Tuvalu post issued a set of stamps to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.
Vietnam post issued a very colourful set year of the Horse stamps. Horses are one of the animals that have been tamed for a long time to serve for human’s daily life.
Horses are one of the 12 designations in the oriental culture and one of the 12 Sagittarius Zodiac in the western culture. Horses are the symbol of wealth, success, loyalty, pride and freedom (with the image of raising hooves and shouting).
The Year of the Horse begins on 31st January 2014 and lasts until 18th February 2015. People born in the Year of the Horse are generally very popular. They may be considered restless, but always radiate geniality.
Croatian post Mostar issued Christmas 2013 stamps to celebrate the upcoming festival. The mystery of Christmas is the Mystery of God who became the Man. God bends toward man, tailor-made man in order to make him resemble to Him, that man would become a child of God and heir of heaven.
Christ’s birth is the culmination of God’s love and part of His plan for our salvation. It is a miracle that God has given us, the miracle that will never be surpassed. And this year Christmas wishes to lay this beautiful gospel in our hearts.
Year of the horse stamps issued by Philippines post. The stamps features Stylized head of horse and Stylized horse. Year of the horse 2014 is Wooden Horse because Wood (tree) is connected to the colour Green.
Chinese Astrology uses one’s birthday and birth time to predict their fortune. The astrological birth chart is built by the Chinese Astrology Calendar, which is a combination counting system of Yin-Yang, Five Elements and 12 animals. The Five Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The twelve animals are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig.
Philippines post issued a set of four Christmas 2013 stamps to commemorate upcoming festival. The stamps depicts the Paintings by A.M.F. P.A. artists viz Jovy Sasutona, Amado Binuag Dulnuan and Bernard Pesigan-Christmas at the lake.
Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night.
Hongkong Post issues a set of four stamps on the theme of “Our Legislative Council”, with a view to enhancing the public’s understanding of LegCo.
Under the Basic Law, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) is vested with legislative power and the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) is the legislature of the HKSAR. The functions of LegCo include enacting laws, examining and approving public expenditure, and monitoring the Government’s performance.
To welcome in 2014, the year of the horse, Taiwan Post issued a set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the upcoming year’s animal sign. The vividly depicted striding and galloping horses convey a sense of New Year’s festiveness and auspiciousness.
The pastel yellow background and magical clouds provide the perfect backdrop for the vigorous horses. The images symbolize the youthful vitality of the year of the horse, and a coming year of steady good fortune.
Russia post issued a set of four postage stamps featuring History of the Russian police Uniform.
On June 7, 1718 Emperor Peter the Great by his decree established The Chief Police Office in Saint Petersburg. A special uniform for police officers was introduced a year later. The armament included halberds, partisans, swords and fusils with bayonets.
Since then the police uniform has undergone a number of upgrade and innovations. The latest uniform for Russia’s police officers was presented in February 2012.
Liechtenstein post issued a postage stamp of Chinese Signs of the Zodiac seeking to draw special attention to the friendly relations between the Principality of Liechtenstein and the People’s Republic of China.
The focus this year is on the sign of the Zodiac for the coming Chinese year: the “Year of the Horse”. 2014 is Year of the Horse and it will arrive on January 31, 2014.
Bicycle touring has taken Taiwan by storm in recent years. By combining scenic areas and local specialities into a network of tourism spots, bike paths are excellent leisure and day-tripping options.
To promote green leisure activities, Taiwan Post has issued a set of four stamps each with an adjacent tag featuring signature bike paths Taiwan.
1. Xindian River Bike Path in New Taipei City (NT$5): At 15 kilometers in length, the bike path travels along Xindian River, with the Bitan Scenic Area as the starting point, and ends at Hekou Jingguan Riverside Park in Jiangzicui.