<!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-16"> <meta name="generator" content="Adobe GoLive"> <title>News Archive January - June 2017</title> </head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <h1><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">News Archive January - June 2017</font></h1> <p><i>Latest update of this archive: <!-- #BeginDate format:Sw1 -->20 September, 2017<!-- #EndDate --></i></p> <p><i>For older items, see <a href="Newsarchive 2016_2.html">News Archive July - December 2016</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive 2016_1.html">News Archive January - June 2016</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><a href="Newsarchive 2015_2.html">News Archive July - December 2015</a><br> <img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="12" width="130" border="0"><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><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a name="US20170630_0705" title="US20170630_0705" id="US20170630_0705"></a></font></b>30 June and 5 July 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Norshaft Lions Club Postmarks </font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/US/US20170630 PMK 05262 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/US/US20170630 PMK 05262 LIOC.png" width="362" height="194" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The Norshaft Lions Club in Vermont celebrates the Lions International Centenary with two commemorative postmarks in June and July. </p> <p>The first one is used in Shaftsbury, VT on 30 June 2017. This postmark is available until 30 July 2017, by sending envelopes or postcards franked with US postage to: </p> <p>Norshaft Lions Club <br> Norshaft Station <br> PO Box 9998 <br> SHAFTSBURY, VT 05262-9998<br> USA </p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/US/US20170705 PMK 05257 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/US/US20170705 PMK 05257 LIOC.png" width="365" height="219" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The second will be used in North Bennington, VT on 5 July 2017. This one is available until 4 August 2017, by sending envelopes or postcards franked with US postage to: </p> <p>Norshaft Lions Club <br> Norshaft Station <br> Postmaster <br> PO Box 9998 <br> NORTH BENNINGTON, VT 05257-9998<br> USA </p> <p>Postage: <br> US postcard: USD 0.34 or a postcard stamp <br> US letter: USD 0.49 (or a Forever stamp) <br> International postcard/letter: USD 1.15 (or a Global Forever stamp) </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><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a name="SG20170628" title="SG20170628" id="SG20170628"></a></font></b>28 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Singapore Baby Animals</font></b><i></i></p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/SG/SG20170628 ST 1st 1 CAT.png" width="350" height="360" alt=""/></p> <p>Singapore issues a set of stamps dedicated to baby animals on 28 June 2017. One of the stamps, denominated 1st local (SGD 0.30 on issue), shows a kitten and a pupy.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/SG/SG20170628 FDC 4_15 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/SG/SG20170628 FDC 4_15 CAT.png" width="700" height="350" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The FDC - sold at SGD 4.15 - also shows cats in the cahet, and there's also a presentation pack sold at SGD 5.20 where cats are featured on the cover and inside artwork.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/SG/SG20170628 PP 5_20 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/SG/SG20170628 PP 5_20 CAT.png" width="700" height="536" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The products can be ordered from <a href="https://shop.singpost.com/banners/baby-animals.html" target="_blank">Singpost's philatelic webshop</a>.</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><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a name="AU20160620" title="AU20160620" id="AU20160620"></a></font></b>20 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">BBC Earth Stamp Pack from Australia</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/AU/AU20170620 BK 23_00 MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/AU/AU20170620 BK 23_00 MIX.png" width="481" height="598" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Australia Post issued a stamp pack with pre-personalised stamps showing wildlife photos from BBS Earth. The Cover features a Leopard, and the same picture can be found on a label on pane 1. </p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/AU/AU20170620 BK 23_00 MIX PNE1.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/AU/AU20170620 BK 23_00 MIX PNE1.png" width="300" height="375" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/AU/AU20170620 BK 23_00 MIX PNE2.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/AU/AU20170620 BK 23_00 MIX PNE2.png" width="300" height="370" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There's also a Lion on one of the labels at pane 2. The stamp pack was issued on 20 June 2017, and sells for AUD 23.00 (franking value 20.00) from <a href="https://shop.auspost.com.au/product/bbc-earth-stamp-pack-15141035" target="_blank">Australia Post</a>. </p> <p><i>Repported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a name="DE20170608" title="DE20170608" id="DE"></a></font></b>18 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">750th Anniversary of Reinheim in Gersheim</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20170618 PMK 66453 HWLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20170618 PMK 66453 HWLIO.png" width="305" height="243" alt=""/></a></p> <p>To mark the 750th anniversary of Reinheim in Gersheim, the German Post will use a commemorative postmark in Gersheim on 18 June 2017. The postmark shows the Church of St. Mark's in Reinheim alongside the Reinheim CoA. The CoA shows a Griffin Passant.</p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/DE/DE_Reinheim_Gersheim_CoA.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/DE/DE_Reinheim_Gersheim_CoA.png" width="300" height="319" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The Post Office stand can be found at the Reinheim Festival Grounds (Festplatz) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (1000-1600). </p> <p>The postmark can also be obtained 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 Brief: <br> DE- 92627 WEIDEN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 11/150&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last day of use. </p> <p>Postage rates: </p> <p>Germany: Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.70 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.90 </p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj&ouml;</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i>10 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ukrainian Definitives</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/UA/UA20170610 ST V HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/UA/UA20170610 ST V HLIO.png" width="350" height="310" alt=""/></a><a href="../design/Heraldic/UA/UA_Yalta_CoA.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/UA/UA_Yalta_CoA.png" width="350" height="324" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Ukraine issued a new stamp in its ongoing series showing Coats of Arms of Ukrainian Cities. The stamp shows the CoA of Yalta (in occupied Crimea - currently de-facto part of Russia). The stamp is denominated V (inland letter up to 20g - UAH 4.00 on issue).</p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/UA/UA20170610 FDC V HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/UA/UA20170610 FDC V HLIO.png" width="700" height="494" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The CoA of Yalta can also be found in the FDC cachet.</p> <p>The stamp can be ordered from Ukrposhta's online <a href="http://poshta.kiev.ua/nishop.php?act=6C5128B11F8FC247&gid=1&id=1819121&f_present=0&f_type=1&f_val_1=&f_val_2=25.06.2017&f_val_3=25.06.2017&f_val_4=&sortparam=5&page=1" target="_blank">Mini Market</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><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a name="DE20170608" title="DE20170608" id="DE20170608"></a></font></b>8 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Heinz Sielmann Postmark </font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/DE/DE20170608 PMK 37115 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/DE/DE20170608 PMK 37115 DOM.png" width="308" height="242" alt=" "/> </a></p> <p>The famous German animal photographer and film maker Heinz Sielmann was born 100 years ago. </p> <p>He is celbrated in Duderstadt, the seat of his foundation, on 8 June 2017. The German post takes part in the celebrations with a commemorative postmark showing Mr Sielmann holding a kitten. </p> <p>The venue for the celebrations is the local bank: </p> <p> Sparkasse Duderstadt<br> Bahnhofstr. 41<br> DE-37115 Duderstadt,</p> <p> and the Post Office stand is staffed between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (0900-1800). </p> <p>The postmark can also be obtained by sending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to: </p> <p>Deutsche Post AG <br> Niederlassung Brief Berlin 1<br> Sonderstempelstelle <br> DE-11508 BERLIN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 10/127&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last day of use. </p> <p>Postage rates: </p> <p>Germany: <br> Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.70 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.90</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="HR20170607" title="HR20170607" id="HR20170607"></a>7 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Croatian Lions International Centenary Stamp</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 ST 3_10 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 ST 3_10 LIOC.png" width="500" height="294" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 SH 27_90 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 SH 27_90 LIOC.png" width="700" height="478" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDC 3_10 21000 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDC 3_10 21000 LIOC.png" width="700" height="475" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDP 10101 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDP 10101 LIOC.png" width="150" height="152" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDP 21000 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDP 21000 LIOC.png" width="150" height="146" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDP 52440 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDP 31000 LIOC.png" width="150" height="155" alt=""/><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HR/HR20170607 FDP 52440 LIOC.png" width="150" height="152" 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="NC20170607" title="NC20170607" id="NC20170607"></a>7 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">New Caledonia Celebrates Lion International</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NC/NC20170607 ST 75 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NC/NC20170607 ST 75 LIOC.png" width="350" height="466" alt=""/></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NC/NC20170607 FDC 75 LIOC.png" width="546" height="305" alt=""/></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NC/NC20170607 FDP 98841 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/NC/NC20170607 FDP 98841 LIOC.png" width="308" height="304" 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="AU20170607" title="AU20170607" id="AU20170607"></a>7 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Australian Lions Jubilee</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 ST 1_00 1 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 ST 1_00 1 LIOC.png" width="300" height="207" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 BK 20_00 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 BK 20_00 LIOC.png" width="600" height="319" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 PP 10_45 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 PP 10_45 LIOC.png" width="700" height="387" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 FDC 1_00 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 FDC 1_00 LIOC.png" width="601" height="349" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 MC 1_00 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 MC 1_00 LIOC.png" width="434" height="311" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 FDP 2480 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170607 FDP 2480 LIOC.png" width="161" height="158" 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="US20170604" title="US20170604" id="US20170604"></a>4 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">36th Annual Teenies Seniors &amp; Handicapped Fishing Derby</font></b></p> <p><a href="/scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/US/US20170604 PMK 05737 CAT.png" target="_blank"><img src="/scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/US/US20170604 PMK 05737 CAT.png" width="401" height="223" alt=""/></a></p> <p>For the 36th time Teenies Seniors &amp; Handicapped Fishing Derby takes place in Chittenden in Vermont on 4 June 2017.</p> <p>As usual, US artist Donna Wilson has designed a commemorative postmark showing a blind tabby cat.</p> <p>The postmark i available until 4 July 2017, by sending envelopes or postcards franked with US postage to:</p> <p>United States Postal Service<br> Fishing Derby Station<br> Postmaster<br> PO Box 9998<br> CHITTENDEN, VT 05737-9998<br> USA</p> <p>Postage: <br> US postcard: USD 0.34 or a postcard stamp <br> US letter: USD 0.49 (or a Forever stamp) <br> International postcard/letter: USD 1.15 (or a Global Forever stamp) </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="US20170601" title="US20170601" id="US20170601"></a>1 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Tulsa Zoo Tiger Postmark</font></b></p> <p><i><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/US/US20170601 PMK 74115 TIG.png" width="424" height="263" alt=""/></i></p> <p>A special postmark showing a Tiger is in use at the Tulsa Zoo on 1 June 2017.</p> <p>The postmark is available until 1 July 2017, and can be ordered by sending postcards or letters franked with US postage to:</p> <p>Tulsa Zoo<br> Lost Kingdom Station<br> Postmaster<br> 333 West 4th St.<br> TULSA, OK 74103-9998<br> USA</p> <p>Postage: <br> US postcard: USD 0.34 or a postcard stamp <br> US letter: USD 0.49 (or a Forever stamp) <br> International postcard/letter: USD 1.15 (or a Global Forever stamp) </p> <p><i>Reported by Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="64" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="MC20170601" title="MC20170601" id="MC20170601"></a>1 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Monegasque Lions International Stamp</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/MC/MC20170601 ST 0_85 LIOC.png" width="350" height="266" alt=""/></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/MC/MC20170601 FDC 0_85 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/MC/MC20170601 FDC 0_85 LIOC.png" width="700" height="394" alt=""/></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/MC/MC20170601 SH 8_50 LIOC.png" width="560" height="850" alt=""/></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="64" border="0"></i></p> <p><i> <a name="IE20170601" title="IE20170601" id="IE20170601"></a>1 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ireland Celebrates the Lions Centenary </font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/IE/IE20170601 ST 1_35 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/IE/IE20170601 ST 1_35 LIOC.png" width="350" height="208" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/IE/IE20170601 FDC 1_35 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/IE/IE20170601 FDC 1_35 LIOC.png" width="465" height="312" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng</i><i></i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="64" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="ID20170601" title="ID20170601" id="ID20170601"></a>1 June 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Indonesia's Also Celebrates Lions Centenary</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/ID/ID20170601 ST 5000 1 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/ID/ID20170601 ST 5000 1 LIOC.png" width="350" height="217" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/ID/ID20170601 ST 5000 2 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/ID/ID20170601 ST 5000 2 LIOC.png" width="350" height="212" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/ID/ID20170601 FDC 10000 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/ID/ID20170601 FDC 10000 LIOC.png" width="700" height="413" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by P.K. Brandang</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="64" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="NL20170530" title="NL20170530" id="NL20170530"></a>30 May 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Iberian Lynxes on Pre-personalised Dutch MS</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Iberian Lynx/NL20170530 MS 5xI1 1 ILY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Iberian Lynx/NL20170530 MS 5xI1 1 ILY.png" width="700" height="504" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="64" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="FR20170527" title="FR20170527" id="FR20170527"></a>27 May 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">France's Lions Centenary Stamp</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FR/FR20170527 ST 0_85 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FR/FR20170527 ST 0_85 LIOC.png" width="350" height="248" 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="FI20170524" title="FI20170524" id="FI20170524"></a>24 May 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Finlandia 2017: Centenary of Finnish Independence </font></b> </p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/FI/FI20170524 MS 2xFI HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/FI/FI20170524 MS 2xFI HLIO.png" width="700" height="519" alt=""/></a></p> <p>In 2017 Finland celebrates its Centenary of Independence from Russia in 1917. There might be more cat related issue for the jubilee, but we know that on 24 May 2017, a miniature sheet with two NVI-stamps good for inland postage (indicated by an outline of the Finnish map). The MS is issued for the opening of the Finlandia 2017 International Stamp Exhibition in Tampere.</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="AT20170519" title="AT20170519" id="AT20170519"></a>19 May 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Austria Celebrates the Lions Centenary</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AT/AT20170519 ST 0_80 LIOC.png" width="350" height="419" alt=""/></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AT/AT20170519 FDP 8010 LIOC.png" width="315" height="295" alt=""/></p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj&ouml;</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="CH20170511_1" title="CH20170511_1" id="CH20170511_1"></a>11 May 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">70th Locarno Film Festival</font></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.pardolive.ch/pardo/festival-del-film-locarno/home.html" target="_blank"><img src="/design/Logos/CH/CH_Locarno_Festival_70th.png" width="263" height="166" alt=""/></a></p> <p>For the 70th time, film enthusiast will gather in Locarno in Switzerland in August. To mark the occasion, the Swiss Post issues a stamp on 11 May 2017.</p> <p><a href="/scans/Wild_cats/Leopard/CH/CH20170511 ST 1_00 3 LEP.png"><img src="/scans/Wild_cats/Leopard/CH/CH20170511 ST 1_00 3 LEP.png" width="239" height="202" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The stamp shows the film festival's emblem animal - a Leopard.</p> <p>The stamp is denominated CHF 1.00 (inland letter rate).</p> <p>The stamp can be ordered from the <a href="https://www.postshop.ch/en/Products/Stamps" target="_blank">Swiss Post's webshop</a> and also from WOPA.</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="CH20170511_1" title="CH20170511_1" id="CH20170511_2"></a>11 May 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">50th Anniversary of the ch Foundation for Federal Cooperation</font></b></p> <p><img src="../scans/Heraldics/CH/CH20170511 ST 1_00 4 HLIO.png" width="240" height="196" alt=""/></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.chstiftung.ch/de/" target="_blank">ch Foundation for Federal Cooperation</a> was established 50 years ago to promote and facilitate inter-cantonial cooperation in Switzerland. The jubilee is marked by the Swiss Post by the issue of a CHF 1.00 stamp (inland letter rate) on 11 May 2017. The stamp shows a composite design with elements from the coats of arms for the 26 cantons of Switzerland.</p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/CH/CH_Thurgau_CoA.jpg"><img src="../design/Heraldic/CH/CH_Thurgau_CoA.jpg" width="240" height="306" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Thurgau's coat of arms shows two Lions Passant, parts of which can be found in the upper left quarter of the stamp.</p> <p>The stamp can be ordered from the <a href="https://www.postshop.ch/en/Products/Stamps" target="_blank">Swiss Post's webshop</a> and also from WOPA.</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="EE20170508" title="EE20170508" id="EE20170508"></a>8 May 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Estonian Europa Stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/EE/EE20170508 ST 1_40 2 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/EE/EE20170508 ST 1_40 2 LIO.png" width="241" height="171" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The Europa theme for 2017 is castles, and in a set of two EUR 1.40-stamps, Estonia presents the castles of Maarjam&auml;e and Keila-Joa. On the stamp for the latter, a Lion is prominently featured. </p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/EE/EE20170508 SH 14_00 2 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/EE/EE20170508 SH 14_00 2 LIO.png" width="361" height="514" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The Lion is also used on the marginal labels of the 10-stamp sheetlets.</p> <p><a href="../design/Pics/EE_Keila_Joa_Castle_Lion II.png"><img src="../design/Pics/EE_Keila_Joa_Castle_Lion II.png" width="350" height="235" alt=""/></a><img src="../design/Pics/EE_Keila_Joa_Castle_Lion.png" width="350" height="232" alt=""/></p> <p>The Lion in real life is a marble statue just outside of the castle.</p> <p>The stamps can be ordered from the <a href="http://pood.post.ee/1946" target="_blank">Estonian Post webshop</a> and also from <a href="http://wopa-stamps.com/index.php?controller=country&action=stampRelatedIssue&id=36057" target="_blank">WOPA</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="NZ20170503" title="NZ20170503" id="NZ20170503"></a>3 May 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The British &amp; Irish Lions 2017 Tour to New Zealand</font></b></p> <p>Every four years The British &amp; Irish Lions tour the Southern Hemisphere, and in 2017 it's New Zealand's turn to host and compete in a rugby series that captivates a nation. The series will begin in Whangarei on 3 June 2017, and over the course of six weeks, ten matches will be played in seven different cities against eight different New Zealand teams.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/NZ/NZ20170503 MS 18_90 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/NZ/NZ20170503 MS 18_90 HLIO.png" width="453" height="582" alt=""/></a></p> <p>On 3 May 2017 New Zealand Post issues a miniature sheet with 7 stamps, each representing one of the seven cities. All the stamps includes a Lion Passant Guardant from the Lions' team logo.</p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/GB/GB_British_and_Irish_Lions_Rugby_Logo.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/GB/GB_British_and_Irish_Lions_Rugby_Logo.png" width="328" height="423" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The Lion Passant Guardant is also represented in the first day postmark and the entire logo is shown in the FDC cachet alongside a real Lion.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/NZ/NZ20170503 FDC 18_90 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/NZ/NZ20170503 FDC 18_90 HLIO.png" width="587" height="355" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The stamps and other philatelic products can be ordered from the <a href="https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/new-zealand/2017/british-irish-lions-tour?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=British%20%20Irish%20Lions%20coin%20stamps%20and%20coins&utm_content=British%20%20Irish%20Lions%20coin%20stamps%20and%20coins+CID_a8cabcb89dd272f5d95fe2f667ca9775&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=British%20%20Irish%20Lions%202017%20Tour%20to%20New%20Zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand Post website</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="TJ20170430" title="TJ20170430" id="TJ20170430"></a>30 April 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Manul on Tajikistan WWF-stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 ST 3_50 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 ST 3_50 MNU.png" width="272" height="163" alt=""/></a><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" width="12" height="12" alt=""/><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 ST 4_50 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 ST 4_50 MNU.png" width="272" height="162" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 ST 5_10 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 ST 5_10 MNU.png" width="272" height="162" alt=""/></a><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" width="12" height="12" alt=""/><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 ST 8_70 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 ST 8_70 MNU.png" width="272" height="163" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Tajikistan has issued a set of WWF-stamps showing Manuls. The set was issued 30 April 2017. The set consists of 4 stamps, denominated TJS 3.50, 4.50, 5.10, and 8.70. </p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 SH 35_00 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 SH 35_00 MNU.png" width="334" height="482" alt=""/></a><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" width="12" height="12" alt=""/><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 SH 45_00 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 SH 45_00 MNU.png" width="334" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 SH 51_00 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 SH 51_00 MNU.png" width="334" height="482" alt=""/></a><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" width="12" height="12" alt=""/><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 SH 87_00 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 SH 87_00 MNU.png" width="334" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The stamps are issued in sheetlets of 10 stamps with Manuls also shown in the marginal labels. </p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 MS 43_60 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 MS 43_60 MNU.png" width="619" height="244" alt=""/></a></p> <p>There's also a miniature sheet with 2 sets of stamps. </p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 IMP 3_50 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 IMP 3_50 MNU.png" width="271" height="163" alt=""/></a><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" width="12" height="12" alt=""/><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 IMP 4_50 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 IMP 4_50 MNU.png" width="273" height="164" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 IMP 5_10 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 IMP 5_10 MNU.png" width="273" height="163" alt=""/></a><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" width="12" height="12" alt=""/><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 IMP 8_70 MNU.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Manul/TJ20170430 IMP 8_70 MNU.png" width="271" height="163" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The stamps are also issued in imperforate versions.</p> <p>Since this is an official WWF issue, there's bound to be official FDCs and possibly maximum cards, but we have not seen any of these (yet).</p> <p><i>Reported by D.G.Naryshkin (<a href="http://home.nestor.minsk.by/fsunews/index.html" target="_blank">FSU New Issues Website</a>)</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i>29 April 2017:</i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Portugese Lions Centenary Stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/PT/PT20170429 ST 0_80 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/PT/PT20170429 ST 0_80 LIOC.png" width="300" height="241" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/PT/PT20170429 MS 2_00 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/PT/PT20170429 MS 2_00 LIOC.png" width="500" height="385" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/PT/PT20170429 FDP 8125 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/PT/PT20170429 FDP 8125 LIOC.png" width="200" height="204" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by J&oslash;rgen Kristiansen</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="EE20170429" title="EE20170429" id="EE20170429"></a></i><i>29 April 2017:</i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lions International Centenary: Estonia</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/EE/EE20170429 ST 0_65 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/EE/EE20170429 ST 0_65 LIOC.png" width="350" height="282" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/EE/EE20170429 FDC 0_65 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/EE/EE20170429 FDC 0_65 LIOC.png" width="560" height="375" 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="IS20170427" title="IS20170427" id="IS20170427"></a>27 April 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Icelandic Kitten</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/IS/IS20170427 ST 50g DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/IS/IS20170427 ST 50g DOM.png" width="364" height="360" alt=""/></a></p> <p>In a two-stamp set called <i>The Young of Iceland's Domestic Animals</i>, Iceland Post gives us a beautiful stamp showing a kitten. The self-adhesive stamp is denominated 50g Innanlands - or inland letter up to 50g (ISK 195 on issue). The stamp is sold in sheetlets of 10.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/IS/IS20170427 SH 10x50g DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/IS/IS20170427 SH 10x50g DOM.png" width="300" height="620" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Official FDCs are produced for individual stamps, sets of two (the other one shows a baby goat), as well as for blocks of four, and there's a cat silhouette in the FDC cachet.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/IS/IS20170427 FDC 4x50g DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/IS/IS20170427 FDC 4x50g DOM.png" width="295" height="213" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The first day postmark shows a cartoon cat.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/IS/IS20170427 FDP 101 CAT.png" width="364" height="352" alt=""/></p> <p>The set can be ordered from Iceland Post' <a href="https://stamps.postur.is/en/webstore/stamps-2017/649/" target="_blank">Postphil website</a>, and also (in time) from <a href="http://wopa-stamps.com/index.php?controller=country&action=stampYear&id=2017&loc=IS" target="_blank">WOPA</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="DE20170413" title="DE20170413" id="DE20170413"></a>13 April 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Quincentenary of the Reformation</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20170413 PMK 35037 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/DE/DE20170413 PMK 35037 HLIO.png" width="319" height="246" alt=""/></a></p> <p>For the combined celebration of the Reformation Quincentenary, 450th Anniversary of the Death of Philip I of Hesse, and the 125th Anniversary of the Marburg Stamp Club, a special postmark will be in use at the Jubilee Exhibition in Marburg Town Hall on 13 April 2017. </p> <p>Should you be in Marburg on the day of use, the German Post's Stamp Team Hanau will be in the City Hall at Markt 7 from 1000 to 1600 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.). 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. 06/060&quot;, and must arrive at the Special Postmark Office no later than the last day of use. </p> <p>Postage rates: </p> <p>Germany: Postcard EUR 0.45 / Standard letter EUR 0.70 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.90</p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj&ouml;</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="IL20170404" title="IL20170404" id="IL20170404"></a>4 April 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Jerusalem Reunification 50 Years</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IL/IL20170404 MS 10_00 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/IL/IL20170404 MS 10_00 LIO.png" width="700" height="416" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Nahum Shereshevsky</i><i> </i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="HU20170403" title="HU20170403" id="HU20170403"></a>3 April 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hungary Celebrates Centenary of Lions International</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HU/HU20170403 ST 120 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HU/HU20170403 ST 120 LIOC.png" width="200" height="148" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HU/HU20170403 SH 1200 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HU/HU20170403 SH 1200 LIOC.png" width="350" height="663" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HU/HU20170403 FDC 120 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/HU/HU20170403 FDC 120 LIOC.png" width="700" height="490" 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="AU20170330" title="AU20170330" id="AU20170330"></a>30 March 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Aussie Footy and Rugby Stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 2 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 2 LIO.png" width="700" height="528" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 7 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 7 CAT.png" width="700" height="528" alt=""/></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 12.png" width="700" height="528" alt=""/></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Panther/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 24 ALL PAN.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Panther/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 24 ALL PAN.png" width="700" height="528" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 32 ALL TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/AU/AU20170330 BK 23_00 32 ALL TIG.png" width="700" height="528" 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="CY20170324" title="CY20170324" id="CY20170324"></a>24 March 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Cyprus Celebrates Lions International</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/CY/CY20170324 ST 0_64 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/CY/CY20170324 ST 0_64 LIOC.png" width="494" height="337" 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="UNAT20170323" title="UNAT20170323" id="UNAT20170323"></a>23 March 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">UN Celebrates International Dance</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/UN/UNAT20170323 NS 3_40 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/UN/UNAT20170323 NS 3_40 LIO.png" width="628" height="765" 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="SI20170317" title="SI20170317" id="SI20170317"></a>17 March 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Slovenian Cave Lion</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Cave_Lion/SI20170317 ST 0_65 CLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Cave_Lion/SI20170317 ST 0_65 CLIO.png" width="500" height="350" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Cave_Lion/SI20170317 FDC 0_65 CLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Cave_Lion/SI20170317 FDC 0_65 CLIO.png" width="600" height="413" alt=""/></a><img src="../scans/Prehistoric cats/Cave_Lion/SI20170317 FDP 6230 CLIO.png" width="210" height="216" alt=""/></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="AU20170314" title="AU20170314" id="AU20170314"></a>14 March 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Tom &amp; Jerry Stamp Pack and Looney Tunes Postcard</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AU/AU20170314 BK 20_00 2 CAT PIC.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AU/AU20170314 BK 20_00 2 CAT PIC.png" width="700" height="528" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AU/AU20170314 BK 20_00 2 CAT PNE1.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AU/AU20170314 BK 20_00 2 CAT PNE1.png" width="521" height="589" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AU/AU20170314 PC W 6 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/AU/AU20170314 PC W 6 CAT.png" width="700" height="528" 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="AU20170305_08" title="AU20170305_08" id="AU20170305_08"></a>5-8 March 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Australian Lions Club Convention</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170305_08 PMK 7005 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/AU/AU20170305_08 PMK 7005 LIOC.png" width="182" height="174" 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="CH20170302" title="CH20170302" id="CH"></a>4 March 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Transnistrian Domestic Cats</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/ABY/MDTN20170304 ST A ABY.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/ABY/MDTN20170304 ST A ABY.png" width="153" height="219" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SFD/MDTN20170304 ST K 1 SFS.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SFD/MDTN20170304 ST K 1 SFS.png" width="153" height="218" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIB/MDTN20170304 ST K 2 SIB.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIB/MDTN20170304 ST K 2 SIB.png" width="154" height="219" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/MDTN/MDTN20170304 ST K 3 MCO.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/MDTN/MDTN20170304 ST K 3 MCO.png" width="153" height="218" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/OSH/MDTN20170304 ST T OSH.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/OSH/MDTN20170304 ST T OSH.png" width="153" height="219" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/KBT/MDTN20170304 ST B KBS.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/KBT/MDTN20170304 ST B KBS.png" width="153" height="218" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/MDTN/MDTN20170304 MS ABKKKT MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/MDTN/MDTN20170304 MS ABKKKT MIX.png" width="364" height="382" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/ABY/MDTN20170304 MS 6xA ABY.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/ABY/MDTN20170304 MS 6xA ABY.png" width="364" height="381" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SFD/MDTN20170304 MS 6xK 1 SFS.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SFD/MDTN20170304 MS 6xK 1 SFS.png" width="362" height="381" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIB/MDTN20170304 MS 6xK 2 SIB.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SIB/MDTN20170304 MS 6xK 2 SIB.png" width="364" height="382" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/MDTN/MDTN20170304 MS 6xK 3 MCO.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/MDTN/MDTN20170304 MS 6xK 3 MCO.png" width="364" height="380" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/OSH/MDTN20170304 MS 6xT OSH.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/OSH/MDTN20170304 MS 6xT OSH.png" width="364" height="381" alt=""/></a><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/KBT/MDTN20170304 MS 6xB KBS.png" width="363" height="380" alt=""/></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/MDTN/MDTN20170304 FDC AKK MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/MDTN/MDTN20170304 FDC AKK MIX.png" width="700" height="509" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/MDTN/MDTN20170304 FDC KTB MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/MDTN/MDTN20170304 FDC KTB MIX.png" width="700" height="509" 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="CH20170302" title="CH20170302" id="CH20170302"></a>2 March 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Swiss Baby Animals</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 ST 1_00 ELY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 ST 1_00 ELY.png" width="350" height="298" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 FDC 5_35 ELY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 FDC 5_35 ELY.png" width="420" height="296" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 FDP 3000 ELY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 FDP 3000 ELY.png" width="246" height="247" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 PCP 8_00 ELY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 PCP 8_00 ELY.png" width="468" height="379" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 PP 6_15 ELY.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Eurasian lynx/CH/CH20170302 PP 6_15 ELY.png" width="448" height="159" 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="DE20170225" title="DE20170225" id="DE20170225"></a>25 February 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Another Bremen Town Musicians Postmark</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170225 PMK 23617 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170225 PMK 23617 CAT.png" width="334" height="261" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The Bremen Town Musicians are definitely &laquo;&agrave; la mode&raquo; in Germany in February. The four animal musicians are also featured on a commemorative postmark for the Young Philatelists of Stockelsdorf's Exchange Day on 25 February 2017. </p> <p>Should you be in Stockelsdorf on 25 February, the commemorative postmark will be in service in the Gemeindehaus, Ahrensb&ouml;kerstr. 5, 23617 Stockelsdorf from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (0900-1400). </p> <p>The postmark can also be obtained by sending addressed envelopes/postcards franked with German stamps (computer postage not allowed) to: </p> <p>Deutsche Post AG <br> Niederlassung Brief Berlin 1 <br> Sonderstempelstelle <br> DE-11508 BERLIN, Germany </p> <p>The outer envelope should be marked with &quot;Sonderstempel nr. 03/014&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 0.70 <br> International: Postcard/letter: EUR 0.90</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="AU20170214" title="AU20170214" id="AU20170214"></a>14 February 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">'Our Pets' Stamp Pack</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20170214 BK 22_00 1 DOM PIC.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20170214 BK 22_00 1 DOM PIC.png" width="700" height="528" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20170214 BK 22_00 1 DOM PNE1.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20170214 BK 22_00 1 DOM PNE1.png" width="471" height="590" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20170214 BK 22_00 1 DOM PNE2.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20170214 BK 22_00 1 DOM PNE2.png" width="469" height="589" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20170214 BK 22_00 1 DOM PNE3.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/AU/AU20170214 BK 22_00 1 DOM PNE3.png" width="463" height="588" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Heather Symes</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="NL20170210" title="NL20170210" id="NL20170210"></a>10 February 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Netherlands: Living Heritage Pre-personalised Stamps</font></b></p> <p>Post.nl - the Dutch Post Office - has commissioned four artist to portrait three traditional farm animals each for a series of pre-personalised stamps to be issued 10 February 2017 in a set called Living Heritage ('Levend erfgoed' in Dutch). The stamps are issued in miniature sheets of 3 stamps - one for each artist. Two of the artists have included cats amongst their chosen subjects.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20170210 MS 3x1 3 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20170210 MS 3x1 3 DOM.png" width="700" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p>Hiske Wiersma has included a handsom black and white shorthair called Poeske on one of her stamps, while Hinke Posthuma has chosen a brown-tabby and white (or possibly tortie-tabby and white) cta by name of Pinky.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20170210 MS 3x1 4 DOM.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/DOM/NL/NL20170210 MS 3x1 4 DOM.png" width="700" height="482" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The stamps are all denominatied 1 (inland postage - EUR 0.78 on issue). They can be ordered for <a href="http://collectclub.postnl.nl/postzegelset-levend-erfgoed.html" target="_blank">Post.nl's Collect Club</a>, and also from <a href="http://wopa-stamps.com/index.php?controller=country&action=stampProduct&id=34901" target="_blank">WOPA</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="MD20170210" title="MD20170210" id="MD20170210"></a>10 February 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Moldovan Coats of Arms</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/MD/MD20170210 ST 1_00 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/MD/MD20170210 ST 1_00 HLIO.png" width="137" height="165" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/MD/MD20170210 ST 3_00 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/MD/MD20170210 ST 3_00 HLIO.png" width="137" height="164" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../design/Heraldic/MD/MD_Sangerei_CoA.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/MD/MD_Sangerei_CoA.png" width="205" height="298" alt=""/></a><a href="../design/Heraldic/MD/MD_Leova_CoA.png"><img src="../design/Heraldic/MD/MD_Leova_CoA.png" width="226" height="296" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="DE20170209_2" title="DE20170209_2" id="DE20170209_2"></a>9 February 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lion Sculptures at Ludwigsburg Castle</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/DE/DE20170209 PMK 71634 LIO.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/DE/DE20170209 PMK 71634 LIO.png" width="382" height="276" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../design/Pics/DE_Ludwigsburg_Castle.jpg"><img src="../design/Pics/DE_Ludwigsburg_Castle.jpg" width="341" height="511" 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="DE20170209_1" title="DE20170209_1" id="DE20170209_1"></a>9 February 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bremen Town Musicians</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 ST 0_70__0_30 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 ST 0_70__0_30 CAT.png" width="300" height="300" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 ST 0_85__0_40 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 ST 0_85__0_40 CAT.png" width="300" height="293" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 ST 1_45__0_55 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 ST 1_45__0_55 CAT.png" width="300" height="302" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 BK 7_00__3_00 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 BK 7_00__3_00 CAT.png" width="532" height="409" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 COI 700_00__30_00 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 COI 700_00__30_00 CAT.png" width="337" height="355" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 FDP 53113 3.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 FDP 53113 3.png" width="304" height="239" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 FDP 53113 4 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 FDP 53113 4 CAT.png" width="286" height="222" alt=""/></a><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/DE/DE20170209 PMK 28195 CAT.png" width="275" height="217" alt=""/></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="GI20170206" title="GI20170206" id="GI20170206"></a>6 February 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Gibraltar: 65th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's Accession</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 0_22 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 0_22 HLIO.png" width="208" height="204" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 0_64 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 0_64 HLIO.png" width="208" height="204" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 0_70 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 0_70 HLIO.png" width="208" height="204" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 0_80 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 0_80 HLIO.png" width="208" height="204" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 2_00 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 2_00 HLIO.png" width="208" height="204" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 3_00 1 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 ST 3_00 1 HLIO.png" width="208" height="204" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 MS 3_00 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 MS 3_00 HLIO.png" width="700" height="295" alt=""/></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Heraldics/GI/GI20170206 PP 8_21 HLIO CVR.png" width="700" height="367" alt=""/></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="RS20170127" title="RS20170127" id="RS20170127"></a>27 January 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Serbian Year of the Rooster Stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20170127 ST 23 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20170127 ST 23 TIG.png" width="200" height="164" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20170127 ST 74 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20170127 ST 74 TIG.png" width="200" height="164" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20170127 FDC 97 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/RS/RS20170127 FDC 97 TIG.png" width="700" height="488" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Uglje&scaron;a Stefanovi</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="IN20170125" title="IN20170125" id="IN20170125"></a>25 January 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Indian Nature Stamps</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/IN/IN20170125 ST 5_00 4 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/IN/IN20170125 ST 5_00 4 TIG.png" width="226" height="167" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/IN/IN20170125 MS 30_00 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/IN/IN20170125 MS 30_00 TIG.png" width="700" height="876" alt=""/></a></p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/IN/IN20170125 MC 5_00 4 TIG.png" width="700" height="993" alt=""/></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="FI_TW20170120" title="FI_TW20170120" id="FI_TW20170120"></a>20 January 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Finland and Taiwan Celebrate the Lions International Centenary</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FI/FI20170120 MS 2xFI LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FI/FI20170120 MS 2xFI LIOC.png" width="700" height="479" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FI/FI20170120 ST FI 1 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FI/FI20170120 ST FI 1 LIOC.png" width="350" height="195" alt=""/></a> <a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FI/FI20170120 ST FI 2 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FI/FI20170120 ST FI 2 LIOC.png" width="350" height="195" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FI/FI20170120 FDC 2xFI LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/FI/FI20170120 FDC 2xFI LIOC.png" width="596" height="419" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/TW/TW20170120 ST 5 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/TW/TW20170120 ST 5 LIOC.png" width="196" height="259" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/TW/TW20170120 ST 15 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/TW/TW20170120 ST 15 LIOC.png" width="196" height="259" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/TW/TW20170120 FDC 20 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/TW/TW20170120 FDC 20 LIOC.png" width="700" height="491" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/TW/TW20170120 PP 20 LIOC.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Lion/Lions_Club/TW/TW20170120 PP 20 LIOC.png" width="700" height="489" 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="BY20170118" title="BY20170118" id="BY20170118"></a>18 January 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Belarus Kittens</font></b></p> <p><i> </i><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/BEN/BY20170118 ST A 1 BEN.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/BEN/BY20170118 ST A 1 BEN.png" width="344" height="322" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/BY/BY20170118 ST A 2 MCO.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MCO/BY/BY20170118 ST A 2 MCO.png" width="344" height="322" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/SFD/BY20170118 ST N 1 SFS.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/SFD/BY20170118 ST N 1 SFS.png" width="344" height="322" alt=""/></a><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/BRI/BY20170118 ST N 2 BRI.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/BRI/BY20170118 ST N 2 BRI.png" width="344" height="322" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/BY/BY20170118 SH 4xA_4xN MIX.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/MIX/BY/BY20170118 SH 4xA_4xN MIX.png" width="700" height="373" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Geir Arveng and Marci Jarvis</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i><a name="CX20170110" title="CX20170110" id="CX20170110"></a>10 January 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Christmas Island Year of the Rooster</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20170110 ST 0_50 1 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20170110 ST 0_50 1 TIG.png" width="188" height="269" alt=""/></a></p> <p>It's the Year of the Rooster, and as usual one of the first countries to mark the Zodiac New Year philatelically is Christmas Island. A Tiger is shown on a AUD 0.50 stamp from the zodiac sheetlet. As usual the sheetlet consists of the two main high-value stamps for the issue representing this year's sign, as well as the usual 12 lower values - one for each zodiac animal. In the upper part of the sheetlet there are also silhouettes of 5 animals, among them what cannot be interpretated as anything but a domestic cat. Whether this is meant to symbolise the Tiger, or constitutes a nod to the Vietnamese Year of the Cat (replacing the Rabbit), we do not know. If any of our readers can interpret the sign on the cat's body, or know anything about the symbolism, <a href="mailto:checklists@catstamps.org?subject=CX20170110 CAT">please let us know</a>. The sheetlet has a combined value of AUD 8.00. Christmas Island stamps issued by Australia Post are valid for postage throughout Australia an all Australian territories (Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island, and the Australian Antarctic Territory).</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20170110 MS 8_00 TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20170110 MS 8_00 TIG.png" width="700" height="848" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The cat can also be found at the AUD 4.00 miniature sheet.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/CX/CX20170110 MS 4_00 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/CX/CX20170110 MS 4_00 CAT.png" width="700" height="361" alt=""/></a></p> <p>In addition to the gummed MS on general sale from post offices, there are also two special versions only sold in a special Silk Minisheet Pack sold at AUD 25.00. One is a self-adhesive MS, and the other is printed on silk.</p> <p><a href="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/CX/CX20170110 PP 25_00 CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/CX/CX20170110 PP 25_00 CAT.png" width="700" height="396" alt=""/></a></p> <p>The Tiger is also represented in the prestige booklet selling for AUD 20.95 (AUD 20.00 franking value).</p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20170110 BK 20_95 TIG_CAT.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20170110 BK 20_95 TIG_CAT.png" width="700" height="528" alt=""/></a></p> <p>As usual you can also find the Tiger on a label in the gutter strip of the letter rate stamp.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Tiger/CX/CX20170110 LB 4 TIG.png" width="700" height="519" alt=""/></p> <p>Finally, there's a 24 ct gold replica of the MS, framed in a clear Perspex presentation mount and sold in a gift box at AUD 99.00.</p> <p><img src="../scans/Domestic_cats/Cartoon_stylized/CX/CX20170110 MISC GOLD MS CAT.png" width="700" height="528" alt=""/></p> <p>The products can be ordered from <a href="https://shop.auspost.com.au/stamp-and-coin-collectables/stamp-issues/christmas-island-year-of-the-rooster-2017" target="_blank">Australia Post's website</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="MC20170103" title="MC20170103" id="MC20170103"></a>3 January 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">41st Monte Carlo Circus Festval</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/MC/MC20170103 ST 1_10 LIO_TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/MC/MC20170103 ST 1_10 LIO_TIG.png" width="560" height="708" alt=""/></a></p> <p><a href="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/MC/MC20170103 FDC 1_10 LIO_TIG.png"><img src="../scans/Wild_cats/Mix/MC/MC20170103 FDC 1_10 LIO_TIG.png" width="560" height="305" 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="US20170102" title="US20170102" id="US20170102"></a>2 January 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Inauguration of the New Puerto Rico Governor</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/US/US20170102 PMK 00901 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/US/US20170102 PMK 00901 HLIO.png" width="500" height="253" 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="AT20170101" title="AT20170101" id="AT20170101"></a>1 January 2017: </i></p> <p><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">New Austrian Definitives</font></b></p> <p><a href="../scans/Heraldics/AT/AT20170101 ST 0_25 HLIO.png"><img src="../scans/Heraldics/AT/AT20170101 ST 0_25 HLIO.png" width="200" height="200" alt=""/></a></p> <p><i>Reported by Elisabeth Hallsj&ouml;</i></p> <p><i><img src="../design/spacer.jpg" alt="" height="32" width="32" border="0"></i></p> <p><i>For older items, see <a href="Newsarchive 2016_2.html">News Archive July - 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