Originally known as Buckingham House it was acquired as a large townhouse in 1703 for Duke of Buckingham .In 1761 it was acquired by King George III as Private residence for Queen Charlotte and became known as Queen’s House. It became Buckingham Palace and London residence of the British Monarch on accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.
It was First thrown open to Public on 07 Aug 1993 and a Special Cover was released to Commemorate this event. The Cancellation depicts the words “Ceremonial Capital Of World” and has mint stamps on each of the Monarchs who occupied Buckingham Palace from 1837 to 1993. In the foreground is a beautiful sketch of the Palace.
Norsk Folkemuseum was established in 1894 by librarian and historian Hans Aall (1867-1946). Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Museum of Cultural History) at Bygdoy,Oslo,Norway is a museum of Cultural History with extensive collection of artifacts from all social groups and all regions of the country. It is one of the World’s largest Open air museum with more than 150 buildings relocated.
Norway issued a set of two stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of Norwegian Folk Museum on 14 Jun 1994 . The two stamps feature Farmhouses and a sledge. A FDC is listed.
The Wimbledon Museum -Special Cover & Cancellation
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is the largest Tennis Museum in the World The Museum was inaugurated at Championships Centenary event in 1977. In 2006 a brand new Museum was inaugurated inside the grounds of All England Club. The highlights of Museum are
Wimbledon Whites -The Fashion Dresses
The Kenneth Ritchie Wimbledon Library
A Special Cover was released to mark the Inauguration of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum in 1977 and a Special Cancellation on an Aerogramme addressed to India.
Declaration of Malacca as Historic City -Stamps of Malaysia 1989
Malaysia issued a set of three stamps on declaration of Malacca as Historic City on 15 Apr 1989.A FDC is listed.
20c- Sultan’s Palace – The Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum is a Museum located in Melaka (Malacca) City. The building is a modern reconstruction of the palace of Malacca Sultanate. The museum building was constructed in 1984.
20c – Memorial Pengisytiharan Kemerdekan (Proclamation of Independence Memorial) is a museum in Malacca established in 1912.It is house in an elegand Dutch mansion with two golden onion shaped domes. Exhibits records of malay Sultanate,malysian Independence and its progress till now.
$1 – Porta de Santiago (A Famosa) is an old Portuguese Fortress in Malacca.it is oldest surviving European Architecture in Asia which was built in 1511 under the command of Alfonso de Albuquerque.The tiny gate which is now called A Famosa is what survives of a massive fort.