Judiciary

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Name: Judiciary
Date of Issue: 27 November 2008
Denominations:$ 1.40, 2.40, 5, 5
This set of four stamps is issued in praise of the just and fair legal system in Hong Kong, and features familiar symbols of our Judiciary. Each side of each stamp is equal in length representing equality before the law, and the white background represents a corruption-free society.


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Tarapex Exhibition

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Date of issue: 7 November 2008
Denomination: $ 4.50


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Sir Edmund Hillary

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Date of Issue: 5 November 2008
Denominations: 50c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50.
$50c – Sir Edmund Hillary
$1.00 – Mount Everest
$1.50 – Trans-Antarctic Expedition
$2.00 – Himalayan Trust
$2.50 – Knight of the Garter


When Sir Ed died in January 2008, New Zealand lost its greatest hero – a man who, despite his daring and sometimes dangerous exploits, remained humble and unassuming to the end. Described as the ‘quintessential Kiwi’, he epitomised our ‘can do’ attitude, tackling every challenge with tenacity, grit and a belief that nothing was impossible. In this special commemorative stamp series we pay tribute to this great man and his extraordinary achievements.


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Korea - Hong Kong, China Joint Issue

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Name: Korea - Hong Kong, China Joint Issue
Date of Issue: November 6, 2008
Denominations:250 won each

Korea’s mask
- Chwibari mask seen in Bongsan Mask Dance Drama
Having been performed since approximately 200 years ago, mainly as part of the Dano festival, Bongsan Mask Dance Drama is representative of Hwanghae province and its dance movements are cheerful and vigorous. Bongsan Mask Dance Drama is composed of 7 segments: Sasangjwa dance, Palmokjung dance, Sadang dance, Nojang dance, Saja (lion) dance, Yangban (nobleman) dance and Miyal dance.

Hong Kong’s mask - Big Head Buddha mask seen in the Lion Dance of the Southern area
Big Head Buddha appears mostly when a new year commences. There are various stories about the origin of Big Head Buddha, but mostly, it appears with lions. According to the legend, the lion was a spiritual animal in Buddhism, and it seeks deeper enlightenment about Buddha’s teachings.


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Christmas - Great Britain

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Date of issue: 4 November 2008
Denominations:
2nd class and 2nd class Large - The Ugly Sisters from Cinderella
1st class and 1st class Large - The Genie from Aladdin
50p - Captain Hook from Peter Pan 81p - The Wicked Queen from Snow White.


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150 YEARS OF THE FIRST POSTAGE STAMPS OF BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINE CONFEDERATION, AND CORDOBA

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Name: 150 YEARS OF THE FIRST POSTAGE STAMPS OF BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINE CONFEDERATION, AND CORDOBA
Date of Issue: 1st November 2008
Denominations: $ 3 Souvenir sheet

A stamp -known as "barquito" (small sailboat), issued by the Independent State of
Buenos Aires (4 pesos; red.

An Argentine Confederation stamp. Stamp modifying the national Great Seal that
had been approved by the 1813 Assembly (15 centavos; blue).

Stamps from the Province of Cordoba, taken from a full sheet, showing the escutcheon of the Cordoba Town Council in colonial times (1573). This escutcheon has been officially adopted by the Province of Cordoba in 1925 (10 centavos; black).


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The International Polar Year 2008

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Date of Issue: 18 November 2008
Denominations: 0.60, 1.20, 1.00

The International Polar Year (IPY) is a major scientific programme centred around the study of the Arctic and Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009. The IPY, desired by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), will in actual fact be the fourth polar year, after those of 1882-3, 1932-3, and 1957-8. To thoroughly cover both the Arctic and the Antarctic to the same degree, IPY 2007-8 will take into consideration two complete annual cycles between March 2007 and March 2009 and will involve over 200 projects, with thousands of scientists from over 60 nations examining a vast range of aspects of physiological, biological and social research. This is also an unprecedented occasion to demonstrate, follow and realise scientific projects in real time. In particular, investigations will be made into climate changes in the polar zones, and the researchers will be able to provide fundamental information for the battle against global warming. The Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica has thought to give priority to the photos taken by the researcher, Lucia Sala Simion, with their strikingly clear details and conceptual reference to the themes of the IPY. Through her images they wished to give importance to the preservation of the purity of Nature (€ 0.60 value) to maximising the beauty of the landscape and unspoilt nature; to the protection of the fauna in serious danger of extinction (€ 1.00 value); to the science (€ 1.20 value) with the presence of man as observer to formulate an adequate technological solution.


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Delhi 2010 19th Commonwealth Games

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Date of Issue: 18 October 2008
Denominations: Stamp 500p, Miniature sheet 2000p


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III COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES 2008

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Date of Issue: 12th October 2008
Denominations: 500p x 4


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National Angkasawan Programme - Malaysia

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Date of Issue: 21 October 2008
Denominations: 30 sen, 50 sen (2 designs), Miniature sheet - 2x RM1

--- 30 sen (left): Soyuz TMA 11
--- 50 sen (middle): Microgravity experiment
--- 50 sen (right): International Space Station
--- RM1 (x2): The Launch (on 10 October 2007)


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Joint issue ARGENTINA -VIETNAM : Flowers

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Date of Issue: 25 October 2008
Denomination: $ 1 each

a. Ceiba chodatii (Hassl.)Ravenna.
b. Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.


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Year of Science Teaching - Argentina

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Date of Issue: 25 October 2008
Denomination: $ 1


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Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series

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Date of issue: 17 October 2008
Denomination: 250 won x 4


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Women of Distinction - Great Britain

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Date of issue: 14 October 2008

1st class - Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Millicent Garrett was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England. As a suffragist, she took a moderate line, but was a tireless campaigner, concentrating much of her energy on the struggle to improve women's opportunities for higher education. In 1871, she co-founded Newnham College, Cambridge. She later became president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (the NUWSS), a position she held from 1897 until 1919.

48p - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (June 9, 1836 - December 17, 1917), was an English physician and feminist, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain.

50p - Marie Stopes
Marie Stopes (October 15, 1880 - October 2, 1958) was a Scottish author, eugenicist, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of family planning. Stopes edited the journal Birth Control News which gave anatomically explicit advice, and in addition to her enthusiasm for protests at places of worship this provoked protest from both the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. Her sex manual Married Love, which was written while she was still a virgin, was controversial and influential.

56p - Eleanor Rathbone
Eleanor Florence Rathbone (May 12, 1872 - January 2, 1946) was an Independent British Member of Parliament and long-term campaigner for women's rights.

72p - Claudia Jones
Claudia Jones (February 15, 1915-December 24, 1964) was born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad. She was a feminist, Black Nationalist, political activist, community leader, journalist, and communist in the U.S.. She is also remembered in the UK as 'the mother of Notting Hill Carnival'. As a result of the post-war cocoa price crash in Trinidad, when she was eight years old, she moved to Harlem, New York. She went on to win the Theodore Roosevelt Award for Good Citizenship at her junior high school.

81p - Barbara Castle
Barbara Castle (October 6, 1910 - May 3, 2002) was a British left-wing politician, born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (and brought up in Pontefract and Bradford, Yorkshire), who adopted her family's politics, joining the Labour Party. Elected to Parliament in 1945, she rose to become one of the most important Labour party politicians of the twentieth century.


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Festivals of India

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Date of Issue: 7th October 2008
Denominations: 500p x 3
-- Dussehra, Mysore
-- Dussehra, Kolkatta
-- Happy Deepavali


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The 50th Anniversary of Korea - Thailand Diplomatic Relations

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Date of Issue: 1st October, 2008
Denomination: 250 won x 2
2008 is a meaningful year that marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Thailand. In 1950, Thailand participated in the Korean War as a member of the UN contingent. Over more than half a century, the two countries have cemented their goodwill and friendship through active exchanges in politics, economics, social matters, culture, etc. The word Thailand stands for “the Land of Freedom.” On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between Korea and Thailand, in the hope that our relations with these beautiful Thai people will go to greater heights, Korea Post issues a set of joint stamps with Thailand Post that features both Changdeokgung Palace in Korea and the Grand Palace in Thailand.


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Centennial of the Salvation Army Korea Territory

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Date of issue: 1st October, 2008
Denomination: 250 won
The year 2008 is a very meaningful year that marks the 100th anniversary of the Salvation Army’s entry into Korea.


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Mental Health

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Date of Issue: 6th October 2008
Denomination: 1 x PERMANENTTM domestic stamp + 10¢ donation
Mental illness is rarely discussed, often misunderstood, and so commonly kept hidden that it's been called the "Invisible Disease." Its scope, scale and severity, however, are both far-reaching and deeply felt. In fact, one in five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives, while many more will be touched by the illness of a loved one or friend. To help Canadian communities confront this problem openly, and with compassion and understanding, Canada Post has adopted Mental Health as its cause of choice and has established the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. The Foundation aims to raise funds to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness so that those affected feel more able to discuss their challenges and seek solutions.


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Endangered Species

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Date of Issue: 1st October 2008
Denominations: 52 c x 4
A swift seabird swoops and flits over coastal waters; a flash of yellow illuminates a muted swamp ground—just a hint of the dazzling diversity of creatures that flutter above us. But, due to human activities like development, deforestation and pollution, the homes of our wildlife are withering away at an alarming pace. According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), there are more than 500 plant and animal species currently at risk in Canada. If action is not taken to reverse this devastating trend, we may see the end of much of our country's distinct array of wildlife.


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Unique Flowers - Malaysia

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Date of issue: 9 October 2008
Denomination: 30 sen x2, 50 Sen x 2


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600 years of the city Chernivtsy - Ukraine

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Date of Issue: 04.10.2008
Denomination: 1.00 UAH


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XI National Philatelic Exhibition. Chernivtsi - Ukraine

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Date of issue: 03.10.2008
Denomination: 1.00 UAH


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Swedish military and political unions of XVII - XVIII centuries - Ukraine

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Date of issue: 01.10.2008
Denomination: 1.00 UAH


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The 50th Anniversary of Korea-Thailand Diplomatic Relations

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Date of issue: 1 October 2008
Denomination: 250 won x 2

2008 is a meaningful year that marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Thailand. In 1950, Thailand participated in the Korean War as a member of the UN contingent. Over more than half a century, the two countries have cemented their goodwill and friendship through active exchanges in politics, economics, social matters, culture, etc. The word Thailand stands for “the Land of Freedom.” On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between Korea and Thailand, in the hope that our relations with these beautiful Thai people will go to greater heights, Korea Post issues a set of joint stamps with Thailand Post that features both Changdeokgung Palace in Korea and the Grand Palace in Thailand.


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Centenary of the Salvation Army Korea Territory - Korea

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Date of Issue: 1 october 2008
Denomination: 250 won

The year 2008 is a very meaningful year that marks the 100th anniversary of the Salvation Army’s entry into Korea.

The Salvation Army was created in 1865 by William Booth, a Methodist pastor at a church in a London slum that preached and took care of the wounded and poor who were shunned by the rich churches at the time. The Salvation Army, which epitomizes “the army of God,” operates a variety of social welfare programs: it provides the general public shattered by poverty with not only spiritual services but also food, jobs and a place to rest. In Korea, the Salvation Army started in 1908, when the Salvation Army officer Robert Hoggard from England was appointed as the officer in charge of Korea.


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2008 Christmas - New Zealand

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Date of issue: 1 October 2008
Denominations: 50c (x2), $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50


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Glorious United Kingdom

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Date of issue: 29 September 2008


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50th Anniversary of Regional Stamps - Great Britain

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Date of Issue: 29 September 2008
Denomination: £4.30


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Argentina's national flower festival - Argentina

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Date of Issue: 27 September 2008
Denomination: 2 souvenir sheets, Argentine peso 5.00 each

First scented stamps of Argentina
Souvenir sheet # 1 with a yellow background
* Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus)
* Gardenia (Gardenia augusta (L.) Merril)
* Rose (Rosa sp.)

Souvenir sheet # 2 with a pink background
* Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.)
* Gold banded lily (Lilium auratum Lindl.)
* Delphinium (Delphinium sp.)


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Date of issue: 25 September 2008

--55c Stamp - Cullenswood House
A strong desire to preserve the Irish language led Pádraic Mac Piarais to found Scoil Éanna, also known as St. Enda's School, in 1908. A Long-time critic of the Irish educational system, Pádraic Mac Piarais observed bilingual education in Belgium while visiting the country in 1905, and resolved to set up a school in Ireland which would be based on this format.

--55c Stamp - The Hermitage
The Hermitage in Rathfarnham, Dublin which housed Scoil Éanna from 1910.


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Pharmaceutical Ceramics - Portugal

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Date of issue: 26 september 2008
Denomination: 2.25 €


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Cruise Ships IV - Gibraltor

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Issue date: 15/9/08
Denominations:
40p, 42p, 66, 78p
The issue features the ‘Queen Victoria’ (90,000 gross tons); the ‘Grand Princess’ (109,000 gross tons), the ‘Century’ (71,145 gross tons) and the ‘Costa Mediterranea’ (86,000 gross tons) all of which are callers to the Rock of Gibraltar during the year. It is truly a fantastic sight to view these magnificent ships coming in through the Strait of Gibraltar, early in the morning, with the sun rising off its back and the mountains of Africa in the background on a sharp, clear day.


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Royal Headgear - Malaysia

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Issue date: 16 September 2008
Denomination: 50 sen (10 designs)
Stamps description:
Top row, from left:
Royal Headgears
Royal Headgear of SPB Yang Di Pertuan Agong
Royal Headgear of Kedah
Royal Headgear of Negeri Sembilan
Royal Headgear of Pahang
Bottom row, from left:
Royal Headgear of Kelantan
Royal Headgear of Perak
Royal Headgear of Perlis
Royal Headgear of Selangor
Royal Headgear of Trengganu

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Extreme Sports Series - Korea

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Date of Issue: 05/09/2008
Denomination: 250 won x 4
Snowboarding is featured as the third installment in the Extreme Sports series. Snowboarding is a sport that requires riding a long plank-shaped board down a snowy slope that enables spinning and remarkable maneuvers. Snowboarding is seen as having sprung from “Snurfer” (a compound word combining “snow” and “surfer”) -- a kind of toy made for his daughter by Sherman Poppen from U.S. in 1965. It is said that Snurfer was so popular at the time that even Snurfer contests were held. In snowboarding, where the board and boots are fastened with binding, a kind of fixing device, there are two different types: “alpine style” and “free style.” Snowboarding, which has a relatively short history, has come into the spotlight as a people’s world winter sports since it was selected as an official sport event in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games. In Korea, snowboarding started in the early 1990s, rapidly spreading through the Internet, and great snowboarding competitors contending for glory on the world stage are now being produced.


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Tourist Precincts - Australia

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Date of Issue: 8 September 2008
Denominations: 4 x 55c, 1 x $1.10, 1 x $1.65, 1 x $2.75
The tourist precincts featured are:
Luna Park, Melbourne - 55c
South Bank, Brisbane - 55c
The Rocks, Sydney - 55c
Fishermans Wharf, Fremantle - 55c
Foreshore, Cairns - $1.10
Salamanca Place, Hobart - $1.65
Glenelg, Adelaide - $2.75


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Bismillah Khan - India

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Date of Issue: 21 August, 2008
Denomination: 500p


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Treasures of the Nation's Visual Arts - Malaysia

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Date of issue: 28 August 2008
Denomination: 30 sen, 50 sen, RM1
Stamps description:
30 sen - Semangat Ledang (2003) by Syed Ahmad Jamil
50 sen - Musim Buah (1968) by Chuah Thean Teng
RM1 - Pago-pago (1965) by Latiff Mohidin


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150th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Message by Cable from Europe to America - Ireland

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Date of Issue: 15 August 2008
Denomination: 82c
On 16 August 1858, the first official transatlantic cable message from Europe to America was sent by Britain's Queen Victoria to James Buchanan, President of the United States. Part of this 99-word message expressed the fond hope that the cable itself would be 'an additional link between the nations whose friendship is founded on their common interest and reciprocal esteem'. It was the culmination of a struggle to establish a telegraphic link between the two continents of Europe and America.


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The road cycling world championship - San Marino

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Date of Issue: 22nd August 2008
Denomination: € 0,85 and € 3,25


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500th ANNIVERSARY OF ANDREA PALLADIO'S BIRTH - San Marino

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Date of Issue: 22nd August 2008
Denomination: € 1,00


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The Yimin Festival - Taiwan

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First day of issue: 2008-08-20
Denomination: NT$5.00 x 4


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Coast Guard - India

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Date of Issue: 12 August 2008
Denomination: 500p x 4


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