Rabu, 15 Disember 2010

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, Rail-Splitter.

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Stamp Club is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the bicentennial of its namesake. This includes a cacheted First Day of sale cover, Birthday cover and two LINPEX Stamp Show covers.

When the U.S. Postal Service issues its four new Lincoln stamps on Feb. 9, the Lincoln post office and the Lincoln Stamp Club are holding a First Day of Sale Ceremony hosted by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman in the Rotunda in the Nebraska State Capital at 10:00 a.m. Lincoln, Nebraska, is the largest city in the world named for Abraham Lincoln. Chris Beutler, the Mayor of Lincoln, has declared Feb. 11–15 as “Celebrate Abraham Lincoln Days in Lincoln,” with many events planned, including displays of Lincoln related art at various museums, family events, movies about Lincoln, a family event at Lincoln Southwest High School on Feb. 14, Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin hosting a seminar on Lincoln at the Lied Center on Feb. 15, and many more activities and events.

Abraham Lincoln, Lawyer.

The Lincoln Stamp Club is having its annual show, LINPEX, Feb. 21-22, with “Celebrate Abraham Lincoln” as the theme. The show will be held at the University Place Inn at 5250 Comhusker Highway in Lincoln. The show will have dealers buying and selling stamps, competitively judged exhibits, a USPS substation, free appraisals of stamp collections and a kids table with stamps selling for a penny each. Admission is free. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

On Feb. 9, at the First Day of Sale ceremony, the governor will be presenting a proclamation declaring Feb. 9–22 as “Celebrate Abraham Lincoln Days for all Nebraska Residents.”

The Lincoln Stamp Club and the U.S. Postal Service are preparing four special covers (envelopes) for these dates in February. They are as follows:

  1. First Day of Sale of four new Abraham Lincoln Stamps Feb. 9 (Lincoln as rail-splitter, lawyer, politician and president.)
  2. Lincoln’s 200th Birthday Feb. 12
  3. LINPEX cover for Feb. 21
  4. LINPEX cover for Feb. 22

Abraham Lincoln, Politician.

The first two will be available at “Celebrate Lincoln” events Feb. 11-15. All four covers will be available at the LINPEX stamp show Feb. 21 and 22. Each cover will include a brief biography of Abraham Lincoln and a short history of how the City of Lincoln got its name. The inserts have been written by historian Jim McKee. The covers will sell for $2.00 each with one stamp and $4.00 each with all four stamps. Each cover will have a special pictorial cancel and special cachet (picture). Covers can be purchased at Celebrate Lincoln events, the LINPEX stamp show or by mail. Mail orders should include payment and a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope. The mailing address is:

The Lincoln Stamp Club
3240 Sheridan Court
Lincoln, NE 68506.

Abraham Lincoln, President.

The first day and birthday covers will have the same cancel (a picture of Abraham Lincoln) and cachet for both the First Day of Sale and for Lincoln’s birthday, with only the date being different. The cachet will be the City of Lincoln seal. The Linpex covers will have the City of Lincoln seal as part of the cancel and one cachet will be a picture of the Abraham Lincoln statue that stands outside the State Capital and the other cover cachet will be a picture of the Abraham Lincoln statue that is outside the Lincoln City County Building.

If you have any questions, contact the Lincoln Stamp Club.

Nelson Mandela

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The Limited edition stamps were launched on 15 July 2008. Designed as miniature sheets with collectors in mind - the stamps actually form part of a larger picture. The standard stamp features a smiling Mandela in a photo taken by Halden Krog, the international stamp sees the statesman posing elegantly for a portrait by Cyril Coetzee. Only one-million of each were printed. Due to recording breaking sales and demand they were sold out immediately nationally.

Order of St John First Day Cover

From left: Watercolour Painting of St John Ambulance Brigade Members attending to a patient at a Duran-Duran concert; "Glenshiel", headquarters of the Order of St John in South Africa; President Nelson Mandela, wearing his Knight of Grace mantle.

The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, widely known as the Order of St John, is a Royal Order of Chivalry, which dates back from the first Crusade in 1099. This was when the first Crusaders entered Jerusalem and a body of Knights started assisting the Blessed Gerard in his hospice, which became the informal foundation of the Order of St John. Pope Paschal II formally recognised the existence of the Order in a papal bull in 1113. It is the only Order of Chivalry still performing the work for which it was originally founded. This was, broadly speaking, to alleviate suffering of all mankind everywhere and to encourage its spiritual growth. Pro Fide - Pro Utilitate Hominum. St John is active in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and nearly fifty other countries.

In celebration of the 900th anniversary of the Order of St John, the South African Post Office issued a special miniature sheet and an official commemorative cover on 23 June 1999. The miniature sheet has a R2 face value and features President Nelson Mandela, who is a Knight of Grace of the Order, wearing the mantle of the Order. It also depicts Glenshiel, a stately mansion which has been the National Headquarters of the Order in South Africa since 1950. Situated in the suburb of Westcliff in Johannesburg, Glenshiel is lent to the Order in perpetuity by the Haggie Trust, established by Major Gordon Haggie.

The Order of St John in England was centred around the Priory of Clerkenwell in London in the 12th Century and reached its zenith of power and influence at the beginning of the 16th Century. The dissolution of the monasteries put an end to the Order in England for nearly 300 years, but it was revived in 1831 and was active in attending to the sick and wounded in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. The order was granted a Charter by Queen Victoria in 1888.

Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II is its Sovereign Head. The Grand Prior, currently the Duke of Gloucester, is always a member of the Royal Family. Today there are 20 000 members of the Order worldwide. Membership is granted under the crown to those who strive to fulfil the Order's ideals.

In South Africa the first mention of the work of the Order comes from Grahamstown in 1883. In the absence of accurate records, it has been decided that two first aid and home nursing classes held there should be regarded as the beginnings of the St John Ambulance Foundation in this country. There are now branches of the Foundation in most large centres in South Africa. Today the work of St John has expanded from first aid training, to home care of patients with AIDS and the establishment of eye clinics.

A limited edition print of 2 000 first day cov

ers have been issued by the Post Office bearing the date 24th June. This particular date is of great significance to the Order of St John as it is traditionally recognised as 'St John the Baptist Day', the patron saint after whom the international non profit organisation takes its name.

Nelson Mandela Portrait

President Nelson Mandela Postage Stamp

William Celebrates 21st Birthday With Commemorative Stamps

Prince William Celebrates 21st Birthday With Commemorative Stamps

LONDON - MAY 12: In this handout photo, HRH Prince William is pict

ured on a commemorative stam p, in honour of his 21st birthday. It is the first time a royal birthday is being celebrated with the issuing of commemorative stamps and coins. More than 20 million of the stamps go on sale fr om 17 June, four days before his

birthday. The pictures were taken Sept 2001.

International Stamps Collector: H.R.H. Prince Charles & Carmilla Parker Bowles

International Stamps Collector: H.R.H. Prince Charles & Carmilla Parker Bowles: "The Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau has issued on April 9 2005, a single Royal Wedding stamp to commemorate the marriage of HRH The Pr..."

H.R.H. Prince Charles & Carmilla Parker Bowles

The Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau has issued on April 9 2005, a single Royal Wedding stamp to commemorate the marriage of HRH The Prince of Wales and Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowles. The civil ceremony was held at the Guildhall, Windsor prior to the Service of Prayer and Dedication in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Guildhall is a landmark building, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and adjacent to the castle. It has been Windsor’s Town Hall since 1690. The venue enabled the public to see The Prince of Wales and Mrs. Parker Bowles arrive and depart from the Guildhall. Prince of Wales FeathersThe Service of Prayer and Dedication in St. George’s Chapel was presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by around 700 guests. Following the Service, Her Majesty The Queen gave a reception in the State Apartments at Windsor Castle after which, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall left Windsor for Scotland. Mrs. Parker Bowles chose Robinson Valentine to design her outfit and Philip Treacy to design her hat. Mrs. Parker Bowles’s hairdresser was Hugh Green of Hugh and Stephen. The designers and the hairdresser are based in London. In keeping with royal tradition, the gold for the wedding rings of The Prince of Wales and Mrs. Parker Bowles came from the Clogau St. David’s mine in Bontddu, North Wales. Royal Wedding FDCIt was mined by Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. Previous royal wedding rings were made from 22 ct gold from the same mine. The rings were made to a traditional design by Wartski, a privately owned jewellery company based in London. Established in 1865, Wartski has held the Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales since 1979.
Mrs. Parker Bowles will use the title HRH The Duchess of Cornwall after marriage. It is intended that Mrs. Parker Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne.

The Royal Wedding and Royal Marriage of H R H Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Standing with Queen Elizabeth II Prince William and Prince Harry and the Bowles family in a Castle room of Great Art of Royalty a MINT Sheet of 4 Postage Stamps

Royal Wedding Stamps Released

UNDATED - In this handout from Royal Mail a composite image of new stamps featuring HRH Prince Charles and Camila Parker Bowles is seen. A series of stamps will be released on the day of the royal wedding in April. The last set of Royal issue stamps was brought out to commemorate Prince William?s 21st birthday in July 2003.

Queen Elizebeth

Canada's Stamp Details (Vol. XV No 4; October to December 2006)

Perhaps the most familiar of the Crown jewels is that dazzling royal smile. Her Majesty the Queen appears on a new domestic rate definitive in a delightful close-focus portrait that shows the great pleasure with which she still greets the public. The photo was taken during Her visit to Saskatchewan in 2005, while on Her 23rd trip to Canada. The warmth in Her face and the bright floral colours reflect the celebratory tone of that visit. "We try to find images of the Queen that are especially relevant to Canada," says Liz Wong, Manager of Stamp Design and Production. "This one is lovely, because she's really smiling."

While valued at the domestic rate, the stamp is non-denominated and bears a new icon, the letter "P" within a maple leaf. This icon indicates that the stamp is permanent™ and valid indefinitely. The stamp is available in self-adhesive booklets of 10.

2009-queen-elizabeth-ii-stamp.jpgThis year, on January 12th, 2009 Canada Post began issuing a new stamp portraying Queen Elizabeth II. Royal faces have often been a common stamp subject, and this PERMANENT-rate stamp continues in this long tradition. When stamps were first issued by Great Britain, a royal face had to grace its front. In fact, from 1840-1900, the only illustration allowed on a British stamp was the profile of Queen Victoria

Definitives: Queen Elizabeth

Issued: Dec. 27, 2007

In December 2007, Canada Post issued a new stamp featuring Queen Elizabeth II. The latest royal definitive is based on a photograph taken in Saskatoon during the 2005 Royal Visit to Canada.

As Queen of Canada, Her Majesty has a long and proud association with this country. In 1951, as Princess Elizabeth, she made her first visit to Canada; since her coronation in 1952, Queen Elizabeth has made more than 20 official visits here.

The 2005 Royal Visit covered nine days and included stops in Lumsden, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurray. A group of schoolchildren from Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan, eager to travel the more than 200 kilometres to Saskatoon for the visit, came up with a novel fundraising idea to help pay for their trip: they created a quilt bearing the Royal Cypher. The quilt is featured on the back of the official first day cover.

Designs for the stamp and first day cover are the work of Doreen Colonello of Gottschalk+Ash International. "The core of the design comes from a photograph taken by Ottawa's Headlight Inc. during the Royal Visit and given to me by the Department of Canadian Heritage," says Doreen Colonello. "I worked with a neutral abstract background that subtly complements and echoes the colour in the Queen's feathered hat and lovely jacket trim."

Over the years, many different likenesses of Queen Elizabeth II have appeared on Canadian stamps. In recent years, the images have been less formal and often portray the Queen as relaxed and engaging. The latest image, a PERMANENTTM domestic rate stamp, shows the Queen's genteel smile, as she enjoys her face-to-face meetings with Canadians.

Queen Elizabeth II

Issued: Jan. 11, 2010

Canada Post’s definitive program wouldn’t be complete without a royal touch. This year, a lively photograph of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, taken during her most recent royal visit to Canada, graces a PERMANENT™ stamp.

“Canadians look forward to The Queen’s visits,” says Doreen Colonello, Associate Creative Director at Gottschalk+Ash International. “So we were delighted to feature a photograph of Her Majesty in her classic wave pose.”

The close-up photograph is shown before a vibrant sedum. “We strove to create a royal and serene backdrop for The Queen, choosing this plant for its radiating leaves and its subtle colour gradations,” explains Colonello. “Two blue curved transparent forms in the foreground echo the flower’s rays, and the play between the rays in the background and the transparency in the foreground surround The Queen with a sense of light and warmth.”

The stamp will be cancelled in Jasper, Alberta, where the photograph featured on the stamp was taken.


Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia

Her Majesty acsended to the throne in 1952 after the death of Her father, King George VI.
Australia honoured the Queen of Australia with two stamps which were "local" stamps and could not be used for overseas letters unless the sender added more stamps to make up for the value added tax (in Australia called GST) to cover a 10 p.c. difference.

Beautifully designed by Jonathan Chong, the two stamps use historic and contemporary images to encompass the Queen’s reign.

The 45c stamp features a photograph taken of the Queen in the early years of her reign.
The $2.45 stamp features a contemporary photograph of Her Majesty greeting guests at the former Royal Palace on the first day of her state visit to Italy in 2000.

The images used on the miniature sheet show the Queen undertaking her public duties, including images from Royal visits to Australia (1954 and 2000), the Royal wedding (1947) and golden wedding anniversary (1997) and at a Royal garden party (1954).