Taiwanese Crabs

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To create understanding and awareness about coastal wildlife and to call for the public to pay more attention to marine ecology conservation, Chunghwa Post issued a third set of four stamps on Taiwan’s crabs, featuring Cardisoma carnifex, Scandarma lintou, Sesarmops intermedius, and Gecarcoidea lalandii.

1. Cardisoma carnifex (NT$5.00): This land crab has a reddish or grayish purple carapace, yellowish cream colored abdomen and claws, and orange walking legs. It has unequal-sized claws and long, slender, flat walking legs. It burrows in swamps near estuaries, under shrubs and in the walls of fish ponds in coastal areas.

2. Scandarma lintou (NT$5.00): The color of this sesarmid crab is similar to a dry fallen leaf. It has a smooth and square carapace that is slightly wider than long. The claws are almost equal in size. With its long and slender walking legs (the third pair of which is the longest), it is an excellent tree climber. Its name is derived from the Chinese for screw pine (lintou), which is where the crab was first discovered by Dr. Liu Hung-chang.

3. Sesarmops intermedius (NT$10.00): This sesarmid crab has an almost square-shaped carapace, and slightly unequal-sized claws. Its walking legs are flat with sharp terminal joints. It is bright red to dark red in color. Therefore, it is also called Christmas crab. Every year, from May to mid-summer, when the tide is high on the Hengchun Peninsula, droves of gravid females cross coastal roads for larval release at dusk in the sea.

4. Gecarcoidea lalandii (NT$25.00):
This land crab has a dark purple to reddish purple carapace, a creamy yellow abdomen, and reddish purple claws and walking legs. Its carapace is transversely ovate, with scale-like wrinkles on the sides. Its claws are equal or slightly unequal in size and its walking legs are somewhat flat. It lives in burrows in coastlines that are rocky or near coral reefs.

Title: Taiwanese Crabs
Date of Issue: 15 April 2010
Country: Taiwan
Denominations: NT$5.00, NT$5.00, NT$10.00, NT$25.00

Source: www.post.gov.tw

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International Year of Biodiversity

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On 15 April 2010, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue a set of 4 stamps celebrating International Year of Biodiversity. The four stamps depicts a species of arachnid, starfish, Hydrodictyaceae and boxfish.

The images selected are from the book Art Forms from Nature by German biologist/artist Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834-1919).
* F.s. 1,60 A species of arachnid
* F.s. 1,90 A species of starfish
* € 0,05 A species of Hydrodictyaceae (colonial algae)
* € 0,20 A species of boxfish (Ostraciidae)

Title: International Year of Biodiversity
Date of Issue: 15 April 2010
Country: United Nations
Denominations: F.s. 1,60, F.s. 1,90, € 0,05, € 0,20

Source: www.unstamps.un.org


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Year of a Tiger - Azerbaijan

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Title: Year of a Tiger - Azerbaijan
Date of Issue: 1 March 2010
Country: Azerbaijan
Denominations: 60qep


Source: www.azermarka.az


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SNOOPY hen it is that your

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Japan Post Service Co. such as graduation and entrance stamps, greeting them with the Snoopy character is so popular with all ages available to celebrate the spring season.

Title: SNOOPY hen it is that your
Date of Issue: 3 March 2010
Country: Japan
Denominations: 80 yen x 10

(1)Snoopy Letter
(2)Peppermint Patty letter
(3)Woodstock Letters
(4)Snoopy and Woodstock Letters
(5)Sally letter
(6)Charlie Brown and Snoopy Letter
(7)Woodstock, Snoopy and friends
(8)Snoopy and Woodstock Kennel

Source: www.post.japanpost.jp


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Year of the Tiger (2010)- Vietnam

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Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) issues the stamp set "Year of the Tiger" to welcome the year 2010 - Year of the Tiger - Year to celebrate 1.000th anniversary of Th?ng Long - Hà N?i.

The stamp set shows the image of Tiger, the 3rd symbolized animal in zodiac, has lively design with bright colous of yellow and pink, typical colors of festivals and spring days.


Title: Year of the Tiger (2010)- Vietnam
Date of Issue: 1 December 2009
Country: Vietnam
Denominations: 2,000? and 8,500?.

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Lunar Year of the Tiger - Macau

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Macao post issued the third series of the Chinese Zodiac, the "Lunar Year of the Tifer".The stamps combine the different forms of the Tiger and the distinguishing characteristics of "Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth".

This year, the tiger’s nature from the “Five Elements” is “Metal Tiger”, so it becomes the main character of the five stamps. The “Metal Tiger” stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to highlight the image of intrepid tiger while the hot foil stamping with holographic and gold are used respectively on the cloud patterns, the face values and the characters.


Title: Lunar Year of the Tiger
Date of Issue: 2 January 2010
Country: Macau
Denominations: 1.50, 1.50, 1.50, 1.50 and 5.00 Patacas

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2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse)

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Title:
2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse)
Date of Issue: 2 December 2009
Country: India
Denominations: 500p

A new commemorative stamp issued by India post to commemorate the centenary of 2nd Lancers, a regiment of British Indian Army established in 1809.
The 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse) was a cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army raised in 1809. They served in the Nepal War and the First World War. During the reconstruction of the British Indian Army in 1922 they were amalgamated with the 4th Cavalry.

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