18 September 2013

Death Cap Mushroom



Date of Issue : 12 September 2013

Estonia Post issued a stamp on a variety of mushroom, Amanita phalloides which is highly poisonous and the stamp shows a skull denoting a highly dangerous variety.


Amanita phalloides, commonly known as the death cap, is a deathly mushroom with a long period of latency as its poisons cause major damage to the liver and the kidneys. The death cap is so poisonous that it should not put even into the same basket with mushrooms intended for the kitchen, which can then become equally poisonous. In Estonia the death cap grows in broadleaved forests in August and September. Its cap is greyish, yellowish, and brownish green, olive brown in the centre. When old the cap is up to 15 cm across and slimy fibrous yellowish brown with no fluffs. The cap is slightly sticky in wet weather but dry and shiny on dry days. The gills do not reach the stem, but come close to it. The stem is white from 5 tp 15 cm long and 1 to 2 cm in diameter. The base of the stem is bulbous, up to 4 cm in diameter and is contained within a cup-like structure called the volva.


New stamps from UAE

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Date of Issue : 28 July 2013

Emirates Post issued a set of two  stamps to  commemorate the Sky Diving Championship & Yola Dance championship.

: Kennth Sequeira – Dubai – UAE

Club News

News from German Philatelic Club


During the Stamp Fair  2013 at Sindelfingen a philatelic exhibition will be held with the title DAYS OF PREDATORS from October 24th to October 26th  2013.The exhibition is being held in cooperation between the German Philatelic Youth Association, LR Southwest with participation of the German Collector Group Ar Ge Zoologie.The following exhibits will be shown at the exhibition:

Bears                                                      3 frames   exhibitor: Celina Thuro
Eagles - kings of the airs                         2 frames   exhibitor: Jonas Heil
Big Cats                                                   5 frames   exhibitor: Heike Schunck-Stopp
Big Cats-hunters of the wilderness            2 frames   exhibitor: Marcel Müller
Hunt for Moby Dick                                  1 frame     exhibitor: Axel Brockmann  
My favourite museum Senckenberg           1 frame     exhibitor: Quinten K.Schauer

Fascination of the wild cats-from the Sand cat to the Amur tiger   7 frames   exhibitor: Siegfried Pohl

Beloved Cats- "Tigers of the home"               2  frames   exhibitor: Bianca Doll
The wild small cats of Europe and Africa      4  frames   exhibitor: Marianne Ehlers 

: Wollfgang Beyer,Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ArGe Zoologie

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