Stamps on Paris Scenes – France.

Stamps on Paris Scenes – France.

France issued self-adhesive 20g Priority Letter stamps featuring Paris Scenes.

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FRANCE -PARIS SCENES

Cite Universitaire Paris – It is a Private Park and Foundation established in 1925 providing general and public services, including the maintenance of several residences housing 6,000 students and visiting academics.

Banks of the Seine in Paris – On the banks of Seine in Paris are located some of the most famous monuments from Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame via the Place de la Concorde, but also the historic bridges that connect them. Both Banks are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1991.

The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris France which hold the remains of more than six million people. It was created in 1810 to eliminate the city’s overflowing cemeteries. Since 2013 the Catacombs number among 14 City of Paris Museums.

The Fontaine de l’Observatoire is a monumental fountain located in Jadin Marco Polo in Paris with Sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875). It was dedicated in 1874 and is also known for the Four Parts of the World Sculpture embodied by Female figures. The Four parts represent Europe, Asia, Africa & America.

Stamps on Paris Scenes – France.

Stamps on Paris Scenes – France.

France issued self-adhesive 20g Priority Letter stamps featuring Paris Scenes.

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FRANCE – PARIS SCENES.

Saint Martin Canal is 4.6 Km long Canalin Paris and connects  Canal de l’Ourcq to the river Seine. It was inaugurated in 1825.

Tuileries Garden is a Public Garden located between Louvre and Place de la Concorde in Paris.

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FRANCE -PARIS SCENES

The Petit Palais is an art museum in Paris. It was built in 1900 for Exposition Universelle and now houses the city of Paris Museum of Arts.

The Galerie Vivienne is one of the covered passages of Paris built in 1823 by Marcoux. It has now been registered as a historical monument since 07 Jul 1974.

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FRANCE -PARIS SCENES.

St Paul’s Cathedral – Great Britain 2008.

St Paul’s Cathedral – Great Britain 2008.

Great Britain issued a miniature sheet on St Paul’s Cathedral on 13 May 2008. It contains two stamps of Ist Class  & two stamps of 81p. It was designed in English Baroque style by the architect Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It is the seat of Bishop of London. Among the many historic services held are Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Celebrations, Wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Silver, Golden & Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II, 80th and 90th Birthday of QE II,

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GREAT BRITAIN MS 2008 -ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL.

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.

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SINGAPORE FDC1989-CHINATOWN PAINTINGS.
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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.

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USSR 1983 – GERMAN PAINTINGS IN HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

 

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

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USSR 1983 – GERMAN PAINTINGS IN HERMITAGE MUSEUM

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 .

20 K – Self Portrait by Danis Painter Jurgens Ovens (1623 -1678) was created in 1652.

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USSR 1983 -GERMAN PAINTINGS IN HERMITAGE

45 K – On board a sailing vessel by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). This Painting was created by German Painter Caspar in 1818-20.

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USSR 1983 -GERMAN PAINTINGS IN HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Ganjifa.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Ganjifa.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Ganjifa is a term commonly used for hand-made and hand-painted traditional playing cards prevalent in India since medieval times. The art and games of these cards gained popularity in India during the 16th century. Mysore Ganjifa was patronised by Wodeyar Kings.

The main aim of the game was to teach, learn and tell stories from our ancient scriptures and holy books, all the 18 games in the Mysore Ganjifa style were set to stories and slokas from the Hindu Puranas, stories from Ramayana, Mahabharta etc.

Ganjifa cards are of historical importance besides holding aesthetic and artistic value. They serve a social purpose by bringing people together, providing entertainment and by popularising socio-cultural themes. The cards are also used as souvenirs.

A Special Cover on Ganjifa has also been released in 2012 during MAHAPEX2012 at Pune.

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Mysore Heritage Postcards2014 – Mysore Ganjifa Card Game