Historic Homesteads of Australia Werribee Park- Pre Stamped Envelopes 1988.
Australia issued a set of Seven Pre-Stamped envelopes on 28 Sep 1988 on Historic Homesteads. All are 39c envelopes. PSE serial nos 150-156.
Werribee Park: Werribee Victoria– One of Australia’s grandest houses, WerribeePark was built between 1874 & 1877 for the wealthy Victorian pastoral family, Chirnsides. It is known for its freestone exterior. An earlier bluestone homestead built in1864 remains behind the mansion. Today it has an Equestrian Centre, Victoria State Rose Garden, Open range zoo etc
The 117th IOC Session was held in Singapore from 6-9 July 2005. Up to 5000 officials, media people came to Singapore to witness five of the world’s most glamorous and vibrant cities – Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid-contend for the privilege to host 2012 Summer Olympics. The destiny and Olympic Programmes of each of 28 Olympic Sports was also on the agenda.
London won the right to host the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The 2012 Summer Olympics or XXX Olympics were held in London from 27 July to 12 Aug 2012. A total of 10,768 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 26 Sports, 39 Disciplines and 302 events. The USA topped the medals tally with 46 Gold Medals
Singapore issued a set of four stamps to commemorate the 117th IOC Session. The Stamps featured the location of five contenders for 2012 Olympics onWorld Map and Olympic sports
The 1964 Summer Olympics or XVIII Olympics were held in Tokyo Japan from 10 to 24 Oct 1964. Israel issued a set of four stamps on 24 Jun 1964 to commemorate the Olympics. A total of 5,151 athletes from 93 Nations participated in 19 Sports, 25 Disciplines and 163 events. Emperor Hirohito inaugurated the Games. The USA topped the medals tally with 36 Gold Medals.
The Rugby World Cup is played every Four Years. The Inaugural World Cup was played in 1987 and was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. Eight editions of World Cup have been held till now. The last World Cup was played in England in 2015 and next world Cup which will be Ninth World Cup is scheduled to be held in Japan from 20 September 2019 to 02 November 2019. There will twenty teams participating in 2019 Rugby World Cup. New Zealand is current World Champions and has won the Webb Ellis Trophy thrice, Australia and South Africa have won it twice and England have won it once.
Japan issued a miniature sheet containing ten stamps on 2019 Rugby World Cup on 20 Aug 2018.
82+10 yen- Mt Fuji & Sun 82+10 yen- Trophy 82+10 yen- Event Emblem 82+10 yen- Mascots Ren & G 82+10 yen- Mt Fuji & Sun
Special Stamps on Gotthard Base Tunnel– Switzerland 2016
Switzerland issued a special pair of se-tenant stamps with a vignette to commemorate the opening of Gotthard Base Tunnel on 01 Jun 2016. The tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the World with a length of 57 kilometres. It connects North (Erstfeld) of Switzerland to Bodio in the South.
Special Stamps– 28 million tonnes of material was removed from the mountains out of which 15 kilos of Gotthard rock went to Swiss Post. The Gotthard rock was ground into dust and then applied in this form to the 104 mm X 37 mm “Gottardo” special stamp using a particular kind of printing with special varnish.
The two stamps of 100 c each featuring the bridge show the relief of the Saint Gotthard Massif along with Alpine panorama and north and south portals. At each end of the tunnel stands an SBB locomotive, one in the colder north, depicted in blue, and the other in warmer south, depicted in yellow. The locomotive in North (Erstfeld) is an SBB Electric Locomotive Re 484 Cargo and locomotive in South (Bodio) is an SBB Re 460 Loco 2000.