Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mongolia - Traditional Costumes 2005

Issued on 20 June 2005
Perforation: 13 1/2 x 13

Blue frame:
200 Mongolian Tögrög - with white and blue costume
200 Mongolian Tögrög - Woman with green and white costume
Green frame:
200 Mongolian Tögrög - Man with stringed instrument
200 Mongolian Tögrög - Woman with red costume
Rose pink frame:
200 Mongolian Tögrög - Man with white and blue costume
200 Mongolian Tögrög - Woman with green costume

Mayotte - Hair Dressings, Elegant Mayotte 2011

Elegant Mayotte:
Issued date: 15 January 2011
General sale: 17 January 2011
Face Value: 4 x 0.58 Euro
Format: 26 x 36 mm
Author: Christine Louze
Circulation: 50,000 units
Date stamp 1st day: Petite Terre
Printing: Offset

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Uzbekistan - Holiday of Spring 2007

Date of issued: 01 March 2007
Designer: A. Zuev
Paper: chalky
Printing process: offset
Perforation: comb 14 : 13 3/4
Size of the stamp: 30 x 42 mm
Size of the Souvenir Sheet: 69 x 90 mm
Printing run: 10.000

Uzbekistani Som - Dancing people

Monday, August 20, 2012

Somalia - Traditional Costumes of Somali Men & Women 1975

Issued on 27 October 1975

Somalia - Folk Dances 1973

Issued: 1973

Folk Dances
Man & Woman
Group Dance
Two Man & Woman

Angola - War of Independence, 30th Anniversary 1991

Issued on 28 February 1991

Machete, 1961
Rifle, 1962-1963
Rifle, 1968
Automatic Rifle, 1972

Friday, August 17, 2012

Kiribati - Military Uniforms 2007

Country / Post: Kiribati
Date of Issue: 20 November 2007
Primary Theme: Military (Military uniforms)
Subject: Military Uniforms
Width: 28.45 mm
Height: 42.58 mm
Number in set: 8 (show set)
Layout/ Format: sheet of 6
Perforations: 14 by 14
Stamp issuing authority: Kiribati Post
Printer: BDT International Printing Ltd

0.25 AUD - Royal Engineers
0.40 AUD - 95th Rifles
0.50 AUD - 24th Regiment of Foot
0.60 AUD - New Zealand Radio
0.75 AUD - 93rd Sutherland
0.90 AUD - Irish Guards
1.00 AUD - Japanese Soldiers
1.50 AUD - United States Marine Corps

North Korea - National Costumes (Period of Ri Dynasty) 2001

Issued on 19 January 2001

0.10 North Korean Won - Trousers & Jacket
0.40 North Korean Won - Vest
0.50 North Korean Won - Magoja
0.70 North Korean Won - Turumagi
1.50 North Korean Won - Wedding Attire

San Marino - Hunting Uniforms 1973

Issued on 7 November 1973

2 Sammarinese Lira - Crossbowman, Domagnano Castle
Sammarinese Lira - Crossbowman, Serravalle Castle
Sammarinese Lira - Crossbowman, Pennarossa Castle
Sammarinese Lira - Drummer, Montegiardino Castle
Sammarinese Lira - Trumpeter, Fiorentino Castle
Sammarinese Lira - Crossbowman, Borgo Maggiore Castle
Sammarinese Lira - Trumpeter, Guaita Castle
Sammarinese Lira - Crossbowman, Faetano Castle
Sammarinese Lira - Crossbowman, Montelupo Castle

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Laos - Women Costumes 2000

Issued on 08 March 2000

Lao Kip 900 - Taidam
Lao Kip 2300 - Yao
Lao Kip 2500 - Meuy
Lao Kip 2700 - Hmong
Lao Kip 2800 - Yao
Lao Kip 3100 - Kor Nukkuy
Lao Kip 3200 - Kor Pouxang
Lao Kip 3500 - Kor
Lao Kip 3900 - Hmong

Laos - Women Costumes 2000

Lao Kip 100 - Kor Loma
Lao Kip 200 - Kor Pchor 
Lao Kip 500 - Nhuan Krom
Lao Kip 2600 - Sila 
Lao Kip 3300 - Yao Lanten
Lao Kip 3400 - Khir

Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyz National Women's Headdress 2012

Date of Issued: 25 February 2012
Paper: chalky
Printing process: offset
Perforation: comb 13
Size of a stamp: 37 x 52 mm.
Size of the Miniature Sheet: 100 x 129 mm.
Miniature Sheet composition: 4 (2 x 2) stamps
Printing run: 4.000 stamps or 1.000 Miniature Sheet.

Kyrgyz National Women's Headdress - Elechek:
16.00 Kyrgyzstani Som
- Southern and South-Western Region (XVIII-XIX)
Kyrgyzstani Som - Northern Region (XVIII-XIX)
Kyrgyzstani Som - Northern Region (XVIII-XIX)
Kyrgyzstani Som - Southern Region (XVIII-XIX)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cuba - Popular Dances 2010

Issued on 29 June 2010
Postal Authority: ECC - Empresa de Correos de Cuba
Title: Popular Dances
Format: 6 stamps + 1 block

10 - Danzon
10 - Mambo
45 - Son
65 - Rumba
75 - Chachacha
85 - Salsa
50 + 50 - Carnaval

Canada - Indians of Canada 1972/ 1973/ 1974/ 1975/ 1976

06 July 1972:
08 Cents - Bufallo Chase, by George Catlin
08 Cents - Plains Indian Artifacts

04 October 1972:
08 Cents - Thunderbird, Assiniboin
08 Cents - Ceremonial Sun Dance Costume

Plains Indians of Canada

21 February 1973:
08 Cents - Algonkian Artifacts
08 Cents - "Micmac Indians"

28 November 1973:
08 Cents - Thunderbird and Belt
08 Cents - Algonkian Man and Woman

Algonkian-speaking Indians of Canada (Malecite, Micmac, Montagnais, Algonquin, and Ojibwa)

16 January 1974:
08 Cents - Nootka Sound, House, Inside
08 Cents - Artifacts

22 February 1974:
08 Cents - Chief Wearing Chilkat Blanket
08 Cents - Thunderbird from Kwakiult House

Pacific Coast Indians of Canada (Haida, Salish, Tsimshian, Chilkat, and Kwakiutl)

04 April 1975:
08 Cents - Montagnais-Naskapi Artifacts
08 Cents - Dance of the Kutcha-Kuthcin
08 Cents - Kutchin Ceremonial Costume
08 Cents - Ojibwa Thunderbird and Naskapi Pattern

Subartic Indians

17 September 1976:
08 Cents - Cornhusk Mask, Artifacts
08 Cents - Iroquoian Encampment, by George Heriot
08 Cents - Iroquoian Thunderbird
08 Cents - Iroquoian Man and Woman
Iroquois (Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, and Tuscarora)

Curacao/ Sint Maarten/ Caribbean Netherlands - The Constitutional Status of the Islands 2010

Technical data:
Date of Issue: 10 October 2010
Issue: The Constitutional Status of the Islands
Designer: Studio La Branda
Face Value: 111 Cent, 164 Cent, 111 Cent
Size of Stamps: 42mm x 35mm
Size of Image: 39mm x 32mm
Perforation of Stamps: 12 3/4 x 13 1/4
Printing: Offset Coated Stamp Paper No Watermark
Printer: Austrian Stateprinters, Viena

The Constitutional Status of the Islands:
It is with great pleasure that Nieuwe Post Nederlandse Antillen N.V. brings you this emission of stamps dedicated to the dismantling of the Netherlands Antilles on October 10th, 2010. From this date, 10-10-10, the islands' constitutional status will be as follows: Curacao and Sint Maarten will be given the same status as the earlier breakway, Aruba (1986): autonomous countries within the Dutch Kingdom, alongside the Netherlands; while Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BES Islands), also known as the 'Caribisch Nederland', will be given a special community status within the Netherlands. Consequently, this would spell the disapperance of the central government of the Netherlands Antilles.

111 Cents - Curacao (Map, Flag and Coat of Arms)
Curacao is an islands in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela. The island territory of Curacao, which includes the main island plus the small, uninhabited island of Klein Curacao ("Little Curacao") was part of the Netherlands Antilles. Its capital is Willemstad and has a land area of 444 square kilometers (171 square miles). As of 1 January 2009, it had a population of 141,766. Papiamentu, a mixture of Duthc, French, Spanish, Portugues and Creole is the native language; however Dutch, English and Spanish is also spoken on the island. Curacao has its own flag and coats of arm.

164 Cents - Sint Maarten (Map, Flag and Coat of Arms)
Situated about 150 miles east of Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten covers 16 square miles of the southern part of the island, an area marked by verdant, rolling hills that languidly rest above mile after mile of beach, salt pond, and lagoon. With an area of 37 square miles, the island of Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin is the smallest land mass in the world to be divided between two governments. Its dual owners are the Dutch and the French, who have shared the tiny and paradisiacal island more or less peacefully for almost 350 years. The island territories of the Netherlands Antilles. As of January 2009 it had a population of 50,300 inhabitants. The languages spoken in Sint Maarten are mainly English, Dutch, Papiamentu and French.

111 Cent - 'Caribisch Nederlands' / Caribbean Netherlands (Map, Flag and Coat of Arms)
The 'Caribisch Nederlands' (=Caribbean Netherlands), consists of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, also called the 'BES eilanden' (BES islands). Dutch, English and Papiamentu are the mainly spoken languages on the islands. On the stamp, at the upper right side, is also a potrait of Queen Beatrix of the Dutch Kingdom. 

Bonaire: Nestled in its western crescent, the island of Klein Bonaire is also part of the Lesser Antilles.
Bonaire and Klein Bonaire have a land area of 288 km (111 square miles) and 6 km (2.3 square miles) respectively. The estimated population was 14,006 inhabitants as of December, 2006 which gives Bonaire a population density of 49 inhabitants per km.

Sint Eustatius: also known to the locals as Statia, is located in the northern, Leeward Islands, portion of the West Indies, southeast of the Virgin Islands. Sint Eustatius is part of the inner arc of the Leeward Island chain, situated to the northwest of Saint Kitts and Nevis and to the southeast of Saba. It has a land area of 21 km (8.1 square miles). In 2004 the population was estimated at 2,498 inhabitants.

Saba: The smallest island of the 'Caribbean Netherlands' consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery (877 m) which is the highest point of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Sana has a land area of 13 km (5 square miles). In 2004 the population was estimated at 1,424 inhabitants.

Netherlands Antilles - Traditional Costumes 2008

India - Tribal Dances 1991

Issued on 30 April 1991
Perforation: 13 1/2 x 13

2.50 Rupees - Valar
Vallar is a tribal dance and is famous amongst Sirohi, Aabu, Pali tribals. This is also known in relation to ghumra. When ladies perform this dance there is no back ground music but when males come for it they have drum beats of dhol .Dhol is played in many different rhythms.
4.00 Rupees - Kayang
The Kayang Mala dance is one of the most popular dance in Himachal. In this, the dancers are dressed in their traditional finery, weave their arms together to form a sort of a criss cross pattern in order to appear like beads in a woven garland. They drink chhang (a rice brew) before this dance.

5.00 Rupees - Hozagiri
Hozagiri Dance is performed by the people of Reang Community of the state of Tripura. This community is believed to have migrated to Tripura in the mid fifteenth century from somewhere in the hill tracts of Chittagong. The Hozagiri Dance is quite different from other dance forms of the region. The theme of the dance is nearly the same as of that of other tribes. The Hozagiri Dancers practice various kinds of acrobatic skills. They stand on an earthen pitcher and put a bottle with a lighted lamp on it on their head and dance on the rhythm of the music.
6.50 Rupees - Velakali
Velakali is a ritual art (dance) of Kerala a small state in south India, mainly performed at temples in the festival time. The performers, clad in the traditional clothes and colourful headgear of the medieval Nair soldiers, engage in vigorous movements and dexterous sword play, to the accompaniment of an orchestra comprising the maddalam, ilathalam, kombu and kuzhal. Velakali originated in Ambalappuzha where Mathoor Panicker, chief of the Chempakasserri army, promoted it to boost the martial spirit of the people. The dance form is a regular feature of the annual festivities at the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna temple in Alappuzha district.

Saint Kitts - Carnival Clowns 1987

Monday, August 13, 2012

Malaysia - Traditional Livelihood 2012

Technical Details:
Date of Issue : 21 June 2012
Stamp Value : 60 Cents, 80 Cents (setenent) & RM1 (setenent)
Sheet Content : 20 Stamps
Perforation 14
Paper : SPM Phosphor Coat
Designer : Peter Chuah, Orient Communications
Printing Process : Lithography
Printer : National Security Printer

0.60 Cents - Penjaja Lemang
0.60 Cents - Penjaja Manisan
0.60 Cents - Tukang Ubat Traditional
0.60 Cents - Penjaja Pasembor
0.60 Cents - Tukang Dobi

0.80 Cents - Tukang Seni Kertas
0.80 Cents - Tukang Tilik
1.00 RM - Penjaja Satay
1.00 RM - Penjaja Nasi Kandar

Traditional traders were are important part in the life of humble communities of bygone days.  Goods were scarce and wants were fewer.   The arrivals of these itinerant hawkers were an event most welcomed and their departures lent a promise of hope for new goods on their next visit.  Though their wares were limited these traders somehow managed to fill the needs of the humble and poor who could not afford to patronize stores run by big trading houses which have more to offer.

Venezuela - Army Day, Military Uniforms 1988

Issued on 20 June 1988
Army Day, Military uniforms: 

2.00 Venezuelan Bolivar - Simon Bolivar in Dress Uniform, 1828
6.00 Venezuelan Bolivar - General in Chief Jose Antonio Paez in Dress Uniform, 1821
7.00 Venezuelan Bolivar - Liberation Portrait of Army Division General, 1810
11.50 Venezuelan Bolivar - Brigadier General, 1820
12.00 Venezuelan Bolivar - Artillery Corpsman, 1836
12.00 Venezuelan Bolivar - Alferez Regiment Parade Uniform, 1988
11.50 Venezuelan Bolivar - Division General No. 1 Dress Uniform, 1988
7.00 Venezuelan Bolivar - Line Infantry Cristobal Regiment, 1820
6.00 Venezuelan Bolivar - Promenade Infantry, 1820 
2.00 Venezuelan Bolivar - Light Cavalry, 1820

United Arab Emirates - Traditional Women's Clothing 2004

Country/ Post: United Arab Emirates
Date of Issue: 29 December 2004
Primary theme: Mankind (Clothes & costumes), Mankind (Women) 
Width: 30.0 mm
Height: 40.0 mm
Number in set: 6 (show set)
Layout/Format: sheet of 50
Perforations: 14 by 14
Stamp issuing authority: Emirates Post
Printer: OESD Printing Press - Austria

0.50 AED - Drawers (The Traditional Fashions of UAE Women - Al Serwal)
1.25 AED - Robe (The Traditional Fashions of UAE Women - Al Thob)
1.75 AED - Gown (The Traditional Fashions of UAE Women - Al Abaiah)
2.25 AED - Jalabia (The Traditional Fashions of UAE Women - Al Kandoura)
2.75 AED - Scarf (The Traditional Fashions of UAE Women - Al Shailah)
3.75 AED - Yashmak (The Traditional Fashions of UAE Women - Al Burga)

United Arab Emirates - Henna 1998

Issued on 09 September 1998
Henna, various designs painted on hands.