75th Anniversary of Republic of Ireland- 1997.

75th Anniversary of Republic of Ireland- 1997.

The Republic of Ireland issued a set of eight stamps to commemorate its 75th Anniversary.

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IRELAND 1997 -75TH ANNIVERSARY

32 p – Date of Issue -18 Feb 1997 -Irish Army, UN Peace Keeping Forces

32 p – Date of Issue -18 Feb 1997-Parliament Building, Flag & Constitution of Ireland.

32 p -Date of Issue -03 Apr 1997- Sports, Athletics, Baseball, Football.

32 p – Date of Issue -03 Apr 1997- Music, Singers, Musical Instruments

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The Benefits of Stamp Collecting – Stamps of Spain 1999.

The Benefits of Stamp Collecting – Stamps of Spain 1999.

Spain issued a set of 12 stamps on 13Oct 1999 under the theme School Stamps -The Benefits of Stamp collecting. All 20 Pta stamps. The themes on stamps are

20 Pta- Sello The inseparable companion.

20 Pta-“We Complete 150 Years” First Spanish Stamp 1850.

20 Pta- “We Cover the World” Stamp watching airliner over the city.

20 Pta- “We arrive together.Postman delivering letters.

20 Pta- “Write to me”. Stamp writing a letter.

20 Pta- “Love reading” .Stamp reading a book.

20 Pta- “Long Live Nature”. Stamp with Bird, Butterfly & Fish

20 Pta- “We Show you our Heritage”.Stamp showing monuments

20 Pta- “We bring you closer to Art”.Stamp painting a picture.

20 Pta- “We Play with You”.Stamp with Football, Tennis racquet and Sailboard.

20 Pta- “We feel Music” Stamp with musical instruments.

20 Pta-“And you can collect us too”. Stamp with 40c stamp & magnifying glass.

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SPAIN PHILATELY MS 1999- The Benefits of Stamp Collecting.

Special Cover India 1993– INPEX 93

Special Cover India 1993– INPEX 93

The Sixth India National Philatelic Exhibition was held in Calcutta (now Kolkata) at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Dec 1993. A Special Cover was released on 28 Dec 1993. It features the Conch Shell. Its auspicious sound can be heard in every house of Bengal in the evening. It also marks the 1400 Bengali era.

INDIA SPECIAL COVER INPEX 93
INDIA SPECIAL COVER INPEX 93

Special Cover Sathianadam Centenary Celebrations -1977

Special Cover Sathianadam Centenary Celebrations -1977

A Special Cover was issued at Ernakulam on 05 Feb 1977 to commemorate Sathianadam Centenary celebrations (1876-1976).

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INDIA SPECIAL CVR 1977 -SATHIANADAM CENTENARY

Stamps on Pop Music Groups – Bee Gees – Isle of Man – 1999

Stamps on Pop Music Groups – Bee Gees – Isle of Man – 1999

Bee Gees were a Pop Music Group formed in 1958. Their Line up consisted of Gibb brothers namely Barry, Robin & Maurice. The trio of brothers was very popular in the late 1960s and 1970s as a Pop musical group.

The Isle of Man issued a set of six stamps featuring BEE GEES on 12 Oct 1999. The songs featured on stamps along with labels showing the brothers is listed.

ISLE OF MAN BEE GEES 1
ISLE OF MAN BEE GEES 1999

22p- 1967 – Massachusetts   26p – 1968 – Words    29p – 1968-I’ve gotta get a message to you.

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ISLE OF MAN BEE GEES 1999

37p – 1998 -Ellan Vannin   38p – 1987-You Win again   66p – 1978- Night Fever

First Day Covers India 2018 –  Dr M L Vasanthakumari

First Day Covers India 2018 –  Dr M L Vasanthakumari

Dr Madras Lalitangi Vasanthakumari (03 Jul 1928 -31 Oct 1990) was a Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in many Indian Languages. Along with her contemporaries D K Pattamal & M S Subbulakshmi they were known as “Trinity of Carnatic Music”.  She was a recipient of Padma Vibhusan and Sangita Kalanidhi.

A Stamp was issued on 03 Jul 2018 in her memory. A FDC is listed.

INDIA FDC 2018 VASANTKUMARI
INDIA FDC 2018 -DR M L VASANTKUMARI

 

Musical Instruments of Central and West Africa -Stamps of Rwanda 1973

Musical Instruments of Central and West Africa -Stamps of Rwanda 1973

Rwanda issued stamps on Musical Instruments of Central and West Africa on 09 Apr 1973.

RWANDA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
RWANDA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1973

20c – Longombe – Box shaped soundbox that has arches with strings.

30c – Horn

50c- Gyil – Also known as Belafon and is a kind of Xylophone or percussion idiophone which plays melodic tunes. It has 16 to 27 Keys.

1F – Harp