Thanks Phu Can for both these very beautiful FDCs... Actually Phu Can has send me a real posted FDC of Centenary of Nguyễn Khuyến's Death prior to this. I've posted the details bout the FDC then... Here.I would like to share some information on both the FDC:
Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. He was the fifth child of a wealthy and sophisticated English family and second son of Robert Waring Darwin and Susannah Wedgwood.
Darwin was the British naturalist who became famous for his theories of evolution and natural selection. His 1859 book “On the Origin of Species” established evolutionary descent with modification as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. After publication of “On the Origin of Species” , Darwin continued to write on botany, geology, and zoology until his death in 1882.
The importance of his work was well recognized by his contemporaries; Darwin was elected to the Royal Society (1839) and the French Academy of Sciences (1878). He was also honored by burial in Westminster Abbey after he died in Down, Kent, on April 19, 1882.
Date of issue : Feb. 12, 2009
Stamp size : 32 x 43 (mm)
Perforation : 13
Sheet composition : 25 (5x5)
FDC : 01 cover
FDC size : 180 x 110 (mm)
Designer : Mrs. Hoang Thuy Lieu
Printing process : Offset
Colour : Multicoloured
Paper : Gummed
Printer : Postal Stamps Printing Company (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Centenary of Nguyễn Khuyến's Death (15/2/1835 - 5/2/1909)
From prevoius post: http://ronlovestamps.blogspot.com/2009/03/first-posted-fdc-from-vietnam.html
Even the cover used to send the FDCs look great... Its a prepaid cover and its the first time Im receiving a cover like this... checkout the cancellation... simply superb...
PS: Dear Phu Can, hope u like the complete set of UNESCO World Heritage stamps + ms + postcard I send u... will b sending u more in the future... Hope to hear more from u too...