A Golden Reign Fourth Druk Gyalpo -Bhutan 2015

Miniature Sheets on Fourth Druk Gyalpo – Bhutan 2015.

Jigme Singye Wangchuk was born on 11 November 1955. He was the Fourth Druk Gyalpo or King of Bhutan from 1972 to 2006. Bhutan Post issued a set of miniature sheets on his 60th Birth Anniversary on 11 Nov 2015.

The Second Miniature sheet contains four hexagonal stamps of 15 Nu each and shows Golden Reign of Fourth Gyalpo. The Theme of Miniature Sheet is “A Golden Reign”. One of the stamps shows King Jigme Singye Wangchuck with Mrs Indira Gandhi (Ex-Prime Minister of India).

BHUTAN MS GOLDEN REIGN INDIRA
BHUTAN MS 2015 – GOLDEN REIGN FOURTH DRUK GYALPO WITH INDIRA GANDHI
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Licchavi Coin – Sheetlet of Nepal 1979.

Licchavi Coin – Sheetlet of Nepal 1979

Licchavi or Lichchhabi was an ancient Kingdom on the Indian Sub-continent which existed from 400 to 750 AD. It was located in Kathmandu Valley in modern day Nepal. The Licchavi clan originated from Vaishali and Muzaffarpur in North Bihar & Mithila region.

Nepal issued a set of two stamps on 16 Dec 1979 on Copper Coins of Liccavi Kingdom. The stamps show obverse and reverse of the Coin .the obverse shows a winged horse with inscription Sri Jishnu Guptasya. A sheetlet with both coins is listed.

NEPAL LICCHAVI COINS
NEPAL LICCHAVI COINS 1979

Stamps on Mountains Peaks-Pakistan 2017.

Stamps on Mountains Peaks-Pakistan 2017.

The Year 2017 was celebrated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Pakistan Post issued a set of four stamps featuring Mountain Peaks on this theme on 01 Jan 2017. The Peaks featured are

Broad Peak – 12th Highest Mountain Peak In the world at 8051m in Karakoram Himalayas.

Gasherbrum-1- Remote peaks in Baltoro glacier region of Karakoram at 8080m

Nangaparbat – Also known as Diamer locally is the ninth highest peak in the World at 8126m and located in Diamer district of Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region.

K2- Also known Mount Godwin – Austen or Chhogori is the second highest mountain peak in the World at 8611m located in Karakoram Range.

A Sheetlet containing four Se-tenant strips is listed.

PAKISTAN TOURISM 2017 MOUNTAINS
PAKISTAN TOURISM 2017 MOUNTAIN PEAKS

400 Years of Capital Dhaka – Stamps of Bangladesh 2010.

400 Years of Capital Dhaka – Stamps of Bangladesh 2010.

The History of Dhaka dates back to the Kamarupa Kingdom from 350 to 1140 AD and then the Sena Dynasty. The Delhi Sultanate ruled Dhaka in 14th Century before the arrival of Mughals in 1608. The British ruled it till 1947 when it became part of Pakistan and Capital of East Pakistan. In 1971 Dhaka became the Capital City of a New Nation Bangladesh.

Bangladesh issued a block of four stamps on 16 June 2010 to mark 400 Years of Capital Dhaka. All stamps were of 10 Taka denomination. The Stamps features the City during different periods

10 Taka – Dhaka during Mughal Period

10 Taka – Dhaka during British Period

10 Taka – Dhaka during Pakistan Period.

10 Taka – Dhaka in 2008.

A Sheetlet containing Four Blocks of Four is listed.

BANGLADESH SLET DHAKA 400
BANGLADESH SHEETLET 2010- DHAKA 400 YEARS

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

 

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 the right to vote but no Woman had the right to vote. But the attitudes were changing and drive for the equal franchise was 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 the 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 the stamps has an Indian Connection. One of the stamps 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

Stamps on Mahashivratri – Nepal

Stamps on Mahashivratri – Nepal

Mahashivratri is being celebrated today (04 Mar). It is a Festival in honour of Lord Shiva. Stampdigest extends greetings on Mahashivratri.

Nepal issued a stamp in honour of Mahasivaratri ON 18 Feb 1966.

NEPAL FDC MAHASHIVRATRI
NEPAL FDC 1966 -MAHASHIVRATRI
NEPAL SHIVRATRI
NEPAL STAMP ON MAHASHIVRATRI