Sark’s Gold Postbox – Carl Hester – Guernsey 2013

Sark’s Gold Postbox – Carl Hester – Guernsey 2013

Guernsey issued a miniature sheet on 20 Feb 2013 on Sark’s Gold Postbox. Sark is an Island in the Channel Islands in Southwestern English Channel off the coast of Normandy in France.It forms part of Bailiwick of Guernsey.

In 1980, Guernsey Post Office Post Box at Sark was painted blue, 11 years after the Company became independent from British Post Office. The Royal Mail has been celebrating every British Olympics Gold Medal by painting a postbox Golden in the Olympians hometown.

Carl Hester, Laura Becktolsheimer & Charlotte Dujardin won the Team Dressage Gold Medal in 2012 London Olympics. To commemorate this achievement the Sark Postbox was painted Gold in honour of Carl Chester who was born in Sark on 29 June 1967. Hester won the Gold Medal riding Uthopia.

In the New Years honours list of 2013, Carl Chester was appointed as Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MDE) for his contribution to Equestrian sports.

Carl Hester won a Silver Medal representing the United Kingdom in Team Dressage at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

GUERNSEY GOLD POST BOX MS
GUERNSEY MINIATURE SHEET GOLD POSTBOX 2013 -CARL HESTER

Stamps on Famous People – EUROPA 1980 – Portugal

Stamps on Famous People – EUROPA 1980 – Portugal

The Theme for 1980 EUROPA stamps was famous people. 32 Countries of Europe issued 67 stamps. Portugal issued two stamps on 14 Apr 1980 on famous people. The explorers featured on Stamps are

16$ – Serpa Pinto (1846-1900). He was Portuguese explorer of Africa.

60$ – Vasco -De-Gama (1469-1524) .He was the first explorer who navigated from Portugal around Cape of Good Hope to India.

A Sheetlet with two se-tenant pairs is listed.

PORTUGAL EUROPA 1980 FAMOUS PEOPLE VASCO
PORTUGAL EUROPA 1980 FAMOUS PEOPLE – VASCO de GAMA & SERPA PINTO

 

First Day Cover – Paintings of Edgar Degas -1970

First Day Cover – Paintings of Edgar Degas -1970

France issued a stamp on paintings of Edgar Degas (1834-1917) . The Painting featured is “Dancer with a Bouquet Saluting on”. Degas is known for his paintings on Dances. The stamp was issued on 14 Nov 1970. A First Day Cover is listed.

FRANCE FDC PAINTING
FRANCE FDC PAINTING by EDGAR DEGAS 1970

 

 

Miniature Sheet of Austria 2005 -Second Republic

Miniature Sheet of Austria 2005 -Second Republic

After the Collapse of Austro- Hungarian empire in World War I -the First Republic in Austria was formed ( 1918- 1933). Ten years after Second War Austria again became the Independent Republic and it is known as the Second Republic since 1955.

A Miniature sheet with two stamps was issued on 15 May 2005 to commemorate 60 years of Second Republic.

AUSTRIA MS 60 YEARS SECOND REPUBLIC 2005
AUSTRIA MS 60 YEARS SECOND REPUBLIC 2005

Irish Fashion Designers on Stamps – Ireland 2010

Irish Fashion Designers on Stamps – Ireland 2010

Ireland issued a set of six stamps (three stamps of 55c denomination and three stamps of 82c) on Irish Fashion designers and their stamps. The stamps were issued on 15 Jul 2010. the designers and their works featured are

55c-Paul Costelloe

55c- Louise Kennedy

55c- Lainey Keogh

82c-John Rocha

82c-Philip Treacy

82c-Orla Kealy

IRELAND FASHION
IRELAND FASHION 2010
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IRELAND FASHION 2010

 

Stamps on Bobby Jones Golfer – USA 1981

Stamps on Bobby Jones Golfer – USA 1981

Robert Tyre Jones Jr ( 17 Mar 1902 – 18 Dec 1971) was an Amateur American Golfer who was one of the most influential figures in the history of Golf. He Founded and helped in designing the Augusta Golf Club and Co-Founded the Masters Tournament. He was popularly known as Bobby Jones.

In 1930 he won the ‘Grand Slam” consisting of both Open & Amateur at US & UK Open. The USA issued an 18c stamp in memory of Bobby Jones on 22 Sep 1981.

BOBBY JONES GOLF
STAMP ON BOBBY JONES US AMATEUR GOLFER -1981