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On This Day

Australia
Thursday, 21 April 2005 (7/2005)

Commemorative Issue: Creature of the Slime - Miniature Sheet

Creature of the Slime Miniature Sheet

This stamp issue focuses on the world's first animals - multicellular organisms, some probably relatede to worms, jellyfish, and snails, dating back some 560 million years.

Known as Ediacaran fossils, predating dinosaurs by million of years, these creatures have a particular connection to Australia. They are named after the Ediacaran Hills of the world heritage Flinders Ranges in South Australia. This is one of the four best places in the world where fossils on these first animals can be found.

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copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.

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News / Announcements:

02 November 2013:  This November marks philatelism.com's 7th year!
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26 May 2013:  philatelism.com is proud to announce that its Cyprus catalog is now complete with all stamps since 1880 and their images (minus a couple)! We will now aim to add images of all Official Cyprus First Day Covers (FDCs) and cancellations, while investigating the best way to add stamp variations and noteable errors.
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Upcoming Issues:

Cyprus
Friday, 02 May 2014 (3/2014)

Commemorative Issue: Europe 2014 - National Music Instruments

The "pithkiavlin" (Cyprus flute)The "laouton" (lute)

The theme for this year's series "Europa", is "National Music Instruments", chosen by the European Public Postal Operations (PostEurop) and is common for all country-members of the Organisation. Cyprus has chosen the "pithkiavlin" (the Cyprus flute) and the "laouton" (the lute).
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Latest Stamp Issues:

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Country Issue Date Code Issue Type Issue Title Values
Australia 24 Mar 2014 6 Commemorative Issue Floral Emblems 7 values 70c, 70c, 70c, 70c, 1.40$, 2.10$, 3.50$
04 Feb 2014 5 Commemorative Issue Romance 2 values 60c, 60c
20 Jan 2014 4 Commemorative Issue The Urn Returns 2 values 60c, 2.60$
20 Jan 2014 4 Miniature Sheet The Urn Returns 1 value 3.20$
17 Jan 2014 3 Commemorative Issue 5 values 60c, 60c, 60c, 60c, 60c
14 Jan 2014 2 Commemorative Issue Native Orchids 4 values 60c, 60c, 60c, 60c
07 Jan 2014 1 Commemorative Issue A Royal Christening 2 values 60c, 2.60$
07 Jan 2014 1 Miniature Sheet A Royal Christening 1 value 3.20$
Christmas Island 07 Jan 2014 1 Commemorative Issue Lunar New Year 2014 - Year of the Horse 2 values 60c, 1.80$
07 Jan 2014 1 Miniature Sheet Lunar New Year 2014 - Year of the Horse 1 value 2.40$
Cyprus 01 Mar 2014 2 Commemorative Issue The Four Seasons of the Year 4 values 0,22€, 0,43€, 0,85€, 1,71€
01 Mar 2014 0 Commemorative Issue Refugee Fund 2014 1 value 0,02 
30 Jan 2014 1 Commemorative Issue The Olive Tree and it Products 3 values 0,34€, 0,51€, 0,51€
Greece 20 Mar 2014 3 Commemorative Issue Songbirds of the Greek Countryside 5 values 0,72€, 0,72€, 1,00€, 1,62€, 2,62€
17 Feb 2014 2 Commemorative Issue Anniversaries and Events 6 values 0,05€, 0,38€, 0,72€, 0,90€, 1,50€, 1,95€
15 Jan 2014 1 Commemorative Issue Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2014 4 values 0,03€, 0,72€, 2,00€, 2,15€
15 Jan 2014 1 Miniature Sheet Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2014 - Miniature Sheets 2 values 2,18€, 2,72€
02 Dec 2013 9 Commemorative Issue From the Physical to the Digital Post 4 values 0,01€, 0,10€, 0,72€, 2,62€
02 Dec 2013 1c Commemorative Issue National Historical Events 1913 - Part C - The 100th Anniversary of the Union of Crete 2 values 0,72€, 1,00€
Norway 17 Mar 2014 4 Miniature Sheet The North by the Sea - Ships 1 value A EUROPA
07 Feb 2014 3 Commemorative Issue The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics 4 values A INNLAND, A INNLAND, A INNLAND, A INNLAND
02 Jan 2014 2 Commemorative Issue The 150th Anniversary of the Norwegian Church Abroad 1 value 15.00Kr
02 Jan 2014 1 Commemorative Issue Wildlife in Norway 2 values 19.00Kr, 35.00Kr
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Stamp Themes:

Countries

Themes

Personalities

Events

Cyprus

Flowers

Pope Benedict XVI

Olympic Games

Australia

Boy Scouts

John F. Kennedy

Norway

Lighthouses

Mahatma Gandhi

Greece

Butterflies

Archbishop Makarios

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