<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-16"> <meta name="generator" content="Adobe GoLive"> <title>News Archive July - December 2012</title> </head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <h1><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">News Archive July - December 2012</font></h1> <div align="left"> <p><i>Latest update of this archive: 30 September 2012</i></p> <p><i>For older items, see <a href="Newsarchive%202012_1.html">News Archive January - June 2012</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202011_2.html">News Archive July - December 2011</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202011_1.html">News Archive January - June 2011</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202010_2.html">News Archive July - December 2010</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202010_1.html">News Archive January - June 2010</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202009.html">News Archive 2009</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202008.html">News Archive 2008</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive.html">News Archive 2006-2007</a>.</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="INT20121220" name="INT20121220"></a><i>20 December 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">New Catstamp Website Launched</font></b></p> <p><a href="http://wildcatsonstamps.org"><img src="Pics/20121220WILDCATSONSTAMPS.jpg" alt="" height="697" width="691" border="0"></a></p> <p>Catstamp List member Greg Balagian of Providence, RI, USA launched his new website <a href="http://wildcatsonstamps.org">Wild Cats on Stamps</a> on 20 December 2012. Greg is a renowned philatelist with a life long fascination for cats and is the author of American Topical Association Handbook '<a href="../checklists/Wild%20Cat%20Art/Wild%20Cat%20Art%20Start.html">Wild Cats in Art</a>' (which we proudly presented in interim versions on this websiste) and a regular contributor to the <a href="http://www.catsonstamps.org/" target="_blank">COSSU</a> publication Cat Mews.</p> <p>On the website, Greg presents his exhibits, publications, articles, checklists and much more related to Wild Cats in philately. We congratulate Greg on this outstanding new addition to the catstamp websites! </p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p><a id="DZ20121218" name="DZ20121218"></a><i>18 December 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Algerian Roman Mosaic</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/DZ/DZ20121218%20ST%2020_00%20LIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/DZ/DZ20121218%20ST%2020_00%20LIO.jpg" alt="" height="355" width="250" border="0"></a></p> <p>On 18 December 2012, Algeria will issue a set of two stamps dedicated to Roman mosaics. One of the stamps, denominated DZD 20.00 (inland letter 20-50g) , shpws a Lion.</p> <p>There's nothing at the <a href="http://www.poste.dz/philatelie/?page=philatelieprog&idc=60&idc2=4" target="_blank">Algerian Post's philatelic websiste</a> at the time of writing, but we expect it to be updated pretty soon. </p> <p>The stamp can, however be pre-ordered from Oran-based stamp dealer Ahmed Benzine through his excellent website <a href="http://algeriephilatelie.net/fr_bibliotheque_poste_annee.php?annee=2012#.UM2T9I4cecs" target="_blank">Algrie Philatlie</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="GN20121203" name="GN20121203"></a><i>3 December 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Guinea Celebrates William and Kate and Offers Lion Art As Well</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GN/GN20121203%20MS%2045000%202%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GN/GN20121203%20MS%2045000%202%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="399" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GN/GN20121203%20MS%2040000%202%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GN/GN20121203%20MS%2040000%202%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="511" width="362" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/GN/GN20121203%20ST%205000%202%20LIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/GN/GN20121203%20ST%205000%202%20LIO.jpg" alt="" height="213" width="208" border="0"></a></p> <p>A Lion Attacking a Horse, c.1762 (oil on canvas) by Stubbs, George (1724-1806)</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="MC20121203" name="MC20121203"></a><i>3 December 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Monaco: Nude with Cat</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/MC/MC20121203%20ST%201_80%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/MC/MC20121203%20ST%201_80%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="218" width="280" border="0"></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="RU20121203" name="RU20121203"></a><i>3 December 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Panther and Cartoon Cat in Russian Animation Set<br> </font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Panther/RU20121203%20ST%2010_00%202%20PAN.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Panther/RU20121203%20ST%2010_00%202%20PAN.jpg" alt="" height="154" width="343" border="0"></a></p> <p></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/RU/RU20121203%20ST%2010_00%203%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/RU/RU20121203%20ST%2010_00%203%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="154" width="343" border="0"></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="JP20121120" name="JP20121120"></a><i>20 November 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Japanese Disney Stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20121120%20ST%2050%208%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20121120%20ST%2050%208%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="240" width="183" border="0"></a></p> <p>Cartoon characters are very popular on stamps in Japan, and on 20 November 2012 Japan Post issued two self-adhesive sheetlets with various Disney characters, each of 10 stamps denominated JPY 50 and JPY 80, resepctively. Among the JPY 50 stamps wou will find Marie, one of the Kittens from the 1970 animated feature, The Aristocats.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20121120%20SH%20500%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20121120%20SH%20500%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="590" width="400" border="0"></a></p> <p>Marie is also featured on the sheet selvedge.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20121120%20SH%20800%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20121120%20SH%20800%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="590" width="400" border="0"></a></p> <p>There are no cats among the JPY 80-stamps, but on the selvedge you will find the Cheshire Cat from the 1951 film Alice in Wonderland.</p> <p><a href="Pics/JP20121120%20SELVEDGE%2080.jpg"><img src="Pics/JP20121120%20SELVEDGE%2080.jpg" alt="" height="237" width="603" border="0"></a></p> <p>If you understand Japanese, you can read all about the issue on <a href="http://www.post.japanpost.jp/kitte_hagaki/stamp/tokusyu/2012/h241120_t.html" target="_blank">Japan Post's philatelic website</a>. We have also uploaded the two flyers from Japan Post (also in Japanese). Click the links for the <a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20121120%20MISC%20FLYJP%2050Y.pdf">JPY 50</a> and <a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20121120%20MISC%20FLYJP%2080Y.pdf">JPY 80</a> stamps respectively.</p> <p><i>Reported by Mary Ann Brown</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="GB20121106" name="GB20121106"></a><i>6 November 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">British Christmas Cat</font></b></p> <div align="left"> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20ST%201_90%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20ST%201_90%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="267" width="232" border="0"></a></p> <p>This year's Christmas stamps from Royal Mail is issued 6 November 2012. The set consists of 7 stamps, and the top value - GBP 1.90 (overseas letter up to 40g) shows a cat.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20MS%206_74%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20MS%206_74%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="570" width="640" border="0"></a></p> <p>The stamps are issued in self-adhesive versions as well as in a Miniature Sheet with gummed stamps, so the Christmas Cat will be found in two versions.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20PP%207_25%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20PP%207_25%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="400" width="400" border="0"></a></p> <p>Theres a Presentation Pack where the cat is shown on the cover, and also inside decorating a Christmas tree. The PP is sold at GBP 7.25.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20SH%2013_60%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20SH%2013_60%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="500" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>Furthermore there's a pre-personalised Smilers sheet with 20 stamps and Christmas related labels with the cat on the selvedge sold at GBP 13.60.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20MISC%20PIN%201_90%20CA.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/GB/GB20121106%20MISC%20PIN%201_90%20CA.jpg" alt="" height="400" width="400" border="0"></a></p> <p>Royal Mail has also made lapel pins of all the stamps, including the cat stamp. The pins are sold at GBP 5.95.</p> <p>The issue is currently for sale at the <a href="http://shop.royalmail.com/issue-by-issue/christmas-2012/icat/christmas2012/" target="_blank">Royal Mail online shop</a>.</p> <div align="left"> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="FR20121102" name="FR20121102"></a><i>2 November 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Belfort Lion</font></b><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="GI20121102" name="GI20121102"></a><i>2 November 2012: </i></p> <div align="left"> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Gibraltar's Endangered Species Set</font></b></p> </div> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Iberian%20Lynx/GI20121102%20ST%200_42%203%20ILY.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Iberian%20Lynx/GI20121102%20ST%200_42%203%20ILY.jpg" alt="" height="154" width="274" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow%20leopard/GI/GI20121102%20ST%200_42%204%20SLP.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow%20leopard/GI/GI20121102%20ST%200_42%204%20SLP.jpg" alt="" height="154" width="274" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>On 2 November 2012 Gibraltar issued a set of 6 GBP 0.42 stamps (airmail rate to the UK) dedicated to endangered species of the animal world. Two of the stamps features felines, namely an Iberian Lynx and a Snow Leopard.</p> </div> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/GI/GI20121102%20MS%202_52%20MIX.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/GI/GI20121102%20MS%202_52%20MIX.jpg" alt="" height="370" width="563" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>Along with the four other stamps they are also sold in a GBP 2.52 Miniature Sheet which also shows the Snow Leopard on the selvedge.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow%20leopard/GI/GI20121102%20PP%203_17%202%20SLP.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow%20leopard/GI/GI20121102%20PP%203_17%202%20SLP.jpg" alt="" height="301" width="563" border="0"></a></p> <p>The Snow Leopard is also the main subject on the Miniature Sheet Presentation Pack Cover. The PP is sold at GBP 3.17 There's also a PP for the single stamps with a rhino on the cover (cats on stamps only).</p> <p>The stamps and associated products are for sale at the <a href="http://www.gibraltar-stamps.com/index.php?controller=stamps&action=issue&id=477" target="_blank">Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau</a>, as well as from <a href="http://www.wopa-stamps.com/index.php?controller=country&action=stampRelatedIssue&id=6250" target="_blank">WOPA</a>.</p> <p><i>Re</i><i>ported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="HK20121101" name="HK20121101"></a><i>1 November 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hong Kong Zodiac Leo</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/HK/HK20121101%20ST%201_40%208%20LEO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/HK/HK20121101%20ST%201_40%208%20LEO.jpg" alt="" height="165" width="162" border="0"></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="RU2012FALL" name="RU2012FALL"></a><i>Fall 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Russian PSEs for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics</font></b></p> <p>On several occasions in the second half of 2012, the Russian Post has issued pre-stamped envelopes (PSEs) showing the mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held i Sochi, Russia.</p> <p>As you might allready know, one of the mascots is a Snow Leopard named &quot;Leopard&quot; (sometimes also reported as a regular Leopard, but your webmaster thinks he is a Snow Leopard based on early press-releases and <a href="http://talisman.sochi2014.com/en/video/36424/" target="_blank">this promotional video</a>).</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow%20leopard/RU/RU20120725%20PSE%20A%20SLP.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow%20leopard/RU/RU20120725%20PSE%20A%20SLP.jpg" alt="" height="351" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="US20121030" name="US20121030"></a><i>30 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">COSSU Commemorative Postmark</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/US/US20121030%20PMK%2094533%20DOM.png" alt="" height="255" width="500" border="0"></p> <p>On 30 October 2012 the first ever <a href="http://www.catsonstamps.org/" target="_blank">COSSU</a> commemorative postmark was in use in Fairfield, CA. Author and illustrator - and COSSU member - Elizabeth Schoonmaker has drawn a cat on a US stamp for the postmark. </p> <p>The postmark was announced at the <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/catstamps/" target="_blank">Catstamps Mailing List</a> in time for ordering (......your webmaster is not allways up-to-date on this site, so join the list today for comtinuous news from fellow catstamp collectors all over the World).</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="BG20121018" name="BG20121018"></a><i>18 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bulgarian Wildcat</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/European%20Wild%20Cat/BG20121018%20MS%202_15%20EUW.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/European%20Wild%20Cat/BG20121018%20MS%202_15%20EUW.jpg" alt="" height="420" width="480" border="0"></a></p> <p>In a stamp issue dedicated to the Ecology of Parangalitsa Nature Reserve, the Bulgarian Post issued a two-stamp Miniature Sheet on 18 October 2012. One of the stamps - denomnated BGN 1.50 (European letter rate) - shows a European Wildcat. Parts of the cat also flows into the selvedge design.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="SG20121017" name="SG20121017"></a><i>17 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Singapore Festivals</font></b></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="AT20121015" name="AT20121015"></a><i>15 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">140th Anniversary of the Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter Railway</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AT/AT20121015%20ST%200_62%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AT/AT20121015%20ST%200_62%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="347" width="545" border="0"></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AT/AT20121015%20MISC%20BLACKP%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="251" width="405" border="0"></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="IT20121020" name="IT20121020"></a><i>20 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Establishment of the New Lions Club of Goceano</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/IT/IT20121020%20PMK%2007010%20LIOC.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/IT/IT20121020%20PMK%2007010%20LIOC.jpg" alt="" height="258" width="250" border="0"></a></p> <p>A commemorative postmark for the establishment of the new Lions Club of Goceano was in use in Benetutti, Italy on 20 October 2012. Unfortunately this postmark came to our attention too late for ordering.</p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="DE20121014_20" name="DE20121014_20"></a><i>14-20 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">3 German Postmarks</font></b></p> <p>There are no less than 3 postmarks with heraldic lions from Germany in October.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20121014%20PMK%2089522%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20121014%20PMK%2089522%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="236" width="293" border="0"></a></p> <p>On 14 October 2012 there's a commemorative postmark for the 10th anniversary of the twinning between Heidnheim an der Brenz in Germany and Jihlava in Czechia. The postmark shows the two cities' coats-of-arms, and Jihlava's has two heraldic lions. This postmark is numbered 19/393.<br> </p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20121019%20PMK%2099869%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20121019%20PMK%2099869%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="234" width="276" border="0"></a></p> <p>Then on 19 October 2012 the town of Drei Gleichen in Thuringia celebrates the commemorative stamp dedicated to the town (issued 11 October 2012) with a philatelic &quot;Action Day&quot; in the town Tourist Information Office. The postmark shows the coat of arms of Thuringia with its Heraldic Lion. This postmark is numbered 19/396.<br> </p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20121021%20PMK%2071522%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20121021%20PMK%2071522%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="211" width="239" border="0"></a></p> <p>Finally on 21 October 2012 theres a commemorative postmark from Backnang celebrating the 900th Anniversary of the House of Baden and the 60th Anniversary of Baden-Wrttemberg's Statehood. The postmark shows a shield with the three Heraldic Lions from Baden-Wrttemberg's coat of arms. This postmark is numbered 19/401.</p> <p>All 3 postmarks can be ordered bysending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to:<br> </p> <p>DEUTSCHE POST AG<br> NiederlassungPRIVATKUNDEN/FILIALEN<br> Sonderstempelstelle<br> DE-92627 WEIDEN, Germany<br> </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. &quot; + the postmark number (see above), and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last date of use.</p> <p>Postage rates:<br> Germany: Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.55<br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.75</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="IN20121012" name="IN20121012"></a><i>12 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ashoka Lions on Indian Stamp Day MS</font></b></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="LV20121008" name="LV20121008"></a><i>8 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">150th Anniversary of Riga Technical University</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Heraldics/LV/LV20121008%20ST%200_98%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="365" width="297" border="0"></p> <p>On 8 October 2012 Latvijas Pasts issued a stamp to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Riga Technical University. The LVL 0.98 stamp shows the university's coat of arms with two Heraldic Lions. </p> <p>The stamp can be ordered from <a href="http://www.pasts.lv/en/veikals/prece/?shop_id=2541" target="_blank">Latvijas Pasts Webshop</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="AT20121005" name="AT20121005"></a><i>5 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Austria Celebrates Madagascar 3</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/AT/AT20121005%20MS%202_84%20LIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/AT/AT20121005%20MS%202_84%20LIO.jpg" alt="" height="692" width="689" border="0"></a></p> <p>To mark the international premiere of Dreamworks' animated movie 'Madagascar 3', the Austrian Post issued a self-adhesive Miniature Sheet with 4 jigsaw-puzzle shaped stamps. Ther are two EUR 0.62 stamps (inland letter rate), one EUR 0.70 stamp (Eurpoean letter rate) and one EUR 0.90 stamp (World letter rate). Parts of the centrally placed Alex the Lion is spread across all 4 stamps.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/AT/AT20121005%20FDC%202_84%20LIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/AT/AT20121005%20FDC%202_84%20LIO.jpg" alt="" height="480" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The First Day Postmark from Vienna comes in the form of a stylized Lion's Paw Print.</p> <p>The products can be ordered form the <a href="https://onlineshop.post.at/onlineshop/schoenes-zum-sammeln/briefmarken---co-/marken---kleinboegen/comicmarkenpuzzle-madagascar-3--flucht-durch-europa_8592" target="_blank">Austrian Post's online shop</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i> </p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="GH20121001" name="GH20121001"></a><i>1 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Presidential Visit to Ghana</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GH/GH20121001%20MS%206_00%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GH/GH20121001%20MS%206_00%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="493" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>On 1 October 2012 the Ghanaian Post Office issued a Miniature Sheet of 2 GHS 3.00 stamps commemorating President Obama's visit to Ghana in 2009. There are no cats on the stamps, but on the selvedge you will fing the Ghanaian Coat of Arms with its Heraldic Lion.</p> <p><img src="../design/Heraldic/GH/GH_National_CoA.jpg" alt="" height="224" width="287" border="0"></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="RS20121001" name="RS20121001"></a><i>1 October 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Serbia's 'Joy of Europe' Stamp</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/RS/RS20121001%20ST%2046%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/RS/RS20121001%20ST%2046%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="266" width="291" border="0"></a></p> <p>The 43rd Children's festival '<a href="http://www.joyofeurope.rs" target="_blank">Joy of Europe</a>' was organised in Belgrade in the period 1 - 6 October 2012. The event was marked by a stamp issue from the Serbian Post consisting of a single RSD 46 (basic European letter rate) stamp showing a child's drawing of a cat. The stamp is issued in an 8-stamp sheetlet with a central label (no cats there).</p> <p>The drawing is made by 7-year old Darja Celisceva, student at the Belgrade Children's Cultural Centre's Painting Studio. </p> <p>The stamp is presented at the <a href="http://www.posta.rs/struktura/eng/filatelija/prigodne-postanske-marke/prigodne-postanske-marke.asp" target="_blank">Philatelic Pages of the Serbian Post</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Patrick Roberts</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <p><a id="AU20120925" name="AU20120925"></a><i>28 September 2012:</i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Australian Zoos </font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20ST%200_60%201%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20ST%200_60%201%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="252" width="406" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>Australia Post celebrates Stamp Collecting Month with a stamp issue dedicated to Australian Zoos on 28 September 2012. One of the stamps doubles as a commemoration of Melbourne Zoo's 150th Anniversary and shows a Sumatran Tiger. It is denominated AUD 0.60 - the basic inland letter rate.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20MS%204_20%201%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20MS%204_20%201%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="356" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The Tiger stamp is issued as a gummed stamp from ordinary sheets as well as in a 7-stamp Miniature Sheet alongside the other stamps of the issue.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20BK%2012_00%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20BK%2012_00%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="525" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The six other stamps do not show any cats, but they are also issued in self-adhesive form in booklets, where you'll find a Tiger (as part of the issue logo) on the cover and on two non-denominated labels.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20BK%20240_00%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20BK%20240_00%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="364" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>As often is the case with Australian booklets, there's also a so called &quot;Chequebook&quot; of 20 booklets. The Chequebook shows te Tiger logo on the cover.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20FDC%204_20%201%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20FDC%204_20%201%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="416" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20FDC%204_20%202%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20FDC%204_20%202%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="420" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>There are FDCs for both versions of the stamps and for the MS, and the issue logo with the Tiger is used as a cachet.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120928%20FDP%203052%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120928%20FDP%203052%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="200" width="200" border="0"></a></p> <p>The First Day Postmark is from Parkville, Vic. and also features a Tiger.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120928%20PP%2010_50%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120928%20PP%2010_50%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="525" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The self-adhesive stamps are also sold in coils, where you'll find 3 non-denominated labels showing a Tiger. These labels can be bought as part of a Collectors' Pack sold at AUD 10.50.</p> <p>There are also several other items associated with this issue:</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20PP%208_85%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20PP%208_85%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="525" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>Presentation Pack sold at AUD 8.95.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20SCC%2015_95%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20SCC%2015_95%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="405" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>Coin Cover with a commemorative 1-dollar coin sold at AUD 15.95.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20SCC%2019_95%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20SCC%2019_95%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="525" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>Medallion Cover sold at AUD 19.95</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20MISC%20MEMC%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20120925%20MISC%20MEMC%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="694" width="490" border="0"></a></p> <p>Memory Card Game sold at AUD 12.95.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/AU/AU20120925%20MISC%20DECAL%20MIX.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/AU/AU20120925%20MISC%20DECAL%20MIX.jpg" alt="" height="732" width="454" border="0"></a></p> <p>Window Decals sold at AUD 8.95.</p> <p>The stamps and associated items are avilable from <a href="http://shop.auspost.com.au/collectables/stamps-issues/scm-2012" target="_blank">Australia Post's Online Shop</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Heather Symes</i></p> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="RU20120927" name="RU20120927"></a><i>27 September 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">75th Anniversary of Irkutsk Oblast</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Heraldics/RU/RU20120927%20PSE%20FDC%20A%20HPAN.jpg" alt="" height="354" width="700" border="0"></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="NP20120925" name="NP20120925"></a><i>25 September 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Nepali Blindness Prevention Campaign</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NP/NP20120925%20ST%205_00%20LIOC.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NP/NP20120925%20ST%205_00%20LIOC.jpg" alt="" height="378" width="510" border="0"></a></p> <p>On 25 September 2012 the Nepalese Post Office issued a stamp to promote Lions Club's Blindness Prevention Campaign. The stamp is denominated NPR 5.00 (inland letter rate). </p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NP/NP20120925%20FDC%205_00%20LIOC.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NP/NP20120925%20FDC%205_00%20LIOC.jpg" alt="" height="376" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The Lions Club Emblem is also shown on the FDC - in the cachet as well as in the First Day Postmark.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NP/NP20120925%20FDP%2044600%20LIOC.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NP/NP20120925%20FDP%2044600%20LIOC.jpg" alt="" height="167" width="169" border="0"></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj</i></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="AW20120920" name="AW20120920"></a><i>20 September 2012:</i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Aruban Domestic Cats </font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%201%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%201%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="159" width="223" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%202%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%202%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="159" width="223" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%203%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%203%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="159" width="223" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%204%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%204%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="159" width="223" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%205%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%205%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="159" width="223" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%206%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%206%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="159" width="223" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%207%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%207%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="159" width="223" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%208%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AW/AW20120920%20ST%201_10%208%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="159" width="223" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>Post Aruba issued a set of 8 stamps dedicated to domestic cats on 20 September 2012. All stamps are denominated AWG 1.10.</p> <p>The stamps are presented at <a href="http://www.postaruba.com/111.aspx">Post Aruba's website</a>, and can be ordered by <a href="mailto:ipa747@yahoo.com">e-mail from the Aruba Philatelic Bureau</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by TS Tan</i></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="GI20120914" name="GI20120914"></a><i>14 September 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Royal Visit to Gibraltar</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20120914%20MS%203_00%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20120914%20MS%203_00%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="448" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The Earl and Countess of Wessex - or Prince Edward and Sophie (ne Rhys-Jones) - visited Gibraltar in June 2012, and to commemorate the royal vist the Gibraltar Post Office issued a Miniature Sheet of 3 GBP 1 stamps on 14 September 2012. The two individual portrait stamps also includes the Earl and the Countess' arms, both including Heraldic Lions.</p> <table width="700" border="1" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="50%"> <div align="center"> <a href="../design/Heraldic/GB/GB_Prince_Edward_Arms.jpg"><img src="../design/Heraldic/GB/GB_Prince_Edward_Arms.jpg" alt="" height="371" width="325" border="0"></a></div> </td> <td> <div align="center"> <a href="../design/Heraldic/GB/GB_Sophie_Ctess_of_Wes_Arms.jpg"><img src="../design/Heraldic/GB/GB_Sophie_Ctess_of_Wes_Arms.jpg" alt="" height="339" width="325" border="0"></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%"> <div align="center"> Arms of the Earl of Essex</div> </td> <td> <div align="center"> Arms of the Countess of Essex</div> </td> </tr> </table> <p>The Earl's arms can also be seen in the First Day Postmark.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20120914%20FDC%203_00%20HLIO.jpg" alt="" height="298" width="580" border="0"></p> <p>The stamps can be ordered for the <a href="http://www.gibraltar-stamps.com/index.php?controller=stamps&action=issue&id=471" target="_blank">Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i>13 September 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Papal Arms of John Paul I</font></b></p> <p></p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <p><a id="DE20120913" name="DE20120913"></a><i>13 September 2012:</i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lion on German Children's Welfare Stamp</font></b><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/DE/DE20120913%20ST%200_55%20LIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/DE/DE20120913%20ST%200_55%20LIO.jpg" alt="" height="135" width="231" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>The German Children's Welfare Stamp Serfies &quot;Fr uns Kinder&quot; has often presented children's drawings. This is also the case this year, when six years old Lili and four years old Lars draws animals they imagine on their green supper plates.</p> <p>One of the animals they imagine is a Lion that is featured prominently on the EUR 0.55 stamp issued 13 September 2012.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20120913%20FDP%2053113%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20120913%20FDP%2053113%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="229" width="229" border="0"></a></p> <p>As is the rule for German stamp issues, there are First Day Postmarks both in Berlin and in Bonn, and the Bonn postmark also includes a crowned cat.</p> <p>At the time of writing, the stamp is not yet presented at the German Post's website.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p><a id="JP20120911" name="JP20120911"></a><i>11 September 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Winter Greetings from Japan</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20120911%20MS%20250%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20120911%20MS%20250%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="561" width="203" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20120911%20MS%20450%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20120911%20MS%20450%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="561" width="202" border="0"></a></p> <p>On 11 September 2012 Japan Post issued a set of 3 self-adhesive panes of winter greeting stamps. The stamps shows popular characters from Japanese children's books.</p> <p>The panes consists of 5 stamps each, denominated JPY 50, 80, and 90, respectively. Two JPY 50 stamps and one JPY 90 stamp show cats. There's a JPY 50 stamp formed like a Christmas stocking with a kitten in a (suprise) Christmas stocking, from a book by Satoshi Iriyama. Then there's a round stamp showing two children and their kitten and their puppy in a Cristmas wrath by children's book illustrator Sasanuma. The topmost JPY 90 stamp shows a cat on a rooftop from a book by Y. Tagashira.</p> <p>If you read Japanese, you can find more information on <a href="http://www.post.japanpost.jp/kitte_hagaki/stamp/tokusyu/2012/h241109_t.html" target="_blank">Japan Post's Philatelic Website</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Mary Ann Brown</i></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p><a id="FI20120903" name="FI20120903"></a><i>3 September 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Finnish Pets Booklet</font></b></p> </div> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/EUR/FI20120903%20ST%201kl%201%20EUR.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/EUR/FI20120903%20ST%201kl%201%20EUR.jpg" alt="" height="193" width="164" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/BRI/FI20120903%20ST%201kl%206%20BRI.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/BRI/FI20120903%20ST%201kl%206%20BRI.jpg" alt="" height="193" width="161" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p>On 3 September 2012, the Finnish Post issued a booklet of 6 self-adhesive stamps showing pets, two of which are kittens. One stamp shows a Tortie European Shorthair, and the other a Silver Tabby British Shorthair. The stamps are denominated 1 class (abbreviated 'LK' in Finnish and 'KL' in Swedish) - the basic letter rate. The Finnish Post has apparently at some stage been considered issuing these as 2. class stamps, as pictures with such a denomination have figured in philatelic circles.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/FI/FI20120903%20BK%206x1kl%20MIX.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/FI/FI20120903%20BK%206x1kl%20MIX.jpg" alt="" height="715" width="390" border="0"></a></p> <p>There's also a kitten on the cover - probably the youngest kitten ever to appear on a philatelic item - and one on an undenominated label below the stamp pane.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/FI/FI20120903%20FDC%206x1kl%20MIX.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/FI/FI20120903%20FDC%206x1kl%20MIX.jpg" alt="" height="504" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The British Shorthair kitten is ahown in the FDC cachet, and there's also a stylized cat in the First Day Postmark</p> </div> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/FI/FI20120903%20FDP%2000100%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/FI/FI20120903%20FDP%2000100%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="186" width="185" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>The stamps and associated products are for sale at the <a href="https://verkkokauppa.posti.fi/PublishedService?file=page&pageID=9&groupID=1433&action=viewPromotion&itemcode=106685" target="_blank">Finnish Post's Webshop</a>.</p> <p><i>Re</i><i>ported by Mary Ann Brown</i></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p><a id="UA20120901" name="UA20120901"></a><i>1 September 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ukrainian Fairytales</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/UA/UA20120901%20ST%202_00%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/UA/UA20120901%20ST%202_00%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="198" width="327" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>Ukrposhta - The Ukrainian Post Office - issues a set of two stamps dedicated to fairy tales (second installment of a series) on 1 September 2012. The stamps feature scenes from the story &quot;Zaliznonosa Bosorkanya&quot;.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/UA/UA20120901%20ST%202_50%20CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/UA/UA20120901%20ST%202_50%20CAT.png" alt="" height="198" width="195" border="0"></a></p> <p>Both stamps - denominated UAH 2.00 and 2.50 respectively shows a black cat (in the sachel in the 2.50 UAH stamp.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/UA/UA20120901%20SH%2045_00%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/UA/UA20120901%20SH%2045_00%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="892" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The two stamps of the set are issued se-tenantly in a sheetlet of 10 of each stamp with an illustrated selvedge. The stamp design of the UAH 2.00 stamp is shown in the upper selvedge of the sheet.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/UA/UA20120901%20FDC%204_50%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="489" width="700" border="0"></p> <p>The riding scene from the UAH 2.50 stamp with the cat in the sachel is shown in the FDC's cachet.</p> <p>The stamp set is presented at <a href="http://www.ukrposhta.com/www/upost.nsf/(documents)/F9383710443CAD6BC2257A69004EA3B7?OpenDocument&year=2012&month=08&" target="_blank">Ukrposhta's website</a> (at the time of writing in Ukrainian only).</p> <p><i>Re</i><i>ported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <p><a id="CA20120816" name="CA20120816"></a><i>16 August 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Another Round of Canadian Footbal Stamps</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/CA/CA20120818%20MS%209xP%20MIX.jpg" alt="" height="915" width="580" border="0"></p> <p>Following the stamp issue for the <a href="Newsarchive%202012_1.html#CA20120629">Canadian Football League's teams on 29 June 2012</a>, another set of stamps dedicated to Canadian football sees the light on 16 August 2012. CFL's Grey Cub celebrates its centenary, and to mark the occasion, Canada Post issues no less than 9 booklets of 10 self-adhesive P-stamps (CAD 0.61 on issue) - one for each team, and one booklet dedicated to the cup's trophy. Furthermore there's a Miniature Sheet with all 9 stamps in gummed versions, and a set of pre-stamped postcards.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/CA/CA20120816 BK 10xP 2 PUM.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/CA/CA20120816 BK 10xP 2 PUM.png" alt="" height="598" width="280" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CA/CA20120816%20BK%2010xP%207%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CA/CA20120816%20BK%2010xP%207%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="600" width="323" border="0"></a></p> <p>Two of the CFL teams have cat-related names and logos, namely the BC Lions and the Hamilton Tiger Cats. The logos are shown on the booklet covers.....</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/CA/CA20120816 ST P 2 PUM.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/CA/CA20120816 ST P 2 PUM.png" alt="" height="286" width="231" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CA/CA20120816%20ST%20P%207%20TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CA/CA20120816%20ST%20P%207%20TIG.png" alt="" height="291" width="231" border="0"></a></p> <p>.....and on each stamp - on the players' helmets.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/CA/CA20120816 FDC P 2 PUM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/CA/CA20120816 FDC P 2 PUM.jpg" alt="" height="370" width="600" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CA/CA20120816%20FDC%20P%207%20TIG.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CA/CA20120816%20FDC%20P%207%20TIG.jpg" alt="" height="370" width="600" border="0"></a></p> <p>There are separate FDCs for each of the stamps showing the team logos in the cachets. The Vancouver, BC First Day Postmark shows a Puma's (Cougar's / Maountain Lion's) Paw Print, while the Hamilton, ON First Day Postmark shows that team's leaping Tiger.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/CA/CA20120816 PC PP 2 PUM.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Puma/CA/CA20120816 PC PP 2 PUM.png" alt="" height="397" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CA/CA20120816%20PC%20PP%207%20TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CA/CA20120816%20PC%20PP%207%20TIG.png" alt="" height="395" width="700" border="0"></a></p> <p>The pre-stamped postcards show match scenes and the club logos on the picture side, while the stamp indiciums are designed like each team's stamps.</p> <p>The stamps can be ordered at <a href="https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collecting/cfl.jsf?execution=e1s1" target="_blank">Canada Post's Website</a>.</p> <div align="left"> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"> <div align="left"> <p><a id="MX20120813" name="MX20120813"></a><i>13 August 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grand Parents' Day in Mexico</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/MX/MX20120813%20ST%207_00%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="236" width="235" border="0"></p> <p>In Mexico, Grand Parents' Day is celebrated each year, and in latter years the Mexican Post has marked the day with a special stamp issue. This year the stamp, issued 13 August 2012, shows an elderly couple and their red-tabby and white cat.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/MX/MX20120813%20FDC%207_00%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/MX/MX20120813%20FDC%207_00%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="275" width="512" border="0"></a></p> <p>The elderly couple is also found in the FDC cachet - alas without their feline companion - but.....</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/MX/MX20120813%20PC%207_00%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/MX/MX20120813%20PC%207_00%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="345" width="499" border="0"></a></p> <p>.....on the pre-stamped postcard the cat can be found both in the stamp indicium and on the picture side.</p> <p>The issue is for sale at the Sepomex web-shop, but as far as we know, they only accept domestic orders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tienda.sepomex.gob.mx/SEPOMEXtienda/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=E1217" target="_blank">Stamp and FDC</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.tienda.sepomex.gob.mx/SEPOMEXtienda/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=P1217" target="_blank">Pre-stamped postcard</a></p> <p><i>Reported by Mary Ann Brown</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i>7 August 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Domestic Cats from Tuvalu</font></b></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p><a id="CA20120723" name="CA20120723"></a><i>23 July 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">A Zodiac Leo from Canada</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/CA/CA20120723%20ST%20P%205%20LEO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/CA/CA20120723%20ST%20P%205%20LEO.jpg" alt="" height="225" width="225" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>In its ongoing series of the signs of the Zodiac, Canada Post issues four new stamps on 23 July 2012; Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio, of which the Leo is the one that catches our interest.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/CA/CA20120723%20BK%2010xP%201%20LEO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/CA/CA20120723%20BK%2010xP%201%20LEO.jpg" alt="" height="600" width="377" border="0"></a></p> <p>The stamp is denominated P for Permanent (basic inland postage - CAD 0.61 on issue). It is sold in a self-adhesive version from booklets of 10 stamps.....</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/CA/CA20120723%20MS%204xP%20LEO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/CA/CA20120723%20MS%204xP%20LEO.jpg" alt="" height="600" width="600" border="0"></a></p> <p>.....as well as in a gummed version from a Miniature Sheet with all four stamps in the set.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/CA/CA20120723%20FDC%20P%20LEO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/CA/CA20120723%20FDC%20P%20LEO.jpg" alt="" height="370" width="600" border="0"></a></p> <p>There are also individual FDCs for the stamp.</p> <p>The stamps and associated products can be ordered at <a href="https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collecting/commemorative-stamps/july-to-september-2012/signs-of-the-zodiac-leo-booklet-of-10/p-413847111.jsf?execution=e1s1" target="_blank">Canada Post's Website</a>.</p> <p><i>Re</i><i>ported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p><a id="DE20120712" name="DE20120712"></a><i>12 July 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">German Animal Shelters</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/DE/DE20120712%20ST%201_45%20DOM.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/DE/DE20120712%20ST%201_45%20DOM.jpg" alt="" height="130" width="223" border="0"></a></p> <div align="left"> <p>The German Association of Animal Protection Societies organizes a number of animal shelters in the German states.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20120712%20FDP%2010117%20CAT.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20120712%20FDP%2010117%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="212" width="214" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/IL/IL20120626%20LB%201%20HLIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20120712%20FDP%2053113%20CAT.jpg" alt="" height="212" width="214" border="0"></a></p> <p>To promote their work, Deutsche Post issues a single EUR 1.45 stamp (inland postage for a large letter) showing a cat, a dog and a goldfish.</p> <p>As is customary in Germany, there are First Day Postmarks from both Berlin and Bonn, both of which show a cat silhouette.</p> <p>If you read German, the issue has been presented in the German Post's publications <a href="../articles/DE20120712%20Article%20from%20Postfrisch%204_2012.pdf">Postfrisch</a> and <a href="../articles/DE20120712%20Article%20from%20stempel_informationen%2012_2012.pdf">Stempel-Informationen</a>.</p> <p><i>Re</i><i>ported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="ZA20120712" name="ZA20120712"></a><i>12 July 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Baby Big Five</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/ZA/ZA20120712%20BK%2010xPC%20CVR%20MIX.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/ZA/ZA20120712%20BK%2010xPC%20CVR%20MIX.jpg" alt="" height="352" width="439" border="0"></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/ZA/ZA20120712 BK 10xPC MIX PNE.jpg" alt="" height="352" width="881" border="0"></p> <p>On 12 July 2012 the South African Post Office issued this year's Big 5 Booklet - this time dedicated to the younger generation: The Baby Big 5. The issue consists of a booklet with 10 stamps denominated Airmail Postcard (ZAR 5.40 on issue). The upper row of stamps comes imperforate on top and the lower imperforate on bottom, hence there are two versions on both the Lion Cub and the Leopard Cub.</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng and Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><a id="ET20120705" name="ET20120705"></a><i>5 July 2012: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ethiopian Monuments</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/ET/ET20120705%20ST%200_40%20LIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/ET/ET20120705%20ST%200_40%20LIO.jpg" alt="" height="226" width="301" border="0"></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/ET/ET20120705%20ST%200_60%20LIO.jpg"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/ET/ET20120705%20ST%200_60%20LIO.jpg" alt="" height="226" width="300" border="0"></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/ET/ET20120705%20ST%201_00%20LIO.jpg" alt="" height="296" width="223" border="0"></p> <p>On 5 July 2012 the Ethiopian Post issued a set of four stamps dedicated to the Monuments of Addis Abeba. Three of the stamps shows the Lion of Judah on various monuments around the capital.</p> <p><i>Reported by TS Tan</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i>For older items, see <a href="Newsarchive%202012_1.html">News Archive January - June 2012</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202011_2.html">News Archive July - December 2011</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202011_1.html">News Archive January - June 2011</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202010_2.html">News Archive July - December 2010</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202010_1.html">News Archive January - June 2010</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202009.html">News Archive 2009</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202008.html">News Archive 2008</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive.html">News Archive 2006-2007</a>.</i></p> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p><!--The next two scripts are to enable Google analytics--> <script type="text/javascript"> var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? 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