Stamps on Letter Writing Day – Japan 2001.

Stamps on Letter Writing Day – Japan 2001.

Japan issued a set of stamps on 23 July 2000 to mark Letter Writing Day. The stamps are odd-shaped stamps.

80 Yen – Chicks, Hen & Pig.    80 Yen – Rabbit & Flowers   80 Yen – Boy & Rabbit.

JAPAN LETTER 5
JAPAN 2001 – LETTER WRITING DAY.

Pro Juventute Stamps of Switzerland – Christmas Candles & Mushrooms -1994

Pro Juventute Stamps of Switzerland – Christmas Candles & Mushrooms -1994

Pro Juventute is a charitable foundation in Switzerland established in 1912. It is dedicated to supporting the rights and needs of Swiss children and Youth. Since1913, the Swiss Post Office has been issuing an annual charity stamp series to support the work of  Pro Juventute. The Latin phrase “Pro Juventute” means “For the Children”

What makes these stamps interesting is that they have tended to run in a series of similar designs. The 1915-17 stamps show children in folk costumes; 1918-26, cantonal coats of arms; 1933-42, women in traditional cantonal dress; 1943-49, flowers; 1950-57, insects; 1958-64, flowers; 1965-67, animals; 1968-71, birds; 1973-76, forest plants; 1978-81, municipal coats of arms; 1983-86, children’s toys and fairy tales; 1987-90, child development; 1991-94, forest flora; 1995-98, animals again; 1999-2001, children’s books; 2002-05, children’s rights; and 2006-08, children’s art.

Later years’ issues have not been continuing series.

The Theme for 1994 series of four stamps issued on 28 Nov 1994 was Christmas Candles & Mushrooms. A Block of Four stamps of 100+50 Centimes featuring Shaggy Scalycap Mushrooms is listed.

SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUS
SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUTE 1994 -MUSHROOMS.

Stamps on Cheesemaker -Switzerland 1993.

Stamps on Cheesemaker -Switzerland 1993.

Switzerland issued a stamp of 5 Franc under the Trades theme on 07 Sep 1993. It features a cheesemaker and his apparatus.

SWITZERLAND
SWITZERLAND 1993-CHEESEMAKER

Stamps on Louis Braille – Macau 2009

Stamps on Louis Braille – Macau 2009

Macau issued a stamp to commemorate the 200th Birth Anniversary of Louis Braille (1809-1852) on 04 Jan 2009.

MACAU BRAILLE 2
MACAU 2009 -BRAILLE BICENTENARY.
MACAU BRAILLE 1
MACAU 2009- LOUIS BRAILLE BICENTENARY

Stamps on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Stamps on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

India Post issued a set of two stamps on 67th Birth Anniversary of Netaji on 23 Jan 1964 and one rupee stamp on 23 Jan 1997 to commemorate his birth centenary. A Brochure containing these stamps and cancelled at Madras (Now Chennai) is listed.

INDIA NETAJI BRO 1
INDIA 1964 – NETAJI BROCHURE.
INDIA NETAJI BRO 2
India 1964 – Netaji Birth Anniversary.
INDIA NETAJI BRO 3
INDIA 1997- NETAJI CENTENARY.

St Paul’s Cathedral – Great Britain 2008.

St Paul’s Cathedral – Great Britain 2008.

Great Britain issued a miniature sheet on St Paul’s Cathedral on 13 May 2008. It contains two stamps of Ist Class  & two stamps of 81p. It was designed in English Baroque style by the architect Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It is the seat of Bishop of London. Among the many historic services held are Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Celebrations, Wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Silver, Golden & Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II, 80th and 90th Birthday of QE II,

GB MS PAUL CATHEDRAL
GREAT BRITAIN MS 2008 -ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL.

Miniature Sheet on Galapagos Islands -Great Britain 2009.

Miniature Sheet on Galapagos Islands -Great Britain 2009.

Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific ocean and a province of Ecuador. Charles Darwin visited this volcanic archipelago in 1835 and the number of species here inspired his Theory of Evolution.

Great Britain issued a miniature sheet containing four stamps of 81 pence each on 12 Feb 2009 to commemorate 200th Birth Anniversary of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and features the species found on Galapagos Islands.

Ist Class -Flightless Cormorant.           Ist Class – Giant Tortoise and Cactus Finch

81p – Marine Iguana                              81p – Floreana Mockingbird.

GB MS ANIMALS
GREAT BRITAIN 2009 – CHARLES DARWIN GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.