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Archive for May, 2008
CHINA Post yesterday issued a special stamp to raise funds for the quake-stricken areas in Sichuan Province, with locals queuing before midnight on Monday to buy them.
The pattern of the stamp, with red hearts clustered in the middle, portrays the Chinese people’s efforts to fight the quake disaster.
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The set of stamps, using specially commissioned photographs, shows the interior of six of the United Kindgom’s most beautiful cathedrals. The interior of St. Paul’s is shown in the miniature sheet.
The six cathedrals show are: 1st class – Lichfield; 46p Belfast; 48p – Gloucester; 54p – St David’s; 69p – Westminster; 78p – St Magnus.
Date of issue: 13 May 2008
Alderney will issue a set of 6 stamps on 24 may 2008 featuring birds found in the surrounding area.
Alderney’s wildlife continues to thrive and this is no more widely seen than in its bird population. While seabirds have made the coast, cliffs, beaches and offshore rocky outposts their home, resident passerines have taken advantage of the wild commons, domestic gardens and even the abandoned forts and bunkers that are prevalent in the island. This environment is manna from heaven for the birds and is one of the main reasons why Alderney is an essential destination for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world.
The values are 32p, 37p, 45p, 48p, 50p, 71p and will be printed by BDT International. A prestige booklet will also be available at £11.32.
Laos issued a set of 4 stamps on 3 April 2008.
The gibbons can be found in southwest China and eastern Myanmar to Thailand and Burma down the whole Malay Peninsula. It is also present in the northwest portion of the island of Sumatra.
They are threatened in various ways, however, their greatest danger is the loss of their natural habitat which are cut down for other cultivation and development. National parks and protected areas exist, but are often poorly supervised.
A se-tenant strip of 4 stamps featuring the Rueppel’s Fox was issued on 1 May 2008.
The Rueppel’s Fox can be found in North Africa and the Middle East. It has an average life expectancy of up to 6 or 7 years in the wild, but can live much longer in captivity.
Similar to other desert dwelling foxes, it has relatively large ears to cool it off.