Twelve Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle – Miniature Sheet Hong Kong 1999.

Twelve Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle – Miniature Sheet Hong Kong 1999.

Hong Kong China issued a miniature sheet containing 12 stamps on Twelve Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle 21 Feb 1999. All stamps are of HK$ 1.30 denomination. The Animals featured are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Pig,  Dragon,  Dog, Snake, Cock, Monkey, Ram & Horse.

HONG KONG 12 YEARS MS
HONG KONG 1999- TWELVE ANIMALS OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR CYCLE.
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The Ontario Regiment of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The Ontario Regiment of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

On 14 Sep  1866, the 34th Ontario Battalion of Infantry was formed. Its members participated in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, the South African War and the First World War Inthe 1930’s the Regiment became a tank battalion. It was mobilised for Second World War and it earned battle honours in Italy and Northwestern Europe. Post World War II it has been deployed in various missions including Peace Keeping Missions and operations in Afghanistan. It ranks among the oldest continuously serving reserve (Militia) regiments and is one of the Senior Armoured Regiments of Royal Canadian Armoured Corps  (RCAC).

The Badge  of the Regiment which forms part of stamp design and the cover has following features

  • Cat in Fierce Fighting pose.
  • Nine Maple leaves reflect the nine provinces which contributed soldiers to the First World War Battalions.
  • The three-quarters of a disc at the base of batch reflects the old militia number “34”.
  • “FIDELIS ET PARATUS” meaning Faithful and ready is the motto of the Regiment.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 10 Sep 2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The Ontario Regiment of Canada (RCAC).

CANADA COVER 1
CANADA COMMEMORATIVE COVER 2016- THE ONTARIO REGIMENT.

Fauna of Bhutan – Miniature Sheet 2015.

Fauna of Bhutan – Miniature Sheet 2015.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet containing eight stamps on Fauna of Bhutan. Each stamp of  30 Nu was issued on  11 Nov 2015. It was also a WWF issue. The Fauna featured on stamps are

Wild Water Buffalo               Red Panda                   Snow Leopard

Putitor Mahaseer                  Asian Elephant            White-bellied Heron

Gee’s Golden Langur            Bengal Tiger

BHUTAN MS FAUNA
BHUTAN MS 2015 – FAUNA

 

Flora & Fauna of Bhutan – Miniature Sheet 2014.

Flora & Fauna of Bhutan – Miniature Sheet 2014.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet on 10 May 2014 on Flora & Fauna of Bhutan. All stamps were of 20 Nu denomination. The Flora and Fauna featured are

20 Nu -Melastoma                 20 Nu – Golden Langur       20 Nu- Primula

20 Nu- Himalayan Black Bear     20 Nu – Red Panda

20 Nu -Michelia                     20 Nu- Indian Muntjac         20 Nu – Geranium

BHUTAN MS FAUNA AND FLORA
BHUTAN MS 2014 – FLORA and FAUNA.

Stamps on Red Panda – Sheetlet Bhutan 2009.

Stamps on Red Panda – Sheetlet Bhutan 2009.

Bhutan issued a sheetlet containing two Blocks of four stamps on Red Panda. Two stamps are of 20 Nu and two stamps of 25 Nu. The stamps were issued on 09 Oct 2009 under the theme Global Nature Conservation of WWF. Red Panda in natural habitat is shown on stamps.

Red Panda is also known as Lesser Panda and Red Bear Cat. It is mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is listed as endangered on IUCN list as the population of mature individuals is estimated to be less than 10,000.

 

BHUTAN MS RED PANDA
BHUTAN MS 2009 -RED PANDA

Predators of Arabia – Se-Tenant Sheet of United Arab Emirates 2003.

Predators of Arabia – Se-Tenant Sheet of United Arab Emirates 2003

The United Arab Emirates Post issued a se-tenant sheet containing 12 stamps of 50 UAE Fils on the theme Predators of Arabia. The stamps were issued on 10 June 2003 and feature stamps on Cats of Prey, Mammals, Foxes, Leopards etc.

50 Fils – Arabian Leopard         50 Fils – Blanford’s Fox                   50 Fils – Caracal

50 Fils – Cheetah                         50 Fils – Gordon’s Wildcat              50 Fils-Striped Hyena

50 Fils – Golden Jackal               50 Fils -White-tailed Mongoose     50 Fils-Ruppell’s Fox

50 Fils – Sand Cat                        50 Fils -Small-spotted Genet            50 Fils-Arabian Wolf.

UAE 2003 -PREDATORS OF ARABIA
UAE 2003 -PREDATORS OF ARABIA