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A stamp Issue dedicated to New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery!

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Rating: 3.7/5

Known around the world for its breathtaking scenery, New Zealand is an always popular tourist destination. Find out why with this new range of Scenic Definitive stamps.

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published November 1st, 2012


Lawn Bowls is one of the most popular sports in Australia!

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Rating: 3.3/5

Lawn bowls is one of Australia’s most popular sports, with more than 240,000 playing members in almost 2,000 bowling clubs throughout the country. Every year more than 490,000 people regularly participate in the sport, particularly in country areas, where clubs out number those in metropolitan areas by more than two to one.

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published November 1st, 2012

The victorious USS Constitution naval boat

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Rating: 3.8/5

The War of 1812: USS Constitution issuance by the U.S. Postal Service in 2012 commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a two-and-a-half year conflict with Great Britain that many Americans viewed as the nation’s “Second War of Independence.” The War of 1812, sometimes called “the forgotten conflict,” was a two-and-a-half year confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion.

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published October 31st, 2012


Sanxingdui Bronze Standing Figure found in China

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Rating: 3.6/5

Located in the city of Guanghan in northern Chengdu Plain, Sichuan Province, Sanxingdui is the ruins of a prehistoric culture dating back 4,800-2,600 years. It is considered the origin of the Yangtze River Civilization and an outstanding manifestation of the zenith of Chinese bronze civilization.

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published October 31st, 2012

Spain and Romania issue a joint series dedicated to a common animal species native to their area.

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Rating: 3.5/5

Spain and Romania issue a joint series dedicated to a common animal species endemic of their own geographic areas. The stamps depict the Spanish Ibex and the Red Deer of the Carpathians.

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published October 30th, 2012


Hong Kong post issues a special stamp issue to celebrate the 12 Western Zodiac Signs.

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Rating: 4.4/5

Gazing at the stars at night, the ancients not only discovered the astronomical laws, but also imaginatively associated the heavenly bodies with animals, artifacts and mythological figures, thus creating the 12 zodiac signs. Since time immemorial, they have also helped define area of celestial sphere with wide-ranging applications in navigation.

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published October 30th, 2012

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