Gems and Minerals of Pakistan – Stamps -2014

Gems and Minerals of Pakistan – Stamps -2014

Pakistan Post issued a set of 08 stamps on Gems and Minerals of Pakistan on 11 Dec 2014. The Minerals and Gems featured on stamps are

Apatite , Aquamarine ,Black Tourmaline ,Garnet , Epidot , Vesvaunite,Topaz & Sphene.

FDC PAK GEMS & MINERALS
FDC PAKISTAN GEMS & MINERALS 2014

 

Folk Costumes of Estonia – Reigi- 1996

Folk Costumes of Estonia – Reigi- 1996

Estonia has been issuing stamps on its beautiful folk & traditional Costumes. On 26 Mar 1996 it issued a set of two stamps both with face value 2.50 Estonian Kroon on Costumes of Reigi.

Reigi – It is a Village in Hiiuma Parish in Hiiu County, North Western Estonia.

COSTUMES ESTONIA 1996
FOLK COSTUMES OF ESTONIA – REIGI – 1996

Folk Costumes of Estonia – Muhu- 1995

Folk Costumes of Estonia – Muhu- 1995

Estonia has been issuing stamps on its beautiful folk & traditional Costumes. On 30 Mar 1995 it issued a set of two stamps both with face value 1.70 Estonian Kroon from Muhu

Muhu – It is an Island in Baltic . It is the third largest Island in Estonia and part of Muhu Parish in Saare County, Western Estonia.

COSTUMES ESTONIA 1995
FOLK COSTUMES OF ESTONIA ON STAMPS -MUHU -1995

Folk Costumes of Estonia – Mustjala & Jamaja- 1994

Folk Costumes of Estonia – Mustjala & Jamaja- 1994

Estonia has been issuing stamps on its beautiful folk & traditional Costumes. On 23 Aug 1994 it issued a set of two stamps both with face value 1 Estonian Kroon from Mustjala and Jamaja.

Mustjala – It is a village in Saaremaa Parish,Saare County, Western Estonia.

Jamaja – Torgu region of Estonia

COSTUMES ESTONIA 1994
STAMPS ON FOLK COSTUMES OF ESTONIA – JAMAJA & MUSTJALA -1994

Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary – Stamps of Hungary & Austria on Elisabeth

Empress of Austria & Queen of Hungary – Stamps of Hungary & Austria on Elisabeth

She was born in Bavaria on 24 Dec 1837 . Her mother was half sister of  King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She was a Duchess of Bavaria and married Emperor Franz Joseph I . Thus by her marriage to Franz Joseph she became Empress of Austria ,Queen of Hungary , Bohemia ,Dalmatia and Croatia. She had traveled widely in her Kingdom and was a true European Citizen of her times. When she died in 1898 in Geneva she was the longest serving Empress of Austria at 44 years.

Austria issued a stamp on 100th Death Anniversary of Empress Elisabeth on 10 Sep 1998 and Hungary issued a stamp on Queen Elisabeth in the EUROPA series under famous people category on 02 May 1996.

A First Day Cover cum special cover with stamps and cancellations of Hungary & Austria on this unique personality is listed.

FDC HUN-AUS QUEEN
EMPRESS AND QUEEN ELISABETH -STAMPS OF HUNGARY AND AUSTRIA -1998

Women’s Traditional Jewellery in the UAE – Stamps of UAE 2006

Women’s Traditional Jewellery in the UAE – Stamps of UAE 2006

UAE issued a set of Six stamps on Women’s Traditional Jewellery in the UAE on 31 Dec 2006.

The stamps were issued in six denominations (Dh1, Dh1.50, Dh2, Dh3, Dh3.50 and Dh4), along with limited First Day Covers (Dh16) and a stamp booklet (Dh15).

The jewellery depicted include

Mariya Um Al Nairat (Dh 1)  – A  gold necklace worn by women,

Mortasha (Dh 1.50) – A thick gold necklace with round gold discs hanging from it,

Shaghab Bu Shouk (Dh 2) -Gold earrings characterized by magnificent embellishments

Shahid Ring (Dh3.0) – Ring

Bushuq (Dh 3.50) – A gold bracelet characterised by conical designs and projections,

Tassah(Dh 4 ) – Jewellery worn on the forehead.

A FDC is listed

FDC UAE WOMEN JEWELLERY
FDC UAE 2006 – TRADITIONAL WOMEN JEWELLERY

First Definitive Stamps of Zimbabwe -1980

First Definitive Stamps of Zimbabwe -1980

On 18th Apr 1980 Zimbabwe issued the First Definitives . It was a set of 15 stamps on Gems. Animals and Waterfalls. Five stamps were issued on each theme.

Gems- 1,3,4,5,7 Cents

1c- Morganite , 3c – Amethyst , 4c – Garnet , 5c – Citrine , 7c – Blue Topaz.

Animals – 9,11,13,15,17 Cents

9c- Black Rhinoceros , 11c – Lion, 13c- Warthog , 15c – Giraffe , 17c – Zebra

Waterfalls – 21, 25, 30, $1, $2

21c – Odzani Falls ,25c – Goba Falls , 30c- Inyangoombe falls ,$1 – Bridal Veil Falls , $2 -Victoria Falls.

A First Day Cover cancelled on First Day of Issue at Salisbury is listed

FDC ZIMBABWE IST DEFINITIVES
FDC ZIMBABWE IST DEFINITIVES -1980