Constellations & Zodiac Signs on Stamps – Sri Lanka 2007

Constellations & Zodiac Signs on Stamps – Sri Lanka 2007

Sri Lanka issued a set of Stamps on Constellations and Zodiac signs on 09 Oct 2007. A FDC with four high face value definitive stamps is listed.

Rupees 30.00 – Constellation Centaurus

Rupees 35.00 – Constellation Ursa Major

Rupees 40.00 – Constellation Ophiuchus

Rupees 45.00 – Constellation Orion

FDC SRI LANKA CONSTELLATIONS
FDC SRI LANKA 2007 – CONSTELLATIONS

450th Birth Anniversary of Galileo – FDC San Marino 2014

450th Birth Anniversary of Galileo – FDC San Marino 2014

Galileo Galilei (15 Feb 1564- 8 Jan 1642) was an Italian astronomer,mathematician,physicist,philosopher & professor who made pioneering observations of nature with long lasting implications for the study of Physics. He also constructed a telescope and supported the Copernican theory,which supports a sun centred solar system.

San Marino issued a set of two stamps to mark his 450th Birth Anniversary. Stamps feature Galileo & Viviani and in other stamp a Compass and Telescope is featured.

FDC SAN MARINO GALILEO
FDC SAN MARINO 2014- 450TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY GALILEO GALILEI

Special Cover Bangladesh 2009 – Total Solar Eclipse

Special Cover Bangladesh 2009 – Total Solar Eclipse

Bangladesh issued a Special Cover on 22 Jul 2009 on the Total Solar Eclipse .Two stamps on Year Of Astronomy 2009 featuring Andromeda Galaxy and Galilean Telescope were used in the cover.

FDC BANGLADESH SOLAR ECLIPSE 2009
SPECIAL COVER – BANGLADESH SOLAR ECLIPSE 2009

 

 

Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century – Stamps of Great Britain 1999

Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century – Stamps of Great Britain  1999

The Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century took place on 11 Aug 1999. One of the places where it was visible was Great Britain. Great Britain issued a miniature sheet to commemorate this event . The 64Pence Hubble Telescope stampof 1999 Millennium series was featured in the Miniature sheet. The next near total solar eclipse will be visible from mainland Great Britain on 23 Sep 2090.

The FDC is listed with 64p stamp.

FDC GB TOTAL ECLIPSE
FDC GB TOTAL ECLIPSE 11 Aug 1999.

 

Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century – Stamps of Iran 1999

Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century – Stamps of Iran 1999

The Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century took place on 11 Aug 1999. One of the best places on earth where it was visible remarkably was Tiran In Iran.

Iran issued a strip of Five stamps to  Commemorate this Astronomical delight on 11 Aug 1999. The different phases of Solar eclipse are featured on the stamps as we see the stamps from left to right –

Stamp No1 (extreme left)- Partial Eclipse

Stamp no 2 – Diamond ring at 2nd Contact

Stamp no 3 – Outer Corona

Stamp no 4 – Final Diamond Ring

Stamp no 5 – Partial Eclipse

These strip of Stamps postally used on a cover from Iran to India is listed

IRAN SOLAR ECLIPSE
STAMPS OF IRAN – TWENTIETH CENTURY LAST TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE -11 AUG 1999

Europa stamps – Ireland, The Faroe Islands & Iceland Joint Issue  -1994 – Discoveries

Europa stamps – Ireland Faroe Islands & Iceland Joint Issue  -1994 – Discoveries

Voyages of Saint Brendan – Ireland,The Faroe Islands & Iceland are linked historically by the voyage of Discovery made by Saint Brendan (484-577 AD) hence this joint issue. These voyages are recorded in many medieval manuscripts and in the Icelandic sagas.

Following the fall of Roman empire Irish monasteries had become the chief repositories of religious learning and culture in Europe and Irish monks or saintly sailors began to bring these back to mainland Europe. Many Irish monks also sailed along the coasts of British Isles and Europe and beyond spreading the christian faith and establishing monasteries .These saintly mariners had a knowledge of astronomy to aid their navigation but no charts or compass.

St Brendan was one of these and there are many legends about his voyages. The landing of Irish monks in the Faroe was the first notable geographical discovery  of the middle ages and by 795 AD Irsih monks had reached Iceland .In the Brendan  legend one of the Faroe Islands is described as the “Island of Sheep “and Iceland as the ” Island of Fire”.

Brendan Discoveries is the theme of three Miniature sheets jointly issued by Faroe Islands ,Iceland & Ireland. A Presentation pack containing all the three miniatures is listed.

FAROYAR EUROPA 94
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES – FAROE ISLANDS -EUROPA 1994
IRELAND EUROPA 1994
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES -IRELAND -EUROPA 1994
EUROPA 94 JOINT ISSUE PRESENTATION PACK
EUROPA 94 JOINT ISSUE PRESENTATION PACK- IRELAND,ICELAND & FAROE ISLANDS -BRENDAN DISCOVERIES
ICELAND EUROPA 94
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES – ICELAND EUROPA 1994

First Day Covers India 2018 – Solar System.

First Day Covers India 2018 – Solar System.

India Post issued a set of 8 postage stamps in the denomination of rupees five each on 20 Mar 2018. The stamps were issued in miniature sheets of 8 stamps and in 8 different sheetlets . A FDC with stamps is listed.

SOLAR SYSTEM  FDC
FIRST DAY COVER -SOLAR SYSTEM -INDIA 2018