Saturday, 26 December 2020

How to pack Currencies/Bank Notes

 How to pack Currencies/Bank Notes

Hi Friends!
Here is the video for how to pack currencies/banknotes for sending it through the post.







How to pack Stamps and Miniature sheets

 How to pack Stamps and Miniature Sheets

Hi Friends!
Here is the video about how to pack stamps and miniature sheets, especially Mint (Unused).





Thursday, 24 December 2020

How to pack coins

 How to pack coins

Hi Friends!
Many of you asked me how to pack coins and send them through the post.  In many countries, it is alright to send them through the post.  For those, 



Hope this will help.




Saturday, 19 December 2020

World's first LED stamp

 World's First LED stamp

The world's first LED stamp was issued by Portuguese post on 22nd October 2019.  Thanks to Francisca Matos of Portugal for helping me with this awesome miniature sheet.

The LED diode has been attached to the image of the guiding star which illuminates when it comes to contact with an Android or IOS smartphone with NFC technology (near field communication).

To access this feature, follow these steps:

1- On an Android operating system, simply activate the NFC feature in the smartphone settings menu.

2. Move the backside of the smartphone close to the souvenir sheet.

3. Find the area where the NFC frequency is being emitted to illuminate the star’s light (the LED).

To see my interesting stamp collection, please click

here.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

22nd September : World Rhino Day

 World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22 and commemorates all five species of rhino found in Asia and Africa.

These brilliant beasts are known for their awesome, giant horns that grow from their snouts, hence they got their name from the Latin language, “Rhinoceros’, meaning “nose horn”. Javan and Indian rhinos have one horn, whereas the white, black, and Sumatran rhinos have two.

All five species are herbivores.  Rhinos are solitary animals and like to avoid each other. But some species, particularly the white rhino, may live in a group, known as a ‘crash’. Adult females are called 'cows', males are called ‘bulls'.  They’re very territorial, and mark out their area of land with poop! Yes,  each individual’s dung smells unique:-).

World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. The following year, World Rhino Day grew into an international success, thanks to the efforts of two determined women Lisa Jane and Rhishja.

The two ladies found they shared a common goal of making World Rhino Day a day of celebration for all five species of rhino.  They worked together to make World Rhino Day 2011 an international success, both online and offline. Ever since World Rhino Day has grown to become a global phenomenon.

Javan Rhinos: Critically Endangered (IUCN) - only 72 left

Sumatran rhinos: Critically Endangered (IUCN) - less than 80 left

Black rhinos: Critically Endangered (IUCN) - Between 5,366 and 5,627 left

White rhinos: Near Threatened (IUCN) - Between 17,212 and 18,915 left

Greater One-Horned Rhinos: Vulnerable (IUCN) - 3,588 left

I heard about one organization which is working towards saving Rhinos, 

https://www.savetherhino.org/get-involved/donate/

in case if you are interested in donating, please check the authentication.

The below stamps are issued by India Post in 2015





Monday, 21 September 2020

21st September : International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

A United Nations resolution established the International Day of Peace (IDP) in 1981. The first Peace Day was celebrated in 1982 and was held on the third Tuesday of September each year till 2001.

The assembly decided to set a fixed day in 2001,  hence September 21 has become the permanent date for the IDP starting from 2002. By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged people to work in cooperation for this goal.  The assembly declared that the day should be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence day.

The symbol of 'International Peace Day' is the peace dove flying with an olive branch in its beak. In many religions, a white dove is generally a sign of peace. The dove can also represent “hope for peace” or a peace offering from one person to another, hence the phrase “to extend an olive branch”. Often, the dove is represented as 'still in-flight' to remind people of its role as messenger.

The below stamp is issued by India Post in 2005.


Saturday, 19 September 2020

3rd Saturday, September: International Red Panda Day

 International Red Panda Day

The Red Panda Network launched International Red Panda Day in 2010. Since then, the third Saturday in September every year is celebrated as Red Panda Day.

They were discovered in 1825, 50 years before the giant panda.  Other names for the red panda include bear-cat, firefox, and the Himalayan raccoon (though they are not relatives).  Red pandas are the only living member of their taxonomic family.

Red pandas eat mostly bamboo, they eat about 20000 leaves each day.  They have gotten their name from the Nepali word "Ponya" which means bamboo or plant-eating animal.

Red pandas weigh between 12 to 20 pounds, which is about the size of a housecat. These adorable mammals are very skillful and acrobatic animals and they predominantly stay in the trees of the Himalaya Mountains. The Red panda’s popularity in Asia features them in cartoons and as team mascots. However, only about 10,000 red pandas live in the wild. Because of deforestation, poaching, and the illegal pet trade, red pandas are endangered.

We all can save them, by preserving their habitat and adopting them,  actually not literally, If we pay some money to the zoo or nature reserve, they will use that for their upkeeping, food, and other purposes.  I learned that RedPandaNetwork.org is one such network.

For our next family occasion, birthdays, etc. why don't we adopt one animal.

The below Red Panda stamp was issued by India post in 2009.




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