Caprivi Strip – Stamps of South West Africa 1986.

Caprivi Strip – Stamps of South West Africa 1986.

Caprivi strip in South West Africa (now Namibia) is named after German Chancellor Leo Von Caprivi ( Chancellor from 1890-94). It became part of German South West Africa in terms of Zanzibar Treaty of 1890 between the Germany and United Kingdom. It provided Germany access to Zambezi river and route to Africa’s east coast where Germany had its Colonies.

Caprivi strip is a salient of Namibia which protrudes for 450 km from the north eastern corner of Namibia. It is bordered by Botswana in the south, Angola and Zambia in the North and eastern borders are 1 km from  Zimbabwe. Zambezi river forms the border with Zambia and Kwando/Chobe river forms border with Botswana.

The largest settlement is Katima Mulilo located where river Zambezi enters the strip. The area is rich in wildlife and mineral resources.

South West Africa issued a set of four stamps on Caprivi strip on 06 Nov 1986. It is cancelled at Katima Mulilo.

14c – Zambezi river. It is the main source for the economy of eastern Caprivi

20c- Stock and Crop Farming. The main cattle breed is Sanga which meat and milk and crops are maize, wheat, sorghum & watermelons

25c -Settlements- No fixed settlement in eastern Caprivi. A settlement consists of up to 30 households.

30c  – Map of the strip. Caprivi strip consists of Eastern and Western Caprivi. The Western Caprivi is now a nature reserve. Eastern Caprivi is fully inhabited.

SWA FDC CAPRIVI
SOUTHWEST AFRICA (SWA) FDC 1986- CAPRIVI STRIP
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Special Cover Khejri Tree – JODHAPEX 2015.

Special Cover Khejri Tree – JODHAPEX 2015.

A Special Cover on Khejri Tree was released during  JODHAPEX 2015 at Jodhpur on 07 Dec 2015.Khejri tree is the State Tree of Rajasthan. The cancellation also features the Khejri tree. A personalised MY STAMP featuring Taj Mahal and Khejri tree has been used.

INDIA SPECIAL COVER KHEJRI
INDIA SPECIAL COVER2015- KHEJRI TREE.

USA Postcards -1984 Olympics- Pentathlon Station

USA Postcards -1984 Olympics- Pentathlon Station

A 13c Postcard issued on 1980 Olympics featuring a Runner Carrying Olympic Torch. It was issued on 30 Apr 1984. It also features a cancellation on Pentathlon station Irvine California 31 Jul 1984. Irvine hosted Modern Pentathlon events during the 1984 Olympics.

Cat no UX 102.

USA PC PENTATHLON STN
USA PC 1984 – PENTATHLON STATION IRVINE

USA Postcards -1984 Olympics.

USA Postcards -1984 Olympics.

A 13c Postcard issued on 1980 Olympics featuring a Runner Carrying Olympic Torch.It was issued on 30 Apr 1984. It also features a cancellation on Olympic Flame station Los Angeles

Cat no UX 102.

USA PC FLAME FDI
USA PC 1984 -RUNNER CARRYING OLYMPIC TORCH

Stamps on Berries – Australia 1987.

Stamps on Berries – Australia 1987.

A Stamp on Berries issued by Australia on 11 Feb 1987 is listed. A cancellation on aLetter Box is also featured.

AUSTRALIA 87 BERRIES
AUSTRALIA 87 BERRIES

Jersey 1986 –60th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II.

Jersey 1986 –60th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II.

Jersey issued a stamp on 21 Apr 1986 to mark 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. A First Day Cover with stamp is listed. Print run 431,591.

JERSEY FDC QEII 60TH BDAY
JERSEY FDC QEII 60TH BIRTHDAY 1986.

International Motor Show -Germany 1992.

International Motor Show -Germany 1992

The International Motor Show being held in Germany is one of the world’s largest Motor show. It is held in Frankfurt in odd-numbered years for passenger vehicles and motorcycles and in Hanover in even-numbered years for commercial vehicles.

Cancellation on the 1992 Motor show is listed

GERMANY CANCELLATION MOTOR SHOW
GERMANY CANCELLATION MOTOR SHOW 1992.