Australia II America’s Cup Triumph 1983 – Pre Stamped envelope Australia

Australia II America’s Cup Triumph 1983 – Pre Stamped envelope Australia

The America’s Cup affectionately known as Auld Mug is a trophy awarded to the winner of America’s Cup races between two sailing yachts- one called the defender and other Challenger. the Cup was originally awarded in 1851 by Royal Yacht Squadron for a race round the Isle of Wight in United Kingdom which was won Schooner America.

The America’s Cup is the oldest International Sporting trophy. Alan Bond ,an Australian businessman made three unsuccessful challenges between 1974 and 1980. In 1974 and 1977 it was defended successfully  by Courageous and in 1980 by  Freedom.

Bond returned in 1983 for a fourth challenge. In 1983 there were seven challengers for the inaugural Louis Vutton Cup. Bond’s Yacht Australia II won the Louis Vutton Cup and the right to Challenge New York Yacht Club’s Yacht.

In a best of Seven format Bond’s Australia II beat NYYC’s  Liberty 4-3 after poor starts to win the Cup.It was NYYC’s first loss in 132 years and 26 Challenges.This is remembered as Australia’s one of finest sporting moments.

Australia Post issued a 30 cent Pre Stamped envelope on 11 Oct 1983 to commemorate this triumph of Australia II. PSE No 067A.

 

FDC AUS AMERICA CUP
PSE AUSTRALIA 1983- AUSTRALIA II AMERICA’S CUP TRIUMPH 1983

125 of Years of First Postage Stamps-Nepal -2006

125 of Years of First Postage Stamps-Nepal -2006

In 1819 British /Indian residency was established in Nepal.International mail was sent from residency where as internal mail ,mostly documents were sent by messengers. Stamps of India were used in Nepal from 1854. Hand stamped postmarks with number 137 indicated that these Indian stamps were sent from Nepal.

The first stamps of Nepal were issued in 1881- one anna ,two annas and four annas stamps -on European white woven paper.The design shows the crown (sripech) and crossed Gurkha Khukris ( Knife with a curved blade).

On 09 Oct 2006 , Nepal issued a set of three stamps (R5,R 20 & R100) and a miniature sheet with these three stamps (rupees 125). These stamps commemorated 125 Years of Nepal’s First Postage stamps. Two FDC’s with stamps and miniature sheet are listed.

FDC NEPAL 125 YRSFIRST STAMP 2006 ms
FDC NEPAL 2006 – MINIATURE SHEET -125 YEARS FIRST STAMP
FDC NEPAL 125 YRSFIRST STAMP 2006
FDC NEPAL 2006- 125 YEARS of FIRST STAMP

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

On 23 Apr 1997 ,Bahrain issued a set of 21 Stamps on Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud of Bahrain.

A FDC with seven stamps is listed below.It features the following breeds

Rabda , Al-Jellaby , Krush , Al-Shuwaimeh , Musannaan , Mlolshaan, Al-Tuwaisah.

FDC BAHRAIN HORSES3
FDC BAHRAIN 1997 -PURE BREEDS OF ARABIAN HORSES.

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

On 23 Apr 1997 ,Bahrain issued a set of 21 Stamps on Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud of Bahrain.

A FDC with seven stamps is listed below.It features the following breeds

Hadhfaan , Al-Obeyah, Al-Hamdaany , Musannaan , Al-Jellabieh, Rabdaan

Kuheilaan Aladiyat , Kuheilaan  Aafas  & Wadhna.

FDC BAHRAIN HORSES2
FDC BAHRAIN 1997 -PURE BREEDS OF ARABIAN HORSES

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

On 23 Apr 1997 ,Bahrain issued a set of 21 Stamps on Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud of Bahrain.

A FDC with seven stamps is listed below.It features the following breeds

AL -Suwaitieh

AL -Saqlawieh

AL – Kray

AL – Kuheilaan Weld Umm Zorayar

AL -Ma’anaghieh

AL -Shawafah

AL -Dhahma

FDC BAHRAIN HORSES1
FDC BAHRAIN 1997 -PURE BREEDS OF ARABIAN HORSES

India Post Payments Bank – Special Cover India – Sep 2018

India Post Payments Bank – Special Cover India – Sep 2018

The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was launched nationwide on 01 Sep 2018. A Special Cover with Miniature is listed below which was released on 01 Sep 2018 at Mumbai.

Cover No MH/23/2018.

SPL CVR PAYMENT BANK PO2018
SPECIAL COVER INDIA SEP 2018 – INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK

Stamps on Klingon Battle Cruiser – Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Stamps on Klingon Battle Cruiser – Star Trek 50th Anniversary

In 2016 the Popular Film and TV series Star Trek celebrated its 50th Anniversary . Canada issued  a stamp on Klingon Battle Cruiser on 05 May 2016.

A FDC is listed.

FDC CANADA STAR TREK
FDC CANADA 2016- STAR TREK- KLINGON BATTLE CRUISER