Paintings of Chinatown – Stamps of Singapore 1989.

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.

SINGAPORE CHINATOWN PAINTINGS 1
SINGAPORE FDC1989-CHINATOWN PAINTINGS.
SINGAPORE CHINATOWN PAINTINGS 2
SINGAPORE 1983 – ART SERIES -CHINATOWN PAINTINGS BROCHURE

 

Flags & Ensigns – Royal Navy Submarine Service – Great Britain 2001.

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.

GB FDC FLAGS
GREAT BRITAIN 2001 – FLAGS & ENSIGNS-ROYAL SUBMARINE SERVICE.

Special Cover on Jasu Patel- India 2009.

Special Cover on Jasu Patel- India 2009.

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.

 

INDIA COVER JASU PATEL
INDIA SPECIAL COVER 2009 -JASU PATEL

 

First Definitive Issue of Jersey 1969.

First Definitive Issue of Jersey 1969.

Jersey issued its first definitive stamps on 01 Oct 1969. A total of 15 stamps were issued featuring various themes. Two First Day Covers are listed with 11 stamps. A FDC with eight stamps is listed.

Half Penny – Elizabeth Castle       1 p – La Hougue Bie (old Tomb)   2p – Portelet Bay

3p – La Corbiere Lighthouse   4p – Mont Orguei Castle at Night   5p – Arms and Royal Mace

6p – Jersey Cow     9p- Chart of English Channel.

JERSEY FDC DEFS 1
JERSEY FDC 1969 – FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE

First Definitive Issue of Jersey 1969.

First Definitive Issue of Jersey 1969.

Jersey issued its first definitive stamps on 01 Oct 1969. A total of 15 stamps were issued featuring various themes. Two First Day Covers are listed with 11 stamps.

1 sh -Mont Orgueil Castle by Day and a portrait of  QE II.

1′ sh 6 p – Views on Jersey, Map of England & France & English Channel.

1′ sh 9 p- Queen Elizabeth II, Coat Arms, Jewelry.

JERSEY FDC DEFS
JERSEY FDC 1969- FIRST DEFINITIVE ISSUE

 

Commemorative Cover – Nepal -The EVEREST Test 2009

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

NEPAL 2009 EVEREST TEST CVR
NEPAL 2009 – THE EVEREST TEST COMMEMORATIVE COVER
Everest Test
EVEREST TEST 2009-TEAM TENZIG VS TEAM HILLARY.

 

 

Stamps on Centenary of Australian Test Cricket -Australia 1977.

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.

18c -Fielder & Keeper    18c -Umpire & Batsman  18c- Fielders 18c -Batsman & Umpire        18c- Bowler & Fielder.

AUSTRALIA TEST CENT
AUSTRALIA 1977- TEST CRICKET CENTENARY