Sunday, February 28, 2010

CHINA - Cover from Shangai, China to Braga, Portugal.

Registered First Day Cover posted on February, 6 2010.

Miniature sheet of the Liangping New Year Woodprints stamps issue

(A very special thanks to my Fan Ming)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sent today February, 22 2010

To China, Malaysia, Poland and Croatia
First day cover of the first Portuguese issue of 2010.

Issue with the title ‘Here is Stamp’ (‘Aqui há selo’ in Portuguese) depict the thematic of the abandoned animals and Viriathus – the most important leader of the Lusitanian people that resisted to the Romanian empire expansion into Iberia region.
This issue once again present us with two different images, one of them targeted to the children and the second to the adults.

Postcard to Czech Republic

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MALAYSIA - Cover from Ipoh, Malaysia to Braga, Portugal.

First Day Cover from the stamps issue 'Malaysian Currency' posted on January, 18 2010.

(A very special thanks to my friend Khor Kok Keong)

Monday, February 15, 2010

2010 Stamps Issue Plan of Portugal (Draft Version)

Vultos da História e da Cultura / Historical and Cultural Personalities

500 Anos do Nascimento de Fernão Mendes Pinto
500 Years of the Birth of Fernão Mendes Pinto

200 Anos do Nascimento de Alexandre Herculano
200 Years of the Birth of Alexandre Herculano

600 Anos do Nascimento de Gomes Eanes de Zurara
600 Years of the Birth of Gomes Eanes de Zurara

100 Anos do Nascimento de Francisco Keil do Amaral
100 Years of the Birth of Francisco Keil do Amaral

Datas de História / Dates of the History

150º Aniversário do Tratado de Paz, Amizade e Comércio entre Portugal e o Japão
150 Aniversary of traty of Peace, Friendship and Trase Between Portugal and Japan

200 Anos das Guerras Peninsulares

200 Years of the Peninsular wars

100 Anos da Implantação da República
100 Years of Republic

- Bustos da República

- Busts of the Republic

- Instituições Representativas da República
- Representative Institutions of the Republic

Temáticas / Topicals
Pão - 2º grupo (Livro a propor)
Bread – 2nd group (book with stamps under proposal)

Elevadores Públicos em Portugal – 1º grupo (Livro a propor)
Public Lifts in Portugal

Instituto Hidrográfico (50 Anos)
50 Years of the Hidrographic Institute of Portugal

Queijos e Enchidos Portugueses (Livro a propor)
Cheese and sausage in Portugal /book with stamps under proposal)

Judarias de Portugal (Livro a editar em 2010)
Jewish Quarters in Portugal

Joalharia de Devoção (Livro a editar em 2010)
Jewelry of Devotion (Book with Stamps)

Feiras e Romarias
Fairs and Festivals

Rock em Portugal
Rock Music in Portugal

Pedras Ornamentais Portuguesas
Portuguese Ornamental Stones

Teatro em Portugal
Theatre in Portugal

Aqui há Selo
Here’s Stamps

Correio Escolar
School Mail


Projecção Internacional / International Projection
Europa 2010 – Livros Infantis

Europe 2010 – Children’s Books

2010 Ano Internacional da Biodiversidade
2010 International Year of Biodiversity

200 Anos do Nascimento de Frederic Chopin e Robert Schumann
200 Years of the Birth of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann

Emissão Base / Definitives
Transportes Públicos Urbanos – 4º ( e último) grupo
Urban Public Tramports – 4th and last group

Çores / / Azores
Europa 2010 – Livros Infantis
Europe 2010 – Children’s Books

2º tema (aguarda-se proposta do Governo Regional)
2nd Topic (not defined yet)


Europa 2010 – Livros Infantis
Europe 2010 – Children’s Books

50 Anos do Jardim Botânico do Funchal

50 Years of the Funchal’s Botanic Garden

Etiquetas / ATM Labels
2010 Ano Europeu do combate à Pobreza e Exclusão Social
2010 European Year of Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion

Portugal – A nossa Primeira Escolha

Portugal – First Choice

CANADA - Cover from Toronto, Canada to Braga, Portugal.

Cover posted on unknown day of December 2009.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Something more about Red Envelopes…

(Samples of red envelopes)

Thanks to my friend Terence Wong, now I know something more about the small red envelope he sent me...

The name for the red envelope or packet is Hóng Bão, Ang Pao or Lai See (紅包 in traditional Chinese).

The ritual of exchanging red envelopes has its roots in traditional Chinese folklore and culture. The color red symbolizes good fortune and power and is used for celebrations to convey blessings and positive energy and to diffuse negative energy. Its rectangular shape resembles that of ancient shields and symbolizes protection. During the Chinese New Year celebration children are gifted with money in red envelopes. To receive money in a red envelope is considered to be lucky for the person who gives it and for the person who receives it.

The person who receives the “remedy” places the money or check in a red envelope and gives it to the Feng Shui practitioner. This exchange creates an auspicious bond between the practitioner and the client. Using the red envelope shows the recipient’s sincere intention and respect for the knowledge shared at a consultation and protects the client and practitioner as well as the teachings and ancient traditions. Use of the red envelope also strengthens and enhances the effectiveness of Feng Shui information.

Each night the Feng Shui practitioner places all the red envelopes under his/her pillow and sleeps on them, offering blessings and reinforcing the positive intentions to all those who shared in the Feng Shui experience. In the morning the practitioner removes the money and saves all red envelopes to be burned on an auspicious day.

To know more about please follow the link at Wiki:

Saturday, February 6, 2010

SINGAPORE - Cover from Singapore to Braga, Portugal.

(Brochure of the stamps issue)
(Small envelope)

First Day Cover posted on January, 8 2010.

(Special thanks to my friend Terence)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Welcome the 6000th Visitors

Aqui ficam as melhores saudações Filatélicas, para os visitantes de todo o mundo, que diariamente visitam o meu blog.

(English version)

Here are the best Philatelic greetings to visitors from all over the world who daily visit my blog.

CHINA - Cover from Shangai, China to Braga, Portugal.

Registered First Day Cover posted on January, 5 2010.

(Special Thanks to my friend Fan Ming)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TAIWAN - Cover from Taipei, Taiwan to Braga, Portugal.

Cover with New Chinese Lunar Year of the Tiger postcard posted on December, 17 2009.

Monday, February 1, 2010