Sark’s Gold Postbox – Carl Hester – Guernsey 2013

Sark’s Gold Postbox – Carl Hester – Guernsey 2013

Guernsey issued a miniature sheet on 20 Feb 2013 on Sark’s Gold Postbox. Sark is an Island in the Channel Islands in Southwestern English Channel off the coast of Normandy in France.It forms part of Bailiwick of Guernsey.

In 1980, Guernsey Post Office Post Box at Sark was painted blue, 11 years after the Company became independent from British Post Office. The Royal Mail has been celebrating every British Olympics Gold Medal by painting a postbox Golden in the Olympians hometown.

Carl Hester, Laura Becktolsheimer & Charlotte Dujardin won the Team Dressage Gold Medal in 2012 London Olympics. To commemorate this achievement the Sark Postbox was painted Gold in honour of Carl Chester who was born in Sark on 29 June 1967. Hester won the Gold Medal riding Uthopia.

In the New Years honours list of 2013, Carl Chester was appointed as Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MDE) for his contribution to Equestrian sports.

Carl Hester won a Silver Medal representing the United Kingdom in Team Dressage at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

GUERNSEY GOLD POST BOX MS
GUERNSEY MINIATURE SHEET GOLD POSTBOX 2013 -CARL HESTER

Summer Festivals New Zealand- Miniature Sheet-2006

Summer Festivals New Zealand- Miniature Sheet-2006

New Zealand issued a Miniature Sheet with five stamps on 01 Nov 2006.The Theme was Summer Festivals. The Festivals featured on stamps are

45c – Dragon Boating

90c – Race Day Horse Racing.

$1.35 – Teddy Bears Picnic

$ 1.50 -Outdoor Concerts

$ 2.00 – Jazz Festivals

MS NEW ZEALAND SUMMER FESTIVALS
MS NEW ZEALAND SUMMER FESTIVALS 2006

 

Paintings by Liu Kuan-tao -Stamps of Taiwan (ROC) -1998

Paintings by Liu Kuan-tao -Stamps of Taiwan (ROC) -1998

The Yuan Dynasty Painter Liu Kuan-tao was a Skilled painter of Lanscapes,Portraits , Flowers , Birds & Animals. A Painting of Emperor Shih-tzu of  Yuan Dynasty (also Known as Kublai Khan) on a hunting expedition was the subject of stamps on Ancient Chinese Painting “Drawing of Hunting of Emperor Shih-tzu,Yuan Dynasty”. Kublai Khan was grandson of Chengis Khan.

This Painting is set amid a vast sea of sand which shows Kublai Khan leading entourage on horse back to hunt in the wilderness.The drawings of dogs,horses and camels arevery true to life.Kublai Khan dressed inred and awhite fur overcoat is centre figure of painting.But the horseman who is drawing his bow to shoot a wild geese on the left is the focus of the whole painting.The eyes of all the figures in the painting are fixed on him in anticipation of the arrow leaving the bow.

A cover with two stamps is listed.

FDC TAIWAN PAINTING KUBLAI
FDC TAIWAN 1998- PAINTING KUBLAI KHAN HUNTING

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

On 23 Apr 1997 ,Bahrain issued a set of 21 Stamps on Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud of Bahrain.

A FDC with seven stamps is listed below.It features the following breeds

Hadhfaan , Al-Obeyah, Al-Hamdaany , Musannaan , Al-Jellabieh, Rabdaan

Kuheilaan Aladiyat , Kuheilaan  Aafas  & Wadhna.

FDC BAHRAIN HORSES2
FDC BAHRAIN 1997 -PURE BREEDS OF ARABIAN HORSES

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud – Bahrain 1997

On 23 Apr 1997 ,Bahrain issued a set of 21 Stamps on Pure Breeds of Arabian Horses from the Amiri Stud of Bahrain.

A FDC with seven stamps is listed below.It features the following breeds

AL -Suwaitieh

AL -Saqlawieh

AL – Kray

AL – Kuheilaan Weld Umm Zorayar

AL -Ma’anaghieh

AL -Shawafah

AL -Dhahma

FDC BAHRAIN HORSES1
FDC BAHRAIN 1997 -PURE BREEDS OF ARABIAN HORSES

Bangkok 1998 – 13th Asian Games- Stamps of Thailand

Bangkok 1998 – 13th Asian Games- Stamps of Thailand

The 13th Asian Games were held in Bangkok – Thailand from 06 Dec to 20 Dec 1998. A total of 6,554  Competitors from 41 Nations participated in 377 events in 36 Sports

A  set of Four stamps were released on 27 mar 1998. The stamps feature Shooting ,Gymnastics,Swimming & Wind Surfing.

 

A set of four stamps was issued as Charity stamps with surcharge on 06 Dec 1998.The stamps featured Field Hockey, Wrestling ,Rowing , Show Jumping.