Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983

Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983

Abba won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and became a huge commercial success and Popular after that with a string of Blockbusters like “Dancing Queen”, Mamma Mia” & “Thank You for the Music”.

A new exhibition in London at the O2 Venue until August displays personal items of ABBA such as Bjorn Ulvaeus’s school report, pictures, gold discs and clothing. The Exhibition is called ABBA Super Troupers. O2 arena recently hosted C2C: Country to Country – a Country Music Festival.

01 Oct 1983 was declared World Music Day by UNESCO International Music Council. Sweden issued a miniature sheet on the theme Music in Sweden on 01 Oct 1983. All stamps are engraved by Czeslaw Slania (1921-2005). The Musicians featured on stamps are

1.80 Kr – Pop – Famous Musicians from ABBA band. Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni- Frid Lyngstad & Benny Andersson. Picture of ABBA was taken by Anders Hansen

SWEDEN MS MUSIC 1983
SWEDEN MS MUSIC 1983 -ABBA

Cancellation on Cricket – Lucknow Philately Festival 2004.

Cancellation on Cricket – Lucknow Philately Festival 2004.

Lucknow Philately Festival on Sports, Fauna & Flora was held on 27 & 28 Jan 2004. A Special cover featuring Hockey and cancellation featuring Cricket Bat, Ball and Wicketson 27 Jan 2004.

INDIA LUCKNOW CRICKET CANC
INDIA2004 LUCKNOW- CRICKET CANCELLATION.

 

Special Cover on Jasu Patel- India 2009.

Special Cover on Jasu Patel- India 2009.

A Special Cover on Jasu Patel was issued during Stamp Mania 2009 at Vadodara on 20 Dec 2009. Jasu Patel (26 Nov 1924-12 Dec 1992) was an off-spinner who played only seven test matches for India. He is remembered for his bowling in 2nd Test at Kanpur vs Australia in 1959-60 Series. His effort with the ball (9-69 & 5-55) resulted in an India winning the test by 119 runs. His Match figures of 14-124 remained an Indian record for thirty years before N Hirwani broke it and innings bowling figure of 9-69 remained a record for forty years before Anil Kumble broke it with 10-74. He was the first Indian Cricketer to be awarded Padma Shri along with Vijay Hazare.

 

INDIA COVER JASU PATEL
INDIA SPECIAL COVER 2009 -JASU PATEL

 

Special Cover on Vijay Hazare- India 2011.

Special Cover on Vijay Hazare- India 2011.

A Special Cover on Captain Vijay Hazare was issued during GUJPEX 2011 at Vadodara on 23 Dec 2011. Vijay Samuel Hazare (11 Mar 1915-18 Dec 2004) captained India in 14 test matches between 1951 & 1953. He has the following records to his Credit

  • He led India to its first test win vs England at Chennai (then Madras) in 1951-52.
  • He is First Indian to hit first Triple Century in First Class Cricket.
  • First Indian to score a century in each innings of a test match vs Australia at Adelaide in 1947-48 (116 & 145).
  • First Indian to score two triple centuries.
  • First Indian to score a century in three successive test matches.
  • He bagged 20 test wickets including three times Bradman’s wickets.
  • The Inter-Zonal tournament in India is named as Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • He and Jasu Patel were the first Indian Cricketers to be honoured with Padma Shri.
INDIA COVER HAZARE
INDIA SPECIAL COVER 2011- VIJAY HAZARE.

 

Ajitsinhji Cricket Pavilion – Special Cover India 2009.

Ajitsinhji Cricket Pavilion – Special Cover India 2009.

During the JAMPEX 2009 Philatelic exhibition held in Jamnagar, a special cover was released on 09 Jan 2009 to commemorate Centenary Year of Ajitsinhji Cricket Pavilion at Jamnagar.

INDIA RANJI STADIUM
INDIA SPECIAL COVER 2009- AITSINHJI CRICKET PAVILION.

 

 

Stamps on Vintage Spanish Cars -Spain 1977.

Stamps on Vintage Spanish Cars -Spain 1977.

Spain issued a set of Four stamps on Vintage Spanish Cars on 23 Apr 1977. A FDC with stamps is listed. The Cover also commemorates 197 Barcelona Automobile Show.

2 Pta – La Cuadra 1900       4 Pta–Hispano Suiza 1916

5 Pta – Elizalde 1915            7 Pta -Abadal 1914.

SPAIN CARS
SPAIN 1977-SPANISH VINTAGE CARS

Stamps on A Durer -France 1980.

Stamps on A Durer -France 1980.

France issued a stamp on A Durer (1471-1528) on 09 Jun 1980. Durer was a painter and the stamp features his self-portrait. The stamp was issued with a vinette promoting PHILEXFRANCE 1982 -International Stamp Exhibition.

FRANCE PHILEX 82
FRANCE 1980- PHILEXFRANCE 1982 & A DURER.