Minggu, 15 April 2012

100 Years of the Titanic Sinking

A century has sailed by since the luxury steamship RMS Titanic met its catastrophic end in the North Atlantic, plunging two miles to the ocean floor after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage. Rather than the intended Port of New York, a deep-sea grave became the pride of the White Star Line’s final destination in the early hours of April 15, 1912. More than 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster. In the decades since her demise, Titanic has inspired countless books and several notable films while continuing to make headlines, particularly since the 1985 discovery of her resting place off the coast of Newfoundland. Meanwhile, her story has entered the public consciousness as a powerful cautionary tale about the perils of human hubris.

Sabtu, 31 Maret 2012

London Olympic Philatelic Mega Swap

Dear All Philatelist,

Greetings :)
Yet another Historic Olympic Games will be held in this summer again in London. This is third time in London. To keep this historic moment in our collection, I am going to organize “London Olympic Philately Mega Swap” which will help all philatelist around the world to get at least some stamps from worldwide. I request my all blog reader who wants to have London Olympic Stamps from different countries please send your request to my email ID. Please keep in mind that we have to swap London Olympic Commemorative stamps to each of our swap friends worldwide.
While sending email request please mention in Subject line : “London Olympic Philately Mega Swap – (your Country Name)”
So hurry up and register yourself in this email ID : olympic125@gmail.com
Looking forward your emails.
Ganesh Potphode

Jumat, 16 Maret 2012

Congratulations Sachin Tendulkar for 100th TON

Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Friday became the first cricketer in history to score 100 international centuries, reaching a new record in his glittering two-decade career.
Tendulkar, who turns 39 next month, achieved the feat with a century in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka, ending a nervous wait of more than a year for millions of fans.
The Mumbai batsman, who has compiled more Test and one-day runs than anyone in history, reached the milestone with a single, marking the moment with a modest glance to the sky while pointing to the Indian flag on his helmet.
Tendulkar, already a legend of the modern era and one of the greats of all time, made 114 off 147 balls with 12 fours and a six, before he was caught behind off seamer Mashrafe Mortaza in the 47th over.
"It has not sunk in yet," he told the Neo Cricket channel, who are broadcasting the Asia Cup matches.
"I was not thinking about the milestone. The media started all this. In the restaurant, room service, everyone was talking about the 100th hundred," he added.
Tendulkar is the most capped player in the history of the game with 188 Test and 462 one-day appearances since making his debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November, 1989.
He has scored 49 one-day hundreds and 51 centuries in Test matches.
The father-of two, known variously as the "Little Master" or "Bombay Blaster", is worshipped as a demi-god in his cricket-crazy country and has barely put a foot wrong since he burst on the world stage in 1989, aged 16.
"I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on his making history -- a hundred centuries. He has made India proud," Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said as the country celebrated.
He scored his 99th ton during a World Cup match against South Africa in Nagpur on March 12 last year, but failed to add to the tally on subsequent tours of England and Australia and a home series against the West Indies.
International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat also lauded Tendulkar's achievement.
"On behalf of every cricket fan around the globe, I congratulate Sachin on becoming the first person to score 100 centuries for his country," Lorgat said in a statement.
"This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated. The number 100 is special for a batsman and to record 100 centuries for your country is a massive statement.
"He is a marvel to cricket lovers around the world and with an array of batting records, Sachin is a true role model who will undoubtedly hold a special place in cricket's history," Lorgat said.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is the second batsman on the all-time list with 71 international centuries.

Selasa, 14 Februari 2012

UK : 2012 London Olympic Stamps

I received a big surprise and wonderful gift on occasion of Valentine’s Day. I got letter from UK with London Olympic 2012 Stamps sent by Kathryn Hollingsworth. These are my first ever stamps for 2012 London Olympics. Thanks Indeed Kathryn J
Kathryn Hollingsworth work for Royal Mail in the UK promoting their stamps.
The second set of Royal Mail's London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps issued in 2010 to mark two years to the event. The set was issued in 2009 and the third and final set of stamps was issued in 2011.
In anticipation of the London 2012 Olympics, Royal Mail issued 30 artist designed stamps
each depicting an Olympic or Paralympic sport. The stamps were issued in sets of tens (2009, 2010 & 2011) - one set each year leading up to the 30th Olympiad. The 2010 edition
entitled 'on track for 2010',

The full line-up of artists for the 'on track for 2010' edition includes:
'Boxing' - Stephen Ledwidge
'Cycling' - Matthew Dennis
'Football' - Alex Williamson
'Goal ball' - Tobatron
'Hockey' – Darren Hopes
'Modern Pentathlon' - Katherine Baxter
'Rowing' - Marian Hills
'Shooting' - David Hillman

'Table Tennis' - Michael Craig Martin
'Taekwondon' – James Fryer

Kamis, 02 Februari 2012

Diplomatic Relations Series: Brazil - Qatar

Qatar, a tiny country located in the geographical area in the rear for the Asian Middle East region, in the marine environment of the Gulf, famous for pearl fishing in the past, today became the pearl icon of peace and stability and growth sustainable. One of the most important centers of production of natural gas on the planet, reaching a level of the second highest income per capita in the world.
Despite having a small territory, life has huge heart, a lover of life and love for peace, and four decades after independence of the State of Qatar, in 1971, received substantial changes resulting from the efforts and cooperation of its people and its government , led by His Highness, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
The Qatar today, with the bounty of nature and strength of his people, is the absolute center of a modern life, economically significant, educationally distinctive, covered in freedom, justice and security will be provided the country that embraces the major international conferences and other political events, economic, social and sporting events at regional and global levels, especially for that land declared by Al - Jazeera renowned as a center of liberdadede press, will receive, proud, the next World Cup in 2022.
In Qatar, in addition to the unique culture, one can find various architectural styles, a variety of activities and leisure and several ancient monuments that print-year history. The capital, Doha, the country's largest city, is home to the largest concentration of financial activity and thus became an excellent place for big business.
With the issuance of the stamp, the Brazilian Post and Telegraph honors Qatar, confirming the major consolidation of diplomatic relations between Brazil and that country, endowed with great features and high capacity for development.

Cultural Department of the Embassy of Qatar
About the Seals
The seal depicts the friendship between the two countries: Brazil and Qatar, as the theme using a common passion - football, through the representation of two players, who, symmetrically, simultaneously kick a ball in the same position "Bicycle", contextualizing the balance in the relationship between the two countries. This symmetry allows for a playful effect of alternating image pattern on the stamp: time the player is positioned above and below hours. Demonstrating the integration between the countries, in Brazil behind the player flies the flag of Qatar and Qatar's behind the player flies the flag of Brazil. The techniques used are offset printing 4-color reticle stochastic relief printing and dry.
Technical Details

Call No. 30
Art: José Carlos Braga
Printing Process: Offset
sheet with 30 stamps
Paper: Gummed Cush
Denominations: U.S. $ 2.70
Print run: 300,000 stamps
Drawing Area: 30mm x 40mm
label size: 30mm x 40mm
pecking: 12 x 11.5
Issue Date: 19/12/2011
Place of release: Brasilia / DF
philatelic Ask: Envelope 1 Day Circulation (Series Diplomatic Relations)
Copies of the envelopes: 8,000 units
-term trading by ECT: 31 December 2014

Sabtu, 21 Januari 2012

Germany : 1972 Olympic Stamps

The Munich Residenz (Münchner Residenz, Munich Palace) is the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs in the center of the city of Munich, Germany. The Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany and is today open to visitors for its architecture and room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections.

Königsplatz is a square in Munich, Germany. The square was designed with the creation of the Brienner Straße at the command of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria by Karl von Fischer and laid out by Leo von Klenze.
Klenze framed the square with the "Ionic" Glyptothek and the "Doric" Propylaea (Propyläen; created as memorial for the accession of Otto of Greece). The "Corinthian" State Museum of Classical Art was erected by Georg Friedich Ziebland, on its back St. Boniface's Abbey is situated.
The Lenbachhaus is situated at the north-west side of the square. The area around Königsplatz is today the home to the Kunstareal, Munich's gallery and museum quarter.

Bavaria is the name given to a monumental, bronze sand-cast 19th-century statue in Munich, southern Germany. It is a female personification of the Bavarian homeland, and by extension its strength and glory.
The statue is part of an ensemble which also includes a hall of fame (Ruhmeshalle) and a stairway. It was commissioned by Ludwig I of Bavaria, with the specific design being chosen by competition. It was cast at the Munich foundry of J.B. Stiglmair between 1844 and 1850 and is the first colossal statue since Classical Antiquity to consist entirely of cast bronze. It was and is up to the present day considered a technological masterpiece. Because of its size it had to be produced in several parts; it is 18.52 metres high and weighs about 87.36 tons. It rests on a stone base which is 8.92 metres high.
An internal circular staircase leads up to a platform in the head, where four openings in the helmet provide a view of the Theresienwiese and downtown Munich.

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