Friday, April 22, 2011

S.M.O.M - Uniform Military 2008


Issue date: November 13, 2008
Values: € 0.60 Nine combined block corresponding to a total € 5.40
Subject: costumes and uniforms of the Knights of Jerusalem from the twelfth to the seventeenth century.
Size: mm. 40 x 48
Perforation: 14
Circulation: twelve thousand complete sets
Sheet: a complete set consists of nine stamps
Printing: offset. I.P.Z.S. SPA - Roma
Paper: fluorescent non-watermarked

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Angola (Portuguese Colony) - Coat of Arms 1963

0.15 Centavos - Vila de Sanza-Pombo
0.20 Centavos - Vila de Santo Antonio do Zaire
0.25 Centavos - Vila de Ambriz
0.40 Centavos - Vila de Ambrizete
0.60 Centavos - Vila de Catete
0.70 Centavos - Vila de Quibaxe
1.00 Escudos - Vila de Maquela do Zombo
1.20 Escudos - Vila de Bembe
1.50 Escudos - Vila de Caxito
1.80 Escudos - Vila do Dondo
2.50 Escudos - Vila de Damba
4.00 Escudos - Povoavao de Cuimba
6.50 Escudos - Vila de Negage
7.00 Escudos - Povoacao de Quitexe
8.00 Escudos - Povoacao de Mucaba
9.00 Escudos - Povoacao de 31 de Janeiro
11.00 Escudos - Povoacao de Nova Caipemba
14.00 Escudos - Vila de Songo
17.00 Escudos - Povoacao de Quimbele
25.00 Escudos - Povoacao de Noqui
35.00 Escudos - Povoacao de Santa Cruz
50.00 Escudos - Vila General Freire

Angola (Portuguese Colony) - Coat of Arms 1962

0.05 Centavos - S.Paulo da Assuncao de Luanda
0.10 Centavos - Vila de Massangano
0.30 Centavos - Vila de Muxima
0.50 Centavos - Cidade de Carmona
1.00 Centavos - E' Portugal Que Revive
1.50 Escudos - Cidade de Malanje
2.00 Escudos - Na'o Faco Mais Porque Na'o Posso
2.50 Escudos - Labor Omnia Vincit
3.00 Escudos - Na'o Perdoei a Fadiga, Despesa ou Aflicao
3.50 Escudos - Cidade de S.Salvador do Congo
5.00 Escudos - Cidade de Luso
7.50 Escudos - Cidade de S.Filipe de Benguela
10.00 Escudos - Cidade do Lobito
12.50 Escudos - Cidade da Gabela
15.00 Escudos - Cidade de Sa' da Bandeira
17.50 Escudos - Cidade de Silva Porto
20.00 Escudos - Cidade de Nova Lisboa
22.50 Escudos - Cidade de Cabinda
30.00 Escudos - Cidade de Serpa Pinto

Mozambique (Portuguese Colony) - Coat of Arms 1961

0.05 Centavos - Descoberta e Soberania Portuguesa
0.15 Centavos - Vila de Chibuto
0.20 Centavos - Cidade de Nampula
0.30 Centavos - Terra da Boa-Gente
0.50 Centavos - Esta Ilha Pequena, Que Habitamos
1.00 Escudos - Vila de Matola
1.50 Escudos - E Aqui Pusemos um Padrao
2.00 Escudos - Vila de Mocuba
2.50 Escudos - Querendo e Que se Vence
3.00 Escudos - Vila Cabral
4.00 Escudos - Vila de Manica
4.50 Escudos - Vila Perry
5.00 Escudos - Vila de S.Tiago de Tete
7.50 Escudos - Porto Amelia
10.00 Escudos - Vila de Chinde
20.00 Escudos - Vila de Joau Belo
50.00 Escudos - Cidade da Beira

Cape Verde (Portuguese Colony) - Coat of Arms 1961

0.05 Centavos - Cidade da Praia
0.15 Centavos - Vila de Nova Sintra
0.20 Centavos - Vila da Ribeira Brava
0.30 Centavos - Vila de Assomadi
1.00 Escudos - Vila do Maio
2.00 Escudos - Labor Omnia Vincit Improbus
2.50 Escudos - Vila de Santa Maria
3.00 Escudos - Vila das Pombas
5.00 Escudos - Vila de Sal-Rei
7.50 Escudos - Vila do Tarrafal
15.00 Escudos - Vila Maria Pia
30.00 Escudos - Cidade de S.Filipe

India (Portuguese Colony) - Coat of Arms 1958

Heraldic Arms of Famous Men:

0.20 réis - D. Vasco da Gama
0.60 réis - Lopo Soares de Albergaria
0.90 réis - D. Francisco de Almeida
1.00 Rupias - Nuno da Cunha
1.00 tangas - Garcia de Noronha
4.00 tangas - D. Afonso de Albuquerque
5.00 tangas - D. Joao de Castro
11.00 tangas - D. Luis de Ataide

Friday, April 8, 2011

Indonesia - Traditional Textiles of Indonesia 2011 (#1)

MS with out Overprint + Perforation

MS with Overprint + Perforation

MS with Overprint + Non Perforation

Technical Details:
Issued on 30 March 2011
Theme: Traditional Textile of Indonesia
Stamp Size: 41.06 x 25.31
Perforation: 12.75 x 13.50
Color: Separation & Invisible Ink
Paper: Tullis Russel
Gum: PVA
Printing Process: Offset
Printer: AMG Security Printing
Designer: De-Er

IDR 2500 - Ulos Hand Woven, North Sumatera
IDR 2500 - Tampan Hand Woven, Lampung
IDR 2500 - Batik Lasem, Central Java
IDR 2500 - Batik Parang Garuda, DI.Yogyakarta
IDR 2500 - Sasirangan Hand Woven, South Kalimantan
IDR 2500 - Iban Hand Woven, East Kalimantan
IDR 2500 - Toraja Hand Woven, South Sulawesi
IDR 2500 - Sumba Hand Woven, East Nusa Tenggara

IDR 5000 - Batik Parang Garuda, DI.Yogyakarta (SS)

Indonesia is the largest archipelago country in the world with more than 17,500 large and small islands scattered along the 4800KM between Asia and Australia. Therefore, Indonesia has the largest diversity of art and culture compared to any part of this world. Every ethnic groups in Indonesia have its own characteristics in their traditional clothing which, of course, they are equipped with traditional unique cloth and being a wonderful cultural heritage.

Kain Tenun (woven cloth) are made with developed warp ikat technique and it is being a characteristics of population in Nusa Tenggarra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi regions and also in some areas in Sumatera; Kain Songket (Songket Cloth) has been growing in most areas in Sumatera, Kain Batik (Batik Cloth) has been attached to the identity of the Javanese; The sulam and embroidery art techniques are widely used in West Sumatera, that eventually spread to other parts of Indonesia, traditional cloth treasure is still thrive in Indonesia until the present day.

Indonesia traditional cloth has a high cultural value, especially from the point of aesthetics, symbolic meaning and has the philosophy that underlies its construction. The diversity and uniqueness of decorative woven cloth clearly reflected in the elemnets associated with the veneration of ancestors and the natural grandeur. Each region has distinctive features in the ornamental range associated with social-cultural function of the area. Within each family or religious rituals, a piece of woven fabric is almost always a very important part.

The history of Batik in Indonesia began to develop in the Sultanate of Mataram XVIII, then in the Sultanate of Yogyakarta and Surakarta era. Batik initially made in the palace to meet the demand for the king and his family and his followers clothing. As many of the king's courtiers lived outside the palace, the art of Batik was brought by them out of the palace and they produced it in their own places. Then, batik that used to be wear only by the royal family, developed into a popular folk clothes. For the Javanese, a piece of batik is not just a piece of cloth for clothing, but it used in some level of life of the royal family members started from a baby was born until the moment they left this world, also in dance, drama, and fashion arts.

Compared to other traditional types of cloth, batik is the most widely received cultural influence from China especially in ornament pattern. Chinese style decorative patterns such as dragon, phoenix, gold kepeng, butterflies, bats, peony flowers, or a clump of bamboo liked the most. The ornament pattern are used mostly in the batik from the coastal area that are along the northern coast of Java island. Lots of Chinese descent who are involved in this industry and become a famous batik businessman.