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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/
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