Exfivia 87 Philatelic Exhibition was held in Potosi in Bolivia. Potosi is one of the highest cities in the World at 4,090 metres. But it most famous for its Silver ore Mine hill called Hill Gold Mine. Spain established a Colonial Mint here and it took Silver to Spain via the Ilama and Mule trains and Spanish treasure fleets.
Bolivia issued a stamp on Exfivia featuring the Hill Gold Mine on 05 Aug 1987.
The First Postage Stamp of World called Penny Black was issued on 06 May 1840. Kyrgyzstan issued a Miniature sheet with one stamp on 02 Jul 2015 to mark 175th Anniversary of Penny Black. The stamp has a face value of 250.00 Som. The print runs of the Miniature sheet was 10,000 only.
Landmarks of Kyrgyzstan Philately
-The First Postage stamp was issued on 04 Feb 1992.
-The first issue of Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps was released on 10 Nov 2014.
A FDC with Penny Black Miniature sheet & Miniature Sheet of Kyrgyzstan are listed.
To celebrate the Centenary of the French Revolution in 1889 an International Exhibition was planned in Paris. Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier, two senior engineers working for Compagnie des establishments Eiffel made a design of Eiffel Tower in 1884, based on Latting observatory in New York. This design improved by Stephen Sauvestre of Eiffel Company was displayed in an exhibition in 1884. Its patents were bought. The Government signed a contract to built this tower as a centrepiece for the exhibition in 1887. it was constructed from 1887-1889 as an entrance to the 1889 World exhibition, it is wrought-iron lattice tower on Champ de Mars in Paris, France and named after Gustav Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower. It is 324 metres tall. It is the tallest man-made structure in the World & the most visited paid monument in the world.
La Poste issued a set of four Priority Stamps ( Permanent validity, priority letters of 20g to France) on Eiffel Tower in all its splendour on 21 Mar 2017. Each stamp was sold for 0.85 euro and a sheet of four stamps for 5.30 euro.
A Sheet with four stamps on Eiffel Tower is listed.
Miniature Sheet 2000 International Stamp Exhibition – Indonesia 1998
Indonesia issued a miniature sheet on 03 Aug 1998 to mark two years to go for 2000 International Stamp Exhibition. The MS features Minerals and it shows Opal. The 2,500 Face value miniature sheet was sold for 10,000 Rupiah.
Argentina issued a miniature sheet with four stamps to mark the Espamer 91 Stamp exhibition – Spain & Latin American Philatelic exhibition. The Miniature sheet was issued on 04 May 1991. The theme of the sheet was Racing Drivers. The Car racing drivers featured on stamps are
Juan Manuel Fangio (1911-1995) was an Argentine racing car driver who was also nicknamed “The Master”. He dominated the first-decade formula 1 and won Five World Drivers Championship titles. He is the only Argentine to have won Argentina Grand Prix -he won it four times.
Juan Manuel Bordeau (1934-1990)- A protege of Juan Manuel Fangio, he was an Argentine racing driver. Due to an accident could not take part in Formula 1 Racing.
Carlos Alberto Reutemann (born 1942) – He is a former Formula 1 racing driver from Argentina. He won 12 Formula 1 Grand Prix races between 1972 and 1982 with six Poles. Now a Politician.
Oscar & Juan Galvez- Argentine racing car drivers and brothers on whose names the Buenos Aires Motor racing Circuit is named.
Finlandia88 was an International Philatelic Exhibition held in Helsinki from 01 to 12 JUN 1988. A Stamp Booklet was issued by Finland on this occasion.
The Booklet features a stamp on Agathon Karlovich Faberge (6 Feb 1876-20 Oct 1951) . He was a Russian Finnish renowned Philatelist born in St Petersburg and died in Helsinki. Rarities from his collection are featured on the stamp in the booklet. Buying the booklet also gave entrance to the exhibition (Price 30 Markka at that time).
The name Faberge is well known for skillfully made pieces of Jewellery some of which are featured on the cover of the booklet . Agathon’s grandfather Gustav Faberge opened a Jeweler’s shop in St Petersburg in 1842. The shop became renowned during the time of Carl Faberge, Agathon’s father, when the famous Easter eggs were created for the Czar’s Family (feature on Booklet) The Royal families of Europe and Asia also became clients of Faberge. Agathon was also the Gemmologist at the shop.