Native Amerindians of Canada – Stamps of Canada 1975.

Native Amerindians of Canada – Stamps of Canada 1975.

Canada Post issued a set of four se-tenant stamps of 8c each on Native Amerindians and Indians of the Subarctic. The stamps feature

Kutchin Ceremonial Costume

Ojibwa Thunderbird

Crafts

Dance

CANADA FDC INDIANS
CANADA FDC 1975- INDIANS OF THE SUBARCTIC
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50th Anniversary UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Miniature Sheet Bhutan 1997.

50th Anniversary UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Miniature Sheet Bhutan 1997.

Bhutan issued a miniature with eight stamps of 10 Nu each on 50th Anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The sites featured on stamps are

Mountain Huangshan (China)                   Statue of Emperor Qin (China)

Imperial Bronze Dragon (China)               Tikal National Park (Guatemala)

Evora (Portugal)                                             Forest Shirakami Sanchi (Japan)

View from Effiel Tower (France)         Wooden Walkway in the valley below Falls (Croatia)

BHUTAN WORLD HERITAGE
BHUTAN MS 1997 – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES.

Drukpa Kunley – Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2013.

Drukpa Kunley – Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2013.

Lama Drukpa Kunley (1455-1529) was a Buddhist Monk and missionary in the Tibetan Mahamudra tradition.He is known to have introduced Buddhism to Bhutan and established the monastery of Chimi Lhakhang in 1499. He was a famous Poet also and is also known as “Fertility Saint”.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet (40 Nu) in May 2013 on Lama Drukpa Kunley. It was issued as Arts and Happiness Series.

BHUTAN DRUKPA KUNLEY  MS 2013
BHUTAN DRUKPA KUNLEY MS 2013

The 2550th Anniversary of the Buddhist era -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2006.

The 2550th Anniversary of the Buddhist era -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2006.

Sri Lanka issued a set of 10 stamps of Rupees 2.50 denomination to mark 2550th Anniversary of Buddhist era. The stamps were issued on 05 May 2006. A sheetlet containing the ten stamps is listed. These stamps feature various Rock and Wall Paintings.

SLR 2.50 – A plea to the master to descend from Heaven.

SLR 2.50 -Queen Mahamaya on her way to her Parents.

SLR 2.50- The Great Birth of Prince Siddharth

SLR 2.50 – Asita-The Royal Teacher visits Prince Siddharth.

SLR 2.50- The Great Renunciation.

SLR 2.50- Defeat of Maras (the evils) by the Master.

SLR 2.50- The First Sermon of  Dhammachakka Pavattana Sutta.

SLR 2.50- The Conversion of Alvaka-A Demon

SLR 2.50- The Great funeral Pyre of the Master.

SLR 2.50 – Tapassu & Bhalluka arriving in Sri Lanka with Relics.

SRI LANKA

SRI LANKA 2006 – 2550th Anniversary of Buddhist Era

Ancient Sri Lanka – Polonnaruwa Era -Language, Trade & Money

Ancient Sri Lanka – Polonnaruwa Era -Language, Trade & Money.

Sri Lanka issued a set of stamps on Ancient Sri Lanka on 23 June 2009. One of the stamps feature the Polonnaruwa Era and it depicts Galpotha Inscription of King Nissankamalla and obverse and reverse of the coin of Queen Leelawathi (1197-1212).This coin is also known as Copper Massa Coin of Lilawati.

A Sheet containing eight stamps is listed.

SRI LANKA COINS  2009
SRI LANKA 2009 – ANCIENT SRI LANKA COIN OF QUEEN LILAWATI

The Splendour of India – First Day Cover India 2017.

The Splendour of India – First Day Cover India 2017.

In 2017 India Post brought out 12 beautiful stamps to reflect the glory and magnificence of Indian Cultural & Heritage. All stamps were issued in Rs 25 denomination. These stamps were New Year Greeting Stamps. The First Day Covers, Brochure and Presentation Pack is listed.

INDIA SPLENDOUR FDC1
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA FDC (2)-2017
INDIA SPLENDOUR FDC2
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA FIRST DAY COVER(1) 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA BROCHURE 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA BROCHURE 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA FDC PRESENTATION PACK 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA FDC PRESENTATION PACK 2017

The Splendour of India – Sheetlet India 2017.

The Splendour of India – Sheetlet India 2017.

In 2017 India Post brought out 12 beautiful stamps to reflect the glory and magnificence of Indian Cultural & Heritage. All stamps were issued in Rs 25 denomination. These stamps were New Year Greeting Stamps. The designs on stamps are

Ganesh Pol – It is a strategically important entry for the Amber Fort near Jaipur in Amer. It is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput Architecture.

Pashmina -It is the highest grade Cashmere Wool.the stamp features a handspun Pashmina shawl woven in Kashmir with exquisite embroidery.

Chhau Mask -Chhau is a major classical Indian Dance mainly performed during festivals in the Indian States of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. It is found in three styles -Purulia Chhau in West Bengal, Seraikella Chhau of Jharkhand & Mayurbhanj Chhau of Odisha. The Purulia and Seraikella Chhau use masks. Each mask represents a character of the epic.

Bodhi tree  – It is sandstone relief structure in Sanchi Stupa complex of  Madhya Pradesh state in India. Buddha attained enlightenment under this tree.

Sarota – It is a scissor-like cutter made of metal & traditionally used to cut Areca nut into small pieces. Sarota is a beautiful Object d’art.

Peacock Gate  One of the four inner courtyard gates of Chandra Mahal in City Palace Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Chaitya Hall -These beautiful columns dating back to Ist Century BC are covered in carvings depicting life and work of Buddha. It is located in Karle, Maharashtra and is among the largest rock-cut Chaityas in India.

Thanjavur Paintings – These are panel paintings done on wooden planks with vibrant colours and embellishments of Gems, glass pieces and precious stones with gold foiling add to their appeal. They are from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

Blue Pottery – Traditional Craft of Jaipur. It is named so due to predominant use of blue glaze painting technique.

Stained Glass – It shows the stained glass work of 16th Century at Bagore-Ki – Haveli in Udaipur Rajasthan.

Peitra Dura – It is a decorative art form which involved inlay technique of using cut and fitted polished precious stones to create images. It is a Persian art form and stamp features a table top in Peitra Dura on black marble.

Zardozi – The Zardozi carpets from Agra in UP involves Zardozi embroidery which is metal embroidery using gold and silver threads and studded with pearls and precious stones.

India Post released a variety of Items on these stamps. A Mixed sheetlet in a presentation pack is listed.

SPLENDOR OF INDIA SHEETLET 2017
SPLENDOUR  OF INDIA SHEETLET 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA SHEETLET PRESENTATION PACK 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA SHEETLET PRESENTATION PACK 2017