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Monday, December 22, 2008

Giant Panda - China stamps

The following are some of the panda stamps I have, which were issued by China:

1) T.106M Giant Panda (Souvenir Sheet)
Technical details:-
Scott No: 1987
Serial number: T106M
Date of issue: May 24, 1985
Size of S/S: 74*80mm
Stamp of S/S: 40*60mm
Perforation: 11.5
Printing process: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works
On the right hand side are the 4 chinese words: 拯危继绝, which means to rescue the panda from the danger of extinction.

2) N57-62 Giant Panda (set of 6)
Technical details:-
Scott No: 1108-13
Serial number: N57-62
Values in set: 6
Date of issue: January 15, 1973
Denomination: 93 fen
Designer: Wu Zuoren, Xu Yanbo
Size of stamps: 30*40mm for N57, N58, N61, N62;40*30mm for N59, N60
Perforation:11.5*11 for N57, N58, N61, N62;11*11.5 for N59, N60
Sheet composition: 50(10*5) for N57, N58, N61, N62;50(5*10) for N59, N60
Printing process: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works


Friday, October 24, 2008

Metric Conversion : Stamp from Australia



The above is from a set of 4 stamps issued by Australia in 1973, for metric conversion process on Mass, Temperature, Length and Volume. I only have the above 3 stamps in my collection, the complete set should also include the following.

China stamp, #2001-3: Clowns in Beijing Opera



One of the roles of Bejing Opera is called Chou or 丑,which is Clown or Comedy Actor.

For more explanation of the roles, please check from page below:
http://www.chinapage.com/xwang/roles.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_opera#Chou

The following set made up of six stamps:
Scott No: 3085-90
Serial number: 2001-3
Values in set: 6
Denomination: 6.80 yuan
Date of issue: 15 February 2001
Designer: Li Qingfa and Jiang Weijie
Size: 30*40 mm
Perforation: 12*11.5
Sheet composition: 20
Printing process: gravure
Printer: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing House

The stamps depict the different characters from different stories:-
SN:(6-1), Title: Tang Qin
SN:(6-2), Title: Liu Lihua
SN:(6-3), Title: Gao Lishi
SN:(6-4), Title: Jiang Gan
SN:(6-5), Title: Yang Xiangwu
SN:(6-6), Title: Shi Qian

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Registered cover from Hong Kong


The stamps on the cover are from 2 different issues.
The stamp in the middle is from the following sheetlet which is issued on 3-August-2007: "Stamp Sheetlet to Commemorate Hongkong Post's Participation in BANGKOK 2007"



The ones on the left and right of the above are 2 different stamps from a definitive set of Hong Kong Skyline issued in 1997. The set made up of 16 of them as below:-


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cover and stamps from Mongolia

Received a letter with stamps from Mongolia:




A very nice envelope and stamps. The stamp on the left is issued in year 2007, for Year of the Pig.
The one in the middle is issued in 2000 (1 July). Aspects of Buddha. T 577 and similar vert designs. Multicoloured. P 12. It is in blocks of 10:
2847 550t. Yamantaka
2848 550t. Mahakala
2849 550t. Inscr “Esura”
2850 550t. Begze
2851 550t. Shridevi
2852 550t. Vajrapani
2853 550t. Kubera
2854 550t. Siti Mahakala
2855 550t. Yama
2856 550t. Inscr “Sritzaturtuka”
The one shown above in the middle is the 10th stamp of the mentioned block, with inscription "Sritzaturtuka". I did some search in the web but couldn't find much details of this issue.

For the stamp on the right most I also couldn't locate much details. If anyone can provide any details of the above nice stamps, do feel free to leave your comments. Thanks.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

China - 2008 Olympics

This is a second set of the same issue I put up earlier:-
Serial number: 2007-22
Date of issue: August 8th, 2007

The Beijing 2008 Olympics moscots are made of some of China's popular animals ie. the panda, Tibet Antelope, swallow, fish, and the Olympic Flame. Their name are makde up of Chinese characters which express the phrase "Welcome to Beijing", which is Beijing(北京) Huan(欢) Ying(迎) Ni(你) in Chinese.

The mascots are thus called in two-syllable name as Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying and Nini.

Of course there are more to what these moscots means. Please refer to the following:
http://en.beijing2008.cn/spirit/beijing2008/graphic/n214068254.shtml

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Envelope - Chinese Tea art

This is an interesting envelope, with information about Chinese tea drinking and some of the utensils used. This is from a tea house which I received sometime ago. The front of the envelope has a drawing of the tea port, and the back has more drawings and further details.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

China stamp : Wild Camels

This set of stamp is titled "Wild Camel". The set of two stamps are issued on 20-Feb-1993. It's a set of two, with face value of 0.60 & 1.20 yuan respectvely.

The wild camel, is also known as two-humped wild camel, which is the ancestor of domestic camels. They live is desert and can subsist on coarse and sparse food. The wild camel is now listed under the 1st category of the State Protected Species in China.



Wednesday, March 19, 2008

China Stamps: Olympics and Ancient Sports

1) China has issued quite a number of sets of stamp for the coming 2008 Olympics. I have recently acquired the following which were issued in 2007.


The Games of The XXIX Olympiad - Olympic Sports(II)
Serial number: 2007-22
Values in set: 6
Date of issue: August 8th, 2007
Denomination: 720 fen
Designer: Ma Gang
Size of stamps: 30 * 40 mm
Perforation: 13.5 * 13
Size of sheet: 216 * 156 mm
Sheet composition: 20 for Sheet I;12 (2 sets) for Sheet II
Printing process: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works

This set of stamps depicting the six games, i.e. Diving, shooting, athletics, volleyball, BMX, and Weightlifting

2) Incidentally, I also have a set of stamps which depicts olden sports in China issued more than 20 years ago: Sports of Ancient China


The 4 stamps:- 4-1 Bow and arrow
4-2 weiqi
4-3 chuiwan (ball hitting) 捶丸 , an ancient Chinese ball and club game.
4-4 cuju (ball-kicking) 蹴鞠 , an ancient Chinese sport similar to today’s football (soccer).

Technical details:-
Scott No: 2070-73
Serial number: T113
Values in set: 4
Date of issue: December 20, 1986
Denomination: 76 fen
Designers: Zhou Jingxin
Size of stamps:Value 1, 4 : 30*40mm;Value 2, 3: 40*30mm
Perforation:Value 1, 4: 11.5*11;Value 2, 3: 11*11.5
Sheet composition:Value 1, 4: 50(10*5);Value 2, 3: 50(5*10)
Print: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works

Friday, February 8, 2008

The 2006 Hong Kong Definitive Stamps

Recently received a letter from Hong Kong, decided to find out more about the definitive stamp set currently in used for my own knowledge.


This is one of the set of 16 definitive stamps which is the third set of definitive stamps issued by Hong Kong Post since the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

For more details of this set of stamp, please refer to:
http://www.hongkongpoststamps.com/eng/stamps/definitive_stamps/2006/introduction.htm