Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ahmedabad, India

These stamps are the Indian issues from a joint issue between India and the UN. They were issued on 8 March 2016 to commemorate International Women's Day. "UN Women’s HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that aims to engage men and boys as agents of change for women’s rights and gender equality". More here.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Katowice, Poland

The Witcher is a hack and slash style video game series for the PC, developed by Polish video game publisher CD Project RED. The games are based on a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The stamp on the miniture sheet features the game's protagonist Geralt of Rivia.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Saint Nazaire, France

Stamp Day in France was held October 8-9 in 86 cities. One of the stamps issued for Stamp Day this year was the "Dance" theme stamp on the right, commemorating the Charleston. This cover came to me from Saint Nazaire: a city in Western France at the mouth of the Loire River. Merci François!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Concepción, Chile

A Chilean FDC from 2008 commemorating a telethon event, sent from Concepción, Chile. Apparently the 2008 telethon was on TV for 27 consecutive hours and raised $39 million USD for the diabled.