Thursday, 8 June 2017

8th June, World Ocean Day (WOD)

World Ocean Day(WOD) is celebrated on 8th June every year.  Ocean gives us everything .The oxygen we breath is mainly from oceans.We are not only getting food, pets,medicine,corals from oceans but also we are using ocean lanes for trading too.  But because of the global warming, over exploitation, over consumption of sea foods, oil spilling  we are loosing many marine creatures.   To remind humans that Oceans are the lungs of our body and create awareness and how to protect it from vulnerability, WOD is celebrated all around the world.

On 8th June, 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de JaneiroCanada proposed World Ocean Day.  But it was only on 5th December 2008, UN passed a resolution to observe 8th June as World Ocean Day.  Since then it gained its popularity and has been celebrated all over the world. 


The theme for this year's (2017) WOD is "Our Oceans, Our Future".

The stamps shown was issued by India in the year 2009 as part of a joint issue(India Philippines joint issue). 


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

10th May 2017: Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti




Buddha Purnima/Jayanthi is a festival that marks Lord Gautama Buddha's birthday. Buddha was a influential spiritual leader during and after his lifetime. Those who follow Buddha's preaching are called Buddhists and their religion is called Buddhism.  Buddhism is spread all over the world and mainly in Asia.  



Buddha Purnima ( Purnima means Full moon ) is celebrated during the full moon day in the month of May every year. Different Buddhist communities may celebrate this occasion on different dates because Buddhist lunar calendar can be interpreted in different ways. In the year 1950 a conference was held in Colombo where they came up with the plan of celebrating this occasion.




The above stamp was issued by India Post in the year 2007 on the occasion of 2550 years of Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha



Monday, 8 May 2017

Kite stamps - Thailand

On 9th October, 2004 Thailand Post has issued 4 kite stamps for the letter writing week.  I got 3 from my Penpal, Jum on cover.  In addition to that some nice Fauna stamps too.  Thanks a lot Jum for enriching my Flights of Fancy collection and Fauna collection.  Always nice to have penpals like you who not only share their culture, art, education and common things but also enriching my stamp collection hobby.

Looking forward to more exchanges.



Monday, 17 April 2017

Taiwan MSs


Today I received beautiful MSs from my dear friend Yvette from Taiwan. Thanks Yvette for the wonderful surprises. It made my day😀!!

The first MS was issued in the year 2003 and shows a beautiful bird- Blue abdomen. Blue coloured bird is male and the other brown one is female.


The second MS, issued in the year 2016 shows the painting of Shanyin city on Fan. The stamp is Fan shaped.



The below MS was issued during the World Stamp Championship Exhibition PHILATAIPEI 2016. It signifies the theme- Joining Hands to Protect the Environment.


Once again thanks a ton Yvette!!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Jigsaw stamps Austria

My Austrian friend Opperer sent me a beautiful cover with Greeting stamp-Birthday Party MS (Jigsaw Puzzle). A nice addition to my Austrian odd and unusual stamp collection.  Thanks a ton Jo for constantly enhancing my Austrian collection 😁😁😁.  I am a huge fan of Austrian stamps!!

Below is the scan of the cover.


Cuba - Hot air Balloons

Recently my friend Gianni of Italy has sent me some nice Cuba and Brazil materials for my thematic collection, Evolution of Flight for our swap.  Thanks a lot Gianni, they are going to add value to my theme.


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Buddha and Birds MS from Taiwan

Today I have received a wonderful materials from Kuo of Taiwan for our swap. I am a huge fan of Taiwan stamps and MS. Thanks Kuo I like them, looking forward to more swaps.

                                                     River Birds issued in the year 1991



                                     Ancient Chinese Art Treasures released in the year 2010.




Thanks once again Kuo!!


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