View allAll Photos Tagged philatelic
The collection includes documents, photographs, items related to Polish Post, such as: stamps, uniforms, boxes, signboards, vehicles, teletexts and telegraphs, radio and TV receivers. The expressionistic building, in which the museum is situated, is the oldest tower block in Wroclaw. This unique facility has approximately 70 thousand inventory records gathered in five departments:
Postal, Philatelic, Telecommunications, Archive and Library.
Here's where I expose my considerable philatelic ignorance...I know this is a postbox from King George's reign...but can't recall which one - 6th or 7th perhaps?
Musicians from Senandung Budaya, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Brunei Darussalam during Abode of Peace and the Lion City: A Brunei - Singapore Exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
D.C. WWII Memorial at twighlight, during a bit of rain.
Highlighted in the flickr blog post for Veteran's Day, 2010: Blog post
Abode of Peace and the Lion City: A Brunei - Singapore Exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
The General Post Office (GPO) (Irish: Ard-Oifig an Phoist) in Dublin is the headquarters of the Irish postal service, An Post, and Dublin's principal post office. Sited in the centre of O'Connell Street, the city's main thoroughfare, it is one of Ireland's most famous buildings, and was the last of the great Georgian public buildings erected in the capital.
The GPO was at first located in a small building on the site of where the Commercial Buildings used to be (now the Central Bank building) off Dame Street, and was afterwards removed to a larger house opposite the Bank of Ireland building on College Green. On 6 January 1818, the new post-office in Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street) was opened for business. The foundation-stone of the building, which is built after a design of Francis Johnston, was laid by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth, on 12 August 1814, attended by the Post-Masters-General, Charles O'Neill, 1st Earl O'Neill and Laurence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse. The structure was completed in the short space of three years for the sum of £50,000.
The front, which extends 67.1 metres (220 ft), has an Ionic portico (24.4 metres (80 ft) wide), of six fluted Ionic columns, 137.16 centimetres (54 inches) in diameter. The frieze of the entablature is highly enriched, and in the tympanum of the pediment were the royal arms until removed following restoration in the 1920s. On the acroteria of the pediment are three statues by John Smyth: Mercury on the right, with his Caduceus and purse; Fidelity on the left, with her finger on her lip and a key in her hand; and Hibernia in the centre, resting on her spear and holding a harp. The entablature, with the exception of the architrave, is continued along the rest of the front; the frieze, however, is not decorated over the portico. A balustrade surmounts the cornice of the building, which is 15.2 metres (50 ft) from the ground.
With the exception of the portico, which is of Portland stone, the whole is of mountain granite. The elevation has three stories, of which the lower or basement is rusticated, and in this respect it resembles the India House of London, where a rusticated basement is introduced, although the portico occupies the entire height of the structure.
During the Easter Rising of 1916, the GPO served as the headquarters of the uprising's leaders. The assault by the British forces extensively damaged the building and it was not repaired until the Irish Free State government took up the task some years later. The original columns outside are still pocked with bullet-marks. An original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is on permanent display in the GPO philatelic office. The building has remained a symbol of Irish nationalism. In commemoration of the Rising, a statue depicting the death of the mythical hero Cúchulainn is housed in the front of the building. This statue was featured on the Irish ten shilling coin of 1966 and on the "B Series" £20 currency note. Despite its fame as an iconic place of Irish freedom, ground rent continued to be paid to English and American landlords until the 1980s.
The broadcasting studios of 2RN, which later became Radio Éireann, were located at the GPO from 1928 until the 1960s. Draws for Prize Bonds are held weekly, on Fridays, in the building. As of 2008, the Irish government is considering a proposal to incorporate an Easter Rising museum, a philatelic museum, a museum of Dublin and converting the two current courtyards into a larger civic space that may be used for future inauguration of the President.
Nelson's Pillar was formerly located in the centre of O'Connell Street adjacent to the GPO, however the Pillar was destroyed by the IRA in an explosion in 1966. The Spire of Dublin now takes a dominant position on the site of the Pillar.
joint philatelic issue Romania - Russian Federation
"Monuments included in the UNESCO's World Heritage List"
"Monumente incluse in lista patrimoniului mondial UNESCO"
view it large:
Unfortunately, I don't have one.
"Through my work I attempt to examine the phenomenon of Hello Kitty as a methaphorical interpretation of both Banksy and injection molding.
What began as a personal journey of philatelic adhesive-tasting has translated into images of soggy breakfast cereals (pre-sweetened) and sunburn stenciling that resonate with Portuguese people to question their own chartreuseness.
My mixed media humidor embodies an idiosyncratic view of Rasputin, yet the familiar imagery allows for a connection between Grandma Moses, hubcaps and Beef Jell-O.
My work is in the private collection of Gopher from Love Boat who said 'Nertz!, That's some real creamy Art!'
I am a recipient of a grant from Folsom Prison where I served time for stealing mugs and tie clips from the gift shop of The MoMA. I have exhibited in group shows at Todd's House of Toast and some Clark stations, though not at the same time. I currently spend my time between my Weeping Elvis Shrine and Berlin."
---> You can make yours here.
Abode of Peace and the Lion City: A Brunei - Singapore Exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
General Post Office and Reserve Bank of India building from across Lal Dighi.
Lal Dighi (meaning Red Tank) is a body of water in the middle of B. B. D. Bagh, earlier known as Tank Square or Dalhousie Square, in the heart of Kolkata.
The General Post Office, Kolkata is the central post office of the city of Kolkata, India and the chief post office of West Bengal. The post-office handles most of the city's inbound and outbound mail and parcels. Situated in the B.B.D. Bagh area, the imposing structure of the GPO is one of the landmarks in the city.
The site where GPO is located was actually the site of the first Fort William. It is also alleged to be the site of the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta (1756) Designed by, Walter B. Grenville the general post office was built in 1864.
The GPO is notable for its imposing high domed roof (rising over 220 feet) and tall Ionic-Corinthian pillars . A Postal Museum that was built in 1884 displays a collection of artefacts and stamps. Philatelic Bureau is located on the southwestern end of the building.
La jeune fille à la perle( Vermeer) collages cousus,papiers"naturels",encre de Chine,aquarelle.Ne pas oublier le choix du timbre et notre Cher tampon philatélique,le seul qu'il reste encore à Chambéry.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Vermeer) sewn collages, "natural" paper, ink, aquarelle.Ne not forget the choice of the stamp, and philatelic our Dear buffer, the only one he has to Chambery.
Good thing it's self-adhesive.
I was concerned it might have microdot on the back if it was lick-and-stick.
Wait... that sounds kinda' porno-ish.
What the Hell.
It's a damn postage stamp.
"Purple haze was in my brain... lately things don't seem the same."
U.S. Postal Service Honors Legendary Guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, with Limited-Edition Forever Stamp on the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Butler Park
Rocking the Music Icons Stamp Series With a Tribute Concert
March 13, 2014
AUSTIN, TX — The U.S. Postal Service will take center stage on the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Butler Park with the dedication of the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp.
Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Hendrix displayed an innovative style that embraced the influences of rock, R&B, modern jazz and the blues, inspiring musical artists of his era and beyond.
The Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp goes on sale today at Post Offices nationwide, online at usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store on eBay at ebay.com/stamps, and through 800-STAMP24
“Combining influences from rock, modern jazz, soul and the blues with his own innovations, Jimi Hendrix helped found three new genres of music — heavy metal, jazz fusion and funk — and in doing so, left behind an indelible mark on pop music and popular culture generally,” said Joseph Corbett, chief financial officer and executive vice president, U.S. Postal Service.
“I’m especially pleased that we continue celebrating our Music Icons stamp series with the issuance of the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp,” Corbett said. Janie Hendrix, sister to the late Jimi Hendrix, joined Corbett to dedicate the stamp.
“I am deeply touched and so are other members of the Hendrix family by the issuance of this stamp, and I wish to thank the United States Postal Service for bestowing one of our nation’s highest honors on my brother Jimi,” said Janie Hendrix. “While my brother has been cited many times as being among the most influential musicians of all time, the recognition implicit in his being portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp ranks as an unparalleled honor.”
The stamp dedication will take place prior to a Jimi Hendrix Celebration concert at the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Butler Park. Scheduled perform to are guitar luminaries, Wayne Kramer, guitarist for Motor City 5; Slash, former lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses; Rusty Anderson, lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s tours; and Perry Farrell, lead singer for Jane’s Addiction. Also, the concert will feature Robby Krieger, guitarist for the Doors; Mary Bridget Davies, star of Broadway’s “A Night with Janis Joplin”; Jesse Malin, guitarist/musician; Dave and Phil Alvin, former guitarists for The Blasters; and Etty Farrell, wife of Perry Farrell and former star of E! reality series, “Married to Rock.”
The Postal Service has released numerous stamps to celebrate and honor music icons who had a big impact on American culture and the music industry. The Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp kicks off the 2014 Music Icons series, which will include Janis Joplin later this year. The 2013 Music Icons series honored Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Lydia Mendoza.
The new limited-edition Jimi Hendrix stamp, designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez, features a vibrant, colorful design fashioned to evoke the movement and rhythm of the late singer and pay homage to the psychedelic rock era of the 1960s.
The stamp pane, designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve, features a painting of Hendrix’s face surrounded by colorful swirls and small icons that reference song lyrics or aspects of Hendrix’s life. The various icons include flowers, a guitar, a mermaid and a butterfly. The stamp art shows Hendrix in performance, wearing one of his trademark vintage military jackets and playing one of his beloved white Fender Stratocaster guitars.
About Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, WA, Nov. 27, 1942. Originally named Johnny Allen Hendrix, his name was later changed by his father to James Marshall Hendrix. Entirely self-taught, he had to adjust his first right-handed guitar to his left-handed playing; he restrung it upside down and turned the instrument around to play it. The teenager soon began playing with bands in the Seattle area.
Hendrix pushed the boundaries of what a guitar could do, using a basic setup that at times included a wah-wah pedal to control the output from the amplifier to produce voice-like tones; a fuzz-box to create distortion of the sound; and a Univibe, a phaser that created regular, pulsating changes of pitch, all channeled through a set of Marshall amplifiers at top volume. He was able to manipulate the various devices to produce sounds that could be loud — the quintessential psychedelic music — or melodic and gentle. A master at the controlled use of distortion and feedback, he expanded the instrument’s vocabulary in a way that had never been heard before — or since.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the U.K. Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked Hendrix No. 1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and No. 6 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
In 1991, Hendrix received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 1993, he was awarded a posthumous Grammy for lifetime achievement.
The Jimi Hendrix stamp is being issued as a Forever Stamp, which is equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
Customers may view the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp, as well as a preview of many of this year’s other stamps, on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter@USPSstamps or on USPSstamps.com.
Ordering First-Day-of-Issue Postmark for Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase the new stamps at local Post Offices, at usps.com/stamps or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should apply the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:
Jimi Hendrix Station
8225 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX 78710-9998
After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark for fewer than 50 requests. For more than 50, the price is 5 cents each. All orders must be postmarked by May 12, 2014.
Ordering First-Day Covers
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog, online at usps.com/stamps or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:
U.S. Postal Service
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014
Philatelic products for the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp
There are 16 philatelic products available for this stamp issuance:
588006, Press sheet with die cuts, $70.56 (print quantity of 2,500)
588008, Press Sheet without die cuts, $70.56 (print quantity of 2,500)
588010, Keepsake (Pane of 16, 1 Digital Color Postmark), $9.95
588016, First-Day Cover, $0.93
588018, Full Pane First Day Cover, $10.34
588019, Cancelled Full Pane, $10.34
588021, Digital Color Postmark, $1.64
588024, Framed Art, $39.95
588025, Poster with First Day Cover, $14.95
588026, T-shirt (med) with First Day Cover, $17.95
588027, T-shirt (large) with First Day Cover, $17.95
588028, T-shirt (XL) with First Day Cover, $17.95
588029, T-shirt (XXL) with First Day Cover, $17.95
588030, Ceremony Program, $6.95
588031, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.
585032, Stamp Deck Card with Digital Color Postmark, $1.99
A special promotional page has been created to display all of the Jimi Hendrix philatelic products.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. A celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963; leaking and worn out, it was dismantled in 2010, and rebuilt in the same shipyard as its ancestors in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and launched in 2013. The name "bluenose" originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.
Bluenose, under full sail, is portrayed on the Bluenose postage stamp 50 cent issue. The Bluenose has been featured on a 1982 60-cent stamp that commemorated the International Philatelic Youth Exhibition. The Bluenose is featured on a 1988 37-cent issue that celebrated Bluenose skipper Angus Walters.
Bluenose also appears on the current Nova Scotia license plate. The fishing schooner on the Canadian dime, added in 1937 at the height of fame for Bluenose, was actually based on a composite image of Bluenose and two other schooners, but has for years been commonly known as Bluenose. In 2002, the government of Canada declared the depiction on the dime to be Bluenose.
c. 1943, honoring 100 years of Brazilian stamps
Iron Man CollARTible Exhibition 2010 at Singapore Philatelic Museum
Germania stamps are definitive stamps that were issued by the German Empire and the Weimar Republic between 1900 and 1922, depicting Germania. They represent the longest running series in German philately and are in their many variations and derivations an essential part of German philatelic collections.
he initial issue from January 1, 1900 replaced the standard issue depicting numbers and eagles. The image of Germania, rather than that of the ruling monarch as was customary in many other European monarchies, made it a unifying feature and did not complicate the relationship with other German royalty and the coexisting German postal authorities of Bavaria and Württemberg. The engraving was performed by Paul Eduard Waldraff (1870–1917) who used the actress Anna Führing as model. Wearing an octagonal imperial crown she is holding a sword and an olive branch. The Jugendstil design depicting Führing was personally chosen by the emperor Wilhelm II.
This stamp was issued April 1st, 1902. MiNr. 68, the approximate value is 0.70€ (mint condition).
Build in 1937 to house a world-wide business in postage stamps. The exterior copied from Shakespeare's home in England and inside housing a philatelic museum.
Old coffeeshop on display in Singapore Philatelic Museum. They have coffee and American tea.