50th Anniversary UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Miniature Sheet Bhutan 1997.

50th Anniversary UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Miniature Sheet Bhutan 1997.

Bhutan issued a miniature with eight stamps of 10 Nu each on 50th Anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The sites featured on stamps are

Mountain Huangshan (China)                   Statue of Emperor Qin (China)

Imperial Bronze Dragon (China)               Tikal National Park (Guatemala)

Evora (Portugal)                                             Forest Shirakami Sanchi (Japan)

View from Effiel Tower (France)         Wooden Walkway in the valley below Falls (Croatia)

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BHUTAN MS 1997 – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES.
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World Health Day – Miniature Sheet Bhutan 2010.

World Health Day – Miniature Sheet Bhutan 2010.

World Health Day is celebrated on 07 April every year. Bhutan commemorated World Health Day in 2010 by issuing a miniature sheet with six stamps of Nu 10 denomination. The theme of stamps was Urbanisation: A Challenge for Public Health.

BHUTAN MS WORLD HEALTH DAY
BHUTAN MS WORLD HEALTH DAY

 

Drukpa Kunley – Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2013.

Drukpa Kunley – Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2013.

Lama Drukpa Kunley (1455-1529) was a Buddhist Monk and missionary in the Tibetan Mahamudra tradition.He is known to have introduced Buddhism to Bhutan and established the monastery of Chimi Lhakhang in 1499. He was a famous Poet also and is also known as “Fertility Saint”.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet (40 Nu) in May 2013 on Lama Drukpa Kunley. It was issued as Arts and Happiness Series.

BHUTAN DRUKPA KUNLEY  MS 2013
BHUTAN DRUKPA KUNLEY MS 2013

Palau’s Prince Lee Boo in England – A story on Palau Sheetlet 1990.

Palau’s Prince Lee Boo in England – A story on Palau Sheetlet 1990.

Prince Lee Boo (1764-1784) was the second son of the ruler of Pelew Islands now called Palau. Prince Lee Boo was one of the first people from the Pacific Islands to visit Great Britain. In 1783 Chinese trade ship Antelope working for East India Company shipwrecked on the island of Oroolong in western Palau while going to China. Its survivors including Captain Henry Wilson spent three months in Palau. When finally rescuedCaptain Wilson agreed to take Prince Lee Boo to Great Britain to acquaint him more about Europe. On his arrival in 1784, the Wilson family took him to their home where he attended Church ceremonies, dinner parties and European School. However, he died of smallpox on 27 Dec 1784, six months after his arrival. He was nicknamed “The Black Prince” and was buried in St Mary the Virgin Rotherhithe. Prince Lee Boo story appeared in a book by George Keate (1729-1797) called An account of Pelew Islands.

Palau issued a Sheetlet featuring the Visit of Prince Lee Boo to England. This MS also commemorates London 90 World Stamp Exhibition.it was issued on 03 May 1990. There are nine 25c stamps in the sheetlet. Each stamp features an event along with portraits of PrinceLee Boo and Captain Henry Wilson.

25c – HMS Victory docked at Portsmouth.

25c- St James’s Palace London

25c- Rotherhithe Docks London

25c- Capt Wilson’s residence.

25c- Lunardi’s Grand English Air Balloon.

25c- St Paul’s & The Thames

25c- Lee Boo’s Tomb, St Mary’s Churchyard Rotherhithe.

25c- St Mary’s Church.

25c- Memorial Tablet, St Mary’s Church.

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PALAU SHEETLET 1990 -PRINCE LEE BOO IN ENGLAND

 

The 2550th Anniversary of the Buddhist era -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2006.

The 2550th Anniversary of the Buddhist era -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2006.

Sri Lanka issued a set of 10 stamps of Rupees 2.50 denomination to mark 2550th Anniversary of Buddhist era. The stamps were issued on 05 May 2006. A sheetlet containing the ten stamps is listed. These stamps feature various Rock and Wall Paintings.

SLR 2.50 – A plea to the master to descend from Heaven.

SLR 2.50 -Queen Mahamaya on her way to her Parents.

SLR 2.50- The Great Birth of Prince Siddharth

SLR 2.50 – Asita-The Royal Teacher visits Prince Siddharth.

SLR 2.50- The Great Renunciation.

SLR 2.50- Defeat of Maras (the evils) by the Master.

SLR 2.50- The First Sermon of  Dhammachakka Pavattana Sutta.

SLR 2.50- The Conversion of Alvaka-A Demon

SLR 2.50- The Great funeral Pyre of the Master.

SLR 2.50 – Tapassu & Bhalluka arriving in Sri Lanka with Relics.

SRI LANKA

SRI LANKA 2006 – 2550th Anniversary of Buddhist Era

EXPO ’92 World Fair Seville – Sheetlet of Spain 1992.

EXPO ’92 World Fair Seville – Sheetlet of Spain 1992.

A Sheetlet of 12 stamps was issued by Spain on 20 April 1992 to commemorate Expo 92 World Fair at Seville. The sheetlet is inset with a layout plan of the Exhibition in four panels. All stamps were issued in 17 Pta denomination. The scenes featured on stamps are

Monastery of Santa Maria de Cuevas          Palisade

Monorail                                                            Avenue of Europe

Discovery Pavillion                                         Auditorium

First Avenue                                                     Square of the Future

Italica Entrance                                               Last Avenue

Theatre                                                             “Curro” Official Mascot.

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SPAIN EXPO 92 SHEETLET

 

EXPO ’92 World Fair Seville – Sheetlet of Spain 1992.

EXPO ’92 World Fair Seville – Sheetlet of Spain 1992.

A Sheetlet of 12 stamps was issued by Spain on 20 April 1992 to commemorate Expo 92 World Fair at Seville. The sheetlet is inset with 16th Century drawing of Seville in four panels. All stamps were issued in 17 Pta denomination. The scenes featured on stamps are

World Trade Centre Expo ’92                   Cable Car

Fourth Avenue                                            Barqueta Gate

Nature Pavillion                                        Bioclimatic Sphere

Alamillo Bridge                                         Press Centre

Pavillion                                                     Expo Harbour

Tourist Train                                             Entrance Ticket showing Bridge

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SPAIN EXPO 92 SEVILLE SHEETLET