27 August 2013

Stamp on Military Uniform..




Lithuania Post  released a stamp featuring Lithuanian military uniforms on August 24.

Aušrelė Ratkevičienė, the painter having created the stamp, decided to depict the uniforms worn by soldiers of Professional Military Service of Ground Forces during official ceremonies. The stamp Lithuanian Military Uniforms have been released in the edition of 80 000 copies with a nominal value of LTL 1.35.

The Lithuanian Army was restored on April 25, 1990. The country’s Armed Forces of the periods ~1200-1251 and 1261-1795 was called The Army of the Great Duchy of Lithuania. Lithuania of the period of 1918-1940 had the Interwar Lithuanian Army.

At present, the Lithuanian Armed Forces consist of 15 thousand soldiers and civil servants. The Lithuanian Army is made of Regular Forces comprising Ground Forces, Air Forces, Naval Forces, and Special Operations Forces, Volunteer Forces and active reserve.

Rock Art on New Brazilian stamp


The rock art is a term used to describe man-made drawings on the rocks. This is a prehistoric form to record the accumulation of acquired knowledge and to share culture and customs of a particular community with next generations. This special mean of graphic communication became theme of the special issue by Correios Brazil “History Set in Stone: Rock Art in the Amazon”.

The stamp shows a representation of the east slope of the Serra da Lua located in the town of Monte Alegre where the most important and best-known Amazon cave paintings can be found. On the picture the painter Mario Baratta expresses the value of relationship between man and place chosen as dwelling and shelter. The painter shows the aesthetics of the rock paintings as record of traces left by those who lived about 11,000 years ago.

By this issue the Brazilian post highlights the importance of rock art in the Amazon as a way of understanding the life of prehistoric societies. The stamp values the unique beauty of this type of artistic expression.

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