Hi ...Glad you found my humble blog ...I am from the United Arab Emirates , collect Mint stamps, Covers Depends on the topic, Mini and S.sheets...
I have some favorite subjects /themes, World Expo, anime / cartoon characters ( future boy Conan, Garfield, hello kitty, Inuyasha..etc), cats, culture and tradition such as costumes or traditional instruments, old phones, landscape scenes, commemorative stamps, Disney, Movies (Star Wars, Batman, Lord of the rings) stamps with stamps pics or money on them, Some historical stamps, I also like stamps with old paintings...and I do not know why but I like stamps with dugong!! yet I wont say no to any you wish to share with me ..
care for a cover from UAE?
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I am posting covers that I have, (some of which are extra and have doubles.. I will also be posting some articles, information,or thoughts.
To make it easy to go through the blog, if you are interested in viewing UAE Stamps , on the right side menu click on "UAE ISSUE", you can always know what stamps I have for swap by clicking on AVAILABLE FOR EXCHANGE. interested to view covers/post cards I received from various countries they always start with "From country name "
I would highly appreciate it if we could swap covers , with this cancellation date 1.4.16 that is 1st of April ... gonna be my B. Day :)
is a coupon that can be exchanged for one or more postage stamps representing the minimum postage for an unregistered priority airmail letter of up to twenty grams sent to another Universal Postal Union (UPU) member country. IRCs are accepted by all UPU member countries. UPU member postal services are obliged to exchange an IRC for postage, but are not obliged to sell them. The purpose of the IRC is to allow a person to send someone in another country a letter, along with the cost of postage for a reply. an IRC removes the necessity of acquiring foreign postage or sending appropriate currency. it was 1st introduced in 1906 at a UPU congress in Rome. The current IRC, which is available since July 1, 2009, is called the "Nairobi" model, and is available from post offices in more than 70 countries. they can be ordered from the UPU headquarters in Bern, Switzerland, by postal authorities. a new IRC will be issued every three years. The current IRC will become obsolete on 31 December 2013. Current stockpiles in the hands of users should be expended by then, or exchanged for the new issue to be introduced at that time. The current issue IRC may be exchanged until 31 December 2013 (date printed on coupon).This is a 2012 IRC from UAE :) Srource:Wikipedia
Find more about it in Universal post Union website.
Did you know?
Envelopes The first envelopes were made of cloth, animal skins, or vegetable parts. The Babylonians wrapped their message in thin sheets of clay that were then baked Source:about.com
Of Mice and Mail: In 1653, Frenchman, De Valayer established a postal system in Paris. He set up mail boxes and delivered any letters placed in them if they used envelopes that only he sold. An enemy put live mice into the letter boxes and ruined De Valayer's business.
UAE Definitive Stamps
This is one of the set of definitive stamps with a stylized design that features the word 'Emirates' in Arabic calligraphy in the shape of a falcon.
They are available in all post offices. Customers have the choice of using the old or the new definitive stamps.Definitive stamps are everyday stamps sold at all post offices for all types of postage. They are different from commemorative stamps which are issued to mark certain events or occasions. The stamps, issued in denominations of Dh. 1, Fils 150, Dhs. 2, Dhs. 3, Fils 350, Dhs. 4 and Dhs. 5
"These new definitive stamps have used the beauty of Arabic calligraphy to create a stunning graphic, with the artistic letters cleverly forming the shape of a falcon, the ultimate symbol of Emirati culture" said the Director General of Emirates Post
you can see this stamp in some of the letters posted ealier , or might come across some who were posted after. .