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A couple of recent covers from Bruce
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Occussi-Ambeno 1997 Von Stephan Death Centenary set.

Occussi-Ambeno issued this attractive set in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of the death of Heinrich von Stephan, the man who was founder of the Universal Postal Union.

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Heinrich von Stephan (1831 – 1897) was the Postmaster-General for the German Empire who reorganized the German postal service. He was integral in the founding of the Universal Postal Union in 1874, and in 1877 introduced the telephone to Germany.

He began his career as a local postal clerk in the service of the Prussian post in 1849. In 1866 he was put in charge by the Prussian government of federalizing the postal service that had long been privately run by the noble Thurn und Taxis family. In 1870 he was named director of postal services for the North German Confederation. Stephan's career then moved quickly up the ranks, as he was named Postmaster General of the German Empire in 1876, the Undersecretary of State in charge of the post office in 1880, and the Minister of Postal Services for Germany in 1895.

When Stephan began his work as a postal worker, Germany was divided into 17 independent states, each with its own separate policies and fees. He worked early on to establish a uniform postage rate throughout Germany, to facilitate easier mailing. He introduced the postcard (which he had initially suggested in 1865) to Germany after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck promoted him in 1870. He is also credited with having introduced the telephone to Germany.

Stephan died in 1897 in Berlin, having made a profound impact on the standardization of mail service worldwide. He was also actively engaged in cultivating purely Germanic terminology for the field of telecommunication and postal services. His achievements in the field of postal services far outweigh his pedantic purism and it was his proposal to have the Siemens company manufacture telephones which led to the development of an entirely new business segment for the famous German company in 1878.

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Occussi-Ambeno 1986 Heb-Sed Festival set.

This set was issued on 5th November 1986.  It took an immense effort in both composing and printing to achieve.  The set was primarily issued to test out my plan to use ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs printed in colour on modern letterpress equipment.

In ancient Egypt, the Heb Sed was celebrated as a festival to rejuvenate the Pharaoh, and featured (among the usual feasting and imbibing) the King sprinting!  It was often celebrated on the 30th anniversary of the King’s coronation, or at any other time the King may decree.

The top register, along with the stamp value, has the name of our country, Occussi-Ambeno, in the Occussian script.

The centre register has six hieroglyphic signs, which show the six main events associated with the festival.  From left to right, they are:

GIVE PRAISE TO THE GODS.

GET SHOWERED & BE PURIFIED.

GET HIGH.

SING.

EAT & DRINK.

(and finally, when all that is done,)

BE WEARY.

The lower register again shows hieroglyphs. At the left is the Djed Column, the human tailbone with the first four vertebrae, which means Stability.  (This is the essential part of the human body: most folks who get an injury to that area are thenceforth confined to bed or wheelchair. At the right is a bird with a human head, and a bowl of burning insense in front, which represents the Soul.  The four red signs in the centre say Heb Sed Festival.

For more information on the Heb Sed Festival, click here.  For more information on Egyptian hieroglyphs, click here.  To learn hieroglyphs, enrol in a course of Near-Eastern Studies at your local university, or buy the textbook:Egyptian Grammarby Sir Alan Gardiner (Oxford University Press.)





Occussi-Ambeno 1986 Heb-Sed Festival set, on a first day cover, postmarked at Topol, a village on the small offshore Maldoror Island.
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Occussi-Ambeno 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, the perforated souvenir sheet.

This issue appeared on 15th December 1977, and was an attempt to join the huge crowd of countries and entities issuing stamps to celebrate the  monarch of Great Britain, with whom the Sultanate does not yet have diplomatic relations.

The stamps were printed by offset and hotfoil and embossed, by Heraclio Fournier SA, Vittoria, Spain, the third time this distinguished printing company had done stamps for Occussi-Ambeno.


Occussi-Ambeno 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, the imperf souvenir sheet.
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Waikoa Island 2015 Stamp Jubilee minisheet, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Waikoa Island stamps way back in 1965.

Waikoa Island issued this attractive set of four stamps in 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Waikoa Island stamps. The minisheet comprises two full sets. Issue date was 23rd September 2015.

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The designs show classic & rare early stamps of the island:

35t - The 1965 2¢ definitive; The 1976 50¢ Anti-Nuclear Bomb stamp.

70t - The 1970 12¢ Lenin Birth Centenary; The 1976 50¢ Anti-Nuclear Bomb stamp.

Rs 1.70 - The 1972 6¢ International Anti-SST League conference in Mevu; The 1976 1¢ Anti-Nuclear Bomb stamp.

Rs 2.35 - The 1965 10¢ definitive; The 1976 9¢ Anti-Nuclear Bomb stamp.

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About the stamps shown:

The 1965 definitive: This comprised 6 values, attractively printed in several colours on white gummed and perforated paper. The stamps show the island crest: a shield with a star and a ship prow.

The 1965 definitive are shown here:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=38713&p=4568318

The 1976 Anti-Nuclear Bomb issue: This comprised 3 values, and was an omnibus issue with Mevu and some other lands issuing similar stamps. The issue was prompted by France doing atmospheric nuclear testing near Tahiti, with radiation fallout affecting Waikoa Island & the rest of the Pacific.

The 1970 Lenin Centenary issue: Many lands celebrated the centenary of the birth of theoretician & statesman Vladimir Lenin (1870 – 1924) with commemorative stamps. The Waikoa Island set has the overprint in embossed gold; the only time such an expensive process has been used for Waikoa Island stamps.

The 1972 International Anti-SST League issue: The IAL was an environmental organisation founded by Mevu statesmen, opposing the concept of supersonic transport aircraft such as the Concorde. The 1972 Waikoa Island stamps celebrating the first IAL world assembly were on sale for only one day before a telegram was received from Mevu, the ruling country, ordering the issue withdrawn. Unsold stamps were destroyed. The top value, the 30¢, is the rarest Waikoa Island stamp of all time; only 6 were sold.

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Here is an earlier issue from Occussi-Ambeno, the 1996 set for the Festival of Hathor.


Occussi-Ambeno 1996 Festival of Hathor set.

The set was printed by Adana letterpress on thick white glossy paper without watermark, and perf 12.  The design shows a photograph of the great goddess Hathor, and at the foot are the Egyptian hieroglyphs saying Festival of the great Hathor.

Sadly, the print was not a success. The red base of the 15c stamp is hard to see, and the pale pink of the $2 stamp does not work so well either, although the pink stamp looks a lot better in actuality, as the scanner seems to have failed to capture its true pinkness.

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Hathor is a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion who plays a wide variety of roles. As a sky deity, she is the mother or consort of the sky god Horus and the sun god Ra, both of whom are connected with kingship, and thus she is the symbolic mother of their earthly counterparts, the Pharaohs and Sultans. She is one of several goddesses who act as the Eye of Ra, Ra's feminine counterpart, and in this form she has a vengeful aspect that protects him from his enemies. Her contrasting, beneficent side represents music, dance, joy, love, sexuality, and maternal care, and she acts as the consort of several male deities and the mother of their sons. These two sides of the goddess exemplify the Egyptian conception of femininity. Hathor also crosses boundaries between worlds, helping deceased souls in the transition to the afterlife.

Hathor is often depicted as a cow, symbolizing her maternal and celestial aspects, although her most common form is a woman wearing a headdress of cow horns and a sun disk. She can also be represented as a lioness, cobra, or sycomore tree.

Cattle goddesses similar to Hathor were portrayed in Egyptian art in the fourth millennium BC, but she herself appeared in the Old Kingdom (c. 2686–2181 BC). With the patronage of Old Kingdom rulers she became one of Egypt's most important deities. More temples were dedicated to her than to any other goddess, of which the most prominent was Dendera Temple in Upper Egypt. She is also worshipped in the temples of her male consorts. The Egyptians connect her with foreign lands such as Nubia and Canaan and their valuable goods, such as incense and semiprecious stones, and some of the peoples in those lands adopted her worship. In Egypt itself, she is one of the deities commonly invoked in private prayers and votive offerings, particularly by women desiring children.

During the New Kingdom (c. 1550–1070 BC), goddesses such as Mut and Isis encroached on Hathor's position in royal ideology, but she remains one of the most widely worshipped deities. After the end of the New Kingdom, Hathor was increasingly overshadowed by Isis, but she continues to be venerated in ancient Egyptian religion.


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Two more recent arrivals from Bruce - with thanks



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Recent Cinderellas from Bruce - many thanks Bruce

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