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

Monuments of Jersey on Stamps – Europa -1978

Monuments of Jersey on Stamps – Europa -1978

The theme for 1978 EUROPA stamps was Monuments. 30 Countries issued stamps on Monuments .Jersey post issued a set of three stamps on Monuments under EUROPA series on 01 May 1978.

The Monuments on stamps are

6p – Mont Orgueil Castle -Overlooks harbour of Gorey. Opened in 1204

8p-St Aubin’s Fort-Built in 1542 by Sir Henry Cornish

101/2p-Eliazabeth Castle- Built in 16th Century to augument Mont Orgueil and named after Queen Elizabeth I

The First Cover features St George’s Chapel Mont Orgueil Castle.

FDC JERSEY MONUMENTS
FDC JERSEY MONUMENTS -MONT ORGUEIL , AUBIN’S FORT,ELIZABETH CASTLE -EUROPA 1978

UN Stamps on World Heritage Sites – 1984

UN Stamps on World Heritage Sites – 1984

UN issued stamps under the theme Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Man and the stamps featured World Heritage Sites. The stamps were issued on 18 Apr 1984.

UNO Geneva

0.50 Fr –  Fort Saint Angelo,Birgu, Malta ( World Heritage 1980)

0.70 Fr- Los Glaciares National Park ,Argentina ( World Heritage 1981)

UNO Vienna

3.50 s – Serengeti National Park Tanzania (World Heritage 1981)-Known for massive migration of wildebeest and Zebras.

TWO FDC’s of UN Geneva and UN Vienna are listed.

UNPA NEW YORK

20C – Grand Canyon ,USA (World Heritage site 1979)

50c – Polonnaruwa ,Sri Lanka ( World Heritage 1982)

FDC UN HERITAGE SITES
FDC UNESCO HERITAGE SITES -UNPA GENEVA & UNPA VIENNA
FDC UN HERITAGE SITES
FDC UN HERITAGE SITES -UNPA VIENNA AND UNPA NEW YORK

City of Luxembourg – Old Quarters and Fortifications -UNESCO World Heritage Site

City of Luxembourg – Old Quarters and Fortifications -UNESCO World Heritage Site

Because of its strategic Postion -Luxembourg was one of  Europe’s greatest fortified sites from 16th Century to 1867. It was repeatedly reinforced as it passed from one European power to another- The Holy Roman Emperors , The Burgundy ,The Habsburgs , the French and Spanish Kings and finally the Prussians .The Fortifications were a fine example of Military architecture spanning several centuries.It was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Luxembourg issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps on 08 May 2014 to commemorate 20th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage site. The two stamps feature Old City and Fortifications and Modern city and historic Fortifications. FDC with MS is shown below.

FDC LUXEMBOURG
FDC LUEXMBOURG 2014 -OLD QUARTERS AND FORTIFICATIONS -UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Luxembourg Tourism Stamps – Moselle Valley 2013

Luxembourg Tourism Stamps – Moselle Valley 2013

Luxembourg issued a set of two stamps on Tourism featuring Moselle Valley. On stamp features Churches ,Cathedrals & Basilicas and other features Buildings ,Bridges & Castles.

FDC with two stamps which are 50g Postage value stamps issued on 24 Sep 2013 is listed.

FDC LUX TOURISM
FDC LUXEMBOURG TOURISM 2013- MOSELLE VALLEY

Palaces of Portugal – Stamps 2012

Palaces of Portugal – Stamps 2012

Portugal Issued a set of Six stamps on Palaces of Portugal on 03 Oct 2012. The Palaces are

Ajuda – It a neoclassical monument in the Civil Parish of Ajuda in City Of Lisbon Built in 1755 after earthquake and Tsunami for the Royal family. In 1992 assigned to Portuguese Institute of Architectural Heritage.

Pena – The Pena Palace is a Romanticist Castle in Sao Pedro de Pennaferrim in the municipality of Sintra.The castle stands on top of a hill in Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra.It is a national monument and one of the expressions of 18th century romanticism in the World.It is UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

Mafra -It is a monumental Baroque and Italianized Neoclassical Palace Monastery located in town of Mafra 28 kilometres from Lisbon. Construction began in 1715 and completed in 1755.It was classified as National Monument in 1910 and one of the finalists for Seven Wonders of Portugal. Associated with School of Sculpture.

Sintra- Also known as Town Palace ,located in Town of Sintra,Lisbon District.Now a historic house Museum. It is a blend of Gothic,Manueline,Moorish & Mudejar styles of architecture. The original built in 10th Century but one that today is of 14th Century Palace.

Monserrate- It is a Palatial Villa located near Sintra . In 1978 the Park and Palace were categorised as Buildings of National Interest.

Queluz -18th Century Palace located at Queluz in Sintra. It is last of Rococo buildings designed in Europe.It now a tourist place.One of the wings of Palace is used as Guest house for visiting Heads of States.

FDC PORTUGAL PALACES
FDC PORTUGAL PALACES 2012-AJUDA,PENA & MAFRA
FDC PORTUGAL PALACES
FDC PORTUGAL PALACES 2012 -SINTRA ,MONSERRATE & QUELUZ

Buckingham Palace – Special Cover 1993

Buckingham Palace – Special Cover 1993

Originally known as Buckingham House it was acquired as a large townhouse in 1703 for Duke of Buckingham .In 1761 it was acquired by King George III as Private residence for Queen Charlotte and  became known as Queen’s House. It became Buckingham Palace and London residence of the British Monarch on accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.

It was First thrown open to Public on 07 Aug 1993 and a Special Cover was released to Commemorate this event. The Cancellation depicts the words “Ceremonial Capital Of World” and has mint stamps on each of the Monarchs who occupied Buckingham Palace from 1837 to 1993. In the foreground is a beautiful sketch of the Palace.

SPL CVR BUCKINGHAM PALACE
SPECIAL COVER BUCKINGHAM PALACE 1993