Fantastic Beaches of Sri Lanka on Miniature Sheets -2010
Sri Lanka issued three miniature sheets on 07 Sep 2010. The theme was Sri Lanka’s Fantastic beaches and these stamps were issued as part of Visit Sri Lanka Stamp series. Each miniature sheet was priced at 100 Sri Lankan rupees but the Face value of stamps was different.
15 SLR – Pasikdudah Beach. It is located 30 Kilometers north-west of Batticaloa. Pasikuda means “green-algae-bay”
25 SLR – Trincomalee Beach – Major Port City on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, it lies south of Jaffna and North of Batticaloa. Centre of Tamil Culture and Dutch history.
40 SLR -Arugam Bay Beach – It is located in Southeast Sri Lanka in Batticaloa District near Pottuvil town. It also gateway to Yala East National park.
Come Summer and a whole lot of sporting events take place in Great Britain which are captured on a set of five stamps issued by Great Britain on 02 Aug 1994. The Wimbledon with strawberries and Lord’s Cricket Test Match are great summertime events in Great Britain.
Palindrome Date Covers – Germany 1977- 1000 Years of Dudweiler
Dudweiler in Germany is a small town which came into being in 977 AD. Germany issued a special cover on 7-7-77 to mark its 1000th Year. The Cover also features the 1976 Montreal Olympics Miniature sheet with Dudweiler cancellation and featured Field Hockey and Rowing.
Palindrome – A Palindrome is a word ,number ,phrase or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward,such as madam, racecar or number 10201. This cover has date cancellation as 7-7-77.
Australia II America’s Cup Triumph 1983 – Pre Stamped envelope Australia
The America’s Cup affectionately known as Auld Mug is a trophy awarded to the winner of America’s Cup races between two sailing yachts- one called the defender and other Challenger. the Cup was originally awarded in 1851 by Royal Yacht Squadron for a race round the Isle of Wight in United Kingdom which was won Schooner America.
The America’s Cup is the oldest International Sporting trophy. Alan Bond ,an Australian businessman made three unsuccessful challenges between 1974 and 1980. In 1974 and 1977 it was defended successfully by Courageous and in 1980 by Freedom.
Bond returned in 1983 for a fourth challenge. In 1983 there were seven challengers for the inaugural Louis Vutton Cup. Bond’s Yacht Australia II won the Louis Vutton Cup and the right to Challenge New York Yacht Club’s Yacht.
In a best of Seven format Bond’s Australia II beat NYYC’s Liberty 4-3 after poor starts to win the Cup.It was NYYC’s first loss in 132 years and 26 Challenges.This is remembered as Australia’s one of finest sporting moments.
Australia Post issued a 30 cent Pre Stamped envelope on 11 Oct 1983 to commemorate this triumph of Australia II. PSE No 067A.