Jersey Lilies – 1986

Jersey Lilies – 1986

The Jersey or Belladonna Lily (Amarylilis belladonna) has been adopted as the symbol for Jersey Flower Gala held between 10-15 Jun 1986. This is flower of South African Origin  which is well suited for Jersey’s climate.

Another famous Jersey is the charming portrait of Lillie Langtry by John Everett Millais.

Emilie Charlotte Langtry (1853-1929) was a well known personality of Jersey.

A Miniature sheet on Jersey Lilly the Flower and Portrait Lillie Langtry was issued on 28 Jan 1986.

FLO JERSEY
JERSEY LILIES -STAMPS OF JERSEY 1986

Stamps on Indian Themes by Foreign Countries – Shah Jahan on Irish Stamps.

On January 19th, 1968 Sir Alfred Chester Beatty died at the age of 92 in Monaco. This American-born, British knight of the realm became the first private citizen in Ireland to be given a state funeral.

The honour was bestowed on Beatty as a result of the collection he bequeathed to the nation.

It includes the first surviving copies of all four Gospels and the earliest Koran by one of Islam’s greatest calligraphers. It is among the most significant collections of its kind in the world.

His collections of early papyrus for the bibles has been invaluable in determining how the New Testament, as we understand today, came together.

As a result, Chester Beatty set up his library initially in Shrewsbury road before it was relocated to the grounds of Dublin Castle in 2000.

The occasion of the 50th anniversary of Beatty’s death was marked with the unveiling of four new stamps featuring highlights from different aspects of the collection.

The first representing the East Asian collection was a privately commissioned Japanese woodblock print from the 19th century. The second was a portrait of Shah Jahan, ruler of India from 1627 to 1658, who is best known for having built the The Taj Mahal  It is heading to the Getty Museum in New York on loan.

The third from their Western collection was a masterpiece of miniaturization. Simon Bening’s The Birth of the Virgin from 1530 was inserted into a prayer book commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.  The fourth stamp is a picture of Chester Beatty aged in his mid-thirties taken in 1911.

The collection of stamps was launched by Josepha Madigan Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.  .

The minister said the “beautifully designed” commemorative stamps were a fitting tribute to Chester Beatty and also to the fact that his passion for collecting began when he started collecting stamps as a child.

IRELAND SHAH JAHAN
STAMPS ON SHAH JAHAN BY IRELAND 2018

Yungang Grottoes – China -Buddha

Yungang Grottoes – China -Buddha

The Yungang Grottoes formerly Wuzhousan Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple Grottoes  near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi.They are excellent examples of rock cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist scriptural sites of China.

The Five caves created by  Tan Yao represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist Cave art in China in 5th and 6th Centuries. It consists of 252 caves and 51,000 statues.It is in UNESCO World Heritage Site .

Peoples Republic of China issued a miniature sheet on Yungang Grottoes -Buddha on 13 April 2006.

BUDDHA CHINA
YUNGANG GROTTOES – CHINA MINIATURE SHEET 2006

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 29th and 30th April.

Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East ,South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on eighth day of fourth month in Chinese Lunar Calendar. Full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April,May orJune based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2018 it is being celebrated on 30th April.

Gautama was born in Lumbini in Nepal in 563 BC, attained Nirvana at Bodhgaya  India and gave his first sermon at Sarnath India.

Nepal – Nepal issued a set of five stamps  on world Heritage Site -Birth Place of Buddha -Lumbini in Nepal on 14 Sep 2009.

BUDDHA NEPAL LUMBINI
LUMBINI -BIRTH PLACE OF BUDDHA – NEPAL 2009

 

Bhutan – eight Auspicoius symbols of Buddhism

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet on 16 April 2016 depicting the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism.

BUDDHA BHUTAN SYMBOLS
EIGHT AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS OF BUDDHISM -BHUTAN 2016

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Golden Buddha Statue Mongolia

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 29th and 30th April.

Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East ,South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on eighth day of fourth month in Chinese Lunar Calendar. Full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April,May orJune based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2018 it is being celebrated on 30th April.

Gautama was born in Lumbini in Nepal in 563 BC, attained Nirvana at Bodhgaya  India and gave his first sermon at Sarnath India.

A Large number of countries in Asia regularly issue stamps on Buddha,Buddha Jayanti or Vesak. Few are listed.

Mongolia – Issued a Miniature sheet on 15 April 1999 on Golden Buddha Statue -The World’s highest Gold Plated 28 Yard Buddha Sculpture at MIGJED JANRAISIG temple Ulanbator on 10 Mar 1996.

BUDDHA MONGOLIA
GOLDEN BUDDHA STATUE ULAANBATTAR -1999

Buddha’s Birthday – Vesak – Sri Lanka

Buddha’s Birthday – Vesak – Sri Lanka

Vesak is celebratedas religious and cultural festival on the full moon day of lunar month of Veshaka.  It is the most prominent Buddhist festival in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has issued a large number of stamps and miniature sheets on Vesak. Few are listed.

 

 

SL VESAK 2013
VESAK 2013- SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2012
VESAK 2012 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2010
VESAK 2010 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2008
VESAK 2008 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2000
VESAK 2000 – SRI LANKA

First Day Covers India 2018 – ASEAN -INDIA Commemorative Summit.

First Day Covers India 2018 – ASEAN -INDIA Commemorative Summit.

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises of Indonesia , Singapore , Philippines, Malaysia,Brunei Darussalam, Thailand, Cambodia ,Lao PDR ,Myanmar and Vietnam. India hosted the ASEAN -India Commemorative Summit 2018 in New Delhi.

A Set of 11 stamps and a Miniature sheet of 11 Stamps was issued on 25 Jan 2018.The stamps with a theme on each ASEAN country is depicted . A First Day Cover with Miniature sheet is listed.

FDC ASEAN
FIRST DAY COVERS INDIA 2018 – ASEAN -INDIA COMMEMORATIVE SUMMIT 2018.