First Day Cover Pakistan – Restoration of Murree GPO

First Day Cover Pakistan – Restoration of Murree GPO

Murree is a hill station of Pakistan located in Rawalpindi district at an elevation of  2291m. The Murree GPO was built by British in 1867 and is located at The Mall. Post-1970 it was renovated in the name of modernisation. In 2014 it was decided to restore it to 1910 heritage form. A stamp was issued to mark this on 04 Nov 2015. A FDC is listed.

PAKISTAN FDC MURREE GPO
PAKISTAN FDC RESTORATION OF MURREE GPO 2015

Stamps on Alishan Forest railway – Taiwan (ROC) – 1992.

Stamps on Alishan Forest railway – Taiwan (ROC) – 1992

Alishan Forest railway is an 86 Km network of narrow gauge railways running through mountain resort of Alishan in Chiayi county of Taiwan. The railways originally constructed for logging of Cypress and Taiwania wood by Japanese Imperial Government in 1912 has now become a tourist attraction with its unique Z-shaped switchbacks, over 50 tunnels and  77 wooden bridges. The main line originally ran from Chiayi ( elevation 30m) to Alishan (2216m).

Taiwan (ROC) issued two stamps on Alishan Forest railway on 05 Nov 1992. It features a Steam engine (5 NT$ stamp) and a Diesel Locomotive ( 15 NT$ stamp).

TAIWAN RAILWAYS
STAMPS ON ALISHAN FOREST RAILWAY – LOCOMOTIVES -TAIWAN 1992

Fish from Lake Peipsi – Stamps of Estonia 2000

Fish from Lake Peipsi – Stamps of Estonia 2000.

Lake Peipsi is the largest transboundary Lake in Europe, forms boundary between Russia and Estonia. Estonia issued a set of stamps as a Joint issue with Russia. A sheet contains 12 pairs with a label in between. The stamps feature Fishes from Lake Peipsi. The fishes are European Smelt, Vendace, Zander and Whitefish. The stamps were issued on 25 Oct 2000. A Pair with is listed.

FISHES
STAMPS OF ESTONIA ON FISHES 2000

 

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

 

Miniature Sheet Huangshan Mountain – China 1997

Miniature Sheet Huangshan Mountain – China 1997

China hosted the 22nd UPU Congress in Beijing in 1999. It issued a Miniature sheet containing eight stamps on Huangshan mountain on 20 Oct 1997. Each stamp was of  200 Chinese renminbi.

Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. It is UNESCO  World Heritage site and one of China’s main tourist destinations. It was namedHuangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) in 747 AD by Imperial order of Tang Dynasty.

The scenes feature on the miniature sheet from Top left to right are

200 ren – Mount Huangshan at Sunrise            200 ren -XIHAI Peaks

200 ren – Flying rock in surging Clouds.          200 ren – Beihai in drifting Clouds

200 ren -Yupping Peak                                        200 ren – Mystical Stone

200 ren – Tiandu Peak over Clouds                  200 ren –  Fabied abode of Immortals

CHINA MS UPU CONG 1999 HUANGSHAN MOUNTAINS
CHINA MS UPU CONG 1999 HUANGSHAN MOUNTAINS

 

 

Famous Clowns on Stamps – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2002

Famous Clowns on Stamps – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued 93 stamps on this common theme. Gibraltar issued a set of four stamps on the theme of Circus. The stamps were issued on 04 Mar 2002 and featured famous Clowns.

2002 was also the year of Introduction of Common European currency EURO. Twelve European countries started using Euro from 01 Jan 2002.

The Clowns featured on stamps are

30p – Mr Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1831)- English actor, clown & dancer, who became the most Popular entertainer of the Regency era.

40p – Karl Adrien Wettach “Grock” (1880-1959) Swiss Clown, composer and musician. Called “The King of Clowns” and “The Greatest of Europe’s Clowns”.Grock was once the most highly paid entertainer in the World.

42 p – Nikolai Polakovs, OBE (1900-1974).He was a Latvian who was the creator of Coco the Clown, the most famous clown in the UK.

54 p – Hubert Jean Charles Cairoli (1910-1980)- Italian -English clown, impressionist and musician.

GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
STAMPS OF GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS- FAMOUS CLOWNS

 

Europa Stamps on Circus – Ukraine 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Ukraine 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Ukraine issued a set of two stamps on the theme of Circus. The stamps were issued on 04 Apr 2002 and featured Circus animals.

1.75 hryvnia – Tiger

1.75 hryvnia – Lion

UKRAINE EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
UKRAINE EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS