Stamps on Gediminas – Lithuania 1991.

Stamps on Gediminas – Lithuania 1991.

Gediminas (1275-1341) was Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1315 to 1341. He founded the Gediminas dynasty and expanded it from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. He made Vilnius Capital of his dynasty.

Lithuania issued a set of three se-tenant stamps on his 650th Death Anniversary on 28 Sep 1991. The stamps feature the following

30k – Trakai Castle-Built around 1409 on an island on Lake Galve.                                            50k-  Duke Gediminas.                                                                                                                           70k – View of Vilnius in the 14th Century.

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LITHUANIA FDC 1991 – GEDIMINAS

 

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42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish)– Commemorative Covers – 2016.

42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish)– Commemorative Covers – 2016.

42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) was formed on 05 Oct 1866. In 1900, the Regiment became 42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 10 Sep 2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of 42nd Field Artillery Regiment.

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CANADA COVER 2016 – 42nd FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT.

 

The Brockville Rifles– Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The Brockville Rifles– Commemorative Covers – 2016.

In 1866, a major re-organization of militias in the Brockville area created the 41st Brockville Battalion of Rifles. During the First World War, it won battle honours Amiens and Pursuit to Mons and Major Thain MacDowell, earned the Victoria Cross. It is now the Primary Reserve Infantry Regiment of the Canadian Army.

The Badge  of the Regiment which forms part of stamp design and the cover has following features

  • Gules a bugle stringed Argent all within an annulus sable and inscribed “THE BROCKVILLE RIFLES”
  • Argent surmounting the Maltese Cross.
  • Amiens on Top
  • Semper Paratus motto meaning Always Prepared.
  • Lower Limb inscribed “PURSUIT TO MONS”
  • Whole ensigned by Royal Crown.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 02 April  2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The Brockville Rifles.

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CANADA COMMEMORATIVE COVER 2016-THE BROCKVILLE RIFLE.

The 31 Combat Engineers Regiment (The Elgins) – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The 31 Combat Engineers Regiment (The Elgins) – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The 31 Combat Engineers Regiment (The Elgins) trace their origins with the creation of 25th Elgin Battalion of Infantry raised on 14 Sep 1866. In the first World War, The Elgins raised the 91st Battalion whose members fought in battles such as Vimy Ridge. In 1940 they mobilised for World War II  as the 25th Armoured Delivery Regiment and later helped form the 1st Canadian Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment (Kangaroos) which earned 14 Battle honours.

The Badge  of the Regiment which forms part of stamp design and the cover has following features

  • Cypher of reigning Monarch surrounded by Garter.
  • Bilinguals Engineers and Genie.
  • Ubique motto meaning Everywhere.
  • Maple leaves.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 02 April  2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The 31 Combat Engineers Regiment (The Elgins).

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CANADA COMMEMORATIVE COVER 2016- 31 COMBAT ENGINEER REGIMENT.

 

The Lorne Scots of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The Lorne Scots of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) trace their origins to the 20th Halton and 36th Peel Battalions of Infantry, both raised in Sep 1866. The two Battalions amalgamated on 15 Dec1936, forming today’s regiment Its members participated in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, the Boer War, Both World Wars, Egypt, Cyprus, Cambodia, Namibia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Philippines and Poland. The Lorne Scots wear a primrose hackle in their headgear, a symbol bestowed by the allied Lancashire Fusiliers when the British Regiment amalgamated.

The Badge  of the Regiment which forms part of stamp design and the cover has following features

  • Wreath of Maple and Thistle Leaves.
  • The Crest of Viscount Peel (Demi Lion, holding between paws a shuttle argent)
  • Below the wreath, a scroll inscribed with the designation “THE LORNE SCOTS (PEEL, DUFFERIN AND HALTON REGT)”
  • A scroll bearing “AIR SON AR DUTHCHAIS”  is the motto of the Regiment meaning For Our Heritage is enshrined in the crown.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 02 April  2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment).

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CANADA COMMEMORATIVE COVER 2016- THE LORNE SCOTS (PEEL, DUFFERIN AND HALTON REGIMENT)

The Ontario Regiment of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The Ontario Regiment of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

On 14 Sep  1866, the 34th Ontario Battalion of Infantry was formed. Its members participated in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, the South African War and the First World War Inthe 1930’s the Regiment became a tank battalion. It was mobilised for Second World War and it earned battle honours in Italy and Northwestern Europe. Post World War II it has been deployed in various missions including Peace Keeping Missions and operations in Afghanistan. It ranks among the oldest continuously serving reserve (Militia) regiments and is one of the Senior Armoured Regiments of Royal Canadian Armoured Corps  (RCAC).

The Badge  of the Regiment which forms part of stamp design and the cover has following features

  • Cat in Fierce Fighting pose.
  • Nine Maple leaves reflect the nine provinces which contributed soldiers to the First World War Battalions.
  • The three-quarters of a disc at the base of batch reflects the old militia number “34”.
  • “FIDELIS ET PARATUS” meaning Faithful and ready is the motto of the Regiment.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 10 Sep 2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The Ontario Regiment of Canada (RCAC).

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CANADA COMMEMORATIVE COVER 2016- THE ONTARIO REGIMENT.

The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016

The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

In 1866, the 29th Waterloo Battalion of Infantry was formed. Volunteers from Waterloo County served in 34th,111th and 118th Battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Soldiers from the region served in the Highland Light Infantry of Canada and Scots Fusiliers during the Second World War. In 1965, these two regiments amalgamated to form the Highland Fusiliers of  Canada. In 1998, Queen Elizabeth II granted the regiment the “Royal” designation.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 10 Sep 2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada.

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CANADA 2016 COMMEMORATIVE COVER- THE ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS OF CANADA.