Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tonga Round Postal Stamp

Tonga Round Postal Stamp hexagram logo

Thanks to Gideon from the Israeli Stamp collector’s Forum “collect” for referring me to this stamp, which is the first round stamp I've ever seen. Gideon taught me that there are even stamps that are not made from paper.

The three six pointed stars above the central star symbolize the three main islands - Tongatapu,Vava'u and Ha'apai.

Tonga Gold coin

Cross inside six-pointed star logo

Cross inside six-pointed star is part of the Tongan Coat of Arms shown on the obverse of 1962 Tonga gold coin; reverse shows Queen Salote Tupou III

Picture is courtesy of Gideon from "Collect"

Reflected in Dick Cheney’s Glasses

Esther Kaplan tells in her article (Anti-Semitism After September 11th) about a a cartoon from the Palestinian paper Al-Ayyam, which depicts Vice-President Dick Cheney with Stars of David reflected in his glasses suggesting anti-Semitic claim that Jews control the U.S. government.