Stamps on Shiva & Vishnu Temples – Triangular Stamps of Thailand -2005

Building Gables – Triangular Stamps of Thailand -2005

Thailand issued a set of Four triangular stamps in a  strip of five se-tenants on Building Gables on 04 Aug 2005. These stamps feature Architecture, Cave Temples and Sculptures.

5 Baht – Scripture Library at Wat Phra Sing at Woramahawihan.

5 Baht -Uposatha Hall at Wat Khao Bandai It. (Temple in Caves in Phetchaburi)

5 Baht – Phra Prang at Wat Phra Phai Luang.12th or 13th Century Temple built by Angkor King and dedicated to Vishnu.

5 Baht – Prasat Phanom Rung. It is a Hindu Khmer Temple complex set up on an extinct Volcano at 402 metres in Buriram Province of Thailand. It is a Shiva Temple

THAILAND SCULPTURES
THAILAND SCULPTURES 2005

Stamps on Famous People – EUROPA 1980 – Portugal

Stamps on Famous People – EUROPA 1980 – Portugal

The Theme for 1980 EUROPA stamps was famous people. 32 Countries of Europe issued 67 stamps. Portugal issued two stamps on 14 Apr 1980 on famous people. The explorers featured on Stamps are

16$ – Serpa Pinto (1846-1900). He was Portuguese explorer of Africa.

60$ – Vasco -De-Gama (1469-1524) .He was the first explorer who navigated from Portugal around Cape of Good Hope to India.

A Sheetlet with two se-tenant pairs is listed.

PORTUGAL EUROPA 1980 FAMOUS PEOPLE VASCO
PORTUGAL EUROPA 1980 FAMOUS PEOPLE – VASCO de GAMA & SERPA PINTO

 

Stamps on Thomas Cup – Badminton

Stamps on Thomas Cup -Indonesia 1973

The Thomas Cup sometimes called the World’s Men Team Championships was held every three years from 1948 to 1982. From 1982 onwards it is being held every two years. The Women’s team championships known as Uber Cup is held concurrently with Thomas Cup. The 2018  Thomas Cup (30th edition) and Uber Cup (27th edition) were held in Bangkok from 20-27 May 2018. Stamps have been released on Thomas Cup by various countries.

Indonesia issued a set of three stamps on Thomas Cup Badminton Championships at Jakarta. The stamps were issued on 02 Jan 1973.

FDC INDONESIA 1973 THOMAS CUP
FDC INDONESIA 1973 THOMAS CUP

Malaysia issued a Miniature sheet on 25 Jul 1992 when Malaysia was crowned the 1992 Thomas Cup Champions. They defeated Indonesia 3-2 in 17th Thomas Cup held in Kuala Lumpur.

MS 1992 THOMAS CUP WINNER
MS MALAYSIA 1992 THOMAS CUP WINNER

Malaysia issued a stamp on 11 May 2000 on Thomas Cup Championships held in Kuala Lumpur. The stamp features Flags of Participating Countries and the Thomas Cup Trophy.

MALAYSIA THOMAS CUP 2000
MALAYSIA THOMAS CUP 2000

 

Seychelles on Map – Miniature Sheet 1971

Seychelles on Map – Miniature Sheet 1971

Seychelles issued a miniature sheet on the theme “Putting Seychelles on Map”.The miniature sheet was issued on 20 Apr 1971. It shows a World map with Seychelles marked on it in Indian Ocean and among other India is also marked .

MS SEYCHELLES MAP
MS SEYCHELLES MAP 1971

Stamp on General K S Thimayya,DSO – Cyprus 1966

Stamp on General K S Thimayya DSO – Cyprus 1966

General K S Thimayya ,DSO was a distinguished soldier of Indian Army. He was born on 30 Mar 1906 at Madekeri,Coorg,Mysore (Karnataka) and died on 17 Dec 1965. He was Chief of Army Staff ,Indian Army from 08 May 1957 to 07 May 1961 in the period leading to India China conflict of 1962. He was only Indian to command an Infantry Brigade during World War II and after Korean War headed a UNO unit dealing with repatriation of Prisoners of War. After retirement from Indian Army he was appointed as Commander of United Nation Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus from July 1964 to 17 Dec 1965.

A Graduate of Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College ,he was one of the six cadets selected to undergo training at Royal Military College Sandhurst. He was commissioned in Indian Army on 04 Feb 1926 alongwith P N Thapar who later succeeded him as Chief of Army Staff. He joined 4th Battalion of 19th Hyderabad Regiment (Now Kumaon Regiment).He attended Staff College at Quetta (now in Pakistan) in 1942 ,where he and his wife had earned praise for their selfless service during 1935 Quetta Earthquake.

During the Burma Campaign he was Commanding 8/19th Hyderabad Regiment and was awarded the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) and Mention -in Despatches. He commanded 268th Indian Infantry Brigade in Japan after WWII to deal with Japanese surrender. After Independence saw action with 19 Division in J&K conflict of 1947 and Battle of Zojila. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1954.

Cyprus issued a stamp in his honour on 06 Jun 1966 (6.6.66). The date is a Palindrome date and a FDC on a distinguished Soldier is listed.

FDC CYPRUS GEN K S THIMMAYYA
FDC CYPRUS 1966 – GEN K S THIMMAYYA DSO

 

Maxim Card Portuguese India 1952- 400th Death Anniversary St Francisco Xavier.

Maxim Card Portuguese India 1952- 400th Death Anniversary St Francisco Xavier.

St Francis Xavier or San Francisco Xavier or Xavier was born on 07 Apr 1506 in Navarre Spain and died on 03 Dec 1552 at Sancian Island China. He was canonized on 12 Mar 1622. In 1534 he pronounced vows as one of the first seven members of  Society of Jesus or Jesuits under the leadership of St Ignatius of Loyola. St Xavier is instrumental in establishment of Christianity in India

He disembarked in Goa on 06 May 1542,the centre of Protuguese activity in East.He spent three years among the Paravas,the Pearl fishers in Goa on South eastern coast of India. The Portuguese were present in Goa , Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and called it as Estado da India. India liberated Dadra and Nagar Haveli from Portuguese in 1954 and Goa,Daman and Diu  from Portuguese on 18 Dec 1961.

A set of three stamps were issued by Portuguese India in 1952 to mark 400th death Anniversary of St Xavier. Three maxim Cards issued are listed.The Five Portuguese Indian Tanga stamp features the Tomb of St Francis Xavier.

MAXIM CARD PORTUGUESE INDIA XAVIER
MAXIM CARD PORTUGUESE INDIA 1952 -St XAVIER
MAXIM CARD PORTUGUESE INDIA XAVIER1
MAXIM CARD PORTUGUESE INDIA1952 -TOMB OF ST XAVIER
MAXIM CARD PORTUGUESE INDIA XAVIER2
MAXIM CARD PORTUGUESE INDIA 1952 – St Xavier

 

Ethnic Costumes on Stamps – Israel 1997-Jewish Women from India and Yemen

Ethnic Costumes on Stamps – Israel 1997

Israel issued a set of three stamps on the theme Traditional Costumes of Jewish Communities abroad. These stamps on ethnic costumes were issued on 16 Feb 1999. The costumes featured are

2.15 new shekel – Jewish Woman from Yemen

3.25 new shekel -Jewish Woman from India

FDC ISRAEL COSTUMES1
ETHNIC COSTUMES ON STAMPS -ISRAEL 1999-JEWISH WOMEN FROM INDIA AND YEMEN