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Write! – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 2.8/5

“Writing letters and greetings is the equivalent of giving a bit of your time and one way to show the recipient you care.”

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published October 29th, 2012

Stable Lantern 1st class stamp – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.1/5

Stable lantern -stamp has the feeling of the Nordic winter:

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published October 29th, 2012

Christmas Stamp 2012 – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 2.9/5

The Inuit girls came to life in Copenhagen. Without access to the atelier where I create my large works, I rode my bicycle to the art shop to explore a bit. A large watercolour pad and a new paintbox with stylish intense colours was the result. Then I wrapped myself up in a world of shapes, colours and red pouts.The Inuit girls are more stylised than my other works. With diligence each stroke needs to work from the beginning. There can be no alterations with watercolour paint. The Inuit girls are both a play of shape and colour, but they are also a work of patience with diligent precision. If the proportions are a little out of balance the faces will immediately become strange. So these pretty Inuit ladies take their time for the ball – but then the festivities begin. I am very mindful of the balance between something, which is recognisable from traditional Greenlandic culture like the pearl collar, skin collar, the hair bound in a bun and the kamiks. But, at the same time, I liberate the girls from too many restrictions. They are free to play with dresses, can-can skirts, bows and whatever gives them a fantasy world with free range to thrive in. It is colourful. A happy and light universe. On the Christmas stamps there are no dresses. Christmas is a time for tradition. So I have played with something simpler and been christmassy with colours, which contrasts with the white background or snow if you wish. On one of the stamps the two friends stroll along. They walk arm in arm. The pearl necklaces intertwine and lead up to a Christmas tree. Below, the girls red kamiks reveal themselves. On the other Christmas stamp you get a closer look at the bauble on the Christmas tree with happy waving Inuit girls. Like in the Christmas greetings, Greenlandic flags hang and decorate both stamps, so no one can doubt from where the Christmas greeting comes.

Source: WOPA

published October 28th, 2012

The 700th anniversary of the battle of Rozgony – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.8/5

The battle was the most important in Charles Robert’s war to unify the country. On 15 June 1312 the king defeated the army of Amade Aba’s sons in a battle by Rozgony, near Kassa. A depiction of the battle taken from the Chronicon Pictum (National Széchényi Library) can be seen on the stamp.

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published October 28th, 2012

FADO – Heritage Of Humanity – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 2.7/5

In the year that celebrates the consecration of Fado as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, this philatelic issue pays tribute to this Living Tradition that we have shared with the world through the art of different generations of creators.

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published October 27th, 2012

Mountains – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 4.0/5

A chain of alpine summits, amongst the highest mountains in the British territories, these are the icy jewels in the crown with unclimbed peaks that have been unattainable for so long. There are mountains that might take a week to climb from the shore and sometimes rebuff much longer efforts with the foulest weather and fierce storms that can lend fear and despondency into the very soul of even the most determined mountaineers.

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published October 27th, 2012

Royal Wedding – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.3/5

On Saturday 20 October 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Guillaume, Grand Duke heir apparent of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy will be married.

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published October 26th, 2012

75 years of amateur film in Banja Luka – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.4/5

Non-professional or amateur movie is a specific type of film, in which moving images created under the “baton” cinema enthusiasts who have no formal film education and his screenplay ideas transferred to celluloid strip individually or as members of organized cinema clubs.

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published October 26th, 2012

Joint Issue with Italy 1700th Anniversary of the Battle of Ponte Milvio – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 4.0/5

Just before the famous Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312, the emperor Constantine witnessed a sign in the sky, a cross with next to it written “In this sign, you shall conquer”. The vision appeared before his final fight with the rival emperor Maxentius.

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published October 24th, 2012

50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.6/5

The Australian Ballet marks 50 years in an illustrious history. Australia’s premier ballet company is notable for its classical and contemporary dance repertoire, and for the versatility, technical skill and warmth that its dancers bring to performances.

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published October 24th, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.0/5

‘In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.’

From this humble sentence coined by J.R.R. Tolkien in the early 1930s, the novel we know today as The Hobbit was born. Its sequel, The Lord of the Rings took New Zealand by storm when our very own Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson brought the trilogy to the big screen.

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published October 23rd, 2012