Europa 2015 - Greenland

Europa 2015 – Greenland

Greenland issued two EUROPA stamps under EUROPA 2015 themed “Old Toys”. The stamps features ‘Pulaartut’, a mind game and wooden figures.

‘Pulaartut’ is a mind game and still today one of the most famous string games in Greenland. One figure has to visit the other without the string being untied.

150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union Thailand

150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union – Thailand

Thailand post issued a postage stamp on 17 May 2015 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union, marking a long and illustrious history at the cutting edge of communication technologies.

ITU was established on 17 May 1865 with the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in Paris to facilitate the transmission of telegraphy across international borders. ITU was initially headquartered in Berne and moved to Geneva in 1948, soon after it became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1947.

150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union - Malaysia

150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union – Malaysia

Malaysia post issued a set of three stamps to mark 150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union.

The 17th of May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union and the day is observed annually as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

HONG KONG 2015 31st Asian International Stamp Exhibition logo

HONG KONG 2015 31st Asian International Stamp Exhibition

HONG KONG 2015 31st Asian International Stamp Exhibition, a major international philatelic event showcasing stamp exhibits from all over the world, will be held from November 20 to 23, 2015, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This is the sixth international stamp exhibition to be held in Hong Kong and the theme for this exhibition is “Shopping and Dinning”.

Renowned as a shopping paradise and a culinary capital, Hong Kong Guarantees a wide array of goods and multifarious international cuisines.

Government Vessels Hongkong

Government Vessels Hongkong

Hongkong Post issues a set of six special stamps on “Government Vessels” to deepen the public’s understanding of government vessels and their service, in view of their significant contribution to helping the government uphold law and order and safeguard public safety

Hong Kong is a thriving port, renowned as one of the busiest in the world. To maintain the efficient operation of the port and provision of other marine services, various government departments maintain their own specialised vessels which are designed to perform a diverse range of duties, including patrolling, inspection and quarantine, water quality control, firefighting and hydrographic works, among others.

Europa 2015 - Vatican

Europa 2015 – Vatican

“Old Toys” is the theme chosen by PostEurop for this year’s Europa 2015 Stamp issues. Toys recall an important time during a child’s growth and development, and are characterized today by a rapid evolution often resulting in trends of a brief or very short duration.

At the same time, some toys have become part of the cultural heritage of society and continue to draw the interest of the young. Examples include toy soldiers and dolls, which have been part of human history since ancient times.

Europa 2015 - Aland

Europa 2015 – Aland

Åland post issued a stamp featuring a spirited, little monkey with a colourful drum, a classic windup toy from the middle of last century, as a part of Europa 2015.

The Europa theme for 2015 is old toys showing culture and history of Europe.

The toy monkey on the stamp belongs to Ålander Marcus Quarnström. Two similar toy monkeys are also in his possession: one, he used to play with as a child; the other belonged to his mother.

Europa 2015 - Slovakia

Europa 2015 – Slovakia

Slovakian post issued a stamp depicting traditional toy, a stool-horse under EUROPA 2015 theme “Old Toys”.

A stool-horse, also called a bežka-horse (runner-horse), used to be a favourite utility wooden folk toy in Slovakia. It is an improved type of rocking horse which enables the child sitting on it to move about freely by moving their feet and pushing against the floor.

The basis of the toy is formed by a little stool made of boards, the legs of which are reinforced by a connecting board. In the lower part of the legs, pivots with wheels are inserted in notches on their sides. In the middle of the seat is an opening that facilitates grasping and carrying of the horse.

SINGAPORE 2015 World Stamp Exhibition

SINGAPORE 2015 World Stamp Exhibition

SINGAPORE 2015 is the 3rd World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Singapore. It is to be held in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th Year of Independence, with the full support and patronage of the Federation lnternationale de Philatelie (FIP) and under the auspices of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP).

Singapore last hosted the World Stamp Exhibition in 1995 and the inaugural World Stamp Championship in 2004. Gathering the experience of both exhibitions and with effort to commemorate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee in 2015, Singapore managed to bid for the hosting rights of this event successfully.

The SINGAPORE 2015 World Stamp Exhibition will take place from 14 – 19 August 2015 at Sands Expo® & Convention Center, Singapore.

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Europa 2015 – Malta

EUROPA 2015 Issue entitled: “Old Toys”. A set of two stamps each depicting traditional toys which were popular in Malta in the past.

PostEurop, the association of European public postal operators, has set the theme “Old Toys” for the EUROPA 2015 stamp competition.

The EUROPA stamp issues encourage cooperation between European postal operators, particularly with regard to the promotion of philately by creating awareness of Europe’s common roots, culture, history and goals.