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At the end of September, I had the pleasure of visiting the Collectors Club in New York. It was a beautiful autumn day as I approached the Club’s five-story brownstone in midtown Manhattan. The building was beautifully redesigned b...
At the end of September, I had the pleasure of visiting the Collectors Club in New York. It was a beautiful autumn day as I approached the Club’s five-story brownstone in midtown Manhattan. The building was beautifully redesigned by architect Stanford White in 1902 and has been the Club’s home since the 1930s. It was […]
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Macau Post will releasing a set of 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year (Year of Horse) ATM postage labels on or about February 2014.No futther information yet.
Macau Post will releasing a set of 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year (Year of Horse) ATM postage labels on or about February 2014.No futther information yet.
about 5 hours ago
Nepal received on 9th October 2013
Nepal received on 9th October 2013
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It's been a long time since I last posted or even looked at my postage stamps. One year perhaps? Have been too busy and tied down with so many other things/engagements that I haven't really had a time to pursue this "hobby" of stamp co...
It's been a long time since I last posted or even looked at my postage stamps. One year perhaps? Have been too busy and tied down with so many other things/engagements that I haven't really had a time to pursue this "hobby" of stamp collecting. Hope to be able to update soon on some of my new acquisitions via Ebay. Hope all stamps collectors out there are having a rolling good time!
about 5 hours ago
Vietnam jungle fowl FDC, posted on September 12, 2013 from Saigon (HCM City) to Taipei with arrival postmarked on October 9, 2013.
Vietnam jungle fowl FDC, posted on September 12, 2013 from Saigon (HCM City) to Taipei with arrival postmarked on October 9, 2013.
about 7 hours ago
Every year 9th October is celebrated as World Post Day , the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Berne, Switzerland. It was decided to be celebrated as World Post Day by the UPU Congress held...
Every year 9th October is celebrated as World Post Day , the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Berne, Switzerland. It was decided to be celebrated as World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969.
about 10 hours ago
Indonesian gastronomy cover, posted on September 26, 2013 from Jakarta Selatan to Taipei with arrival postmarked on October 8, 2013.
Indonesian gastronomy cover, posted on September 26, 2013 from Jakarta Selatan to Taipei with arrival postmarked on October 8, 2013.
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2013 Christmas Issue Date: November 7, 2013Label Type: 56 x 25 mm (Self-adhesive labels)Printer: Netherlands Joh Enschede
2013 Christmas Issue Date: November 7, 2013Label Type: 56 x 25 mm (Self-adhesive labels)Printer: Netherlands Joh Enschede
about 12 hours ago
MARCOPHILEX Issue Date: November 9, 2013Label Type: Self-adhesive labelsPrinter:
MARCOPHILEX Issue Date: November 9, 2013Label Type: Self-adhesive labelsPrinter:
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      Today is World Post Day. On this day letter writing is encouraged and  International Letter week is observed every year in the month of October during World Post Day. Letter Writing Week spans the one-week per...
      Today is World Post Day. On this day letter writing is encouraged and  International Letter week is observed every year in the month of October during World Post Day. Letter Writing Week spans the one-week period that includes 9 October, the anniversary of the inauguration of the UPU.  UPU focuses more on the International letter-writing competition for young people (established 1969) and World Post Day. I am sharing here a special letter written to Malala Yousafzai who is one of hot favourites for Nobel Peace Prize 2013.The award is to be announced on October 11, only two days after 9th of October when this brave young supporter of girl education was shot last year. “I am Malala” the book on the life and struggle of the brave young girl, born on July 12 1997, is also to be launched on October 9. Here is letter to Malala from a student and friend of Malala Yousafzai from Serbia. Dear Malala, I don't even know how to start this letter. I want to tell you so many things. First of all, let me tell you how much I admire you. You're one of the bravest girls I ever met. I’m sure you heard this words like X times, but never mind. I think you're one of your kind. Just a few months ago I didn't know who you were, till I read the news about you being shot by Taliban. It was so terrible news. I'm 17 years old, so we're almost coevals. That’s why I can understand you even better. So, when I heard that news, I was sure you'd die and I felt so discouraged. I thought that one smart and brave girl would die for no reason. Later on, when I heard you had survived, I was very happy. I prayed God for you, my friend, if I can call you that. So, after the accident you had, I started following the news about you. I found out you were a girl from Pakistan, who was fighting for her future and I felt such an admiration. You passed through so many things so far and survived almost every kind of pain. I wish you had a happier life, but never mind. All that struggle made you stronger. One of my favorite quotes is : “What doesn't kill you, make you stronger.”You proved it in practice. You didn't let anyone to prevent you and you’re a real life example that we can fulfill any of our dreams if we only want to. We can even move mountains, cross rivers, fly to the Moon… You proved that a girl can do so many things and you did so many of them. You showed the world who we girls actually are and that our voice is heard and that it must be heard. We’re not a minority, we’re independent enough to pass through life depending on ourselves only. I have always thought education was the most important thing in the life and I’m glad to have found one person who shares my point of view. That is you, Malala. As you said : “One teacher, one student, one book and one pencil can change the world. “ The key to the brighter future is in the knowledge, in books, in words. You showed me some new aspects of life and learnt me that no matter where do we come from, we can succeed and get a good knowledge. Thank you. I can just imagine how hard it was to stand up and express your opinion in front of so many uneducated people, who’re afraid of changes. Fear is the biggest enemy, but you won it. You helped people to realize how they powerful are, how they can give their own contribution to the world’s improvement and change it to better. They must had many wrong prejudices about girl’s place in the world and their rights, their freedom and their chance to get education. Thanks to you, they’re slowly changing that ancient and biased opinion, and although there’re left so many things to be done, you made a huge step, the hardest step-the first step. Well done! Thanks to you I realized how life can be so hard in some parts of the world and I learnt to more appreciate the things God gave me. I realized how lucky I actually were. I had the chance to study and to wide my views every day. Is there anything more valuable? I’m now aware how
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