Summertime Events on Stamps – Great Britain 1994

Summertime Events on Stamps – Great Britain 1994

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.

A First Day Cover is listed.

19p – Royal Welsh Agricultural Show Llanelwedd

25p – All England Tennis Championships Wimbledon.

30p – Cowes Week, Yacht Regatta

35p – Cricket Test Match at Lord’s

41p -Scottish Highland Games

FDC GB SUMMERTIME
FIRST DAY COVER GREAT BRITAIN 1994 -SUMMERTIME SPORTING EVENTS

 

 

Stamps on Golf – Montserrat 1986

Stamps on Golf – Montserrat 1986

Montserrat issued a set of Four stamps on tourism on 10 Dec 1986. The themes featured on stamps are

70c -Sailing   $1.15 -Golf    $1.50 -Shopping    $2.30 -Sightseeing -AIR Studios.

MONTSERRAT TOURISM GOLF SAILING 1986
MONTSERRAT TOURISM GOLF SAILING 1986

 

Beaches of Sri Lanka on Miniature Sheets -2010

Beaches of Sri Lanka on Miniature Sheets -2010

Sri Lanka issued three miniature sheets on 07 Sep 2010. The theme was Sri Lanka’s 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”

SRI LANKA BEACH MS RS 15
MINIATURE SHEET SRI LANKA -PASIKUDA BEACH -2010

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.

SRI LANKA TRINCOMALEE BEACH
MINIATURE SHEET SRI LANKA 2010 – TRINCOMALEE BEACH

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.

SRI LANKA BEACH RS 40
MINIATURE SHEET SRI LANKA 2010 -ARUGAM BAY BEACH

 

 

Palindrome Date Covers – Germany 1977- 1000 Years of Dudweiler

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.

PALINDROME DATE CVR GERMANY
PALINDROME DATE CVR GERMANY -7-7-77

Australia II America’s Cup Triumph 1983 – Pre Stamped envelope Australia

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.

 

FDC AUS AMERICA CUP
PSE AUSTRALIA 1983- AUSTRALIA II AMERICA’S CUP TRIUMPH 1983

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.

Beijing 1990 – 11th Asian Games-Stamps of Bangladesh

Beijing 1990 – 11th Asian Games-Stamps of Bangladesh

The 11th Asian Games were held in Beijing – China from 22 Sep to 07 Oct 1990. A total of 6,122  Competitors from 36 Nations participated in 310 events in 27 Sports

A  set of Four Stamp was issued by Bangladesh on  22 Sep 1990 . A FDC is listed .The Stamps feature Rowing , Kabaddi, Wrestling, Badminton.

1990 ASIAD FDC BDESH
1990 BEIJING ASIAN GAMES – FDC BANGLADESH 1990