposition to the colonial government. In total, he was imprisoned more than ten times.

In 1926, the Taiwan Cultural Association split because of an internal ideological division between rightists and leftists. Jiang Weishui went on to help found the Taiwan People's Party on a platform of unity. The Taiwan People's Party was the first legal party to be founded in Taiwan. Chiang Wei-shui was also involved with the Taiwan Worker's League (台灣工友總聯盟) and the Taiwan Farmer's Association (台灣農民協會). He came under criticism from rightists in the government. When Cai Peihuo (蔡培火), Ye Rongzhong (葉榮鐘) and others prepared for the formation of the Taiwan Local Self-Government League (台灣地方自治聯盟), Jiang Weishui expelled them. The Taiwan People's Party contacted the League of Nations several times to protest Japanese issuance of special permits for opium sale as well as the Wushe Incident.

The Taiwan People's Party's political philosophy was the Three Principles of the People, but Xie Chunmu (謝春木) and others pushed for a revolutionary line. In 1931, the colonial administration forced the dissolution of the party. Chiang Wei-shui died of typhoid that same year, at the age of 41.

Chiang Wei-shui has been called Taiwan's Sun Yat-sen. A 12.9 km car tunnel passing under Hsuehshan (Snow Mountain) to link Taipei with Ilan was opened in 2006. It marked the completion of Taiwan's latest freeway, which was subsequently named the Chiang Wei-shui Freeway in a move that pleased all sides of the political spectrum in Taiwan.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thailand Communications Day FDC

Thailand FDC
Name: National Communications Day 2007
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 3rd

Purpose: To commemorate the 2007 National Communications Day and to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 80th birthday anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Design: Illustrates the royal portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej while he was on air at Dusit Place's experimenting radio station and the logo of National Communications Day.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thailand Stamp Exhibition FDCs

Official FDC
Minisheet FDC

Thailand FDC
Name: BANGKOK 2007 the 20th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (2nd Series)
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 3rd

1. Duck design
2. Swan design
3. Pheasant design
4. Bantam design

Designs: Artwork decorated with the wings of metallic beetles is an ancient art from Artists in the olden days embroidered metallic beetles' wings of various colors - bluish green or golden yellow, on to women's wraps. As the life-cycle of metallic beetles is short and they meet a natural death at the due time, leaving their wings scattered around the tree trunks where they used to live. The colors of their wings remain vivid and their texture is durable so they can be cut into shapes as desired. These caught Her Majesty the Queen's interest and she wished to have them decorated on oenaments, sculptures and woven into the Yarn Liphou basketry. These have become exquisite products of the SUPPORT Foundation.

Exhibition: BANGKOK 2007, the 20th Asian International Stamp Exhibition is being organized by Thailand Post Co., Ltd. in cooperation with the Philatelists Association of Thailand under the patronage of Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (F.I.P.) and the Federation of Inter- Asian Philately (F.I.A.P.). This event will be held during 3-12 August 2007 at Royal Paragon Hall "The Ultimate Venue in the Prestigious Location" Located on 5th level of Siam Paragon Shopping Complex, which will be the luxurious venue to accommodate all participants.

BANGKOK 2007 is the third Asian international philatelic exhibition hosted by Thailand after the successful organization of such exhibitions in 1989 and 2000.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Japan Kumamoto Castle FDC

Japan FDC
Name: 400th Anniversary of Kumamoto Castle
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 1st

The stamps depict Kumamoto Castle which is celebrating its 400th anniversary thoughout of 2007. Image of Kumamoto Castle in spring, summer, autumn and winter. The last one is whole view of Kumamoto Castle which includes Utoyagura, large and small castle towers.
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Argentina Scout FDC

Argentina FDC
Name: Centenary of the Scout Movement
Date of Issue: 28 July 2007

Baden-Powell's Vision
Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941), founder of Scouting, used to say that he had not founded this movement, but rather that it had spontaneously sprang to life.

In 1899, when serving as army officer in India, Baden-Powell had written a handbook, Aids to Scouting, meant as an aid to training soldiers. En 1907, Sir William Smith, the founder of the Boys' Brigades, asked Baden-Powell decided to put his ideas to test at a camp, among 21 youths with different backgrounds. Thus, on 1st July 1907, the first Scout camp was run on Brownsea Island. Based on the excellent results obtained, Baden-Powell wrote Scouting for Boys, and he soon began to receive letters sent by young readers who had decided to group spontaneously under the principles set forth in the handbook. Two years later, the Scout movement included almost 11,000 boys and girls.

One World, One Promise
The Movement celebrates its 100th anniversary with a series of events-the New Centenary Camp, on Brownsea Island; the 21st World Scout Jamboree, that will gather 40,000 boys and girls at Hylands Park, England; the Scouting's Sunrise, on 1st Auguest, ushering in Scouting's second century; Gifts for Peace, given by Scout Organizations around the world to their communities; and the International Congress on the Contribution of Scouting to 100 Years of Education, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland.
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2008 Malaysia Scouting FDC
2007 Argentina Scouting FDC
2007 Philippines Scouting FDC
2007 Taiwan Scouting FDC

China Sticking Minisheet: 2007-22

China Sticking Minisheet
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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China C-Cover: PFTN-AY-09

China Commemorative Cover
Title: One-Year Countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Begins
Number: PFTN-AY-09

Auguest 8, 2007 is the day marking the begining of one-year countdown to the opening of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Argentina Meteorite FDC

Argentina FDC
Name: Campo del Cielo Meteorites
Issue date: 2007 July 28th

Campo del Cielo is located in Argentina, in the area called “Gran Chaco”, to the southwest of the Province of Chaco, and the southeast of Santiago del Estero. The area is strewn with iron and nickel fragments originated by the collision of a large meteorite that hit the Earth’s surface.

A high concentration of large metal meteorites may be found here, as well as a remarkably perfect alignment of craters, forming an axis that extends along N 60°E. This meteorite field is one of the longest found on the Earth’s surface. Some craters from pairs; in general, they are ellipsis-shaped (with the longest axis extending along a northeast-southwest direction) or circular. Thirty craters have been recorded approximately, but given the density of the forest, more craters could be found in the future. The largest crater is the one named after Rubin Celis, with a depth of 5.5 metres; the best-known fragments are the one that has been called Meson de Fierro (missing to this date), weighing approximately 20 tons, and El Chaco, 37 tons.

Back in the 16th Century, there were early oral accounts of a large ore vein that surfaced in the Pampa de Otumpa, which attracted numerous expeditions to that place. Years later, one of these established in the sixties – applying carbon 14 dating to charred fragments supposedly originated by the impact – that the original crater must be 4,000 years old.

Many fragments found in Campo del Cielo are displayed in museums of Argentina and throughout the world. However, in spite of the value of these pieces, the illegal trade in meteorite pieces makes this area subject to plundering.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

China Pre-stamped Postcard JP141

China Pre-stamped Postcard
Name: Millennium of the Birth of Ouyang Xiu, Ancient Literator
Number: JP141
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 6th

Ouyang Xiu (Traditional Chinese: 歐陽修; Simplified Chinese: 欧阳修; Wade-Giles: Ou-yang Hsiu) (1007 – September 22, 1072), courtesy name is Yongshu, also self nicknamed The Old Drunkard 醉翁, or The Retired Scholar of the One of Six 六一居士 at his late age, was a Chinese statesman, historian, essayist and poet of the Song Dynasty.

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Japan Ukiyoes FDC

Japan FDC
Name: Edo Famous Places and Neat Ukiyoe
Issue date: 2007 Auguest 1st

Corroborating with "GTF Ukiyoe Festival 2007" by Greater Tokyo Festival, the stamps depict 10 Ukiyoes from Spaulding Collection and Bigelow collection owned by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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1. Utagawa Hiroshige "Nihonbashi and Edobashi Bridges, 100 famous views of Edo"
2. Kitagawa Utamaro "Takashima Ohisa"
3. Toshusai Sharaku "Ichikawa Yaozo III as Tanabe Bunzo"
4. Utagawa Hiroshige "Iris Garden at Horikiri, 100 famous views of Edo"
5. Utagawa Hiroshige "Asakusa Kinryuzan, 100 famous views of Edo"
6. Kitagawa Utamaro "Sugatami Shichinin Kesho"
7. Toshusai Sharaku "Actor Arashi Ryuzou II as Ishibe Kinkichi, money lender"
8. Utagawa Hiroshige "Suidobashi Surugadai, 100 famous views of Edo"
9. Utagawa Hiroshige "The Moon Pine at Ueno, 100 famous views of Edo"
10. Kitagawa Utamaro "Courtesan Hanaogi of the Ogiya"

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