Ludwig Van Beethoven -Stamps of Surinam on Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven -Stamps of Surinam on Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven (Dec 1770-Mar 1827) was a German Composer and Pianist. A Leading and prominent figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Classical Music he remains one of the most recognised and influential  of all Composers.

His best known compositions include 9 Symphonies, 5 Piano Concertos, 1violin Concerto, 32 Piano Sonatas, 16 String Quaterets,  one opera Fidelio and great Mass the Missa solemnis.

Surinam issued a set of stamps on 25 Oct  1970 to commemorate Bicentenary of his birth. A First Day Cover with a miniature is listed.

SURINAM BEETHOVEN
BEETHOVEN 200TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 1970

 

2nd World Film Festival of Bangkok – Commemorative Cover 2004

2nd World Film Festival of Bangkok – Commemorative Cover 2004

The 2nd World Film Festival of Bangkok was held at EGV Metropolis Theatre from 15 to 24 Oct 2004. A Commemorative cover was issued by Thailand on 15 Oct 2004 to commemorate this event. The Four stamps used on the cover were released by Thailand in 1997 to mark 100 Years of Cinema in Thailand.

THAILAND CINEMA
COVER WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF BANGKOK 2005.

Tango and Klong Yao Dances on Stamps

Tango and Klong Yao Dances on Stamps

Thailand issued a pair of Se-Tenant stamps on the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic relationships between Thailand and Argentina. The theme of the stamps issued on 02 Feb 2005 was Dances of two Countries- Tango Dance of Argentina and Klong Yao Dance of Thailand.

A FDC with the two stamps is listed.

THAILAND ARGENTINA JT ISSUE DANCE
STAMPS ON TANGO DANCE ARGENTINA AND KLONG YAO DANCE OF THAILAND.

P Ramlee – Malaysian Film Icon

P Ramlee – Malaysian Film Icon

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Teuku Zakaria Bin Teuku Nyak Putih or P Ramlee (22 Mar 1929 -29 May 1973) was a film actor,director, singer,songwriter,composer and Producer. he made his acting debut in singapore in 1948 but later moved to Malaysia in 1964.He is regarded as prominent icon of Malay entertainment and fame even reached Brunei, Sumatra,Indonesia, Hong Kong & Japan. For his contributions he was given the titles of Tan Sri & Datuk Amar.

A set of Four stamps were issued on 24 Jul 1999 by Malaysia in his honour. A commercially used First day Cover is listed.

p ramlee
P RAMLEE – MALAYSIAN FILM ICON

 

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TANAPEX -Special Covers 2017.

TANAPEX -2017 – 11th Tamil Nadu State Philatelic Exhibition .

11th Tamil Nadu State Philatelic Exhibition was held in Chennai from 5th to 8th Jan 2017. A set of  Special covers were issued to commemorate this event.

 

TANAPEX 17 FRONT
TANAPEX 2017 -PRESENTATION PACK FRONT COVER
The Special cover “Logo on Leaf” was issued to mark inauguration of TANAPEX 2017. Drawing on Peepal Leaf is an ancient craft which emanated from India.especially from Tamil Nadu.The tree is considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists since it is believed that Buddha sat under this tree and attained enlightment.
TANAPEX 17 TN1
TANAPEX 2017 -SPECIAL COVER LOGO ON LEAF

The Silk Saree varieties of tamil Nadu include Kanchipuram, Arani & Thirubhuvanam silk. A special cover was issued on Silk Sarees on 05 Jan 2017.

TANAPEX 17 TN2
TANAPEX 2017 -SPECIAL COVER ON SILK SAREES OFTAMIL NADU
A Special cover was issued on Spice of India Turmeric on 06 Jan 2017.
TANAPEX 17 TN3
TANAPEX 2017- SPECIAL COVER SPICE OF INDIA TURMERIC
Lord Arthanareeshwarar temple situated at Tiruchengode in Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu is about 2000 Years old. It is a rare half male half female form of the deity. A Special cover was  issued on 06 Jan 2017
TANAPEX 17 TN4
TANAPEX 2017-SPECIAL COVER ON LORD ARTHANAREESHWARAR TEMPLE

The Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Sarasvati Mahal library is one of the few Medieval Libraries that exist in World today.The Maratha King Serfoji II (1798_1832) was an eminent scholar who took steps for enrichment of the Library. It has on display a rare collection of Palm leaf manuscripts and papers written in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu,Marathi.the collection comprises 47,424 number of manuscripts and 73,399 books.The library has Published 578 books.

TANAPEX 17 TN5
TANAPEX 2017-SPECIAL COVER THANJAVUR SARASVATI MAHAL LIBRARY.

The Annual Chariot Festival of Arulmigu Thyagarajaswamy Temple Tiruvarur is celebrated during April-May corresponding to Tamil month of Chithirai. The main attraction of the festival is the the procession of temple Car of Tiruvarur which is 96 feet high and weighs more than 300 tons. A special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017.

TANAPEX 17 TN6
TANAPEX 2017 -SPECIAL COVER -TIRUVARUR TEMPLE CAR
Kakarla Tyagabrahmam(1767-1847) or Saint Tyagaraja was one of the greatest composers of carnatic Music or Indian classical Music.One of his most famous compostions is called Pancharatna Kritis (Five Gems). A special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017.
TANAPEX 17 TN8
SPECIAL COVER -250 YEARS OF THYAGABRAHMAM 2017
Samikannu Vincent(1883-1942) set up business in 1905 as a film exhibitor.Started the concept of screening films in Tents and tent Cinema cocept became popular.He built the first tent Cinema in Madrascalled Edison’s GrandCinema Megaphone on Esplanade. He built South India’s first permanent Cinema Theatre called Variety Hall in Coimbatore in 1914.A Special Cover was released on 07 Jan 2017.
TANAPEX 17 TN7
LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA- SAMIKANNU VINCENT.
T P Rajalakshmi was born in Thiruvalyaru and came to be fondly known as Cinema Rani. First woman actor of Tamil Cinema and First Woman Director in South India Cinema. Rose against British rule and was imprisoned many times.A Special cover was issued on 07 Jan 2017.
TANAPEX 17 TN9
LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA – TP RAJALAKSHMI
M G Ramachandran popularly known as MGR was a charismatic actor a Legend of Tamil Cinema.He was also the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state from 1977 -1987. A Special Cover was issued on 07 Jan 2017.
TANAPEX 17 TN10
LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA – MG RAMACHANDRAN
TANAPEX 17 BACK
TANAPEX 2017 PRESENTATION PACK BACK COVER

Three Girls by Amrita Sher-Gil

Three Girls by Amrita Sher-Gil

Three Girls was painted by Amrita Sher-Gil .It was the first Painting after her return from Europe following her art studies in Paris. She first studied at Grande Chaumiere with Pierre Valliant and later at Ecole des Beaux-Arts (1930-34).

This painting won her a Gold Medal from the Bombay Art Society in 1937. The award launched Amrita who was later to be celebrated as the first lady of the Indian canvas and influence generations of Modern painters in India.A change in her visual language is observed when compared to that of her paintings done in Europe. The influence of Gaugin in the flattened treatment of figures is noteworthy.The use of red becomes predominant in her work thereafter.

In a coffee table book “A Life Well Lived” ,celebrating family traditions, by Karanvir Singh Sibia he mentions about the three sisters who had modelled for the iconic paintings  and shows a photograph of the sisters with Amrita. He mentions that his mother and her two sisters were the models for this work. Amrita met them during her visit to her grandparents and she was so fascinated by the charm and innocence of her Punjabi nieces that she decided to paint them. This painting was done in March 1935 in the tennis court of Majithia House in Amritsar  with repeated sittings over two to three weeks.

A Special Cover was issued in Delhi on 31 Jan 2013 to mark the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Amrita Sher-Gil .The cover illustrates “The Three Girls” painting.

AMRITA SHER GIL
THREE GIRLS PAINTING BY AMRITA SHER-GIL- SPECIAL COVER 2013.

 

Bunga Raya – National Flower of Malaysia

Bunga Raya – National Flower of Malaysia – Hibiscus

Bunga Raya was selected as National Flower of Malysia on 28th July 1960. Bunga Raya is well known throughout the World as Hibiscus or Shoeflower and is botanically referred as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. It belongs to the same family as cottonand okra or bendir. Hibiscus is the largest genus consisting of some 300 species which are widely distributed mainly in the tropics.

Hibiscus is an evergreen shrub and has five large petals which are free.The flowers have large range of colors white,Pink. Yellow & Pink to dark red.Some of the varieties are double or multi-petalled. The flowers are very large some hybrids measuring up to 25 cm in diameter.

Though scentless it can be used for beauty and medicinal value. Its use varies from being used to darken eyebrows,as shoe polish,cure fever,sore eyes etc.

It is grown throughout Mlaysia and Malaysia issue a set of Four stamps on Bunga Raya or Hibiscus on 12 Dec 1984. A FDC is listed.

MALAY FDC FLOWERS
BUNGA RAYA -STAMPS ON NATIONAL FLOWER OF MALAYSIA 1984