Stamps of Bhutan 2006- 50th Anniversary of EUROPA.

Stamps of Bhutan 2006- 50th Anniversary of EUROPA.

In 2006 EUROPA celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Several Countries outside EUROPA also issued stamps to mark this event. Bhutan issued a set of two stamps and a Miniature sheet in 2006 to mark 50th Anniversary of EUROPA Stamps.

150 Nu – Jakar Dzong – The current Dzong was built in 1667 overlooking the Chokhor Valley. Its official name is Yuelay Namgyal Dzong in honour of Victory over the troops of Tibetan ruler Phuntso Namgyal.

250 Nu – Archery- National Sports of Bhutan.

bhutan europa dZong
BHUTAN 2006 – JAKAR DZONG -EUROPA 50 YEARS
bhutan europa Archery
BHUTAN 2006 – ARCHERY -EUROPA 50 YEARS

 

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.

MALAYSIA WORLD HERITAGE SITES
MALAYSIA MINIATURE SHEET 2009 -WORLD HERITAGE SITES

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.

MS NEPAL CORONATION 1975
MS NEPAL CORONATION of KING BIRENDRA 1975

Stamps on Qasr Al Hosn -United Arab Emirates 2013

Stamps on Qasr Al Hosn -United Arab Emirates 2013

The Qasr al Hosn also known as White Fort or Old Fort was built in 1761 as a conical watchtower to defend the only freshwater well in Abu Dhabi Island. The tower was expanded as a small fort in 1793 by the then ruler and became the residence of Sheikh.It remained Emir’s Palace (hence the name Qasr al Hosn meaning Palace Fort) and seat of Government till 1966.

It is the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi  capital of UAE and now houses the Abu Dhabi cultural foundation where research on UAE history,archaeology,architecture is done. It has a museum displaying artifacts,pictures and weapons related to regions history.It was designated as World Heritage site in 1976. Qasr al Hosn festival is held here annually.

UAE issued a set of four stamps to commemorate the more than 250 years of this historic Fort. The stamps were issued on 25 Nov 2013.

FDC UAE QASR AL HOSN
FDC UAE 2013- QASR AL HOSN-PALACE FORT AND WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Miniature Sheet on Genghis Khan – Mongolia 2006

Miniature Sheet on Genghis Khan – Mongolia 2006

The Year 2006 was celebrated in Mongolia to mark 800th Anniversary of Great Mongolian Empire founded by Gehghis Khan ,regarded by Mongolian people as Father of Nation. Founded in 1206 the Great Mongolian Empire at its peak under Kublai Khan had 33 million square kilometers territory under its control from Mediterranean to the Pacific.

A Special Souvenir Sheet of Silk was issued to commemorate this event on 19 Sep 2006. It features a Painting by D Erdenebileg showing Gehghis Khan at the head of his troops

MS MONGOLIA
MS MONGOLIA -SILK SOUVENIR SHEET ON GENGHIS KHAN -800TH ANNIVERSARY MONGOLIAN EMPIRE

Taiwan (ROC) Temple Architecture Stamps- 1982

Taiwan (ROC) Temple Architecture Stamps- 1982

Traditional Chinese art expressed in Temple Architecture was the theme for a set of Four stamps issued by Tiwan (ROC) on 01 Sep 1982. The famous  Tsu Shih (Divine Ancestor ) Temple of Sanhsia in Taipei County was first built in 1768 and has been renovated since then.

The details of stamps are

NT $2.00 – It features a skillfully carved Lion.

NT $3.00 – It depicts a pair of Lions which form a bracket set.

NT $5.00 -Depict the delicately carved sub-lintels that decorate a temple passageway.

NT $18.00 – Features gently curved highly decorated tiled roofs.

FDC TAIWAN TEMPLE ARCHI
FDC TAIWAN TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE 1982
FDC TAIWAN TEMPLE ARCHI BRO
FDC TAIWAN TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE BROCHURE 1982

 

Palaces on Stamps -4th Definitive Series Russia 2003

Palaces on Stamps -4th Definitive Series Russia 2003

Russia brought out the 4th Definitive series in 2003 featuring Palaces . Two stamps on are listed

1.00 r -Ostankino Palace   – It is a former residence and private opera theatre Sheremetev family located north of Moscow.It was built between 1792-98.

1.50 r – Gatchinsky Palace It is a palace in Gatchina in Leningrad oblast. It was built from 1766 to 1781 by Antonio Rinaldi for Count Grigori Orlov. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

RUSSIA MONUMENTS
Palaces of Russia -4th Definitive Series of Russia -2003