Paintings of Chinatown – Stamps of Singapore 1989.
Singapore issued set of four stamps featuring Paintings of Chinatown. Each stamp featured a street in Chinatown. These stamps were issued on 17 May 1989.
10c – Sago Street- Sago is starch extracted from Sago palm tree and used in Puddings. Since there were Sago factories in the area hence the name. Now Social and entertainment centre of Chinatown.
35c -Pagoda Street – The name related to Sri Mariamman temple. Chinese called it the Coolie depot. Earlier groceries were sold in the day stalls and tailoring and Clothes in the evening. Nowadays it deals with mainly textiles & tailoring.
75c -Trengganu Street -also known as side street .before the settlement of hawkers this street would be buzzing with maidservants and housewives buying vegetables, meat, food and other provisions.
$1 – Temple street – Buntings and Clothes on decorative bamboos would be attraction of this street. Stalls selling Cooked food, daily provisions, Chinaware, cloaks and blacksmith shops lined both sides of the streets.
A Registered FDC mailed from Singapore to Calcutta (Kolkata) is listed.
Flags & Ensigns – Royal Navy Submarine Service – Great Britain 2001.
The Royal Navy Submarine Service celebrated its centenary in 2001. A Miniature sheet commemorating Flags and Ensigns of Scotland Royal Navy Submarine was issued on 22 Oct 2001. The stamps feature Lion and Thistles. A First Day Cover is listed.
A Special Cover on Jasu Patel was issued during Stamp Mania 2009 at Vadodara on 20 Dec 2009. Jasu Patel (26 Nov 1924-12 Dec 1992) was an off-spinner who played only seven test matches for India. He is remembered for his bowling in 2nd Test at Kanpur vs Australia in 1959-60 Series. His effort with the ball (9-69 & 5-55) resulted in an India winning the test by 119 runs. His Match figures of 14-124 remained an Indian record for thirty years before N Hirwani broke it and innings bowling figure of 9-69 remained a record for forty years before Anil Kumble broke it with 10-74. He was the first Indian Cricketer to be awarded Padma Shri along with Vijay Hazare.
Commemorative Cover – Nepal -The EVEREST Test 2009
Nepal Philatelic Society issued a Special Cover on 21 Apr 2009 to mark THE EVEREST TEST 2009. It also shows cancellation on a Cricket. HIGHEST RECORD OF CRICKET EVER PLAYED.
In April 2009 Peace Nepal treks took 50 people trekking to Gorak Shep (The Original Everest Base Camp) for a game of Cricket at the highest altitude. The event raised about 100,000 Pounds for Charity. Four flights were organised to Lukla airport to carry photographic equipment, cricket gear, passengers, oxygen cylinders, satellite phones cricket pitch. Nokia and Qatar airways sponsored this event
The match was played between Team Hillary and Team Tenzing in which Team Hillary defeated Team Tenzing
Stamps on Centenary of Australian Test Cricket -Australia 1977.
The First Official Test match was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground from 15 to 19 Mar 1877 between Australia and England. Australia issued a strip of Five 18c stamps and a 45c stamp to mark this occasion 09 Mar 1977.
A Cover with a strip of five stamps posted from NSW to Sussex(England) is listed.