Bhutan issued a set of 10 Stamps on Local flora on 01 Jan 1994. A strip containing 10 stamps is listed.
5 Nu – Aquilegia nivalis – Also known as Snow Columbine with deep purple flowers. Found in Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir in India.
6 Nu – Geranium Wallichianum – Himalayan /Flower of India with rose pink or red-purple flowers
7 Nu – Rhododendron Campanulatum – Bell Rhododendron is wild species of Rhododendron found in Himalayan Alpine regions of Northern India, Nepal and Bhutan. Beautiful bell-shaped flowers are pale-mauve or rosy-purple.
9 Nu – Viola Suavis -Also known as Russian Violet.
10 Nu – Cynanthus Lobatus – Trailing Bellflower with bright-blue purple flowers and sepal tube. Himalayan Flower found in Himachal Pradesh India and China.
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.
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.
45 K – On board a sailing vessel by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). This Painting was created by German Painter Caspar in 1818-20.
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.