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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

Hi..............
This is last post of the year 2011. This year was really wonderful in all aspect. Especially I got new job in Dubai. I am really happy that I got so many things from my new friends and readers. Hope this relation will be in continued in New year 2012.

I wish my all Philatelic Friends, Readers, and Bloggers.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Out for Vacation

Dear Friends, Readers & Philatelist
I will be out for vacation untill 16th Dec 2011, Therefore my blog will on hold.
I will responce all swap deals after I come back.
Thanks for the co operation.
Kind Regards
Ganesh

Monday, November 14, 2011

Slovenia : 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Stamps

Slovenian sportswomen and sportsmen to attend the Winter Olympics since their beginning. For the first ESL, which were in Chamonix (France) in 1924, be noted that we did not have the official status of the Olympic Games, but the competition called the International week of winter sports. Attended by over 258 athletes, including 247 men and 11 women competed in 16 disciplines. A year later, the IOC decided that international competition regarded as the first ESL and that every four years in addition to organizing the annual Winter Olympic Games.

Such were the Olympic Games with the exception of periods of world wars regularly organized every four years up to the ESL in Albertville (France) in 1992. Exceptionally, they were following – XVII. ESL – already two years in Lillehamerju Norway. Then the four-year cycle to continue again this year XXI. ESL, which will be in the Canadian Vancouver.
Winter Olympic Games have so far been mostly in the U.S. – four times, three times the host France, where two were in Austria, Italy, Norway, Switzerland and Japan, where once in Germany, Yugoslavia and Canada.
The first medal, and this silver is the color of the former Yugoslavia at the XIV. ESL in Sarajevo in 1984 in giant slalom, Jure Franko won. Four years later, Matthew Calgary in the Canadian Council reiterated Juretov success by winning silver medals in giant slalom. The remaining medals for the color of the former countries have contributed Miran Tepeš, Matjaž Zupan, Primoz Ulaga and Matjaz Debelak by winning silver medals in team jumping, and once again Matjaz Debelak, who is on a 90-meter hill won the bronze medal.

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Zealand : 2004 World's First Action replay Stamps

Four of New Zealand's finest Olympians relived their gold-medal winning moments in by New Zealand Post's official unveiling of the world's first 'action replay' stamps. The denominations are: 45c - John Walker; 90c - Yvette Williams; $1.50 - Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald; $2.00 - Peter Snell.


John Walker, Montreal 31 July 1976 - 45c:

At 300 meters from home and the American Rick Wohlhuter loomed dangerously on Walker's outside shoulder. He couldn't wait any later. He had to go. Walker took off. With 300 metres to go he burst into the lead. The Belgian Ivo Vandamme come at him from the outside, but Walker lunged at the line with all his strength, flinging his arms in the air…

Yvette Williams, Helsinki 23 July 1952 - 90c:

Time came for her fourth jump of the day. She was tired after the long cold waits between each jump. The Olympic record had been broken eight times already. She stepped up to her mark. Knowing this was it. Her event. Her moment. She took off from her mark, sprinting at the pit like never before…

Ian Ferguson & Paul MacDonald, Seoul 30 September 1988 - $1.50:

East Germany, Poland and Hungary closed in. All were capable of winning but it was the final burst of the Russians that was the real heart stopper. The Soviets attacked. But the Kiwis countered, calling on all their strength and experience....Russia, New Zealand....New Zealand, Russia...

Peter Snell, Rome 2 September 1960 - $2.00:

At the 100 metre mark Snell's plan was to make the move. Snell didn't have it in him. Moens had the lead. Moens kept looking over his shoulder to his right. He didn't see Snell coming at him fast on the inside. Snell was strong. With 10 metres to go he closed his eyes and gave it his all. He threw his whole body forward, and…

The technology behind action stamps:
 
The effect of movement is created through a special printing process called Lenticular. This effect is achieved by two or more images being printed together, or 'inter-laced', into each other. These are printed around the wrong way on the back of a special lens material. Due to the optics in the lens, your eye is forced to see only a very small area of the lens at a certain angle. So, when you tilt the stamp, the images in the stamp appear to move.

FDC :

   

Awesome Stamps of FIFA 2010

Mauritius : 2010 FIFA World Cup SS :


Mauritius : 2010 FIFA World Cup FDC :



Bahrain : Stamps 2010 FIFA World Cup





Thursday, November 10, 2011

Indonesia : 2008 Beijing Olympic Souvenir Sheet

 
Much awaited Souvenir Sheet of Indonesian 2008 Beijing Olympic.

Monday, November 7, 2011

FIFA World Cup : Bahrain FDC Collection

FIFA World Cup 1998 : France


FIFA World Cup 1998 : Korea Japan


FIFA World Cup 1998 : South Africa



Sunday, November 6, 2011

Save Tigers, Save Our National Heritage.........

The Bengal Tiger is generally found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. This is the biggest subspecies of Tigers in the world.  Bengal tigers are on the edge of extinction, but if we try spread, share about them, we still have a chance to save them. And this is my first blog in the series to tribute to mission Save Tigers. The Bengal tiger’s populations estimated at 1,411 in India, 200 in Bangladesh, 155 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan.


Only 1411 are left save them in India. Save our National Animal, Save our National Heritage………


Basics and Physical Characteristics
The total length for the male Bengal Tiger is of 270-310 cm and those of the females is of 240–265 cm, The average weight of a Bengal Tiger is 221.2 kg (487.7 lb) for the males and 139.7 kg (308 lb) for the females, also it is found that who inhabit the north of India and Nepal have an average weight of 235 kg (518 lb) for the males and 140 kg (308.6 lb) for the females. The biological info is as below,
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus species: Panthera tigris
Sub species: Panthera tigris tigris



Mutation/Sub Species
Bengal Tigers normally are of same appearance as other species. But a special subspecies exists due to mutation, called as White Tigers. They have dark brown or reddish brown stripes on a white background color, and some are entirely white.Please see the picture aside to know how beautiful are they.
Behaviour and Food
Behaviour of Bengal Tigers is different. They don't live in groups as the Male Tiger is not responsible for growing the offspring.Tigers mark their territory by spraying urine on a branch or leaves or bark of a tree which leaves a particular scent behind. This is also useful to attract the opposite sex.
Bengal tigers are  obligate carnivores, it means that they have a diet of strictly meat. Bengal tigers eat a variety of animals found deer (sambar, chital, barasingha, hog deer and muntjac), wild boars, water buffalo, gaur, nilgai antelope.


Tiger Kill Count
According to Wikipedia following is the chart of Tigers killed in last two decade.
Year Tigers known to be killed
1994     95
1995    121
1996    52
1997    88
1998    44
1999    81
2000    53
2001    72
2002    43
2003    35
2004    34
2005    43
2006    37
2007    27




Official Website of Save Tiger Mission : http://www.saveourtigers.com/
For your views and suggestion, Please write me : olympic125@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Diwali

I WISH ALL MY FRIENDS, PHILATELISTS, WELL-WISHERS, READERS, BLOGGERS AND ONE AND ALL A VERY HAPPY DIWALI.
Happy Diwali
दीपावली की शुभकामनाएं
शुभ दीपावली /दिवाळीच्या शुभेच्छा
தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்
ദീപാവലി ആശംസകള്
ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು
దీపావళి శుభాకా౦క్షలు

 
Deepavali (also: Depawali, Dipavali, Dewali, Diwali, Divali, Dipotsavi, Dipapratipad ) marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year according to the Lunar Calendar. It literally translated means 'Row of Lights' (from Sanskrit: dipa = lamp / awali = row, line). It celebrates the victory of Goodness over Evil and Light over Darkness - it ushers in the new year. Especially for this event people are cleaning their houses and wear new clothes. Diwali is a 5 day festival as Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Badi (Main) Diwali, Padwa and Bhaiduj. There are many different names for the days of Diwali in different regions of India (South & North India, East & West India) and in the different languages spoken in that regions (i.e. Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi). During Deepavali people pray to Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth, light, prosperity and wisdom, but also to Ganesha, the 'Remover of Obstacles' and the 'Lord of Beginnings'.

Deepavali celebrations take place in many countries in the world. On the first day of the Diwali festival people pray and having a special breakfast made of many different foods. The Hindu Goddess Lakshmi's statue and images are carried through the streets in processions. There are various legends and stories associated with the Diwali festival. The story of Bali, Emergence of Laxmi, Krishna Narakasur Fight, Victory of Rama over Ravana and many more. Dipa Lights (also called Diwali Diyas, Kandils, Ghee Lamps or Parvati Ganesha Lamps) - made of clay, fueled with Oil from Coconuts, Mustard or Ghee (clarified butter), the wick made of cotton wool - are placed outside of houses, on floors and doorways. During Diwali festival, doorways are hung with torans of mango leaves and marigolds. Deepavali Melas are being enjoyed by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains & Buddhists alike. On the day of Deepavali people exchange gifts, bursting firecrackers, lighting fireworks, colourful sparklers & bonfires and having festive meals. Diwali Melas (fairs) are held throughout India and the celebrations abroad. The Indian Festival of Lights takes place after the monsoon season has finished and the weather is nice and pleasant again.

Wishing Happy Diwali to everyone! Deepavali Valthukkal!! Shubh Diwali!!
Diwali starts from Vasubaras which is the 12th day of the 2nd half of the Marathi month Ashvin. This day is celebrated by performing an Aarti of the cow and its calf - which is a symbol of love between mother and her baby.
The next day is Dhana Trayodashi. This day is of special importance for traders and business people. It is also considered an auspicious day for making important purchases, especially metals, including kitchenware and precious metals like silver and gold.
This is followed by Naraka Chaturdashi. On this day people get up early in the morning and take their bath before sunrise while stars are still visible. Bathing is an elaborate process on this day with abundant use of ‘ubtans’, oils and perfumes, and is preceded by an Aarti performed on the person by some lady, usually mother or wife. The whole process is referred to as ‘abhyanga-snaan’.
Then comes Lakshmi- pooja. It occurs on Amavasya i.e. no moon day. The dark night is illuminated by lamps and at dusk firecrackers are burst. New account books are opened after a pooja. Generally the traders do not make any payments on that day (according to their belief Lakshmi should not be given away but must come home). In every household, cash, jewellery and an idol of the goddess Lakshmi is worshipped. Friends, neighbours and relatives are invited over and celebrations are in full swing. The broom used to clean one's house is also worshipped as a symbol of Lakshmi in some places .
Padwa' is the 1st day of the new month – Kartik in the Hindu calendar. It marks the start of Hindu financial year. Its a special day for Husband and wife. The wife puts tilak on her husbands forehead and gets an expensive gift. In recent times there is a growing trend of organising a cultural event called 'Diwali Padwa' early in the morning.
Bhaubeej – it is the time when the bond of love between a brother and sister is further strengthened as the sister asks God for her brother/s' long and successful life while she receives presents from her beloved brothers.

Diwali Postage Stamps!
2008 Indian Diwali Stamp



Canada Post has created two picture postage stamps specifically designed to celebrate the festival of light.  One depicts a beautiful Diwali lotus flower and the other the Diwali candle symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness and the renewal of life. However, these stamps will not be available at retail counters and those wanting it will need to call Canada Post

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beautiful Australian Cover

I have received one more awesome cove from Australia, sent by Robin. This time with 2004 Gold Medalist and 2008 Beijing Olympic stamps on cover, as well as Mint and used stamps for 2000 Sydney Olympics stamps inside the cover. 3 Olympics in a cover………….. Great :)




Ryan Bayley :
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Bayley started competitive cycling in 1997 at fifteen years of age. He is a member of the Albany Cycling Club and employed by the Australian Institute of Sport.
Bayley won gold medals for the Sprint and Team Sprint track cycling events at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
His greatest success as a track cyclist came in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he won gold medals in the sprint and Keirin events.


Anna Meares :
Anna Meares started competitive cycling at the age of 11 in 1994, following her older sister Kerrie Meares into the sport. The family were inspired to take up competitive cycling by Kathy Watt winning a cycling gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. With the family living in the small Queensland coal-mining town of Middlemount, it was more than two hours drive to the nearest cycling track at Mackay for the girls to train.
During the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, she won a gold medal, and set a new world record in the Women's 500 metre time trial of 33.952 seconds. Meares had to beat a new Olympic record set just minutes previously by the reigning World Record holder, Yonghua Jiang of China. (See Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics). The event was abolished from the Olympic program so Meares could not defend her title in 2008.
Meares also won a bronze medal in the Women's 200m Sprint event in Athens.



This commemorative issue for the Beijing Olympics features the three sports of basketball, cycling and gymnastics, events that Australia has representatives in.
Incorporated into the design of the three stamps are the Olympic rings and the number eight. This number is auspicious in Chinese culture and fittingly, the Beijing Games will start at 8.00 pm on the eighth day of the eighth month in the year 2008.
This issue was designed by Hobart-based Lynda Warner who is one of Australia's foremost graphic designers. Lynda has designed other stamps for Australia Post including Outback Services (2001), Australian Antarctic Research (2002) and Aviation in the AAT (2005).

Australia Issued these stamps for 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Commencing with the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games during the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, stamps featuring Australians who have won an Olympic gold medal are issued on the next postal business day after the achievement.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mexico : 2008 Beijing Olympic Stamps (Country#50)




My growing collection of 2008 Beijing Olympic stamps. Untill now I have Stamps and covers from 50 Countries. Still missing almost 100 Countries.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Arab Stamps : 2008 Beijing Olympics

My 2008 Beijing Olympics Collection
Syria :


Tunisia :


Libya :


Morocco :


Jordan :  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Visit to : 2ed Sharjah Arabian Stamp Exhibition 2011






Today visited The second Sharjah Arabian Stamp Exhibition. It will opened at Mega Mall in Sharjah untill 22.10.2011, with the focus this year on the GCC.