The Summer Olympic Games of 2016 will take place in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The games will be the first to be organised in South America and the third to take place in the Southern Hemisphere, after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
This year the subject of the EUROPA postage stamps is “think green”. Of the two stamps one has been designed by the issuing country while the other stamp is similar for all the countries whereas the stamps form a joint whole between them.
William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. 2016 sees the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the most published author and most performed dramatist of all time as well as a global icon of UK culture.
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“Toilers of the Sea” is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1866. The book is dedicated to the island of Guernsey, where Hugo spent 15 years in exile. To underline this even Guernsey Post has prepared for issuing six special bright stamps that depict the most original illustrations from this great book.
New York, London and Paris are the world’s three most important centers for new food culture trends, and it is here the new dishes are created that are actively adopted by trendsetters from Sweden and other countries. This is also where dishes from around the world are given a new interpretation.
This year the Chinese Postal Service (CPS) celebrates its 120th anniversary. It was officially launched on March 20, 1896 and has been successfully working till today. To commemorate this occasion, Chunghwa Post releases a souvenir sheet containing two original stamps depicting vintage mailbox and bicycle.
The printing industry is one of the five largest industries in the world. Since the 1980′s, Israeli companies like Scitex and Indigo have integrated innovative digital technologies into production processes, thereby contributing greatly to increasing the efficiency of the industry. Thanks to this pioneering work, Israel has become a global force in the printing field.
This year the great initiative was launched – people from around the world join “Think Green” project to improve our planet and make it greener.
Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, is most famous by his theory of relativity by which he introduced a revolution to modern physics was commemorated by a new special commemorative stamp by Croatia Post Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) underlining the importance of his scientific contribution.