New Caledonia: XIV Pacific Games

New Caledonia 2011-03-18

On March 18, 2011, New Caledonia’s Office of Posts and Telecommunications issued a single 110F denominated stamp to mark the [then upcoming] XIV Pacific Games that took place from August 27 – September 10, 2011 in Nouméa. New Caledonia was the official organizing host nation for the 14th gathering of the Pacific Games. The design of the stamp depicts an oblique like view of New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands with a series of points that could indicate event venues or points along the torch relay. The NC 2011 logo is shown in the bottom left corner of the stamp. In the top center, Joemy, the mascot of the games is shown in the air above the islands holding the torch. Following the curvature of the globe, Joemy’s motto “Pacifique Attitude” is written. New Caledonia obviously demonstrated a lot of “Pacifique Attitude” as evident in the final medal standings. Congratulations to all the participants and the organizing committee! [ upon first glance the view of the islands and position of the mascot appears quite similar to a previous New Caledonia issue and favorite of cartophilatelists, sc#322. –web admin ]

New Caledonia: Ouvéa Atoll, UNESCO World Heritage Site

New Caledonia 2011-08-08

On August 8, 2011 New Caledonia’s Office of Posts and Telecommu-
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issued a single 75F denominated stamp with a map of the Ouvéa Atoll, part of New Caledonia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stamp depicts a sea turtle on a sandy beach, with vegetation and a bird flying overhead. A map of both Ouvéa Atoll and Beautemps-Beaupré Atoll is shown in the upper right corner of the stamp. The UNESCO logo appears in the lower right corner. A large souvenir sheet was issued in December 2008 to mark the registration of the various lagoons around New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands in the UNESCO register.

France: 50th Anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Social Charter

France 2011-09-09

On September 9, 2011 LaPoste issued a single, 0,89 € stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the Council of Europe’s “Social Charter.” The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty which guarantees social and economic human rights. It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996. The Council of Europe first met in 1961 and today has 47 member states and is home to over 800M citizens. The stamp features a sphere, viewed from space showing the member countries of the European Council covered in a background of member nation flags creating a map. There are silhouettes of people along the bottom of the stamp. [ Please let me know if there are any factual issues with this post. –web admin ]

TNCP 35 Dispatched to Members

In mid-October, our Editor, Martin Oakes, will dispatch the print version of TNCP #35 to the our hardcopy members. By the time you read this, a download link for the digital issue of TNCP #35 should already be waiting in an email for our digital members.

For those members subscribing to the hardcopy version, please remember you can also download the digital version from TNCP Member’s Archive.

Those of you receiving the digital version of the newsletter know that we have had some difficulty making sure that all of you receive the email with the download link. In the dispatch email Martin had requested a confirmation that you have received the email and successfully downloaded TNCP #35. If you have not sent that confirmation back to Martin, or if you have not received the email for TNCP #35 please contact Martin Oakes as soon as possible. We appreciate your assistance.

If you have not received an email from the Society for either #34 or #35 you may want to check the spam folder of your email program. Some email programs will flag messages with links and route them to the spam folder. Be sure to add Martin’s email address to your “safe addresses” list so future messages will be filtered properly.

TNCP Wins Silver-Bronze Medal at PhilaNippon 2011

PhilaNippon 2011 Silver Bronze Medal for The New CartoPhilatelist (August 2011)

PhilaNippon 2011 Silver Bronze Medal for The New CartoPhilatelist (August 2011)

The New CartoPhilatelist, the official Journal of the Society, was awarded a Silver Bronze medal at PhilaNippon 2011. The six day event lasting from July 28th thru August 2nd was held in Yokohama Japan. The New CartoPhilatelist competed against newsleters and journals from 30 different associations and organizations. Four consecutive issues from 2010-2011 were submitted and highlighted the Soceity’s decision to use the MagCloud POD service for printing of the Journal. Society President David Wolfersberger and Editor Martin Oakes wish to thank everyone that has helped in making TNCP so successful for the Society.PhilaNippon 2011 Silver Bronze Medal for The New CartoPhilatelist (August 2011)

Netherlands Issues Sheets Marking Historic Relations with South Africa

Netherlands 2011-07-25

Netherlands 2011-07-25

On July 25, 2011 PostNL plans to issue three new sheets to commemorate historic relations between the Netherlands and South Africa. The sheets contain six, 1 wereld (approx. 95c) denominated stamps of the same design. On each of the sheets, the stamps are placed differently. On each sheet, the margin designs are also different. Maps related to South Africa are present in the lower margins of two of the sheets. The sheet on the left shows an old map of Capetown overlaid with the shape of the African continent. The sheet on the right depicts an image, cut in the shape of South Africa, of a street crossing sign with instructions in English and Afrikaans, which is very similar to Dutch. On all three of the sheets a small map of the Netherlands is visible on the top margin. [ Thanks to CPS Vice-President Mark Honig for this information! –web admin]