Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The miniature sheet from France
The stamps set from Finland
Monday, May 31, 2010
1) Voyage of the letter
This cute stamps set depict how a letter travel from the sender to the receiver. From writing the letter, putting the letter into the letter box, the letter traveling to the designed country, the postman delivering the letter, the joyous face of the receiver when receiving the letter, and lastly, the pleasure of reading the long letter, these six stamps was issued way back in 1997. Thanks to Hai Huang from China for the swap.
2) Puppet dolls
Issued in 2009, this cute miniature sheet features some well known puppet dolls, including Bella.
France may be better known for its status as the Romantic Country and croissant, but it is certainly ahead in terms of stamps innovation.
"La Poste, the French Post Office, issued a limited edition set of postage stamps on May 25, 2009. These stamps were issued to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of cocoa beans at the City of Bayonne in France in 1609. These stamps show scenes that depict France’s fascinating manufacturing history of chocolate.
Besides the fact that the design of the stamps are superb; they have an added delightful feature. The stamps sport the wonderful aroma of dark French chocolate! It is reported that the scent is expected to last for 2 years. These postage stamps look so much like the real thing that you will certainly be tempted to take a bite! These stamps have been such hot sellers in France that some post offices have experienced lines running outside of post offices with people scrambling to get their hands on these treats. La Poste even built a temporary post office to launch these postage stamps. There are ten stamps in the set with different noteworthy scenes shown." - http://stampcenter.com/blog/2009/08/10/french-chocolate-postage-stamps-a-pure-delight-to-your-senses/
Thanks a lot to Christine for the generous tag.
1) Ancient academies
It portrays four famous academies in ancient China. There are details on their constructions, periods, and famous patrons.
2) Poems of Tang Dynasty
This miniature sheet shows some of the poems written during the Tang Dynasty. Tang Dynasty is well known as the golden period of Chinese literature as there are many great poets born during that period. Their contributions to Chinese literature are immense; their works continue to leave current generations in awe.