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!