Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (N) Nohoch Che'en Archaeological Reserve


For the letter N - Nohoch Che'en Archaeological Reserve
2005 - Belize - Ecological and Heritage Sites 

2005 - Belize - Ecological and Heritage Sites is a network of 5 limestone caves with a river flowing through them. It's pretty interesting to read about cave tubing on this site.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (M) Meatball from Taiwan


For the letter M - Meatball
2013 - Taiwan - Signature Delicacies
Designer: Creative Design and Advertising Corporation 

I've been to Taiwan twice but I've never had the chance to try their meatball or Ba Wan. I hope there could be a third time! 

This stamp, together with 3 more, were released on 16 August 2013. The other stamps could be seen here

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (L) Laddle from Russia


For the letter L - Ladle
2004 - Russian Federation - Russian Silverware of the late 19th Century

This stamp was issued on 26 October 2004, along with 3 other designs. All were from the All Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied, and Folk Arts.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (K) Karate World Championship in France 2012


For the letter K - Karate
2012 - France - Sport (Sporting events)
Printer: Phil@Poste Boulazac

I came across a very informative post about the mini-series containing this stamp while researching about it. The post can be found here. Saves me some typing time (wink).

I would say though that I love how the Eiffel Tower is depicted with brushstrokes here against a bright red sun. Simple yet beautiful fusion of French and Japanese icons.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (J) Japan's International Letter Writing Week


For the letter J - Japan's International Letter Writing Week 2013 & 2014

(L) 2013 - Shirasuka (Shizuokal)
Released: 9 October 2013
Designer: Tamaki Akira

(R) 2014 - Setchutsubaki ni suzume
Released: 9 October 2014
Designer: Tamaki Akira

According to this website, Japan's International Letter Writing Week issue is an annual series since 1958. It has the aim of contributing to world peace by encouraging cultural exchange between people of the world through writing letters.

The stamp designs for the year 2013 and 2014 were from The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido and one more painting by Utagawa Hiroshige that were not featured in the past. Hiroshige-san is considered as the last grand master of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints and painting.  

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