Sunday Stamps 022: Children's art on stamps

The United Nations Postal Administration issued in September 2008 six commemorative stamps on the theme "We Can End Poverty" depicting the winning artworks of children in the art competition sponsored by the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The  theme of the competition was "We Can End Poverty"  and it was held as part of the celebration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the end of the First Decade for the Eradication of Poverty.
This stamp was affixed to a UN postcard and mailed at the UN Post Office located in the UN headquarters in New York City. Thanks to my dear friend and fellow postcrosser Conniechiwa of Writings on the Wall for ever-so-thoughtful, never forgetting to send me postal love :)

Sunday Stamps 021: Beautiful blue cranes of Botswana


We are free to choose what to post today so here's my share: 
Blue cranes, also known as the Stanley Crane and the Paradise Crane, is a tall, ground-dwelling, beautiful pale blue-grey in colou. I wonder why they're coloured white in this stamp though.
The Blue Crane is now classified as vulnerable due to the sudden decline of its population in the 1980s. The Blue crane is nearly endemic to South Africa and is the country's national bird. There are, however, not many Blue Cranes in Botswana although huge numbers of them come and go at times.

Sunday Stamp 020: Sports on stamps


Stamps relating to sports is the theme for this week. I did have several in my collection and amongst them, I've chosen the following:

Football is everything in Brazil, no question about that. And where else football is best enjoyed? Stadiums!

The Brazilian Post issued a set of four stamps in 2007 celebrating  their modern football stadiums which are noted for its clean architectural lines. One of these is depicted on the left.

It's called the Estádio Serra Deurada, or the Serra Deurada Stadium, in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

The stadium opened to the public with an inaugural match between Goiana and the national team of Portugal in 1975. The Goiás State All-Stars beat the visiting Portugal, 2-1.

I love the moving image!

One of then extraordinary stamps I've ever received came from Finland. This is one of the stamps included in the miniature sheet dedicated to alpine skiing issued in 2008. This particular sheet gives the stamps a moving illusion, thanks to the advanced imaging and printing technology these days, also called lenticular technology, if I am not mistaken, and which is also used on postcards.

The above stamp showed a moving alpine skier. The image comes to life when you turn the stamp in your hand. Awesome!