• advertise with us
  • stamps.fo
  • postur.is
  • posten.se

Wildlife in Norway III 2008

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 3.8/5

The elk (Alces alces) has been crowned “king of the forest”. The elk is the largest species of deer in the world. Its size and its majestic grace and bearing prove its right to this title. Elk grow quickly, A newborn calf weighs about 12 kg, but by its first autumn it will already weigh about 135 kg. The following autumn it may weigh as much as 300 kg. Bull elks ususally go on growing until the age of 5 or 6 and can reach a weight of more than 700 kg.

(read more)

published January 23rd, 2015


Definitive Series- Reprint Featured by Greenland

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 4.6/5

In the spring of 2011 POST Greenland released a new definitive series printed in combined intaglio and offset. A definitive series is a range of stamp, which bear the most used values for daily postage use. As is tradition in Greenland, the definitive series portrays the Queen’s portrait. On 9th May 2011 the definitive series was started with the two stamps G464 and G465 bearing the values DKK 0.50 and 1.00. There is a true and deeply felt connection between the Danish Royal house and the Greenlandic people. The relations run deep. Many up here still remember the Queen’s parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, and the heart felt emotional connection they showed to Greenland. Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur Ingrid, Her Majesty the Queen, was born on 16th April 1940 at Amalienborg, Copenhagen. On 10th June 1967 she married Henri Marie Jean André, Count de Laborde de Monpezat, who, by the marriage, became His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark. (read more)

published January 23rd, 2015

Portugal releases ‘Madeira Self-adhesive II’

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 3.8/5

Madeira Island Quintas

Quinta Monte Palace is located in a high area of the Funchal bay. In 1773, British Consul Charles Murray acquired these lands where he built a home. In 1897 it was bought by Alfredo Rodrigues who turned it into a luxury hotel inspired by the romantic palaces of the banks of the Reno River. This hotel was part of the itinerary of elegant people and cosmopolitan tourism of the early 20th century. In 1987, businessman Joe Berardo bought the farm where he set up the headquarters of the Fundação (Foundation). With this purchase, the farmhouse became exclusively used for private purposes and the gardens open to the public. These spaces have been renovated with exotic plants, endemic to several countries, and with plants that are typical of the Madeira forests. (read more)

published January 22nd, 2015


The Life of Winston Churchill published by the Guernsey Post

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 3.9/5
We are delighted to celebrate the life of politician, celebrated orator, painter and respected author Winston Churchill, 50 years following his death.
Few would argue that Churchill enjoyed a most fascinating life.  From his birth at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on November 30th, 1874, to his death at Hyde Park Gate in London on January 24, 1965, his life was one of action, controversy, setback and achievement.
Churchill’s ability to inspire was perhaps best displayed in the opening days of World War II. He had a ‘can-do’ attitude, and would not contemplate discussions of reasonable terms with Adolf Hitler.
During the War the Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be invaded and occupied by German forces. Then, after five long years, on 8 May 1945 at 10 o’clock, the people of Guernsey were informed by the German authorities that the war was over. Churchill made a radio broadcast at 3pm and announced that:
‘Hostilities will end officially at one minute after midnight tonight (Tuesday, May 8)……..and our dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today.’

Source: WOPA Stamps

published January 22nd, 2015

Queen Silvia 2015 by the Swedish Post

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 4.7/5

Stamp project manager Barbro Sjöberg:

“We sent a letter to the Swedish Court to ask about the new portrait stamps of Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. The Court quickly answered and in the affirmative. We viewed its approval to depict the Royal Couple in a different design than before as an exciting challenge.”

(read more)

published January 21st, 2015


Greenland publishes ‘Mining History VI 1/2′

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 2.8/5

Since 2003 POST Greenland has included self-adhesi- ve stamps in its programme. That include the recent series on the Greenland mining history, and is the case with stamps G555 and G556, issued on 19th Ja- nuary 2015. The two stamp designs have been crea- ted by Ina Rosing.

(read more)

published January 21st, 2015

Prince Eugen 150 Years Published by Sweden

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 2.8/5

Prince Eugen was born in 1865 as the fourth son of King Oscar II and Queen Sophia. In 1887 he travelled to Paris to study art and it was during this time he also began to collect art.

Prince Eugen bequeathed his art collection to the Swedish State in 1947, and it was at that time the largest art donation ever made in Sweden. In 1948, the Prince Eugen’s Waldemar- sudde museum opened its doors.

When Prince Eugen acquired the Waldemar- sudde property in 1899, he had established himself as a fixture in the Swedish art world. He was a respected artist and his work was displayed at exhibitions in both Sweden and abroad.

Prince Eugen participated actively in the Swedish art world and received public assignments as an artist, but he also actively promoted culture. Prince Eugen believed that his twelve monuments, which were primarily located in public spaces, presented an opportunity to make art more accessible. City by the Water, which is more than 40 meters long and hangs in Stockholm City Hall, was his largest public assignment.

Eugen was successful as an artist during his lifetime, but he was not sure how future generations would value his art. However, with works such as The Cloud, The Old Castle and Still Waters, Prince Eugen’s prominent position among the Swedish artists from the turn of the century will continue to be recognized, both today and in the future.

WOPA Stamps

published January 20th, 2015


Swedish Pop Export

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 2.7/5

The Swedish musical wonder. This phenomenon started forty years ago when ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest. ABBA’s victory also marked the start of the export of Swedish pop music. The group’s successes showed that it was possible to come from a “small country”, from the perspective of the music world, and become an international success. ABBA paved the way for future generations of musicians and our current pop exports, and Sweden is today one of the three leading nations for the production of pop music. PostNord is strengthening this position with the issue of Swedish Pop Export stamps. (read more)

published January 20th, 2015

Life of Sealers II 1/2 Newly Published by Greenland

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 2.9/5

On 19th January the second part of this series will be issued. The two stamps complete Ivalo Abelsen’s artistic interpretation highlighting the cultural im- portance of hunting within Greenland. The first two stamps in the series were issued on 20th October 2014.

As in the case of the first two stamps in the series, these two stamps may also be positioned together so that the animals and the colours fit together to make a cohesive pattern.

Since the first immigrants arrived in Thule between 4,000-5,000 years ago, the Inuit in Greenland have been dependent on natural resources such as fish, birds, land and marine mammals. Hunting and fis- hing have always been a matter of survival in a country where the summer is short and the winter long and hard. It is characteristic of the catch in Gre- enland that it is sustainable and that the hunters use the whole animal when killed or captured. The meat is part of the household, while skins and bones are used in the production of handicrafts.

Inspiration

Ivalo Abelsen has a special interest in prehistoric objects of the Arctic regions and has the abilities to interpret and present these objects artistically.

Source: WOPA Stamps

published January 19th, 2015


Arctic Winter Games 2016 by the Greenland Post

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 3.6/5

The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) are to be held from 6th to 12th March 2016.

For the second time Nuuk will be the host city for the Arctic Winter Games, where Inuit and Sami compete for a week. The sports disciplines will be both traditi- onal Inuit sports and skiing as well as more modern sports such as ice hockey, volleyball and indoor football.

POST Greenland will provide inter alia support for the event by releasing an additional value stamp for the benefit of the Arctic Winter Games. (read more)

published January 19th, 2015

Newly published ‘Year of the Ram’ by the USPS

VN:F [1.9.1_1087]
Rating: 2.4/5

Ring in the Lunar New Year with treats, noise, and celebration! A wooden candy tray, known as the chuen-hop or Tray of Togetherness, highlights the 2015 Year of the Ram stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, eighth in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Ram begins on February 19, 2015, and ends on February 7, 2016.

In the United States and elsewhere, the occasion is marked in various ways across many cultures; parades featuring enormous and vibrantly painted papier-mache dragons, parties, and other special events are common. Many families set out a candy tray, like the one depicted in the stamp art, to provide guests with an assortment of dried fruits and candies for a sweet beginning to the new year. Drums are played to celebrate this time of renewed hope for the future, with drumsticks sometimes painted red for luck. Firecrackers are set off to ward off evil spirits. Red envelopes (hong bao) containing money are given as gifts to children and loved ones.

Combining original artwork by Kam Mak with two elements from the previous series of Lunar New Year stamps Clarence Lees intricate cut-paper design of a ram and the Chinese character for “ram,” drawn in grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun art director Ethel Kessler has created a culturally rich stamp design that celebrates the diversity of the American experience.

The Year of the Ram stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp in self-adhesive souvenir sheets of 12. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

Source: USPS

published January 16th, 2015