Stamps on Christmas –Tokelau 1988.

Stamps on Christmas –Tokelau 1988.

Tokelau issued a set of stamps on Christmas on 07 Dec 1988.

5c – Three Wise Men         20c – Holy Family                 40c – Escape into  Egypt

TOKELAU XMAS 1
TOKELAU 1988- CHRISTMAS

60c – Christmas Presents     70c- Christ Child       $1 -Christmas Parade.

TOKELAU XMAS 2
TOKELAU 1988 – CHRISTMAS

Stamps on Maori Rafter Paintings – New Zealand 1988

Stamps on Maori Rafter Paintings – New Zealand 1988.

New Zealand issued a set of four stamps on Maori Rafter Paintings on 02 Mar 1988.

40c –Mangopare                                            40c –  Koru

NZ 88 MAORI1
NEW ZEALAND 1988 – MAORI RAFTER PAINTINGS.

40c – Raupunga                                            60c –  Koiri

NZ 88 MAORI2
NEW ZEALAND 1988 – MAORI RAFTER PAINTINGS.

Stamps on Maori Fibre-work  – New Zealand 1987.

Stamps on Maori Fibre-work  – New Zealand 1987.

New Zealand issued a set of four stamps on Maori Fibre-work on 04 Nov 1987.

40c –Pona-Knot                                             70c –  Binding

NZ 87 MAORI 1
NEW ZEALAND 1987 – MAORI FIBRE-WORK.

80c – Plait.                                                      85c -Cloak Weaving

NZ 87 MAORI 2
NEW ZEALAND 1987 – MAORI FIBRE-WORK.

 

 

TB Seals of India- Cinderella Philately -1991

TB Seals of India- Cinderella Philately -1991

Cinderella Stamps are labels that resemble a postage stamp but are not used as a postal fee for sending mail.

TB Seals of India – The Tuberculosis Association of India has been releasing TB seals since  1950 to raise funds for the prevention of Tuberculosis. Every year on 02 Oct TB Seals are released by the President of India and Campaign continues till 23 Feb (Foundation day of TB Association). +

1978-1982- TB Seal sold for 20 Paise    1983-1984 -TB Seal sold for 25 Paise

1985-1990 -TB Seal sold for 50 Paise      1991-1997 -TB Seal sold for Rupee One.

1991- 1 Rupee – Dolls – Rajasthan, South Indian, Marathi, Kashmiri & Punjabi.

INDIA TB SEALS 1991
INDIA TB SEALS 1991-DOLLS

TB Seals of India- Cinderella Philately -1978

TB Seals of India- Cinderella Philately -1978

Cinderella Stamps are labels that resemble a postage stamp but are not used as a postal fee for sending mail.

TB Seals of India – The Tuberculosis Association of India has been releasing TB seals since  1950 to raise funds for the prevention of Tuberculosis. Every year on 02 Oct TB Seals are released by the President of India and Campaign continues till 23 Feb (Foundation day of TB Association). +

1950-1956- TB Seal sold for One Anna.

1979- 20 p – ToySeries  – Dances & Costumes- Manipuri Dance and Costumes,Kathakali Dance,Punjabi Dancer, Rajasthani Dancer.

INDIA TB SEALS 1979
INDIA TB SEALS 1979 -DANCES

Paintings of Chinatown – Stamps of Singapore 1989.

Paintings of Chinatown – Stamps of Singapore 1989.

Singapore issued set of four stamps featuring Paintings of Chinatown. Each stamp featured a street in Chinatown. These stamps were issued on 17 May 1989.

10c – Sago Street- Sago is starch extracted from Sago palm tree and used in Puddings. Since there were Sago factories in the area hence the name. Now Social and entertainment centre of Chinatown.

35c -Pagoda Street – The name related to Sri Mariamman temple. Chinese called it the Coolie depot. Earlier groceries were sold in the day stalls and tailoring and Clothes in the evening. Nowadays it deals with mainly textiles & tailoring.

75c -Trengganu Street -also known as side street .before the settlement of hawkers this street would be buzzing with maidservants and housewives buying vegetables, meat, food and other provisions.

$1 – Temple street – Buntings and Clothes on decorative bamboos would be attraction of this street. Stalls selling Cooked food, daily provisions, Chinaware, cloaks and blacksmith shops lined both sides of the streets.

A Registered FDC mailed from Singapore to Calcutta (Kolkata) is listed.

SINGAPORE CHINATOWN PAINTINGS 1
SINGAPORE FDC1989-CHINATOWN PAINTINGS.
SINGAPORE CHINATOWN PAINTINGS 2
SINGAPORE 1983 – ART SERIES -CHINATOWN PAINTINGS BROCHURE

 

Stamps on German Paintings in Hermitage Museum -USSR 1983.

Stamps on German Paintings in Hermitage Museum -USSR 1983.

The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in St Petersburg Russia. It is the second-largest art museum in the world ( by Gallery and exhibition space). Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. he had assembled this collection for Frederick II of Prussia who refused to purchase it. It was founded in 1764 and every year on 07 Dec, the museum celebrates the anniversary of its founding as Saint Catherine’s Day. Its collection comprises of Three million items. The museum has six buildings in the Complex and five of which are now open to the public- Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage and Hermitage theatre. It had 4.2 Million visitors in 2017 and 4.5 Million in 2018.

A set of stamps were issued by Soviet Union (USSR) on 10 Nov 1983  on German Paintings in Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg  Russia. The stamps with embossed labels are listed .

4 Kopeck – Madonna and Child under Apple Tree by Lucas Cranach The Elder. This Painting was created by German Painter Lucas(1472-1553) in Northern Rennaissance Period in 1530.

USSR MADONNA
USSR 1983 – GERMAN PAINTINGS IN HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

 

10 K – Self Portrait by Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-17790 was created in 1776.

USSR RAPHAEL
USSR 1983 – GERMAN PAINTINGS IN HERMITAGE MUSEUM