Artur Aleksanyan -Armenia Olympic Champion 2016 Rio Olympics.

Artur Aleksanyan -Armenia Olympic Champion 2016 Rio Olympics.

Artur Aleksanyan is an Armenian Greco Roman wrestler who won Gold at Rio Olympics 2016 in 98 Kg Category. He was also a bronze Medallist at 2012 Olympics and World Champion in 2014.2015,2017. He is nicknamed “Polar Bear” .He is second Olympics Gold Medallist of Armenia since it gained Independence in 1991.He most decorated and renowned Armenian athlete.

A Round shaped stamp and miniature sheet was issued in his honour by Armenia on 30 May 2017.

ARMENIA OLYMPIC WINNER
ARTUR ALEKSANYAN- GOLD MEDALLIST ARMENIA GRECO ROMAN WRESTLING RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

Plastic Stamps of Bhutan on Paintings – Airmails 1972

Plastic Stamps of Bhutan on PaintingsAirmails 1972

Bhutan Post issued a set of Four Plastic stamps on 28 Feb 1972 on Paintings. Two of the stamps postally used on envelopes are listed below.

BHUTAN AIRMAIL1
PLASTIC STAMPS OF BHUTAN USED POSTALLY
BHUTAN AIRMAIL2
PLASTIC STAMPS OF BHUTAN USED POSTALLY

 

CD ROM Postage Stamps -Bhutan 2008- First Day Covers

CD ROM Postage Stamps Bhutan 2008- First Day Covers

To celebrate the 100 Years of Monarchy Bhutan Post issued CD Rom stamps in 2008. Two FDCs with the normal stamps are listed below.

BHUTAN CD FDC1
100 YEARS OF MONARCHY -FIRST DAY COVER -CD ROM ISSUE 2008
BHUTAN CD FDC2
100 YEARS OF MONARCHY -FIRST DAY COVER -CD ROM ISSUE 2008

Rose Stamps on Valentine’s Day -Taiwan 2012

Rose Stamps on Valentine’s DayTaiwan 2012

In the matters of Heart -Rose plays an important part. Valentine’s Day, matters of Heart and Rose are  closely interlinked.

Chungwa post (Republic of China) Taiwan issued a beautiful Heart Shaped miniature sheet on 10 Feb 2012 to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

 

TAIWAN MS ROSE
MINIATURE SHEET ON ROSE -VALENTINE’S DAY 2012 -TAIWAN
TAIWAN MS ROSE FDC
VALENTINE’S DAY 2012TAIWAN POST MINIATURE SHEET FDC ON ROSE

Pakistan’s Mother Teresa- Dr Ruth Katharina Martha PFAU

Pakistan’s Mother Teresa- Dr Ruth Katharina Martha PFAU

Dr Ruth Katharina Martha PFAU  a German Physician and Nun who dedicated her life to eradicating Leprosy in Pakistan was known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa.

Dr Ruth Katharina was born on 09 sep 1929 in Leipzig,Germany and arrived in Karachi in 1960 enroute to India and volunteered to work at a Local Leprosy Colony.She decided to stay in Pakistan as health care worker and established the first Marie Aide Leprosy Centre (MALC).

She was granted Pakistan Citizenship in 1988 and was Nun of  the Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary. She passed away on 10 Aug 2017.

A commemorative stamp was issued by Pakistan on 03 Dec 2017 on this great human being. A FDC with the round stamp is listed.

PAKISTAN DR RUTH FDC
PAKISTAN’S MOTHER TERESA -STAMP ON DR RUTH KATHARINA MARTHA PFAU 2017

Odd Shaped Stamps -Russia 2017.

Odd Shaped Stamps -Russia 2017

Normally postage stamps were square or rectangular in shape and then they were being issued in various shapes and materials.

Russia issued a round shaped stamp on 14 Oct 2017 to mark 19th World Festival of Youth and students.A beautiful round shaped miniature sheet with a round shaped stamp issued is listed.

RUSSIA ROUND SHAPED STAMPS
ODD SHAPED -ROUND STAMPS -RUSSIA 2017