Stamps on Golf – Montserrat 1986

Stamps on Golf – Montserrat 1986

Montserrat issued a set of Four stamps on tourism on 10 Dec 1986. The themes featured on stamps are

70c -Sailing   $1.15 -Golf    $1.50 -Shopping    $2.30 -Sightseeing -AIR Studios.

MONTSERRAT TOURISM GOLF SAILING 1986
MONTSERRAT TOURISM GOLF SAILING 1986

 

Penny Black @175 – Stamps of Kyrgyzstan -2015

Penny Black @175 – Stamps of Kyrgyzstan -2015

The First Postage Stamp of World called Penny Black was issued on 06 May 1840. Kyrgyzstan issued a Miniature sheet with one stamp on 02 Jul 2015 to mark 175th Anniversary of Penny Black. The stamp has a face value of 250.00 Som. The print runs of the Miniature sheet was 10,000 only.

Landmarks of Kyrgyzstan Philately

-The First Postage stamp was issued on 04 Feb 1992.

-The first issue of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps was released on 10 Nov 2014.

A FDC with Penny Black Miniature sheet & Miniature Sheet of Kyrgyzstan are listed.

FDC KRYGY PENNY BLACK 175
FDC KYRGYZ EXPRESS POST 2015 – PENNY BLACK 175TH ANNIVERSARY MINIATURE SHEET
KYRGYZSTAN MS 175TH ANNIVERSARY PENNY BLACK
KYRGYZSTAN MS 175TH ANNIVERSARY PENNY BLACK -2015

Miniature Sheet of Bangladesh 1999 – 125th Anniversary of UPU

Miniature Sheet of Bangladesh 1999 – 125th Anniversary of UPU

Bangladesh issued a miniature sheet of Four stamps to commemorate 125th Anniversary of UPU. The Miniature sheet was issued on 09 Oct 1999 (World Post Day). It features UPU emblem, A Dak runner, Postal Transport like Postal Van, Motorcycle, MailBoat, Airmail, Railway Mail and Sea Mail.

BANGLADESH UPU MS 125 YRS
BANGLADESH UPU MS 125 YEARS -1999

Miniature Sheet Huangshan Mountain – China 1997

Miniature Sheet Huangshan Mountain – China 1997

China hosted the 22nd UPU Congress in Beijing in 1999. It issued a Miniature sheet containing eight stamps on Huangshan mountain on 20 Oct 1997. Each stamp was of  200 Chinese renminbi.

Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. It is UNESCO  World Heritage site and one of China’s main tourist destinations. It was namedHuangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) in 747 AD by Imperial order of Tang Dynasty.

The scenes feature on the miniature sheet from Top left to right are

200 ren – Mount Huangshan at Sunrise            200 ren -XIHAI Peaks

200 ren – Flying rock in surging Clouds.          200 ren – Beihai in drifting Clouds

200 ren -Yupping Peak                                        200 ren – Mystical Stone

200 ren – Tiandu Peak over Clouds                  200 ren –  Fabied abode of Immortals

CHINA MS UPU CONG 1999 HUANGSHAN MOUNTAINS
CHINA MS UPU CONG 1999 HUANGSHAN MOUNTAINS

 

 

140th Anniversary of UPU -Souvenir Sheet Kyrgyzstan 2014

140th Anniversary of UPU -Souvenir Sheet Kyrgyzstan 2014

UPU celebrated 140th Anniversary in 2014. Kyrgyzstan issued a Souvenir sheet cum Miniature sheet on 18 Nov 2014 containing one stamp of 700 Kyrgyzstani Som. The miniature sheet features letters, UPU emblem, Peace Doves.

There are eight labels around the Stamp written in eight languages and a statement “Kyrgyz Express Post – second designated postal operator of Kyrgyzstan. UPU IB circular 83 of 21 May 2013”.

Only 5000 Souvenir sheets were printed.

KYRGYZSTAN MS 140TH ANNIVERSARY UPU 2014
KYRGYZSTAN MS 140TH ANNIVERSARY UPU 2014

Famous Clowns on Stamps – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2002

Famous Clowns on Stamps – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued 93 stamps on this common theme. Gibraltar issued a set of four stamps on the theme of Circus. The stamps were issued on 04 Mar 2002 and featured famous Clowns.

2002 was also the year of Introduction of Common European currency EURO. Twelve European countries started using Euro from 01 Jan 2002.

The Clowns featured on stamps are

30p – Mr Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1831)- English actor, clown & dancer, who became the most Popular entertainer of the Regency era.

40p – Karl Adrien Wettach “Grock” (1880-1959) Swiss Clown, composer and musician. Called “The King of Clowns” and “The Greatest of Europe’s Clowns”.Grock was once the most highly paid entertainer in the World.

42 p – Nikolai Polakovs, OBE (1900-1974).He was a Latvian who was the creator of Coco the Clown, the most famous clown in the UK.

54 p – Hubert Jean Charles Cairoli (1910-1980)- Italian -English clown, impressionist and musician.

GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS- FAMOUS CLOWNS

 

Europa Stamps on Circus – Malta 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Malta 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued 93 stamps on this common theme. Malta issued a stamp on the theme of Circus. The stamp was issued on 09 May 2002 and featured Circus Clown. The stamp was designed by Roberta Zahra.

2002 was also the year of Introduction of Common European currency EURO. Twelve European countries started using Euro from 01 Jan 2002.

Best EUROPA Stamp of 2002 – This stamp was adjudged the Best EUROPA Stamp of 2002 by delegates of PostEurop.It portrays an image of a clown captured on film by Gino Theuma. Incidentally, the logo of EUROPA used by Malta is incorrect -the left leg of R resting on U.

MALTA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF MALTA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS