The 1994 FIFA World Cup was held in the USA from 17 Jun to 17 Jul 1994. It was held in nine cities across the USA. Brazil beat Italy in Penalty shoot out in the finals held at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California near Los Angeles.
Bhutan issued a 15 Nu stamp to commemorate the 15th FIFA World Cup. The stamp was issued on 17 Jul 1994 and featured the World Cup Trophy and Striker -The Mascot for this World Cup.
Striker -a Dog, a common US Pet animal wearing red, White & blue soccer uniform with the words “USA 94” was the mascot for this World cup.
Paintings by Liu Kuan-tao -Stamps of Taiwan (ROC) -1998
The Yuan Dynasty Painter Liu Kuan-tao was a Skilled painter of Lanscapes,Portraits , Flowers , Birds & Animals. A Painting of Emperor Shih-tzu of Yuan Dynasty (also Known as Kublai Khan) on a hunting expedition was the subject of stamps on Ancient Chinese Painting “Drawing of Hunting of Emperor Shih-tzu,Yuan Dynasty”. Kublai Khan was grandson of Chengis Khan.
This Painting is set amid a vast sea of sand which shows Kublai Khan leading entourage on horse back to hunt in the wilderness.The drawings of dogs,horses and camels arevery true to life.Kublai Khan dressed inred and awhite fur overcoat is centre figure of painting.But the horseman who is drawing his bow to shoot a wild geese on the left is the focus of the whole painting.The eyes of all the figures in the painting are fixed on him in anticipation of the arrow leaving the bow.
Pakistan – Belarus Joint Issue – National Parks -2016
Pakistan issued a set of se-tenant stamps as a Joint issue with Belarus. The Theme of Joint issue was National Parks . Both the stamps had a face value of Rupees Twenty each.
Saiful -Muluk National Park Pakistan-The park was created in 2003 and centred around Saiful Muluk alpine Lake. It is located in Kaghan Valley in Khyber Northern Pakistan.The flora includes sub alpine conifer forests and fauna includes Snow leopard,Asiatic Black bear Indian Leopard and Lynx.
Narachanski National Park Belarus.-It is centred around Lake Narach .The fauna found here includes Red Deer, European Badger, raccoon dog,fishes and 200 plus species of Birds like Osprey and Common crane.