Building Gables – Triangular Stamps of Thailand -2005

Building Gables – Triangular Stamps of Thailand -2005

Thailand issued a set of Four triangular stamps in a  strip of five se-tenants on Building Gables on 04 Aug 2005. These stamps feature Architecture, Cave Temples and Sculptures.

5 Baht – Scripture Library at Wat Phra Sing at Woramahawihan.

5 Baht -Uposatha Hall at Wat Khao Bandai It. (Temple in Caves in Phetchaburi)

5 Baht – Phra Prang at Wat Phra Phai Luang.12th or 13th Century Temple built by Angkor King and dedicated to Vishnu.

5 Baht – Prasat Phanom Rung.It is a Hindu Khmer Temple complex set up on an extinct Volcano at 402 metres in Buriram Province of Thailand.It is a Shiva Temple

THAILAND SCULPTURES
THAILAND SCULPTURES 2005

Ancient Chinese Paintings on Stamps – Taiwan (ROC) – 1987

Ancient Chinese Paintings on Stamps – Taiwan (ROC) – 1987

Taiwan (ROC) issued a set of 10 stamps on ancient  Chinese paintings on 22 Sep 1987. The Paintings are by Wen Cheng-Ming called “After Chao Po-Su’s Red Cliff”. Wen Cheng Ming (1470-1559) was one of the four masters of Ming Dynasty. The painting is a hand scroll with ink and colour on silk and he painted it in 1543 at the age of 79.

TAIWAN PAINTINGS
TAIWAN PAINTINGS Wen Cheng-Ming 1987
TAIWAN PAINTINGS1
TAIWAN PAINTINGS Wen Cheng-Ming 1987

Miniature Sheet Huangshan Mountain – China 1997

Miniature Sheet Huangshan Mountain – China 1997

China hosted the 22nd UPU Congress in Beijing in 1999. It issued a Miniature sheet containing eight stamps on Huangshan mountain on 20 Oct 1997. Each stamp was of  200 Chinese renminbi.

Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. It is UNESCO  World Heritage site and one of China’s main tourist destinations. It was namedHuangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) in 747 AD by Imperial order of Tang Dynasty.

The scenes feature on the miniature sheet from Top left to right are

200 ren – Mount Huangshan at Sunrise            200 ren -XIHAI Peaks

200 ren – Flying rock in surging Clouds.          200 ren – Beihai in drifting Clouds

200 ren -Yupping Peak                                        200 ren – Mystical Stone

200 ren – Tiandu Peak over Clouds                  200 ren –  Fabied abode of Immortals

CHINA MS UPU CONG 1999 HUANGSHAN MOUNTAINS
CHINA MS UPU CONG 1999 HUANGSHAN MOUNTAINS

 

 

Famous Clowns on Stamps – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2002

Famous Clowns on Stamps – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued 93 stamps on this common theme. Gibraltar issued a set of four stamps on the theme of Circus. The stamps were issued on 04 Mar 2002 and featured famous Clowns.

2002 was also the year of Introduction of Common European currency EURO. Twelve European countries started using Euro from 01 Jan 2002.

The Clowns featured on stamps are

30p – Mr Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1831)- English actor, clown & dancer, who became the most Popular entertainer of the Regency era.

40p – Karl Adrien Wettach “Grock” (1880-1959) Swiss Clown, composer and musician. Called “The King of Clowns” and “The Greatest of Europe’s Clowns”.Grock was once the most highly paid entertainer in the World.

42 p – Nikolai Polakovs, OBE (1900-1974).He was a Latvian who was the creator of Coco the Clown, the most famous clown in the UK.

54 p – Hubert Jean Charles Cairoli (1910-1980)- Italian -English clown, impressionist and musician.

GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS- FAMOUS CLOWNS

 

Europa Stamps on Circus – Malta 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Malta 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued 93 stamps on this common theme. Malta issued a stamp on the theme of Circus. The stamp was issued on 09 May 2002 and featured Circus Clown. The stamp was designed by Roberta Zahra.

2002 was also the year of Introduction of Common European currency EURO. Twelve European countries started using Euro from 01 Jan 2002.

Best EUROPA Stamp of 2002 – This stamp was adjudged the Best EUROPA Stamp of 2002 by delegates of PostEurop.It portrays an image of a clown captured on film by Gino Theuma. Incidentally, the logo of EUROPA used by Malta is incorrect -the left leg of R resting on U.

MALTA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF MALTA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS

 Stamps on Monuments – Europa 1978 -Isle of Man

Stamps on Monuments – Europa 1978 -Isle of Man

The theme for EUROPA 1978 was Monuments. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. The Isle of Man issued a set of stamps on the theme of Monuments. The stamps were issued on 24 May 1978 and featured tombstones. 30 countries issued 65 stamps on this theme. The three 6 pence stamps were issued in a strip of three and three strips were issued in one sheet. The tombstones featured on stamps are

Wheel-headed Cross Slab

Celtic Wheel-cross

Keeil Chiggyrt Stone.

A Sheet with 9x 6 pence stamps is listed.

ISLE OF MAN EUROPA 1978
STAMPS OF ISLE OF MAN EUROPA 1978-MONUMENTS -TOMBSTONES

 

Europa Stamps on Circus – Estonia 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Estonia 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Estonia issued a stamp on the theme of Circus. The stamp was issued on 09 May 2002 and featured Circus artists. The stamp was designed by Riho Lusse with a print run of 256,000 in sheets of 8.

ESTONIA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF ESTONIA EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS