APS Cover Sep 2018 -61 Cavalry – Centenary of Battle of Haifa
APS Cover issued on 23 Sep 2018 to mark Centenary of Battle of Haifa in Palestine during World War I. 61 Cavalry was formed after the amalgamation of the erstwhile state Cavalry units such as GwaliorLancers, Jodhpur Lancers, Mysore Lancers, Patiala Lancers, Saurashtra Horsed Cavalry etc
APS Cover Ser No 18/18
The Indian Army commemorates September 23 every year as Haifa Day to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments Mysore Lancers and Jodhpur Lancers that helped liberate the city following a dashing cavalry action by the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade. In the autumn of 1918, the Indian Brigade was a part of the Allied Forces sweeping northwards through Palestine in what is seen as the last great cavalry campaign in history. Hyderabad Lancers was the third Cavalry unit of the Brigade.
Captain Aman Singh Bahadur and Dafadar Jor Singh were awarded the Indian Order of Merit and Captain Anop Singh and 2nd Lt. Sagat Singh were awarded the Military Cross in recognition of their bravery in this battle. Major Dalpat Singh of Jodhpur Lancers was awarded a Military Cross for his bravery.
The Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers now represent the 61st Cavalry Regiment of Indian Army.
Israel issued a stamp on 06 Feb 2018 to commemorate the Centenary of Battle of Haifa with Indian Cavalry at Haifa.
Malaysia issued a miniature sheet containing one stamp of 5 Ringgit on 18 Jan 2011 to Commemorate The Lunar New Year- Year of Rabbit. It also carries a logo of INDIPEX 2011 -India International Stamp Exhibition. The sheet also featured the theme of Children’s Pets.
Stamps on 2007 Cricket World Cup – Cricket Philately.
The 2019 Cricket World Cup starts tomorrow with hosts England Taking on South Africa in the first match. The 2007 Cricket World Cup was held in the West Indies from 13 Mar to 28 April 2007. Apart from 10 teams with ODI status, six other associate members of ICC qualified for this World Cup. They were Kenya, The Netherlands, Scotland, Canada, Ireland and Bermuda. Ricky Ponting led Australia won the World Cup for the third time in a row by beating Sri Lanka in the final. Glenn McGrath was named the Man of the tournament for taking 26 wickets.
Sri Lanka Post issued a set of two stamps on 23 February 2007 to commemorate this event. A first day cover with stamps of unique shape was issued at Colombo.
Jamaica issued a set of four stamps on 28 February 2007 to commemorate 9th World Cup. The stamps featured the former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, batsman Collie Smith and the Sabina Park, Kingston pitch. All stamps and the first-day cover carry the World cup Logo.
Nepal issued a limited edition (500 covers each only) unique commemorative covers to mark the inaugural day and last day of the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The inaugural day cover features the flags of all countries and their location on the globe along with the logo of the World Cup. It was released at Kathmandu on 11 March 2007.
The concluding day cover for the finals at Kensington Oval, Barbados was released at Kathmandu, Nepal on 28 April 2007. An orange, anthropomorphic racoon like creature named “Mello” was named as the Mascot for the World Cup. It features the World Cup Trophy and “Mello” the mascot for the World Cup.
Bangladesh issued a set of four Se-tenant stamps on 19 April 2007 to commemorate the World Cup. These four unique stamps show Bangladesh players, Bengal Tiger and the World Cup Trophy.
Sri Lanka Post honoured its team which finished runners-up in the World Cup by releasing two commemorative stamps featuring the team and its star players. The first-day cover also features a slogan “Congratulations…..!!! Runners-up Team – Sri Lanka”