Hubbard on postage stamp !!! WTF ???

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Just got sent this link.

East Turkestan 2013 Ron Hubbard set, Ships, m/shts

Starting in the 20th century, Uyghur separatists used East Turkestan (or Uyghurstan) for the former Xianjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

East Turkestan’s first stamp issue, on March 13th, 2013, celebrates the 102nd birthday of the renowned science-fiction author & philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard.

Born on 13th March 1911, he developed a self-help system called dianetics, which was first published in 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines & rituals called scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology, addressing such subjects as business administration, literacy, & drug rehabilitation.

He was an officer in the US Navy during World War II, where he commanded two ships. As a lieutenant, he served aboard the USS Algol (shown on the 500y stamp) from 2 December 1943 to 28 September 1944. He was part of her commissioning crew & served as the ship’s navigation and training officer as well as the Chief Ship’s Censor. ...

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http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/stamps/asia/auction-582667354.htm

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http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/stamps/other/mint/auction-583651179.htm
 

Stat

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Tell me it's a fucking joke.
Otherwise this SP might get sick and die. :biggrin:
 

Purple Rain

Crusader
Just got sent this link.

East Turkestan 2013 Ron Hubbard set, Ships, m/shts

Starting in the 20th century, Uyghur separatists used East Turkestan (or Uyghurstan) for the former Xianjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

East Turkestan’s first stamp issue, on March 13th, 2013, celebrates the 102nd birthday of the renowned science-fiction author & philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard.

Born on 13th March 1911, he developed a self-help system called dianetics, which was first published in 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines & rituals called scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology, addressing such subjects as business administration, literacy, & drug rehabilitation.

He was an officer in the US Navy during World War II, where he commanded two ships. As a lieutenant, he served aboard the USS Algol (shown on the 500y stamp) from 2 December 1943 to 28 September 1944. He was part of her commissioning crew & served as the ship’s navigation and training officer as well as the Chief Ship’s Censor. ...

More...Plus photos...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/stamps/asia/auction-582667354.htm

More here....

http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/stamps/other/mint/auction-583651179.htm

Well, I was going to noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo about Hubbard getting his mug on a postage stamp, but on reflection I lol at it being East Turkestan.

:duck: Not that there's anything wrong with East Turkestan.

Or Free Vinland.
 

Stat

Gold Meritorious Patron
Well, I was going to noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo about Hubbard getting his mug on a postage stamp, but on reflection I lol at it being East Turkestan.

:duck: Not that there's anything wrong with East Turkestan.

Or Free Vinland.

I knew it's a prank! But I bought it for a sec too. :blush: Damn Anons! LOL
 

Freeminds

Bitter defrocked apostate
In quite a few countries, you can design your own postage stamps nowadays, and use them legitimately. My guess was it was a Hubbard apologist trying to scrape together a few bucks to pay for his next piece of the Bridge to Nowhere. Now that anybody can put pretty much anything on a stamp, short-run stamps are not what you'd call collectible - nor is their designer much of an artist. I like that he included a picture of the ship in which L Ron Retard accidentally fired upon neutral Mexico, though.

On stampboards.com, it's caused some comments, but not many. My favourite was, "As a sci-fi reader, I have sampled some, and consider them crap."

If you're in the habit of writing to Orgs or Scientology victims, you might want to think about the possibility of getting some custom stamps of your own made.
 

La La Lou Lou

Crusader
This is odd stuff, seems like two non-existent countries have used his mug shots. Free Vinland has too. East Turkestan according to the freedom loving Chinese officials has links to some one called Al Quaeda and Free Vinland has neo-pagan links. Neither are actually official countries. East Turkestan's rebellions have been brutally crushed by Beijing, they speak a Turkish type language and are predominately Muslim, not really likely to be too supportive of cults. Free Vinland is a few neo-pagan Americans, not really anything to worry about.

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=221&p=3273151

I really wouldn't count this to mean anything other than someone in OSA stat pushing.
 

R2-45

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anonomog

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The idea of countless wogs spitting on Hubbard just seems so....right.

Maybe Longcatistan will consider non self adhesive stamps in future...ah..a girl can dream.
 

Anonycat

Crusader
The idea of countless wogs spitting on Hubbard just seems so....right.

Maybe Longcatistan will consider non self adhesive stamps in future...ah..a girl can dream.

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Anonycat

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Free Vinland’s first stamp issue of 2013, on March 13th, 2013, celebrates the 102nd birthday of the renowned science-fiction author and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard.

Born on 13th March 1911, he developed a self-help system called dianetics, which was first published in 1950 (shown on the 30c stamp). He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and rituals called scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology, addressing such subjects as business administration, literacy, and drug rehabilitation. He was an officer in the US Navy during World War II, where he commanded two ships. As a lieutenant, he served aboard the USS Algol from 2 December 1943 to 28 September 1944. He was part of her commissioning crew and served as the ship’s navigation and training officer as well as the Chief Ship’s Censor.

Apart from writing numerous acclaimed science-fiction books (including the classic Battlefield Earth, an epic set in the year 3000 AD, shown on the $1.65 stamp, which was later made into a movie starring John Travolta), he was a pioneering explorer, world traveller, and nuclear physicist, with expertise in a wide range of disciplines including photography, art, poetry, and philosophy.

In 1967, he established the Sea Org, with three ships, the Diana, the Athena, and the Apollo, and he lived at sea for much of the next few years. The Sea Org moved to land bases in 1975.

Hubbard is the Guinness World Record holder for the most published author, with 1,084 works, most translated book (70 languages for The Way to Happiness) and most audiobooks (185 as of April 2009). According to Galaxy Press, Hubbard's Battlefield Earth has sold over 6 million copies and Mission Earth a further 7 million, with each of its ten volumes becoming New York Times bestsellers on their release.


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East Turkestan celebrates L. Ron Hubbard.

Starting in the 20th century, Uyghur separatists and their supporters used East Turkestan (or Uyghurstan) for the former Xianjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. They reject the name of Xinjiang (Sinkiang) because of a Chinese perspective reflected in the name and prefer East Turkestan to emphasize connection to other westerly Turkic groups. However, even in nationalist writing, East Turkestan retains its older, more narrow geographical meaning.

East Turkestan’s first stamp issue, on March 13th, 2013, celebrates the 102nd birthday of the renowned science-fiction author and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard.


Born on 13th March 1911, he developed a self-help system called dianetics, which was first published in 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and rituals called scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology, addressing such subjects as business administration, literacy, and drug rehabilitation.

He was an officer in the US Navy during World War II, where he commanded two ships. As a lieutenant, he served aboard the USS Algol (shown on the 500y stamp) from 2 December 1943 to 28 September 1944. He was part of her commissioning crew and served as the ship’s navigation and training officer as well as the Chief Ship’s Censor.

Apart from writing numerous acclaimed science-fiction books (including the classic Battlefield Earth, an epic set in the year 3000 AD, which was later made into a movie starring John Travolta), he was a pioneering explorer, world traveller, and nuclear physicist, with expertise in a wide range of disciplines including photography, art, poetry, and philosophy.

In 1967, he established the Sea Org, with three ships, the Diana, the Athena, and the Apollo (the latter shown on the 2500y stamp), and he lived at sea for much of the next few years. The Sea Org moved to land bases in 1975.

Hubbard is the Guinness World Record holder for the most published author, with 1,084 works, most translated book (70 languages for The Way to Happiness) and most audiobooks (185 as of April 2009). According to Galaxy Press, Hubbard's Battlefield Earth has sold over 6 million copies and Mission Earth a further 7 million, with each of its ten volumes becoming New York Times bestsellers on their release.

The stamps are printed in small miniature sheets of 8, with four of each value.
 
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