Stamps of Jersey 1983 – World Communications Year

Stamps of Jersey 1983 – World Communications Year

1983 was declared World Communications Year and it also marked 250th Birth Anniversary of Charles William Geyt, The first Postmaster of Jersey. Jersey issued a set of Five stamps which marked the career of Geyt.

8P – Geyt at  Minden -Charles Geyt ended his Military Career after having served with distinction at the Battle of Minden.

11p – London to Weymouth Mail Coach. The Mail was carried from London to Weymouth by Mail Coach and British Post Office was directed to institute a regular Packet service from Weymouth to ensure communications during a conflict with France.

24p – Mail packet Chesterfield repulses the French Privateers. Two ships “Rover” and “Royal Charlotte” were transferred from “Dover-Calais” run for use as Mail Packets. Royal Charlotte sailed with first mail for islands on 13 Feb 1794. Such vessels often ran into French Privateers.

26p- Mary Godfray at Hue Street Post Office – At first found the Postmaster Job very tough to handle all by himself. In 1798 Mary Godfray was hired to deliver the letters from Hue Street. She was the only letter carrier at that time. Post Office did not pay her but she was allowed to collect halfpenny for each letter delivered.

29p- Mail Steamer Leaves St Helier Harbour – The Little Mail Packets were replaced by Steamers in 1815.

A FDC with Five stamps is listed.

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JERSEY FDC 1983 – MAIL TO JERSEY

Titanic Artefacts Stamp Sheet – Maldives

Titanic Artefacts Stamp Sheet – Maldives

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MALDIVES 1998 -TITANIC ARTEFACTS STAMP SHEET

Capt Edward Smith’s Cap

A Deck Chair from Titanic

Fifth Officer Harold Lowe’s Coat Button.

One of the 28 Lifeboats of Titanic

The Titanic Wheel

A Passenger’s Lifejacket.

 

Stamps on Indian Ocean Naval Symposium – Bangladesh 2016

Stamps on Indian Ocean Naval Symposium – Bangladesh 2016

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium commonly known as IONS is a series of biennial meetings held among the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region. The Fifth meeting was held in Bangladesh from 11 to 13 Jan 2016. Bangladesh issued a stamp on 11 Jan 2016 to commemorate this Symposium. The 10 taka stamp features aircraft, ships and helicopters.

ERROR – The stamps listed have double printing at the bottom as marked by Red arrows

BANGLADESH OCEAN SYMPOSIUM
STAMPS OF BANGLADESH INDIAN OCEAN SYMPOSIUM 2016

Joint Issue Canada -USA – St Lawrence Seaway 1984.

Joint Issue Canada -USA – St Lawrence Seaway 1984.

0n 26 June 1959, the St Lawrence Seaway was officially opened . Present at the dedication ceremonies held at St-Lambert, Quebec was Queen Elisabeth II, Prince Phillip, President Dwight D Eisenhower and Prime Minister John G Diefenbaker.

St Lawrence is a joint Canada-USA project composed of locks, canals, Channels and hydroelectric power dams. it permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes ofNorth America as far inland as the Western end of Lake Superior. The seaway is named after St Lawrence River which flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean.

Canada and USA issued a stamp each on 26 Jun 1984 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of St Lawrence Seaway. A First Day cover with the Canadian Stamp of 32 cents cancelled at Cornwall and a 20c USA stamp cancelled at New York is listed. The FDC also features photographs of 1959 Inaugural Function

FDC CANADA ST LAWRENCE
FDC CANADA-USA JOINT ISSUE- 25TH ANNIVERSARY ST LAWRENCE SEAWAY 1984

Aerogramme Pakistan 1961 – Sailing Boat

Aerogramme Pakistan 1961 – Sailing Boat

Pakistan issued a 13 Paisa Aerogramme on 01 Jul 1961. It features a Sailing Boat. The languages used are English, Urdu and Bengali.

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PAKISTAN AEROGRAMME SAIL BOAT 1961

Stamps on Famous People – EUROPA 1980 – Portugal

Stamps on Famous People – EUROPA 1980 – Portugal

The Theme for 1980 EUROPA stamps was famous people. 32 Countries of Europe issued 67 stamps. Portugal issued two stamps on 14 Apr 1980 on famous people. The explorers featured on Stamps are

16$ – Serpa Pinto (1846-1900). He was Portuguese explorer of Africa.

60$ – Vasco -De-Gama (1469-1524) .He was the first explorer who navigated from Portugal around Cape of Good Hope to India.

A Sheetlet with two se-tenant pairs is listed.

PORTUGAL EUROPA 1980 FAMOUS PEOPLE VASCO
PORTUGAL EUROPA 1980 FAMOUS PEOPLE – VASCO de GAMA & SERPA PINTO

 

04 Dec 2018 – Navy day -India-A Philatelic Tribute to Indian Navy

04 Dec 2018 – Navy day -India

Indian Navy celebrates 04 Dec every year asNavy Day. It was on this day that Indian Navy achieved historic victories in 1971 Indo -Pak War.

Let us glimpse through stamps issued on the Indian Navy as a tribute to the Indian Navy.

INDIAN NAVY MARITIME HERITAGE 1999
INDIAN NAVY MARITIME HERITAGE -2200 BBC TO 1700 AD
INDIAN NAVY MARITIME HERITAGE 2000
INDIAN NAVY MARITIME HERITAGE – ADMIRAL KUNJALI -STAMP ISSUED IN 2000
INDIAN NAVY PRESIDENT'S FLEET REVIEW
INDIAN NAVY PRESIDENT’S FLEET REVIEW -1984
INDIAN NAVY IFR 2001
INDIAN NAVY INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW 2001
INDIAN NAVY INS NILGIRI
INDIAN NAVY INS NILGIRI -1968
INDIAN NAVY INS DELHI
INDIAN NAVY INS DELHI 1998
INDIAN NAVY INS VIKRANT
INDIAN NAVY INS VIKRANT 1986 AIRCRAFT CARRIER
INDIAN NAVY NAVAL DOCKYARD MUMBAI
INDIAN NAVY NAVAL DOCKYARD MUMBAI-250TH ANNIVERSARY -1986