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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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‘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

Holy Family – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.8/5

The Holy Family stamp celebrates Christmas with a scene from the Nativity story that reminds us of the joys of the season: family, togetherness, and the birth of the baby Jesus.

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published October 23rd, 2012

Railway bridges – joint Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.3/5

The subject of this joint stamp issue of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is railway bridges. The most outstanding of the 440 railway bridges built in the first period of Estonian independence are reproduced on the stamp, on the first day cover and the cancellation.

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published October 22nd, 2012

90th Anniversary of the Communist Youth League of China – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.4/5

The year 2012 marks the 90th anniversary of the Communist Youth League (CYL) of China. Since it was founded in May 1922, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the organization has struggled for national independence and prosperity, as well as the liberation and well-being of people across the country.

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published October 22nd, 2012

Thanks to Them – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 2.6/5

There are 750,000 senior citizens currently living in Israel. The life expectancy in Israel is among the highest in the world and senior citizens now constitute the country’s fastest growing population, by 2030 it is expected to number some 1.4 million. This indicates that we are facing a demographic revolution.

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published October 21st, 2012

Ascension Island – 70th Anniversary of Wideawake Airfield – Stamp Issue

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Rating: 3.7/5

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Wideawake Airfield the Ascension Island Post Office is releasing a souvenir sheet featuring two classic aircraft, one from the 1940’s and one from the new millennium. Before work started on the airfield this area was home to Booby and Sooty (Wideawake) Tern colonies, hence the hill on the right side being called Booby Hill and the airfield called Wideawake.

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published October 21st, 2012

Portuguese Palaces – Stamp News

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Rating: 2.7/5

PALÁCIO NACIONAL DA AJUDA (AJUDA NATIONAL PALACE) Built during the 1st half of the nineteenth century, the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (Ajuda National Palace) was the official residence of the monarchy since the reign of King Louis I (1861-1889) until 1910, when the Republic was installed in Portugal.

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published October 20th, 2012