First Day Covers India 2018 – India -South Africa Joint Issue
India Post issued Miniature sheet and a set of two postage stamps in the denomination of rupees 25 & five on 26 Jul 2018 on 20 Years of Strategic Partnership between India & South Africa. The stamps feature Deendayal Upadhyaya (2500) & Oliver Tambo (500p)
Voyages of Saint Brendan – Ireland,The Faroe Islands & Iceland are linked historically by the voyage of Discovery made by Saint Brendan (484-577 AD) hence this joint issue. These voyages are recorded in many medieval manuscripts and in the Icelandic sagas.
Following the fall of Roman empire Irish monasteries had become the chief repositories of religious learning and culture in Europe and Irish monks or saintly sailors began to bring these back to mainland Europe. Many Irish monks also sailed along the coasts of British Isles and Europe and beyond spreading the christian faith and establishing monasteries .These saintly mariners had a knowledge of astronomy to aid their navigation but no charts or compass.
St Brendan was one of these and there are many legends about his voyages. The landing of Irish monks in the Faroe was the first notable geographical discovery of the middle ages and by 795 AD Irsih monks had reached Iceland .In the Brendan legend one of the Faroe Islands is described as the “Island of Sheep “and Iceland as the ” Island of Fire”.
Brendan Discoveries is the theme of three Miniature sheets jointly issued by Faroe Islands ,Iceland & Ireland. A Presentation pack containing all the three miniatures is listed.
Portugal – Brazil- Joint Issue of stamps 2012 – Famous People /Poets
Portugal issued a set of two stamps as Joint Issue Stamps between Portugal & Brazil .The Stamps are devoted to Famous People Fernando Pessoa (Portugal ) and Joao da Cruz(Brazil) and stamps were issued on 07 Sep 2012.
One stamp features Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa ( 13 Jun 1888- 30 Nov 1935) commonly known as Fernando Pessoa was a Poet,Writer,Literary Critic ,Translator,Publisher and Philosopher. His most notable work includes Mensagem (1934).
The second stamp features Joao da Cruz e Sousa (24 Nov 1861 – 19 Mar 1898) was a Brazilian Poet and Journalist ,famous for being one of the first Symbolist poets ever. A descendant of African slaves he has received the epithets of “Black Dante” & “Black Swan”.
Portugal – Turkey Joint Issue of stamps 2009 – Porcelain Ceramics
Portugal issued a set of two stamps as Joint Issue Stamps between Portugal & Turkey .The Stamps are devoted to old earthenware and ceramics, with blue ornaments characteristics of two countries. The issue coincided with the Visit of Caraco Silva ,President of Portugal to Turkey from 11-15 May 2009 and stamps were issued on 12 May 2009.
One stamp features a Portuguese Ceramic Vase(17th Century) part of the collections on National Museum Machado de Castro ,one of the most important art museums of Portugal located since 1913 in the former Bishop’s Palace in Coimbra.
The second stamp features the Iznik Faience’s Mosque lamp (16th Century) exhibited at Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
Thailand issued a set of two stamps as joint issue between Thailand and Italy .The Stamps were issued on 21 Apr 2004.
3 Baht – Golden Mountain Thailand – Wat Saket The temple of Golden Mount” which is loacated outside the Rattanakosin island area of Bangkok is one of the city’s oldest temple .The structure of Wat saket is distinct because of 80 metre high mountain called Phu Khao Thong (meaning Golden Mountain) where the temple main stupa (Gilded Chedi) rests.
3 baht – Colosseum in Rome Italy – A large amphitheatre for Public sports events ,entertainment or assemblies.