The Melbourne Moomba Festival – Australia Souvenir Cover 1985
Australia issued a Souvenir Cover on 01 Mar 1985 on Melbourne Moomba Festival. “Moomba” is an aboriginal word meaning get together and have Fun”. It was first celebrated in 1955.It is held in the Alexandra Gardens beside Yarra river.
Chinese people have known to like Tea from last thousand years. Taiwan (ROC) issued a set of five stamps on Teapots from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) & Ching Dynasty (1644-1911). These stamps were issued 18 Jan 1991. The Teapots featured are.
2 NT$ – Ming Dynasty Teapot . in underglaze blue. It has a bamboo stalk handle.
3 NT$ – Ming Dynasty Lustrous white Teapot. Two creeping dragon figures as handle and spout.
9 NT$ – Ching Dynasty Teapot with Landscape motif. Large mouth for long leaf green tea.
12 NT$ – Ching Dynasty Rectangular Teapot with Passion flower motif. the knob of the lid is in the shape of a ling chih fungus
Taiwan (ROC) issued a set of stamps on ancient Chinese enamelware on 20 May 1982. Enamelling is said to have been introduced into China from Istanbul by Arabs. The Chinese term for enamelware “Fa lang” is derived from Fo-Lang-chi a medieval name for Istanbul.
NT $2.00 -Champlev enamelware-Plate & Cup – Chien-lung ware (1736-1795).
NT $5.00 – Cloisonne enamelware – Gold-plated Duck – Chien-lung ware (1736-1795)
NT $8.00 -Painted enamelware -Incense burner – Kang -hsi ware (1662-1722 AD)
NT $12.00 -Cloisonne enamelware – Milk-tea pot – Chien-lung ware (1736-1795 AD).The cylindrical piece has three sections . The spout and handle are shaped like a dragon.
The Welcoming Face of Guernsey – Miniature Sheet of Guernsey 1995
A Booklet of Greeting Stamps was issued by Guernsey on 28 Feb 1995. The Booklet contained eight stamps in a sheetlet and each stamp was of 24 pence each. The theme of the stamps was The Welcoming Face of Guernsey. Each stamp has a face of Guernsey on it. The side labels also have slogans on Food’s Great, Lovely Coastline, Greetings etc