USA Parcel Post Stamps – 1913

USA Parcel Post Stamps – 1913

A 10 cents Parcel Stamp of the USA featuring a Steamship and a Mail tender.

USA PARCEL POST
USA PARCEL POST STAMP -1913
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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

Inauguration of Main Donau Canal – Stamps of Germany 1992.

Inauguration of Main Donau Canal – Stamps of Germany 1992.

Germany issued a stamp on Inauguration of Main Donau Canal. The 100 Pf stamp was issued on 10 Sep 1992 and features the Neue Holzbrucke Bridge. An FDI card is listed. It had a print run of 29,390,000.

The Rhine-Main- Danube Canal is also called Main-Danube Canal, RMD Canal or Europa Canal or Rhein-Main-Donau-Kanal in German. It is located in Bavaria and connects the Main and Danube river across the European watershed. It runs from Bamberg via Nuremberg to Kelheim. The Canal connects the North Sea & Atlantic ocean to the Black Sea. It is navigable artery between Rhine Delta,  Danube Delta and Ukraine. It was inaugurated in 1992 and is 171 Kilometres long.

GERMANY FDI CANAL
GERMANY FDI 1992 -RHINE-MAIN-DANUBE CANAL.

150th Anniversary of Sile Lighthouse Turkey- Stamps 2010.

150th Anniversary of Sile Lighthouse Turkey-2010

Turkey issued a stamp on 01 May 2010 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of Sile Lighthouse A FDC is listed. The 75 Kurus stamp has a print run of 250,000.

Sile Lighthouse – It is located in Sile town near the coasts of Black Sea North of Istanbul. Sile is the largest active lighthouse in Turkey and second largest in the World. It is 19 meters high and 60 metres above sea level. It was built between 1859-60 during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecit. Originally it was gas operated and in 1968 the power system switched to electricity. In 2000 it was also turned into a museum.

TURKEY FDC 200- SILE LIGHTHOUSE

Light Houses of Estonia on Stamps

Light Houses of Estonia on Stamps

Estonia issued a set of stamps on Light Houses.

05 Jul 1995 –Pakri Lighthouse– Located in Pakri Peninsula on the coast of Baltic Sea,Harju County

25 Sep 1996 – Vaindloo Lighthouse– located in Vaindloo Island in the Gulf of Finland.This lighthouse serves as signal on the shipping route between the Estonian town of Kunda and Finnish town of Porvoo.

11 Feb 1997 – Ruhnu Lighthouse-Located on the Island of Ruhnu (Gulf of Riga)

20 Jan 1999 – Vilsandi Lighthouse -Located in the island of Vilsandi on the coastline of Baltic sea in Saare County

ESTONIA LT HOUSES PAKRI
ESTONIA LIGHT HOUSES PAKRI
ESTONIA LT HOUSES VILSANDI
ESTONIA LIGHT HOUSES VAINDLOO & RUHNU
ESTONIA LT HOUSES VILSANDI1
ESTONIA LIGHT HOUSES VILSANDI

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