Thursday, February 15, 2007

Commemorative Stamp: Indopex '93

Bid #0005 :
Special commemorative stamp of Indonesia Philately Exhibition 1993 in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Issued by Indonesia Postal Service (1993), Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.Price IDR.10.000/USD.1 each.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Commemorative Stamps : Indonesia Army

Bid #0004 :

Pieces of Indonesia Army series stamps with four Indonesia Army embelms. Issued by Indonesia Postal Service in Bandung, West java, Indonesia. Price IDR.10.000/USD.1 each

First Day Cover : Seri "Margasatwa '85"

Bid #0002 :
First Day Cover of Seri "Margasatwa 82" (Fauna 82 Series). Issued by Indonesia Postal Service (1982) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. This lovely FDC viewed Indonesia endangered birds ; "Cenderawasih" from West Papua/Irian Jaya. Price IDR.10,000/USD.1 each

Commemorative Cover : Bukittinggi Philatelic Exhibition July 1991

Bid #0001 :
Issued by Bukittinggi Philatelist Association (1991), West Sumatra, Indonesia during Bukittinggi Philately Exhibition. Stampped by special commemorative post mark with Minangkabau Traditional House style. Price IDR.10,000/USD.1 each

Commemorative Postcard : 50 Years Indonesia Independence Day

Bid #0003:
50Years Indonesia Independence Day commemorative postcard.Issued by Indonesia Postal Service (1995) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.Viewed Indonesian Makassar dancer stamp. Price IDR.10,000/USD.1 each

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Philately In Brief

Philately is a term derived from Greek, comprising two words i.e. Philos (friend) and Atelia (liberation). This term was for the first time used by Herpin, aFrenchman, in 1864.

A hobby in collection stamps was developed in England and extended to the whole world, including Indonesia. The exploration of this new hobby has given rise to a curiosity to learn and search more about the history of stamps and other philatelic products as scientific object. This hobby is called philately, and the person who has this hobby is a philatelist.

Thus, a philatelist is actually a stamp expert. A stamp collector may not be regarded as philatelist unless supported by knowledge and experience in stamp properties. On the contrary, a philatelist does not necessarily collect stamps or possesses a huge collection of stamps. Nevertheless, in line with the current development, the term philatelist is used for both stamp expert and stamp collector.