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Europa 2012- Visit Aland- Stamp Issue

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Every year since 1956, the European postal administrations under the PostEurop umbrella produce stamps that adhere to a common theme but have been interpreted in their own way. This diversity, along with

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published June 20th, 2012

The Danish Heart Foundation – Stamp Issue

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Every year, more than 7,500 Danish women die of cardiovascular diseases. That means one women is dying almost every hour around the clock. Contrary to what most people believe, cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of death amog women in Denmark, and causes more deaths among women than men.

This year’s charity stamp supports the Heart Foundation’s work, which among other things aims to ensure that more

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published June 18th, 2012

SPORT FOR PEACE – PARALYMPIC GAMES 2012 – Stamp Issue

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The Olympic movement aspires to contribute to a peaceful future for humankind through the educational value of sport. It brings together athletes from all parts of the world in the greatest of international sports events, the Olympic Games, and it aims to promote the maintenance of peace, mutual understanding and goodwill – goals it shares with the United Nations.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will take place in London, England from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

The Paralympic Games are held every four years, following the

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published June 18th, 2012

A FORMER GRIMALDI FIEF – MATIGNON – Stamp Issue

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Eldest daughter and heir to Prince Antoine I of Monaco, Louise-Hippolyte Grimaldi married Jacques de Goyon de Matignon in 1715.

Recognised as Prince of Monaco under the name Jacques I on his wife’s death, he remaind regent during

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published June 17th, 2012

RIO+20 – Stamp Issue

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The UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution agreeing to hold the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012. Also referred to as “Rio+20″ or Earth Summit 20, the conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg.

The objectives of the Conference are to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development; to assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development; and to address new and emerging challenges.

The Conference will focus on two specific themes:

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published June 17th, 2012

GUERNSEY STAMPS COMMEMORATES WAR OF 1812 – Stamp Issue

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The War of 1812 was a defining moment for the provinces that would later confederate into the Dominion of Canada. The U.S. had declared war on Britain to protect their sovereignty on the high seas and in their expansion to the west.

The war was fought in Upper and Lower Canada and along the Atlantic coast. This two-stamp issue, the first in a series

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published June 16th, 2012

European protection of nature – Stamp Issue

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On the ninth kilometer of the old road Foca – Miljevina – Sarajevo, in Pirni Do, there are Sandy pyramids.
Soil erosion, a long series of years, was created as a result of aggressive loop frosts, summer eat, rain and strong winds. Sculpted figure of interesting shapes are similar to those in Colorado (USA), Dolomites (Italy) and Devil’s Town (Serbia).

Striated sand pillars rising from its foundations broad and tapering towards the top, and an outstanding geomorphological rarity in these parts. This erosion continues today, so they

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published June 16th, 2012

Coastal Landscapes of the Falkland Islands – Stamp Issue

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The Falkland Islands, an archipelago composed of a large number of islands, are situated in the South Atlantic

Generally speaking the entire Falkland coastline is broken into many different sections all having their own characteristics. However, it could be said that some four areas present

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published June 15th, 2012

Flora – Old Slavic sacred trees – Stamp Issue

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Long before a belief on various pagan deities, prehistoric people began to respect nature. Along with the cult of water, fire, lightning in the sky and bright sun, and developed the cult of the tree. Sometimes people believed to be in the tops of trees are the

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published June 15th, 2012

The Bahamas – Olympic Games – Stamp Issue

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Bahamas Celebrates its Participation in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 2012 Olympic Games are the third to be held in London. In 1908 the games were scheduled to take place in Rome, but the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906 led to them being moved to London. The 1944 Olympics were also to have been held in London, but were deferred to 1948 due to

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published June 14th, 2012

Erasmus – 25 Years – Stamp Issue

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Erasmus
The first one, an important personality of the Renaissance, a scholar and traveller, fought for dialogue in a time of theological disputes and religious intolerance.
The second one celebrates the 25th anniversary and is “Santo-e-Senha”  of a community of nearly three million people, spread across Europe, united by the identity ties of a

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published June 14th, 2012