The Benefits of Stamp Collecting – Stamps of Spain 1999.

The Benefits of Stamp Collecting – Stamps of Spain 1999.

Spain issued a set of 12 stamps on 13Oct 1999 under the theme School Stamps -The Benefits of Stamp collecting. All 20 Pta stamps. The themes on stamps are

20 Pta- Sello The inseparable companion.

20 Pta-“We Complete 150 Years” First Spanish Stamp 1850.

20 Pta- “We Cover the World” Stamp watching airliner over the city.

20 Pta- “We arrive together.Postman delivering letters.

20 Pta- “Write to me”. Stamp writing a letter.

20 Pta- “Love reading” .Stamp reading a book.

20 Pta- “Long Live Nature”. Stamp with Bird, Butterfly & Fish

20 Pta- “We Show you our Heritage”.Stamp showing monuments

20 Pta- “We bring you closer to Art”.Stamp painting a picture.

20 Pta- “We Play with You”.Stamp with Football, Tennis racquet and Sailboard.

20 Pta- “We feel Music” Stamp with musical instruments.

20 Pta-“And you can collect us too”. Stamp with 40c stamp & magnifying glass.

SPAIN PHILATELY MS
SPAIN PHILATELY MS 1999- The Benefits of Stamp Collecting.
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Pro Juventute  -Stamps of Switzerland 1967-Butterflies

Pro Juventute  -Stamps of Switzerland 1967-Butterflies

The theme for Pro Juventute issue of 1955 was Butterflies. Swiss Post issued a set of Five Stamps on 01 Dec 1955. A Commercially used Registered mail cover from Zurich to Limburg is listed.

The Personalities and Butterflies  featured on stamps are

5+5 – Charles Pictet -de-Rochemont (1755-1824). Diplomat.

10+10 ct – Peacock Butterfly              20+10 ct – Giant Horntail.

30+10 ct – Purple Tiger                       40+10 ct – Apollo

SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUTE REGD 1956
SWITZERLAND PRO JUVENTUTE REGD 1955 -BUTTERFLIES

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage – Ruwanwelisaya Stupa – It is stupa a hemispherical structure containing relics sacred to Buddhists all over the World. It is located in Anuradhapura in Central Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage-Sigiriya Rock Fortress – It is UNESCO WorldHeritage Site. It is ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla in Northern Matale district in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It consists of Water Gardens, Frescos and archaeological remains. Rocks 200 metres high exist here

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive-Dances of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive -Festivities and Diversity.

SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 1
SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011 -World Tourism Day
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE -2011

 

 

Miniature Sheet Bulgaria 1974 – EUROPA Overprinted

Miniature Sheet Bulgaria 1974 – EUROPA

Bulgaria issued a miniature sheet on Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe on 29 Oct 1974.  The miniature sheet had four stamps of 13 st denomination each and featured Doves, Map of Europe, Olive Branch & Inscription. The MS had a print run of 260,000.

On 02 Mar 1979, the same miniature sheet was issued with Overprints on EUROPA on each stamp and Beograd 1977, Helsinki 1975, Madrid 1980 on side margins. This overprinted MS had a print run of only 35,000. Each MS was numbered. It has a high catalogue value.

BULGARIA EUROPA MS
BULGARIA EUROPA MS 1979

Stamps on Kite Flying – Italy 1977

Stamps on Kite Flying – Italy 1977

Italy issued a set of three stamps to Mark Stamp Day on 23 October 1977. One of the stamps features Kite Flying by Children. The other two stamps on Children sports feature Children playing Volleyball and Children catching Butterflies.

ITALY KITES
STAMPS ON KITE FLYING -ITALY 1977

 

 

Eastern Tailed -Blue Butterfly stamp- USA 2016 – Non Machineable Surcharge

Eastern Tailed -Blue Butterfly stamp- USA 2016 – Non Machineable Surcharge

USPS issued a stamp on Eastern tailed Blue Butterfly on 24 Sep 2016. It is a Non Machineable Surcharge. This is used on envelopes which cannot be automatically processed and have to be hand cancelled. They are charged a non machineable surcharge even if they weigh less than an ounce. This butterfly stamp is equivalent to a regular first class stamp (presently 49c-2018 rates 50c) plus the “first ounce Non machineable surcharge” currently 22 cents totalling 71 cents.

The Eastern tailed blue butterfly or eastern tailed blue also known as Everes comyntas is a common butterfly of eastern North America. It is a medium sized butterfly distinguished from other blues of this category by its small thin tail. The male species shown on stamp has iridescent blue color on its upper wing.

A sheet of 20 stamps is listed.

NON MACHINEABLE SURCHARGE STAMP USA
EASTERN TAILED BLUE BUTTERFLY NON MACHINEABLE SURCHARGE STAMP USA

Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail – National Butterfly of Bhutan on stamps – 2016

Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail – National Butterfly of Bhutan on stamps – 2016

A miniature sheet  was issued by Bhutan Post on 18 Oct 2016 on  – Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail –  The National Butterfly of Bhutan.

Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail – National Butterfly of Bhutan. The species belongs to the Papilionidae family of Apollo Butterflies.

BHUTAN MS NATIONAL BUTTERFLY
LUDLOW’S BHUTAN SWALLOWTAIL= NATIONAL BUTTERFLY OF BHUTAN