Archive for August, 2013

Canada Post Commemorates Superman’s 75th Anniversary

August 24th, 2013

Canada Post will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Superman by issuing a souvenir sheet of 5 stamps.  Also available will be 5 stamp booklets each containing 2 of each of the 5 stamps found in the souvenir sheet and a coil stamp.

Official first day covers for the souvenir sheet and coil stamp will be available.

Date of issue: 10 September 2013



Long-horned Beetles (IV) stamps from Taiwan

August 24th, 2013

This is the fourth set in an yearly series. It features four species endemic to Taiwan:Parandra lanyuana, Bunothorax takasagoensis, Oplatocera mandibulata, and Cyrtoclytus kusamai.

First day covers and presentation packs will be available.
Date of Issue: 28 August 2013



Singapore-Vietnam Joint Issue

August 14th, 2013

Singapore Post will issue a set of 2 stamps and a miniature sheet on 12 September 2013 to mark the 40th anniversary of Singapore and Vietnam diplomatic relations.


Gobalisation of Singapore stamp issue

August 14th, 2013

A new stamp set will be released on 10 September 2013 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of International Enterprise (IE) formerly known as Trade Development Board.

It is a government agency driving Singapore’s external economy.


Signature Taiwan Delicacies Stamps Issue

August 10th, 2013

The first set of the “Signature Taiwan Delicacies Stamps” series – Home Cooked Dishes was released on January 31, 2013.

Now Chunghwa Post (Taiwan Post) is to release the second set in the series on August 16, 2013, named Signature Taiwan Delicacies Postage Stamps – Gourmet Snacks.

The designs of the stamps are:

1. Chou Dou Fu (Stinky Tofu): A fermented Dou Fu product, its skin is deep-fried; the soft center has a pillowy  texture. Enjoy the dish with the sweet and sour kimchi and relish the unique flavor.

2. Ba Wan (Chinese Meatball): Its skin is made of a gooey dough of sweet potato, rice flour, and tapioca starch. Pork, mushrooms, dried bamboo shoots and other ingredients are stuffed inside. Ba wans made in Changhua and Hsinchu are the most popular.

3. O-A-Chian (Oyster Omelet): Fresh oysters are dropped into a gooey mixture of tapioca and sweet potato starch, and quick-fried with eggs and vegetables. A savory sauce is poured on top of the omelet for an irresistibly mouthwatering taste.

4. Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Rice): “Lurou” refers to finely chopped pork, stir-fried with scallion onions, shallot and spices to draw out the fragrance. The pork is then slow-cooked in soy sauce. Sprinkled with braised pork and gravy on plain cooked rice, it is a unique comfort food for everyone.

Source: Chunghwa Post