Saturday, 8 December 2012

200th Anniversary of Charles Dickens




Gibraltar Post  has been  commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) with a wonderful issue alongside institutions from all over the world, most notably the ‘Dickens 2012’ official celebration in the United Kingdom.


On September 14, 2012, Gibraltar Post has been issued a set of four stamps  depict his portraits and books . Another issued is  one souvenir sheet consist of one stamp depict his portrait.





Charles Dickens was an English writer, generally considered to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic novels and characters.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Australian Nobel Prize winners



17390671dSince 1915, when Australian William Lawrence Bragg shared the Prize in Physics, there have been some 11 Australian Nobel Laureates.

Australia Post  issued  a set of five stamps to commemorate the achievements of Australian Nobel Prize winners (or Nobel Laureates). The Laureates are represented by portraits by some of Australia's most respected artists.


Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971) was jointly awarded the prize in physics in 1915 for his ‘services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays'.



Howard Florey (1898-1968) was awarded the prize in physiology or medicine in 1945 ‘for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases'.





Saturday, 17 November 2012

International Humanitarians – Mother Teresa & Henry Dunant



An Post (Ireland Post) celebrated the great International Humanitarian of Mother Teresa and Henry Dunant by issuing a set of two stamps depicts the both figures respectively on June 17, 2010. These stamps were designed by Ger Garland .



The 55c stamp shown Mother Teresa set against the Missionary of Charity in Calcutta. Mother Teresa was born Agnese Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in modern-day Macedonia,  on August 26, 1910. Moved by the desire to become a missionary, she left home at the age of 18 and travelled to the Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Dublin. While there, she studied English so se could teach the children of India with the Sisters of Loreto.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Florence Nightingale


To celebrate the centenary of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, Alderney Post issued a set of six postage stamps features  her  pioneering work in nursing .

Florence Nightingale Sets


Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC , was born into a rich, upper-class, well-connected British family at the Villa Colombaia,near the Porta Romana at Bellosguardo in Florence, Italy, and was named after the city of her birth. She was born on May  12, 1820 .

Nightingale was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. As a Christian Universalist, Nightingale believed that God had called her to be a nurse. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

150th Anniversary of the birth of Gustav Klimt


The Republic of San Marino to commemorate the 150 years the birth of the Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt, by issuing  the miniature stamp sheet features his four masterpieces “The Embrace”, “The Kiss”, “The Three Ages of Woman” and “Hope II” on February 29,2012.

Gustav Klimt was born in Vienna, in 1862, into a lower middle-class family of Moravian origin. His father, Ernst Klimt, worked as an engraver and goldsmith, earning very little, and the artist's childhood was spent in relative poverty. The painter would have to support his family financially throughout his life.



Sunday, 21 October 2012

The 30th Birthday of HRH Duke of Cambridge


HRH Duke of Cambridge 30th First Day Covers


To celebrate the 30th birthday of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Jersey Post launched  a set of four stamps on 21st June 2012  which reflect his military connections and achievements . As second in line to the British Throne, The Duke of Cambridge will, one day, become Head of the British Armed Forces.

Recently serving as a fully operational RAF Search and Rescue Pilot, The Duke still holds his officer commissions in the Royal Navy and the Army. He also holds various honorary titles which have been bestowed upon him by HM The Queen.



From the Blues and Royals, Prince William embarked on an intensive training course at Royal Air Force College Cranwell and received his RAF wings in April 2008 from his father, HRH The Prince of Wales.

Flight Lieutenant Wales undertook further helicopter flying and advanced training to graduate from the RSF Search and Rescue Conversion Course.

He was appointed Honorary Air Commandant of Royal Air Force Coningsby in October 2008.

Friday, 7 September 2012

The centenary of Mira Mihelič’s birth



Mira Mihelič was born on 14 July 1912 in Split. She is a Slovene’s  writer and translator has got a double Prešeren Award winner (1950, 1983).

Mira Mihelič was president of the Slovene Writers' Association (1963–1966) and of the Slovene PEN centre (1966–1975).

To commemorate the centenary of her birth, Slovenian Post issued a stamp set depicted her photo on January 27,2012.


Mira Mihelič is a good observer of the life around her, in her earliest works she painted a picture of life among the Slovene bourgeoisie (Obraz v zrcalu [Face in the Mirror], 1941). She died on 4 September 1985.

The moral decay of the bourgeois world is also dealt with in her dramatic works on the theme of the Second World War and the wartime occupation (Svet brez sovraštva [A World without Hatred], 1945, Ogenj in pepel [Fire and Ash], 1949), which are joined by plays featuring character- and dialogue-based comedy. She later republished her "bourgeois novels" in partly revised form as a selection entitled Plamen ali dim [Flame or Smoke].

Her stories about the social and psychological image of the bourgeoisie at a time of historical crisis were followed by two books for young readers and two historical novels, the first about a life of intrigue in the Ancient Roman city of Emona (Tujec v Emoni [A Stranger in Emona, 1978] and the second set at the time of the Congress of the Holy Alliance in Ljubljana (Cesta dveh cesarjev [The Road of Two Emperors], 1981).

In her novels, Mira Mihelič is a narrator of sublime, dynamic stories full of vivid fantasy; she is a connoisseur of human characters, which are revealed in skilfully designed literary portraits and meaningful dialogue.

As a translator of English, French and German literature, she translated more than 80 narrative and dramatic works by prominent authors. She also wrote a memoir entitled Ure mojih dni [The Hours of My Days] (1985). (Source: Slovenian Post Bulletin)

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