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.
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
Time Magazine Person Of Century-Stamp on Einstein -Bhutan 2000.
Time Magazine in its last issue of 20th Century named Albert Einstein (1879-1955) as Person of Century. His photograph appeared on the cover page. Bhutan issued a 100 Nu stamp on 24 Jul 2000 to honour this event.
To celebrate the Centenary of the French Revolution in 1889 an International Exhibition was planned in Paris. Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier, two senior engineers working for Compagnie des establishments Eiffel made a design of Eiffel Tower in 1884, based on Latting observatory in New York. This design improved by Stephen Sauvestre of Eiffel Company was displayed in an exhibition in 1884. Its patents were bought. The Government signed a contract to built this tower as a centrepiece for the exhibition in 1887. it was constructed from 1887-1889 as an entrance to the 1889 World exhibition, it is wrought-iron lattice tower on Champ de Mars in Paris, France and named after Gustav Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower. It is 324 metres tall. It is the tallest man-made structure in the World & the most visited paid monument in the world.
La Poste issued a set of four Priority Stamps ( Permanent validity, priority letters of 20g to France) on Eiffel Tower in all its splendour on 21 Mar 2017. Each stamp was sold for 0.85 euro and a sheet of four stamps for 5.30 euro.
A Sheet with four stamps on Eiffel Tower is listed.