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Posted 12/21/2016   12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Slovenian Red Cross stamp of 1996 calls for solidarity and helping each other.

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Posted 12/24/2016   04:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Santa is bringing lots of presents on Christmas Day (2003). Note Bosnian post logo.

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Posted 12/25/2016   06:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The painting by the 18th century french artist Pierre Guillemin of Mary, Jesus and John is reproduced on the Maltese Christmas stamp of 2010. Mary's folded hands support Jesus firmly.

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Posted 12/31/2016   01:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have a Happy New Year celebration! Wonderfully different people having fun together. One stamp in a set of 12, 2015.

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Posted 01/01/2017   02:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Keep your fingers crossed that it will be a good year 2017.

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After celebrating, go for a winter walk (if you have a winter in January). Partner stamp to the New Years one above, 2015.

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Posted 01/02/2017   01:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's worth looking up Pope Francis' speech for Christmas 2016. Two of four San Marino stamps; The Pope is being greeted by several people at once.



Pope Francis: Christmas message "Urbi et Orbi": full text on Vatican Radio site.
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Posted 01/03/2017   03:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Only a few days after Jesus' birth the Holy Family was forced to flee. On the way to Egypt, Mary and the Baby rest while an Angel plays them a lullaby. The detail from the painting by Caravaggio shows her one hand completely relaxed, the other still supporting the child. (Bonus: bare feet!)

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Posted 01/04/2017   12:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pope Francis greets the crowd of young folks at the World Youth Days in the summer of 2016, in Poland.

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Posted 01/07/2017   11:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Portugal and Belgium issued identical souvenir sheets depicting several of Andreas Vesalius' most famous anatomical drawings, commemorating his 500th birthday in 2014. Vesalius was an anatomist and physician with exceptional artistic and teaching skills who traveled and lectured throughout Europe in the 16th century.




...............bones and muscles above, nerves and blood vessels below
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Posted 01/08/2017   01:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) was honored by Belgium on a stamp in 1964, marking 400 years after his death. One of his anatomical specimens, considered to be the oldest of its kind in the world, can be seen in the Anatomical Museum at the University of Basel, Switzerland. (The stamp may already be on the engravers thread.)

The carpal tunnel is being exposed, a part of the hand that may cause problems because both tendons and nerves pass through a very narrow space between bones of the wrist.
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The European Championship Handball Games took place a year ago in Poland (Germany took 1st place among 16 national teams). The game requires lots of speed and skill.

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50 years of Rotary volunteer help in Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia), 2003. The country gained independence in 1964.

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A short while ago I saw in the news that the "Greatest Show on Earth" is retiring, the elephants will be put out to pasture. I'll never forget my first ever visit to a circus all those years ago. Who could possibly put on a show of this magnitude in the future? Irish stamp for the Europa series of 2012 and US commemorative of 2014 featuring posters.

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USSR 1982, drawing attention to the African National Congress, 70 years.

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