2009 French Stamps - Métiers d'Art (MasterPieces of Artisans)

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2009 French Stamps - Métiers d'Art (MasterPieces of Artisans)
Originally uploaded by = Hello Post Office =

French Famous Masterpiece from Artisans
[Informations from phil-ouest.com]

[French version only]

[Informations from La Poste]

[Informations from Wiki French version only]

[Video from Youtube]


Recent Hong Kong Panda Cover

Recent Hong Kong Panda Cover
Originally uploaded by = Hello Post Office =

Thanks again to my HongKong Friend,Chiang.
This is a nice self-made hongkong cover with clean special postmarks and a blue air mail label. (Great Job!!) Philately postmark is from Kwun Tong (HongKong).

[Link] to my another Hong Kong Panda cover from Chiang
2008 Panda FDC
[informations from wiki]
Here are some infos about giant pandas and WWF (a famous international organisation for world wild animals)
[wwf official international site]

[Cute Photos from divers of different websites,flickr etc...]
Giant Panda Photo 1
Giant Panda Photo 2
Giant Panda Photo 3
Giant Panda Photo 4
[humorous Video Flip from youtube.com]
Sneezing Panda
PS: hope animals live freely in their homeland.Not in zoo.


CA-51189 Light House 2008 Canada Definitive Stamp

CA-51189 Light House 2008 Canada Definitive Stamp
Originally uploaded by = Hello Post Office =

Many Thanks to Heather from Canada.
Thanks very much to Heather for your nice cover !!!
This stamp has not been used.But it has been cancelled by a ballpen.

This stamp is for Sambro Island lighthouse.

[Informations from Wiki]
[Informations from Canada Post]

On December 27th, Canada Post will get an early start to the New Year with a brand new set of definitive stamps. The domestic rate remains unchanged for 2008, and these vibrant new designs are sure to be appreciated by collectors and non-collectors alike. The new designs feature a new image of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Canadian flag over lighthouses coast-to-coast and the flower stamp series highlighting orchids.

The beautiful picture of The Queen was taken May 19, 2005 in Saskatoon during her nine-day Royal Visit to Canada. On that day, a class of students from Bjorkdale School traveled to see The Queen and brought a quilt bearing the Royal Cypher which they had used to raise funds for their journey. This quilt is pictured on the Official First Day Cover. Doreen Colonello of Gottschalk+Ash International worked with the photo taken by Ottawa's Headlight Inc. and shows the Queen in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere, as she enjoys her face-to-face meetings with Canadians.

In 2008 the Flag stamps will be featured alongside lighthouses in a variety of distinct Canadian landscapes. These stamps pay homage to the historical lighthouses across the country that serve as treasured reminders of Canada's nautical heritage.

Ontario's Point Clark was originally referred to as "Pine Point". This lighthouse stands 110-feet tall and was built between 1855 and 1859 to warn of the dangers posed by the reefs about two miles off Lake Huron's shoreline. Pachena Point is a headland located just south of Bamfield on Vancouver Island's west coast. The lighthouse's perilous reputation stems from its location, which is considered to be among the most dangerous stretches of Western coastline. Among Canada's most remote and least-often-seen lighthouses, is the lightouse found in the village of Warren Landing on the west bank of the Nelson just below Lake Winnipeg. Quebec's Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse was completed in 1858 and at 34-metres high, is the tallest lighthouse in Canada and was named a National Historic Site in 1977. The Sambro Island lighthouse in Nova Scotia was built in 1758. This 44-foot interior granite tower holds the title of the oldest working lighthouse in North America. For immigrants and refugees arriving from the east, this lighthouse was often their first glimpse of Canada.

Danielle Trottier, Stamp Project Manager for the flower series Definitive says "the challenge we face every year is finding flowers native to Canada in the required colour scheme". When stamps have a white background, colour is a crucial element and because we aim to have the domestic rate stamp in the red tones, the U.S. rate stamp in the yellow tones and the International rate stamp in the blue/mauve tone, colour is an issue. This year's series will highlight Canadian Orchid Hybrids, with the Odontioda Island Red flower on the domestic rate stamp (52-cents). The U.S. rate stamp (96-cents) features the Potinara Fire Dancer, the oversize rate ($1.15) the Laeliocattleya Memoria Evelyn Light and the International rate ($1.60) the Masdevallia Kaleidoscope 'Conni'.


CA-51189 Cover - Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Mascots & Emblems

CA-51189 Cover - Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Mascots & Emblems
Originally uploaded by = Hello Post Office =

[Image from Wiki]

Many Thanks to Heather from Canada for this nice cover about 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
This stamp is one of the most recent issued canadian stamps which I have.
I hope any canadian friend can help me to complete this issue ! thanks very much !!!
They looks nice !

In 2009 this is the second issue about 2010 Winter Olympics
Another issue is here:
[Informations from Canada Post]
[Informations from wiki and vancouver2010 official site]

[Infromations from Canada Post Official Site]


Some 3,000 years have passed since the first Olympic Games, but the lustre of this celebration remains unrivalled today. It is now, as it was then, the ultimate sporting goal—the pinnacle of athletic accomplishment.

Olympic and Paralympic emblems and mascots capture the values and essence of the Games and represent the people, geography and spirit of their home country. While this task can seem daunting in a country as diverse as Canada, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has introduced a vibrant set of emblems and mascots that accomplish this goal with flair. As an Official Supplier to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Canada Post will issue five definitive stamps showcasing these dynamic symbols.

The Emblems

Of the two PERMANENT™ domestic rate stamps, one features the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games emblem, which is a contemporary interpretation of the inukshuk—a traditional Inuit sculpture that provides guidance to travellers. The other features the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games emblem, an image that embodies the harmony between athlete, the sport and the environment.

The blue and green colour scheme in the stamps’ background represents the Vancouver 2010 Sea to Sky theme—a concept linking the scenic coastal city with Whistler’s majestic ski slopes. An added dash of creativity makes these domestic definitives extra special. Danielle Trottier, Manager of Stamp Design and Production at Canada Post, explains, “For the first time ever, two different stamps will alternate throughout the same coil.”

The Mascots

The Vancouver 2010 mascots—Miga, Quatchi and Sumi—were inspired by British Columbia’s iconic geography and are rooted in Aboriginal legend. Together, they capture the spirit of Vancouver and Canada.

Sumi*, an animal guardian spirit, is the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic mascot and is found curling on the oversize denomination stamp. Miga is a sea bear who transforms from orca whale to white Kermode bear. She shows off her ski tricks on the US rate stamp. Quatchi, a shy, adventurous sasquatch, plays hockey on the international rate stamp.

The stamps’ designers, Naomi Broudo and Violet Finvers of Vancouver’s Tandem Design, were quickly drawn in by these whimsical creatures. “We really enjoyed getting acquainted with the mascots,” says Broudo. “They’re all so interesting and their energy is contagious; we wanted to use the stamps and souvenir sheet to share this vitality with others.” Their sense of connection with the mascots runs especially deep. “They’re so tied to Canada’s West Coast, as are we,” Broudo elaborates. “From their favourite pastimes to the tradition of First Nation legends that inspired their creation, they really speak to the lively atmosphere and rich history of the region.”

Get acquainted with the mascots and share your Olympic Spirit with the world.

To meet the mascots and learn more about the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, visit vancouver2010.com
[Video from Youtube]
a short Cartoon film about 3 mascots
Vancouver 2010 Mascots: Miga, Quatchi, Sumi, Mumuk



Originally uploaded by = Hello Post Office =

Many thanks to Heather From Canada for your beautiful stamps, cover and postcard.
[Informations from Wiki]

[Video flip from Youtube]
Canada - Nature
Canada - Nature (Video Flip)

toronto tourism
[Flash Game]
A flash game about "400 years of Quebec Adventure"
Enjoy yourself


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