Stamp Philatelic - Chinese Zodiac Stamp

Stamp Philatelic - Chinese Zodiac Stamp
Stamp Philatelic - Chinese Zodiac Stamp

The Chinese lunar calendar has a sixty year cycle. According to the Chinese horoscope, The 60-year cycle consists of two separate cycles combining with each other. The first is the cycle of ten heavenly stems, namely the Five Elements which make up all matter (in order Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) in their ip Yin and Yang forms. The second is the cycle of the twelve Zodiac animal signs or Earthly Branches . They are in order as follows: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The current cycle began in the year 1984.

Stamps Of The World - Chinese Zodiac Stamp

Chinese ancestors believed that a person’s destiny can be determined by the position of the major planets at the person’s birth along with the positions of the Sun, Moon and comets and the person’s time of birth and Zodiac Sign. So the Zodiac Sign animal is believed to be the main factor of each person.

Stamps Of The World - Chinese Zodiac Stamp
Stamp Philatelic - Chinese Zodiac Stamp
Stamp Philatelic - Chinese Zodiac Stamp

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US Postage Stamp

World Stamps Pictures - US Postage Stamp
US Postage Stamp

In 1902, 65 years after Queen Victoria appeared on an English postage stamp, and 55 years after the first US postage stamp was issued, the 8-cent Martha Washington was the first US stamp to feature a woman.

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The year before, the Post Office Department had enjoyed a successful run of the commemorative Pan-American Exposition stamps. But, at more than a decade old, all its regular-issue designs were becoming a bit dated. In an attempt to jazz up its offerings, the Postal Department commissioned new stamps for 1902, giving artists and engravers free rein to show off their intricate handiwork.

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Mrs. Washington's stamp was introduced at a time when Americans began recognizing the importance of women's contributions to society. Although women had not yet earned the right to vote, the suffrage movement was a major topic of conversation. Legend has it that after much squabbling over which prominent woman should be the first to grace a US stamp, Mrs. Washington -- the first first lady -- evoked the least controversy.

Here are another US Postage Stamps
(source: http://www.vwoa.org/SBStamps.htm)




1983 US Stamp honoring American inventors including Charles Steinmetz, Edwin Armstrong, Philo T. Farnsworth, and Nikola Tesla


America has never honored Marconi on a postage stamp, but it has showcased his actual invention in this 1973 stamp part of the "Progress in Electronics" series.


1965 US stamp honoring the centenary of the International Telecommunications Union

US Postage Stamp - World Stamps Pictures
DeForest's Audion was also part of the 1973 "Progress in Electronics" series

US Postage Stamp - World Stamps Pictures
1958 US stamp honoring the centennial of the Atlantic Cable.


US Postage Stamp - World Stamps Pictures
1967 US stamp honoring the 25th anniversary of the Voice of America

US Postage Stamp - World Stamps Pictures
US stamp honoring Herbert Hoover, President of the United States and Honorary President of the VWOA

US Postage Stamp

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German Rare Postage Stamps - Vineta Provisional

German Rare Postage Stamps - Vineta Provisional
German Rare Postage Stamps - Vineta Provisional - Germania stamp from the 1900 issue

Germania stamps are definitive stamps that were issued by the German Empire and the Weimar Republic between 1900 and 1922, depicting Germania. They represent the longest running series in German philately and are in their many variations and derivations an essential part of German philatelic collections.

The Vineta Provisional (German: Vineta-Provisorium) is a German stamp made on April 13, 1901 on board the cruiser SMS Vineta. As the postal officer had not been supplied with 3 Pfennig Germania stamps, he bisected his 5 Pfennig stamps (Michel nummer 55) of the series and stamped them by hand with a "3 PF" mark. Mail with the Vineta provisional stamp was sent from Pernambuco to Germany on April 17, 1901. Only 600 stamps were issued making the provisional one of the rarer stamps in German philately.

Country of production : German Empire
Date of production : 13 April, 1901
Nature of rarity : Bisect with overprint
Estimated existence : 600
Face value : 3 Pfennig

Other German Stamps:

German Rare Postage Stamps
1905 Germania stamp, issued in China

German Rare Postage Stamps
Use of Germania stamp in Bavaria, 1919

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World Stamps - 1931 Yorktown Commemorative Postage Stamp

World Stamps - 1931 Yorktown Commemorative Postage Stamp

A two cent stamp issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown was first issued October 19, 1931. These beautiful commemorative stamps were place on sale at the post offices in Yorktown, Virginia and Wethersfield, Connecticut. At the time of "First Day of Issue" stamp collectors could send up to 10 addressed letters for first day of issue cancellation. The Yorktown stamps were placed on sale elsewhere, October 20, 1931.

Why Wethersfield, Connecticut and Yorktown, Virginia? Wethersfield was the home of Silas Deane. Deane did more than anyone else to enlist the aid of France in the cause of the American Revolution. The town was also the place where plans for the battle of Yorktown were made by General George Washington and others who participated in the battle.

Yorktown Commemorative Postage Stamp are rectangular in shape and printed in two colors. The background being red and the three portraits composing the central design in black. In a horizontal line across the top of the stamp are the words "United States Postage" in small letters. Directly below on a white ribbon panel in red lettering is the word "Yorktown" in the center with the dates on either side, "1781" at the left and "1931" on the right. At the base of the stamp in a small panel with curled scrolls at either end is the word "Cents" in white letters. In each lower corner in a small panel is the numeral "2" in white.

Extending across the center of the stamp are three ovals, which are the images of Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Rochambeau, George Washington and Francois Joseph Paul Compte de De Grasse.

The battle of Yorktown was certainly a turning point in the American Revolution. Like the Polish Count Casimir Pulaski's 2 Cent U.S. Commemorative Stamp which honors the Polish contribution to the American Revolution, the Yorktown stamp honors the French contribution.

Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?1931-Yorktown-Commemorative-Postage-Stamp&id=858063
World Stamps - 1931 Yorktown Commemorative Postage Stamp
World Stamps - 1931 Yorktown Commemorative Postage Stamp

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Michael Jackson Commemorative Postage Stamps

Michael Jackson Commemorative Postage StampsMichael Jackson Commemorative Postage Stamps
Michael Jackson Commemorative Postage Stamps


The stamp collecting world mourns the passing of pop icon and music legend, Michael Jackson. Jackson, 50, died of cardiac arrest at his home in West Los Angeles. Jackson has appeared on the stamps of many countries around the world and was a popular topical subject.

Michael Jackson Commemorative Postage Stamps

In her book, Michael Jackson (1993), author Lisa D. Campbell writes,"In the spring of 1986, the British Virgin Islands announced plans to release postage stamps featuring Michael Jackson. Shortly before their release, in fact after a few hundred sets were already printed, the stamps were canceled due to regulations stating that stamps bearing the likeness of living persons must be members of the the Royal Family, not the Jackson family. Stamps with Michael's likeness were subsequently issued, however by a Caribbean Island, St. Vincent."
Michael Jackson Commemorative Postage Stamps
Michael Jackson Wallpaper of Stamps
Michael Jackson Wallpaper of Stamps

Michael Jackson Commemorative Postage Stamps
Michael Jackson Commemorative Postage Stamps

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A postage stamp is adhesive paper evidence of a fee paid for postal services. Usually a small rectangle attached to an envelope, the stamp signifies the person sending it has fully or partly paid for delivery. The study of postage stamps is philately. Stamp collecting is the hobby of collecting stamps. Source: Wikipedia.