State Flag of California – USA 1976.

State Flag of California – USA 1976.

The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Flags of States of the USA on 23 Feb 1976. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 13 cents denomination.

California State Flag –  The historic bear flag was raised at Sonoma, California in 1846 by American settlers in revolt against the Mexican rule (officially adopted as State flag in 1911). This event is also known as Bear Flag revolt . The Flag was designed by William Todd, nephew of  Mary Todd Lincoln, Wife of Abraham Lincoln.

  • The California Grizzly Bear portrays courage.
  • The star represents Sovereignty.
  • Red Colour signifies Courage.
  • White background stands for purity.

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows California State Flag.

USA FLAGS CALIFORNIA
USA FDC 1976- STATE FLAG OF CALIFORNIA
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State Flag of Arizona – USA 1976.

State Flag of Arizona – USA 1976.

The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Flags of States of the USA on 23 Feb 1976. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 13 cents denomination.

Arizona State Flag –  The 13 rays of red and gold on top of the flag represent the 13 original states of the Union and the rays of Western setting Sun. Red and Gold were also the colours carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition in 1540 in search of Seven cities. This is the Spanish connection. The bottom half of the flag has the same blue as the USA flag and the star at centre denotes Copper, Arizona is the largest producer of Copper in the USA.

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Arizona State Flag.

USA FLAGS ARIZONA
USA FDC 1976 – STATE FLAG ARIZONA

Stamps on roof decorations -Prague Castle – Czechoslovakia 1972.

Stamps on roof decorations -Prague Castle – Czechoslovakia 1972.

Two beautiful stamps issued on roof decorations of PragueCastle by Czechoslovakia on 09 May 1972.

3 Kcs – Bohemian Lion emblem (Roof Boss) Royal Palace. Coat of Arms 15 Century.

3 Kcs – Adam and Eve, Column Capital, St Vitus Cathedral

CZECHOSLOVAKIA PRAGUE CASTLE
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1972- PRAGUE CASTLE ROOF DECORATIONS

 

APS Cover Sep 2018 -61 Cavalry – Centenary of Battle of Haifa

APS Cover Sep 2018 -61 Cavalry – Centenary of Battle of Haifa

APS Cover issued on 23 Sep 2018 to mark Centenary of Battle of Haifa in Palestine during World War I. 61 Cavalry was formed after the amalgamation of the erstwhile state Cavalry units such as GwaliorLancers, Jodhpur Lancers, Mysore Lancers, Patiala Lancers, Saurashtra Horsed Cavalry etc

APS Cover Ser No 18/18

APS COVER 2018- 61 CAVALRY -CENTENARY BATTLE OF HAIFA.
APS COVER 2018- 61 CAVALRY -CENTENARY BATTLE OF HAIFA.

Haifa Day

The Indian Army commemorates September 23 every year as Haifa Day to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments Mysore Lancers and Jodhpur Lancers that helped liberate the city following a dashing cavalry action by the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade. In the autumn of 1918, the Indian Brigade was a part of the Allied Forces sweeping northwards through Palestine in what is seen as the last great cavalry campaign in history. Hyderabad Lancers was the third Cavalry unit of the Brigade.

Captain Aman Singh Bahadur and Dafadar Jor Singh were awarded the Indian Order of Merit and Captain Anop Singh and 2nd Lt. Sagat Singh were awarded the Military Cross in recognition of their bravery in this battle. Major Dalpat Singh of Jodhpur Lancers was awarded a Military Cross for his bravery.

The Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers now represent the 61st Cavalry Regiment of Indian Army.

Israel issued a stamp on 06 Feb 2018 to commemorate the Centenary of Battle of Haifa with Indian Cavalry at Haifa.

ISRAEL INDIA CAVALRY
ISRAEL STAMP 2018- INDIAN CAVALRY -BATTLE OF HAIFA CENTENARY 1918-2018.

 

City Coat of Arms – Stamps of Mozambique 1961.

City Coat of Arms – Stamps of Mozambique 1961.

Mozambique issued stamps on City Coat of Arms on 30 Jan 1961.

5c – Laurenco Marques      15c- Vila De Chibuto

MOZAMBIQUE COAT OF ARMS 1
MOZAMBIQUE COAT OF ARMS 1961- LAURENCO MARQUES & VILA DE CHIBUTO.

20 c- Nampula       1$50- Ouelimane

MOZAMBIQUE COAT OF ARMS 2
MOZAMBIQUE COAT OF ARMS 1961- NAMPULA & Ouelimane

3$00 – Vida Cabral    7$50 –  Vila Porto Amelia

MOZAMBIQUE COAT OF ARMS 3
MOZAMBIQUE COAT OF ARMS 1961- VIDA CABRAL.

Hong Kong  1975 – Royal Visit Queen Elizabeth II.

Hong Kong  1975 – Royal Visit Queen Elizabeth II.

Hong Kong issued a set of two stamps on #0 Apr 1975 to mark Royal Visit of  Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip to Hong Kong then a British Colony.. A First Day Cover with two stamps is listed. The stamps feature Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip, Crown and Hong Kong Coat of Arms.

HONG KONG FDC ROYAL VISIT
HONG KONG FDC ROYAL VISIT 1975

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.

LITHUANIA GEDIMINAS
LITHUANIA FDC 1991 – GEDIMINAS