Marigot Bay – Stamps of St Lucia 1970.

Marigot Bay – Stamps of St Lucia 1970.

St Lucia issued a set of stamps on Tourist attractions. The 35c stamp issued on 01 Feb 1970 features Marigot bay. it is located on Western Coast of Caribbean island of St Lucia and is surrounded on three sides by steep forested hills. It has seen historic battles between French and British Navies.

 

ST LUCIA SCENE
ST LUCIA 1970 – MARIGOT BAY.
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St Kitts – Official Stamps – 1984.

St Kitts – Official Stamps – 1984.

St Kitts issued a 55c on Royal Wedding of Prince Charles & Princess Diana in 1981. This stamp was overprinted “Official” and used on a cover. A cover posted from St Kitts to England is listed. The stamp also features Royal Yacht The Saudadoes.

ST KITTS OFFICIAL STAMPS 55C
ST KITTS OFFICIAL STAMPS 55C

Error India -Inland Letter Card – Ship – Printing Upside down

Error India -Inland Letter Card – Ship – Printing Upside down

Printing Press -MSP

Denomination – Rupees 0.75

Stamp Design – Ship

Theme –Ship, Errors.

Error –  The Printing is upside down.

All the errors are marked by red arrows.

Any comments and advice /inputs are welcome.

INDIA ERRORS ILC SHIP UPSIDE DOWN PRINTING
INDIA ERRORS ILC SHIP UPSIDE DOWN PRINTING

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.

PALAU MS
PALAU SHEETLET 1990 -PRINCE LEE BOO IN ENGLAND

 

Sao Tome & Principe – Ships 1984

Sao Tome & Principe – Ships 1984

Sao Tome & Principe issued a set of stamps on ships in the form of sheetlets to mark 25th Anniversary of International Maritime Organisation & Universal Postal Congress at Hamburg. The Stamps were issued on 19 Jun 1984.

A Sheetlet containing eight stamps along with a label is listed. The ships featured are

Leopold 1840                              Town of Schaffhausen 1851

St Gallen 1905                            Crown Prince 1890

SAO TOME SHIPS MS
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE 1984 – SHIPS

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Army Dental Corps  – 3rd Reunion

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Army Dental Corps  – 3rd Reunion

The Dental Services in Indian Army came into existence on 01 Feb 1941 with the commissioning of 07 Officers in the Indian Medical Service Dental IMS (D). The Indian Navy and Indian Air Force got their Dental Services in Apr 1943 and Apr 1945 respectively. On 26 Jan 1950, the name of the Corps was changed to  Army Dental Corps. It became Additional  Directorate General of Dental Services in 1995 and Directorate General Of Dental Services in 2001.

APS issued a cover on 16 Feb  2019 to mark its 3rd Reunion.

Cover no 08/2019

APS COVER ARMY DENTAL 2019
APS COVER Feb 2019 -ARMY DENTAL CORPS 3rd REUNION

INAS 339 – Silver Jubilee -Special Cover 2015.

INAS 339 – Silver Jubilee -Special Cover 2015.

INAS 339 – Indian Naval Air Squadron based at INS Hansa Goa was commissioned on 23 Nov 1990. A Special Cover was released at Dabolim on 23 Nov 2015 to celebrate its Silver Jubilee.

special cover inas 339
SPECIAL COVER INAS 339 – SILVER JUBILEE 2015