Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Venezuela - Army Days, Military Uniforms 2011

On June 27 Ipostel has released an issue devoted to commemorating the different uniforms that have been used by the army under Regulation issued by the Liberator. The reasons are:

Military Uniforms:
Libertador Campaign Uniform
Uniform of Major General Patriot
Hú Paez Uniform
Uniform Dragoons Guards
Standard British Hunters
Shooters Guard Uniform
Uniform Battalion Rifles
Clothing Lone Soldier
Honor Guard Uniform Liberator
Uniform Bravos de Apure

This time Ipostel printed Philatelic Information Bulletin No. 01-2011, although the issue date does not match reality and there were also first-day postmark, which is reproduced below.

Day of issue: 24 June 2011
Stamps Value: Bs 0.3 / Bs 0.40 / 1.50 Bs / Bs 6.5 / Bs and Bs 10.00 15.60
Quantity: 50,000 Bs 0.30, 0.40 Bs 75,000, 50,000 Bs 1.50, 6.50 Bs 25,000, 25,000 and 25,000 Bs Bs 10.00 15.60
Stamp size: 45 x35 mm
Presentation: 1 sheet of 10 stamps
Sheet Size: 135 x 210 mm
Leaf value: BS.36, 90
Paper: Coated, scrub, tropical hoisted do
Drilling: 12 Philatelic
First day 3,000 envelopes
Size: 164 × 93 mm
Quantity: 2000
Printing System: Offset
Design gr'fico: Romulo Reyes
Newspapers and Printing: Printers Versilia, C.A.
Coordición General: Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Management Philately - IPOSTEL

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Turks & Caicos Islands - Military Uniforms 1975

Issued on: 26 March 1975
Perforations: 14 1/2

Military Uniforms:
05c - Spanish Captain 1492.
20c - Officer, Royal Artillery, 1783.
25c - Officer, 67th Foot, 1798.
35c - Private, First West India Regiment, 1833.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Australia - Colonial Military Uniforms 1985

Colonial Military Uniforms: 
With a sense of derring-do, the young men of Australia drilled to defend the colonies from potential aggressors during the latter decades of the nineteenth century.  In the main, they were volunteers who proudly donned their colourful uniforms on weekends - returning to the daily rounds of civilian life on Monday mornings.  Scores of colonial regiments were formed throughout the country, five of which are represented here: Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery, Western Australian Pinjarrah Cavalry, New South Wales Lancers, New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan, and Victorian Mounted Rifles. 

The New South Wales Contingent was Australia's first fighting force to serve in an overseas campaign, and this issue of stamps coincides with the centenary of their departure for the Sudan. 

The New South Wales Lancers (then known as the Sydney Light Horse) made its first public appearance in the Sudan Contingent's departure parade.

Technical Details: 
Stamp Designs: Pam Andrews, Australia 
Typography: Sue Titcher, Australia Post Graphic Design Studio 
Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Limited, Melbourne 
Printing Process: PhotolithographyPaper: APWH Stamp Paper 
Stamp Size: 26mm x 37.5mm 
Perforatons: 14 1/2
Issued Sheet Content: 100 stamps (two panes of fifty) with "traffic light" in the gutter.Stamps arranged in se-tenant formatStamp 
Pack Design: Keryn Christos, Australia Post Graphic Design Studio 
Stamp Pack Illustration: "The Embarkation of The Sudan Contingent at Circular Quay, Sydney, 3rd March 1885" by Arthur Collingridge - oil on canvas - reproduced by courtesy of Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Moldova - Traditional Costumes 2012

On April 7, 2012 the post office in Chisinau MD-2012 was issued series of postage stamps "for head coverings and traditional costumes."
Series of postage stamps "for head coverings and traditional costumes" is composed of three stamps and a souvenir sheet and a postage stamp is issued under the Regional Communications Agreement.

Postmark on the nominal value of 85 money is the little corner - cloak traditionally female head.
Postmark on the nominal value of 1.20 lei is the hat (straw) - Head men's traditional cloak.
Postmark on the nominal value of 3 lei is the kerchief - cloak traditionally female head.

The postmark on the souvenir sheet with nominal value of 8.50 lei are the traditional wedding costumes (inc. sec. XX).

Designer: Elena Karachentseva.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kosovo - Traditional Clothes, Elements of Hasi Region Dress 2011

Kosovar Tradition - Element of Has Dress

Issued on 19 October 2011
Nominal Values: EUR 2 (SS), EUR 1, EUR 0.70, EUR 0.50, EUR 0.30
Sheet Mint: 10 postage stamps
Size of Stamp: 27.00mm x 35.00mm
Printing: Offset
Paper: 102 gsm
Printing House: Leoprint
Postage Stamp Designer: K.Zhjeqi, S.Berlajolli, D.Kursani

A characteristic of this dress is the back part of sleeve which is quite wide in both sides of the belt, wherein the decoration of the wooden sleeve is more apparent, including motifs and filled selected colors such as black, violet red or blue.

One would usually keep a white handkerchief on her head, which is drawn on shoulders with some simple and elegant motifs, closely linked with long sleeves shirt, whose motifs are lovely combined with those of handmade wool socks.

Therefore, taking into account the special valus of this dress and the motif that those be maintained, created and inherited by future generations.
Philately of Kosova launches the edition of postage stamps titled "Kosovar Tradition - Element of Has Dress".