Stamps on War of Liberty – GDR 1963

Stamps on War of Liberty – GDR 1963

The German Campaign was fought in 1813. The members of Sixth Coalition fought a series of Battles in Germany against French Emperor Napoleon, which liberated the German States from the domination of First French Empire. The high point of the allied strategy was the Battle of Leipzig in Oct 2013. This Leipzig campaign is also known as the Battle of Nations. in early 1814 Allied coalition invaded France Napoleon abdicated and war came to an end formally with the signing of Treaty of Paris in May 1814.

GDR/DDR/East Germany issued a set of Five stamps on 10 Oct 1963 to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of War of Liberty. The stamps feature the following.

5 Pf – Graf Von Gneisenau or August Neidhardt Von Gneisenau (27 Oct 1760 -23 Aug 1831) was a Prussian Field Marshal who played a prominent part in Battle of Nations.

Gebhard Leberecht Von Blucher (16 Dec 1742-12 Sep 1819) was a Prussian General & Field Marshal who led his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of Nations Leipzig 1813 and Battle of Waterloo 1815.

25 Pf – Clear Lutzows Crowd before the Fight.

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STAMPS OF GDR 1963 -WAR OF LIBERTY 1813

10 Pf – Cossack and Landwehrkanal in Berlin.

20 Pf -Ernst Moritz Arndt ( 26 Dec 1769-29 Jan 1860) -German Nationalist and Poet . Fought against Napoleonic domination.

Reichsfreiherr vom und zum stein known as Baron Vom Stein was Prussian Statesman whose Prussian reforms paved the way for Unification of Germany. After the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 became head of the Council for the administration of re-conquered German Countries,

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STAMPS OF GDR – BATTLE OF LEIPZIG 1813

40 Pf – G Von Scharnhorst (1755-1813) was a Hanoverian born Prussian General who took part in Napoleonic Wars.

Prince Kutusow (1745-1813) -Field Marshal in Russian Army, he was one of the best Rusian Generals. took part in Russo-Turkish Wars and Napoleonic Wars

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STAMPS OF GDR 1963- WAR OF NATIONS – SCHARNHORST & KUTUSOW

The Cover Design on all three Covers features the Monument to the Battle of Nations in Leipzig built in 1913.

Air Displays – Stamps of Great Britain 2008.

Air Displays – Stamps of Great Britain 2008.

On 17 July 2008 Great Britain Royal Mail issued a set of Six stamps on Air Displays.

Ist – The Red Arrows Aerobatic Team of British Royal Air Force.

48 p – RAF Falcons -Parachute Display Team.

50 p – Red Arrows at Farnborough in Formation flying.

56 p – Avro Vulcans and Avro 707’s

72 p- Robert Wyndham, one armed Parachutist.

81 p – Air Race Hendon.

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GB FDC 2008 -AIR DISPLAYS

 

 

Australian Open 2019 – Countdown

Australian Open 2019 – Countdown

Rodney George Laver, AC, MBE ( born 09 August 1938) is an Australian Tennis Legend. He was born in Rockhampton, Queensland.

He has won 11 Grand Slam Titles including Three Australian Open Men’s Singles Titles in 1960.1962 & 1969. He has won French Open twice in 1962 & 1969 , The US Open twice in 1962 & 1969 and Wimbledon four times (1961,62,68 & 69). He is the only player to twice achieve the Grand Slam (1962 & 1969) and only one to do in the open era. The Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park is named after him in 2000.

Honours

MBE – Member of the Order of British Empire – 1970.

Australian Sports Medal -30 Aug 2000

Companion of  The Order of Australia (AC) -2016 Australia Day Honours.

International Hall of Fame -1981.

Margaret Court, AO, MBE (born 16 July 1942) is an Australian Women’s Tennis Legend who has won 11 Australian Open Women’s Singles titles including seven titles before 1969. She has won a total of 24 Grand Slam singles titles ( French Open -5, US Open -5 and Wimbledon-3). She also won 19 Women’s Doubles and 21 Mixed Doubles Grand Slam titles . These 64 Titles is a World record which still stands in her name . She is perhaps the Greatest Tennis Player of all times.

The Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne Park is named after her.

Honours

MBE – Member of the Order of British Empire – 1967.

Australian Sports Medal -30 Aug 2000

Officer of The Order of Australia (AO) -2007.

International Hall of Fame -1993.

Australia issued four stamps in honour of Rod Laver and Margaret Court on 24 January 2003. One stamp shows them in action and in the other one, each one is seen holding the trophy.

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STAMPS OF AUSTRALIA – ROD LAVER -AUSTRALIAN OPEN TROPHY
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STAMPS OF AUSTRALIA – ROD LAVER
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STAMPS OF AUSTRALIA -MARGARET COURT

Australian Open Men Singles Trophy – Norman Brookes Challenge Cup

Sir Norman Everard Brookes ( 14 November 1877 – 28 September 1966) was an Australian Tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles (Wimbledon in 1907 & 1914, Australasian Championships in 1911). The Australian Open Men’s Singles Trophy the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup is named in his honour. Australia issued a stamp in his memory on 18 February 1981.

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STAMP OF AUSTRALIA -SIR NORMAN BROOKES

Miniature Sheet of Bhutan 2015 -70 Years of UNO.

Miniature Sheet of Bhutan 2015 -70 Years of UNO.

Bhutan issued Miniature sheets to Commemorate 70 years of UNO. The slogans on MS were Strong UN better World and Celebrating 70 Years of Peace, Security and Human Development since 1945. The Miniature Sheet was issued on 24 Oct 2015. The stamps feature

50 Nu – Peace & Security – United Nations Peacekeeper receiving Medal.

50 Nu -Social Advancement – Woman Writing in Book.

50 Nu – HeForShe – Equal Rights.

50 Nu -Dignity – Two Bhutanese Men.

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BHUTAN MS 2015 – UNO 70 YEARS

A Miniature Sheet with one stamp was also issued.

50 Nu – Peace – People and Candles.

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BHUTAN MS 2015 – UNO 70 YEARS

 

FDC Bangladesh 2009 -World Food Day

FDC Bangladesh 2009 -World Food Day

Bangladesh issued a set of four stamps on the occasion of World FoodDay on 16 Oct 2009. The theme was Achieving food security in times of Crisis. The stamps show food and Vegetables . One of the stamps features a Medallion on Sheikh Hasina, PM of Bangladesh. A First Day Cover is listed.

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FDC BANGLADESH WORLD FOOD DAY 2009

Churchill Memorial Museum -Brunei 1973

Churchill Memorial Museum -Brunei 1973

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer- Churchill was a British Statesman, Army officer & Writer who was Prime Minister of United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He Led Britain to Victory in Second World War.

The Churchill Memorial Museum was opened in Brunei in 1973 but was demolished to make way for the Royal Regalia Building in 1991.

A Set of two stamps was issued by Brunei on 31 Dec 1973 on Churchill Memorial building. The 12 sen stamp shows Churchill painting outdoors and in 50Sen stamp he is making a Victory “V” sign.

A First Day Cover with two stamps is listed.

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FDC BRUNEI CHURCHILL 1973

Stamp on Arfa Karim – Computer Prodigy -Pakistan 2012

Stamp on Arfa Karim – Computer Prodigy -Pakistan 2012

Arfa Karim (2 Feb 1995-14 Jn 2012) was a Computer Prodigy from Pakistan. In 2004 at the age of nine became the Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. She had her name in Guinness Book of World Records She was awarded many National and International awards but unfortunately passed away in 2012.

Pakistan issued a stamp in her memory on 02 Feb 2012.

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PAKISTAN FDC AFRA KARIM 2012