quinta-feira, 19 de junho de 2014

Brazil: some more football

In April the Brazilian Post has issued a series of 12 stamps related to the World Cup, called "The Art of Brazilian football." The stamps are arranged in a sheet, containing 24 self adhesive stamps. There are also postcards to make official maximum cards.

sábado, 7 de junho de 2014

World Cup: The Stamp Block

The Brazilian Post has issued a stamp block with 3 pieces on the World Cup which starts in Brazil on June 12. Each stamp features an icon of the event: the mascot, the cup and logo.
Unfortunately it was not made special cover for this issue, neither maximum card ... But even so it is still a very interesting block.

domingo, 1 de junho de 2014

Cover from France + Postcard from Poland

I received this cover sent from France by Pierre.
Inside was a great postcard from Poland about 62 years of the Warsaw Uprising.
Researching the topic, which is relevant to the theme World War II, I found a site about the museum dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising -written in Polish, but translatable.
Thank you Pierre.

quarta-feira, 28 de maio de 2014

Cover from Austria

After a time without posts, I'll be publishing the letters received.

I hope to publish the letters, and also show the stamps set that Brazilian postis issuing on world cup.
In this quick post, I thank Dr. Florian from Austria who kindly sent a letter to mint minisheet I was looking for.
Thank you.

sábado, 24 de maio de 2014

terça-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2014

Cover from France

The nice cover received from Fabienne (France) this month brings stamps related to religious themes: two of them over two Routes the famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela, traveled by pilgrims since the ninth century to venerate the relics of the Apostle James the Greater, whose supposed tomb Cathedral is in the Spanish town called Santiago de Compostela.  The Routes are Via Tolosana is the Latin name of one of the four routes in France the Camino de Santiago, the southernmost and Via Podiensis is one of the Routes of Santiago that part of Puy-en-Velay in Auvergne (in French, Auvergne) in France and extends to Step Adour and from there to Santiago de Compostela.
The third stamp from left to right is about St. Bernard of Clairvaux, an abbot of Clairvaux, saint and Doctor of the Church. Born in 1090 in Fontaine-lès-Dijon, died on August 20, 1153 at Abbey Claraval. It was a Cistercian monk and great propagator of the Order and defender of the Church. It was he who wrote the rule of the Templars.
Fabienne, thanks for the great stamps inside the letter and this cover!!!

sexta-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2014

World Cup Football 2014: Stamps issued by Brazil

The Brazilian Post will release in January 30, 2014 a commemorative stamp set on the FIFA World Cup that will take place in Brazil in 2014.  

This series contains 12 stampseach one is alluding to one of the cities hosting the event (cities: Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo)
The illustration is the official poster of the host city and the postmark contains the Cup mascotthe armadillo named Fuleco. 
Greetings from Brazil!!!

quinta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2014

Nice covers from Russia

A few days ago I received this nice cover from Nastasya, Russia.
As usual the current Russian stamps have offered to collectors around the world a few chapters of the millennial history of the Russian people, which is not limited to just the nineteenth or twentieth centuries. Within this large envelope were two FDC.
The first commemorate 1025 years The Baptism of Russia on 28th July 2013 (the joint issue of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine). The stamp is illustrated with beautiful artwork The Baptism of Rus' by Viktor Vasnetsov (1885-1896).
The second Patriarch Alexy II on or Alexius II (1929-2008), the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church which was awarded The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle was the first and the highest order of chivalry of the Russian Empire. Abolished under the USSR and re established the Russian Order in the top 1998. 
All great examples of beautiful Russian stamps today. Thanks Nastasya.

terça-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2014

Happy New Year

2014 has begun and I'm a little late with my posts.  

First, I would like to wish a happy New Year to all friends of the blog and thank you for your cooperation during 2013. 

New Year promises philatelic news and I hope I can keep the blog updated. I take the first post in 2014 to show a letter I received from Sarah Germany with large and nice surprises for Christmas.

Sarah, thanks again!