Archive for the 'Vietnam' Category

operating key / 送信中

March 23, 2013

15 August 1985, Vietnam
40th Anniversary of Postal and Telecommunications Service

Another stamp which is showing the Telegraph key in operation.  Behind the operator, you can also see the modern interior of a domestic house.  And the stamp below, with Dish aerial was issued at the same time.

Somehow I have this impression – Socialist countries tend to feature working women in their stamps.  Or maybe only my eyes tend to stop on those women at work?



year of the cat / ねこ年

December 30, 2011

1 December 2010, Vietnam
design: Nguyen Du

After I wrote ‘four days to the end of the year of Rabbit’, I realised that at the origin of the Chinese zodiac, new year does not come until 23 January 2012.  Also in Vietnam, one of the countries to follow the tradition of the Chinese zodiac, this year is the year of Cat.  This set of stamps were issued at the end of 2010, for the new year celebration of 2011.

Yes, the world consists of great diversity.  I want to learn more about those interesting differences and how people express their originality, through the world of stamps.

I wish you all have a happy new year.