A Special Cover on Captain Vijay Hazare was issued during GUJPEX 2011 at Vadodara on 23 Dec 2011. Vijay Samuel Hazare (11 Mar 1915-18 Dec 2004) captained India in 14 test matches between 1951 & 1953. He has the following records to his Credit
He led India to its first test win vs England at Chennai (then Madras) in 1951-52.
He is First Indian to hit first Triple Century in First Class Cricket.
First Indian to score a century in each innings of a test match vs Australia at Adelaide in 1947-48 (116 & 145).
First Indian to score two triple centuries.
First Indian to score a century in three successive test matches.
He bagged 20 test wickets including three times Bradman’s wickets.
The Inter-Zonal tournament in India is named as Vijay Hazare Trophy.
He and Jasu Patel were the first Indian Cricketers to be honoured with Padma Shri.
Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh – India 2019.
India Post issued a Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh on 09 Oct 2019. Marshal of The Indian AirForce Arjan Singh DFC (15 Apr 1919-17 Sep 2017) was Chief of Air Force Staff from 1964-1969. He led Indian Air Force during 1965 War. in 1943 as acting Squadron Leader became Commanding officer of No 1 Squadron which took part in Arakan Campaign in Myanmar and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal and became the First IAF Chief to hold this rank, awarded Padma Vibhusan in 1966 and promoted to the rank of Marshal of The Indian Air Force in 2002.
The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (4S & 7S) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at Vienna are listed. The stamps feature UN Peace Keepers providing Medical aid and Food aid. The Cancellation features UN Peace Keeping Aircrafts.
Centenary of Olympics -Miniature Sheet of Bangladesh – 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Olympic Stamps- Bangladesh has issued 34 stamps on Summer Olympics from 1976 to 2016. Bangladesh Post Office brought out a booklet cum presentation pack containing all stamps it has issued from 1976 to 2008 Summer Olympics. The same is being listed for the Olympic Collectors.
The 1996 Summer Olympics or XXVI Olympics were held in Atlanta The USA from 19 Jul to 04 Aug 1992. These Olympics were also known as the Centennial Olympic Games. A total of 10,320 athletes from 197 Nations participated in 26 Sports, 37 Disciplines and 271 events. President Bill Clinton of The USA inaugurated the Games. The USA topped the medals tally with 44 Gold Medals.
Bangladesh issued a miniature sheet of four stamps on 19 Jul 1992 to commemorate the Olympics as Centenary Olympics.
4 Taka – Gymnastics Roman Rings 6 Taka – Judo 10 Taka – High Jump 10 Taka – Women Athletics.
APS Cover issued on 26 Jul 2019 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas under the aegis of 8 Mountain Division. The Cover Features the Four Param Vir Chakra awardees in the Kargil OP VIJAY.
Stamps on Australian Gold Medallists at 2004 Athens Olympics – Australia 2004
The 2004 Summer Olympics or XXVIII Olympics were held in Athens Greece from 13 to 29 Aug 2004. A total of 10,625 athletes from 201 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 40 Disciplines and 301 events. The USA topped the medals tally with 36 Gold Medals. Australia won 17 Gold Medals and a total of 50 Medals to be placed fourth on Medals Table. Australia also became the first country to win more Gold Medals (17) immediately after hosting an Olympics – Sydney 2000 Australia won 16 Gold Medals.
Australia issued stamps in honour of its Gold Medallists at Athens 2004 Olympics immediately after the event. A total of 17 Stamps were issued along with individual sheetlets and a mini-sheet with 17 Stamps. All stamps were of 50c denomination.
Please note that though these 17 stamps were issued on different dates but the Mini sheet was issued containing all the stamps.
16 Aug 2004 (2 Stamps)- Ian Thorpe – Men’s 400m Freestyle Swimming & Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay.
17 Aug 2004 (2 Stamps)- Sara Carrigan- Cycling Women’s Road race & Petria Thomas Women’s 100m Butterfly.
18 Aug 2004 (2 Stamps) – Suzzane Balogh Shooting Women’s Trap & Ian Thorpe Men’s 200m Freestyle Swimming.
23 Aug 2004 (5 Stamps)- Jodie Henry -Women’s 100m Freestyle Swimming, Anna Meares – Cycling Women’s 500m time trial, James Tomkins & Drew Ginn Rowing Men’s Pair, Grant Hackett Men’s 1500m Freestyle Swimming & Women’s 4x 100m Medley Relay.