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Algeria

Scott: #1570P

Issued: 01.11.2012

50th Anniversary of the First Algeria Stamp

In side #1570 (in margin): Algeria Mi #393

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for the IDs and scans

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Armenia

Scott: #???O

Issued: 27.12.2012

100th anniversary of Tadevos Minasyants

Inside #???: Russia #4699O

Russia-USSR air letter envelope with imprinted indicia, c.

Thanks to Attilio Papio and Lou Guadagno


Australia

Colonial Heritage Visualising Australia - Set of stamps

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 19.6.2012

Colonial Heritage III

File:New South Wales 1850 (1st January) 1d red postage stamp.jpgInside #????: New South Wales #1O

Inside #????: Tasmania #88O

Scott: #????O

This stamp issue is the third in the Colonial Heritage series, commemorating Australia's philatelic past. Book-ending the stamps of the colonial period, it features a reworking of Australia's first postage stamp design, "Sydney View" (1850), and one of its last in the colonial period, "Hobart", from the Tasmanian pictorial issue (1899-1900). Created some 50 years apart, the scenes featured in the original designs serve very different purposes, each linked to its specific historical moment.

The original Sydney View is based on the Great Seal of NSW, which in turn was inspired by Josiah Wedgewood's Sydney Cove medallion (1789), commemorating the landing of the First Fleet in 1788. It features the allegorical figure of Industry, sitting on a bale of goods and surrounded by her attributes, receiving three convicts and gesturing to a scene of industry across the harbor. The scene is instructive and redemptive, symbolizing the convicts' path to redemption and the colony's advancement towards an idealized state.

In contrast, Tasmania's pictorial issue expresses a confident young colony's apprehension of its landscape and its reflection of this for broad consumption. The pictorial issue arose from government photographer John Watt Beattie's suggestion to develop a stamp issue to promote the colony's scenic attractions. By the mid to late 19th century, early mass tourism was gaining traction, so the pictorial stamps can be seen as paper ambassadors publicizing the natural beauty of the colony wherever they went.


Azerbaijan

Scott: #992O

Issued: 14.7.2012

20th Anniversary of the Azermarka

Inside #992: Pseudo Stamp

In margin: Azerbaijan #733O

In margin: Azerbaijan #859P

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Bermuda

Scott: #1041-46O

Issued: 19.4.2012

200th Anniversary of the Bermuda Postal Service

Inside #1014: Bermuda #X1O

Inside #1042: Bermuda #1

Inside #1043: Bermuda #56

Inside #1044: Bermuda #109A

Inside #1045: Bermuda #225

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

 

The year 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of postal service in Bermuda. Whilst the Territorys postal history dates to 1622, there was no systematic method for dealing with mail until 1784. Bermudas isolation meant sporadic postal delivery with the American colonies and Britain via merchant vessels. Locally, mail was delivered by slaves or people who happened to be travelling to the letters destination. Ferry service was infrequent and may have carried letters and parcels.

In 1784, Joseph Stockdale, founder of the Bermuda Gazette, delivered mail along with the newspaper as a public service. This successful mail system continued intermittently until an official postal system was established on March 6, 1812. By May 20, the St. Georges and Hamilton post offices had opened. Soon after, a twice-weekly service to various points on the island via horseback began. Overseas mail, however, remained a problem, so the General Post Office in London appointed a Postmaster for Bermuda with special responsibility for receiving and dispatching letters to and from the United Kingdom.

A key point in the timeline of Bermudas postal history was the Post Office Act of 1846, which provided for the prepayment of all inland postage. The Postmaster of Hamilton, William Bennet Perot, created his own stamps to meet the mandate of the Act. Little did he know that these stamps, which he pre-sold to the public, would become philatelic rarities.

By 1865, Perots homemade stamps were replaced by printed postage stamps, which were printed almost exclusively using the engraved, or gravure, printing method. By the 1920s, letter carriers were established. The first airmail arrived from the U.S. via the airship Los Angeles in 1925, and on June 16, 1937, regular airmail service to New York was inaugurated by Imperial Airways flying boatCavalier.

The volume of mail grew apace after World War II, and the General Post Office on the corner of Parliament and Reid streets in Hamilton struggled to cope, resulting in the Legislature approving a site and plans for a new General Post Office on the corner of Church and Parliament streets in 1964. By 1967 the new post office opened.

The 21st century has seen the post office move into the digital age with the introduction of R-Post for its business customers that compete on a global scale. R-Post is a registered e-mail service that brings far greater agility and speed in conducting business internationally, with the added benefit of irrefutable proof to protect against common misunderstandings related to e-mail delivery, content or time.


Bhutan

Scott: #1468O

Issued: 10.10.2012

Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) of the Bhutan Post

Inside #1468a-f:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bhutan #4

Bhutan #83H

Bhutan #84B

Bhutan #105B

Bhutan #152B

Bhutan #153B

Inside #???? (In Margin):

Bhutan #5

Bhutan #3

Bhutan #6

Bhutan #2

Bhutan #7

Bhutan #1

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Brazil

Scott: #3202O

Issued: 01.08.2011

21st Stamp Exhibition (Hologram)

Inside #3202: Brazil #2O

The Hologram

Lou wrote: This is the second in a series of 3 issues-- the third, reproducing Brazil # 3, will be issued in 2013 to co-inside with the 160th anniversary of the first stamps of \Brazil and the exhibition. I will bet that there will also be a s/s issued then which reproduces all 3 designs.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Burundi

Scott: #1074O, #1093O

Mi #2391-94, s/s Mi #Block 211

Issued: 30.05.2012

75th Anniversary, Zeppelin Hindenburg Catastrophe

Inside #1074, #1093: Netherlands #208

Inside #1074, #1093: Germany #395

Inside #1093: Germany #394

Inside #1093: Germany #428

Inside #1093: Germany #405

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for the IDs and scans

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and Mike Knopfler

 


Scott: #????O

Issued: 28.12.2012

Postal Transport

Inside ???? (in margin): Italy #77

Inside ???? (in margin): U.S. #331 (changed color) on post card

Inside ???? (in margin): Gt. Britain one penny imprinted postal card, 1890 (partial)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Canada

Scott: #2513O

Issued: 16.01.2012

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (Decade 1: 1952-1962)

Inside #2513: Canada #330

Scott: #2513O

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #2514O

Issued: 06.02.2012

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (Decade 2: 1963-1972)

Inside #2514: Canada #471

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #2515O

Issued: 06.03.2012

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (Decade 3: 1973-1982)

Inside #2515: Canada #704O

Scott: #2515O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #2516O

Issued: 10.04.2012

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (Decade 4: 1983-1992)

Inside #2516: Canada #1168

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #2517O

Issued: 07.05.2012

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (Decade 5: 1993-2002)

Inside #2517: Canada #1932


Scott: #2540O

Issued: 07.05.2012

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

Inside #2540: Canada #62O

Inside #2540: Canada #340P

Scott: #????O

 

Scott: #2540aO

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert and to Lou Guadagno

This souvenir sheet was inspired by the design of the $2 Queen Elizabeth II stamp and features a magnified image of the young Queen Elizabeth. The stamp features an image of a young Queen Elizabeth II facing a more recent photograph of Her Majesty.

This year, the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. This rare milestone was much-awaited by philatelists and collectors. To mark 60 years of The Queen's reign, the Canada Post Diamond Jubilee series offers stunning collectibles.


In 1897, the Post Office Department of the Government of Canada celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoriathe only other Monarch of Canada to achieve the 60-year milestonewith an engraved stamp. The design featured a portrait of the young queen as well as one created at the time of Queen Victorias 60th anniversary. This stamp remains a classic for collectors. This stamp mirrors the design of the 1897 Queen Victoria stamp. Its engraved and printed in a similar purple colour, and features an image of a young Queen Elizabeth II facing a more recent photograph of Her Majesty.

The design of the souvenir sheet was inspired by the stamp and features a magnified image of the young Queen Elizabeth that highlights the craftsmanship that went into creating the intricate design of the stamp.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

The Queen came to the throne on February 6, 1952. Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953.

Her Majesty celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002. 

A Diamond Jubilee is a rare milestone. Queen Elizabeth II is only the second British Monarch to reign for 60 years. Her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoriawho celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 1897was the first.


Central African

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 20.08.2012

Rossica 2013

Inside #????a-b: Russia (USSR) #C50

Inside #????c-d: Russia (USSR) #C52

Inside #????e: Russia (USSR) #C51

Scott: #????O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


China (PRC)

Scott: #4017O

Issued: 08.07.2012

National Museum of China

Inside #4017: China (PR) #787

Inside #4017: China (PR)#790

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Czech Republic

Scott: #3523O

Issued: 20.1.2012

Traditions of Czech Stamp Production

Inside #3523: TBI

The newly outlined Tradition of Czech Stamp Design issue commemorates another of Czechoslovak and Czech stamp designers - Josef Liesler (19 September 1912, Vidolice u Kadaně - 23 August 2005, Prague).
Liesler was a Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator. In the 1930s he graduated from the University of Architecture and Structural Engineering, Prague. Lieslers great artistic talent became evident when he was still a student. 

He taught drawing courses in 1945-49 and all his life remained proud of his work as a teacher. He considered drawing as the basis of art. In his own work he preferred graphic art, especially lithography, which gave him a chance to apply harmony between precise lines and colours. 

In October 1939 he entered the history of Czech art by organising, jointly with some other artists, an independent exhibition at the Topič Salon. The artists called themselves Sedm v říjnu(Seven in October). The event was triggered by sculptor Vincent Makovský who met the young artists in the U Štýdlů pub and offered them the time window for his Prague exhibition with the provoking: "Now show me what you can do." 

At that time Liesler followed expressionism. His paintings reflected the occupation time described in symbols. In his soul he always was a humanist, and kept fighting also in his art against any form of restriction of freedom. His paintings brim with rich shapes and full colours. 

He was admitted as a member of the prestigious association of artists Mánes during the war, when he was still a young man. He was also one of the oldest surviving members of Hollar, the association of artists he was proud to belong to. Liesler won a number of awards, such as the UNESCO Worlds Most Beautiful Stamp Award (1975). Despite the initial lack of trust on the side of philatelists - Liesler was too much modern and unconventional an artist for them - he designed more than a hundred of stamps. He was very proud of his membership in the glorious Academy in Florence and the Royal Academy for the Arts of Belgium.


Ecuador

Scott: #2066O

Issued: 31.07.2012

Legacy of the Alfarista Revolution

Inside #206: Ecuador #129O

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #2069O

(With gold inscription)

Issued: 16.08.2012

First Philatelic Exhibition of the South Pacific

Inside #2069 (In logo): Ecuador #6O

Scott: #2069cO

(With silver inscription)

Scott: #2069dO

(With red inscription)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Lloyd Gilbert


French Polynesia

Scott: #1087O

Issued: 8.11.2012

120th Anniversary of E.F.O stamps

Inside #1087: Fr. Polynesia #1

Modified: value in tablet replaced with anniversary notation, inscription in black, not red

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Gambia, The

Scott: #????O

Issued: 02.08.2012

First Olympic Games

Inside #????: Greece #117-128O

Greece #117O

Greece #118O

Greece #119O

Greece #120O

Greece #121O

Greece #122O

Greece #123O

Greece #124O

Greece #125O

Greece #126O

Greece #127O

Greece #128O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Germany

Scott: #2689O

Issued: 13.09.2012

Stamp Day: 100th Anniversary, First German Airmail Flight

Inside #2689: Germany #82

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Great Britain

Scott: #2996O

Issued: 06.02.2012

Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Inside #2996a: G.B. #306

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and Lou Guadagno

Featuring images taken from Britains stamps, banknotes and coins, the Miniature Sheet takes us from Dorothy Wildings lovely 1952 portrait, to a special Diamond Jubilee Machin printed with iridescent ink.All six stamps have been issued at First Class inland letter rate.

Acknowledgements Diamond Jubilee Wilding stamp designed by Sedley Place, with photography by Dorothy Wilding and based on the 1952 design by Edmund Dulac;

banknote portraiture by Robert Austin reproduced by permission; banknote portraiture by Harry Eccleston reproduced by permission;

coinage portraiture by Mary Gillick reproduced by courtesy of the Royal Mint Museum;coinage portraiture by Arnold Machin reproduced by courtesy of the Royal Mint Museum;

Diamond Jubilee Machin stamp designed by Jeffery Matthews MBE, FCSD, FRSA, from the bas-relief portrait by Arnold Machin OBE, RA. Background typography by Sedley Place.


Guinea

Scott: #????O

Issued: ??.??.2012 (?)

Rossica 2013

Guinea Mi #8341 (s/s cut out)

Guinea Mi #4689-91

Guinea Mi #7108 (sheetlet cut out)

Guinea Mi #5670-75

Guinea Mi #6488

Guinea #385, #393 and #389

Guinea Mi #7231 (sheetlet cut out)

 

Guinea Mi #8341 (s/s cut out)

Guinea Mi #4797-4798-4799 + reverse

Guinea Mi #4572 (s/s cut out)

Guinea Mi #8341 (s/s cut out)

TBI

Guinea Mi Block #1111 (s/s cut out)

Guinea #390-1

Guinea Mi Block #1966

Mauritius #2

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for the IDs and scans and thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #????O

Issued: ??.??.2012 (?)

100th Anniversary of Scouting in the U.S.

Inside #????: U.S. #974

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Guinea-Bissau

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 05.01.2012

WWF

Inside #????:

Gibraltar #716d

St. Lucia #1254

Switzerland #1311

G.B. #2883

British Indian Ocean Territory #362

Russia #5543

Falkland Is. #920

British Antarctic Territory #411

Russia #7302

Serbia #542a

Inside #???? (In Margin - top): Fiji #1243b

 

Inside #????:

Inside #????: Fiji #1243d

Inside #????: St. Lucia 1252

Inside #???? (In Margin - top): Fiji #1243 Sheetlet (unlisted)

Inside #???? (In Margin):

 

 

 

St. Kitts #192

See note

G.B. #2892

Russia #7302

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serbia #542a

Ghana #624

Note for Lou: The U.S. stamp is some kind of fantasy issueits good looking, but the U.S. postal service will not pay any international organization like WWF and the Olympics to use their logos, so thats a give-away.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for the IDs and scans and thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: ??.??.2012

Rossica 2013 Exhibition Publicity

Inside #????:

Russia 103O

Russia #6460

 

Mauritius #2

 

Russia #1O

Russia Offices in the

Turkish Empire #1O

Russia, Krasny Zemstvo Chuchin

Catalog #9a imperf 1912 (See note)

 

Russia #104O

 

Russia #149P

Russia #C1O

Russia #1025P

Russia #6227O

 

Lou wrote: I was reading a bound copy of a short-lived British periodical, Stamp World (Vol. 1 1987) that I borrowed from the Collectors Club library, actually, just browsing thru it for anything of interest and nothing in particular, when I came across an article on a sale of Zemstvo stamps. One of the stamps pictured caught my eye, and I thought immediately of the unidentified stamp in the Guinea-Bissau issue. It wasn't the stamp, but it had the same layout. Two minutes later, after checking my computer copy of the Chuchin Catalog, I found the stamp.

Then I went on-line to the Cherrystone Auctions site and scrolled thru their recent Zemstvo sale catalog and found a nice photo to scan.

The stamp is one of two issued in 1912, and they are unusual, in that they are the only Zemstvos that were a commemorative issue, and the only Zemstvos with a multi-color picture. The two stamps reproduce illustrations from a book commemorating the centenary of the War of 1812. Chuchin # 9a reproduces "Nyevyerolsky's Heroic Deed".

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????O

Issued: 20.12.2012

50th Anniversary of the Anti-Malaria Campaign

Inside #????a: Tanzania #368 (from s/s)

Inside #????a: Macau #400

Inside #????a: Hungary #1462O

Inside #????b: Nepal #136

Inside #????b: Sudan #142

Inside #????b: Iran #1206

Inside #????c: Iran #1204

Inside #????c: Colombia #C420

Inside #????c: Kuwait #183O

Inside #????d: Spain #1132

Inside #????d: Senegal #B16

Inside #????d: Saudi Arabia #253 with unauthorized date overprints

Inside #????: Angola #439

Inside #????: Ethiopia #383O

Inside #???? (In Margin): Surinam #305 on maximum card

Inside #???? (In Margin): Nepal #135

Lou wrote: Some strange sos picks-- the Tanzania stamp, was "cut out" from a s/s, is imprinted 1986 but was issued in 1987, so it is not an 1962 anti-malaria campaign issue  as are all the others; the Saudi Arabian stamp is part of a series of "not officially issued" overprints on the actual Anti-Malaria stamps.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 20.12.2012

Chinese New Year-Famous Chinese Women

Inside #????:

Hong Kong #268

PR China #2748

PR China #2827

Jimao Year (Year of Rabbit)

PR China #2932

China-Taiwan #1968

PR China #3083

Inside #????:

PR China #3161

China-Taiwan #2135

U. S. #3832

China-Taiwan #1588

PR China #2481

PR China #2550

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Hong Kong

Scott: #1546-51O

Issued: 08.12.2012

150th Anniversary of the Issuance of Hong Kong Stamps

Inside #1546-51:

Hong Kong #1

Hong Kong #2

Hong Kong #3

Hong Kong #4

Hong Kong #5

Hong Kong #6

 

Scott: #1552O

Inside #1552: Hong Kong #7

Mini Sheet

Scott: #????O

Mini Sheet

Scott: #????O

Booklet Pane

Booklet Cover

Booklet Pane

Booklet Pane

As early as 1841 when Hong Kong became a free trading port, a postal bureau was established locally to handle mail items for the British Army and postal matters for the public. In its early days, the Post Office (now also known as Hongkong Post) did not issue stamps but focused on postal service, and mail items were postmarked as a proof of postage payment. It was not until 1862 that Hong Kong had its first stamp issue.

It has been one and a half centuries since the release of our first set of stamps on 8 December 1862 when Hong Kong was under British rule. The stamps came in a set of seven and featured Queen Victoria in profile. To mark the 150th anniversary of stamp issuance in Hong Kong this year, Hongkong Post issues a set of six commemorative stamps and a stamp sheetlet adopting a "stamp-on-stamp" design, modelled on the first set of stamps issued in Hong Kong, with each featuring one of our first seven stamps alongside a writing instrument from an era in history or an electronic data carrier device widely used nowadays. The contrast between the past and the present highlights the progression of time and the unfading charm of stamps. 

$1.40: The two-cent stamp from our first stamp set appears on the left and is accompanied on the right by a quill, a writing instrument believed to be invented in the 6th century.

$1.80: The eight-cent stamp from our first stamp set appears on the right and is accompanied by a fountain pen, a popular writing instrument since the late 19th century.

$2.40: The 12-cent stamp from our first stamp set appears on the right and is accompanied by a ballpoint pen, a prevalent modern writing instrument invented in the 1930s.

$2.50: The 18-cent stamp from our first stamp set appears on the left and is accompanied by a typewriter, a regular item of office equipment between the late 19th and late 20th century.

$3: The 24-cent stamp from our first stamp set appears on the left and is accompanied by a keyboard, the indispensable input device for a computer system since the late 20th century.

$5: The 48-cent stamp from our first stamp set appears on the right and is accompanied by a QR Code, a popular electronic data device today. With a camera phone equipped with compatible applications, one can scan the QR Code on the stamp to gain instant access to the webpage of "The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong" and browse the stamp information.

$10: Stamp Sheetlet - Taking centre place of the stamp portion of the sheetlet is the highest denomination stamp from our first issue. Positioned next to a barcode, which is an item commonly used in the modern commercial world, this 96-cent stamp and the other six stamps of lower denominations on the right of the sheetlet form a complete set of our first stamps, making the sheetlet a truly precious souvenir.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Prof. Plinio Richelmi


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