Monday, November 30, 2015

Israel 2015, The Cyrus Declaration, 8.30

Israel stamp 2015
The Cyrus Declaration, 8.30
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The Cyrus Cylinder is an ancient clay cylinder, now broken into several fragments.

The text on the Cylinder praises Cyrus, sets out his genealogy and portrays him as a king from a line of kings. The Babylonian king Nabonidus, who was defeated and deposed by Cyrus, is denounced as a wicked oppressor of the people of Babylonia and his low-born origins are contrasted to Cyrus's kingly heritage. 

The Cylinder's text has traditionally been seen by biblical scholars as corroborative evidence of Cyrus' policy of the repatriation of the Jewish people following their Babylonian captivity (an act that the Book of Ezra attributes to Cyrus).

Nepal 2015, Gaddhi Baithak, Hanumandhoka, 35 Rs

Nepal stamp 2015
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Durbar Square Area, Hanumandhoka
Gaddhi Baithak
Hanumandhoka, 35 Rs

Nepal 2015, Kaliyadaman, Hanumandhoka, 5 Rs

Nepal stamp 2015
Cultural Heritage
Sundara Chowk, Hanumandhoka
(Hanuman Dhoka) 
5 Rs

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Kaliyadaman (suppression of a demon Kaliya)  
It is carved from a single piece of a large boulder.

Taiwan 1991, Children's Games, Boy and Girl, 3.00

Taiwan stamp 1991
Children's Games
Boy and Girl, 3.00

Taiwan 2015, Flying Lanterns, Stamp Expo, 12

Taiwan stamp 2015
Visit Taiwan
The 30th Asian International 
Stamp Exhibition - Taipei, Taiwan
Flying Lanterns / Lights, 12

Taiwan 2015, Marine Life - Jellyfish, 7

Taiwan stamp 2015
Marine Life
Jellyfish, 7

USA 1972, Wolf Trap Farm, Virginia, National Parks, 6 cents

USA stamp 1972
The 100th Anniversary of National Parks
Wolf Trap Farm, Virginia, 6 cents

USA 2015, Special Olympics World Games, Forever

USA stamp 2015
Special Olympics World Games
Forever a first class rate

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Spain 2009, Gladiolo Flower, 0,32

Spain (Espana) stamp 2009 
Flora and Fauna
Gladiolo (Gladiolus Flower)  

Spain 2009, Galicia Map & Crest

Spain (Espana) stamp 2009
Autonomous Communities
Galicia - A

Luxembourg 2006, FIFA Soccer / Football

Luxembourg stamp 2006
FIFA World Cup of Football
Soccer / Germany 

USA 2015, Summer Harvest, Corn, Tomatoes, Cantaloupes and Watermelons

USA stamp 2015
Summer Harvest
Forever a first class rate
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Every summer, some of America’s favorite foods are in season. The U.S. Postal Service® celebrates a few of those favorites—corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and watermelons—with four stamps. Vintage produce advertising, including 19th- and early 20th-century crate labels, seed packets, and catalogs, inspired these stamp designs. Though not all produce was shipped in wooden crates, the stamp art is especially reminiscent of vintage crate labels.

July 11, 2015  •  Sacramento CA 95815

USA 2015, Maya Angelou, 1928-2014, Forever Rate

USA stamp 2015
Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
Forever a first class rate

The stamp showcases artist Ross Rossin's 2013 portrait of Maya Angelou. 
The oil-on-canvas painting is part of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's collection.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Macedonia 2007, Tose Proeski, 1981-2007, 12

Macedonia stamp 2007
Tose Proeski, 1981-2007, 12
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Todor "ToŇ°e" Proeski was a Macedonian multi-genre singer, songwriter and actor.  
He died in a car crash in Croatia at the age of 26.

Macedonia 2002, Cultural Heritage, Coins, 6

Macedonia stamp 2002
Cultural Heritage, Coins, 6