Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Ganjifa.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Ganjifa.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Ganjifa is a term commonly used for hand-made and hand-painted traditional playing cards prevalent in India since medieval times. The art and games of these cards gained popularity in India during the 16th century. Mysore Ganjifa was patronised by Wodeyar Kings.

The main aim of the game was to teach, learn and tell stories from our ancient scriptures and holy books, all the 18 games in the Mysore Ganjifa style were set to stories and slokas from the Hindu Puranas, stories from Ramayana, Mahabharta etc.

Ganjifa cards are of historical importance besides holding aesthetic and artistic value. They serve a social purpose by bringing people together, providing entertainment and by popularising socio-cultural themes. The cards are also used as souvenirs.

A Special Cover on Ganjifa has also been released in 2012 during MAHAPEX2012 at Pune.

MYSORE PC GANJIFA
Mysore Heritage Postcards2014 – Mysore Ganjifa Card Game
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Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Chamundeswari Temple- The 12th Century temple of the patron goddess of the Wodeyars in Chamundi Hills Mysore. Durga or Shakti or Chamundi is the tutelary deity of Mysuru Maharajas.

MYSORE PC CHAMUNDESWARI
Heritage Mysore Postcards 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

Historic Homesteads of Australia Bellevue- Pre Stamped Envelopes 1988.

Historic Homesteads of Australia Bellevue- Pre Stamped Envelopes 1988.

Australia issued a set of Seven Pre-Stamped envelopes on 28 Sep 1988 on Historic Homesteads. All are 39c envelopes. PSE serial nos 150-156.

Bellevue: Coominya Queensland – The Present Bellevue was constructed of timber in the 1870s and enlarged in 1904. Initially on Brisbane river, it was relocated in the town to avoid inundation.

AUSTRALIA PSE 88 BELLEUVE
AUSTRALIA PSE 1988- HISTORIC HOMESTEADS

Postcards of GDR- St Nicholas’ Church Stralsund

Postcards of GDR- St Nicholas’ Church Stralsund

Stralsund is a Hanseatic town on Germany’s Baltic coast and in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Stralsund’s old town is a World Heritage site.

St Nicholas’ Church in Stralsund is the oldest of the three major parish churches in the City. It was dedicated in 1279 to St Nicholas of Myra, the Patron Saint of Sailors. Since 1524  it is an Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Alexanderplatz is located in Central Mitte District of Berlin. It is a large public square and transport hub. It has many malls, stores, S-Bahn connections and has a TV Tower.It is named after Russian Czar Alexander I

GDR issued a postage stamp Alexader Platz on 13 Jun 1973 and the Postcard on St Nicholas’ Church was issued on 17 Apr 1990.

GDR PC ALEX SQUARE
GDR POSTCARDS 1990- ST NICHOLAS’ CHURCH STRALSUND

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Offenbach – Germany.

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Offenbach – Germany.

A Christmas Market also known as Christkindlmarkt (Christ Child Market) or Weihnachtsmarkt is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany and are traditionally held in the town square, the market has food and drinks stalls, seasonal items, singing and dancing. Dortmund with 3.5 million visitors and Cologne with four million visitors are known to be the largest Christmas markets.

Cancellations issued on these Christmas markets can be good addition to any collection on Christianity, Christ, Fairs and Markets, Culture and Traditions collection. A cancellation on Offenbach Christmas Market dated 19 Dec 1989 is listed.

Offenbach International Christmas Markets – The 2019 Offenbach International Christmas Market will take place from 25 Nov to 30 Dec 2019 at Stadthof, Aliceplatz.  Offenbach is the city of the state of Hesse in Germany in Rhine-Main region on river Main. Once known for machine-building,leather-making & Automobile industries it is now known for Automobile industries.

Christmas Market Essen
Christmas Market

GERMANY XMAS MKT OPER
GERMANY 1989-OFFENBACH CHRISTMAS MARKET

 

 

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Frankfurt – Germany.

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Frankfurt – Germany.

A Christmas Market also known as Christkindlmarkt (Christ Child Market) or Weihnachtsmarkt is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany and are traditionally held in the town square, the market has food and drinks stalls, seasonal items, singing and dancing. Dortmund with 3.5 million visitors and Cologne with four million visitors are known to be the largest Christmas markets.

Cancellations issued on these Christmas markets can be good addition to any collection on Christianity, Christ, Fairs and Markets, Culture and Traditions collection. A cancellation on Frankfurt  Christmas Market dated 18 Dec 1989 is listed.

Frankfurt International Christmas Markets – The 2019 Frankfurt International Christmas Market will take place from 25 Nov to 22 Dec 2019 at Romerburg and St Paul’s Square.  Frankfurt is the largest city of the state of Hesse in Germany in Rhine-Main region Once known for Imperial Coronations & Roman Empire, it is now known as Financial hub of the World with Frankfurt stock exchange being one of the largest in the World.

Christmas Market Essen
Christmas Market

GERMANY XMAS MKT FRANKFURT
GERMANY CHRISTMAS MARKET -FRANKFURT

 

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Dortmund – Germany.

Cancellations on Christmas Markets – Dortmund – Germany.

A Christmas Market also known as Christkindlmarkt (Christ Child Market) or Weihnachtsmarkt is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany and are traditionally held in the town square, the market has food and drinks stalls, seasonal items, singing and dancing. Dortmund with 3.5 million visitors and Cologne with four million visitors are known to be the largest Christmas markets.

Cancellations issued on these Christmas markets can be good addition to any collection on Christianity, Christ, Fairs and Markets, Culture and Traditions collection. A cancellation on Dortmund  Christmas Market dated 15 Dec 1989 is listed.

Dortmund International Christmas Markets – The 2019 Dortmund International Christmas Market will take place from 21 Nov to 30 Dec 2019 at 10 locations within Dortmund City Centre.  Dortmund is the third-largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany and Ruhr & Emscher river flows through the city. Once known for Coal mines and Steel Industry, it is now known as Bio-medical Technology, Microsystems technology and a Digital City. It was most heavily bombed city during World War II ( 12 Mar 1945) but has reconstructed to become Westphalia’s “Green Metropolis”.

Christmas Market Essen
Christmas Market
GERMANY XMAS MKT DORTMUND
GERMANY 1989- DORTMUND CHRISTMAS MARKET