Saturday, December 31, 2011

France - Laces 2011

Issue date: 10 October 2011
Format: 105 x 71.5 mm
Printing technique: Offset
Issuer: Patte & Besset
Theme : Art

Lace alive! This is the crazy bet has done Post to design stamps in four blocks of real lace. Four blocks that highlight the immense richness and diversity of regional know-how.

Each block contains a stamp which is affixed a piece of real lace industry of a different type. Lace is hot-glued in a process for depositing the adhesive only on the lace, which heated, making the complex lace / very strong paper. The cutting is then done by hand using a pastry cutter or scissors. This complex lace / paper is then pasted on the stamp. Small feat: the sign phi is drawn in the lace of 3 stamps (Chantilly, Alencon and Calais). To you to find it!

Chantilly lace evokes haute couture with its transparent side, sensual, ethereal. Inspired often floral, black is the color of choice. The round holes superimposed on the block refer to the boxes that guide drilled weaving lace.

After a needle technique, punctuated by delicate floral motifs and elaborately pierced, it is recognized Alencon lace identified by the embossed designs. The white highlights its subtlety and freshness. The bottom block contains an air mesh honeycomb so typical of this lace. In 2010, Alencon lace has been included in intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

In this type of lace, geometric patterns are preferred, as here on the stamp which contains this delicate diamond partitioned. In general, the off-white but also black, are dominant in natural materials such as linen or cotton for the Puy lace. The time for producing mechanical fashion and decor strips of lace refined. The block diagram on the left recalls the basic principle of crossing time is respected in the mechanical process.

Belarus - Belarusian National Clothes 2011

Belarusian National Clothes:
On October 11, 2011 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the republic of Belarus will issue 2 stamps "Costume of Malorita region" and "Costume of Kalinkovichi region" from the series "Belarusian national clothes".

Designer: Tamara Stasevich.
Printing: offset.
Colour: multicolored.
Paper: chalk-surfaced.
Perforation: comb 133/4: 131/2.
Size of the stamps: 26x37 mm.
Sheet composition: 8 stamps and 1 coupon.
Size of the sheet: 104x138 mm.
Print quantity: 64.000 stamps.

A sheetlet is also issued:
Sheetlet composition: 8 (4 sets) stamps and 1 coupon.
Perforation: comb 133/4: 131/2.
Size of the sheet: 104x138 mm.
Print quality: 10 000.

Costume of Malorita region - Letter "H" is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
Costume of Kalinkovichi region - Letter "P" is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Spain - Moda Espanola, Elio Berhanyer 2011

Spanish Fashion - Elio Berhanyer
Issue date: 20/10/2011
Stamping: Gravure with micro-relief
Paper: Phosphorescent, gummed, chalk coated paper
Perforated: 13 ¼ (horizontal) y 12 ¾ (vertical)
Size of the Stamps: 28.8 x 49.8 mm. (vertical)
Size of Mini Sheet: 105,6 x 150 mm. (vertical)
Face value of the stamps €0.80
Edition: 280.000

A souvenir sheet consisting of four stamps, which reproduce various models of Spanish fashion designer Elio Berhanyer illustrate Spanish Fashion Series 2011.

Berenguer Elio Ubeda, better known in the world of fashion as Berhanyer Elio was born in Cordoba in 1929. At 17 he moved to Madrid starting a self-taught in fashion design. In 1956 he began working as a designer and in 1960 opened his own haute couture shop. Soon his name became famous internationally and that year won the award for best designer, awarded by the Cadillac House, the United States. Between 1960 and 1970 presented his couture collections by the world's major gateways and actresses like Ava Gardner, the Countess of Romanones, Queen Sofia and the Infanta Pilar have worn some of their models.

Elio has been one of the first designers to create, in 1969, a line of accessories, perfumes and accessories. Classic style, elegant and sophisticated, from 1969 began to combine haute couture with ready-to-wear, presenting the first collection of this line in 1973. At that time he won the competition to standardize Iberia flight attendants in 1982 designed the stewardess of the World Cup and, years later, the staff of the Feria de Madrid (IFEMA). Throughout his career he has received the most prestigious awards in fashion.

The stamps reproduce: Long dress party, made of black rayon taffeta with bright white, strapless neckline and horizontal flying. Serve with a wide band at the waist. Year 1970.

Suit consists of dress and short jacket in white cotton double sided, printed in green and navy blue horizontal stripes draw. 1970

Joint dress coat and knee. Wrap double-sided yellow wool, neck and neck with rounded box. The dress is white wool on the body and yellow skirt. 1972.

Party gown, white cotton combined with black polka dots, smaller in the body. Rounded neckline, short sleeves and black band at the waist. Dated between 1968 and 1975.

The costume is part of the collections of the Museum of Costume, Madrid, who has given the images for playback.

Spain - Autonomous Regions 2011

Autonomous Regions/ Communities
Issue date: 03/01/2011
Stamping: Offset
Paper: Self-adhesive, phosphorescent
Size of the Stamps: 35 x 24.5 mm (horizontal)
Sheet size: 166 x 63 mm block (horizontal)
Face value of the stamps Price A (1 stamp = standard letter up to 20 gr, for Spain)
Editional: Unlimited

This card consists of eight stamps Autonomous reproduce, in addition to the Constitutional Court building, flags, and the territory occupied by seven Autonomous Communities. These seals are self-rate A and are designed to national letters of ordinary postage.

Spain's Constitutional Court is an institution whose function is to be the supreme interpreter of the Constitution. It is regulated in the Spanish Constitution of 1978. It is independent of other constitutional bodies and subordinate only to the Constitution and its Charter.

The Statute of Autonomy of the Autonomous City of Ceuta was approved by Parliament by Law 1 / 1995 of March 13. Its flag is white and black ribbons and the center is his shield.

Extremadura was passed the Statute of Autonomy in 1983, but has several subsequent amendments. Its flag has three equal horizontal stripes, in order top to bottom, showing the colors: green, white and black.

As Ceuta, the Autonomous City of Melilla was the Statute of Autonomy through Organic Law 2 / 1995 of March 13. Its flag is light blue with the shield of the city in the center.

The Balearic Islands got their Statute of Autonomy in 1983 but was replaced in 2007. Its flag is based on the traditional landmark or teaches the King of Aragon and blue space features a quartered construction or as a castle.

The Statute of Autonomy of the Community of Madrid was approved on March 1, 1983. Your banner took the crimson red background banner of Castile and the seven stars from the shield symbolize the constellation Ursa Major.

The Community of Castile and Leon also achieved its Statute of Autonomy in 1983 but was renovated in 2007. Under sections 5 and 6 of the Statute of the flag is quartered crosswise. The first and fourth quarters: on a red field a golden castle battlements ... The second and third on a silver, a lion rampant in purple, Lingua, UNAD and armed gules, crowned gold.

Similarly, the Navarre earned his Improvement of the Charter in 1982. Its flag, red, has a shield in the center formed by chains of gold on a red background with a green emerald in the center of union of its eight arms of links and, above them, the Royal Crown, symbol of the ancient kingdom of Navarre.