Stamps on Sumbandila Satellite -South Africa 2011.

Stamps on Sumbandila Satellite -South Africa 2011.

A Stamp on Sumbandila Satellite issued by South Africa on 01 Apr 2011. It is No value indicator  stamp and issued initially at 2.50 Rand

SA SATTELITE
SOUTH AFRICA 2011 -SUMBANDILA SATELLITE
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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.

HUNGARY FDC SOYUZ 4
HUNGARY FDC 1969 – SOYUZ 4 & 5.

Guernsey Europa Stamps -1991

Guernsey Europa Stamps -1991

The theme for 1991 EUROPA stamps was European Aerospace. The 26p stamp featuring the inauguration of Post Office and First Moonwalk.

GUERNSEY EUROPA
GUERNSEY EUROPA 1991

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

USA Aerogrammes – 1984 Olympics.

USA Aerogrammes – 1984 Olympics.

USA issued a 30 cent  Aerogramme in 1983. It featured USA & World Map. A Special cancellation on Milcopex Station was provided on 02 Mar 1984 on this aerogramme to promote 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles Milcopex was held in Milwaukee.

US 84 OLYMPICS W MAP AERO MILCO
USA AEROGRAMMES 1983- CANCELLATION OLYMPIC GAMES 1984 & MILCOPEX.
US 84 OLYMPICS W MAP AERO BACK
USA AEROGRAMMES 1983- SATELLITE

Manned Space Travel – Stamps of Hungary 1966.

Manned Space Travel – Stamps of Hungary 1966.

Hungary issued a set of eight stamps on manned space travel on 29 Dec 1966.  Two covers with eight stamps and FDI cancellation sent from Hungary to South Africa are listed.

HUNGARY SPACE
HUNGARY 1966 -MANNED SPACE TRAVEL

80f –  Vostok 5 & Vostok 6 Spacecraft         1Ft – Gemini Spacecraft & Agena Docking Target

150 Ft -Alexei Leonov Spacewalk & Voskhod 2      2.50Ft – Voskhod 1

HUNGARY SPACE1
HUNGARY 1966 -MANNED SPACE TRAVEL

60f-  Gemini 6 & Gemini 7 Spacecraft.       20f – Vostok 3 & Vostok 4

2 Ft – Edward White Spacewalk and Gemini 4.

3 Ft – Gemini 11 and Atlas-Agena Rendezvous.

Zambia – First Day Cover – World Meteorological Day 1970.

Zambia – First Day Cover – World Meteorological Day 1970.

Zambia issued a stamp on  23 Mar 1970 to commemorate World Meteorological Day. The stamp features Nimbus III Weather Satellite. A First Day Cover is listed.

ZAMBIA FDC 1983 WMO