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Old Planes – Ikarus IK-2 – Stamp Issue

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Fighter plane IK-2, was designed by engineers Ljubomir Ilić and Kosta Suvčev, who designated their project IK (I for Ilić, and K for Kosta).

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published September 21st, 2012


O. Henry – Stamp Issue

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The U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of O. Henry (the pen name of William S. Porter, 1862-1910) with a O. Henry stamp in its Literary Arts series. The short stories of O. Henry are beloved for their irony and skillful unfolding of plot; often, they end with a surprise twist. This prolific author wrote nearly 300 tales, most in the final eight years of his life. By the time of his death, he was the most widely read storyteller in America and was internationally admired.

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published September 20th, 2012

Spanish Cinema – Stamp Issue

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This year’s Spanish Cinema issue is made up of three stamps devoted to the “Best film” of the Goya Awards 2012 and to actors Fernando Rey and Francisco Rabal.

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published September 20th, 2012


Käsmu Lighthouse – Stamp News

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The lighthouse on the higher western bank of Käsmu Bay (earlier Kasperwieck) is one of few wooden lighthouses that have come down to our days. The Käsmu Lighthouse, built on the initiative of local ship owners and the maritime school, began working in 1892.

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published September 19th, 2012

MEMORIES OF LONDON 2012 – Stamp Issue

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The special stamp issue will highlight the role of the 70,000 Games Makers in making the London 2012 Games such a great success.

The Games Maker stamp features a group of volunteers, in their distinctive purple and red uniforms, with the iconic London 2012 stadium in the background.

The Paralympic Games will feature on two stamps with images from the Paralympic Opening Ceremony and ParalympicsGB Procession into the stadium.

The final stamp will feature a scene from the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The four stamp set will be available to buy from September 27.

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published September 19th, 2012


Aligi Sassu – Stamp Issue

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Shows the oil on canvas entitled “Battaglia di Cavalieri”

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published September 18th, 2012

100th Anniversary of friar Nikola Simovic’s death – Stamp Issue

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Friar Nikola Šimović, given name Marko, was born on April 25 1839 in Zvirovici (then Gradnići parish and today Studenci). In 1853 he comes at Seminary in Široki Brijeg, and in 1855. he enters into Novitiate which he finished in 1856 and laid solemn vows.

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published September 18th, 2012


85th Stamp Day – Kalocsa – Stamp Issue

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Magyar Posta traditionally greets this greatest festival for stamp collectors by issuing stamps. In addition to the souvenir sheet with extra charge, a dual denomination stamp series and a special version of it will come out. Magyar Posta will devote the surcharge sum (200 Forints per sheet) to supporting organised stamp collecting activity in Hungary.

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published September 17th, 2012

DOG BREEDS – Stamp Issue

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The dog, the first animal tamed by humans, is a carnivorous mammal belonging to canidae family.

Until recently they believed that the taming of this animal took place 14–15,000 years ago. Recent discoveries of some canidae skulls at Goyet (Belgium) andRazboinichyaCave(Siberia) attest that dogs were tamed by more than 33,000 years ago.

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published September 17th, 2012


Parks IV – Stamp Issue

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The Akureyri Park is run by the town as a botanical garden and a nature park. The latter was formally opened to the public in 1912 while the botanic garden opened in 1957. The Park Society was founded in 1909 with Sigridur Sæmundsdóttir as its first president.

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published September 16th, 2012

Europa – Visit Ireland – Stamp Issue

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Every year, the postal administrations of Europe jointly issue stamps on a selected theme bearing the Post Europ Europa logo. This year’s theme is ‘Visit……’ (Ireland) and An Post selected two scenic attractions to feature on these stamps.

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published September 16th, 2012