Oil Lamps on Stamps – Poland 1982.

Oil Lamps on Stamps – Poland 1982.

Ignacy Lukasiewicz (1822-1882) was a Polish Pharmacist, Engineer and Inventor. He is credited with the invention of an oil lamp.

In 1856 he built World’s first modern oil refinery.

1n 1853 invented the first modern Kesorene Lamp

In 1853he introduced the first modern street lamp in Europe.

In 1854 he constructed the World’s First modern oil well

He discovered how to distil Kerosene oil from seep oil

Poland issued a set of stamps on 22 Mar 1982 to mark his 100th Birth Anniversary. The stamps featured Oil lamps.

2 Zl  – Asymmetrical Brass oil lamp with the regulator.

9 Zl – Brass oil lamp.

POLAND LAMPS
POLAND 1982 -OIL LAMPS -IGNACY LUKASIEWICZ

 

First Day Cover India 2016 – Central Water & Power Research Station -Centenary

First Day Cover India 2016 – Central Water & Power Research Station -Centenary

India Post issued a stamp to commemorate 100th Anniversary of Central Water & Power Research Station(CWPRS) Pune on  04 Oct 2016. It is an apex research and development institution in the field of hydraulics and allied research in the water and Power sector.

A FDC is listed.

INDIA FDC WATER 2016
INDIA FDC 2016 – CENTRAL WATER AND POWER RESEARCH STATION PUNE

Stamps on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion – Stamps of Nauru 1982

Stamps on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion – Stamps of Nauru 1982

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) uses the temperature difference between the cooler deep and warmer shallow or surface seawater to run a heat engine and produce useful work, usually in form of electricity. OTEC can operate with a very high capacity factor.

Among Ocean energy sources,  OTEC is one of the continuously available renewable energy sources. Up to 88,000 TWh/yr of Power could be generated from OTEC without affecting ocean’s thermal structure. Currently, World’s only operating OTEC plant is in Japan overseen by Saga University.

In 2002, India also tested a floating 1 MW OTEC plant near Tamil Nadu.

In 1970, The Tokyo Electric Power Company successfully built and deployed a 100Kw closed-cycle OTEC plant on the Island of Nauru. The Plant became operational on 14 Oct 1981, producing 120 KW of electricity, 90 KW was used to power the plant and remaining electricity were used to power a school and other places. This set a world record for power output from an OTEC system where power was sent to the real power grid.

Nauru issued a set of Four stamps (two se-tenant pairs ) on the OTEC plant on 10 June 1982. A Sheetlet with two 40c stamps is listed. It features the OTEC plant on the stamps and on left and right side labels The finished 100KW electricity generating plant is featured. The bottom label shows the pipelines of the plant during low tide.

MS NAURU OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION
MS NAURU OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION 1982

 

Miniature Sheet on Malaysian Electricity Generating Company -1999

Miniature Sheet on Malaysian Electricity Generating Company -1999

Malaysia issued a miniature sheet on the 50th Anniversary of Tenaga National Berhad (TNB) -The National Electricity Generating Company on 09 Sep 1999 (9.9.99). The stamp features high tension towers.

MALAYSIA MS ENERGY
MALAYSIA MS ELECTRICITY GENERATING COMPANY – HIGH TENSION TOWERS 1999

Europa 2016 Spain Think Green Unusual FDC on Vellum – Real Leaf Effect

Europa 2016 Spain Think Green Unusual FDC on Vellum – Real Leaf Effect

The theme for Europa Stamps 2016 was “Ecology in Europe – Think Green”.

The image selected for the EUROPA stamps 2016  was the design from Cyprus Post artist, Ms. Doxia Sergidou, chosen amongst 24 outstanding entries.

The stamp motif shows a hand on the top side actively replacing the grey colour (the environmental pollution) with the green colour which symbolizes environmental living and hope. The image explains that “it is in our hand to create a greener planet“.

Spain issued a stamp on Think Green theme on 22 Apr 2016. The design of stamps shows in gray a city covered by Pollution ,with dark clouds and cables on roof and on the other hand a city where green is predominant color  with renewable energy symbolised in mills,trees ,plants & Birds . A Cyclist encouraged pollution free transport.

The First Day Cover for this issue is unusual as it is printed on Vellum paper giving it a green real leaf effect.

FDC SPAIN EUROPA THINK GREEN
UNUSUAL FDC SPAIN on VELLUM -REAL LEAF EFFECT – EUROPA THINK GREEN 2016

Stamps on Conservation of Nature and Resources – Australia 1985

Stamps on Conservation of Nature and Resources – Australia 1985

Australia issued a set of Four beautiful stamps on Conservation of Nature and Natural resources on 15 May 1985. The theme on each stamp was

33c – Conserve Our Soil      50c – Precious Pure Air  80c – Water is Precious  90c -Conserve Energy.

A First Day Cover with these four stamps is listed .

FDC AUSTRALIA CONSERVATION
STAMPS ON CONSERVATION – SOIL,AIR,WATER & ENERGY – AUSTRALIA 1985