The Year 2006 was celebrated in Mongolia to mark 800th Anniversary of Great Mongolian Empire founded by Gehghis Khan ,regarded by Mongolian people as Father of Nation. Founded in 1206 the Great Mongolian Empire at its peak under Kublai Khan had 33 million square kilometers territory under its control from Mediterranean to the Pacific.
A Special Souvenir Sheet of Silk was issued to commemorate this event on 19 Sep 2006. It features a Painting by D Erdenebileg showing Gehghis Khan at the head of his troops
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.
Sydney Royal Easter Show – Souvenir Cover of Australia – 1984
Sydney Royal Easter Show or Royal Easter Show or Easter Show is an annual show held in Sydney in Australia . It started in 1823 and has been held every year since 1869 except 1919 and from 1942 to 1946 due to World War II. It is run by Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales. It was accorded”Royal ” status by Queen Victoria.The show is historically an event where “City meets country” and includes agricultural show, amusement park and Fair.
In 2017 -922,000 people attended the show and in 2018 it was held from 23 Mar to 03 Apr 2018. In 2019 it is scheduled from 12 Apr to 23 April 2019.Traditionally held between Good Friday and Easter winding up on Tuesdays after Easter.It is largest event in Australia and sixth largest in World.
1823 – Paramatta Park ( 23 Kms from Sydney)
1869-1891 – Royal Alfred Park
1892 -1997 – Moore Park ( NSW Government gave land in 1891 to Royal agricultural Society to built Moore Park for the show)
1998 till now -Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush Bay.
Moore Park converted to Fox Studios Australia.
A Souvenir Cover was issued by Australia Post on Sydney Royal easter show of 1984 on 13 Apr 1984. The Cover used strip of Australian Vintage car stamps with cancellation of Royal Agricultural Society at Sydney showground . The Cover shows the Australian Six 1919 car model.