26 November 2014

Stamp on China Danxia - World Heritage Site



Date of Issue 4 December 2014

China Post has introduced a special philatelic issue paying tribute to the beuty of Danxia. ‘Danxia’ refers to an impressive and rugged landscape shaped by weathering and erosion on continental red sandstone sedimentary beds.

The site comprises six areas in China’s southern provinces, namely Chishui from Guizhou, Taining from Fujian, Liangshan from Hunan, Danxiashan from Guangdong, Longhushan from Jiangxi and Jianglangshan from Zhejiang. The poetic and panoramic beauty of the cliffs, gorges, waters and trees in Danxia is fully depicted in this stamp issue.

China Danxia was inscribed on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2010. Danxia landforms are characterised by spectacular red cliffs and a range of erosional landforms, including dramatic natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls.

They are the result of endogenous forces (including tectonic uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion) acting on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds over the millennia. China Danxia comprises Taining in Fujian, Langshan in Hunan, Danxiashan in Guangdong, Longhushan in Jiangxi, Jianglangshan in Zhejiang and Chishui in Guizhou, each having distinctive geological features. The splendour of the Danxia landforms is beautifully presented on the stamp sheetlet for all to see.

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New stamps from India Post

1. India - Slovenia Joint issue - 28th November 2014.
2. Sagol Kangjei (The Manipuri Pony Polo) - 29th November 2014.

Stamp Booklet on Nehru’s 125th Birth Anniversary by India Post

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On the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Department of Posts brought out a collection of stamps issued on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The booklet was released on 14th November 2014. This booklet contains original stamps issued on Jawaharlal Nehru since 23.10.1985. It is priced at Rs. 1000. The booklet is designed by Nenu Gupta and is available online at Snapdeal Portal.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

New pictorial cancellation from Germany



On December 29th 2014 a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 24103 KIel. The cancellation will  feature the lighthouse "Paard van Marten" in the Netherlands.

Interested philatelists my please contact: Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de. Postage rates:0,75 Euro AIRMAIL,2,90 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

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