Saturday, February 21, 2009


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Hongaria - Traditional Costumes 1981

Hongaria - Japanese Paintings 1971

Rumania - Folklore Masks 1969

Folklore Masks:

Issue date: 20 October 1969
Perforation: 13 x 13 1/4
Design: Aida Tasgian-Constantinescu

40 Bani Mask from Branesti issued 2,000,000
55 Bani Mask from Tudora issued 2,000,000
1.55 Lei Mask from Birsesti issued 2,000,000
1.75 Lei Mask from Rudaria issued 300,000

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Isle of Man - Interceltique 2008

Isle of Man stamp issue depicting Celtic nations

On 12 May 2008, the postal administration of the Isle of Man will issue a set of eight postage stamps showing the flags of the Celtic nations, presented as follows:
"This set of stamps celebrates the links between the Isle of Man and other Celtic nations: Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Ireland, Asturias and Galicia. Each stamp features the native language of our fellow Celts. The Europa theme for 2008 is letter writing."
The eight stamps are available in a sheet showing the following flags (the names are given as shown on the stamps, with the English equivalent placed between brackets):
  • Top row, from left to right:
  • 20 p: Kernow (Cornwall) - Black flag with white cross
  • 30 p: Mannin (Isle of Man) - Red flag with the three-legged emblem
  • 31 p: Alba (Scotland) - Blue flag with a white saltire
  • 48 p: Breizh (Brittany) - Horizontally divided black-white, nine stripes, a white canton charged with 11 ermine spots, 4 + 3 + 4
  • Bottom row, from left to right:
  • 50 p: Éire (Ireland) - Vertically divided green-white-orange flag
  • 56 p: Asturies (Asturias) - Light blue flag with a yellow cross trefly bearing the yellow Greek letters "alpha" and "omega"
  • 72 p: Cymru (Wales) - Vertically divided white-green flag with a red dragon
  • £1.13: Galicia - White flag with a blue descending diagonal stripe
The stamps are square. On the bottom of the each stamp is written "INTERCELTIQUE - X", "X" being the place name. There is a motto in smaller characters above, overlapping the lower part of the flag, written in the language matching the flag:
  • Cornwall: "Den heb tavas a-gollas a dyr" ("A man without a language has lost his land", which should be "Den heb tavas a gollas y dyr" according to the Cornwall24 Discussion Board)
  • Isle of Man: "Gyn chengey, gyn cheer" (sometimes written with "ç" instead of "c", "No language, no country", the motto of the Manx Language Society "Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh", founded in 1899)
  • Scotland: "Tìr gun teanga, tìr gun anam" ("A country without language, a country without a soul")
  • Brittany: "Hep brezhoneg, Breizh ebet" ("Without Breton [language], no Brittany")
  • Ireland: "Tìr gan teanga, tìr gan anam" ("A country without language, a country without a soul")
  • Asturias: "Un país que desanicia la so llingua pierde l'alma" ("A country that abandons its language losts its soul")
  • Wales: "Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon" ("A nation without a language is a nation without a heart.")
  • Galicia: "Unha terra, un povo e unha fala" ("One land, one people, one language").

Isle of Man - The Vikings on the Isle of Man 2008

Technical Details:
Issued: 18th February 2008
Designer: Victor Ambrus and Kcreative
Printed by: BDT International Security Printers, Dublin
Print Process: Offset Lithography
Sheet Format: 25 (5 by 5)
Stamp Size: 36mm x 36mm
Perforations: 13.5

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Iran - Traditional Costumes 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982

Can you help me to find my lose stamp (1980 issued)


1977 Gilani

In contrast to the shorter skirts of the Ghoochani's, the traditional Gilani dresses tend to be floor-length. The Gilan province, with a population of nearly 2 million extends from the Caucasus in the northwest of Iran to the western edge of Mazandaran. It is bordered on the west by Ardebil province and the Zanjan province in the south. The capital of Gilan capital is the city of Rasht. This region tends to experience more humid and hot temperature given the mountains surrounding the area. A very distinct trend in the Gilani skirts are the traditional black and white stripes across the bottom of the skirt. Lighter solid shirt and vest are also worn and the head scarves tend to be airy and accompanied by fringes. Men's traditional outfits consist of loose trousers and shirts tied at the waist with a wide cotton belt. Cylindar-like hats may be worn with the outfit as shown in this 1977 photo from a stamp collection depicting the traditional Gilani outfits.

1978 Mazandarani

One of the most interesting traditional dresses is the Mazandarani dress. The Mazandaran region lies to the north of Iran, in the area of the Caspian Sea, north of Tehran. The region is filled with farmlands and engages in agriculture. The costume of Mazandaran consists of trousers and dress, like most regional dress. The distinguishing feature in the Mazandarani dress, for women, is the skirt. It is usually much shorter and much fuller than the usual traditional outfits. Depending on the occasion and the time of year, the skirts can get quite short, and be likened to puffy mini-skirts. For men, generally a cotton shirt that is simpe can be worn with trousers that are similar to hunting trousers. Shoes, socks or boots are often worn high below the knee. Nomadic hats, made from sheep's hair or the like is also very common among the Mazandarani village fashions. Different sample styles, including the 1978 honorary stamps are shown here to depict sample Mazandarani dress.

1981 Lori

The dress of the people from Lorestan is very distinct and ornamental. The Lori dress tends to have hand-sewn designs such as paisley and flowers on the sleeve ends and rims of jackets and trousers. The head gear for the Lori people is a rounded look and is achieved by wrapping a large scarf not just on the head but all around the shoulders and neck as well. There is then also an additional cloth that hangs down from the top of the head. In this sample outfit we see the distinct decorations on the edges of the clothes, including the traditional long vest, worn over the dress and trousers. The vest has shorter sleeves, allowing for the dress sleeves to come through. The trousers also have the trade mark stripe designs at the hem. Women's outfits usually use brighter, more feminine colors such as light green, blue, pink and red with flower or rainbow-like patterns. The men's clothes tend to use solid browns, and grays using very little pattern. The overcoats and vests are long and baggy. Hats may be worn as shown in the picture below which is taken from a 1981 stamp commemorating the traditional Iranian fashions. 

Rumania - Folk Dances 1977

Slovakia - Folklore Festival 1997

Finland - Traditional Costumes 1972

Georgia - National Costumes 2002

Azerbaijan - Traditional Costumes 2004

Armenia - Traditional Costumes 1998, 1999, 2001, 2006

Can you help me to find my lose stamp (2006 Issued)

Bosnia Herzegovina - Traditional Costumes 1996

Yugoslavia - Traditional Costumes 1986

National Costumes:

50 - National Costumes, Slovenia
50 - National Costumes, Volvodine
50 - National Costumes, Croatia
50 - National Costumes, Macedonia
50 - National Costumes, Serbia
50 - National Costumes, Montenegro
50 - National Costumes, Kosovo
50 - National Costumes, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Macedonia - Traditional Costumes 2001

Latvia - Traditional Costumes 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Niger - Traditional Costumes 1963 (Deluxe Sheet)

Nigeria - Traditional Dances 1992

Nigeria - Traditional Costumes 1989

Central Africa - Traditional Dances 1971

Mozambique - Traditional Costumes 1995

Ghana - Dance Costumes 1984

Tanzania - Historical African Costumes 1993

Technical Details:
Date of Issue: 30 December 1993
Size: 30 mm x 42 mm
Perforation:comb12 x 12½
Printing: Offset Lithography
Colors: Multicolour

20 Tanzanian Shilling - Berts Style
40 Tanzanian Shilling - Galla Style
50 Tanzanian Shilling - Guinean Style
70 Tanzanian Shilling - Goloff Style
100 Tanzanian Shilling - Peul Style
150 Tanzanian Shilling - Abyssinian Style
200 Tanzanian Shilling - Pahuin Style
350 Tanzanian Shilling - Zulu Style

Kazakhstan - Traditional Costumes 2001

Kyrgyzstan - Traditional Costumes 1995

Mongolia - Ballet 1989

South West Africa - Hair & Head 1984

South West Africa - Hair & Head 1982

South West Africa - Bushmen 1978

Transkei, South Africa - Xhosa Culture 1979

South Africa - Workers of South Africa 1999

Friday, February 13, 2009

South Korea - Masks, Joint Issued with Hong Kong 2008

A set of special stamps on the theme of "Hong Kong, China – Republic of Korea Joint Issue on Masks".

Staged folk dance is a unique performance genre with a long history. Its themes cover a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from people’s daily activities to myths and legends. While folk dances from different nations display a rich variety of styles because of differences in their historical and cultural backgrounds, they do share some common features. One example is the use of masks to highlight the identity or character of individual dancers. Hongkong Post and Korea Post jointly issue a set of two stamps on "Masks" to showcase the distinct folk dance masks of the two places. This marks the ninth joint stamp issue released by Hongkong Post with other postal administrations.

Mask from Hong Kong, China — Big Head Buddha Mask in Southern Lion Dance

There are different versions of the origin of Big Head Buddha, but most are associated with lions. In the Southern Lion Dance, the first one to appear in the show is the always cheerful Big Head Buddha. A fellow with a palm leaf fan in his hand, the Big Head acts in an amusing way to provoke the lion to perform a series of agile manoeuvres, enhancing the joyous festive mood. The Big Head also plays funny tricks on the lion to induce it to "Cai Qing" (Pick the Greens) or "Po Zhen" (Smash the Battle Line), a symbol of bringing "good luck" and "bumper crops" to all households.

Mask from Republic of Korea — Chwibari Mask of Bongsan Mask Dance Drama

The Bongsan Mask Dance Drama, designated the "Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 17 of Korea", is steeped in realism. Each mask used in a performance reveals the occupation and social status of a character. Through delightfully nimble movements and humorous presentation, the dancers satirise social ills or express the concerns and frustrations of ordinary people. Their performance gives the audience an opportunity to temporarily take their minds off their worries. The most famous folk dance form in Korea, the Bongsan Mask Dance Drama is frequently staged at home and abroad during seasonal festivals and celebrations for good harvests or marvellous feats, as well as ceremonies to welcome visiting dignitaries.

With two opposite face silhouettes as the backdrop, the souvenir sheet presents two masks — a Chinese mask of "Big Head Buddha" on the left and a Korean mask of "Bongsan Mask Dance Drama (Chwibari Mask)" on the right. The theme of the stamp issue is shown trilingually in Chinese, Korean and English. The vibrant colours and contrasting patterns add an intensity to the costumed images on the stamps.

South Korea - Philakor, Traditional Dances 2008

India - Fairs of India 2007

India - Traditional Dances, Joint Issued with Cyprus 2006

India - 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India & Japan 2002

India - Indepex 1997