Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bye-Bye now !

Yes, as the Chinese Idiom says “天下没有不散的宴席” (there is no feast that never ends in the World), somehow, somewhere, somewhat this blog has to go for a break .... until then, hope all of you enjoy the MCs posted here so far. Bye-bye now ....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Results (Maximaphily) - Portugal 2010 World Philatelic Exhibition

邮集名称                                         作者                    国家             奖级  得分
Les Chefs de Etat a Traveres       CRUZ, David       Portugal       G      90 
Les Siecles                                    Rodrigues         (葡萄牙) (SP 29 best in class)
(穿越几个世纪的国家元首)
(金奖+特别奖,极限类最佳邮集)

Greco-Roman Sculpture                CONSTANTOUR  Canada       LV      88 
(希腊、罗马雕塑)                          AKIS, G.             (加拿大)     (Fel research)
(大镀金奖,专门研究奖)

Magnificent buildings                    RIEDL, Peter      Austria        LV      87
in Europe of the centuries                                     (奥地利)
(欧洲的雄伟建筑)
(大镀金奖)                                                       

The armed forces in the                RIBEIRO            Portugal       V      83
context of warand peace              MARQUES, Jose (葡萄牙)
(在战争与和平背景下的军队)
(镀金奖)                                           

Bridges                                         CANTEIRO,         Portugal       V      83
(桥)                                            Joaquim            (葡萄牙)
(镀金奖)

Famous Men in connection with    CEUCA, Mihal     Romania       V      82
Free masonry                                                        (罗马尼亚)
(共济会相关名人)                                                                                           
(镀金奖)

The Man Conquers the Sky           DIAS, Bento       Portugal       V      80
(征服太空的勇士)                           Manuel G.        (葡萄牙)
(镀金奖)

Culture of Armenians                     POGHOSSIAN,   Armenia        LS    75
(亚美尼亚文明)                              Albert              (亚美尼亚)                   
(大银奖)

The Virgin Mary Mother of God -    CARVALHO        Portugal        S     73
Inspirer of Artists                           FERNANDES,    (葡萄牙)       
(圣母玛利亚--艺术家的灵感源泉)
(银奖)

The art of Italian Renaissance       NIKOLOV,         Bulgaria        S     72
(意大利文明复兴艺术)                     Nicola              (保加利亚)
(银奖)

祝福你 !All the best !

This is another Maximum Card bearing the word  "福” 。。。 祝福所有的朋友!All the best to all of you。
  • A maximum card realised with a “fu” stamp, FDI pictorial cancel @ Singapore

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Fu" - 福

The Chinese word "Fu" - 福 has a meaning that is difficult to be related to an English word - it has the meaning of Luck,Well being , it is a word or in a phrase to greet and well wish someone,it is a word popularly seen in the Chinese New Year festival ,It is a word adopted by many as their names。I will like to wish all readers “Fu Qi Nian Nian 福气年年“ - Luck be with you the whole year round !
  • A maximum card realised with "Fu 福” stamp, FDI pictorial Cancel @ Singapore

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kampong Kuantan firefly Village is NOT in Pahang although it bears the name Kuantan

Kampong Kuantan firefly village is famous for its fireflies nature reserve. It bears the name Kuantan but it is NOT related to Kuantan, and it is NOT situated in Pahang BUT in Selangor.
  • A maximum card realised with "firefly" stamp, FDI pictorial cancel @ Kuala Selangor, the home for fireflies in Malaysia

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Today I received my Sultan of Pahang MC back .. What a surprise of the date of cancel 24.10.2010 !

The card I sent to PEKAN post office to request for an ordinary date cancel for the "Sultan of Pahang Heritage" stamp came back safely today ( read MC sent to PEKAN)  It was a great surprise, the date of cancel showed 24.10.2010 which was the First day of issue of the stamp - a SUNDAY! I sent the card by ordinary post and received it back by ordinary mail too! Well, happy to have it and happier to see that the date on the MC is 24.10.2010, obviously, the Pengurus Pos of Pekan PO knows something about collecting stamp. Thank you very much, Pengurus Pos Pekan ! A nice job done !
  • A maximum card created with "Pahang Heritage" stamp, First day of issue CDS 24.10.2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

A grand feast @ Lau Pat Sat , Singapore

A Hawker's food Paradise - Lau Pat Sat, Singapore .. virtually all local favourite foods can be found here. Mind you Ice Kacang ( as depicted on the stamp ) has to be consumed individually, if ice kacang is ordered together with the rest of the foods, by the time when you have stuffed yourself with the foods, the ice kacang will have turned into a bowl of icy water, it looses its taste.
  • A maximum card realised with "Ice Kacang" stamp, FDI Pictorial Cancel, Singapore

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Spring, Leap, Dive

Diving
  • A maximum card realised with a "diving" stamp, FDI pictorial Cancel @ Singapore

Friday, November 05, 2010

United hearts in a multi-racial society

Hearts of different colors symbolise races of different colors, it is a common symbolic representation in a multi racial country like Malaysia and Singapore. The closest I can find a postcard to match the 4 colored hearts stamp is this Ad card having a 4 colored hearts too !
  • A maximum card realised with "4 hearts" stamp, CDS date Cancel @ Singapore

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Joburg 2010 - Results for Maximaphily Competitive Exhibition

The final results of the 5 exhibits in the Maximaphily Class @ Joburg 2010 :

1. Italo, Greppi    "Beautiful Italy"    Italy    8  frames   Vermeil   80 pts
2. Shoujiang, He  何守江 "A brief History of European Architectural Art Illustrated by MC's"
    China    5  frames  - Exhibit withdrawn
3. Syhy-Rong, Leu  吕世荣    “Transportation”   Chinese Taipei    5  frames   Silver 70 pts
4. Vincenzo, Scicutella    "The Sculpture in the Centuries"    Italy    8  frames   Vermeil 82 pts
5. Dino, Taglietti   "France Sightseeing Tour"   Italy    5 frames   Large Silver 78 pts

To all Hindu Friends - Wishing you and your family a Happy Diwali 5.11.2010

To all Hindu Friends - Wishing you and your family a Happy Diwali
  • A maximum card realised with "Hindu Festival" stamp, FDI pictorial cancel @ Singapore

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Whether to cross or NOT to cross the hurdle ?

Many do NOT like this kind of MCs ... Many say this is NOT an MC ... Many will not put their hands to create such an MC . Dare you cross the hurdle or Not to cross the hurdle ? 
  • A maximum card created with "Hurdle" stamp, FDI Pictorial Cancel @ Singapore

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A perpectual stamp series - Singapore Skylines

Singapore Skylines had been a regular theme on Singapore stamps .. If you take a closer look at the Skylines on the different stamps , you may notice new buildings are added on each of the series of the stamps. Unless postcards are updating as soon as new buildings are springing up, they will NOT catch up with the pace of the new stamp issue, hence, although the skylines depicted on the postcard looks similar to that of the stamp, a 100% concordance may NOT be able to be achieved. Try finding yourself the missing buildings on the postcard as compared to that on the stamps ...  Have fun !
  • A maximum card realised with "singapore skylines" stamp, FDI pictorial Cancel @ Singapore

Monday, November 01, 2010

Shengxiao (生肖)Postcards ,Shengxiao (生肖)Maximum Cards

Shengxiao 生肖- the symbolic zodiac animal for the lunar new year is one of the most popular stamp series issued worldwide. Few of the Asian countries e.g China, Taiwan and Japan issue postcards for the Shengxiao of each year. These postcards are suitable for use as Lunar New Year greeting cards, and lately, they have become very popular for the creation of maximum cards as the themes are concordant with the Shengxiao stamps issued worldwide. The above is a Shengxiao Tiger Maximum card created with a Singapore Stamp with a Japanese Post Card. 
  • A maximum card realised with "Shengxiao Tiger" stamp, FDI Pictorial Cancel @ Singapore