Miniature Sheet on Classic and Vintage Cars – Isle of Man 1995.
Motor Racing started in Isle of Man in 1905. To commemorate 90th Anniversary of motor racing a set of stamps and a miniature sheet were issued by Isle of Man Post Office on 08 May 1995.
A FDC with One Pound Miniature Sheet is listed. The MS features the winner of 1905 Tourist Trophy John S Napier in an Arrol Johnston passing the Bungalow, a recognised station on the TT circuit. His average speed was 33.9 mph over the 52-mile course.
Stamps on Gaite de Fole Mirandesa – Portugal 2014.
The theme for the year 2014 EUROPA issue was Musical Instruments. The Portugal issued a miniature sheet on 09 May 2014 containing two stamps on a prominent musical instrument of Portugal – Gaite de Fole Mirandesa. The stamps feature a musician playing a Gaite de Fole Mirandesa and the Gaite de Fole Mirandesa. The stamps are E 20g ( FV 0.70 euro).
Gaite de Fole Mirandesa — It is a type of Bagpipe known to be native to Tras-os-Montes region of Portugal. Some Portuguese Regiments from Minho, Tras-o-Montes & Guarda use these bagpipes for marching tunes
The theme for the year 2014 EUROPA issue was Musical Instruments. The Azores issued a miniature sheet on 09 May 2014 containing two stamps on a prominent musical instrument of Azores – Viola da Terra. The stamps feature a musician playing a Viola da Terra and the Viola da Terra. The stamps are E 20g ( FV 0.70 euro).
Viola da Terra — It is a stringed musical instrument from the Islands of Azores. Its 12 or 15 strings are arranged in either five or six courses. It is constructed of wood in the hourglass shape. Strings are made of metal of very light gauge.
The theme for the year 2014 EUROPA issue was Musical Instruments. Madeira issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps on a prominent musical instrument of Madeira – Brinquinho. The stamps feature a musician playing a Brinquinho and the Brinquinho. The stamps are E 20 gr ( FV 0.70 euro).
Brinquinho – A Brinquinho ( meaning toy) is a very popular musical instrument of Madeira. It consists of dolls dressed in traditional dress. The figures carry a small castanet on their back. The Figurines or dolls are most often filled with sawdust. They are arranged in a circular fashion on two circular and superposed metal arcs. The castanets are mostly in wood. Furthermore, soda or beer bottle lids are fixed to the feet of the dolls.
These dolls are all attached to an articulated piston by an ingenious mechanism. The closest I can think of to describe it is that it has similarities with the apparatus used to open and close an umbrella. This mechanism if skillfully handled makes the dolls dance rhythmically. This frenetic dance activates the castanets. Hence it acts as an indirect percussion instrument.
The origin of this instrument could be North Portugal or Angola.
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.
Denmark issued a miniature sheet with a stamp to commemorate the International Stamp Exhibition HAFNIA 87 on 27 Aug 1987 at Copenhagen. It features 9125k Denmark Stamp, Steam Locomotive & Mail Wagon. The Souvenir sheet was sold only in combination with entrance -engraved by Czeslaw Slania. Print Quantity -228,648 and Face Value 45 Danish Kroner.