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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

The Washington Post: Mother Teresa, Gene Autry on upcoming US stamps

The Associated Press
Wednesday, December 30, 2009; 7:46 AM

WASHINGTON -- Nobel Prize winner Mother Teresa and Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin will be honored on U.S. postage stamps next year. Joining them will be Oscar-winning actress Katharine Hepburn, singing cowboy Gene Autry, artist Winslow Homer and Adm. Arleigh Burke.
Other new stamps will honor the Negro baseball leagues, the Sunday funnies and the Hawaiian rain forest, the Postal Service announced Wednesday. The post office releases a series of commemorative stamps every year, honoring people, places and institutions. These stamps remain on sale for a limited period and are widely collected.
The 2010 new stamp program includes:
- Mother Teresa, the Catholic nun who devoted her life to the sick and poor of India, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. A stamp in her honor will go on sale on her birthday, Aug. 26.
- Bill Mauldin was one of the nation's favorite cartoonists during World War II, with his characters Willie and Joe bringing home a look at life at the front. He won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished service as a cartoonist and after the war became a popular editorial cartoonist.
- Katharine Hepburn won four Oscars during her long screen career, which included 40 movies opposite such stars as Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy. Her independent personality set her apart from others in Hollywood.
- Singing cowboy and, later, baseball executive Gene Autry will be part of a four-stamp set honoring cowboys of the silver screen. Joining him are William S. Hart, Tom Mix and Roy Rogers.
- In June, stamps will be released honoring Negro Leagues baseball, which operated from 1920 to about 1960, drawing some of the most remarkable athletes ever to play the sport.
- Artist Winslow Homer will be the ninth subject of the American Treasures series. The stamp, being released Aug. 12, features his painting "Boys in a Pasture."
- Arleigh A. Burke will be part of a four-stamp set featuring distinguished sailors. Burke was a top destroyer commander in World War II and played a role in modernizing the Navy. Joining him in the set are William S. Sims, commander of U.S. naval forces in European waters during World War I; John McCloy, one of the few men in the nation's history to earn two Medals of Honor for separate acts of heroism; and Doris Miller, recognized for his actions at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 and the first African-American recognized for heroism in World War II.
- The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be marked with a stamp featuring an illustration of a snowboarder.
- On Jan. 14, the Year of the Tiger will be marked with a stamp in the lunar new year series. The new year begins in February.
- El Pueblo Historic Monument in Old Chinatown in Los Angeles will be featured.
- The Mackinac Bridge in Michigan will be shown on the new Priority Mail stamp.
- The new Express Mail stamp will feature the Bixby Creek Bridge in California.
- Abstract Expressionist art will be featured on a stamp containing elements from Barnett Newman's 1952 "Achilles."
- Set four of Flags of Our Nation includes flags of Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and North Dakota.
- A white woven basket brimming with purple pansies will appear on the 2010 Love stamp.
- A stamp will commemorate celebrated singer Kate Smith, whose signature song, "God Bless America," was composed for her by Irving Berlin.
- Pioneering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux appears on the 33rd stamp in the Black Heritage series.
- Anyone who has enjoyed a Sunday morning with the newspaper comics will appreciate a set of stamps featuring Archie, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes.
- Scouting will be featured on a stamp to be released in July at the Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
- The Literary Arts series will recall Julia de Burgos, one of Puerto Rico's most celebrated poets.
- the Nature of America stamp set will feature the Hawaiian Rain Forest.
- And the 2010 holiday stamps will feature the foliage of four different evergreens: ponderosa pine, eastern red cedar, blue spruce and balsam fir. The traditional Christmas stamp will feature a lute-playing angel from a fresco painted by 15th century artist Melozzo da Forli.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Australian Stamp Bulletin

No. 302 - January - February 2010
Table of contents
* Christmas Island LNY: Year of the Tiger
* Winter Olympic Games Instant Stamps
* Centenary of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices
* A Bicentenary: Governor Lachlan Macquarie
* Australian Commonwealth Coinage 1910–2010
* Favourite Australian Stamp Issue 2009
* 2010 Wall Calendars
* Film-lovers’ Collector Pack
* Impressions Catalogue
* Souvenir Stamp Sheets
* Coins
* Talking Stamps
* Stamp Shows and Events
* Postmarks
* Seven Seas

India - last issue: Maharaja Suraj Mal

Date Of Issue: 29.12.2009
Maharaja Suraj Mal (1707–1763) was ruler of Bharatpur in Rajasthan in India. He has been described by a contemporary historian as "the Plato of the Jat people" and by a modern writer as the "Jat Ulysses", because of his political sagacity, steady intellect and clear vision. He was the greatest warrior and ablest statesman.
His exact date of birth is not known. Thakur Ganga Singh has mentioned in his book 'Gyat vansha Bharatpur ka itihas' about the birth of Maharaja Suraj Mal. He has referred to a folk-song badhaya sung by ladies on special Royal functions as a testomony. According to him Suraj Mal is believed to be born on the Hindu calendar tithi of akshyatratiya in the month of February 1707.
Suraj Mal was son of Badan Singh. All the authorities other than Wendel, do not express any doubt about the parentage of Suraj Mal. They clearly mention him as the son of Badan Singh. Sudan and Somnath who had personal acquaintance with the Jat affairs, mention him as the eldest son of Badan Singh. The author of Tarikh-i-Ahmad Shahi, also a contemporary of Suraj Mal, mentions Badan Singh as the father of Suraj Mal. Giving full details, Fransoo, an authority weightier than Wendel, tells us that Suraj Mal was Badan singh’s eldest son, born of Rani Devki of Jat family from Kama. Several other sources also confirm this view.
Raja suraj Mal was 56 years old at the time of his death.
Postal authority India

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New China issue

80th Anniversary of Gutian Conference - Commemorative Stamp
On December 28, 2009, China National Philatelic Corporation issued a one-piece set of first-day cover, carrying a one-piece set of Commemorative stamp, "80th Anniversary of Gutian Conference", with a combined face value of 1.20yuan. The name of the stamp is "80th Anniversary of Gutian Conference".
Technical Details:
Serial number: 2009-31
Values in set: 1
Denomination: 1.20 yuan
Date of issue: December 28, 2009
Size of stamp: 50*30 mm
Perforation: 13
Sheet composition: 12
Size of sheet: 178*172mm
Designer of stamp: Wang Lu
Editor in Charge: Qin Wei
Printing process: offset
Printer: Henan Post and Telecommunication Printing Works
80th Anniversary of Gutian Conference - 1.20yuan
Postal authority China

Monday, December 28, 2009

Greenland - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

18 January 2010 - Contemporary Art IV (3 stamps)
18 January 2010 - EUROPA 2010, Childrens' Books (2 stamps)
18 January 2010 - Additional Value: Silamiut 25th Anniversary (1 stamp)
18 January 2010 - Air Greenland 50th Anniversary (1 stamp)
8 March 2010 - International Women's Day Centenary (1 stamp)
24 March 2010 - Norden, Coastline Sceneries (2 stamp)
16 April 2010 - Queen Margrethe II - 70 Years (1 stamp)
1 May 2010 - Erfalasorput 25th Anniversary (1 stamp)
1 May 2010 - Greenlandic Comics II: Buuarsikkut (1 stamp)
18 October 2010 - The Trading Post at Thule Centenary (1 stamp)
18 October 2010 - Greenlandic Mining (2 stamps)
18 October 2010 - Expeditions VIII, Ross/Sakæus (2 stamps)
18 October 2010 - Christmas Stamp 2010 (2 stamps)
Postal authority Greenland

French Polynesia - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

January 20, 2010 - 150e anniversaire du bureau de Poste de Papeete (1 stamp)
February 15, 2010 - Horoscope chinois : le tigre (1 stamp)
March 8, 2010 - Femmes en Polynésie (2 stamps)
April 20 2010 - Fleur endémique :Tiare apetahi (1 stamp)
April 6, 2010 - Tatouages Offset
May 5, 2010 - Grand navigateur du Pacifique (1 stamp)
June 4, 2010 - L’environnement : les coraux Bloc feuillet à 310 F (3 stamps)
July 20, 2010 - Heiva (3 stamps)
August 6 2010 - Timbre senteur : Mangue (1 stamp)
August 17, 2010 - 100e anniversaire de l’exploitation du phosphate à Makatea (3 stamps)
September 15, 2010 - Honotua (1 stamp)
Octomber 14, 2010 - 50e anniversaire de l’ouverture de l’aéroport international (1 stamp)
November 2010 - Océanie Salon d’automne à Paris (3 stamps)
December 9, 2010 - Les légendes (1 stamp)
Postal authority French Polynesia

Denmark - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

1st quarter - New definitive series - Queen Margrethe II
The new definitive series stamp is being issued to mark the 70th birthday of Queen Margrethe II. Casper Sejersen took the photograph for the stamp motif. The stamp, designed by e-Types, is produced in intaglio and offset. The engraver was Martin Mörck.

2 January 2010 - Denmark’s Nature
Four stamps in the series "Denmark’s Nature", featuring motifs from the Tip of Funen. The motifs were painted by Jens Overgaard Christensen, the drawings are by Martin Mörck. The stamps, designed by Post Danmark Stamps, are produced in offset.

6 January 2010 - The Danish Child Cancer Foundation
The annual charity stamps are being issued on behalf of the Danish Child Cancer Foundation, a private humanitarian organisation set up to help children with cancer in Denmark. The stamp was designed by Flemming Quist Møller, based on an idea by Rune T. Kidde, and is produced in offset.

24 March 2010 - City of Ribe 1300 years
Two stamps featuring motifs from the City of Ribe to mark its 1300th anniversary. The stamps were designed and engraved by Bertil Skov Jørgensen and are produced in intaglio.

??? 2010 - Nordic Coastlines
Two stamps on the theme "Life on the Coast" are being issued in the pan-Nordic series "Nordic Coastlines". The motifs are based on photographs taken by Steen Larsen. The stamps were designed by Post Danmark Stamps and are produced in offset.

??? 2010 - 70th Birthday of Queen Margrethe II
A stamp is being issued to mark the 70th birthday of Queen Margrethe II.

??? 2010 - Wavy Line and Small National Coat of Arms
Two new stamps in the "Wavy Line" series and one in the "Small National Coat of Arms" series will be issued.
1 June 2010 - 500th Anniversary of the Royal Danish Navy
Five stamps featuring naval vessels are being issued to mark the 500th anniversary of the Royal Danish Navy. They were designed by Michael Jensen and are produced in a combination of intaglio and offset. The engraver was Martin Mörck.

??? 2010 - Centenary of the Danish Derby
Two stamps are being issued to commemorate the Centenary of the Danish Derby. The motifs are based on photographs by Henrik Petit. The stamps were designed by Post Danmark Stamps and are produced in a combination of intaglio and offset. The engraver was Martin Mörck.

??? 2010 - Children’s Books
The theme of this year’s two EUROPA stamps is "Children’s Books". The stamps feature motifs from Storm P.’s Spørge-Jørgen and Ole Lund Kirkegaard’s Orla Frog-eater. They were designed by Post Danmark Stamps and are produced in offset.

25 August 2010 - Great Danes
This year, four new stamps will be issued in the "Great Danes" series, this time featuring portraits of Dea Trier Mørch, Dan Turell, Tove Ditlevsen and Henry Heerup. The stamps were designed by Torben Skov and are produced in a combination of intaglio and offset. The engraver was Martin Mörck.

??? 2010 - Stamp Art
This year’s two stamps in the "Stamp Art" series feature works by Inge Ellegaard and Kirstine Roepstorff, and are produced in offset.

26 October 2010 - Winter Tales
Four stamps on the theme of "Winter Tales".
Postal authority Denmark

Belarus - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

1st quarter of the year - Winter Olympic Games (Souvenir sheet)
1st quarter of the year - 200th Birth Anniversary of Ivan Khrutski (1810-1885, famous Belarusian Artist) (Souvenir sheet)
1st quarter of the year - Work of Ivan Naumenko (National Writer of Belarus) (1 stamp)
1st quarter of the year - Slutsk sashes (Souvenir sheet)
1st quarter of the year - Locomotives and Railway Stations (Souvenir sheet)
2nd quarter of the year - 65th Anniversary of Victory (Souvenir sheet)
2nd quarter of the year - Europa 2010: Children books (2 stamps)
2nd quarter of the year - Joint Issue of Belarus and Order of Malta (Souvenir sheet)
3d quarter of the year - 600th Anniversary of Victory in the Battle of Grunwald (Souvenir sheet)
3d quarter of the year - WWF: Dragon-fly (4 stamps)
3d quarter of the year - Municipal Arms of Belarus Towns (2 stamps)
4th quarter of the year - Sport yachts (2 stamps)
4st quarter of the year - Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! (2 stamps)
4st quarter of the year - International Year of Biological Diversity (Souvenir sheet)
4st quarter of the year - Bird of the Year (Souvenir sheet)
4st quarter of the year - National Agriculture Day (1 stamp)
4st quarter of the year - 65th Anniversary of Uno (1 stamp)
Postal authority Belarus

Andorra (Spanish) - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

January 2010 – Patrimoni natural (Lliri dels Pirineus) (autoadhesivos)
February 2010 – Personajes (Jacint Verdaguer)
March 2010 – Pont de Paris (Motivo alusivo)
April 2010 - EUROPA 2010 (Llibres infantils)
June 2010 – Patrimoni cultural (Les falles)
June 2010 - Deportes (Mundial de Futbol)
September 2010 - Valores Civicos (El reciclatge)
Octomber 2010 – Emision conjunta con Francia (El romànic, Hoja bloque) (2 stamps)
November 2010 - NADAL 2010 (Obra a determinar - Sergi Mas)
Postal authority Andorra Spanish

Spain - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

► Autonomías (Tarifa A) • Congreso • Senado • La Rioja • Región de Murcia • Comunidad Valencia • Aragón • Castilla-La Mancha • Canarias
► Turismo español (Tarifa B)
► Presidencia de España de la U.E.
► Serie Básica
► Fauna • Mariposas: Zygaena rhadamanthus, Artimelia latreillei, Euphydryas aurinia, Zerynthia rumina
► Valores Cívicos • Reciclaje • Consumo responsable
► Cerámica Española • Cerámica de Talavera
► Energías Renovables • Biomasa • Mareomotriz • Undimotriz
► Instrumentos Musicales • Saxófono • Trompeta • Bombardino • Trompa
► Efemérides • Bicentenario Cortes Constituyentes 1810 • Bicentenario Independencias de América Latina • 1100 Aniversario de la Fundación del Reino de León
► Catedrales • Catedrales de Plasencia • Catedral Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción y San Frutos Segovia • Catedral Basílica de Santiago. Bilbao
► Exfilna • Madrid 2010
► Patrimonio Nacional • Tapices
► América UPAEP • Símbolos patrios
► Europa • Libros Infantiles
► Faros • Faro Ciutadella. Isla de Menorca • Faro Punta Cumplida. Isla de La Palma • Faro San Cibrao. Lugo • Punta de la Polacra. Almería • Faro Cabo de Huertas. Alicante • Faro de Avilés. Asturias
► Diarios Centenarios • El Día (Canarias) • El Correo (Bilbao)
► Emisión Conjunta España-Turquía
► Naturaleza • Espacios y/o Parques Nacionales y/o Naturales
► Milenario del Monasterio de Oña
► Urbanismo: • Ensanches de Barcelona y Madrid
► Deportes • Campeonato Mundial de Fútbol • Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo • Campeonato Europa de Atletismo • Centenario Cádiz C.F. • Centenario Levante U.D.
► Navidad
► Personajes • Gonzalo Torrente Ballester • Vicente Ferrer • Francisco Ayala • Gregorio Marañón • Julián Arcas
► Patrimonio de la Humanidad • Mezquita de Córdoba • Úbeda • Baeza
► Año Santo Compostelano. Xacobeo 2010
► Día Mundial del Alzheimer
► Expo Shangai 2010 • Guadalquivir Río de Historia • Ciudades Españolas en Shangai
► Moda Española • Manuel Pertegaz
► Cine Español
Postal authority Spain

Azerbaijan - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

??? 2010 - Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan joint issue: Ecology of the Caspian Sea (1 stamp)
??? 2010 - Historical and cultural legacy: Inner Town (2 stamps)
??? 2010 - The standard postage stamps: Azerbaijan flora and fauna (2 stamps)
??? 2010 - Red Crescent (1 stamp)
March 2010 - Europe 2010 (2 stamps)
April 2010 - XIX World Championship for Football - South Africa (2 stamps)
April 2010 - Expo 2010 Shanghai: World International Exhibition (1 stamp)
October 2010 - Domestic animals (4 stamps)
November 2010 - Honours and Medals of Azerbaijan Republic (4 stamps)
Postal authority Azerbaijan

Marshall Islands - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

January 5, 2010 - Signs of the Zodiac (Se-tenant Sheet of 12 Stamps, 44c)
February 10, 2010 - Waterfowl in the Marshall Islands (Se-tenant Sheet of 8 Stamps, 44c)
March 4, 2010 - Portraits of American Indians (Se-tenant Sheet of 12 Stamps, 44c)
March 18, 2010 - Boy Scouts of America (Se-tenant Block of 4, Sheet of 16 Stamps, 44c)
April 7, 2010 - Early Astronomers (Se-tenant Strip of 5 Stamps, Sheet of 10 Stamps, 44c)
May 12, 2010 - Marine Fish (Definitive)
June 1, 2010 - Constellations (Se-tenant Sheet of 20 Stamps, 44c)
June 16, 2010 - Marshallese Alphabet Reissue (Se-tenant Sheet of 24 Stamps, 44c)
July 7, 2010 - Classic Cars (Se-tenant Sheetlet of 5 Stamps, 44c)
July 20, 2010 - Statue of Liberty (Souvenir Sheet of 1 Stamp, 98c)
August 12, 2010 - Carousel Horses (Se-tenant Block of 6, Sheet of 12 Stamps, 44c)
September 2, 2010 - W.W.II Warships of the South Pacific (Se-tenant Sheet of 15 Stamps, 44c)
September 14, 2010 - Marshallese Culture (Se-tenant Strip of 5 Stamps, Sheet of 20 Stamps, 44c)
October 18, 2010 - Christmas Santas (Se-tenant Block of 4 Stamps, Sheet of 16 Stamps, 44c)
November 3, 2010 - John F. Kennedy Election As U. S. President 50th Anniversary (Souvenir Sheet of 1 Stamp, 98c)
November 17, 2010 - Endangered Species - Flora (Se-tenant Sheet of 9 Stamps, 44c)
December 8, 2010 - The World's Colorful Butterflies (Se-tenant Sheet of 12 Stamps, 44c)

Bulgaria - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

January 2010 - 200th birth anniversary of Dimitar Miladinov (1 stamp)
February 2010 - Sport: XXI Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver Canada (Souvenir sheet)
March 2010 - 150th birth anniversary of Bulgarian Generals (5 stamps)
April 2010 - Europa 2010: Children books (2 stamps)
April 2010 - Expo 2010 Shanghai China (1 stamp)
May 2010 - Ecology, World Biodiversity Day (Souvenir Sheet)
May 2010 - Flora (4 stamps)
May 2010 - 100th anniversary of the diplomatic relation Bulgaria-Spain (1 stamp)
June 2010 - 200 death anniversary of St. Martyr Procopius of Varna (1 stamp)
June 2010 - Birth anniversaries of famous composers (3 stamps)
June 2010 - Sport: FIFA World Cup South Africa (Souvenir Sheet)
July 2010 - 150th birth anniversary of Yaroslav Veshin (2 stamps)
July 2010 - 150th birth anniversary of Alfonc Mucha (2 stamps)
September 2010 - 125th anniversary of Bulgaria's Unification (1 stamp)
September 2010 - Fauna: WWF Panda (4 stamps)
Octomber 2010 - 60 years Bulgarian military jet aviation (3 stamps)
November 2010 - Bulgarian regions (Mini sheet of 4 stamps)
November 2010 - Christmas 2010 (1 stamp)
December 2010 - Joint issue Bulgaria-Turkey (2 stamps)
??? 2010 - Definitive stamp (1 stamp)
Postal authority Bulgaria

Namibia - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

February 2010 - Endangered Species (10 Stamp Souvenir Sheet)
April 2010 - Bustards of Namibia (6 Stamp Minisheet)
June 2010 - Caterpillars of Namibia (4 stamps + FDC)
August 2010 - Centenary of the Christuskirche (1 stamp m/s + FDC)
September 2010 -Lighthouses of Namibia (3 stamps + FDC)
Postal authority Namibia

Thailand - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

01.01.2010 - Zodiac 2010 (Year of the Tiger) Postage Stamp

05.01.2010 - Population and Housing Census 2010 Postage Stamp

13.01.2010 - National Children's Day 2010 Commemorative Stamps
21.01.2010 - Euah Suntornsanan's Centenary Commemorative Stamp

February 2010 - Rose Postage Stamp (Issue of 2010)

February 2010 - Hok Lok Siew (Chineses Goddess) Postage Stamps
February 2010 - The 25th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Commemorative Stamps (1st Series) - Fantasy World
March 2010 - Red Cross 2010 Commemorative Stamp
31.03.2010 - King Rama III, the Father of Commerce in Siam Commemorative Stamp

02.04.2010 - Thai Heritage Conservation 2010 Commemorative Stamps - Royal Palaces
06.04.2010 - Bicentenary of the Demise of H.M. King Buddha Yodfah Chulalok Commemorative Stamp

28.04.2010 - Royal Diamond Wedding Anniversary Commemorative Stamps

01.05.2010 - 50th Anniversary of Thai Airways Commemorative Stamps
05.05.2010 - The 60th Anniversary of Coronation Commemorative Stamp

28.05.2010 - Visakhapuja Day Postage Stamp (Issue of 2010)

June 2010 - Orchid Postage Stamps
24.06.2010 - 70th Anniversary of General Post Building Commemorative Stamp
05.07.2010 - Provincial Emblem Postage Stamps (5th Series)
04.08.2010 - National Communications Day 2010 Commemorative Stamp
04.08.2010 - The 25th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Commemorative Stamps (2nd Series) - Amazing Thai Silks
12.08.2010 - Special Issue for BKK'2010 Postage Stamps
17.09.2010 - 150th Anniversary of Thai Treasury House Commemorative Stamps
20.09.2010 - National Youth Day Commemorative Stamp
Octomber 2010 - International Letter Writing Week 2010 Commemorative Stamps - Zinc Toys
10.10.2010 - Guan Yin Postage Stamp (2nd Series) - Thousand-Hand Guan Yin
15.10.2010 - Centenary of the Demise of H.M. King Chulalongkorn Commemorative Stamp
15.10.2010 - New Year 2011 Postage Stamps - Flowers
December 2010 - Wild Animal Postage Stamps - Rared and Endangered species
05.12.2010 - H.M. the King's 83rd Birthday Anniversary Commemorative Stamp
29.12.2010 - 100th Anniversary of Vajiravudh College Commemorative Stamp
Postal authority Thailand

New Zealand - 2010 Year of the Tiger

The Chinese lunar calendar series has already become a popular collecting choice worldwide, with the 2009 Year of the Ox products selling fast. This is your opportunity to beat the queues for the 2010 issue - and acquire four stamps and a range of exciting collectables that capture the energetic exuberance of New Zealand’s Chinese New Year festivities.
50c - Year of the Tiger
The Year of the Tiger will begin on 14 February 2010 and finish on 2 February 2011. It’s a year that honours a symbol of courage - a fearless and fiery fighter that was revered by the ancient Chinese as warding off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.
$1.00 - Tiger
People born in the Year of the Tiger (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 and 1998) are generally well liked because of their charismatic personalities. Always at their happiest when climbing the ladder of success, they are quick learners and often prefer to work alone. Famous "Tigers" include Agatha Christie, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise.
$1.80 - Multicultural New Zealand
Chinese people have been part of New Zealand’s cultural make-up since the 1860s, when the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce sought workers for the Otago gold mines. From a population of just over 1,200 in 1867, the Chinese/Taiwanese Chinese population has grown to more than 145,000 - a vital part of a multicultural society.
$2.30 - Wellington Beehive
Chinese festivals have rapidly become a highlight of New Zealand’s entertainment calendar. In Wellington, the 2010 Chinese New Year celebrations will include a colourful street parade, a bustling Asian market and a cultural showcase of local and international performances.

Vietnam - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

03.02.2010 - 80th Founding anniv. of Việt Nam Communist Party (03-02-1930) and 120th Birth anniversary of Prsesident Hồ Chí Minh (19-05-1890-02-09-1969) (2 stamps)
22.02.2010 - Birth bicentenary of Fédéric Chopin (22-02-1810-17-10-1849) (1 stamp)
08.03.2010 - Centenary of International Woman Day (08-03-1910) (1 stamp)
23.10.2010 - Birth centenary of Tạ Quang Bửu (23-10-1910-21-08-1986) (1 stamp)

Note: This programme may be changed without previous notices.
Postal authority Vietnam

Vatican - 2010 Stamps Issuing Programme

1. Easter of Resurrection
2. Europa 2010 – Books for children
3. The international Journeys of Pope Benedict XVI - year 2009
4. IV Centenary of the death of Caravaggio
5. Bicentenary of the birth of Pope Leone XIII
6. The Year for Priests
7. V Centenary of the death of Sandro Botticelli
8. Bicentenary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann
9. Bicentenary of the death of Lev Tolstoj and
150th Anniversary of the birth of Anton Cechov
10. 1500th Anniversary of the foundation of the Shrine Mother of Graces of Mentorella (Rome)
11. VIII Centenary of the Approval of the Franciscan Rule
12. Reopening of the Vatican Apostolic Library
13. IV Centenary of the death of Father Matteo Ricci, S.I.
14. 50th Anniversary of the visit of the Thai Royalty to the Vatican
15. Holy Christmas


Aerogramme: 90th Anniversary of the proclamation of Our Lady of Loreto as "Patron of airplane voyagers"
Postal authority Vatican

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