The Twenty Dollar Definitive of New Zealand – 1994

The Twenty Dollar Definitive of New Zealand – 1994

The 20$ Mount Cook Definitive of 1994 is perhaps a very unique stamp in many ways.

-New Zealand’s highest and largest valued stamp

-First ever $20 stamp for high value parcels,but collectors felt otherwise .

-most complex stamp production ever commissioned.

-Design masterpiece in montage and captures NZ’s treasured heritage

– Incorporates several NZ icons- Firstly NZ’s highest mountain – Mount Cook

– Two native plants Ponga Fern & flowers of Kowhai tree

-A maori rafter pattern symbolising Hammerhead shark and embossed in in gold foil forms the top border

-New Zealand flag is also woven into the montage

-printed on watermarked paper with a special fluorescent surface printed security pattern.

The first day Cover shows Southern Alps-South Island of New Zealand.

FDC NZ$20 DEF
FDC NZ$20 DEFINITIVE 1994

 

Removal of Hungary’s border Fence with Austria – Stamps of Hungary 1989

Removal of Hungary’s border Fence with Austria – Stamps of Hungary 1989

The removal of Hungary’s border fence with Austria took place in 1989 during the collapse of Communism in Hungary.The dismantling of electric fence along Hungary’s 280 km long border with Austria was a first fissure in the Iron curtain that divided Europe for 40 years.

Hungary issued a stamp to mark this occasion on 30 Oct 1989. A card was released on 11 Sep 1990 to mark the First Anniversary of this event.

FDI HUNGARY AUS BORDER
OPENING OF HUNGARIAN BORDERS WITH AUSTRIA-1989-1990

First Day Cover Bangladesh – Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Coronation – 1977

First Day Cover Bangladesh – Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth Coronation – 1977

A set of three stamps issued by Bangladesh on 07 Feb 1977 to commemorate Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II coronation.

FDC BDESH QE II
FIRST DAY COVER BANGLADESH 1977 – SILVER JUBILEE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION.

Dubai Stamps – 13th World Scout Jamboree Japan 1971

Dubai Stamps – 13th World Scout Jamboree Japan 1971

Dubai issued a set of Four stamps on the 13th World Scout Jamboree which was held at Asagiri heights on the western side of Mount Fuji in Fujinomiya Japan from 2-10 Aug 1971. A total of 23,758 scouts attended.

The stamps were issued on 30 Aug 1971 and feature

60 Dirhams – Fan, Scout Emblem,Map of Japan

1 Riyal -Scouts in the Canoe

1.25 Riyal – Mountaineering

3 Riyal – Campfire

DUBAI SCOUT JAMBOREE
STAMPS OF DUBAI 1971 -13TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE JAPAN

Orry – Mascot of Doha 2006 – 15th Asian Games- Stamps of Qatar on Mascot -2004

Orry – Mascot of Doha 2006 – 15th Asian Games- Stamps of Qatar on Mascot -2004

The 12th Asian Games were held in Doha – Qatar  from 01 Dec to 15 Dec 2006 . A total of 9,520 Competitors from 45 Nations participated in 424 events in 39 Sports.

Qatar released a set of Six stamps on 31 Dec 2004 to mark the launch of Orry -The Mascot for the Doha games.

Qatari Oryx -a medium sized Antelope -named Orry was chosen as mascot for 2006 Doha Asian Games.

50 Qatari Dirham – Orry on Sand dune outside the Town.

1 Qatari Riyal – Orry  on a boat outside the town.

1.5 Qatari Riyal – Orry Crosses the dates on Calendar

2 Qatari Riyal -Orry at Torch Relay

3 Qatari Riyal – Orry inflaming the Fires of the Games

3.5 Qatari Riyal – Orry with Flag of Qatar over the Khalifa Stadium.

2006 DOHA ASIAD -ORRY THE MASCOT
2006 DOHA ASIAD -STAMPS OF QATAR ON ORRY THE MASCOT -2004

 

2006 DOHA  ASIAD -ORRY THE MASCOT
2006 DOHA ASIAD -STAMPS OF QATAR ON ORRY THE MASCOT -2004

Joint Issue Portugal – Iran -Birds -2009

Joint Issue Portugal – Iran -Birds -2009

Portugal issued two stamps on Birds as Joint issue with Iran on 21 Sep 2009. The Birds of Prey featured are 0.32 Euro -Osprey and 0.80 Euro -White Tailed Eagle. A FDC is listed.

FDC POR BIRDS JT ISSUE
JOINT ISSUE PORTUGAL- IRAN -BIRDS – OSPREY & WHITE TAILED EAGLE -2009