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28 February 2013

The migratory birds in Pakistan

From top to bottom :
Northern Shoveler (琵嘴鴨) ; Snow Goose (雪雁)
 Siberian Crane (西伯利亞白鶴) ; White Stork (白鸛)
 Pakistan (2012)
27th September, 2012. Karachi

Do you remember the first day cover of The migratory birds in Pakistan ? Just posted on November. In here I would shown a set of maxicards of this issue. Although the first one has mirror mistake, they overall look beauty and attractive. Thanks Patrick to help me coordinate the cards.

19 February 2013

Street art - The Faroes my country
海報 : 大西洋海雀

Atlantic Puffin (角嘴海雀)
Faroe Islands (2012)
24th September, 2012. Tórshavn

Islandic Oystercatcher (冰島蠣鷸)
Faroe Islands (2012)
24th September, 2012. Tórshavn

Since 2009, Faroe Post began to issue postage label for self-posting machines, and in the meanwhile they closed couple of post offices in rural area. The label format as well as Denmark and Greenland. In here is the fourth series features Street art - The Faroes my country. Four Faroes common animals selected and become characteristic cartoons. Above, two maxicards are birds while another two animals as below first day cover.

The four animals be named as Media Whore, Hipster, Biker and Emo-martyr respectively.

14 February 2013

Black-winged Stilt

Bosnia Herzegovina/Herceg Bosna (2005) 
2nd March, 2005. Čapljina

Black-winged Stilt is a widely water-bird to be found in the old world - Europe, Africa and Asia, its beautiful body with long pinked legs attracted many birdwatchers. The bird, can be divided into 5 sub-species includes American sub-species, however now the American one becomes one individual species Black-necked Stilt (黑頸長腳鷸) Himantopus mexicanus.

Here is the maxicard of the Bosnian stamp which issued by Herceg Bosna, the country now has three postal administrations to carry mail from different parts of country. Herceg Bosna administration is terminated at Mostar. The postmark is shown the map features a river through Čapljina, the settlement located in the border of Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina.

4 February 2013


 Bullfinch (紅腹灰雀)
Poland (2012)
10th October, 2011. Limanowa

Piotr Kwit (1929-2002), is a nature painter of Poland. He was a folk artist from the village of Zalesie, near Limanowa in southern Poland. He sculpted birds, saints, historical personalities and classical music composers. He painted landscapes of the Gorce and the Beskid Wyspowy hills and of his home village as well as birds and religious scenes.

Below maxicard shown an illustration postcard 50's year of last century in Switzerland. Only three-colour lithographic to be processed and this is the most modernised in this era.