Portraits of Copernicus – Stamps of Poland 1973.

Portraits of Copernicus – Stamps of Poland 1973.

Poland issued a set of stamps to mark 500th Birth Anniversary of Mikolaj Kopernik Copernicus featuring his portraits. The stamps were issued on 18 Feb 1973. Copernicus  (1473-1543) was a great mathematician and Astronomer.

1.5 Zl – Painted in Torun 16th Century        2.50 Zl – Painting by Zinck Nor

4 Zl – From Strasbourg Clock.

POLAND 1973 COPERNICUS
POLAND 1973 -PORTRAITS OF COPERNICUS
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Captain George Vancouver – Stamps of Canada 2007.

Captain George Vancouver – Stamps of Canada 2007.

Captain George Vancouver  (22 Jun 1757-10 May 1798) was born in Norfolk England. He was a British officer of Royal Navy best known for his 1791-95 expedition which explored North America’s northwestern Pacific Coast regions.

Vancouver Island and City of Vancouver British Columbia are named after him. Vancouver Washington, Mount Vancouver of Yukon and Alaska are also named after him. Mt Vancouver, NewZealand’s sixth highest peak in the southern Alps is also named after him.

Lifesize gilded statue of Captain Vancouver stands majestically atop the British Columbia Parliament Building in Victoria. He was one of Britain’s greatest explorers and navigators.

HMS Discovery and HMS Chatham were the two ships which took part in the Vancouver expedition.

Canada issued a $1.55 stamp on 22 Jun 2007 to commemorate 250th Birth Anniversary of Captain George Vancouver.

CANADA CAPT VANCOUVER
CANADA 2007 -CAPT GEORGE VANCOUVER-250TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Stamps on Soyuz 4 & 5 – Hungary 1969.

Stamps on Soyuz 4 & 5 – Hungary 1969.

Hungary issued stamps on Soyuz 4 & 5 and Astronauts in 1989.

HUNGARY FDC SOYUZ 4
HUNGARY FDC 1969 – SOYUZ 4 & 5.

Years of Halley’s Comet – Stamps of Jersey 1986.

Years of Halley’s Comet – Stamps of Jersey 1986.

Halley’s Comet is a short period comet visible every 75-76 years. It last appeared in 1986 and the next appearance is likely on 28 July 2061. It was discovered in 1758 by Edmond Halley and hence the name Halley’s Comet.

Jersey issued a set of three stamps tracing the history and years of the appearance of Halley’s Comet. The Bayeux tapestry which chronicles the battle of Hastings in 1066 also mentions the appearance of Halley’s comet in 1066.

10p – 912 AD -When Rollo the Viking was settling into the Dukedom of Normandy. 1066 AD -Battle of Hastings and Bayeux Tapestry.

22p -1301 AD -The comet looked down on Giotto painting his magnificent “Adoration of Magi” and included as an untimely star of Bethlehem.  In 1682 when Halley was forming the theory of periodic return.

31p- In 1910 -it coincided with the first voyage of mail steamer ‘Caesarea’ (the Roman name for Jersey) and opening of New Main Post Office at St Helier. In 1986 it made its last appearance.

An FDC with these three beautiful stamps tracing the Years of Comet and events in History is listed.

JERSEY FDC HALLEY'S COMET
JERSEY FDC1986- YEARS OF HALLEY’S COMET

Journey through 20th Century – Souvenir Sheet Belgium 1999.

Journey through 20th Century – Souvenir Sheet Belgium 1999.

Belgium issued a souvenir sheet containing 20 stamps of 17 Fr or 0.42 euro each on important people and events in the journey through 20th Century. The sheet was issued on 04 Dec 1999. The stamps feature

Pope John XXIII            King Baudouin     Willy Brandt         John F Kennedy

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)                    Martin Luther King (1929-1968)                                Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924)      Che Guevara       Golda Meir       Nelson Mandela

Olympics          Football                  Eddy Merckx        Chanson

Beatles     Charlie Chaplin      Tourism -Beaches    Musical Instruments, Music, Scouting

Herge, Cartoons    Philately

BELGIUM MS MILLENIUM
BELGIUM SOUVENIR SHEET 1999- THROUGH 20TH CENTURY

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

 

450th Birth Anniversary of Galileo – FDC San Marino 2014

450th Birth Anniversary of Galileo – FDC San Marino 2014

Galileo Galilei (15 Feb 1564- 8 Jan 1642) was an Italian astronomer,mathematician,physicist,philosopher & professor who made pioneering observations of nature with long lasting implications for the study of Physics. He also constructed a telescope and supported the Copernican theory,which supports a sun centred solar system.

San Marino issued a set of two stamps to mark his 450th Birth Anniversary. Stamps feature Galileo & Viviani and in other stamp a Compass and Telescope is featured.

FDC SAN MARINO GALILEO
FDC SAN MARINO 2014- 450TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY GALILEO GALILEI