First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India

First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India

The Ardh Khumb Mela at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) was held from 15 Jan 2019 to 04 Mar 2019 (55 days). 120 million Hindu Devotees participated in this social and religious congregation at Sangam confluence of Ganga and Yamuna. It is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. The Logo of 2019 Kumbh shows Sadhus bathing in the confluence of Sangam.

India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp on this event 0n 02 Feb 2019. The 2019 Kumbh logo features on the First-day cover. A First day cover is listed.

INDIA FDC KUMBH MELA FEB 2019
INDIA FDC FEB 2019-KUMBH MELA
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Pro Patria Greeting Cards -Switzerland 1969

Pro Patria Greeting Cards -Switzerland 1969

The theme for the 1969 Pro Patria stamps was Art. The stamps were issued on 29 May 1969. A Greeting Card with a 50+20c Pro Patria stamp is listed. This stamp features Madonna with Child. The theme is Art, Stained glass and Religion.

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SWITZERLAND GREETING CARD PRO PATRIA1969 -MADONNA WITH CHILD
SWITZERLAND GREETING CARD PRO PATRIA
SWITZERLAND GREETING CARD PRO PATRIA 1969

Pro Patria Archaeological Findings -Stamps of Switzerland 1975

Pro Patria Archaeological Findings -Stamps of Switzerland 1975

The theme for Pro Patria issue of 1975 was Archaeological Findings. Swiss Post issued a set of Four Stamps on 30 May 1975. A FDC  with First Day Cancellation of Bern is listed.

The findings featured on stamps are

15+10 ct – Golden robe-clasp (6th Century).

30+20 ct – Head of a Bronze Statue of Bacchus (2nd Century).Sculpture Gods & Goddess

50+20 ct – Bronze solid-hilted Daggers (18th to 16th Century BC). Metalworks and Weaponry.

60+25 ct – Henkel Glass Jar (1st Century).Glass and earthenware.

SWISS FDC PATRIA 75
SWISS FDC PRO PATRIA 1975 – ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDINGS

 

Architecture & Philately – Historic Monuments of Switzerland on stamps 1968

Architecture & Philately – Historic Monuments of Switzerland on stamps 1968

Swiss Post issued a set of Nine stamps on Historic Monuments of Switzerland on 12 Sep 1968. The Monuments featured on stamps are

5 ct – Lenzburg Castle

10 ct – Freuler -Palace, Nafels. It is the most famous building in the canton of Glarus and houses the Glarus regional museum.

15 ct – St Mauritius Church, Appenzell

20 ct –  Planta House, Samedan.It houses a museum on home decor.

30 ct – Village Square Houses, Gais

50 ct – Castle and Abbey Church, Neuchatel.

SWISS FDC MONUMENTS
SWISS FDC 1968- HISTORIC MONUMENTS

 

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage – Ruwanwelisaya Stupa – It is stupa a hemispherical structure containing relics sacred to Buddhists all over the World. It is located in Anuradhapura in Central Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage-Sigiriya Rock Fortress – It is UNESCO WorldHeritage Site. It is ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla in Northern Matale district in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It consists of Water Gardens, Frescos and archaeological remains. Rocks 200 metres high exist here

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive-Dances of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive -Festivities and Diversity.

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SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011 -World Tourism Day
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE -2011

 

 

Stamps on Friedrich Von Schmidt – Austria 1991

Stamps on Friedrich Von Schmidt – Austria 1991

Austria issued a stamp on Friedrich Von Schmidt (22 Oct 1825 -23 Jan 1891). He was an Architect who was born in Stuttgart. He built the Church of Saint Lazarus in Vienna and was involved in the restoration of Cathedral ofSaint Ambrogio & St Stephen’s Church in Vienna among other works. He designed the Town Hall or Rathaus Vienna.

Austria issued a stamp on 21 Jan 1991 to mark his 100th Death Anniversary . The Stamp features the Vienna Town Hall. A FDC is listed.

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AUSTRIA FDC 1991 – FRIED VON SCHMIDT ARCHITECT

Maxim Cards on Temples of Thailand – 2002

Maxim Cards on Temples of Thailand – 2002

Thailand issued a set of Four stamps on Temples of Thailand on 17 Jun 2002. Four Maxim Cards along with stamps were also issued. Maxim Cards are listed. The Temples featured on Stamps are

3 Baht -Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Si Rattanasatsadaram)

3 Baht -Wat Pho Temple (Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram)

4 Baht – Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun Ratchawararam)

12 Baht -Temple of Marble (Wat Benchamabophit Dusit Wanaram)

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THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – THE EMERALD BUDDHA TEMPLE
THAILAND TEMPLES MC 2
THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – WAT PHO

 

THAILAND TEMPLES MC 3
THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – THE TEMPLE OF DAWN
THAILAND MAXIM CARD 2002 - THE MARBLE TEMPLE
THAILAND MAXIM CARD 2002 – THE MARBLE TEMPLE