India Post released a stamp on Pt.K.Santanam who was a lawyer, freedom fighter and a enterprising businessman with foresight. He was known for his progressive thoughts and shunned certain rituals and practices and rejected the caste system.
Russia released a set of 4 stamps on 15th August 2011 depicting Pedestrian Bridges in continuation of the Bridge Series. The stamps depict Pochtamtsky bridge, Patriarchal bridge the bridge over the River Ken and bridge on the River Vezelku.
On 8th August China Post issued a set of 2 stamps to commemorate China's ocean shipping industry at a function held in Beijing Ocean Plaza.
At a moment when COSCO commemorates its 50's anniversary, China Post released the special two-piece set of new stamps, with total par value of 2.40 RMB, to mark the developing journey of China's ocean shipping industry. Adopting the design of images of a container ship and a bulk carrier, the stamps embody the themes of container shipping and bulk shipping respectively.
In the backdrop of China's Shanghai port, the container ship themed stamp displays a design from the MV.COSCO Asia, a sixth generation container ship that represents the future boom and continued prosperity of China's maritime industry.
The bulk ship themed stamp adopts the image of MV. Xinshenghai sailing at the Sydney Harbor. The presence of a COSCO bulk carrier at a key overseas bulk shipping port symbolizes the growing international reputation of China's shipping community and the globalization of China's shipping industry.
Malta Post issued a set of 4 stamps On 10 August, 2011 entitled 'Maritime Malta' depicting four vessels which reflect the importance of maritime activities in Malta's economic development and security.
The stamps feature the M.V. Ta' Pinu of Gozo Channel, M.V. Jean De La Valette of Virtu Ferries, Patrol Boat - P23 of the Armed Forces of Malta and M.V Spinola of Tug Malta.
Russia released a Sovenir sheet of Museum of Wooden Architecture and Folk Art "Small Korely" on 1st August 2011.The stamps depict the mail unit: Chapel of St. Macarius (XVIII cent.) Ascension Church (XVII century.) And a windmill (the beginning of the XX century.) Fields on the block - the interior of a peasant's hut.
Museum "Small Korely" - Russia's largest museum of wooden architecture in the open air, located in the eponymous village, 25 km from Arkhangelsk. The museum was founded July 17, 1964, and June 1, 1973 officially opened for visitors.
On 2nd August 2011, AAT / Australia Post released a set of 5 stamps which is the first in a four-year program of stamps celebrating the centenary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).These stamps can also be used from Australia.
The first expedition team left Hobart in December, 1911 under the command of Douglas Mawson and returned to Adelaide in February, 1914.After departing Hobart in the Aurora, captained by John King Davis, the expedition team landed t Macquarie Island where it established a radio camp. The party then continued its voyage to the Antarctic continent, arriving at Cape Denison, the main base of the expedition team and referred to as the birthplace of Australia’s Antarctic territory. Ownership of the territory was formally transferred to Australia in 1936.
Five stamps depicts as follows:
1. The SY Aurora carried the expedition to and from Hobart.
2. Captain John King Davis, Captain of the ship SY Aurora, and second-in-command of the expedition.
3. The SY Aurora on Antarctic voyage.
4. Landing at Macquarie Island.
5. Birdlife of Macquarie Island.
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