Sunday, 19 February 2017

Out east - Sunday Stamps II

72% of all countries are in the eastern hemisphere;
82% of people live there.

20th March 1896 is regarded as the inaugural date of the modern Chinese postal service for which China issued a 50th anniversary commemorative stamp in 1947.

China - 16 December 1947
The globe and map of China surrounded by a train, a steamer and planes was to show how the world is linked by then modern means of communication.

Pongo pygmaeus is one of Malaysia's protected animals.

The Borneo orangutan belongs to the only genus of great apes native to Asia. 

Borneo, the third largest island in the world, is divided into three countries - Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

For other eastern hemisphere stamps visit Sunday-Stamps II


viridian said...

And the orangutan is threatened, I believe. Great stamps.

Karen S. said...

Very nice Bob, it's good to catch one of your stamp posts again!

FinnBadger said...

A fascinating pair!

Joy said...

A delightful painting of an orang-utan its a shame the ever expanding palm oil plantations are putting them and other species as risk. It goes without saying I love the China post stamp.

violet s said...

The trains, steamers and planes may have changed over the last 70 years, and used less for communication, but they are still valuable for transportation. That is a nice stamp.
And the orangutan is a nice depiction.
p.s. thanks for that statistic!!

Maria said...

So nice to see the first stamp with the different means of transportation on it.