Special Cover India April 2018 – Budh Purnima

Special Cover India April 2018 – Budh Purnima

A Special Cover issued at Mumbai on 30 Apr 2018 to celebrate Budh Purnima or Vesak.

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SPECIAL COVER MUMBAI BUDH PURNIMA – APRIL 2018

Stephen Hawking – Special Cover India 2018 -Kolkata & Mumbai

Stephen Hawking – Special Cover India 2018

Stephen Hawking (1942- 14 Mar 2018) was an English Theoritical physicist, cosmologist,author & Director of research at the centre for theoritical cosmology at University of Cambridge. His Field of work included Black Holes, Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics,Hawking radiation etc.

He passed away on 13 Mar 2018 and a Special Cover was released on 20 Mar 2018 by West Bengal Circle at Kolkata.

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SPECIAL COVER ON STEPHEN HAWKING 20 MAR 2018

 

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SPECIAL COVER ON HAWKING – MUMBAI

APS Cover Feb 2018 -250th Anniversary 2nd Battalion The Maratha Light Infantry.

APS Cover Feb 2018 -250th Anniversary 2nd Battalion The Maratha Light Infantry.

The Battalion was raised on 04 Aug 1768 as 2nd Battalion The Bombay Sepoys famous by its nickname “Kali Panchwin” .It saw action in both the World Wars and was awarded “Theatre Honour J&K “.

APS cover was issued on 09 Feb 2018 to mark Sestercentennial (250th) Celebrations.

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APS COVERS 2018- 2ND BATTALION MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY

Stamps on Indian Themes by Foreign Countries – Shah Jahan on Irish Stamps.

On January 19th, 1968 Sir Alfred Chester Beatty died at the age of 92 in Monaco. This American-born, British knight of the realm became the first private citizen in Ireland to be given a state funeral.

The honour was bestowed on Beatty as a result of the collection he bequeathed to the nation.

It includes the first surviving copies of all four Gospels and the earliest Koran by one of Islam’s greatest calligraphers. It is among the most significant collections of its kind in the world.

His collections of early papyrus for the bibles has been invaluable in determining how the New Testament, as we understand today, came together.

As a result, Chester Beatty set up his library initially in Shrewsbury road before it was relocated to the grounds of Dublin Castle in 2000.

The occasion of the 50th anniversary of Beatty’s death was marked with the unveiling of four new stamps featuring highlights from different aspects of the collection.

The first representing the East Asian collection was a privately commissioned Japanese woodblock print from the 19th century. The second was a portrait of Shah Jahan, ruler of India from 1627 to 1658, who is best known for having built the The Taj Mahal  It is heading to the Getty Museum in New York on loan.

The third from their Western collection was a masterpiece of miniaturization. Simon Bening’s The Birth of the Virgin from 1530 was inserted into a prayer book commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.  The fourth stamp is a picture of Chester Beatty aged in his mid-thirties taken in 1911.

The collection of stamps was launched by Josepha Madigan Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.  .

The minister said the “beautifully designed” commemorative stamps were a fitting tribute to Chester Beatty and also to the fact that his passion for collecting began when he started collecting stamps as a child.

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STAMPS ON SHAH JAHAN BY IRELAND 2018

Indian Victoria Cross recipients on Foreign Stamps – 150th Anniversary of The Victoria Cross.

Indian Victoria Cross recipients on Foreign Stamps – 150th Anniversary of The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award United Kingdom Honors System. It is awarded for Gallantry “in the presence of Enemy” to members of British Armed Forces. It may be awarded posthumously. It was previously awarded to Commonwealth countries most of whom have now their own awards.

The VC was introduced  on 29 Jan 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of Valour during the Crimean War.Since then 1358 times to 1355 Individuals.

St Vincent & Grenadines issued a miniature sheet on 24 Oct 2007 to mark 150 years of Victoria Cross.It shows six recipients and one of them is Naik Yeshwant Ghadge.

Naik Yeshwant Ghadge (16 Nov 1921 -10 Jul 1944). He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his act of Valour in Italy during World War II while serving with 5th Battalion of Maratha Light Infantry of British Indian Army on 10 Jul 1944.

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NAIK YESHWANT GHADGE – INDIAN ARMY -VICTORIA CROSS 1944 – ST VINCENT & GRENADINES STAMP

First Day Covers India 2018 – Biju Patnaik

First Day Covers India 2018 – Biju Patnaik

Biju Patnaik was born on 05 Mar 2016 in Cuttack Odisha. He Joined Royal India Air Force and Indian National Airways and saw action in WW II , Flew to Kashmir during 1947.He was also a Parliamentarian,Union Cabinet Minister and Chief  Minister of Odisha.

A Stamp was issued on 05 Mar 2018 in his memory.

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FIRST DAY COVERS INDIA 2018-BIJU PATNAIK

Stamps on A Dovzhenko – Ukraine 1996

Stamps on A Dovzhenko – Ukraine 1996

Alexander Petrovich Dovzhenko (1894-1956) was a Soviet screenwriter,film producer and Director of Ukraine origin. He is often regarded as most important early Soviet Filmmakers.

Ukraine issued a stamp on 23 Mar 1996 to mark his Birth Centenary.

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UKRAINE STAMP ON FILM MAKER ALEXANDER DOVZHENKO – 1996