Stamps on Indian Leaders by Hungary

Stamps on Indian Leaders by Hungary

Hungary has issued the following stamps on Indian Leaders.

24 Feb 1966 – Death Of  Sh Lal Bhadur Shastri (1904-1966) – India’s Second Prime Minister

01 Oct 1969 – 100th Birth Anniversary Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) – Father of Nation.

14 Nov 1989 – 100th Birth Anniversary Sh Jawahar Lal Nehru (1889-1964)- First Prime Minister of India.

A Cover posted from Hungary with all three stamps is listed. A Unique cover on India Theme .

STAMPS HUNGARY GANDHI SHASTRI
STAMPS OF HUNGARY ON SH LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI AND MAHATMA GANDHI .

 

STAMPS HUNGARY NEHRU
STAMPS of HUNGARY ON NEHRU -1989.

First European to reach India by Sea- Stamps on Vasco Da Gama- Maldives 2015

First European to reach India by Sea- Stamps on Vasco Da Gama- Maldives 2015

Vasco Da Gama (1460-1524) became  the first European to reach India by  when he arrived in Calicut in 1498. Maldives commemorated this event by issuing a stamp and Miniature sheet on 01 Jul 2015.

MS VASCO DA GAMA
MINIATURE SHEET MALDIVES 2015 0N VASCO DA GAMA

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH – Stamps of Bangladesh 2010

Indigenous people in Bangladesh – Stamps of Bangladesh 2010

The Indigenous people of Bangladesh refer to the ethnic minorities in Southeastern,northeastern, north central and north western regions of the Country. These are areas in Chittagong Hill Tracts,Sylhet, rajshahi & Mymensing Divisions. Therenumber was almost 2 million in 2010 and  are of Tibetan,Burmese, Dravidian origins.Most of them are Buddhists or Hindus by faith while some are Christians and animistics.

Bangladesh issued a set of 20 Stamps featuring the Culture,Dress,Occupation, Customs and Festivals.

Chakmas – It is the largest tribe in Bangladesh.  Buddhism is their religion and tribal Chief is known as Chakma Raja. Have their own Language ,Culture,tradition and history.Women wear pinon and khadi (handmade) and men dhuti, They practice Jhum cultivation (shifting farming).Migrated to Bangladesh in 15th Century.

Marma – The second largest ethnic group in Bangladesh and they are of   Burmese ancestry.Arakanese emperor invaded the south eastern region of Bangladesh and Marmas have been established since then. Follow Burmese script and language, Buddhism is the religion ,Follow Buddhist Lunar calendar,lower part of dress is thumbi and upper part is angi,musical instruments similar to ancestral heritage like kappya,jjea and kharra.

Mro or Mru – Original inhabitants of Chittagong Hill Tracts where they migrated from  Arakan in 14th-15th Century. No written language but some can speak and read Burmese and Bangla scripts. Buddhism is main religion but religious practices are mainly animistic.

Tripura – Originally belonged to Tripura Kingdom and after India’s independence some were inhabiting the Chittagong hill tracts  and plains of Bangladesh and continued .Culture ,language ,customs similar to Tripura State language is called Kokborok.

Pangkhua – In hill tracts of ChiiINDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESHtagong Hills. No written language but use Mizo ( Lushai) literature.

A Setof Four First day Covers with Five stamps each are listed.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH -WOMEN AND DRESSES -2010
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH – WOMEN IN TRADITIONAL DRESS – CHAKMA, MARMA,MRU,TRIPURA,PANGKHUA -2010
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH -OCCUPATION -2010
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH -DANCES – 2010

Clock Towers Of Malaysia on Stamps – 2007

Clock Towers on Stamps of Malaysia – 2007

The Clock Towers immediately remind us London’s Big Ben and Russia’s Spasskaya Tower at Kremlin. Similarly Malaysian Clock Towers have a history behind them.

Malaysia issued a set of three stamps on Clock towers on 06 Jun 2007. The Three towers are

30 Sen – The Birch Memorial Clock Tower ,Ipoh, Perak -This Tower was built in 1909 in memory of J W W Birch ,The First Resident of British Colonial Administration in Perak. This was also associated with first uprising of Malaysian Nationalism.

50 Sen – The Atkinson Tower, Kota Kinabalu,Sabah – It was completed in 1905 and built in memory of First resident of Sabah – Francis George Atkinson.It is one of the oldest buildings in Kota Kinabalu. It originally also served as a lighthouse giving positional information to vessels navigating through the port of Jesselton the old name of Kota Kinabalu.

RM 1 -The Big Clock Tower ,Alor Setar,Kedah – This Clock tower was built in 1912 and bears distinctive Moorish influences reflecting a blend of Hindu and Islamic Motifs. It is a landmark of town of Alor Setar .

CLOCK TOWERS ON STAMPS -MALAYSIA
FIRST DAY COVER – STAMPS ON CLOCK TOWERS OF MALAYSIA -2007

Battle of Jerusalem 1917 -Allenby enters Jerusalem – Stamps of Israel 2017.

Battle of Jerusalem 1917 -Allenby enters Jerusalem – Stamps of Israel 2017.

Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, Ist Viscount Allenby ,GCB,GCMG,GCVO (23 April 1861- 14 May 1936) was an English soldier and British Imperial Governor. He fought in the Second Boer War and also in First World War in which he led the British Empire’s  Egypt Expeditionary Force (EEF) during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the conquest of Palestine.

Battle of Jerusalem

Allenby arrived at Battle front in Jun 1917 and received a telegram from his wife on 31st Jul 1917 that his only son Lieutenant Michael Allenby (Royal Horse Artillery) was killed in action.He kept his personal loss and grief to himself and started his campaign .

The Two Sergeants (Shown in Stamp)

The City of Jerusalem surrendered on 09 Dec 1917. The Mayor of Jerusalem Hussein Salim al-Husseini,attempted to deliver the Ottoman Governor’s letter of Surrender to Two British Sergeants James Sedgewick & Frederick Hurcomb of 2/19th Battalion,London Regiment just outside Jerusalem. The Two Sergeants scouting ahead of Allenby’s main force refused to take the letter which was eventually accepted by CF Watson commanding the 180th Brigade.

The text of Surrender decree signed by Izzat,the Mutasariff of Jerusalem mentioned the hope to Allenby that his forces would protect Jerusalem the way the have protected it for Five hundred years .

General Allenby entering Jerusalem on Foot (Shown on Stamp)

At noon on 11 Dec 1917  General Allenby dismounted and entered Jerusalem on Foot through the Jaffa Gate.He did this out of respect for the status of  Jerusalem as the Holy City important to Judaism,Christianity and Islam (as mentioned in his Proclamation of Martial Law).Thepeople of Jerusalem saw it as a sign of Modesty.

He also mentions in his report that he and his staff with mission heads and military attaches of France,Italy and USA entered the city on  foot and received at Jaffa gate by Guards representing England,Scotland,Ireland,Wales, Australia, New Zealand, India ,France & Italy.

He received Christian,Jewish &  Muslim Community Leaders to ensure sanctity and protection to all holy sites and even sent his Indian Muslim Soldiers to guard Islamic religious sites.

Allenby was accompanied by one officer and 39 other ranks while entering Jerusalem.These troops were representatives of 10th Light Horse Regiment,New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade troop Commanded by 2nd Lieutenant C J Harris of Canterbury Regiment,men from Canterbury Regiment,Wellington Regiment , Auckland Regiment, Machine Gun squadron and Signal Troop.

Allenby was made a Field Marshal on 31 Jul 1919 and created Viscount Allenby  of Megiddo and Felixstowe in the County of Suffolk on 7th Oct 1919 .

Israel issued a stamp on Centenary of this historic Battle 13 Jun 2017 . A First Day Cover is listed. The stamp shows the sergeants,Mayor of Jerusalm and General Allenby entering Jerusalem on Foot. The Cover also features the Allenby  Memorial at Jerusalem.

ALLENBY ENTERING JERUSALEM
FIRST DAY COVER ISRAEL 2017 – ALLENBY ENTERING JERUSALEM ON FOOT IN 1917 WORLD WAR I

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018 – Indian Theme

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018 – Indian Theme

At the Beginning of 20th Century 60 per cent of Great Britain was entitled to a Parliamentary vote. Men had right to vote but no Woman had right to vote. But the attitudes were changing and drive for equal franchise were gathering momentum.After years of campaigning a partial victory was achieved when  Representation of People Act was passed on 06 Feb 2018. This gave voting rights to men over 21 but only to women over the age of 30. On 02 Jul 1928 the passing of Equal Franchise Act finally gave women the vote on the same terms as men.

On 15 Feb 2018 a set of eight stamps was issued by Great Britain to commemorate the centenary of this historic moment . The stamps depict the various stages of the Suffragettes.

One of stamps has an Indian Connection. One of the stamp features Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876-1948) daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh is pictured selling  copies of the WSPU newspaper The Suffragette in April 1913. A member of Women’s Tax Resistance League ( whose official motto was”No Taxation Without Representation”), the Princess appeared in court on several occasions after refusing to pay taxes.

A First Day Cover  issued by Royal Mail is listed.

GB FDC VOTES FOR WOMEN
FIRST DAY COVER – GREAT BRITAIN – VOTES FOR WOMEN -2018

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018.

At the Beginning of 20th Century 60 per cent of Great Britain was entitled to a Parliamentary vote. Men had right to vote but no Woman had right to vote. But the attitudes were changing and drive for equal franchise were gathering momentum.After years of campaigning a partial victory was achieved when  Representation of People Act was passed on 06 Feb 2018. This gave voting rights to men over 21 but only to women over the age of 30. On 02 Jul 1928 the passing of Equal Franchise Act finally gave women the vote on the same terms as men.

On 15 Feb 2018 a set of eight stamps was issued by Great Britain to commemorate the centenary of this historic moment . The stamps depict the various stages of the Suffragettes.

A Presentation Pack issued by Royal Mail is listed.

GB PP VOTES FOR WOMEN
PRESENTATION PACK -ROYAL MAIL- VOTES FOR WOMEN
GB PP VOTES FOR WOMEN
PRESENTATION PACK -ROYAL MAIL- VOTES FOR WOMEN