Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This time no postcard but a wonderful cover with the set of stamps from this year's UPAEP series dedicated to the national symbols. The two Argentinian stamps, issued on 27 March 2010, feature the national coat of arms and the flag. I really love these stamps!
And a beautiful song about stamps, mail.... A brochure with explaining all about the origin of both the Argentine flag and Coat of Arms. I find it all really interesting!!

The national flag of Argentina is a triband, composed of three equally wide horizontal bands coloured light blue, white and light blue.The full flag featuring the sun is called the Official Ceremonial Flag (Spanish: Bandera Oficial de Ceremonia). The flag without the sun is considered the Ornamental Flag. While both versions are equally considered the national flag, the ornamental version must always be hoisted below the Official Ceremony Flag.
The Coat of Arms of Argentina was established in its current form in 1944, but has its origins in the seal of the Sovereign General Assembly of 1813.

Argentina Post issued on March 6, 2010 a commemorative stamp depicting the logo of the bicentenary chosen in a conquest.On May 25th, 2010 Argentina will celebrate the 200 years of the revolution that opened the way to Independence. The bicentenary of “The May Revolution” will be celebrated throughout the year through various activities and ceremonies that will end at the great feast of the May 25.

A song by Maria Elena Walsh.María Elena Walsh (born February 1, 1930 in Villa Sarmiento, Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine musician and writer known for her songs and books for children. (Click to enlarge :-))

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