Russian Postal Uniforms on Stamps -2014

Russian Postal Uniforms on Stamps -2014

History of Russian Postal Uniforms were depicted on stamps issued by Russia on 01 Sep 2014. One of the stamps shows Postman and Chief Officer of  Yamskoy Chancery (1767) in Uniforms.

RUSSIA MIL
POSTAL UNIFORMS OF RUSSIA ON STAMPS -2014

Centenary of End of World War I – Philatelic rundown of a deadly period

Centenary of End of World War I – Philatelic rundown of a deadly period.

A Killing in Sarajevo on 28 Jun 1914 led to a deadly War in Europe from 28 Jul 1914 to 11 Nov 1918. It led to mobilisation of 70 million military personnel and death of nine million combatants and seven million civilians.

The Allied Powers – France,Russia,Britain and USA   vs Central Powers -Germany,Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Empire were pitched against each other in various battle grounds across Europe and elsewhere.

On 02 Aug 1914 , the 29th German Infantry Regiment stormed Luxembourg City.This was one of the Beginnings of World War I. Artist Pierre Blanc captured this storming in a pen drawing (now part of  National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg) which features on a stamp issued by Luxembourg on 23 Sep 2014 to remind us of the start of World War I.

FDC LUXEMBOURG WWI
FDC LUXEMBOURG -100 YEARS START OF WWI

 

Zeebrugge Raid – The Zeebrugge raid on 23 April 1918 was an attempt by Royal Navy to block the Belgian Port of  Bruges-Zeebrugge. The British intended to sink obsolete ships in canal entrance to prevent German vessels including Submarines from leaving the port and interfere in Allied control of English Channel and North Sea. British Ships HMS Thetis, Intrepid and Iphigenia were used as block ships alongwith Submarines C1 and C3 and 4th Battalion of Royal marines. Submarine C3 commended by Lt R D Sanford was able to blow viaduct with an explosion and he was awarded Victoria Cross for this action. Allied promoted Zebrugge Raid as a Victory and  eight Victoria Cross were awarded including a Victoria Cross for the entire 4th Battalion of Royal Marines.

British Forces Postal service a special cover on 23 Apr 1973 to mark 55th Anniversary of Zeebrugge Raid.

COVER DEBRUGGE RAID
COVER ZEEBRUGGE RAID -WW I

Victoria Cross awarded to Royal Naval Aviators for actions in World War I

Flight Lieutenant Reginald ‘Rex’ Warneford VC of Royal Navy was awarded Victoria Cross for his actions over Ghent ,Belgium on 07 jun 1918 by attacking and destroying German Zeppelin LZ37.

Squadron Commander Richard Bell Davies was awarded Victoria Cross for his heroic actions of saving his colleague Smylie at Ferrijik,Bulgaria in his single seater Nieuport on 19 Nov 1915.

Ascension Islands issued a set of stamps on these Victoria Cross awardees on 07 May 2009.

FDC ASCENCION IS VC WWI
FDC ASCENCION ISLANDS VICTORIA CROSS- WWI -NAVAL AVIATION.

 

Indians in World War I

Indian Army Personnel were awarded 18 Victoria Crosses in World War I in various sectors.

France -Belgium sector (10 Victoria Cross)- including Three Victoria Crosses to 39 Garhwal Rifles

Mesopotamia Sector (06 Victoria Cross)

Palestine Sector (02 Victoria Cross).

Battle of Jerusalem 1917

General Allenby also mentions in his report that he and his staff with mission heads and military attaches of France,Italy and USA entered the city on  foot and received at Jaffa gate by Guards representing England,Scotland,Ireland,Wales, Australia, New Zealand, India ,France & Italy.

He received Christian,Jewish &  Muslim Community Leaders to ensure sanctity and protection to all holy sites and even sent his Indian Muslim Soldiers to guard Islamic religious sites.

Israel issued a stamp on Centenary of this historic Battle 13 Jun 2017 . A First Day Cover is listed. The stamp shows the sergeants,Mayor of Jerusalm and General Allenby entering Jerusalem on Foot. The Cover also features the Allenby  Memorial at Jerusalem.

ISR FDC ALLENBY
FDC ISRAEL -BATTLE OF JERUSALEM 1917 -WW I

 

Haifa Day

The Indian Army commemorates September 23 every year as Haifa Day to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments Mysore Lancers and Jodhpur Lancers that helped liberate the city following a dashing cavalry action by the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade. In the autumn of 1918, the Indian Brigade was a part of the Allied Forces sweeping northwards through Palestine in what is seen as the last great cavalry campaign in history.

Israel issued a stamp on 06 Feb 2018 to commemorate the Centenary of Battle of Haifa with Indian Cavalry at Haifa.The Tab shows the Jodhpur Lancers insignia.

The First Day Cover Design Features the Memorial for fallen Indian Soldiers at Haifa.

IND CAV IN HAIFA
INDIAN CAVALRY IN HAIFA -WWI 1917.

 

 

National Police Memorial Delhi – Museum – Stamps & Philately-Police Forces

National Police Memorial Delhi – Museum – Stamps & Philately-Police Forces

21 Oct every year is observed as Police Commemoration day in honour of 10 Policemen martyred in Hot Springs area of Ladakh by Chinese troops.Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the National Police Memorial to the Nation on 21 Oct 2018 at Kautilya Marg Chanakyapuri New Delhi.It is spread over an area of 6.12 acres and consists of 30 foot (9.1meter) tall and 238 tonne black granite central sculpture ,Museum and Wall of Valour. It also commemorates the 34,844 Policemen from all Central and state Police Forces of India who have laid down their lives. This is a latest , beautiful and a fantastic addition to Delhi’s rich architectural heritage.The entry to the Memorial is free. It is spread over a large area with beautiful ambience. The newly built underground museum is an excellent place to visit with artifacts ,history, badges, books ,uniforms over the ages . The wall of valour has names of all martyrs inscribed on it .

The Underground Museum has a Philatelic section where stamps ,First Day Covers and Special Covers on Police Forces are displayed.

NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL
NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL – MUSEUM -STAMPS ON POLICE FORCES
POLICE MUSEUM
NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL – MUSEUM -PHILATELY ON POLICE FORCES
SPECIAL ITBP EVEREST EXPEDITION
SPECIAL COVER – 3RD ITBP EVEREST EXPEDITION -2006

Coronation of King George VI – Stamps of South West Africa -1937

Coronation of King George VI – Stamps of South West Africa -1937

South West Africa issued a set of stamps on Coronation of King George VI . A Registered cover with eight stamps posted from Windhoek to New York in 1937  is listed.

COVER SWA KG VI CORO 1937
COVER SOUTH WEST AFRICA KG VI CORONATION 1937
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KG VI CORONATION -POSTED AT WINDHOEK FOR NEW YORK 10 JUL 1937

Brunei First Day Cover – Coronation of  Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah – 1968

Brunei First Day Cover – Coronation of  Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah – 1968

Brunei issued a set of three stamps to commemorate the Coronation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on 01 Aug 1968. He is the 29th and current Sultan. He attended Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

FDC BRUNEI KING
FIRST DAY COVER BRUNEI 1981 – CORONATION OF SULTAN

 

Brunei First Day Cover – Royal Wedding Prince Charles & Diana – 1981

Brunei First Day Cover – Royal Wedding Prince Charles & Diana – 1981

Brunei issued a set of three stamps to commemorate the Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on 29 Jul 1981. The themes of stamps was

10 sen – Wedding Bouquet From Brunei

$1 – Prince Charles as Colonel of Welsh Guards

$2 -Royal Couple -Prince Charles and Lady Diana

FDC BRUNEI WEDDING CHARLES & DIANA
FDC BRUNEI WEDDING PRINCE CHARLES & LADY DIANA-1981

Buckingham Palace – Special Cover 1993

Buckingham Palace – Special Cover 1993

Originally known as Buckingham House it was acquired as a large townhouse in 1703 for Duke of Buckingham .In 1761 it was acquired by King George III as Private residence for Queen Charlotte and  became known as Queen’s House. It became Buckingham Palace and London residence of the British Monarch on accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.

It was First thrown open to Public on 07 Aug 1993 and a Special Cover was released to Commemorate this event. The Cancellation depicts the words “Ceremonial Capital Of World” and has mint stamps on each of the Monarchs who occupied Buckingham Palace from 1837 to 1993. In the foreground is a beautiful sketch of the Palace.

SPL CVR BUCKINGHAM PALACE
SPECIAL COVER BUCKINGHAM PALACE 1993