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Beginning of the Pontificate of Pope Francis by Vatican Post!!

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On 13 March 2013 at 19:06 white smoke rose from the chimney placed atop the Sistine Chapel where the Cardinal electors were meeting.

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published April 18th, 2013

125th birthday of Gottlieb Duttweiler by Swiss Post!!

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Rating: 3.2/5

25 August 1925 saw the birth of the Migros enterprise, when five Ford T vans, carrying coffee,

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published April 17th, 2013

50th Anniversary of the Irish Cancer Society – ‘N’ Rate Stamp!!

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Rating: 3.9/5

On March 21, 2013, An Post issued a stamp to mark the 50th anniversary of the Irish Cancer Society.

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published April 16th, 2013

European Judo championships, Budapest by Hungarian Post!!

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Rating: 3.5/5

Magyar Posta is issuing a commemorative stamp to mark the European Judo championships to be held in Budapest between 25 and 28 April 2013.

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published April 15th, 2013

Bird of the Year – Partridge

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Rating: 4.0/5

The Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) is a small bird of the pheasant family who mainly lives in farmland – in fields as well in pasturelands. It passes the winter in groups, often in the vicinity of human settlements.

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published April 14th, 2013

Memorial Day 2013 – The Silver Platter

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Rating: 3.5/5

The letter card, cover and stamp – all of which are special and unique to Memorial Day – constitute the basis of a sensitive, original and extraordinary tradition that came into being following the War of Independence.

Since Memorial Day 1952, a long line of Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Defense have signed personal letters to bereaved families of the fallen and Israel’s premier artists take part in designing the covers and stamps for this commemorative day.

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published April 14th, 2013

Australian Bush Babies

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Rating: 4.2/5

This is the second in the Bush Babies stamp series produced in co-ordination with the Perth Mint’s release of bush baby coins. Bush Babies II features five more young Australian animals – platypus, echidna, brush-tailed possum, kookaburra and wombat. The stamps capture the whimsy and character of these young Australian animals.

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published April 13th, 2013

Buses III

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A bus (pron.: /ˈbʌs/; plural “buses”, /ˈbʌsɨz/, archaically also omnibus, multibus, or autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker rigid bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker buses and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are used for longer distance services.

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published April 13th, 2013

AAT Mountains

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Rating: 3.8/5

These stamps continue the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) Landscapes series which began with the iceberg issue in 2011. The mountains and mountain ranges featured reveal the beauty and grandeur of the landscape.

Antarctica is the highest continent on earth and Mt McClintock, in the eastern sector of the AAT is its highest mountain. Although elevations in excess of 4,000 metres exist in the western sector of the AAT, these are ice domes and generally not considered mountains, but the definition is frequently debated.

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published April 12th, 2013

The Three Legs of Man

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Rating: 4.0/5

For upwards of a thousand years and probably more, the Three Legs of Man has been the symbol of Manxness yet the origin remains uncertain. In Ireland, stylistic spiral three legs were carved in stone in Neolithic times.

Throughout the world the mythology of threes has played a significant role, notably in India, China, Korea, ancient Greece and Rome – and among native North Americans. It should not be surprising therefore to note that the Manx Parliament consists of three divisions – the House of Keys, Legislative Council and Tynwald.

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published April 12th, 2013

Flavours of the Air and Fire

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Rating: 3.5/5

Alentejo Our trip through the country now takes us to the Alentejo, where our view extends over the endless expanses of cork and holm oaks: the “montado” without which the Alentejo pig would not exist. Its rustic nature allows it to survive in extreme weather conditions, while in the mountain range its meat gains flavour from the Acorn. This is the raw material that is the basis of the undisputed quality of the blood sausages, bagged sausages and smoked hams of the Alentejo.

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published April 11th, 2013