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
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Special Cover on Charles Darwin – The Netherlands 1982.

Special Cover on Charles Darwin – The Netherlands 1982.

A Special Cover on Charles Darwin(12 Feb 1809 – 19 Apr 1882) was issued by  The Netherlands in 1982 on his 100th Death Anniversary.

NRTHERLANDS COVER CENT DARWIN
THE NETHERLANDS SPECIAL COVER 1982 – CHARLES DARWIN 100TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY.

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

Stamp on Georg Christoph Lichtenberg– German Physicist – 1992.

Stamp on Georg Christoph Lichtenberg– German Physicist – 1992.

Germany issued a stamp on  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg(1742-1799) – He was German Physicist, satirist and anglophile. He is known for his scrapbooks.

A stamp was issued on 11 Jun 1992 to mark his 250th Birth Anniversary. An FDI card is listed.

GERMANY FDI 1992 GEORG CHRISTOPH
GERMANY FDI 1992- GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG-PHYSICIST
GERMANY FDI 1106
GERMANY FDI 1992- GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG-PHYSICIST

Time Magazine Person Of Century-Stamp on Einstein -Bhutan 2000.

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.

BHUTAN EINSTEIN
BHUTAN 200- EINSTEIN PERSON OF THE CENTURY.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners 1921- Norway 2004.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners 1921- Norway 2004.

Christian Lange (1869-1938) was a Norwegian historian, teacher & Political scientist. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1921. Norway issued a stamp in his honour on 20 Sep 2004.

NORWAY PERSONALITY
NORWAY 2004 – NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 1921

Priority Stamps on Eiffel Tower -France 2017.

Priority Stamps on Eiffel Tower -France 2017.

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.

FRANCE EIFFEL TOWER
PRIORITY STAMPS OF FRANCE 2017 ON EIFFEL TOWER