Evergreen Conifers on Stamps -Taiwan (ROC) -1992

Evergreen Conifers on Stamps -Taiwan (ROC) -1992

Taiwan issued a strip of Five stamps on Evergreen Conifers on 12 Mar 1992. The trees featured on stamps from left to right are Taiwan red Cypress, Taiwan Cypress, Incense Cedar, Ranta fir & Taiwania.

TAIWAN FLOWERS
STAMPS ON EVERGREEN CONIFERS -TAIWAN 1992

Stamps on Alishan Forest railway – Taiwan (ROC) – 1992.

Stamps on Alishan Forest railway – Taiwan (ROC) – 1992

Alishan Forest railway is an 86 Km network of narrow gauge railways running through mountain resort of Alishan in Chiayi county of Taiwan. The railways originally constructed for logging of Cypress and Taiwania wood by Japanese Imperial Government in 1912 has now become a tourist attraction with its unique Z-shaped switchbacks, over 50 tunnels and  77 wooden bridges. The main line originally ran from Chiayi ( elevation 30m) to Alishan (2216m).

Taiwan (ROC) issued two stamps on Alishan Forest railway on 05 Nov 1992. It features a Steam engine (5 NT$ stamp) and a Diesel Locomotive ( 15 NT$ stamp).

TAIWAN RAILWAYS
STAMPS ON ALISHAN FOREST RAILWAY – LOCOMOTIVES -TAIWAN 1992

Fish from Lake Peipsi – Stamps of Estonia 2000

Fish from Lake Peipsi – Stamps of Estonia 2000.

Lake Peipsi is the largest transboundary Lake in Europe, forms boundary between Russia and Estonia. Estonia issued a set of stamps as a Joint issue with Russia. A sheet contains 12 pairs with a label in between. The stamps feature Fishes from Lake Peipsi. The fishes are European Smelt, Vendace, Zander and Whitefish. The stamps were issued on 25 Oct 2000. A Pair with is listed.

FISHES
STAMPS OF ESTONIA ON FISHES 2000

 

Miniature Sheet Huangshan Mountain – China 1997

Miniature Sheet Huangshan Mountain – China 1997

China hosted the 22nd UPU Congress in Beijing in 1999. It issued a Miniature sheet containing eight stamps on Huangshan mountain on 20 Oct 1997. Each stamp was of  200 Chinese renminbi.

Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. It is UNESCO  World Heritage site and one of China’s main tourist destinations. It was namedHuangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) in 747 AD by Imperial order of Tang Dynasty.

The scenes feature on the miniature sheet from Top left to right are

200 ren – Mount Huangshan at Sunrise            200 ren -XIHAI Peaks

200 ren – Flying rock in surging Clouds.          200 ren – Beihai in drifting Clouds

200 ren -Yupping Peak                                        200 ren – Mystical Stone

200 ren – Tiandu Peak over Clouds                  200 ren –  Fabied abode of Immortals

CHINA MS UPU CONG 1999 HUANGSHAN MOUNTAINS
CHINA MS UPU CONG 1999 HUANGSHAN MOUNTAINS

 

 

Europa Stamps on Circus – Ukraine 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Ukraine 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Ukraine issued a set of two stamps on the theme of Circus. The stamps were issued on 04 Apr 2002 and featured Circus animals.

1.75 hryvnia – Tiger

1.75 hryvnia – Lion

UKRAINE EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
UKRAINE EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS

Miniature Sheet Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

The 14th edition of Men’s World Cup Field Hockey known as Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 is being held from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Dec 2018 at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar in Odisha India. 16 Teams are participating. India is hosting the WorldCup for the third time after Mumbai 1982 & Delhi 2010.

An odd shaped miniature sheet has been released by India Post on 27 Nov 2018 to commemorate this event. The miniature sheet is in the shape of an Olive Ridley turtle. The stamps feature The World Cup Trophy and the players with hockey sticks in different phases of the Game. One of the stamps also features the mascot “Olly” playing hockey which represents the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Lord Jagganath also features on the sheet.

Results for 05 Dec 2018 -Germany beat The Netherlands 4-1 in a superb display of Hockey. It was North European hockey derby among two hockey giants.

Results for 11 Dec and Quarter Final Line up for 12 & 13 Dec

The Netherlands beat Canada 5-0 to set up Quarter-Final Clash with Home team India. Belgium beat Pakistan 5-0 to qualify for Quarter Finals.

Quarter Final 

12 Dec – Argentina Vs  England & Australia Vs France

13 Dec – Germany Vs Belgium & The Netherlands Vs India

All stamps are of Rupees Five denomination. 503900 stamps have printed and 1,30,000 Miniature Sheets have been printed. ( Source Courtesy India Post Brochure).

MS INDIA 2018 WORLD CUP
MINIATURE SHEET INDIA 2018 -ODISHA HOCKEY MEN’S WORLD CUP BHUBANESHWAR 2018
MS INDIA 2018 WORLD CUP HOCKEY BRO
MS INDIA 2018 ODISHA HOCKEY MEN’S WORLD CUP BHUBANESHWAR BROCHURE

 

World Heritage Sites of Malaysia on Stamps -2009

World Heritage Sites of Malaysia on Stamps -2009

Malaysia issued a miniature sheet with four stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 09 Apr 2009.

50 sen – Historic City of Straits of Malacca (World Heritage Site 2008)

50 sen – Taman Kinabalu, Sabah (World Heritage Site 2000)-First national Parks of Malaysia built in 1964. It is Malaysia’s First UNESCO Heritage sites. It is surrounded by Mount Kinabalu -the highest mountain on the Island of Borneo. This park is home to 4,500 species of Flora and Fauna including 326 Bird species.

50 sen – George Town,  Penang (World Heritage Site 2008)

50 sen – Taman Negara Mulu, Sarawak – Mulu National Park has one of the largest known Caves in the World.

MALAYSIA WORLD HERITAGE SITES
MALAYSIA MINIATURE SHEET 2009 -WORLD HERITAGE SITES