Monday, December 24, 2012

Joint issue of Iran, Syria, Turkey and Afghanistan


Iran, Syria, Turkey and Afghanistan have released one stamp as joint stamp issue feature the famous Persian Muslim Poet, Rumi on September 30, 2005.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī , also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī , and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.



Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries. Rumi's importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats.

His original works are widely read today in their original language across the Persian-speaking world (Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and parts of Persian speaking Central Asia). Translations of his works are very popular in other countries. (Sources:

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Golden Jubilee Year of Nepal-Japan Diplomatic Relations


In year 2006, Nepal and Japan have celebrated the Golden Jubilee Year  for their Diplomatic Relations. They issued the joint stamp feature the religious temple, Nyatapola Temple and Horyuji Temple.


Nyatapola Temple is a 5 story pagoda located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The temple was erected by Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla during a 5 month period from late 1701 into 1702.

Nyatapola Temple is the temple of Siddha Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity.This beautifully sculptured building is considered one of the tallest pagodas in the country and is a lovely example of the immense workmanship that went into buildings of this type. This five-storey temple with a five-tier roof that stands just over thirty meters high can be reached by walking up a flight of steps that leads to the top of the platform.



Hōryū-ji Temple  is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji (法隆学問寺), or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law as  the complex serving as both a seminary and monastery.

The temple's pagoda is widely acknowledged to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world, underscoring Hōryū-ji's place as one of the most celebrated temples in Japan.

In 1993, Hōryū-ji was inscribed together with Hokki-ji as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area. The Japanese government lists several of its structures, sculptures and artifacts as National Treasures

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Beijing International Stamp and Coin Expo 2012




Since its first opening in 1995, the Beijing International Stamp and Coin Expo has developed into one of the most prestigious numismatic and philatelic events in Asia. In 2011 the three-day show attracted over 200 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors.  In 2012, this expo will be held at the Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Center in Beijing - China's bustling capital city. It will provide an opportunity for Chinese and international exhibitors to showcase their numismatic and philatelic products on a global scale. 


New Zealand Post has issued a unique exhibition miniature sheet and souvenir cover to celebrate the expo.  The souvenir miniature sheet incorporates three stamps from the 2012 Year of the Dragon stamp issue set against an image of the Dunedin Railway Station, which also features on one of the stamps. Dunedin was one of the earliest settlements for Chinese immigrants in New Zealand.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

200th Anniversary of Franz Liszt's Birthday - Joint Issue Serbia - Hungary

Serbia and Hungary have issued  a join stamp feature Franz Liszt’s , world musician and conductor on June 14, 2011. The issue stamp celebrated 200th Anniversary of his birthday.


Liszt became renowned in Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist.

He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered by some to be perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.

Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

National Musical Instruments - Joint issue by Tajikistan and Kazakhstan 2004



To strengthen  their relationship , Tajikistan and Kazakhstan  have released the joint issued stamps on November 29, 2004. The issue consist of two stamps feature  their national musical instruments, Gejak and Adirna.


Sunday, December 2, 2012




The proposal to hold the Spain-Russia Dual Year 2011 came at the initiative of the Prime Ministers of the two countries at the International Conference held in the Russian city of Yaroslavl, in September 2009.The proposed objective aims to strengthen scientific relations, culture and education, and to promote economic and trade contacts between Russia and Spain.


The Year Dual has been an important step in Spanish-Russian relations and the rapprochement between the two peoples. Among the planned activities include holding forums between universities, ballet and music festivals, the temporary exchange of masterpieces from the Prado Museum (Madrid) and the Hermitage (St. Petersburg), and establish channels of communication between employers to improve contacts between the various sectors, facilitate investment and trade.

Therefore both of Philately countries,  joins the event by issuing a commemorative stamp and  the issued stamp, designed by Lucinda Morrissey, interspersed with vertical stripes colors of the flags of Spain and Russia: red and white in the first strip, yellow and blue in the second, and red in the final stretch with the inscription 2011 year Spain in Russia and Russia in Spain.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Iran @ Japan World Stamp Exhibition -Philanippon 2011

To commemorate the participation of Iran in Japan World Stamp Exhibition 2011, Iran Post Office issued a  souvenir sheet containing one stamp on the 26th of July 2011. The stamp depicts the Green Pheasant and in  the souvenir sheet is inscribed  the logo of  Philanippon 2011 and written title of ‘Japan World Stamp Exhibition 2011’.
Green Pheasant

The Green Pheasant, Phasianus versicolor, also known as Japanese Pheasant, is native to the Japanese Archipelago, to which it is endemic . Green Pheasant is the national bird of Japan.

The male (cock) is distinguished from that species by its dark green plumage on the breast and mantle. The male also has an iridescent violet neck, red bare facial skin and purplish green tail. The female is smaller than male and has a dull brown plumage with dark spots.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Commemoration of Iran-Russia Joint Issue strengthen the partnership between the two countries, Iran and Russia issued a joint stamp series, which consists of two stamps of protected fauna on the 9th September 2003.
Postage stamps depict the two countries protected fauna including Caspian seals and Beluga.

Caspian Seal

The Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) is one of the smallest members of the earless seal family and unique in that it is found exclusively in the brackish Caspian Sea. They can be found not only along the shorelines, but also on the many rocky islands and floating blocks of ice that dot the Caspian Sea.

Caspian seals are shallow divers, with diving depths typically reaching 50 meters and lasting about a minute, although deeper and longer depths have been recorded. They are gregarious, spending most of their time in large colonies.

Due to a decline exceeding 50% over the last three generations, reduction in the number of sites used (range reduction within the overall geographic range), current hunting levels that almost certainly exceed sustainable harvest levels and the multiple ongoing negative impacts on the habitat of the Caspian Seal, this species should be classified as Endangered (EN).

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Carpets and Tapestries - Joint Issue by Turkey and Belgium

To strengthen the relationship of state and culture of both countries, Turkey and Belgium issued a joint stamp series, on June 22, 2005. Stamps issue describes the cultural products of both countries, carpets and tapestries.
Turkish Carpets

Turkish carpets (also known as Anatolian), whether hand knotted or flat woven, are among the most well known and established hand crafted art works in the world.The majority of them represent geometric and stylized forms that are similar or identical to other historical and contemporary designs.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mongolia @ China 2011 International Stamp Exhibition

Mongolia Post  have issued the special stamp to commemorate their participation in the China 2011 – International Stamp Exhibition on November 11, 2011. Motif of stamps present dragon in related with the Chinese New Year  and marked the logo of China 2011.

CHINA 2011, 27th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (hereinafter referred as Wuxi Asian Stamp Exhibition)  held grandly in Wuxi, the “Pearl of Lake Taihu” in November 11th-15th, 2011.

Wuxi Asian Stamp Exhibition is under the Patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) and the Recognition of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP). 

It was approved by the Chinese State Council, and  jointly hosted by the State Post Bureau, Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, China Post Group and All-China Philatelic Federation, and Wuxi Municipal People’s Government will be the local sponsor of the Exhibition.

The 31 philatelic members of FIAP are invited to participate in this grand event; the Exhibition consisted in competitive class and non-competitive class covering 1300 frames of exhibits.

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Zealand @ Indonesia 2012 International Stamp Exhibition

Miniature-Sheet (2)
Indonesia 2012 – International Stamp Exhibition held from 18 to 24 June with the support of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie and the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately, and  expected to be the largest philatelic exhibition ever held in Indonesia.

Jakarta is capital city of Indonesia, and is Indonesia’s largest and most populous city. Collectors and philatelic enthusiasts from Asia and around the world  attended the exhibition.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Joint Issue Israel–Nepal . 2012

Israel and Nepal established full diplomatic relations in 1960. The Prime Ministers at the time were David Ben Gurion of Israel and B.P. Koirala of Nepal.  

Nepal was among the first Asian countries to establish relations with Israel and one of the only bold nations that did not support the 1975 United Nations resolution equating Zionism with racism. That resolution was subsequently revoked some 20 years later. Over the years, the two countries have created a diverse network of cooperation and close ties in various areas.

To celebrate the anniversary of their diplomatic relationship,  they joint issue to release  one stamp depict the geographic of both countries, the Himalaya Mountain and the Dead Sea on September 04, 2012.

Nepal is located in the Himalaya Mountains and includes Mt. Everest - the earth’s highest mountain, and Israel is home to the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is 422 meters below sea level, the Lowest Place on Earth  and Mt. Everest is 8,848 meters above sea level, the Highest Place on Earth

Saturday, November 17, 2012

String bows . Joint Issue by Iran-Tajikistan

For strengthening and developing the cultural relationship between two countries, "Iran- Tajikistan joint stamp" was issued on the subject of  "Musical Instruments"  on December 15, 2008.  The traditional instruments depicted on stamps are  Dotaar Khorasan  from Iran Badahshon Gijak from Tajikistan.
  Gijak of Badahshon
Khorasan Local Dotaar

Friday, November 16, 2012

Buddhist Temple . Joint Issue China and India

China Post and Indian Post collaborated to release  a pair of stamps feature the Buddhist temple which found in  both countries on June 6, 2008. Indian Post depicts the Maha Bodhi temple  on stamp, while China Post depicts the Buddhist temple , White Horse Temple, on stamp.

White Horse Temple

White Horse Temple  is, according to tradition, the first Buddhist temple in China, established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han capital Luoyang.The temple, although small in size in comparison to many other temples in China, is considered by most believers as "the cradle of Chinese Buddhism".The geographical landmarks to the south of the temple are Manghan mountain and Lucoche River

The main temple buildings, a large complex, were reconstructed during the Ming (1368 to 1644) and Qing (1644 to 1912) dynasties.They were refurbished in 1950s, and again in March 1973 after the Cultural Revolution.Significant statues include Śākyamuni Buddha, Maitreya-the laughing Buddha, the Jade Buddha, and figures of saints such as Guru Avalokiteśvara, Amitābha and arhats. Stone statues of the two white horses, which brought the Indian monks to China, and of two mythical lions are seen at the entrance.

Maha Bodhi Temple

The Maha bodhi Temple  is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya (located in Gaya district) is located about 96 km  from Patna, Bihar state,India. Next to the temple, to its western side, is the holy Bodhi tree. In the Pali Canon, the site is called Bodhimanda, and the monastery there the Bodhimanda Vihara. The tallest tower is 55 metres  tall. The construction uses the styles of Dravidian Architecture, as opposed to Nagara Temple styles.

Birds of Prey . Joint Issue by Iran and Portugal


On June  24, 2009, Iranian Post and Portugal Post pleased to joint issue a set of pair stamp feature birds of prey species. The species depicted are Osprey or Pandion haliaetus and White-tailed Eagle or Haliaeetus albicilla.
Osprey or  Pandion haliaetus

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm  in length and 180 cm  across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings.

The Osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialized physical characteristics and exhibits unique behavior to assist in hunting and catching prey.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Joint issue Portugal Brazil - 2012



Joint issue Portugal Brazil First Day Covers

The designated Postal Operators of Portugal (CTT) and of Brazil (ECT) have support event the “Year of Portugal in Brazil and of Brazil in Portugal”,  which held between September 7, 2012 – Independence Day in Brazil – and June 10, 2013 – Day of Portugal, of Camões and of the Portuguese Communities,    to develop a joint stamp issue based on the Portuguese language, thereby celebrating the two giants of their literature respectively – the poets Fernando Pessoa ( Portugal) and Cruz e Sousa (Brazil).

Joint issue Portugal Brazil Sets

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Iran-Brazil, 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relation , Iran  and Brazil joint issue a pair of stamps present their culture, pottery art on December 15, 2002. The issue stamps have same face value.
Iranian pottery (sometimes known as gombroon) production presents a continuous history from the beginning of Iranian history until the present day.

Fingerprints of primitives in Iran can be seen on relics. The first earthenware was mainly of two types: black utensils and red ones, both were hardly complicated products. Gradually simple earthenware was decorated with by geometric designs. Studying the designs shows us that ancient Iranians were skillful also in designing earthenware and represented their works in a lively and gracious manner. Iran can be called the birthplace of designed earthenware utensils. Designing earthenware in Iran started about 4,000 BC.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Turboprop Aircraft . Joint issue Iran-Ukraine

Devoted to turboprop aircraft technology, Iran and Ukraine have pleased to release a pair of joint-issue stamp  feature Antonov An-140 aircraft on March 06, 2005. Iranian Post present IR-140 on stamp and Ukraine Post present AN-140 on stamp.

The HESA IrAn-140 or Iran-140 is a short-range twin-turboprop airliner based on the Antonov An-140 and built under license by HESA of Iran. The Iran-140 is able to seat 52 passengers, land on a dirt airstrip and fly almost 3,000 km (1,900 mi) before refueling. It can be configured to carry passengers, cargo, or a combination of the two.Iran plans to design and manufacture upgraded Iran-140s for maritime patrol (Iran140-MP) and freighter duties (Iran140-T).

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ferdynand Square in Lviv, 1840
To  celebrate 750 years to Lviv, UkraineUkrainian Post  and  Osterreich Post AG of Austria have cooperation to issue a stamp set feature the Mickiewicz Square , primarily  named Ferdynand Square on December 1, 2006. The issue stamp shown fine painting art of Ferdynand square  by T. Chyshkovskyi .

The Mickiewicz Square  is one of the main squares in the city of Lviv, Ukraine.The square laying between Lviv's old town and the southern part of midtown, was planned and created in the first half of 19th century, after the demolition of the old town's defensive walls in the late 18th century. Primarily, from 1843 it was known as Ferdinand Squarein honour of the Austrian governor of Galicia, Ferdinand Habsburg-d'Este. Lviv prior to World War II was inhabited mostly by Poles and Jews, and belonged to pre-war Poland.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Iran at the Philakorea 2002 World Stamp Exhibition commemorate their participation at the Philakorea 2002 World Stamp Exhibition, Iran Post issued a set of four stamps series of poisonous herb plants on August 2, 2002. 

The herb plants depicted on issued stamp are  Hyoscyamus muticus, Frittillaria, Calotropis procera,  and Ranuculus. All stamps have same face value.

Hyoscyamus muticus

Hyoscyamus muticus is  poisonous herb whose leaves are a source of hyoscyamine. Hyoscyamus is a small genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The eleven species it contains are known generally as the henbanes. All of them are toxic. Hyoscyamus muticus  is one of the  species of  Hyoscyamus genus.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Folk Dances . Joint Issue Cyprus - India
Department of Postal Services of Cyprus and India Post have joint to issue the special stamp series represent their folk dances as part of their culture on April 12, 2006. The issue consist of two stamps with same face value in one miniature sheet and marked “Cyprus-India Joint Issue”.

Joint Issue Chile - Estonia . 2005 
On October 25, 2005, Chile Post and Estonian Post  collaborated to issue  a set of two stamps  feature sea mammal, Ballena minke and emperor penguin. The issue stamps have marked both national symbols of their countries. The $ 500 stamp depict Ballena Minke  and  other stamp depict The Emperor Penguin.
Ballena Minke or Balaenoptera acutorostrata
The common minke whale  or Ballena Minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), is a species of minke whale within the suborder of baleen whales.The common minke whale is the smallest of the rorquals, and one of the smallest baleen whales . In the North Atlantic, the average size at physical maturity is 8 m  for males and 8.5 m for females, while maximum lengths are 8.8 m  and 9.1 m , respectively.
Common minke whales have a diverse diet, feeding on various species of fish and crustaceans. In the North Atlantic, they prey on sand lance, sand eel, salmon, capelin, mackerel, cod, whiting, sprat, wolffish, dogfish, pollack, haddock, herring, euphausiids, and copepods.
The common minke whale is considered "Least Concern" on the IUCN red list. In addition, the species is covered by the Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation of Cetaceans and Their Habitats in the Pacific Islands Region (Pacific Cetaceans MOU) and the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) .

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hunting Dogs - Joint issue Kazakhstan & Estonia

Kazpost  and  Estonian  Post  have  collaborated  to  issue  a  set  of  two stamps  feature the hunting dogs of their  countries  on October 19, 2005.  Hunting dogs , Estonian  Beagle  depicted  on  Estonia stamp  and  Kazakh  Tazy,  depicted on Estonian stamp.
Estonian Beagle

The Estonian Beagle or Estonian Hound  is a scent hound-like breed which is the only dog breed developed in Estonia.The Estonian Beagle is a dog of medium size and a strong muscular body, bone structure and muscles that are well developed. It has no folds in its skin and drop ears. The coat is short and rough and should be shiny.The Estonian Beagle’s height is 17–21 inches and it weighs 33–44 pounds. The Estonian Beagle is happy and pleasant dog with a balanced, calm and active temperament and a high intelligence.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Archeology - Joint issue Egypt and Slovakia

National Postal Organization of Egypt and Slovak Post  together have issued  the stamp series concerning to theme “ Archeology” . They issued only one stamp for each countries on October 8, 2010.  The  issued stamp depicts archeological ceramic which closed to the old Egypt culture.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stork Tower and Golden Gate - Joint issue by China and Ukraine

On August 14, 2009,  Ukranian Post and China Post  have collaborated to  release a set of two stamps featuring   their  artistic architectural building as cultural country assets. The buildings are depicted on stamps have function for religious purposes. China Post present Stork Tower, placed in Shanxi Province, meanwhile Ukrainian Post present Golden Gate Building placed in Kyiv.

Stork Tower, Shanxi Province

An ancient stork tower named Guanquelou, which was destroyed during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Completed  in 580 AD, the building was one of the four noted ancient towers in China. The other three towers were the Huanghelou (Yellow Crane Tower) of Hubei Province, Yueyanglou (Yueyang Tower) of Hunan Province and Tengwangge (Tengwang Pavilion) of Jiangxi Province.

Guanquelou used to attract the educated from different dynasties including the Tang poet Wang Zhihuan, who wrote the famous poem "On the Stork Tower".
Completion of the 73.9-meter-high tower along the bank of Yellow River and related scenic spots will cover 1.16 million hectares . Construction of tower started in December 1997 and finished in 2001.

The 50th Anniversary of Korea – Australia Diplomatic Ties

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic ties between Korea and Australia , both post authorities have issued a set of two stamps feature their  traditional musicians  on  October 28,  2011. The musical instrument have been depicted on stamps are haegeum  and  didgeridoo.

Haegeum musician
The haegeum is a traditional Korean string instrument, resembling a fiddle. It has a rodlike neck, a hollow wooden soundbox, and two silk strings, and is held vertically on the knee of the performer and played with a bow.The haegeum is one of the most widely used instruments in Korean music.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Narcissus Flowers – The 27th Asian International Stamp Exhibition China.


The Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of stamps featuring the Narcissus flower commonly known as the Daffodil on the first  September 2011. The issue released to coincide with their attendance at the 27th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Wuxi, Jiangsu, China. This exhibition held in November 2011. The  stamps form part of a  collection of issues from a number of countries depicting Chinese Flora.
The issue compose of six stamps in one miniature sheet, depicts the uniform pair of Narcissus image with face value 5p, 10p, and 35 p .

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Philakorea 2009 - 24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

The PHILAKOREA 2009 24th Asian International Stamp Exhibition  held from July 30 to August 4, 2009 at the Indian Hall, COEX (Convention and Exhibition Center), Seoul. PHILAKOREA 2009 marks the first hosting of the Asian international stamp exhibition by Korea. This Exhibition have been  participated by about 30 countries under the theme of "Humans, Nature, and Stamps," and presenting not only stamp-related programs . PHILAKOREA 2009 was designed to serve as a festival for all family members to enjoy and explore Asia's stamp culture.
The stamps issued to commemorate PHILAKOREA 2009  feature several Yeongmohwa (a type of drawing that depicts birds and animals - notable paintings that are representative of Korea's 19th century paintings), such as :  Ssangchido , Hochido, Jurodo and Yuapdo. Along with these commemorative stamps, 4 miniature sheets and a commemorative postcard that shows the emblem and mascot are also issued.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Art - Hong Kong , China - France Joint Issue 2012

Art is the creation and expression of aesthetics in various forms, with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions. Many art masterpieces have become cultural assets of national importance. The collection, conservation and interpretation of significant works of art can help raise people's level of artistic appreciation and promote creativity, both locally and globally.
Hong Kong Post and La Poste have come together to issue a set of four stamps that showcase vintage paintings and contemporary sculptures from Hong Kong, China and from France. This joint stamp issue demonstrates the great passion for art that Hong Kong, China and France share, and showcases the cultural treasures of the two places.
St a
The $1.40 stamp represented the painting art - Douglas Castle by a Chinese artist, 1860s from Hong Kong.
Douglas Castle was named after the Scottish businessman Douglas Lapraik who built it in the 1860s. In 1953, the castle was acquired by The University of Hong Kong to use as a residential student hall and renamed University Hall. It was declared a monument by the government of Hong Kong on 15 September 1995.
Although this work was done by an unknown Chinese artist, the painting materials and the realistic rendering are of Western origin. The castle feature takes up only a small portion of the picture, fronted with human characters, roads, grassland and other houses. The scenery is natural and true to life with a clear contrast between near and far. By using the perspective of the West, the attention of the viewer is drawn to the castle, which is distinguished as the subject of the painting.4c This canvas, in watercolor and gouache, is stored at the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Painting - Joint Issue Spain and Austria 2009


Spanish Post  and Austria Post has joint to launched the one souvenir sheet  consist of two postage stamp which depicted the painting theme on  October 22, 2009. The paintings feature are Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress and Las Meninas that are painted by a Spanish painter , Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The 50th Anniversary of Korea - Thailand Diplomatic Relations.

On  1st  October 2008 , Korea Post issued the stamp set for celebrating  the 50th Anniversary of Korea-Thailand Relations. The issue comprises of two postage stamps depicts the palace of each countries respectively.Thailand  presents the Grand Palace  meanwhile Korea Republic presents Changdeokgung Palace.

Grand Palace (Thailand)
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. The present monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), currently resides at Chitralada Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year.

Changdeokgung Palace (Korea)
Changdeokgung was the second palace after Gyeongbokgung which had been established in 1395 as a primary palace.Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace  is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. The literal meaning of Changdeokgung  is "Palace of Prospering Virtue".Changdeokgung was the most favored palace of many princes of the Joseon Dynasty. (Resources information were taken from Wikipedia)
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