It is a philatelic collection of my blog.
I collected horse ,painting -in particular the classical paintings of women,and Japanese painting.
In addition, I have been collecting China's postmark, the Chinese New Year stamp collecting materials,I also interested in the various countries of the FDCs.
I hope my blog can bring happiness to you so that you share my enthusiasm......

05 December 2008


Today, I receive me the German friend Mr.Arne Baum registered mail. He exchanges for me 16 related horse's stamp collecting materials, but these are may use. Thanks him

Horse Races in Britain "Derby"

Every year, on the first Wednesday in June, one of Britain's most famous horse races is held. It's called the "Derby", and it attracts racing enthusiasts from an over of the country.
the Derby is the top event in the flat season's racing calendar. First run on 4 May 1780, the race is named after its founder, the 12th earl of Derby. It is a race for 3-year-olds, run on Epsom downs.

1979 Horseracing Paintings and Bicentenary of the Derby issue featuring 'Saddling "Mahmoud" for the Derby 1936, 'The Liverpool Great National Steeple Chase 1839', 'The First Spring Meeting, Newmarket 1793' and 'Racing at Dorsett Ferry, Windsor 1684'.

04 December 2008

Japan's horse racing postmark

Japan's racing history is a brief one compared to the countries with which she now competes. From its beginnings in the 1860s there was little stability until the 1930s, when its equivalent to British Classics were established. After the war the importation of the Irish Derby winner Hindostan had a significant effect on the breeding industry ......

The Japan Racing Association (Japanese: 日本中央競馬会 Nippon Chūō Keiba Kai, or JRA) is a public company established to operate Chūō Keiba (中央競馬 Central horse racing) and to manage racecourses, betting facilities, and horse-training facilities.
It was founded in 1954, according to the Horse Racing Law (競馬法 Keiba Hō) and the Japan Racing Association Law (日本中央競馬会法 Nippon Chūō Keiba Kai Hō) and is operated under the strict oversight of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Japan).

Ribbon Brown Horse Race

1936--2rd Ribbon Brown Horse Race

1937-4rd Ribbon Brown Horse Race

1938-5rd Ribbon Brown Horse Race

1939-6rd Ribbon Brown Horse Race

1942-9rd Ribbon Brown Horse Race

1943-10rd Ribbon Brown Horse Race

A brown ribbon is a type of award given to winners of various contests. At county and state fairs in the United States, a brown ribbon is the award for placing eighth in a contest.[citation needed] In Nazi Germany, the "Brown Ribbon" was an annual July horse race run in Munich from 1934 to 1944.

30 November 2008

Japan issued (Chinese Zodiac Characters Greeting) series of stamps







Chinese astrology is the divination of the future from the Chinese calendar, which is based on astronomy, and ancient Chinese philosophy. In particular, it is based on the sexagenary cycle of 60 years that has been documented since at least the time of the Shang Dynasty. This basic cycle has been constructed from two cycles: the 10 heavenly stems (the five elements in their yin and yang forms) and the 12 earthly branches, or the 12-year cycle of animals referred to as the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese animal zodiac also operates on a cycle of months or 'moons' and of hours of the day.

The Chinese zodiac refers to a pure calendrical cycle; there are no equivalent constellations like those of the occidental zodiac. In imperial times there were astrologers who watched the sky for heavenly omens that would predict the future of the state, but this was a quite different practice of divination from the popular present-day methods. It spread to Vietnam, North Korea, South Korea, and Japan, etc.

Chinese Characters
A Chinese character, also known as a Han character (simplified Chinese: 汉字; traditional Chinese: 漢字; pinyin: Hànzì), is a logogram used in writing Chinese (hanzi), Japanese (kanji), less frequently Korean (hanja), and formerly Vietnamese (hán tự).

However, the written language of the whole China is the same. No matter how different people pronounce, when they write it down, it is the same language!

The elements of forming a Chinese character are three: image(form), sound, and meaning. There are also six principles that used to define and explicate the Characters:
About the postage stamp background seat blank's painting, goes to here to understand--my blog: Japanese postage stamp and plastic arts .