Portraits of Copernicus – Stamps of Poland 1973.

Portraits of Copernicus – Stamps of Poland 1973.

Poland issued a set of stamps to mark 500th Birth Anniversary of Mikolaj Kopernik Copernicus featuring his portraits. The stamps were issued on 18 Feb 1973. Copernicus  (1473-1543) was a great mathematician and Astronomer.

1.5 Zl – Painted in Torun 16th Century        2.50 Zl – Painting by Zinck Nor

4 Zl – From Strasbourg Clock.

POLAND 1973 COPERNICUS
POLAND 1973 -PORTRAITS OF COPERNICUS
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Stamps on Sumbandila Satellite -South Africa 2011.

Stamps on Sumbandila Satellite -South Africa 2011.

A Stamp on Sumbandila Satellite issued by South Africa on 01 Apr 2011. It is No value indicator  stamp and issued initially at 2.50 Rand

SA SATTELITE
SOUTH AFRICA 2011 -SUMBANDILA SATELLITE

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

Years of Halley’s Comet – Stamps of Jersey 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.

Jersey issued a set of three stamps tracing the history and years of the appearance of Halley’s Comet. The Bayeux tapestry which chronicles the battle of Hastings in 1066 also mentions the appearance of Halley’s comet in 1066.

10p – 912 AD -When Rollo the Viking was settling into the Dukedom of Normandy. 1066 AD -Battle of Hastings and Bayeux Tapestry.

22p -1301 AD -The comet looked down on Giotto painting his magnificent “Adoration of Magi” and included as an untimely star of Bethlehem.  In 1682 when Halley was forming the theory of periodic return.

31p- In 1910 -it coincided with the first voyage of mail steamer ‘Caesarea’ (the Roman name for Jersey) and opening of New Main Post Office at St Helier. In 1986 it made its last appearance.

An FDC with these three beautiful stamps tracing the Years of Comet and events in History is listed.

JERSEY FDC HALLEY'S COMET
JERSEY FDC1986- YEARS OF HALLEY’S COMET

2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival -Stamps of Sri Lanka

2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival -Stamps of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka issued a set of Six stamps on 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival .The stamps feature teachings of Buddhism. The Five rupees stamp were issued on 29th April 2011. The teachings are

  • Buddhism is a Universal Doctrine
  • Let us practise Buddhist Principles
  • Let us take care of Parents and respect them
  • Let us help sick
  • Person who practises Buddhism illuminates the entire World
  • Let us build an antinarcotic society.

Three FDCs are listed.

FDC SRI LANKA BUDDHA 1
FDC SRI LANKA -SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 BUDDHA 3
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 – SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 BUDDHA 2
FDC SRI LANKA 2011- SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA

 

 

Astronomical Phenomena -Stamps of Hong Kong China 2015.

Astronomical Phenomena -Stamps of Hong Kong China 2015.

Hong Kong China issued a beautiful set of six stamps on six different Astronomical Phenomena which are listed below.

$ 1.70 – Solar Eclipse

$ 2.20 – Meteor Shower

$2.90 – Comet

$3.10 – Saturn Ring Tilt variations

$3.70 – Sunspot

$5.00 – Moon-Planet Conjunction

A FDC with these six stamps is listed.

FDC HONG KONG CHINA 2015
FDC HONG KONG CHINA 2015 – ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA

Nicolaus Copernicus – 500th Birth Anniversary – Stamps of Poland.

Nicolaus Copernicus – 500th Birth Anniversary – Stamps of Poland.

Nicolaus Copernicus ( 19 Feb 1473 -24 May 1543) was a Renaissance era Mathematician and Astronomer who formulated a model of Universe that placed the Sun (Heliocentric Model)rather than earth at centre of Universe ,independently of Aristarchus of Samos who had formulated such a model eighteen centuries earlier.

The Publication of his Book On the Revolutions of Celestial Spheres just before his death in 1543 was a major event in the history of Science trigering Copernican Revolution .

Copernicus was born and died in Royal Prussia part of Kingdom of Poland. A Polyglot and polymath he obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law and was also a Classics Scholar,Physician ,Translator ,Governor, Diplomat ,Economist & Poet.In 1517 he derived quantity theory of money -a key concept in Economics- and in 1519 he formulated an economic Principle that later came to be called Gresham’s Law.

Poland issued a set of three stamps on 26 Jun 1969 to mark his 500th Birth Anniversary. The stamps feature paintings on him .

40 gr – Woodcut by Tobias Stimer -Features a Wood carving

60 gr – Copernicus by Jeremias Falck – Featuring engravings ,Globe & Maps

2.50 zl – paintings by Jan Matejko – Featuring Constellations and Drawings

A FDC  with the three stamps is listed.

FDC POLAND COPERNICUS
FDC POLAND 1969 – NIKOLAUS COPERNICUS

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