Year of Tiger – Bhutan MS 1998.

Year of Tiger – Bhutan MS 1998.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet containing four stamps of  Nu 3, 5,15 &17 each on 27 Feb 1998 to Commemorate The Lunar New Year- Year of Tiger.

BHUTAN MS LUNAR YEAR 4V
BHUTAN MS 1998- YEAR OF TIGER
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Castles on Stamps – Hungary 1987.

Castles on Stamps – Hungary 1987.

Hungary issued a set of stamps on Castles on 28 May 1987.

10 Ft – Festetics Castle Keszthely                       20 Ft – Brunswick Castle Martonvasar            30 Ft – De la Motte Castle  Noszvaj

HUNGARY CASTLES 87 2
HUNGARY 1987- CASTLES

 

Quince Scented Stamp of Switzerland – Miniature sheet 2017

Quince Scented Stamp of Switzerland – Miniature sheet 2017

The Quince was declared Switzerland’s Fruit of Year 2017.To mark this special honor a limited edition miniature sheet was issued on 31 Aug  2017 which gives off fragrance of Quince.

FRUCTUS has designated a fruit of every year since 2008. It is a charitable organisation established in 1985 as a nationwide association in Switzerland to promote a gene bank for all fruit varieties and standard orchards.

The name Quince derives from latin word “malium cydonium” or cydonian apple .

Quince is a stone fruit. A very few foreign varieties can be eaten raw. The Quince found in Switzerland are known for their heady fragrant scent and many delicacies that can be prepared from them .

The miniature sheet features the refreshing color and shape of this fruit as well as its sensuous aromas. the fruit on miniature sheet is treated with a special varnish which releases the aroma when touched.

A Postally used miniature is listed.

SWISS FRUIT
QUINCE SCENTED MINIATURE SHEET OF SWITZERLAND 2017.

USA Inter Revenue Stamps – 2 Cent  Bank Check – 1862-71.

USA Inter Revenue Stamps – 2 Cent  Bank Check – 1862-71.

The two-cent Blue “Bank Check” Inter revenue stamp of the USA issued between 1862-71. This was used on bank cheques and promissory notes.

USA INTER REVENUE BANK CHECK
USA INTER REVENUE 2c BANK CHECK STAMP -1862-71.

Hong Kong  1977 – Silver Jubilee Queen Elizabeth II.

Hong Kong  1977 – Silver Jubilee Queen Elizabeth II.

Hong Kong issued a set of stamps on 07 Feb 1977 to mark Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth reign. A First Day Cover with two stamps is listed.

20c – Presentation Of Orb.

$ 2- The orb

HONG KONG FDC QE II SJ
HONG KONG FDC 1977 -QE II SILVER JUBILEE

Error Aerogramme India –Shaded Clouds Panchmahal Fatehpur Sikri– 2003

Error Aerogramme India –Shaded Clouds Panchmahal Fatehpur Sikri– 2003

Year of Issue -2003

Printing Press -India Security Press (ISP) Nashik

Denomination – Rupees 8.50

Stamp Design – Panchmahal Fatehpur Sikri

Theme – Architecture,  Tourism, Religious.

Panchmahal Fatherpur Sikri – It is a Five level Palace in Fatehpur Sikri near Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Mughal King Akbar and possibly used for entertainment, music and relaxation. There are 176 columns in total.

Error – The Clouds behind the Building are heavily shaded as compared to a normal aerogramme.

INDIA AERO F SIKRI CLOUDS
INDIA AEROGRAMME 2002 – FATEHPUR SIKRI CLOUDS
INDIA AERO F SIKRI SHADED CLOUDS
INDIA AERO F SIKRI SHADED CLOUDS
INDIA AERO F SIKRI UNSHADED CLOUDS 3
INDIA AERO F SIKRI SHADED CLOUDS

Australian Antarctic Territory Stamps – Antarctic Scenes Series I -1985.

Australian Antarctic Territory Stamps – Antarctic Scenes Series I -1985.

A Set of five stamps were issued by Australian Antarctic Territory on 01 Feb 1985. It features Antarctic Scenes on Stamps.

5c -A Dog team drawing a sledge across a sea of ice.

25c -A Castle shaped iceberg captured by the frozen winter sea.

30c- Jagged peak of Mt  Coates piercing the pervading ice cap

75c – The Antarctica Coastline

85c – Aircraft on an icy strip near Mawson Station.

AAT FDC ANTARCTIC SCENES I
AAT FDC 1985-ANTARCTIC SCENES I