03 June 2014

Stamps on Winter Olympic 2014 Medal Winners


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Here are new stamps from Latvia featuring Winter olympic medal winners of Latvia. These  are good collecting items for sports and Olympic themes.

Latvijas Pasts, in collaboration with sports federations and the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC), has released four stamps and a special envelope, dedicated to Latvian medal winners in the XXII Olympic Winter Games, which took place earlier this year.

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The Olympic stamps have been released in honor of the Latvian champions in the XXII Olympic Winter Games: skeleton racer Martins Dukurs who won a silver medal, bobsleigh team consisting of Oskars Melbārdis, Daumants Dreiškens, Arvis Vilkaste and Jānis Strenga who also claimed silver, Andris Šics and Juris Šics who earned a bronze medal in the luge doubles competition and Elīza Tīruma, Mārtiņš Rubenis, Andris Šics and Juris Šics who won a second bronze medal for Latvia in the luge team relay competition. 

Latvijas Pasts has been issuing stamps dedicated to Latvian Olympic medal winners since the XXVII Olympic Summer Games, which took place in Sydney, Australia in 2000. The XXII Olympic Winter Games, which were held from February 7 to February 23, 2014 in Sochi (Russia), are considered to be the most successful Winter Games in Latvia, resulting in an unprecedented number of medals won in three different sports: one silver in skeleton, one silver in bobsleigh and two bronzes in luge. Overall, Latvia was represented in seven winter sports: biathlon, bobsleigh, ice hockey, luge, skeleton, skating and skiing.

Stamp of Genuine Porclain


Austria Post  issued a stamp of genuine porcelain on 20th March 2014. The stamp features “Viennese Rose” . This innovative stamp is from Austria Post’s "Classic Brands" series .


For the production of a stamp made ​​of porcelain both its own process as well as a special tool needed to be developed , because only then the production of the relatively large number of stamps could be produced in the given time. Since the usual molds of plaster only about thirty times can be used , the stamps were not made ​​by casting with casting material , but with amore solid form (" rotational mass " or " press material " ) is used . Subsequently, the sheets were baked in the porcelain so-called first firing at 960 degrees Celsius for 24 hours , then glazed and again cured at even higher temperature . In the Austrian porcelain manufactury , the pieces are always painted by hand. That would not have been possible in a this case because of the large number (150000 nos.) and the lack of time . Therefore, the most expensive and highest quality printing method was used: the screen printing. To ensure color fastness and contrast this special stamp made ​​of porcelain, the colors were eventually "burned " at 820 degrees Celsius.

: Leeza Padhi - Cuttack

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