International Rice Year- Ceylon 1966.

International  Rice Year- Ceylon 1966.

Ceylon (now Sri Lanka ) issued two stamps on 25 Oct 1966  on International  Rice Year.

SRI LANKA RICE YEAR
CEYLON 1966 – INTERNATIONAL RICE YEAR
SRI LANKA RICE YEAR 1
CEYLON 1966 -INTERNATIONAL RICE YEAR.

 

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Caprivi Strip – Stamps of South West Africa 1986.

Caprivi Strip – Stamps of South West Africa 1986.

Caprivi strip in South West Africa (now Namibia) is named after German Chancellor Leo Von Caprivi ( Chancellor from 1890-94). It became part of German South West Africa in terms of Zanzibar Treaty of 1890 between the Germany and United Kingdom. It provided Germany access to Zambezi river and route to Africa’s east coast where Germany had its Colonies.

Caprivi strip is a salient of Namibia which protrudes for 450 km from the north eastern corner of Namibia. It is bordered by Botswana in the south, Angola and Zambia in the North and eastern borders are 1 km from  Zimbabwe. Zambezi river forms the border with Zambia and Kwando/Chobe river forms border with Botswana.

The largest settlement is Katima Mulilo located where river Zambezi enters the strip. The area is rich in wildlife and mineral resources.

South West Africa issued a set of four stamps on Caprivi strip on 06 Nov 1986. It is cancelled at Katima Mulilo.

14c – Zambezi river. It is the main source for the economy of eastern Caprivi

20c- Stock and Crop Farming. The main cattle breed is Sanga which meat and milk and crops are maize, wheat, sorghum & watermelons

25c -Settlements- No fixed settlement in eastern Caprivi. A settlement consists of up to 30 households.

30c  – Map of the strip. Caprivi strip consists of Eastern and Western Caprivi. The Western Caprivi is now a nature reserve. Eastern Caprivi is fully inhabited.

SWA FDC CAPRIVI
SOUTHWEST AFRICA (SWA) FDC 1986- CAPRIVI STRIP

Hamburg Coat of Arms – Stamps of Germany 1992.

Hamburg Coat of Arms – Stamps of Germany 1992.

Germany issued a stamp on Hamburg Coat of Arms. The stamp was issued on 10 Sep 1992 and features a Castle with three Towers as Hamburg Coat of arms. The centre tower has a cross symbolizing that Hamburg used to be an archbishopric and side towers feature Marian stars. The Closed gates symbolize the towns’ capability to defend itself. The Colours of Hamburg are red and white. An FDI card is listed. It had a print run of 28,940,000.

GERMANY FDI HAMBURG
GERMANY FDI 1992 -COAT OF ARMS HAMBURG.

Brandenburg Coat of Arms – Stamps of Germany 1992.

Brandenburg Coat of Arms – Stamps of Germany 1992.

Germany issued a stamp on Brandenburg Coat of Arms. The stamp was issued on 16 Jul 1992 and features a Red Eagle the Brandenburg Coat of arms. An FDI card is listed. It had a print run of 31,200,000.

GERMANY COAT OF ARMS 1992
GERMANY 1992- BRANDENBURG COAT OF ARMS.

Stamps on 1975 Cricket World Cup- Trinidad & Tobago

Stamps on 1975 Cricket World Cup-  Trinidad & Tobago

The next World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by England & Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. We shall be listing stamps on the 11 Cricket World Cups held till now.

The first edition of the ODI Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 It was sponsored by Prudential Assurance Company and was officially known as Prudential Cup 1975.

The tournament had eight participating countries: six Test-playing teams (Australia, England, New Zealand, India, Pakistan and West Indies ), then associate nation Sri Lanka and, for the only time, East Africa. The tournament was played from 7 to 21 June 1975. Each match consisted of 60 overs per team and the teams played in traditional white clothing and red balls.

England, New Zealand, West Indies and Australia qualified for the semi-finals. It is the only World Cup till date wherein no team from the subcontinent featured in the semi-finals. The West Indies beat Australia in the final at Lord’s by 17 runs to win the World Cup.

All the Cricket playing nations have been regularly issuing stamps on cricket.

A miniature sheet was issued by Trinidad and Tobago on 4th October 1976 to commemorate the win by West Indies. The sheet consisted of two stamps. The 35 cents stamp features the Map of Caribbean, two cricket bats, stumps, bails and a cricket ball. The 45 cents stamp features The Prudential Cup.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1975 WC CRICKET
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO MS 1975 – CRICKET WORLD CUP.

Australian Antarctic Territory Stamps – Antarctic Scenes Series I -1985.

Australian Antarctic Territory Stamps – Antarctic Scenes Series I -1985.

A Set of five stamps were issued by Australian Antarctic Territory on 01 Feb 1985. It features Antarctic Scenes on Stamps.

5c -A Dog team drawing a sledge across a sea of ice.

25c -A Castle shaped iceberg captured by the frozen winter sea.

30c- Jagged peak of Mt  Coates piercing the pervading ice cap

75c – The Antarctica Coastline

85c – Aircraft on an icy strip near Mawson Station.

AAT FDC ANTARCTIC SCENES I
AAT FDC 1985-ANTARCTIC SCENES I