Vietnam- India Joint Issue Stamps -2018- Perf and Imperf Variety

Vietnam- India Joint Issue Stamps -2018- Perf & Imperf Vriety

India and Vietnam celebrated 45 Years of establishment of Diplomatic relations in 2017.

India issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet on 25 Jan 2018 which was a Joint Issue with Vietnam. The theme of Issue was Ancient Architecture .The Rupees 25 stamp shows Sanchi Stupa ( A Buddhist Monument in Sanchi Madhya Pradesh India ) and Five rupees stamp features Pho Minh Pagoda ( Buddhist Temple north of Nam Dinh City ) at Vietnam.

Vietnam also issued a set of Two stamps on same theme.A 3000 Dong stamp on Sanchi Stupa and 10500 Dong stamp on Pho Minh Pagoda.

Vietnam issued Perforate and Imperforate types of stamps which are listed.

VIETNAM -INDIA JT ISSUE -PHO MINH PAGODA
VIETNAM -INDIA JT ISSUE 2018 -PHO MINH PAGODA- IMPERF
VIETNAM INDIA JT ISSUE -SANCHI STUPA -IMPERF
VIETNAM INDIA JT ISSUE 2018-SANCHI STUPA -IMPERF
VIETNAM INDIA JOINT ISSUE PHO MINH PAGODA
VIETNAM INDIA JOINT ISSUE 2018-PHO MINH PAGODA-PERF VARIETY
VIETNAM INDIA JOINT ISSUE - SANCHI STUPA
VIETNAM INDIA JOINT ISSUE STAMP 2018 – SANCHI STUPA -PERF VARIETY

India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018

India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018

India issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet on 25 Jan 2018 which was a Joint Issue with Vietnam. The theme of Issue was Ancient Architecture .The Rupees 25 stamp shows Sanchi Stupa ( A Buddhist Monument in Sanchi Madhya Pradesh India ) and Five rupees stamp features Pho Minh Pagoda ( Buddhist Temple north of Nam Dinh City ) at Vietnam.

A Block of Four stamps  is listed.

INDIA -VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE -SANCHI STUPA

INDIA -VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE 2018 -SANCHI STUPA

INDIA VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE -PHO MINH PAGODA
INDIA VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE 2018-PHO MINH PAGODA

 

Celebration Boutonniere Stamp -USA 2017

Celebration Boutonniere Stamp -USA 2017

USA issued a celebration boutonniere FOREVER stamp on 02 May 2017 similar to Celebration Corsage issue. It can be used on RSVP envelopes enclosed with Wedding invitations,party invitations,thank you notes,announcements etc.

For centuries -Boutonnieres -or Buttonhole flowers as they were called in Britain -were a staple of a well dressed man’s outfit. For most of 20th century a single flower pinned to a lapel or inserted into a jacket buttonhole was part of a sophisticated ,debonair man’s wardrobe.Today ,Boutonnieres -though still very fashionable – are worn at weddings by Groom,groomsman,father of groom and best man and at other special occasions like anniversaries,retirement parties or military memorial services.

Ethel Kessler has designed the stamp. Celebration Bouttonniere will always be equal in value to current First class mail one ounce price .

USA FOREVER CELEBRATION BOUTONNIERE STAMP
USA FOREVER CELEBRATION BOUTONNIERE STAMP 2017

Celebration Corsage stamp – USA 2017

Celebration Corsage stamp – USA 2017.

USA issued a two ounce(71c) stamp on 02 My 2017 for life’s special moments. This elegant stamp can accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for birthdays,anniversaries etc,oversize greeting cards for all occasions and mailings such as small gifts which require extra postage.

The stamp features an arrangement of ranunculus with accents of hypericum berry,Astrantia and seed eucalyptus The soft peach petals of Ranunculus contrast with the rougher textures of greens and grays of accent plants.The ribbon that twines through the corsage adds an earthy texture as well as giving a visual sense of movement in the arrangements.

The word”corsage” is French and originally meant bodice of a dress. Women once wore flowers pinned to their dresses and little posies were called bouquet the corsage or “corsage”.Along with Buttonnieres for men corsages were fashionable for daily wear in earlier centuries particularly during 1700s & 1800s but gradually they began to be worn for formal occasions.

Today Corsages are being worn by mothers of bride and groom at Weddings and by honorees on Mother’s day,Birthdays,Anniversaries,Easter or any special occasion.

Ethel Kessler designed the stamps.

CELEBRATION CORSAGE TWO OUNCE STAMP
CELEBRATION CORSAGE TWO OUNCE STAMP -USA 2017 -FOREVER

Buddha’s Birthday – Vesak – Sri Lanka

Buddha’s Birthday – Vesak – Sri Lanka

Vesak is celebratedas religious and cultural festival on the full moon day of lunar month of Veshaka.  It is the most prominent Buddhist festival in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has issued a large number of stamps and miniature sheets on Vesak. Few are listed.

 

 

SL VESAK 2013
VESAK 2013- SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2012
VESAK 2012 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2010
VESAK 2010 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2008
VESAK 2008 -SRI LANKA
SL VESAK 2000
VESAK 2000 – SRI LANKA