Stamps on Provincial Flowers of Sri Lanka 2006.

Stamps on Provincial Flowers of Sri Lanka 2006.

Sri Lanka issued stamps on Provincial Flowers on 02 Oct 2006. A Minisheetis listed.

4.50 SLR – Cassia Fistula or Indian Laburnum or Amaltas.

50.00 SLR – Rhynchostylis retusa or Foxtail orchid. It has pink -spotted white Flowers.

SRI LANKA FLOWERS
SRI LANKA 2006-PROVINCIAL FLOWERS -GOLDEN SHOWER & FOXTAIL ORCHID.
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SRI LANKA 2006-PROVINCIAL FLOWERS -GOLDEN SHOWER & FOXTAIL ORCHID.

Stamps on Flowers of Bhutan -1994 (2)

Stamps on Flowers of Bhutan -1994 (2)

Bhutan issued a set of 10 Stamps on Local flora on 01 Jan 1994. A strip containing 10 stamps is listed.

5 Nu – Aquilegia nivalis – Also known as Snow Columbine with deep purple flowers. Found in Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir in India.

6 Nu – Geranium Wallichianum – Himalayan /Flower of India with rose pink or red-purple flowers

7 Nu – Rhododendron Campanulatum – Bell Rhododendron is wild species of Rhododendron found in Himalayan Alpine regions of Northern India, Nepal and Bhutan. Beautiful bell-shaped flowers are pale-mauve or rosy-purple.

9 Nu – Viola Suavis -Also known as Russian Violet.

10 Nu – Cynanthus Lobatus – Trailing Bellflower with bright-blue purple flowers and sepal tube. Himalayan Flower found in Himachal Pradesh India and China.

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BHUTAN 1994- FLOWERS

 

Stamps on Siachen Glacier – India 2019.

Stamps on Siachen Glacier – India 2019.

Siachen Glacier is located in Eastern Karakoram ranges in the Himalayas at an elevation of 5,753 metres. It is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest Glacier in non-polar areas. Siachen in Balti language means Land with an abundance of roses.

India issued a Rupees Five Commemorative stamp on Siachen Glacier 25 Oct 2019.

INDIA 2019 SIACHEN
INDIA 2019 -SIACHEN GLACIER

Miniature Sheet on 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – India 2019.

Miniature Sheet on 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – India 2019.

India issued a miniature sheet with six se-tenant stamps of Rs 25 each to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 02 Oct 2019. The stamps are printed with decorative margins.

Rs 25 – Gandhi as a Child    Rs 25 – Gandhi as a student and attorney

Rs 25 – Gandhi with Wife    Rs 25 – Gandhi with Spinning Wheel   Rs 25 – Gandhi later Years        Rs 25 – The Three monkeys “Speak no evil, See no evil, hear no evil” and Einstein, Mandela.

INDIA MS 2019-GANDHI
INDIA MS 2019-150th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY MAHATMA GANDHI.

15th (Isle of Man) LAA Regiment RA (TA) – 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation.

15th (Isle of Man) LAA Regiment RA (TA) – 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation.

The 15th (Isle of Man)  Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) was raised in summer of 1938 as a Territorial Army Unit. At the beginning of World War II,  it consisted of two batteries (41st & 42nd) and Regimental headquarters. The regiment was partially equipped with Vickers, Lewis and Bofors Guns. Later on it was totally equipped with Bofors guns.

On 24 August 1939, The regiment was mobilised and sailed to Liverpool for the defence of the Mersey.

  • 129 Battery and Company ATS raised and joined the Regiment in England.
  • After the outbreak of  WW II the regiment deployed in Midlands and south-west England during the Battle of Britain.
  • On 19 Nov 1940 embarked for the Middle East and landed in Egypt.
  • 41 Battery sailed for East African theatre and took part in operations in Sudan, Eritrea and Abyssinia alongside 4th and 5th Indian Divisions and saw the surrender of Italian Forces.
  • 129 Battery was overrun by German Forces in Crete in May 1941.
  • 42nd battery and Regimental Headquarters were responsible for Air Defence of Suez Canal in Egypt.
  • In 1942, The Ist Battery of AA British Army with experience in Dunkirk joined the Regiment replacing 129 Battery.
  • On Jul 1942 joined the 7th Armoured Divison and took part in the Battle of Alamein.
  • From Oct 1942 moved through North Africa till the surrender of Enemy forces in North Africa (Libya, Tripoli & Tunisia)
  • Then moved to Italy from Salerno to Naples to Garigliano river.
  • In Jan 1944 returned to England, refitted and trained for Normandy Landings 0f 06 Jun 1944. Landed at Ouvranches and fought many battles in France, Belgium, Holland and finally to Hamburg for the surrender of German Forces.
  • Had the unique distinction of shooting down 300 aircraft, several tanks and infantry in light artillery role.

A Special Cover and Cancellation to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation issued on 24 Aug 1979 is listed.

IOM MOB ARTY
ISLE OF MAN 1979- 15th (IOM) LAA REGIMENT

 

Stamp on Mother Teresa Statue Pristina – Kosovo 2000.

Stamp on Mother Teresa Statue Pristina – Kosovo 2000.

Mother Teresa was born into a Kosovar Albanian family in Skopje ( Now in Macedonia). Kosovo First stamps issued on 15 Mar 2000 includes one stamp on 1 German Mark on Mother Teresa Statue on Mother Teresa Avenue in Pristina Kosovo.

KOSOVO MOTHER TERESA
KOSOVO 2000 -MOTHER (NOW SAINT) TERESA STATUE.

 

Restoration of Postal Service in Kosovo – Stamps of Kosovo 2000.

Restoration of Postal Service in Kosovo – Stamps of Kosovo 2000.

The erstwhile Socialist Federal Republic consisted of eight Federated entities – Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and two autonomous provinces under Serbia – Kosovo & Vojvodina. After the break of Yugoslavia and subsequent ethnic violence in the region and especially in Kosovo from 1991 to 1998 a UN resolution was passed and United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo(UNMIK) was established on 10 Jun 1999.

Kosovo issued a set of Five stamps on Theme Peace and UNMIK on 15 Mar 2000. A First Day Cover featuring the restoration of postal service in the territory of Kosovo and cancelled by U.nited Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo(UNMIK) is listed.

0.20 German Mark – Mosaic           0.30m -Dardanian Idol      0.50 m -Illyrian Coin          1DM- Statue of Mother Teresa        2 DM – Map of Kosovo.

KOSOVO POSTAL
KOSOVO 2000 – UNMIK AND RESTORATION OF POSTAL SERVICES