The Adventures of Tintin celebrates 90 Years -Stamps of Belgium.

The Adventures of Tintin celebrates 90 Years -Stamps of Belgium.

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of 24 Comic Album created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the Pen name Herge. It is one the most popular European Comics of 20thCentury..It has been published in more than 70 Languages. It was first published on 10 Jan 1929 in French.

It celebrated 90 Years on 10 Jan 2019.

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STAMPS OF BELGIUM -TIN TIN

 

Twentieth Century Trains – Stamps of USA 1999

Twentieth Century Trains – Stamps of USA 1999

USPS issued a set of Five 33 cents stamps on famous trains of Twentieth Century. The Strip of five stamps was issued on 26 Aug 1999.

33c – Daylight Express – It was called the “Most Beautiful Train in the World” and connected Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1941 new GS-4 steam locomotives pulled the red, orange and black train along Pacific Ocean beaches.

33c – Congressional -The slogan for the Congressional’s route between New York and Washington was “Every Mile Electrified“. In 1935 the looks of GG-1 locomotive was improved.

33c – 20th Century Limited – It was called a “National Institution” and the “Most Famous Train in the World“.It catered to business travelers on in superfast 16-hour journey between Chicago & New York. In 1936 its J-3a steam locomotives and Pullman Cars were redesigned.

33c – Hiawatha – Running at 100 miles per hour and connecting Chicago, Milwaukee and twin cities it was known as “The Fastest train in America“.In 1938 its F-7 steam locomotives were designed in multiple colors.

33c – Super Chief – Prefferd train of Hollywoods elite travelling between Chicago and Los Angeles via Albuquerque the Super Chief was known as “Train of Stars” Its unique red and silver warbonnet design pulled luxurious stainless steel cars.

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STAMPS ON FAMOUS TRAINS OF USA -1999

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

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

Europa Stamps on Circus – Norway 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Norway 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Norway issued a set of two stamps on the theme of Circus . The stamps were issued on 20 Sep 2002.

5.50 Kr – Clown on High Wire

8.50 Kr – Elephant Dressage

A Presentation pack was also issued by Norway.

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PRESENTATION PACK NORWAY EUROPA CIRCUS 2002
PP NORWAY EUROPA CIRCUS
PRESENTATION PACK NORWAY EUROPA CIRCUS 2002

 

 

Stamps on 50th Anniversary of Lord of Rings – Great Britain 2004

Stamps on 50th Anniversary of Lord of Rings – Great Britain 2004

J R R Tolkien’s trilogy “The Lord of Rings” was first published in 1954 and its 50th Anniversary was celebrated in 2004. Great Britain issued a set of ten stamps on 26 Feb 2004 to mark the 50th Anniversary of “Lord of Rings”.

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MS GB LORD OF RINGS -50th ANNIVERSARY -2004