Saturday, May 30, 2009
Stamp Value :50 sen x 3 designs
Sheet Content :20 Stamps
Paper :Phosphor Coated
Printing Process :Lithography
Printer :Keselamatan Sdn Bhd
Stamp Designer :Hazel Design Sdn. Bhd.
First Day Cover
First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen
Miniature Sheet Value :RM 3.00
Folder Value :RM 5.50
Date of Issue 19-May-2009
A. The TOWNHALL of FRANKENBERG
The mountain at a ford over the Eder north of the Burgwald range was for a long time a fortified place, playing an especially important rôle under the Franks in the Saxon Wars. The current town was built in 1233-1234 by the Thuringian Landgrave and quickly earned economic importance for its location at the junction of two trade routes.
In a fire on 9 May, 1476, about which the Frankenberg chronicler Wigand Gerstenberg compiled a detailed description, the town was almost utterly destroyed. Built anew in the 16th century, the town never did recover its former importance.
The downtown core consists of the renovated Old Town and the likewise renovated New Town with many half-timbered houses.
More info about the town at :
B. Homage to Bernhard Klemens Maria Hoffbauer Pius Grzimek
24.4.1909 (Nysa Oberschleisen) - 13.3.1987 (Frankfurt am Main)
Bernhard Grzimek: 100th Anniversary of Renown German Nature Conservationist
Bernhard Grzimek was an early “green warrior,” fighting for the protection of nature and general environmental awareness in Germany. He was born 100 years ago, on April 24 and environmentalists use the celebration of his birthday to draw attention not only to his achievements, but to the various threats facing our planet today.
Grzimek was a trained veterinarian and studied animal behaviour. For over 30 years he was the Director of the Frankfurt Zoo, but was best known for his work with animals on television and his passion for Africa.
- (© picture-alliance/dpa)
According to Manfred Niekisch, Professor for International Nature Conservancy, without the work of Grzimek, the African Serengeti would have been lost.
“The Serengeti would not have become one of the most important nature reserves of the earth, but instead likely eroded from agricultural use and cattle breeding,” commented the academic.
Grzimek is considered a pioneer of nature conservancy in Germany and Africa. He was best known for his popular television show, “A Place for Animals.” Beginning in the 1950s, Grzimek brought live animals into the studio for the broadcast for almost 30 years. Through his immense media popularity he was able to appeal to his audience for the protection of nature and animal species. He also was able to collect millions for his projects in Africa, above all the preservation of the Serengeti National Park.
Grzimek filmed the documentary “The Serengeti Shall Not Die,” in 1959 and won an Oscar for the film in the category "Best Documentary" in 1960.
Grzimek preceded Green Peace in his activism, staging a well-known campaign against the
- The Filming of "Serengeti"
- (© picture-alliance/dpa)
consumption of Frog Legs. He would “adorn” the menus of restaurants offering the delicacy with stickers from the Zoological Society. He was also known for his quirky behaviour of placing these stickers in every location possible. He was most proud of getting them in any ladies' restrooms.
Grzimek was buried according to his wishes in Tansania, in the Ngorongoro crater next to the grave of his son who died during the shooting in Africa for "Serengeti shall not die".
On the anniversary of his birth, environmentalists and conservationist worldwide recognize his achievements and use the occasion to highlight the plight of endangered species and the numerous threats to the environment today.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
SWITZERLAND FLOWERS & PLANTS , ROSES
SWISS PRO JUVENTUTE STAMPS
TO FEATURE FAMOUS ROSES
The four Swiss Pro Juventute stamps to be issued on Dec . 1 will depict in full natural color four of the world's most famous roses as designed by noted floral artist, Anne Marie Trechslin, of Bern, after paintings by Redoute .
Roses seem particularly appropriate for the 1972 set, since it will be just 60 years since the first of these popular annual semi- postals have been issued to help raise funds for child-caring institutions.
Printed by Heliogravure on white stamp paper with a luminescent substance coating and violet fibres from two cylinders of 50 subjects each and identified as "A" and "B", the margins are inscribed with the names of the individual roses, the stamps: purpose and indications of value.
Values will be :
10+10 centime, the brilliant yellow "McGredy's Sunset;
20+10c, salmon colored "Miracle" ;
30+10o, dark red "Papa Meilland" ; and
40+20a, pale pink "Madame Dimitriu".
In addition to the stamps in normal sheets, the Swiss P.T.T. will prepare booklets, especially for the Pro Juventute Foundation. These will comprise panes containing eight 10+10c ; eight 20+10c, and four 30+10c stamps . These may be obtained from the Pro Juventute Foundation or the Swiss Philatelic Service Office,at six francs a piece, representing face value plus a 40o production cost.
First-day covers, with an official, engraved cachet and an illustrated postmark, both showing "Miracle" rose, and franked with the entire set of stamps,cost, 2 francs . Both of these and mint stamps are available from responsible stamp dealers, here, or may be ordered from the Philatelic Service Office, Parkterrasse 10, CH-3000, Bern, Switzerland.
As usual, 90% of the surtax will be given to the Pro Juventute Foundationand the remaining 10% to other national youth welfare programs of Switzerland.
The stamps will go on sale at all, Swiss postoffices on Dec . 1, and remain available until stocks are exhausted, but not later than Jan . 31, 1973 . If supplies last, they Will be on sale at the Swiss Philatelic Service Offices, in Basel, Bern,Lausanne, Lucern, Geneva, St . Gall, and Zurich . Only Bern will handle mail order! .
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Hans Erni is one of Switzerland's best-known painters. Over a period spanning some eighty years, this Lucerne citizen has achieved an international reputation as a committed, creative artist. On 21 February 2009, Erni - who still paints every day - celebrates his 100th birthday. And he has designed two new special stamps for Swiss Post. Date of issue: 05.03.2009
The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe and Asia in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate.
Former Monastery St. Urban
Thank you Judit for the nice items
you have send me
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I present you here
the STAMP SET No. 3/2009
"ANNIVERSARIES - EVENTS"
As you can read from the above DATA SHEET, the HELLENIC POST was going to issue three enveloppes. By mistake the first day the third enveloppe with the coin was issued with the old coin of two Euro instead of the celebration coin which was different on the back. A little later the Hellenic post circulate the cover with the celebration coin. So for this stamp set we have four enveloppes instead of three.
OFFICIAL MAXIMUM (PREPAID POSTCARD)
FOR THE 200 YEARS
FROM THE BIRTH OF LOUIS BRAILLE
If you are interested for any of the above items please let me know
Sivitanidios School is active and present in technical education since 1927.
- In the 80s, following the national policy directives on education, Sivitanidios School changes its profile and initiates the operation of three Technical Vocational Lyceums (Τ.Ε.L.), two postmeridian Technical Vocational Schools (Τ.Ε.S.) and one Unified Multibranch School (Eniaio Polykladiko Lykeio). After 1998 they are converted to five Technical Vocational Educational Schools (Τ.Ε.Ε.) and a Unified Upper Secondary School (Law no. 1566/85 and 2640/98).
- 1995: An independent Vocational Training Institute (Ι.Ε.Κ.) is founded on the basis of the directives and organizational procedures of the Organisation for Vocational Education and Training (O.E.E.K.).
- 1998: The National Accreditation Centre of Continuing Vocational Training accredits Sivitanidios’s Vocational Training Centre (Κ.Ε.Κ.).
In 1945 it was renamed to “Higher School for Industrial Studies” and its aim was defined to be the systematic, theoretical and practical training of managerial executives.
In 1958, the “Higher School for Industrial Studies» was again renamed to “Graduate School of Industrial Studies”, with its headquarters in Piraeus. Starting from 1966, the University operated in the form of a public legal entity.
More info at; http://www.unipi.gr/eng_site/default.php
180 years since is founding
The museum is housed in an imposing neoclassical building of the end of the nineteenth century, which was designed by L. Lange and remodelled by Ernst Ziller.
More info in Google Search "Hellenic National Archaeological Museum " and at
Postal Operations Council of U.P.U.
Prior to the establishment of the UPU, a country had to conclude a separate postal treaty with each other country that it wished to carry international mail to or from. The United States called for an international postal congress, which was held in 1863. This led Heinrich von Stephan, Royal Prussian and later German Minister for Posts, to found the Universal Postal Union, the third oldest international organization (after the Rhine Commission and the ITU). It was created in 1874, under the name "General Postal Union", as a result of the Treaty of Berne signed on 9 October 1874. In 1878, the name was changed to "Universal Postal Union".
The UPU established that
- there should be a more or less uniform flat rate to mail a letter anywhere in the world;
- postal authorities should give equal treatment to foreign and domestic mail; and
- each country should retain all monies it collected for international postage.
One of the most important results of the UPU treaty was that it ceased to be necessary, as it often had been previously, to affix the stamps of any country through which one's letter or package would pass in transit; the UPU provides that stamps of member nations are accepted for the whole international route.
After the foundation of the United Nations, the UPU became a specialized agency in the UN.
In 1969 the UPU introduced a new system of payment by which fees were payable between countries according to the difference in the total weight of mail between the respective countries. These fees were called terminal dues. The new system was fairer when traffic was heavier in one direction than the other. As this affected the cost of the delivery of periodicals, the UPU devised a new "threshold" system, which was implemented in 1991.
The system sets separate letter and periodical rates for countries which receive at least 150 tonnes of mail annually. For countries with less mail, the original flat rate has been maintained. The United States has negotiated a separate terminal dues formula with thirteen European countries that includes a rate per piece plus a rate per kilogram, and has a similar arrangement with Canada. The UPU also operates the system of International Reply Coupons and addresses concerns with ETOEs.
The Universal Postal Union, in conjunction with the World Association for the Development of Philately (WADP), has developed the WADP Numbering System (WNS), launched on 1 January 2002. The web site (www.wnsstamps.ch/en/) has entries for some 160 countries and emitting postal entities, with over 25,000 registered stamps since 2002. Many of them have images, which generally remain copyrighted by the issuing country, but which the UPU and WADP permit to be downloaded.(From Wikipedia)
of Louis Braille
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY DAY
George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron FRS (22 January 1788– 19 April 1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest European poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond.
Byron's fame rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured upper-class living, numerous love affairs, debts, and separation. He was famously described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". Byron served as a regional leader of Italy's revolutionary organization, the Carbonari, in its struggle against Austria. He later travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died from a fever contracted while in Messolonghi in Greece.
Last year (2008) started in Greece a serious effort in order to be organized the National Real Estate Registry (ethniko ktimatologio)