Coins of Shivaji Maharaj – Special Covers of India 2002

Coins of Shivaji Maharaj – Special Covers of India 2002

A Special Cover was issued during a Coin exhibition in Pune on 04 May 2005 and it featured Coins of Shivaji.

Shivrai – Shivaji’s Copper Coin -It was possibly minted for Shivaji’s coronation.In use upto Peshwa reign. 7 varieties exist.It weighs 10-11 grams. Obverse “Shree Raja Shiv “in Devanagri Script. Reverse “Chhatrapati ” in Devanagri Script.

“Hon” – Gold dump coin. Weight 3.3 grams. Use startedafter coronation of Shivaji. Only three coins known to exist.One of the rare coins of the World. Obverse “Shree Raja Shiv “in Devanagri Script. Reverse “Chhatrapati ” in Devanagri Script.

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SPECIAL COVER INDIA 2002 – COINS OF SHIVAJI MAHARAJ – SHIVRAI & HON

Stamps on Kremlins – 6th Definitive Issue -Russia 2009

Stamps on Kremlins – 6th Definitive Issue -Russia 2009

The theme for Russia’s 6th Definitive issue was Kremlins issued on 01 Oct 2009.

3.0 R – Rostov Kremlin    5.0 R – Novgorod Kremlin ( UNESCO World Heritage site)

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6th DEFINITIVE ISSUE -RUSSIA 2009 -KREMLINS

Stamps on Kremlins – 6th Definitive Issue -Russia 2009

Stamps on Kremlins – 6th Definitive Issue -Russia 2009

The theme for Russia’s 6th Definitive issue was Kremlins issued on 01 Oct 2009.

1.5 R – Zaraysk Kremlin    2.0 R – Kazan Kremlin ( UNESCO World Heritage site)

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6th DEFINITIVE SERIES RUSSIA -KREMLINS -2009

Miniature sheet on City of Izborsk – Russia 2012

Russia issued a miniature sheet to commemorate 1150th Anniversary of City of Izborsk on 04 Jul 2012. It is a rural town located in Pichorsky District of Pskov oblast. It has one of the ancient and impressive fortress of Western Russia.

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MINIATURE SHEET ON CITY OF IZBORSK – RUSSIA 2012

First Lighthouse of Madras -Special Covers on Madras Day- 377th Madras Day – 2016

Special Covers on Madras Day- 377th Madras Day – 2016

Madras Day – The Founding day of Madras is considered as 22 Aug 1639.It was on this day that a piece of land (where Fort St George stands today) was transacted by East India Company. The deal took place between Francis Day, his ‘dubash” Beri Thimmappa and their superior Andrew Cogan with the local Nayak rulers.

In 2005 three people – S Muthiah ,Sashi Nair and Vincent D’Souza joined together to celebrate 22 Aug every year as Madras Day . Three others joined this idea later and now it is celebrated as Madras Week.

Special Covers on Madras Day – A Special Cover was released on 22 Aug 2016 to celebrate 377th Madras Day.

The theme for 2016 was The First Madras Exchange Lighthouse.The Covers bear cancellation of First Madras Exchange Lighthouse at Fort St George. The octagonal cancellation depicts the octagonal shape of Lighthouse.

First Madras Exchange Lighthouse was built in 1796,built above the present day Fort Museum. It was octagonal in shape built of wooden frame work and and wooden plank covering.It had twelve oil wicks as shown on back of cover.The three rear sides of glass windows were made opaque so No light is seen on land side. The layout of oil wicks is also shown.  Cover No TN/31/2016.

SPECIAL COVER MADRAS DAY 2016
SPECIAL COVER MADRAS DAY 2016- FIRST MADRAS EXCHANGE LIGHTHOUSE
SPECIAL COVER MADRAS DAY 2016 BACK
SPECIAL COVER MADRAS DAY 2016 -layout of wick lamps

Aerogrammes of Sultanate of Oman-Jabrin Palace

Aerogrammes of Sultanate of Oman-Jabrin Palace

Jabrin Palace – Jabrin is a small town in northeastern Oman near Nizwa & Jabal Akhdar Mountains. It is known for its Castle built by Yaruba Dynasty.

Mutrah Business District -A District located in Muscat province of Oman and  Port Qaboos Port is located in Muscat. It is  the main commercial port of Oman.

AEROGRAMME OF OMAN
AEROGRAMME OF SULTANATE OF OMAN- JABRIN PALACE & MUTRAH BUSINESS DISTRICT

Estonian Castles on Stamps – Estonia 1994

Estonian Castles on Stamps – Estonia 1994

Estonia issued a set of stamps on castles on 22 Feb 1994.

3.20 kr – Rakvere Castle- It has belonged to Danish Kings ,Livonian Order, Swedish and Polish States.History goes back to 12th Century.Destroyed in Polish -Swedish wars 1600-1629 now in ruins.

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STAMPS ON RAKVERE CASTLE -ESTONIA 1994