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Posted 12/29/2011   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A flying dragon? looks mean to me...



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Posted 12/29/2011   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely dragon-related in a mythical creature kind of way, fifia.
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Posted 12/30/2011   01:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just received, 2012 Dragons from my exchange pal in Taiwan. Beautiful designs:



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Posted 12/30/2011   01:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, those Taiwan stamps and souvenir sheet are wonderful.

Are those yellow-looking spots (in the scans) on them reflective and shiny to represent gold?

Is this the Year of the Metal (gold) Dragon like it was for the tiger last year?
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Posted 12/30/2011   01:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The design of the 3-50 stamp has me wondering too. It looks like the two dragons are forming their own negative and positive Yin Yang symbols.

Hidden symbology. Hide it out in plain site. I like it.
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Posted 12/30/2011   02:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Puzzler - the yellow spots are just yellow, no special finish. Your question about the element caught me out, but I see now that Akeela said that 2012 will be Water Dragon. Metal Dragon was the earlier cycle in 2000. I don't know about the dragons on the 3.50 stamp, but I agree it is amazing how great a message a small stamp carry!
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Posted 12/30/2011   07:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Akeela, rod222, will Australia put out a Year of the Dragon issue?

Christmas island Year of the Dragon stamps will be issued January 10. As usual, two gummed stamps plus a minisheet with the same stamps. Stamps have values of 60c and $1.80. Also prepaid covers for local and International rates. You can see all the issues in the latest auspost bulletin.
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Posted 12/30/2011   08:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
a dragon from Czechoslovakia, Victory stamp with St George and the Dragon issued 1945



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Posted 12/30/2011   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image of a stamp depicting the figurehead from the 19th century Danish brig Hvalfisken ("The Whalefish"), designed by Greenlandic artist Jens Christian Rosing (1925-2008), combined engraved by Martin Mörck and offset, and issued by Greenland on October 12, 1995, Scott No. 299, Facit No. 277, plus a photo of a replica of the figurehead used by a tavern in Svendborg, Denmark. Strictly speaking, I suppose Hvalfisken is not a dragon; but surely it must be a close marine relative?

- nethryk

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Edited by nethryk - 12/30/2011 11:46 am
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Posted 12/30/2011   8:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Akeela, thanks for the pointer to the AusPost brochure. I have been reading about Christmas island. I will definitely try to get those dragons.

Excellent find nethryk, great comparison with the photo (I am drafting a topic similar to this). Definitely of the dragon family, I'd say, considering 2012 is year of the Water Dragon.
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Edited by scifi7 - 12/30/2011 8:13 pm
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Posted 12/30/2011   10:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
hi scifi7, You dont have to try too hard to get one of those CI covers...you're already on my list of recipients!! :)
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Posted 12/30/2011   11:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cool! Thanks Akeela I didn't realise that would be a CI cover I have a Thai dragon cover reserved for you. There is a lot of interest in the Thailand dragon issue from China - I am exchanging 30 covers!
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Posted 12/31/2011   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
scifi7 - Thanks. "Water dragon" works for me.

More Welsh Dragons: Two Wales & Monmouthshire regional definitive stamps designed by Reynolds Stone, printed by photogravure, and first issued by Great Britain (UK) on September 29, 1958, Scott Nos. WM3 & WM5, SG Nos. W3 & W5. Note the bubtle design differences between the two dragons, e.g., the direction of the curl in the tail!

- nethryk

Dragon


Dragon and Leek (another national symbol of Wales)
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Edited by nethryk - 12/31/2011 09:37 am
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Posted 01/02/2012   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
and another little stamp - Vietnam


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Posted 01/02/2012   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but that is a lion, fifia. Temple Lion to be exact. Postage due 1952.
Pretty though.
The issue after that 1955-56 did show a dragon. Haven't got one to show, I'm afraid.
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