Stamps to Fund Breast Cancer Research- USA Stamps of 2014 Breast Cancer Research.

Stamps to Fund Breast Cancer Research- USA Stamps of 2014 Breast Cancer Research.

Stamps are sometimes issued to raise funds for some causes,research etc.These are called semi postal stamps also as there is surcharge added to face value/postal value to the stamp .The surcharge goes to funding such causes.

The USA issued a stamp in 1998 on Breast Cancer Research .It was the first semi-postal stamp issued by US Postal Service (USPS).The Breast cancer research stamp has been re -issued in 2014 (49c + 11c). The rate now in 2018 is 65c (50c+15c). The stamps were issued in sheets of 20 stamps.This postage is valid for first class mail ,single piece first ounce rate.

The stamp depicts a woman standing with her right arm raised,reaching behind her head in the position recommended for breast self examination. The drawing of woman’s body is set against a background of pastel colors from yellow to violet. Across the top of stamp are words “Breast Cancer” and encircling the figure’s  right breast are phrases “FUND THE FIGHT” & “FIND A CURE”.

The stamp has been designed by Whitney Sherman.The pose reminded her of Greek Goddess of Hunt Artemis (Diana to the Romans) reaching back to pull arrow from the quiver hanging on her shoulder.It signifies strength,courage,survival and hope-all emotions which the stamp designer hoped to capture in stamp art design.

Till date the stamp has raised more than $78 million for breast cancer research.Support this cause as Breast Cancer is second leading cause of cancer death in Women.

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USA STAMP ON BREAST CANCER RESEARCH 2014.

Stamps on Vietnamese Women’s Traditional Costumes -2012

Stamps on Vietnamese Women’s Traditional Costumes -2012

A set of Four stamps were issued by Vietnam on 08 Mar 2012 on International Women’s day on Traditional Costumes of Vietnamese Women.

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STAMPS ON WOMEN COSTUMES -VIETNAM 2012

Stamps on  Dr Ruth Katharina Martha PFAU- Pakistan’s Mother Teresa-2017

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Dr Ruth Katharina Martha PFAU  a German Physician and Nun who dedicated her life to eradicating Leprosy in Pakistan was known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa.

Dr Ruth Katharina was born on 09 sep 1929 in Leipzig,Germany and arrived in Karachi in 1960 enroute to India and volunteered to work at a Local Leprosy Colony.She decided to stay in Pakistan as health care worker and established the first Marie Aide Leprosy Centre (MALC).

She was granted Pakistan Citizenship in 1988 and was Nun of  the Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary. She passed away on 10 Aug 2017. she was accorded a State Funeral a first for a Christian Woman in a muslim majority country.

A commemorative stamp was issued by Pakistan on 03 Dec 2017 on this great human being. A  block of four round  stamps is listed.

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BLOCK OF FOUR STAMPS ON DR RUTH KATHARINA MARTHA PFAU -2017

Pakistan’s Mother Teresa- Dr Ruth Katharina Martha PFAU

Pakistan’s Mother Teresa- Dr Ruth Katharina Martha PFAU

Dr Ruth Katharina Martha PFAU  a German Physician and Nun who dedicated her life to eradicating Leprosy in Pakistan was known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa.

Dr Ruth Katharina was born on 09 sep 1929 in Leipzig,Germany and arrived in Karachi in 1960 enroute to India and volunteered to work at a Local Leprosy Colony.She decided to stay in Pakistan as health care worker and established the first Marie Aide Leprosy Centre (MALC).

She was granted Pakistan Citizenship in 1988 and was Nun of  the Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary. She passed away on 10 Aug 2017.

A commemorative stamp was issued by Pakistan on 03 Dec 2017 on this great human being. A FDC with the round stamp is listed.

PAKISTAN DR RUTH FDC
PAKISTAN’S MOTHER TERESA -STAMP ON DR RUTH KATHARINA MARTHA PFAU 2017