Legendary Chevrolet Cars & Automobiles on Stamps – Marshall Islands 1998- Sports Roadster 1931 and Classic Six 1912.

Legendary Chevrolet Cars & Automobiles on Stamps – Marshall Islands 1998.

Marshall islands an Island country in the Pacific Ocean issued a set of eight stamps on Legendary Chevrolet Cars on 01 Sep 1998. These stamps were issued in minisheets of eight and each with a denomination of 60 cents.

The cars featured are

1931 Sports Roadster– One could buy a 1931 Sports Roadster in 1931 at $475 the lowest Price in Chevrolet’s history.Its sixcylinder engine generated 50hp. It had an attractive three spoke steering wheel and and ruble seat open could seat four. It was first time ever that Chevrolet sales were than Ford’s.

FDC MARSHALL IS SPORT ROADSTER
FDC MARSHALL ISLANDS 1998 – SPORT ROADSTER 1931 MODEL

 

1912 Classic Six –  It was an expensive car at $2,150 for those times but it had numerous features like demountable tire rims,electric headlights,4.9 liter ,six cylinder engine with dual camshafts.The T head allowed the intake and exhaust valves could be mounted on opposite sides of the cylinders.Its engine developed 40 hp for a top speed of 65mph.

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FDC MARSHALL ISLANDS 1998 – CLASSIC SIX 1912 MODEL

The Personal Pick up -Legendary Chevrolet Cars & Automobiles on Stamps – Marshall Islands 1998.

Legendary Chevrolet Cars & Automobiles on Stamps – Marshall Islands 1998.

Marshall islands an Island country in the Pacific Ocean issued a set of eight stamps on Legendary Chevrolet Cars on 01 Sep 1998. These stamps were issued in minisheets of eight and each with a denomination of 60 cents.

The cars featured are

1955 Cameo Carrier Fleetside– A Personal Pick up was introduced by Chevrolet in 1955. It was the 1955 Cameo Carrier Fleetside  with deeply hooded headlights ,wraparound front and rear windshields.Its small block 265 cubic-inch V-8 produced 145 horsepower allowing the Cameo to cruise smoothly at 70 mph.

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FDC MARSHALL ISLANDS 1998 – CAMEO CARRIER FLEETSIDE 1955 MODEL CAR

 

1941 Special Deluxe – A dependable sturdy automobile was the need of early 40s and 1941 Super Deluxe as a handsomely rugged “Woody” fitted the slot. It was a perfect blend of cosmopolitan and rustic charm of Country. The 4-door 8-passenger Special Deluxe ,a wood framed body and a V-8 engine which produced 80 hp.

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FDC MARSHALL ISLANDS 1998 – SPECIAL DELUXE 1941 MODEL CAR

 

Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – A Philatelic Insight -Part I

Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

The 14th edition of Men’s World Cup Field Hockey known as Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 will be held from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Dec 2018 at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar in Odisha India.

The First Hockey World Cup was played in Barcelona Spain at Real Polo Grounds from 15-24 October 1971. Ten teams participated and Pakistan beat Spain 1-0 in the final to lift the trophy. India were placed third.

Pakistan has dominated this event having won the event Four times, Australia and Netherlands have won it three times each , Germany has won it twice and India has won it once in 1975.

A Philatelic insight into Hockey shall be given in the next 10 days through Philately on this site so please look out for some interesting Philatelic Material from across the globe

Any article or write up on Hockey is incomplete without the mention of Dhyan Chand’s contribution to Indian and World Hockey.

Major Dhyan Chand was born at Allahabad on 29 August 1905. He is considered as one of the greatest players in the history of Field Hockey. He was known as “Wizard of Hockey” and “Magician” for his superb ball control. He won three Olympic Gold Medals with the Indian Hockey team  (1928,1932,1936). In the 1936 Berlin Olympics India beat Germany 8-1 in the finals and he scored three out of the eight goals. It is believed that Adolf Hitler became envious of his skills and offered him German residency which he declined. He is believed to have scored 400 International Goals in his career.

He retired from the Punjab Regiment of Indian Army as a Major in 1956 and in the same year was honored with the third highest Civilian award Padma Bhushan by Government of India.  29 August his birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day. A Special Cover was issued on 29 August 2017 at Bengaluru featuring Dhyan Chand to mark the day as National Sports Day.

He passed away at Delhi on 03 December 1979.

SPL CVR DHYAN CHAND NAT SPORTS DAY
SPECIAL COVER DHYAN CHAND NATIONAL SPORTS DAY INDIA 2017

 

 

Maxim Cards Liechtenstein 1981 – Year of the Disabled

Maxim Cards Liechtenstein 1981 – Year of the Disabled

Liechtenstein issued a stamp on 09 Jun 1981 to mark Year of the Disabled. A Maxim Card on the stamp is listed.

MC LUXEMBOURG YEAR OF DISABLED
MAXIM CARD LIECHTENSTEIN 1981 – YEAR OF DISABLED

 

Maxim Cards Liechtenstein 1981 – 50 Years of Scouting

Maxim Cards Liechtenstein 1981 – 50 Years of Scouting

Liechtenstein issued a stamp on 09 Jun 1981 to commemorate 50 Years of Scouting. A Maxim Card on the stamp is listed.

MC LIECHTENSTEIN SCOUTS
MAXIM CARDS LIECHTENSTEIN 1981 – 50 YEARS OF SCOUTING

Rock ‘n’ Roll Cars -Legendary Chevrolet Cars & Automobiles on Stamps – Marshall Islands 1998.

Legendary Chevrolet Cars & Automobiles on Stamps – Marshall Islands 1998.

Marshall islands an Island country in the Pacific Ocean issued a set of eight stamps on Legendary Chevrolet Cars on 01 Sep 1998. These stamps were issued in minisheets of eight and each with a denomination of 60 cents.

The cars featured are

1957 Corvette – The 1957 Chevrolet Corvette became America’s First true sports car. The V-8 fuel injected ’57’ Vette generated an awesome one horsepower per cubic inch of displacement ,was capable of screaming from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds reaching a top speed of 132 mph.

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FDC MARSHALL ISLANDS 1998 – CORVETTE 1957 MODEL

1957 Bel Air Car – The 1950s were a time of rock ‘n’ roll music and carefree area. With a brilliant gold “V” on the front  The Super-Turbo-Fire 283-cubic -inch V-8 produced an incredible one horsepower per cubic inch 1957 Bel Air was a brilliant Car of the 1950s era.

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FDC MARSHALL ISLANDS 1998 – BEL AIR 1957 MODEL.