Holiday Destinations – Stamps of India 2018.

Holiday Destinations – Stamps of India 2018

India Post released a miniature sheet on 15 Aug 2018 0n the theme Holiday Destinations in India . The two stamps feature Udaipur Palace – Fort (Rajasthan) and Stone Chariot ,Virupaksha Temple -Hampi Karnataka.

 

INDIA STAMPS 2018
MINIATURE SHEET -HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN INDIA -15 AUG 2018 -UDAIPUR PALACE & STONE CHARIOT HAMPI

Busan 2002 – 14th Asian Games- Stamps of Qatar

Busan 2002 – 14th Asian Games- Stamps of Qatar

The 14th Asian Games were held in Busan – South Korea from 29 Sep to 14 Oct 2002. A total of 7,711  Competitors from 44 Nations participated in 419 events in 38 Sports

A  Miniature sheet issued by Qatar to mark end of Busan Games and move for Doha 2006 is listed.

2002 ASIAD MS QATAR
2002 BUSAN ASIAN GAMES AND 2006 DOHA ASIAN GAMES -MS QATAR 2002.

 

Bangkok 1998 – 13th Asian Games- Miniature Sheet of Hong Kong

Bangkok 1998 – 13th Asian Games- Miniature Sheet of Hong Kong

The 13th Asian Games were held in Bangkok – Thailand from 06 Dec to 20 Dec 1998. A total of 6,554  Competitors from 41 Nations participated in 377 events in 36 Sports

A  Miniature Sheet  was issued by Hong Kong 29 Sep 1990 .

1998 ASIAD MS HK
1998 BANGKOK ASIAN GAMES – MINIATURE SHEET HONG KONG 1998

Jakarta -Palembang Asian Games 2018- Main Stadiums -Emblem & Mascot.

Jakarta -Palembang Asian Games 2018- Main Stadiums ,Logo & Mascot

The Main Stadiums where Asian Games 2018 will be held are

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium – Jakarta – Capacity  76127 – Opening & Closing Ceremonies ,Athletics and 12 other sports.

Jakabaring Sports City Complex at Palembang

Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium – Palembang – Women’s Football -Capacity 23000

West Java & Banten – Jalak Harupat & Three Other stadiums – Men’s Football – Capacity 23000-27000.

Emblem – Energy of Asia -Design based on Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Mascots – Three Mascots – Bhin Bhin – A Greater Bird of Paradise , Atung – A Bawean Deer and Kaka – A Javan Rhinoceros. They represent the eastern , Central and Western regions of Indonesia and wear the ethnic attire of these areas.

Indonesia released a series of Miniature sheets on 18 Jan 2018 to promote the Asian Games

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2018 ASIAN GAMES INDONESIA -MINIATURE SHEET
2018 A GAMES INDONESIA -MINIATURE SHEET
2018 A GAMES INDONESIA -MINIATURE SHEET
2018 A GAMES INDONESIA -MINIATURE SHEET
2018 A GAMES INDONESIA -MINIATURE SHEET

Greetings Stamps from Hungary 2003

Greetings Stamps from Hungary 2003

Hungary issued a Miniature sheet on 20 Mar 2003. The theme of the MS was Greetings . The designs on Five stamps  from left to right are

A Church , Two Flowers, One Flower , Easter Eggs , Candles in Window & Christmas Tree

STAMPS on  GREETINGS HUNGARY MS
GREETINGS STAMPS OF HUNGARY -2003

 

Europa stamps – Ireland, The Faroe Islands & Iceland Joint Issue  -1994 – Discoveries

Europa stamps – Ireland Faroe Islands & Iceland Joint Issue  -1994 – Discoveries

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.

FAROYAR EUROPA 94
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES – FAROE ISLANDS -EUROPA 1994
IRELAND EUROPA 1994
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES -IRELAND -EUROPA 1994
EUROPA 94 JOINT ISSUE PRESENTATION PACK
EUROPA 94 JOINT ISSUE PRESENTATION PACK- IRELAND,ICELAND & FAROE ISLANDS -BRENDAN DISCOVERIES
ICELAND EUROPA 94
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES – ICELAND EUROPA 1994

Stamps on All Blacks – New Zealand 2010

Stamps on All Blacks – New Zealand 2010

The Silver Fern that appears on the All Blacks Jersey comes from the native Ponga Fern. The New Zealand  native Rugby Team adopted fern as its emblem when it toured England in 1888.At the inaugural New Zealand Rugby Football union meeting in 1893 Tom Ellison a member of the 1888 team proposed a uniform consisting of black jersey with a Silver Fern. the Silver fern has formed part of the Uniform for successive All Blacks teams ever since.

In a 1905 tour of the Northern Hemisphere the team’s early uniforms consisted of black jerseys with a Silver Fern. Since this time they have become known around the world as the ALL BLACKS.

A Miniature sheet with four stamps on All Blacks was issued by New Zealand on 14 Aug 2010. A FDC with MS is listed.

FDC NZ ALL BLACKS
FDC NZ ALL BLACKS -RUGBY- SILVER FERN-2010