First Day Cover – Greece – Rotary International

First Day Cover – Greece – Rotary International

Greece issued a set of six stamps on 21 Sep 1978 on various themes . The themes were

-1 Dr – 50 Years of Greek Rotary Club

1.50 Dr – 11th Greek Surgery Congress.

2.50 Dr -200th Anniversary of Ugo Foscolo -Writer and Poet.

5.0 Dr – 25 Years of European Convention on Human Rights.

7.0 Dr -Council of Europe Conference Ministers of Culture.

13.0 Dr  – Anniversary of Wright Brothers First Flight.

FDC GREECE ROTARY 50 YEARS
FDC GREECE ROTARY 50 YEARS

Famous Women on Stamps -Israel 1992

Famous Women on Stamps -Israel 1992

Israel issued two stamps on Famous Women Personalities on 18 Feb 1992.The women featured on stamps are

80 Agora -Hanna Rovina (1889-1980)-She was an Israeli actress and often called as “The First Lady of Hebrew Theatre”.

1.30 Shekel -Rivka Guber (1902-1981)-Israeli Social worker and Pioneer and recipient of Israel Prize.

FDC ISRAEL WOMEN POET
FDC ISRAEL -FAMOUS WOMEN -1992

Stamps on Kazi Nazrul Islam – Pakistan 1968

Stamps on Kazi Nazrul Islam – Pakistan ,Bangladesh & India

Kazi Nazrul Islam (25 May 1899-29 Aug 1976) was a revolutionary Poet of Bengal .He was born in Churulia in Bengal (India).He composed nearly 3000 songs. He Shot to fame through All India Radio Calcutta . He was awarded Padma Bhusan by Government of India . After formation Bangladesh he moved to Bangladesh in 1972 and breathed his last in 1976. He was National Poet of Bangladesh and conferred the award of “Ekusey Padak” by Government of Bangladesh.

Pakistan honoured him by issuing a set of two stamps during his lifetime on his 69th Birth Anniversary on 25 Jun 1968.

PAKISTAN FDC KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM
PAKISTAN FDC -KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM-1968

PAKISTAN STAMPS KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM

PAKISTAN STAMPS on KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM -1968

Bangladesh issued a set of two stamps on his first Death Anniversary on 29 Aug 1977.

KAZI ISLAM BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM – BANGLADESH 1977-IST DEATH ANNIVERSARY

 

Bangladesh issued a stamp on his Birth Centenary on 31 Dec 1998.

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STAMP ON BIRTH CENTENARY OF KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM -BANGLADESH 1998

India issued a stamp on his Birth centenary on 14 Sep 1999.

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STAMP ON KAZI NAZRUL ISALM – INDIA 1999- BIRTH CENTENARY

 

Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era – Miniature Sheet of Israel – 1998.

Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era – Miniature Sheet of Israel – 1998.

Israel issued a miniature sheet containing six stamps with tabs on 27 Apr 1998 .The theme was Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era. The Personalities featured on stamps are

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) – Author- He was a German speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer ,widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th Century Literature. He was born into a German speaking Jewish family in Prague.

George Gershwin (1898-1937)-Composer – He was an American composer and Pianist. He was born in Brooklyn USA in an Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry family.Among his best known works are Orchestral compositions “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924), An American in Paris (1928),as well as contemporary Opera “Porgy & Bess” (1935)

Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968) – Soviet Physicist – He was born to Jewish Parents in Baku Azerbaijan. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his mathematical theory of superfluidity that account for properties of Liquid Helium II.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) -Physicist- Born in Ulm Germany to non observant Ashkenazi Jews.He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of Law of Photoelectric effect.He developed the theory of relativity ,one of the two pillars of Modern Physics(alongside quantum mechanics).He is best known for world’s most famous equation – mass energy equivalence formula E = mc2

Leon Blum (1872-1950) – Statesman – He was a French Socialist Politician. A Jew ,he was Prime Minister of France thrice.

Elizabeth Rachel Felix ( 1821-1858) -French Actress of Jewish ancestry

 

FDC ISRAEL PERSONALITIES
FDC ISRAEL 1998 – JEWISH CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CULTURE IN MODERN ERA

Dante  Alighieri– Stamps of Kyrgyzstan Express Post 2015

Dante  Alighieri– Stamps of Kyrgyzstan Express Post 2015

Dante  Alighieri (1265-1321) was a great Italian Poet ,theologian,politician  and one of the founders of Italian Literary Language .His Divine Comedy is considered as a synthesis of European Medieval Culture .Dante is also called “The Father of the Italian Language ”

Kyrgyzstan Express Post issued a stamp on 02 Sep 2015 to celebrate 750th Birth Anniversary of Dante Alighieri.

FDC KYRZ DANTE
FDC Kyrgyzstan Express Post 2015 -750th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY DANTE ALIGHIERI

Plays of William Shakespeare -Stamps of Jersey 2014

Plays of William Shakespeare -Stamps of Jersey 2014

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English Poet,Playwright & Actor widely regarded as the greatest writer in English language.

Jersey issued a set of six stamps on 450th Birth Anniversary of William Shakespeare on 23 Apr 2014. A FDC with six stamps is listed. The stamps feature the six most popular renowned Shakespeare plays.

46p-Romeo & Juliet   56p- Hamlet 62p-Macbeth  70p – Othello  82p – Twelfth Night

91p- A Mid Summer Nights Dream.

FDC JERSEY SPEARE 6V
FDC JERSEY 2014 – STAMPS ON PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE .

 

Ahmednagar Fort – Special Covers -India 2017

Ahmednagar Fort – Special Covers -India 2017

Ahmednagar Fort is located near the banks of Bhingar river near Ahmednagar Maharashtra. It was built by Malik Amed Shah -I in 1427. In 1596 Chand Bibi repulsed the initial attacks of Mughals but Akbar captured it in 1600 and Aurangzeb was the Viceroy in 1636 & 1650. Aurangzeb died at Ahmednagar Fort in 1707 and the Fort pased on to Nizams of Hyderabad from 1724 to 1759. Shivaji invaded Ahmednagar in 1657 & 1665.

The Marathas were occupants of Fort from 1759-1803.The Scindias imprisoned Nana Phadanvis, Peshwa diplomat in Ahmednagar Fort. In 1803 during the Second Anglo-Maratha War Arthur Wellesley defeated Maratha Forces and East India Company occupied the Fort and later the British.

The British rulers imprisoned Jawahar Lal Nehru, Abdul Kalam Azad and Sardar Patel during 1942 Quit India Movement. During this period Nehru penned down “Discovery Of India” in Ahmednagar Fort. Abdul Kalam Azad also compiled his “Ghubar-e-Khatir”(Sallies of Mind) -an acclaimed “Epistolary Essays” of Urdu Literature.

After Independence this Fort is being looked after by Indian Army ( Armoured Corps).

A Special cover was released on 30 Jan 2017 on Ahmednagar Fort at Pune.

Cover no MH//03/2017

SPL CVRS IND ANAGAR FORT
SPECIAL COVER INDIA 2017 – AHMEDNAGAR FORT