Stamps on Shiva & Vishnu Temples – Triangular Stamps of Thailand -2005

Building Gables – Triangular Stamps of Thailand -2005

Thailand issued a set of Four triangular stamps in a  strip of five se-tenants on Building Gables on 04 Aug 2005. These stamps feature Architecture, Cave Temples and Sculptures.

5 Baht – Scripture Library at Wat Phra Sing at Woramahawihan.

5 Baht -Uposatha Hall at Wat Khao Bandai It. (Temple in Caves in Phetchaburi)

5 Baht – Phra Prang at Wat Phra Phai Luang.12th or 13th Century Temple built by Angkor King and dedicated to Vishnu.

5 Baht – Prasat Phanom Rung. It is a Hindu Khmer Temple complex set up on an extinct Volcano at 402 metres in Buriram Province of Thailand. It is a Shiva Temple

THAILAND SCULPTURES
THAILAND SCULPTURES 2005

 Stamps on Monuments – Europa 1978 -Isle of Man

Stamps on Monuments – Europa 1978 -Isle of Man

The theme for EUROPA 1978 was Monuments. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. The Isle of Man issued a set of stamps on the theme of Monuments. The stamps were issued on 24 May 1978 and featured tombstones. 30 countries issued 65 stamps on this theme. The three 6 pence stamps were issued in a strip of three and three strips were issued in one sheet. The tombstones featured on stamps are

Wheel-headed Cross Slab

Celtic Wheel-cross

Keeil Chiggyrt Stone.

A Sheet with 9x 6 pence stamps is listed.

ISLE OF MAN EUROPA 1978
STAMPS OF ISLE OF MAN EUROPA 1978-MONUMENTS -TOMBSTONES

 

Artefacts on Stamps- Solomon Islands 1977

Artefacts on Stamps- Solomon Islands 1977

The Solomon Islands issued a beautiful set of Four stamps on Wood Carvings and Artefacts. The stamps were issued on 09 May 1977 and feature

6c – Carved Wooden Figure of a Man

20c-Wood carving of a Sea Adaro or Spirit

35c-Carved Figure of a Shark Headed Man

45c-Carved Wooden Image

SOLOMON ISLAND CARVINGS
STAMPS ON WOODEN CARVINGS -SOLOMON ISLANDS 1977

 

Stamps on Buddhas of Bamiyan -Afghanistan 1985

Stamps on Buddhas of Bamiyan -Afghanistan 1985

Afghanistan issued a stamp on Buddhas of Bamiyan on 27 Sep 1985 on the occasion of 10th Anniversary of World Tourism Organisation. The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 6th Century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in Bamiyan Valley in the Hazarajat region of Central Afghanistan 230 kms north west of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres. The statues represented the classical blended style of Gandhara art. They were dynamited and destroyed in Mar 2001.These remnants of Buddha statues are included on 2008 World Monuments watch list of 100 most endangered sites by World Monuments Fund.

AFGHANISTAN BUDDHA BAMIYAN
STAMPS OF AFGHANISTAN ON BUDDHA BAMIYAN-1985

Miniature Sheet on Genghis Khan – Mongolia 2006

Miniature Sheet on Genghis Khan – Mongolia 2006

The Year 2006 was celebrated in Mongolia to mark 800th Anniversary of Great Mongolian Empire founded by Gehghis Khan ,regarded by Mongolian people as Father of Nation. Founded in 1206 the Great Mongolian Empire at its peak under Kublai Khan had 33 million square kilometers territory under its control from Mediterranean to the Pacific.

A Special Souvenir Sheet of Silk was issued to commemorate this event on 19 Sep 2006. It features a Painting by D Erdenebileg showing Gehghis Khan at the head of his troops

MS MONGOLIA
MS MONGOLIA -SILK SOUVENIR SHEET ON GENGHIS KHAN -800TH ANNIVERSARY MONGOLIAN EMPIRE

Taiwan (ROC) Temple Architecture Stamps- 1982

Taiwan (ROC) Temple Architecture Stamps- 1982

Traditional Chinese art expressed in Temple Architecture was the theme for a set of Four stamps issued by Tiwan (ROC) on 01 Sep 1982. The famous  Tsu Shih (Divine Ancestor ) Temple of Sanhsia in Taipei County was first built in 1768 and has been renovated since then.

The details of stamps are

NT $2.00 – It features a skillfully carved Lion.

NT $3.00 – It depicts a pair of Lions which form a bracket set.

NT $5.00 -Depict the delicately carved sub-lintels that decorate a temple passageway.

NT $18.00 – Features gently curved highly decorated tiled roofs.

FDC TAIWAN TEMPLE ARCHI
FDC TAIWAN TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE 1982
FDC TAIWAN TEMPLE ARCHI BRO
FDC TAIWAN TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE BROCHURE 1982

 

Stamps on Icelandic Craftsmanship – 2010

Stamps on Icelandic Craftsmanship – 2010

Iceland issued a stamp  on Icelandic Craftsmanship on 18 Mar 2010. It featured Wood and Bone carvings on Door of Valthjofsstadhir.

ICELAND CRAFTSMANSHIP
STAMPS ON ICELAND CRAFTSMANSHIP -WOOD AND BONE CARVINGS -2010