First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India

First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India

The Ardh Khumb Mela at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) was held from 15 Jan 2019 to 04 Mar 2019 (55 days). 120 million Hindu Devotees participated in this social and religious congregation at Sangam confluence of Ganga and Yamuna. It is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. The Logo of 2019 Kumbh shows Sadhus bathing in the confluence of Sangam.

India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp on this event 0n 02 Feb 2019. The 2019 Kumbh logo features on the First-day cover. A First day cover is listed.

INDIA FDC KUMBH MELA FEB 2019
INDIA FDC FEB 2019-KUMBH MELA
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan – India Stamps 2018

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan – India Stamps 2018

India issued a Miniature Sheet and Six stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India -1 featuring Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The Forts featured on stamps are

Rs 5 – Kumbhalgarh Fort      Rs 5 – Gagron Fort        Rs 5 – Ranthambore Fort

Rs 12 – Amer Fort                  Rs 12 – Jaisalmer Fort  Rs 12 – Chittorgarh Fort

INDIA FDC 2018 HILL FORTS
INDIA FDC 2018 HILL FORTS OF RAJASTHAN – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Miniature Sheets of India -UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan – 2018

Miniature Sheets of India -UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan –  2018

India issued a Miniature Sheet and Six stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India -1 featuring Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The shape of the Miniature sheet depicts the logo of UNESCO.The Forts featured on MS are

Rs 5 – Kumbhalgarh Fort  – It is a Mewar Fortress built in 15th Century by Rana Kumbha

Rs 5 – Gagron Fort  – It is fort located in Jhalwar district by Raja Bijili Dev in 12th Century.

Rs 5 – Ranthambore Fort- It is located inside the Ranthambore National Park and built in 10th Century by Chauhan rulers.

Rs 12 – Amer Fort – It is located in Jaipur. It was originally built by Meenas and later ruled by Raja Man Singh.

Rs 12 – Jaisalmer Fort -It is located in Jaisalmer and nearly one-fourth of the population still resides inside the Fort. It was built in 1156 AD by Rajput Rawal ruler Jaisal.

Rs 12 – Chittorgarh Fort – It is one of the largest forts in India. The fort has 65 structures and there are two prominent towers namely Vijay Stambha (Tower Victory) and Kirti Stambha (Tower of Fame).

INDIA MS 2018 HILL FORTS
INDIA MS 2018 HILL FORTS

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage – Ruwanwelisaya Stupa – It is stupa a hemispherical structure containing relics sacred to Buddhists all over the World. It is located in Anuradhapura in Central Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage-Sigiriya Rock Fortress – It is UNESCO WorldHeritage Site. It is ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla in Northern Matale district in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It consists of Water Gardens, Frescos and archaeological remains. Rocks 200 metres high exist here

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive-Dances of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive -Festivities and Diversity.

SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 1
SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011 -World Tourism Day
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE -2011

 

 

First Day Cover Malta on Gandhi -1969

First Day Cover Malta on Gandhi -1969

Malta issued a stamp on 24 Mar 1969 to Commemorate Birth Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi. A FDC is listed.

malta fdc gandhi
MALTA FDC 1969 -GANDHI

 

A-Ma Temple on Miniature Sheet -Macau 1997.

A-Ma Temple on Miniature Sheet -Macau 1997.

When the Portuguese landed outside a temple on the coast, they asked the natives about the name of the temple. The natives called it A-Ma-Gok (Pavilion of the Mother). The Portuguese named the peninsula as Macau based on the temple name. A-Ma temple is dedicated to Chinese Sea-goddess Mazu and is located in Sao Lourenco in Macau. It was built in 1488 and is believed to be one of the oldest in Macau. This Buddhist Temple consists of Six parts -Gate Pavilion, Memorial Arch, The Prayer Hall, Hall of Benevolence, Hall of Guanyin and Buddhist Pavilion.

In 2005, it became one of the designated sites for Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A Miniature sheet was issued by Macau on 29 Ap 1997 on A-Ma temple.

MACAU MS TEMPLE
MACAU MS 1997 – A-Ma TEMPLE

 

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