четверг, 19 февраля 2009 г.

Cover from Slovenia. Euro cept - letter

On the 19-th of February after 25 (!!! Unbelieveable :(  ) days of travelling I got this nice decorated letter with another euro cept stamp. I found the interesting description of the last year seria on the Slovenian post page :

The letter

Although the word letter has multiple meanings, most of us think of a written piece of paper, put into an envelope, submitted at the postal office to be sent to an addressee; in case of letters, we are dealing with a special communication between the sender and the addressee.
Communication between individuals is one of the most basic factors of human cultural development. Already centuries ago a need of the communication with the help of mediators has appeared next to the direct communication, since it presented the only way for individuals to connect in a larger area. The long distance communication was accelerated by the invention of writing; the transfer of written messages was already close to our conception of a letter. The first letters were naturally different than the present form. The oldest found letters were clay plates, written with cuneiform and inserted into special wrappers from clay. In the period between 3000 and 1500 B.C., merchants and other accidental carriers transported the letters from the royal court in Mesopotamia to Capadocia (present Turkey). The letters in the following years had the form of plates, coated with wax, papyrus and parchment scrolls, and other objects, which were used to put down and transfer messages.
The development of postal services and the mass manufacturing and use of paper after 1500 brought changes also in the area of letters. The confidentiality of the letter content dictated their form. The initial letters, written on the sheet of paper, were simply sheets of papers, folded in various ways, while the final edges were glued together. In other cases, the folded piece of paper was tied together with a string or band, which had to be torn apart while opening the letter. Various ways of sealing the letters finally brought the conception of the envelope, which presents in most cases a secure way of protecting the message, submitted for the transfer in the public postal organization or private carrier. According to some researchers of postal history, the transition to the use of letter envelopes can be seen in the case of the Mulready's envelopes, which entered the circulation simultaneously with the black penny. This is also the form of the letter, as we know it today.
For centuries the letters presented the most basic long distance communication; however, in the years of the strong development of electronics and the use of the World Wide Web, the letters have been slowly losing its value. However, there is no fear that they would be lost entirely, since for a long time all modern means of communication won't be available to all inhabitants; and above all, the most modern media will never be able to replace the warmth of a hand-written message on a letter paper.

Bojan Bračič

Thank you, Christiaan!

вторник, 17 февраля 2009 г.

Cover from Poland. World philatelic exhibition

Description is coming.

On the 15-th of February I recieved this nice cover from Poland devoted to the world philatelistic exhibition that took place in Bucharest, Romania last year. I consider the stamp exhibition a great ivent (even though I've never been to it) where collectors meet each others, share opinions and information, so it defenitely merits to be celebrated with a stamp! Thank you, Andrzej! Dziękuję, Andrzej

вторник, 10 февраля 2009 г.

Cover from Polad. Bridges in Poland

Unfortunately the discription has suddenly disappeared from the Polish post site and I myself don't know much about that stamp. I'll add it as it appears again.

I've got this letter today. It was posted on the 31-st of January from the Polish town Nowy Sącz. This year our post also issued a seria of bridges  http://www.marka-art.ru/catalogs/StampSeries.jsp?id=10540439 so I decided to collect the other countries bridge stamps. This is my first abroad searia. Thank you, Andrzej! Dziękuję, Andrzej!

понедельник, 9 февраля 2009 г.

New Russian stamp. The 175th anniversary of birth D.I. Mendeleev (1834-1907), the scientist – chemist.

Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1834-1907) is the Russian scientist and public figure, encyclopedist. It is known as the chemist, physicist, economist, technologist, geologist, meteorologist, teacher, aeronaut. In 1869, working over «Chemistry Bases», he has opened one of fundamental laws of nature ? the periodic law of chemical elements. Dmitry Ivanovich also made a big contribution to metrology development. Since 1892 he headed the first scientific metrological establishment of Russia - the Main Board of Weights and Measures (nowadays – VNIIM n.a. D.I.Mendeleyev). Souvenir sheet represents: reference scales of firm “Nemets” of 1895, on which D.I.Mendeleev conducted exact weighings at renewal of standard of mass - pound (1895 - 1898) and nodule rock crystal from collection of minerals of Dmitry Ivanovich. D.I.Mendeleev's photo is given by Metrological museum of Gosstandart of Russia attached to VNIIM of D.I.Mendeleev. Photographer is F.I.Blumbah.

This stamp was issued on the 6-th of February and yet isn't available in my city. I'm looking forward for it since  D. Mendeleev is one of our great world known scientist. I will be glad to have this stamp in my collection.

New Russian stamp. The 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution Victory . Joint issue Russian Federation – Republic of Cuba.

Joint issue of postage stamps of the Russian Federation and Republic of Cuba is devoted to the 50th anniversary of Cuban revolution Victory. On January, 1st, 1959 Cuba found independence of military and police dictatorship of Fulhensio Batista and opened new page of Cuban history. Stamp represents portrait of commander Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (Che Guevara) and the Republic of Cuba national flag. Che Guevara's portrait is a reproduction of photo of Cuban Alberto Corda «the Valorous Guerrilla».

This stamp was issued on the 19-th of January. I myself like to get joint since I belive that it's one of the way to connect different countries. Our world are extremly devided now and we need to use every way of connection now. 

New Russian stamp Saratov region

Saratov region is the subject of the Russian Federation, is a part of Privolzhsk federal district. It was formed on December, 5th, 1936 by transformation of Saratov Territory. The administrative centre of the region is Saratov city. Stamp represents: bridge of Saratov - automobile bridge over the river Volga, connecting right bank of the river, where Saratov is situated, and the left coast, where Engels city is located. It was constructed in 1965, its length reaches 2803,7 metres; trolley bus model (manufacture of Joint-Stock Company "TrolZa" factory).

These region stamps were issued on the January 17-th 2009 as a continuation of the region seria started in 1997. For now Russian Federation consist of 83 regions, so there should be one stamp devoted to each of them. I myself unfortunately won't get them all sine I started to collect the seria from 2005.

New Russian stamp Chelyabinks region

Chelyabinsk region is the subject of the Russian Federation, is a part of Ural federal district. It was formed on January, 17th, 1934. The administrative centre of the region is Chelyabinsk city. Stamp represents: panorama of Magnitogorsk metallurgical complex n.a. Lenin; fragment of lattice, personifying art of Kaslinsky art moulding; tractor model (manufacture of Chelyabinsk tractor factory)

New Russian stamp Voronezh region

Voronezh region is the subject of the Russian Federation, region in the centre of the European part of Russia, member of the Central federal district. It was formed on June, 13th, 1934. The administrative centre of the region is Voronezh city. Stamp represents: the Ramonsky castle - castle of the princess Oldenburgskaya, monument of XIX-th century architecture; natural historical archaeological reserve museum "Divnogorye"; model of plane IL-96 (manufacture of Voronezh aviation factory).

Europa cept 2008

The Europa cept of this year (writing letters)

Euro cept 2007 (Scouting)

There are some stamps of my previous year collection of euro cept.