Poland #1338 (1965)

Poland #1338 (1965)

The Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska in Polish), is a parliamentary republic in Central Europe. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 120,726 square miles (312,679 square kilometers) with a mostly temperate climate. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland’s capital and largest city is … Continue reading Poland #1338 (1965)

United States #1322 (1967)

Mary Cassatt “The Boating Party”

Did anybody ever tell you that you look a little like Mary Cassatt a mother and a child arranged, estranged a mere brush stroke apart while underneath your varnish hides an unpossessible soul you remind me of someone I don’t know who somebody who’s so hard to know —”You Remind Me of Someone” (lyrics ©1994 by Bob Walkenhorst; from The Rainmakers album Flirting With The Universe (Mercury Records, … Continue reading Mary Cassatt “The Boating Party”

Pitcairn Islands #6 (1940)

Pitcairn Islands #6 (1940)

The Pitcairn Islands (Pitkern Ailen in Pitkern) is officially called Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands. They form the southeasternmost extension of the geological archipelago of the Tuamotus of French Polynesia, consisting of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean: Pitcairn Island, Oeno Island (an atoll with five islets, one of which is Sandy Island), Henderson Island and Ducie Island (an atoll with four islets). … Continue reading Pitcairn Islands #6 (1940)

The Philippines #508 (1947)

Republic of The Philippines #508 (1947)

The Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas in Filipino), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part … Continue reading Republic of The Philippines #508 (1947)

Philippines (U.S. Territory) #396 (1935)

Insular Government of The Philippine Islands #396 (1935)

The Insular Government of the Philippine Islands was a territorial government of the United States of America created in 1901 in what is now the Republic of the Philippines. The name reflects the fact that it was a civilian administration under the authority of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, in contrast to the United States Military Government of the Philippine Islands that it replaced. The government … Continue reading Insular Government of The Philippine Islands #396 (1935)

Peru #378 (1938)

Peru #378 (1938)

The Republic of Peru (República del Perú in Spanish, Piruw Republika in Quechua or Piruw Suyu in Aymara) covers 496,225 square miles (1,285,216 km²) of western South America. It borders Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The Andes mountains run parallel to the Pacific Ocean; they define … Continue reading Peru #378 (1938)

Perak #155 (1979)

Perak [State of Malaysia] #155 (1979)

Perak #155 (1979) Perak (ڤراق in Jawi, 霹雳 in Chinese, and பேராக் in Tamil) also known by its honorific, Darul Ridzuan, or “Abode of Grace”, one of the 13 states of Malaysia, is the fourth largest state in the country. It borders Kedah at the north; Thai Yala Province to the northeast; Penang to the northwest; Kelantan and Pahang to the east; Selangor to the … Continue reading Perak [State of Malaysia] #155 (1979)

Penang #92 (1986)

Penang [State of Malaysia] #92 (1986)

As a part of Malaysia, the State of Penang is often referred to by the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means ‘the island of the areca nut palm’ (Areca catechu of the Palmae family). The name Penang may refer either to Penang Island or the State of Penang. Penang is also known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, 东方之珠 and Pulau Pinang Pulau Mutiara (Penang Island, … Continue reading Penang [State of Malaysia] #92 (1986)