Sark’s Gold Postbox – Carl Hester – Guernsey 2013

Sark’s Gold Postbox – Carl Hester – Guernsey 2013

Guernsey issued a miniature sheet on 20 Feb 2013 on Sark’s Gold Postbox. Sark is an Island in the Channel Islands in Southwestern English Channel off the coast of Normandy in France.It forms part of Bailiwick of Guernsey.

In 1980, Guernsey Post Office Post Box at Sark was painted blue, 11 years after the Company became independent from British Post Office. The Royal Mail has been celebrating every British Olympics Gold Medal by painting a postbox Golden in the Olympians hometown.

Carl Hester, Laura Becktolsheimer & Charlotte Dujardin won the Team Dressage Gold Medal in 2012 London Olympics. To commemorate this achievement the Sark Postbox was painted Gold in honour of Carl Chester who was born in Sark on 29 June 1967. Hester won the Gold Medal riding Uthopia.

In the New Years honours list of 2013, Carl Chester was appointed as Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MDE) for his contribution to Equestrian sports.

Carl Hester won a Silver Medal representing the United Kingdom in Team Dressage at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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GUERNSEY MINIATURE SHEET GOLD POSTBOX 2013 -CARL HESTER

Siege of Szigetvar- 450th Anniversary – Miniature Sheet Croatia 2010

Siege of Szigetvar- 450th Anniversary – Miniature Sheet Croatia 2016

The Siege of Szigetvar or Battle of  Szigeth was the siege of Fortress Szigetvar, Kingdom of Hungary that blocked Suleiman’s line of advance towards Vienna in 1566 AD. It was fought from 06 Aug 1566 to 08 Sep 1566 between the invading forces of Ottoman Army led by Sultan Suleiman and Forces of Habsburg Monarchy under the leadership of Nikola Subic Zrinski former Ban of Croatia. The Ottoman Turks forces won the battle but both the Commanders died during battle -Suleiman in his tent due to natural causes and Nikola on last day of Battle. This heavy loss though prevented the Ottoman advance towards Vienna till Battle of Vienna in 1683.

Croatia issued a miniature sheet on 05 Sept 2016 as a Joint issue with Hungary to mark the 450th Anniversary of Siege of SZigetvar.One of stamp 6.50k features Nikola SubicZrinski and another stamp features Coat of Arms of the town of  Siget (4.50 k)

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CROATIA MS -SIEGE OF SZIGETVAR -2016

World Heritage Sites of Malaysia on Stamps -2009

World Heritage Sites of Malaysia on Stamps -2009

Malaysia issued a miniature sheet with four stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 09 Apr 2009.

50 sen – Historic City of Straits of Malacca (World Heritage Site 2008)

50 sen – Taman Kinabalu, Sabah (World Heritage Site 2000)-First national Parks of Malaysia built in 1964. It is Malaysia’s First UNESCO Heritage sites. It is surrounded by Mount Kinabalu -the highest mountain on the Island of Borneo. This park is home to 4,500 species of Flora and Fauna including 326 Bird species.

50 sen – George Town,  Penang (World Heritage Site 2008)

50 sen – Taman Negara Mulu, Sarawak – Mulu National Park has one of the largest known Caves in the World.

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MALAYSIA MINIATURE SHEET 2009 -WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Miniature Sheet on World Cities Hong Kong – San Marino 1997

Miniature Sheet on World Cities Hong Kong – San Marino 1997

San Marino issued a miniature sheet on the theme World Cities . The Miniature sheet was issued on 12 Feb 1997 and featured Hong Kong as it was in 1897 and now in 1997.

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SAN MARINO 1997 WORLD CITIES HONG KONG

Coronation of King Birendra – Miniature Sheet of Nepal -1975

Coronation of King Birendra – Miniature Sheet of Nepal -1975

King Birendra Bikram Shah Dev (29 Dec 1944- 01 Jun 2001) was the son of King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and grandson ofKing Tribhuvan. King Birendra was proclaimed King on 31 Jan 1972 on death of his father but was coronated on an auspicious day i.e, 24 Feb 1975.

A Miniature sheet of three stamps was issued on 24 Feb 1975 to Commemorate his Coronation. The details of stamps are

One Nepalese Rupee – Throne and sceptre

Rs 1.25 – Royal Palace

Rs 2.5 – Their Majesty King and Queen.

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MS NEPAL CORONATION of KING BIRENDRA 1975

Old Sugar Mill Chimneys on Stamps – Mauritius 1999

Old Sugar Mill Chimneys on Stamps – Mauritius 1999.

A Miniature Sheet was issued by Mauritius on Old Sugar Mill Chimneys on 17 Sep 1999. The Miniature Sheet contained four stamps. The Chimneys featured are

Re1 – Old Chimneys Alma

Rs 2 – Old Chimneys Antoinette

Rs 5 – Old Chimneys Belle Mare

Rs 7 – Old Chimneys Grande Rosalie

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MS MAURITIUS 1999 -OLD SUGAR MILL CHIMNEYS

Archaeological Treasures of 11-12 Century Ghaznavi Era – Miniature Sheet of Afghanistan 1967

Archaeological Treasures of 11-12 Century Ghaznavi Era – Miniature Sheet of Afghanistan 1967

Afghanistan issued a miniature sheet (Imperf) with two stamps on Archaeological Treasures of 11-12 Century Ghaznavi Era on 23 Dec 1967. The stamps feature

3 Afghani – Bronze Vase

7 Afghani – Bronze Jar.

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MS AFGHANISTAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURES OF 11-12 CENTURY GHAZNAVI ERA –