Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Robert A. Bartlett

Recognized as the greatest ice captain of the 20th century,Robert Abram Bartlett (Captain Bob) worked mainly as a sealer but was also known as an Arctic explorer, ice captain and scientist.
Born in Newfoundland on August 15, 1875, his mother hoped he would become a minister but the sea was already in his blood at a very young age.
From 1898 to 1909 he accompanied renowned American explorer Robert E. Peary on 3 separate attempts to reach the North Pole.
On the third voyage, he led the expedition farther north than anyone had reached before him.
In 1969, Bartlett was designated a person of national historic importance by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Represented here is an awesome sheet of 16 dedicated to this great Canadian explorer. The middle strip tells us about his far reaching exploits and on the right selvedge of the sheet we can see his signature.
To learn more about this man and his exploits visit www.bartlett2009.com

Monday, July 13, 2009

Some new issues received last week

This one is a beautiful sheet of 2 from Norway. It is hard to see on the scan but the stamp on the right is embossed and so is the "Ice Crystal" logo.
The sheet also has many affirmations printed on it and all related to the environment and the many dangers of our ever changing climate.

This sheet is coming to us from Finland. this one also has 2 round stamps and the artwork is simply beautiful and very representative of the dangers of all climatic changes.
Unfortunately the scan does not do justice to the sheet but I can tell you that the logos are imprinted in silver and ice blue and just fantastic.

Finally, this one from the Czech Republic is just as nice as the other 2 above and is somewhat in a more traditional style. Nevertheless beautiful, it puts the accent on the dangers of climatic changes to wildlife.
If interested in purchasing do not hesitate to visit my store for more details on thiese and all IPY 2009 issues.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Special invitation

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Full sheet of 16 from Canada

Here is an awesome sheet of 16 for the IPY 2009 from Canada.

The margins have the "Ice Crystal" logo as agreed to by all issuing nation for this special closing year issue. Interesting to note is the colour symbols use to print these stamps. If you look closely you will see that they are all like the logo.
Below, I give you 2 close-up scans of the UL corner and LR corner. Here also you can see more details in the margin.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Greenland's contribution

Just received today, Greenland's contribution to the International Polar Year 2009 "Ice Crystal" logo series.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Proposal for exchange

If you are interested in this topic, please do not hesitate to communicate with me. I would like to receive correspondance from all over the world on this subject.

I can offer Canada's issues for the IPY in return. Canada has issued one souvenir sheet and 2 single stamp to commemorate this event. The souvenir sheet can be seen in a previous post and the single stamps are the ones that you can see in the souvenir sheet.

There is also a FDC which I have yet to present to you.

Lithuania's contribution to the IPY

Lithuania has issued this very representative souvenir sheet for the International Polar Year 2009, closing year. Designed by G.LuzinienÄ— and printed by Osterreichishe Staatsdrukerei GmbH printing-house in Vienna (Austria), the sheet was issued on March 27, 2009.

Very "apropos" is the depiction of the dangers caused by pollution and high gas emissions, as represented on the left by 3 smoke stacks.

If there were no the Earth’s atmosphere, which transmits sunlight like a greenhouse but keeps the Earth surface warm, the sunlight, reflected by the Earth’s surface, would instantly fade in the space. Gases accumulated in the atmosphere trap the heat given out by the Earth and cause the so-called greenhouse effect.

Power plants generating electricity and heat, vehicles, factories, and other activities of man increase the concentration of gasses around the Earth enhancing the greenhouse effect and leading to the increase in temperature and climate change.

The melting of polar ice caps, retreat of mountain glaciers, rising sea level, storms, floods, dry years, heat waves, and shortage of drinking water can be named as the consequences of climate change.

In order to stop climate change, it is necessary to reduce the emission of gases contributing to the greenhouse effect.