First Day Cover Pakistan – Restoration of Murree GPO
Murree is a hill station of Pakistan located in Rawalpindi district at an elevation of 2291m. The Murree GPO was built by British in 1867 and is located at The Mall. Post-1970 it was renovated in the name of modernisation. In 2014 it was decided to restore it to 1910 heritage form. A stamp was issued to mark this on 04 Nov 2015. A FDC is listed.
Exfivia 87 Philatelic Exhibition was held in Potosi in Bolivia. Potosi is one of the highest cities in the World at 4,090 metres. But it most famous for its Silver ore Mine hill called Hill Gold Mine. Spain established a Colonial Mint here and it took Silver to Spain via the Ilama and Mule trains and Spanish treasure fleets.
Bolivia issued a stamp on Exfivia featuring the Hill Gold Mine on 05 Aug 1987.
China hosted the 22nd UPU Congress in Beijing in 1999. It issued a Miniature sheet containing eight stamps on Huangshan mountain on 20 Oct 1997. Each stamp was of 200 Chinese renminbi.
Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. It is UNESCO World Heritage site and one of China’s main tourist destinations. It was namedHuangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) in 747 AD by Imperial order of Tang Dynasty.
The scenes feature on the miniature sheet from Top left to right are
200 ren – Mount Huangshan at Sunrise 200 ren -XIHAI Peaks
200 ren – Flying rock in surging Clouds. 200 ren – Beihai in drifting Clouds
200 ren -Yupping Peak 200 ren – Mystical Stone
200 ren – Tiandu Peak over Clouds 200 ren – Fabied abode of Immortals
Malaysia issued a miniature sheet with four stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 09 Apr 2009.
50 sen – Historic City of Straits of Malacca (World Heritage Site 2008)
50 sen – Taman Kinabalu, Sabah (World Heritage Site 2000)-First national Parks of Malaysia built in 1964. It is Malaysia’s First UNESCO Heritage sites. It is surrounded by Mount Kinabalu -the highest mountain on the Island of Borneo. This park is home to 4,500 species of Flora and Fauna including 326 Bird species.
50 sen – George Town, Penang (World Heritage Site 2008)
50 sen – Taman Negara Mulu, Sarawak – Mulu National Park has one of the largest known Caves in the World.
Japan issued a stamp on 14 Jun 1968 to celebrate the centenary of Hokkaido. It is the northernmost of Japan’s main islands known for its Volcanoes, natural hot springs, and ski areas. Today is the eight most populous Japanese prefecture.
The stamp shows The Centenary Memorial Tower and the Badge of Hokkaido.