City of Luxembourg – Old Quarters and Fortifications -UNESCO World Heritage Site
Because of its strategic Postion -Luxembourg was one of Europe’s greatest fortified sites from 16th Century to 1867. It was repeatedly reinforced as it passed from one European power to another- The Holy Roman Emperors , The Burgundy ,The Habsburgs , the French and Spanish Kings and finally the Prussians .The Fortifications were a fine example of Military architecture spanning several centuries.It was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Luxembourg issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps on 08 May 2014 to commemorate 20th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage site. The two stamps feature Old City and Fortifications and Modern city and historic Fortifications. FDC with MS is shown below.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications -Stamps of Portugal 2014
Guarding the key border crossing between Portugal’s capital Lisbon and Spain’s capital Madrid in an undulating riverine landscape the Garrison town of Elvas was fortified extensively between 17th to 19th centuries to become the largest bulwarked dry ditch system in the world, with the outlying forts built on surrounding hills to accommodate the changing needs of defensive warfare. The site contains the 7km long Amoreira duct.
The property includes seven components
The Historic Centre ,Amoreira aqueduct , The Fort of Santa Luzia , Covered way linking it to historic centre, The Fort of Graca, and the Fortlets of Sao Mamede , Sao Pedro and Sao Domingos.
It was declared UNESCO Heritage site in 2012.
Portugal issued a set of four stamps on 30 Jun 2014. The stamps feature
Pakistan issued a stamp to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of UNHCR ( United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees).UNHCR is United Nations programme with mandate to protect refugees,forcibly displaced communities and stateless people and assist in their voluntary repatriation,local integration or ressttlement to a third Country.
The stamp was issued on 14 Dec 2000. A FDC is listed.