Sunday, January 25, 2009

Peace Mandala

I find it most appropriate to share with you a set of stamps, the Peace Mandala to wish for World Peace in this coming Ox year.

Sheetlet of 9 stamps

Souvenir Sheet

This limited edition stamps comes in a sheetlet of 9 stamps and a souvenir sheet. The largest stamp in the sheetlet measures a whopping 13.7 cm x 18.8cm!!! WOW!! This makes it the world's largest stamp!

These stamps were issued by Mongolia in 2004 to commemorate the completion of the largest (70m x 50m) patchwork quilt Mandala in the world in 2002. It was the work of the hands of ten thousand volunteers from 16 countries including Cambodia, France, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, U.S.A. and many others. This Mandala was designed, divided into 81 parts, and distributed around the world. The key person of each of the 81 parts initiated the work and the others helped with the stitching. In April 2002, the month of the Buddha's birth, all 81 parts were completed and attached using zippers to make one huge piece. In Dec 2002, it was exhibited in Hiroshama, Japan, in Dec 2003 in New Delhi, India and in March 2003 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

P.S. This stamp collection is a MUST HAVE item for every collectors who are looking for unique stamps. Go get it!

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