Stamps on ” Sailships – Armada of the Century ” – France 1999.

Stamps on ” Sailships – Armada of the Century ” – France 1999.

France has issued a set of stamps on ” Sailships – Armada of the Century ”  on 10 Jul 1999.

1 Fr – Belle Poule       1 Fr – Belem       1 Fr – Americo Vespucci

FRANCE 99 SHIPS 2
FRANCE 1999- SAILSHIPS-ARMADA OF THE CENTURY
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Stamps on ” Sailships – Armada of the Century ” – France 1999.

Stamps on ” Sailships – Armada of the Century ” – France 1999.

France has issued a set of stamps on ” Sailships – Armada of the Century ”  on 10 Jul 1999.

1 Fr – Simon Bolivar       1 Fr – Statsraad Lehmkuhl       1 Fr – Asgard II

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FRANCE 1999- SAILSHIPS -ARMADA OF THE CENTURY

Indians in First World War  – Air Warriors -Miniature Sheets India 2019.

Indians in First World War  – Air Warriors -Miniature Sheets India 2019.

India issued a set of Stamps on 20 Aug 2019 to Honour Indians in the First World War. A Miniature sheet containing four stamps was issued featuring Air Warriors.

Rs 15 – Lt Indra Lal Roy, DFC                RS 15 – Lt H S Malik              Rs 5 – Lt B C Wellingkar    Rs 5  –  Lt E S Chander Sen.

 

INDIA MS AIR WARRIORS
INDIA MS 2019- AIR WARRIORS

Stamp on Martin Waldseemuller Map – Germany – 2007

Stamp on Martin Waldseemuller Map – Germany – 2007.

Germany has issued a stamp of  220c to mark 500th  Anniversary of Martin Waldseemuller Map. The Waldseemuller Map or Universalis Cosmographia or Universal Cosmography is a printed wall map of the World by German Cartographer Martin Waldseemuller, originally published on April 1507. It is known as the first map to use the word America. It was bestowed in honour of Italian Americo Vespucci. America placed on this map is now South America.

The wall map consists of 12 sections printed from woodcuts. Each section is one of four horizontally and three vertically when assembled. The stamp shows these 12 sections. The only copy of this Map is displayed in Library of Congress Washington DC. A thousand copies were printed originally.

Martin Waldseemuller (1470-1520) was a German Cartographer who along with Matthias Ringmann is credited with first using the word America on maps based on Vespucci and Columbus travels

First Day Cover cancelled at Berlin is listed.

GERMANY FDC MARTIN MAP
GERMANY FDC 2007- MARTIN WLADSEEMULLER’S MAP

 

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

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.

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HUNGARY FDC 1969 – SOYUZ 4 & 5.