<!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 2015</title> </head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <h1><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">News Archive July - December 2015</font></h1> <div align="left"> <p><i>Latest update of this archive: <!-- #BeginDate format:Sw1 -->19 July, 2016<!-- #EndDate --></i></p> <p><i>For older items, see <a href="Newsarchive 2015_1.html">News Archive January - June 2015</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive 2014_2.html">News Archive July - December 2014</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202014_1.html">News Archive January - June 2014</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202013_2.html">News Archive July - December 2013</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202013_1.html">News Archive January - June 2013</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202012_2.html">News Archive July - December 2012</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><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><i><a name="TR20151231" title="TR20151231" id="TR20151231"></a>31 December 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Turkish Angora from Turkey</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/TUA/TR20151231 ST 2_80 TUA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/TUA/TR20151231 ST 2_80 TUA.png" width="248" height="386" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/TUA/TR20151231 FDC 5_60 TUA.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/TUA/TR20151231 FDC 5_60 TUA.png" width="742" height="509" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"> </i></p> <p><i><a name="AM20151228" title="AM20151228" id="AM20151228"></a>28 December 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Armenian Lynx</font></b></p> <p><i><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/AM/AM20151228 ST 220 ELY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/AM/AM20151228 ST 220 ELY.png" width="451" height="453" alt=""/></a></i></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/AM/AM20151228 SH 2200 ELY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/AM/AM20151228 SH 2200 ELY.png" width="967" height="462" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/AM/AM20151228 FDC 220 ELY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/AM/AM20151228 FDC 220 ELY.png" width="962" height="681" alt=""/></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><a name="US20121211" title="US20121211" id="US20121211"></a>11 December 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bremen Town Musicians on US Postmark</font></b></p> <p>For the Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg, PA, a commemorative postmark showing the Bremen Town Musicians.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/US/US20151214 PMK 17844 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/US/US20151214 PMK 17844 CAT.png" width="500" height="181" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The postmark can be obtained by sending franked letters/postcards to:</p> <p>Christkindl Market Mifflinburg Station <br> Postmaster <br> 10 N. Fourth Street <br> MIFFLINBURG, PA 17844-9998, USA</p> <p>It is available until 10 January 2016.</p> <p>Postage: US postcard: USD 0.35<br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" width="58" height="12" alt=""/>US letter: USD 0.49 (or a Forever stamp)<br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" width="58" height="12" alt=""/>International postcard/letter: USD 1.20 (or a Global Forever stamp)</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="IL20151208" title="IL20151208" id="IL20151208"></a>8 December 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Mamluk Postal Road/Philately Day</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IL/IL20151208 ST 10_00 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IL/IL20151208 ST 10_00 LIO.png" width="400" height="496" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 9 December 2015 Israel issues a stamp for the Mamluk Postal Road. You can see the felines on the bridge. The following text is from the Philatelic Service brochure (the full text is <a href="http://israelphilately.org.il/en/catalog/articles/2111/The Mamluk Postal Road - Philately Day 8122105">here</a>).</p> <p>In order to minimize the obstacles en route, Baybars built and repaired bridges. This Sultan's hallmark - the lion/cheetah - appears on many of his buildings (and also on the stamp) and it decorated at least two of the bridges that he built: one near Cario and the other the Gandas Bridge near Lod which was one of the main stations along the Barid. </p> <p>These felines are the same as those on the Lions Gate of the Jerusalem wall. </p> <p><a href="../design/Pics/IL20151209 PHOTO.jpg"><img src="../design/Pics/IL20151209 PHOTO.jpg" width="800" height="606" alt=""/></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><i><a name="SG20151203" title="SG20151203" id="SG20151203"></a>3 December 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>8th ASEAN Para Games</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20151203 ST 1st LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20151203 ST 1st LIO.png" width="257" height="330" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Singapore issues a set of two stamps for the 8th ASEAN Para Games, which is organised in Singapore from 3 - 9 December 2015. </p> <p>One of the stamps shows Nila, the Lion mascot of the games. The stamp is denominated 1st Local (SGD 0.30 on issue).</p> <p>Nila is also shown on the cover of the SGD 4.25 presentation pack.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20151203 PP 4_25 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/SG/SG20151203 PP 4_25 LIO.png" width="500" height="240" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="IN20151203" title="IN20151203" id="IN20151203"></a>3 December 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Zoological Survey of India</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151203 ST 5_00 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151203 ST 5_00 LIO.png" width="350" height="265" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/IN/IN20151203 ST 25_00 TIG_LEP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/IN/IN20151203 ST 25_00 TIG_LEP.png" width="350" height="264" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/IN/IN20151203 MS 30_00 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/IN/IN20151203 MS 30_00 MIX.png" width="700" height="328" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="TA20151201" title="TA20151201" id="TA20151201"></a>1 December 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Tristan da Cunha Cheshire Cat</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/TA/TA20151201 ST 0_60 2 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/TA/TA20151201 ST 0_60 2 CAT.png" width="152" height="226" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/TA/TA20151201 ST 0_70 1 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/TA/TA20151201 ST 0_70 1 CAT.png" width="152" height="226" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/TA/TA20151201 ST 0_70 2 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/TA/TA20151201 ST 0_70 2 CAT.png" width="150" height="226" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Tristan da Cunha probably issued the last &quot;Alice in Wonderland&quot; set of the year on 1 December 2015. The set of six stamps as singles and on a miniature sheet show the Cheshire Cat on three stamps. The grinning feline is also in the MS selvedge twice: in the famous pose in a tree and beside Dodgson as he reads the story to children.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/TA/TA20151201 MS 3_60 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/TA/TA20151201 MS 3_60 CAT.png" width="700" height="496" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The stamps can be ordered from the <a href="http://www.ascension-island.gov.ac/post-office-shop/tristan-da-cunha/2015-tristan-da-cunha/">Ascension Islands Philatelic Bureau</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="DE20151125" title="DE20151125" id="DE20151125"></a>25 November 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Brunswick Christmas Market</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/DE/DE20151125 PMK 38100 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/DE/DE20151125 PMK 38100 LIO.png" width="322" height="244" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 25 November 2015, the German Post takes part in the opening of the Brunswick (Braunschweig) Christmas Market with a commemorative postmark showing the Brunswick Lion. </p> <p>You can obtain this postmark by sending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to: </p> <p>Deutsche Post AG <br> Niederlassung Brief <br> Sonderstempelstelle <br> DE-10770 BERLIN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 22/376&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last day of use. </p> <p>Postage rates: <br> Germany: Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.62 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.80</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="NL20151116" title="NL20151116" id="NL20151116"></a>16 November 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">More Francien Cats from the Netherlands</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20151116 MS 3x1 1 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/NL/NL20151116 MS 3x1 1 MIX.png" width="700" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20151116 MS 3x1 2 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20151116 MS 3x1 2 DOM.png" width="700" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20151116 MS 3x1 3 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20151116 MS 3x1 3 DOM.png" width="700" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20151116 MS 3x1 4 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20151116 MS 3x1 4 DOM.png" width="700" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p>See <a href="Newsarchive 2015_1.html#NL20150223">original article</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="DE20151114" title="DE20151114" id="DE20151114"></a>14-15 November 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">2nd Abibria Philatelic Exhibition</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20151114_15 PMK 06780 3 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20151114_15 PMK 06780 3 HLIO.png" width="313" height="245" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 14 and 15 of November 2015, the German Post takes part in th 2nd Abibria regional stamp exhibition in Z&ouml;rbig in Saxony-Anhalt. The postmark shows the CoA of Anhalt-Bitterfeld, with a Lion Rampant. </p> <p>Should you be in Z&ouml;rbig, the exhibition takes place at Kultursaal des eh. Rittergutes, gut M&ouml;&szlig;litz, M&ouml;&szlig;litz 6, DE-06780 Z&Ouml;RBIG from 9 to 5 on the Saturday and 9 to 3 on the Sunday. </p> <p>You can also obtain this postmark by sending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to: </p> <p>Deutsche Post AG <br> Niederlassung Privatkunden/Filialen <br> Sonderstempelstelle Weiden <br> DE-92627 WEIDEN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 21/365&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last day of use. </p> <p>Postage rates: <br> Germany: Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.62 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.80</p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="KZ20151107" title="KZ20151107" id="KZ20151107"></a>7 November 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Kazach Year of the Sheep Miniature Sheet</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow leopard/KZ/KZ20151107 MS 300 SLP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Snow leopard/KZ/KZ20151107 MS 300 SLP.png" width="472" height="475" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="IS20151105" title="IS20151105" id="IS20151105"></a>5 November 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Icelandic Christmas Cat </font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/IS/IS20151105 ST 50gE CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/IS/IS20151105 ST 50gE CAT.png" width="230" height="184" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/IS/IS20151105 BK 10xB50g CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/IS/IS20151105 BK 10xB50g CAT.png" width="300" height="245" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="IL20151103" title="IL20151103" id="IL20151103"></a>3 November 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Israeli Lion</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IL/IL20151103 PMK 61999 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IL/IL20151103 PMK 61999 LIO.png" width="142" height="142" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="NL20151102" title="NL20151102" id="NL20151102"></a>2 November 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Dutch Children's Welfare Stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/NL/NL20151102 MS 6x1__2_04 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/NL/NL20151102 MS 6x1__2_04 CAT.png" width="700" height="363" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="IN20151029" title="IN20151029" id="IN20151029"></a>29 October 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Indian Lions</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 ST 25_00 1 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 ST 25_00 1 LIO.png" width="350" height="269" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 ST 25_00 2 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 ST 25_00 2 LIO.png" width="350" height="267" alt=""/></a></p> <p>For the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit, India post issued a series of stamps showing Indian and African animals. The stamps were issued on 29 October 2015, and tw of the stamps show Lions - one Indian and one African, respectively. There are also 2 INR 5.00 pairs showing Indian and African Rhinos and Indian and African Gazelles, respectively. Both Lion stamps are denominated INR 25.00.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 ST 25_00 3 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 ST 25_00 3 LIO.png" width="350" height="261" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 ST 25_00 4 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 ST 25_00 4 LIO.png" width="350" height="264" alt=""/></a></p> <p>In addition to ordinary stamps from sheets and a miniature sheet, there's also a foiled and embossed version of the MS resulting in a second version of each stamp in the series. The embossed MS was sold for INR 300.00 (frankin value INR 70.00)</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 MS 70_00 1 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 MS 70_00 1 LIO.png" width="700" height="439" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 MS 70_00 2 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IN/IN20151029 MS 70_00 2 LIO.png" width="700" height="449" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="KZ20151028" title="KZ20151028" id="KZ20151028"></a>28 October 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Joint Issue UAE - Kazakhstan</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/KZ/KZ20151028 ST 200 2 HSLP.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/KZ/KZ20151028 ST 200 2 HSLP.png" width="165" height="207" alt=""/></a></p> <p> <a href="../design/Heraldic/KZ/kz_presidential_flag_1995_2012.gif"><img src="../design/Heraldic/KZ/kz_presidential_flag_1995_2012.gif" width="345" height="216" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="GY20151014" title="GY20151014" id="GY20151014"></a>14 October 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bank of Guyana Golden Jubilee</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GY/GY20151014 ST 80 HJAG.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GY/GY20151014 ST 80 HJAG.png" width="350" height="268" alt=""/></a><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GY/GY20151014 ST 150 HJAG.png" width="350" height="268" alt=""/></p> <p>Two stamps were issued to mark Bank of Guyana 50th Anniversary on 14 October 2015. The stamps are denominated GYD 80 and 150, respectively.</p> <p>The $5000 coin is shown on the stamps, and on one face of the coin is the Guyana crest that contains 2 Heraldic Jaguars.</p> <p><i>Reported by TS Tan</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="MO20151009" title="MO20151009" id="MO20151009"></a>9 October 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lion Dance Stamp from Macao </font></b></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="NL20151000" title="NL20151000" id="NL20151000"></a>2 October 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Final MS with Francien van Westering's Cats</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20151002 MS 3x1 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20151002 MS 3x1 DOM.png" width="700" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p>See <a href="Newsarchive 2015_1.html#NL20150223">original article</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="GB20150917" title="GB20150917" id="GB20150917"></a>17 September 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Animals of the First World War Commemorative Sheet</font></b></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="FI20150911" title="FI20150911" id="FI20150911"></a>11 September 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Finnish Animal Town</b></font></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="BE20150907" title="BE20150907" id="BE20150907"></a>7 September 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Belgian Tiger: European Women's Volleybal Championship</b></font></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="IL20150902" title="IL20150902" id="IL20150902"></a>2 September 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Israeli Jungle Cat</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Jungle Cat/IL20150902 SH 32_80 JUN.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Jungle Cat/IL20150902 SH 32_80 JUN.png" width="700" height="465" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Jungle Cat/IL20150902 BK 24_60 CVR.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Jungle Cat/IL20150902 BK 24_60 CVR.png" width="700" height="702" alt=""/></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><i><a name="MDTN20150829" title="MDTN20150829" id="MDTN20150829"></a>29 August 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Transnistria: 25th Anniversary of DMR</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/MDTN/MDTN20150829 ST K HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/MDTN/MDTN20150829 ST K HLIO.png" width="213" height="283" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj&ouml;</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i> <a name="RU20150828" title="RU20150828" id="RU20150828"></a>28 August 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Coat of Arms of Kazan</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/RU/RU20150828 MS 50_00 HSLP.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/RU/RU20150828 MS 50_00 HSLP.png" width="538" height="360" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 28 August 2015 Russia issued a RUB 50.00, single-stamp miniature sheet showing the CoA of Kazan. As the CoA of Kazan doesn't show any cats, we missed this one at first. Kazan is, however, the capital of Tatarstan, and the republic's CoA with a winged Snow Leopard is shown on the selvedge.</p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/RU/RU_TATARSTAN_CoA.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/RU/RU_TATARSTAN_CoA.png" width="250" height="252" alt=""/></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><a name="FR20150828" title="FR20150828" id="FR20150828"></a>28 August 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">French Sayings: Cat Got Your Tongue?</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/FR/FR20150828 ST LV20 8 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/FR/FR20150828 ST LV20 8 CAT.png" width="483" height="325" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/FR/FR20150828 BK 12xLV20 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/FR/FR20150828 BK 12xLV20 CAT.png" width="700" height="309" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 28 August 2015, France issued a booklet of 12 stamps depicting French sayings, idioms and proverbs. One of the stamps illustrates the French equivalent of &quot;Cat got your tongue?&quot; - &quot;Donner sa langue au chat&quot;. The stamp is denominated LV 20g (LV = L&egrave;ttre vert - Green letter, i.e. 2nd class/economy postage - EU 0.68 on issue).</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><a name="JP20150822" title="JP20150822" id="JP20150822"></a>22-23 August 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">49th Tokoname Festival</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/JP/JP20150822_23 PMK 4798799 CAT.png" width="171" height="163" alt=""/></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><a name="CYT20150805" title="CYT20150805" id="CYT20150805"></a>5 August 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Northern Cyprus Pet Stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CYT/CYT20150805 ST 0_60 1 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CYT/CYT20150805 ST 0_60 1 DOM.png" width="224" height="305" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CYT/CYT20150805 ST 0_70 2 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CYT/CYT20150805 ST 0_70 2 DOM.png" width="223" height="297" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CYT/CYT20150805 FDC 2_60 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/CYT/CYT20150805 FDC 2_60 DOM.png" width="700" height="417" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Patrick Roberts</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="US20150803" title="US20150803" id="US20150803"></a>3-7 August 2015: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Decommisioning of USS Gary</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/US/US20150803_07 PMK 92110.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/US/US20150803_07 PMK 92110.png" width="700" height="342" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/US/US_USS_Gary_FFG51_Badge.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/US/US_USS_Gary_FFG51_Badge.png" width="517" height="607" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="BW20150722" title="BW20150722" id="BW20150722"></a>22 July 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Botswana Lion</b></font></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="AU20150715" title="AU20150715" id="AU20150715"></a>15 July 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Australian Alice in Wonderland Stamp Pack</b></font></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="NA20150706" title="NA20150706" id="LR2"></a>6 July 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Namibian Baby Big Five</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Leopard/NA/NA20150706 ST LEP.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Leopard/NA/NA20150706 ST LEP.png" width="265" height="195" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/NA/NA20150706 NSR LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/NA/NA20150706 NSR LIO.png" width="265" height="195" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 6 July 2015 Namibia issues a set of five stamps dedicated to the big five and, more specifically their offspring. A Leopard cub can be found on a stamp denominated 'Standard mail' (NAD 3.50 on issue), whereas a Lion cub can be found on a stamp for 'Non-standard registered mail' (NAD 35.50 on issue).</p> <p>See <a href="../articles/NA20150706_NamPost-Brochure.pdf">NamPost's Philatelic Brochure for this issue</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p> <i><a name="IM20150703" title="IM20150703" id="LR"></a>3 July 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Fishing Cat from Curraghs Wildlife Park</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Fishing cat/IM20150703 ST 1_24 FIS.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Fishing cat/IM20150703 ST 1_24 FIS.png" width="132" height="188" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.curraghswildlifepark.im">Curraghs Wildlife Park</a> in Ballaugh on the Isle of Man celebrates its 50th anniversary yhis year - an event that is marked by the Isle of Man Post Office with a set of 6 stamps on 3 July 2015.</p> <p>One of the attractions in the park's Asian Swamp Area is a Fishing Cat pictured on a GBP 1.24 (inland 100-250g rate) stamp.</p> <p>The stamps can be ordered from the <a href="https://www.iompost.com/stamps-coins/collection/the-curraghs-wildlife-park-50th-anniversary-1965---2015/curraghs-wildlife-park-50th-anniversary-sets-and-sheets/#description-tab">Isle of Man Post Office's philatelic website</a>, and will also become available from <a href="http://wopa-stamps.com/index.php?controller=country&action=index&loc=IM">WOPA</a>.</p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></p> <p><i><a name="DE20150701" title="DE20150701" id="LR27"></a>1 July 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Leipzig Celebrates its Millennium Jubilee</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20150701 FDP 53113 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20150701 FDP 53113 HLIO.png" width="225" height="216" alt=""/></a></p> <p>In 1015 the first ever written referens to &laquo;Urbs Libzi&raquo; were made - thus in 2015 current day Leipzig celebrates its millennium. On 1 July 2015 the German Post issues a stamp to mark this significant jubilee. The stamp itself shows a skyline with famous Leipzig landmarks, and there are no cats in the stamp. However, on the Bonn First Day Postmark, you will find the Lion Rampant from the city's coat of arms.</p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/DE/DE_Leipzig_CoA.jpg"><img src="../design/Heraldic/DE/DE_Leipzig_CoA.jpg" width="180" height="216" alt=""/></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>1 July 2015: </i></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>A Cheshire Cat from Bosnia</b></font></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/BA/BA20150701 ST 1_50 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/BA/BA20150701 ST 1_50 CAT.png" width="400" height="321" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There's another stamp issue celebrating Alice in Wonderland, namely from the Bosnian Post (JP BH Po&scaron;ta in Sarajevo). The BAM 1.50 stamp (international postcard rate) issued 1 July 2015 shows Alice and a number of Wonderland characters, including the Cheshire Cat on its branch. The Cheshire cat can also be found in the FDC cachet. </p> <p>See the Bosnian Post's <a href="http://www.posta.ba/vijesti/1/0/280.html" target="_blank">Web-pages</a> (only in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian).</p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/BA/BA20150701 FDC 1_50 CAT.png" width="700" height="492" alt=""/></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>For older items, see <a href="Newsarchive 2015_1.html">News Archive January - June 2015</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive 2014_2.html">News Archive July - December 2014</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202014_1.html">News Archive January - June 2014</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202013_2.html">News Archive July - December 2013</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive%202013_1.html">News Archive January - June 2013</a><br> </i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><i><a href="Newsarchive%202012_2.html">News Archive July - December 2012</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><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"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>