State Flag of Florida – USA 1976.

State Flag of Florida – USA 1976.

The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Flags of States of the USA on 23 Feb 1976. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 13 cents denomination.

Florida State Flag –  It was adopted after a popular referendum in 1900 and remained till 1985 when the state seal in the centre was altered. The Flag consists of a red saltire on a white background with the state seal superimposed on the centre.

The original state seal in centre was adopted in 1865 by the Legislature. In 1970 the seal was modified  and it depicts

  • Sun’s rays.
  • Sabal Palmetto Palm tree
  • Native American woman scattering flowers.
  • Seal encircled by words “Great Seal of the State of Florida: In God We Trust “

This Seal was further altered in 1985 and placed in State Flag.

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Florida  State Flag.

USA FLAGS FLORIDA
USA FDC 1976- FLAGS OF FLORIDA.
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Years of Halley’s Comet – Stamps of Suriname 1986.

Years of Halley’s Comet – Stamps of Suriname 1986.

Halley’s Comet is a short period comet visible every 75-76 years. It last appeared in 1986 and the next appearance is likely on 28 July 2061. It was discovered in 1758 by Edmond Halley and hence the name Halley’s Comet.

Suriname issued two stamps on 05 Mar 1986

50c- Bayeux Tapestry                            110c- Halley’s Comet

SURINAME HALLEY'S COMET
SURINAME 1986-HALLEY’S COMET

State Flag of Arizona – USA 1976.

State Flag of Arizona – USA 1976.

The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Flags of States of the USA on 23 Feb 1976. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 13 cents denomination.

Arizona State Flag –  The 13 rays of red and gold on top of the flag represent the 13 original states of the Union and the rays of Western setting Sun. Red and Gold were also the colours carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition in 1540 in search of Seven cities. This is the Spanish connection. The bottom half of the flag has the same blue as the USA flag and the star at centre denotes Copper, Arizona is the largest producer of Copper in the USA.

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Arizona State Flag.

USA FLAGS ARIZONA
USA FDC 1976 – STATE FLAG ARIZONA

State Flag of Alaska – USA 1976.

State Flag of Alaska – USA 1976.

The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Flags of States of the USA on 23 Feb 1976. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 13 cents denomination.

Alaska State Flag –  Alaska adopted the State Flag for use in 1959. It consists of eight gold stars and a dark blue field. The blue represents the sky, the sea, the mountain lakes and Alaska’s wildflowers. Seven stars represent the constellation Ursa Major or the Big Dipper which symbolizes Bear, an animal indigenous to Alaska. The eighth star being the North Star and representing the Northernmost State of The USA

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Alaska State Flag.

USA FLAGS ALASKA
USA FDC 1976- STATE FLAG OF ALASKA

 Stamps on  Dresden Science Museum – GDR 1978

Stamps on  Dresden Science Museum – GDR 1978

GDR issued a set of stamps on Dresden Museum of Science on 24 Oct 1978.

10 Pf – Hahnel’s Amazonian Swallowtail      20 Pf – Turkestan Rock Agama

25 Pf – Agate

GDR SCIENCE 1
GDR 1978-DRESDEN SCIENCE MUSEUM

35 Pf –Fossil  Froschlursch     40 Pf – Mantlepiece Clock

 

50 Pf – Table-mirror telescope

 

GDR SCIENCE 2
GDR 1978-DRESDEN SCIENCE MUSEUM

Miniature Sheet Thailand – Year of Horse 2014

Miniature Sheet Thailand – Year of Horse 2014

Thailand issued a miniature sheet with six stamps of 3 Baht each on 01 Jan 2014 to Commemorate The Lunar New Year- Year of Horse. The other stamps feature five other Lunar Animal signs  -Year of Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon & Snake.

THAILAND MS YEAR OF HORSE 14
THAILAND MS 2014 -YEAR OF HORSE

 

Presentation Pack Taiwan  – Year of Pig 1994

Presentation Pack Taiwan  – Year of Pig 1994

Taiwan (ROC) issued a Presentation pack containing two stamps 0n 01 Dec 1994 to Commemorate The Lunar New Year- Year of Pig.

TAIWAN YEAR OF PIG 94 STAMPS
TAIWAN YEAR OF PIG 1994
TAIWAN YEAR OF PIG 94 PP CVR
TAIWAN YEAR OF PIG 1994 PRESENTATION PACK.