15 January 2013

New stamps on Tourism..




Date of Issue : 2 January 2013


Here is a wonderful stamp on ‘Tourism Publicity’ from Spanish Post.The logo featured on  the stamp is very catchy and representing  the best  image of tourism of Spain. The designer of the logo and stamp needs lot of appreciation for this wonderful work that resulted in a novel design !!


I need Spain stamp

Tourism is a major source of income for Spain and is the theme of this self-adhesive stamp issued by Spanish Correos.

In 1982 the Spanish Government chose the famous "Sun of Miro" painting by Joan Miro as image for the overseas promotion of tourism. Since 1984 this logo has been used by the General Secretary of Tourism on its brochures, posters and publications. According to experts, this logo has been the best at capturing and representing the image of tourism of Spain.

In early 2010 the new official logo "I Need Spain" was introduced as a variation of Miro's sun. The aim of this new design is to renew the brand image of Spain associating, on the one hand, a characteristic lifestyle as a differentiator of tourism in this country and, on the other, the portfolio of products to be promoted.

Philately, acknowledging the importance of tourism, issued in 1990, a stamp devoted to the "European Year of Tourism" depicting the famous design of Joan Miro.

Daily Life Scenes of Today and Yesteryear stamps from French Polynesia

Musicians and the Legendary Quinn's Bar

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Date of Issue : 2January 2013

The Post of French Polynesia issued stamps to remind the old Tahitian traditions of partying and their today's incarnation. The stamps feature street musicians and the legendary Quinn's Bar.

The Quinn's Bar was established in the 1940s, and was one of the most famous night clubs in the vast Pacific Ocean. It was known to every seaman and they were so enthusiastic when talking to visitors about it that the latter would rush into the club as soon as they had set foot on Papeete quays. It was the dance-bar which reflected the most the image of traditional Tahitian partying. The local music bands and orchestras which performed there enjoyed a reputation that extended way beyond the borders of Tahiti. The local beer flowed in abundance and bouncers were busy evicting noisy and agitated party-goers through one of the saloon doors. Only very few girls had not performed frenzy dancing in this Mecca of joie-de-vivre.

The Quinn's Bar was closed in 1973 due to unsanitary conditions and did not reopen. But there are many little bands that now bring some life into some corners of the capital city.

Source : International Stamp News

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