Dubai Stamps – 13th World Scout Jamboree Japan 1971

Dubai Stamps – 13th World Scout Jamboree Japan 1971

Dubai issued a set of Four stamps on the 13th World Scout Jamboree which was held at Asagiri heights on the western side of Mount Fuji in Fujinomiya Japan from 2-10 Aug 1971. A total of 23,758 scouts attended.

The stamps were issued on 30 Aug 1971 and feature

60 Dirhams – Fan, Scout Emblem,Map of Japan

1 Riyal -Scouts in the Canoe

1.25 Riyal – Mountaineering

3 Riyal – Campfire

DUBAI SCOUT JAMBOREE
STAMPS OF DUBAI 1971 -13TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE JAPAN

Lord Howe Island – Pre Stamped Envelope -Heritage Site in Australia

Lord Howe Island – Heritage Site in Australia

Lord Hope Island lies in South Pacific approx 700 Kilometers north-east of Sydney .This Island is an Australian territory administered from New South Wales.It and its adjacent islets are the eroded remnants of an adjacent Volcano that rises for over 2000 metres from ocean floor and the volcanic rock outcrops of the LordHope Island group are of great geological interest .The Island is ahaven for birdlife -nearly 120 bird species live there permanently or visit regularly.

A Pre Stamped Envelope (PSE no 088) was issued on 20 Mar 1985.

PSE AUSTRALIA HERITAGE
LORD HOWE ISLAND -AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE SITES – PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES AUSTRALIA 1985.

Golden Mountain Thailand – Joint Issue stamps Thailand & Italy 2004.

Golden Mountain Thailand – Joint Issue stamps Thailand & Italy 2004.

Thailand issued a set of two stamps as joint issue between Thailand and Italy .The Stamps were issued on 21 Apr 2004.

3 Baht – Golden Mountain Thailand – Wat Saket The temple of Golden Mount” which is loacated outside the Rattanakosin island area of Bangkok is one of the city’s oldest temple .The structure of Wat saket is distinct because of 80 metre high mountain called Phu Khao Thong (meaning Golden Mountain) where the temple main stupa (Gilded Chedi) rests.

3 baht – Colosseum in Rome Italy – A large amphitheatre for Public sports events ,entertainment or assemblies.

THAILAND -ITALY JOINT ISSUE
FIRST DAY COVER – THAILAND -ITALY JOINT ISSUE – GOLDEN MOUNTAIN AND COLOSSEUM -2004

Mercara Downs Golf Club Centenary – Special Covers – India 2014 .

Mercara Downs Golf Club Centenary – Special Covers – India 2014

This 18 Hole Golf Course is locatedin the rolling hills of Madikeri ,Kodagu in Karnataka. It was started as a 9 hole Golf Course in 1914 during the British Period.

A Special Cover was released  on 13 Dec 2014 to celebrate its Centenary.

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SPECIAL COVER – CENTENARY OF MERCARA DOWNS GOLF COURSE – MADIKERI KARNATAKA -2014

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH – Stamps of Bangladesh 2010

Indigenous people in Bangladesh – Stamps of Bangladesh 2010

The Indigenous people of Bangladesh refer to the ethnic minorities in Southeastern,northeastern, north central and north western regions of the Country. These are areas in Chittagong Hill Tracts,Sylhet, rajshahi & Mymensing Divisions. Therenumber was almost 2 million in 2010 and  are of Tibetan,Burmese, Dravidian origins.Most of them are Buddhists or Hindus by faith while some are Christians and animistics.

Bangladesh issued a set of 20 Stamps featuring the Culture,Dress,Occupation, Customs and Festivals.

Chakmas – It is the largest tribe in Bangladesh.  Buddhism is their religion and tribal Chief is known as Chakma Raja. Have their own Language ,Culture,tradition and history.Women wear pinon and khadi (handmade) and men dhuti, They practice Jhum cultivation (shifting farming).Migrated to Bangladesh in 15th Century.

Marma – The second largest ethnic group in Bangladesh and they are of   Burmese ancestry.Arakanese emperor invaded the south eastern region of Bangladesh and Marmas have been established since then. Follow Burmese script and language, Buddhism is the religion ,Follow Buddhist Lunar calendar,lower part of dress is thumbi and upper part is angi,musical instruments similar to ancestral heritage like kappya,jjea and kharra.

Mro or Mru – Original inhabitants of Chittagong Hill Tracts where they migrated from  Arakan in 14th-15th Century. No written language but some can speak and read Burmese and Bangla scripts. Buddhism is main religion but religious practices are mainly animistic.

Tripura – Originally belonged to Tripura Kingdom and after India’s independence some were inhabiting the Chittagong hill tracts  and plains of Bangladesh and continued .Culture ,language ,customs similar to Tripura State language is called Kokborok.

Pangkhua – In hill tracts of ChiiINDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESHtagong Hills. No written language but use Mizo ( Lushai) literature.

A Setof Four First day Covers with Five stamps each are listed.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH -WOMEN AND DRESSES -2010
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH – WOMEN IN TRADITIONAL DRESS – CHAKMA, MARMA,MRU,TRIPURA,PANGKHUA -2010
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH -OCCUPATION -2010
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH
STAMPS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN BANGLADESH -DANCES – 2010

Nature Reserves of Negev – Stamps of Israel 1988

Nature Reserves of Negev – Stamps of Israel 1988.

Nature Resrves in Negev

The Negev Desert is not a wasteland devoid of life but is rich in scenery with high mountain peaks and deep canyons- Hamada plains standing out darkly against white sand dunes ,each landscape with its own distinct biological systems hollowed by springs and waters.

As many as 1200 plant species are found of which 76 are endemic.It has abundance of Wlidlife with 45 reptile species,55 bird species other than migratory , 440 mammal species.

Ein Zin Reserve – Desert oases of the Negev. Ein Zin is one of the series of  springs rising in Nahal Zin. it has palm trees,Euphrates poplar trees and lush green river bank vegetation with wild life.

She’zaf Reserve – Located in Northern Arava has a growth of large jujube and acacia trees giving it a effect of African Savannah.

Makhtesh Ramon reserve – Consists on Makhtesh (Crater) and high Negev Mountains is the largest reserve.

Israel issue a set of three stamps on these nature reserves on 27 Jun 1988 with Tabs.

40 agora – Ein Zin reserve ,tab on Indian Wolf

60 agora – She’zaf reserve ,Tab on Dorcas Gazelle

70 agora – Makhtesh Ramon reserve, Tab on Asian Wild Ass.

A FDC with stamps and tabs is listed.

ISR FDC ANIMALS