APS Cover Jul 2019 – 8 Mountain Division & Kargil Vijay Diwas

APS Cover Jul 2019 – 8 Mountain Division & Kargil Vijay Diwas

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.

APS Cover Ser No 26/19

APS CVS 26-19 8 MTN
APS COVERS JUL 2019 – 8 MOUNTAIN DIVISION & KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS.
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Stamps of China on the 2008 Beijing Olympics – Olympic Flame at Qomolangma – China 2008

Stamps of China on the 2008 Beijing Olympics – Olympic Flame at Qomolangma – China 2008

The 2008 Summer Olympics or XXIX Olympics were held in Beijing China from 08 to 24 Aug 2008.  A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 41 Disciplines and 302 events. President Hu Jintao of China inaugurated the Games. China topped the medals tally with 48 Gold Medals.

China issued a 1.20 Yuan stamp on 27 Apr 2007 to promote the Beijing Olympics Torch Relay. A special commemorative cover was issued on 08 May 2008 to coincide with Torch relay. The Olympics Flame was lit at Olympia on 24 Mar 2008 and it was called “Journey of Harmony”. It reached the Qomolangma (Tibetan for Mt Everest ) creating a record that Olympic Flame was lit at the highest point of the World.

CHINA 2008 OLY TORCH RELAY 2
CHINA 2008- BEIJING OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY AT MT EVEREST.

State Flag of Montana – USA 1976.

State Flag of Montana – USA 1976.

The USA issued a set of 50 stamps on State Flags of States of the USA on 23 Feb 1976. We are listing them in Alphabetical order of States name. All stamps are 13 cents denomination. This stamp is 26th in the series

Montana State Flag –  The Final flag was approved in 1904. The main features on the Flag are

  • The flag displays state seal in the field of Blue.
  • MONTANA in gold is written on top.
  • sunrise over snowy mountains
  • Waterfalls, The Missouri River, Mountains, hills, trees, and cliffs are shown behind three tools (pick, shovel and plough) symbolizing Montana’s mining & Farming industry.
  • A ribbon with the state motto “Oro y Plata” ( Spanish for Gold & Silver) is displayed on the bottom of the shield,

A First Day Cover is listed, it shows Montana State Flag

USA MONTANA FLAG
USA 1976 -MONTANA STATE FLAG

Stamps on Domestic Animals – Nepal 1973.

Stamps on Domestic Animals – Nepal 1973.

Nepal issued a set of stamps on Domestic Animals on 21 Mar 1963. The stamps  Feature

3.25 Rupees -Yak                     2 Paisa -Cow

NEPAL CATTLE
NEPAL 1973-DOMESTIC ANIMALS -YAK & COW

Special Stamps on Gotthard Base Tunnel– Switzerland 2016

Special Stamps on Gotthard Base Tunnel– Switzerland 2016

Switzerland issued a special pair of se-tenant stamps with a vignette to commemorate the opening of Gotthard Base Tunnel on 01 Jun 2016. The tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the World with a length of 57 kilometres. It connects North (Erstfeld) of Switzerland to Bodio in the South.

Special Stamps– 28 million tonnes of material was removed from the mountains out of which 15 kilos of Gotthard rock went to Swiss Post. The Gotthard rock was ground into dust and then applied in this form to the 104 mm X 37 mm “Gottardo” special stamp using a particular kind of printing with special varnish.

The two stamps of 100 c each featuring the bridge show the relief of the Saint Gotthard Massif along with Alpine panorama and north and south portals. At each end of the tunnel stands an SBB locomotive, one in the colder north, depicted in blue, and the other in warmer south, depicted in yellow. The locomotive in North (Erstfeld) is an SBB Electric Locomotive Re 484 Cargo and locomotive in South (Bodio) is an SBB Re 460 Loco 2000.

SWITZERLAND MS TUNNEL
SWITZERLAND 2016- GOTTHARD BASE TUNNEL-SPECIAL STAMPS WITH ROCK DUST

 

Aerogrammes of Nepal – 1982.

Aerogrammes of Nepal – 1982.

A Rupees 2.50 Aerogramme of Nepal featuring a mountain and issued in 1982.

NEPAL AEROGRAMME
NEPAL AEROGRAMME 1982

Stamps on National Trust For Scotland- British landscapes – Great Britain 1981.

Stamps on National Trust For Scotland- British landscapes – Great Britain 1981.

The National Trust for Scotland is a Scottish Conservation Organisation. It manages  130 properties and 180,000 acres of Land which includes Castles, Parks, Heritage Sites etc. Great Britain issued a set of Five stamps on 24 June 1981 to commemorate 50th Anniversary of National Trust For Scotland.

Gutter Pairs of Stamps are Listed

14p – Glenfinnan Scotland – Hamlet in the Scottish Highlands.

18p-Derwentwater England- Water Body in Lake District National Park.

20p- Stackpole Head Wales- Beaches and Coastlines.

GB GUTTER PAIR 1
GB 1981- GUTTER PAIRS -NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND -BRITISH LANDSCAPES