24 June 2013

New stamps on Blood donation



PostNL ( Nederland Post)  issued special stamps in honour of 400,000 blood donors in the Netherlands. This stamp sheetlet shows the relationship between blood donor and patient.

The World Blood Donor Day stamp sheetlet comprises ten stamps, with two different designs. Designer Suzanne Rosier from The Hague looked for the essence of the relationship between patient and donor, and how to best depict this. She decided upon a concept based on playing cards. The red-and-white stamps are designed as a King of Hearts, which has a white background, and a Queen of Hearts, which has a red background. Like the real playing cards, the images are mirrored.

World Blood Donor Day celebrated on 14 June every year  is an initiative by the World Health Organisation, WHO, which is a part of the United Nations. By means of this day, the WHO wants to draw world-wide attention to the importance of blood donations.


From our Readers…

My stamp on Red Cross


The Red Cross Society celebrated its "150 years of Humanitarian Services" on the Red Cross Day in Srinagar. The District Red Cross Society had organized the Red Cross Mela. To mark this occasion, Mr John Samuel, CPMG, J&K Circle released a My Stamp on Red Cross.                                                                                                                                                               -Raj Kumar Choudhary,Jamshedpur - email : coinrajkumar@gmail.com


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I received the Special cover issued at Bhubneswar on 26-03-13 of White Tiger of Nandan Kanan Zoological Park.Both the cover have different cancellation.

- Sandeep Chaurasia – Gorakhpur - email : sandeepchaurasiagkp@gmail.com

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