Mail Carried by Mounted Police – South Australian Mounted Police Mail Carried Cover- 1986

Mail Carried by Mounted Police – South Australian Mounted Police Mail Carried Cover- 1986

During the days of  early settlement South Australian Police Force performed the functions of carriage of mail to isolated communities.One of the well known mail carriages was from Adelaide to Encounter Bay via Willunga during 1850-60’s.

A Special police mail was carried by South Australian Mounted Division from Adelaide GPO to Stampex 86 Asian Region International Philatelic Exhibition at the Wayville Pavilion from 4-10 Aug 1986.

The Cover illustrates a Mounted Trooper Mail carrier of that Period.A Special Cover carried by Mounted Police on 07 Aug 1986 at STAMPEX 86 to mark Thematics day is listed.

SPL CVR MOUNTED POLICE AUS
COVER CARRIED BY MOUNTED POLICE – STAMPEX 86 -AUSTRALIA

 

19th Century Farming – Stamps of Jersey 1975

19th Century Farming – Stamps of Jersey 1975

Jersey issued a set of four stamps on 25 Feb 1975 featuring 19th Century Farming.

3p-Potato Digger, 3 1/2p-Cider Crusher ,8p -Horse Plough , 10p -Hay Cart

FDC JERSEY 19C FARMING
FIRST DAY COVER JERSEY 1975 -19 CENTURY FARMING

 

Orry – Mascot of Doha 2006 – 15th Asian Games- Stamps of Qatar on Mascot -2004

Orry – Mascot of Doha 2006 – 15th Asian Games- Stamps of Qatar on Mascot -2004

The 12th Asian Games were held in Doha – Qatar  from 01 Dec to 15 Dec 2006 . A total of 9,520 Competitors from 45 Nations participated in 424 events in 39 Sports.

Qatar released a set of Six stamps on 31 Dec 2004 to mark the launch of Orry -The Mascot for the Doha games.

Qatari Oryx -a medium sized Antelope -named Orry was chosen as mascot for 2006 Doha Asian Games.

50 Qatari Dirham – Orry on Sand dune outside the Town.

1 Qatari Riyal – Orry  on a boat outside the town.

1.5 Qatari Riyal – Orry Crosses the dates on Calendar

2 Qatari Riyal -Orry at Torch Relay

3 Qatari Riyal – Orry inflaming the Fires of the Games

3.5 Qatari Riyal – Orry with Flag of Qatar over the Khalifa Stadium.

2006 DOHA ASIAD -ORRY THE MASCOT
2006 DOHA ASIAD -STAMPS OF QATAR ON ORRY THE MASCOT -2004

 

2006 DOHA  ASIAD -ORRY THE MASCOT
2006 DOHA ASIAD -STAMPS OF QATAR ON ORRY THE MASCOT -2004

First Day Covers on Herons & Egrets of Namibia -2016

Herons & Egrets of Namibia on Stamps -2016

A Set of five stamps was issued by Namibia on Herons and Egrets on 07 Jul 2016.

Standard Postage (Initial Value 3.70$) – Western Cattle Egret

Post Card Rate (Initial Value 6.80$)- Goliath Heron

N$ 7.00 – Squacco Heron

N$ 6.05 – The Green Backed Heron

N$ 8.20 -Black Heron

FDC NAMIBIA HERONS
HERONS & EGRETS OF NAMIBIA ON STAMPS -2016

 

Equine Sensations on Stamps -Racehorse Legends – Great Britain 2017

Equine Sensations on Stamps -Racehorse Legends – Great Britain 2017

Great Britain issued a set of Eight stamps on equine sensations under theme Racehorse Legends. The eight stamps feature

Frankel , Red Rum , Shergar , Kauto Star , Desert Orchid , Brigadier  Gerard , Arkle , Estimate.

FDC GB RACEHORSES
EQUINE SENSATIONS -STAMPS ON RACEHORSE LEGENDS – GREAT BRITAIN 2017.

Songbirds on Stamps – Great Britain 2017

Songbirds on Stamps – Great Britain 2017

The greatest glory of British Birds is song- the unwinding chorus that starts in January, swells to peak in May and then gradually dies down. Birdsong predates humanity and is perhaps the source of own musicality.The more you listen the richer it gets.

Great Britain issued a set of ten beautiful Ist Class Stamps on Songbirds. These colourful  stamps are a great addition to any Birds’ collection and the sweet songs of these birds early morning in different parts of are of the world are like melodies to ears .

The Birds featured on  Stamps are Great Tit , Wren , Willow Warbler , Goldcrest ,Skylark , Blackcap , Song Thrush , Nightingale , Cuckoo , Yellowhammer.

A FDC is listed

FDC GB SONG BIRDS
SONGBIRDS ON STAMPS – GREAT BRITAIN 2017

Barbets of Namibia- Stamps on Birds 2017

Barbets of Namibia- Stamps on Birds 2017

Barbets are a small family of distinctive birds,they are stout little creatures with powerful bills and -for  their small body size -large heads.They live in pairs and feed mostly on fruits and insects. Their preference for fruits tends to restrict their habitat close to countryside with natural or introduced fruit trees with figs an absolute favourite. Three Species are found in Namibia.

Namibia issued three No Value Indicator (NVI) stamps on Barbets on 09 Mar 2017. The Zones indicate international Postal Tariff .Zone A – Africa , Zone B – Europe, Zone C – USA and rest of the World.

Zone A – Black Collared Barbet – It is one of the most widely distributed Barbets in Africa. Its habitat is Woodlands .Mostly found in North and North East Namibia. Live in pairs and roost communally with other pairs in nest holes.

Zone B – Crested Barbet – least common of all barbets in Namibia.Widespread in large parts of Southern and eastern Africa. Monogamous found singly or in pairs .Feed on insects ,fruits and Nectar.

Zone C – Acacia Pied Barbet – Most common and widespread throughout Namibia except treeless Namib. Feed on fruits like Figs, Karees & Guarris,insects and nectar.

A First day Cover is listed.

FDC NAMIBIA BARBETS
FDC NAMIBIA BARBETS-2017