Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hungary - Hussars 1978

Issued on: January 1978
Perforations: 11 1/2 x 12 mm

Hungarian Filler 0.40 - Lancer 17th Century
Hungarian Filler 0.60 - Kuruts 1710
Hungarian Forint 1.00 - Baranya 1762
Hungarian Forint 2.00 - Palatine Officer 1809
Hungarian Forint 4.00 - Sandor 1848
Hungarian Forint 6.00 - Trumpeter, 5th Honved Regiment 1900

Malaysia - Legacy Of The Loom 2012

Date of Issued: 12 January 2012
Primary theme: Fine Arts (Textiles)
Subject: Legacy of the Loom
Width: 35.00 mm
Height: 45.00 mm
Denomination: 0.60 Malaysia Ringgit
Perforations: 14 by 14
Stamp issuing authority: POS Malaysia
Printer: Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Ringgit 0.60 - Cindai
Malaysia Ringgit 0.60 - Songket
Malaysia Ringgit 0.60 - Pua Kumbu
Malaysia Ringgit 0.60 - Ci Xiu
Malaysia Ringgit 0.60 - Rangkit
Malaysia Ringgit 3.00 - Legacy Of The Chinese Loom
Malaysia Ringgit 5.00 - Legacy Of The Chinese Loom (Gold Dragon)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

USA - Bicentennial State Flag 1976

Issue Date: February 23, 1976
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 8,720,100 panes of 50
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Multicolored

Issued as part of the ongoing Bicentennial celebration, the 13¢ State Flags pane was a first in U.S. history. This was the first time a pane with 50 face-different stamps was issued. Each state is represented by its official flag, with the stamps arranged on the sheet in the same order each state was admitted into the Union.

The format proved to be popular with collectors, and has been repeated many times since.

The Bicentennial Series
The U.S. Bicentennial was a series of celebrations during the mid-1970s that commemorated the historic events leading to America’s independence from Great Britain. The official events began on April 1, 1975, when the American Freedom Train departed Delaware to begin a 21-month, 25,338-mile tour of the 48 contiguous states. For more than a year, a wave of patriotism swept the nation as elaborate firework displays lit up skies across the U.S., an international fleet of tall-mast sailing ships gathered in New York City and Boston, and Queen Elizabeth made a state visit. The celebration culminated on July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

The U.S.P.S. issued 113 commemorative stamps over a six-year period in honor of the U.S. bicentennial, beginning with the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission Emblem stamp (U.S. #1432). As a group, the Bicentennial Series chronicles one of our nation’s most important chapters, and remembers the events and patriots who made the U.S. a world model for liberty.