Lord Howe Island – Pre Stamped Envelope -Heritage Site in Australia

Lord Howe Island – Heritage Site in Australia

Lord Hope Island lies in South Pacific approx 700 Kilometers north-east of Sydney .This Island is an Australian territory administered from New South Wales.It and its adjacent islets are the eroded remnants of an adjacent Volcano that rises for over 2000 metres from ocean floor and the volcanic rock outcrops of the LordHope Island group are of great geological interest .The Island is ahaven for birdlife -nearly 120 bird species live there permanently or visit regularly.

A Pre Stamped Envelope (PSE no 088) was issued on 20 Mar 1985.

PSE AUSTRALIA HERITAGE
LORD HOWE ISLAND -AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE SITES – PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES AUSTRALIA 1985.

Europa stamps – Ireland, The Faroe Islands & Iceland Joint Issue  -1994 – Discoveries

Europa stamps – Ireland Faroe Islands & Iceland Joint Issue  -1994 – Discoveries

Voyages of Saint Brendan – Ireland,The Faroe Islands & Iceland are linked historically by the voyage of Discovery made by Saint Brendan (484-577 AD) hence this joint issue. These voyages are recorded in many medieval manuscripts and in the Icelandic sagas.

Following the fall of Roman empire Irish monasteries had become the chief repositories of religious learning and culture in Europe and Irish monks or saintly sailors began to bring these back to mainland Europe. Many Irish monks also sailed along the coasts of British Isles and Europe and beyond spreading the christian faith and establishing monasteries .These saintly mariners had a knowledge of astronomy to aid their navigation but no charts or compass.

St Brendan was one of these and there are many legends about his voyages. The landing of Irish monks in the Faroe was the first notable geographical discovery  of the middle ages and by 795 AD Irsih monks had reached Iceland .In the Brendan  legend one of the Faroe Islands is described as the “Island of Sheep “and Iceland as the ” Island of Fire”.

Brendan Discoveries is the theme of three Miniature sheets jointly issued by Faroe Islands ,Iceland & Ireland. A Presentation pack containing all the three miniatures is listed.

FAROYAR EUROPA 94
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES – FAROE ISLANDS -EUROPA 1994
IRELAND EUROPA 1994
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES -IRELAND -EUROPA 1994
EUROPA 94 JOINT ISSUE PRESENTATION PACK
EUROPA 94 JOINT ISSUE PRESENTATION PACK- IRELAND,ICELAND & FAROE ISLANDS -BRENDAN DISCOVERIES
ICELAND EUROPA 94
BRENDAN DISCOVERIES – ICELAND EUROPA 1994

First Definitive Stamps of Zimbabwe -1980

First Definitive Stamps of Zimbabwe -1980

On 18th Apr 1980 Zimbabwe issued the First Definitives . It was a set of 15 stamps on Gems. Animals and Waterfalls. Five stamps were issued on each theme.

Gems- 1,3,4,5,7 Cents

1c- Morganite , 3c – Amethyst , 4c – Garnet , 5c – Citrine , 7c – Blue Topaz.

Animals – 9,11,13,15,17 Cents

9c- Black Rhinoceros , 11c – Lion, 13c- Warthog , 15c – Giraffe , 17c – Zebra

Waterfalls – 21, 25, 30, $1, $2

21c – Odzani Falls ,25c – Goba Falls , 30c- Inyangoombe falls ,$1 – Bridal Veil Falls , $2 -Victoria Falls.

A First Day Cover cancelled on First Day of Issue at Salisbury is listed

FDC ZIMBABWE IST DEFINITIVES
FDC ZIMBABWE IST DEFINITIVES -1980

Bridges on Stamps – Bosnia & Herzegovina – EUROPA 2018

Bridges on Stamps – Bosnia & Herzegovina – EUROPA 2018

The Theme for EUROPA 2018 is Bridges. Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a set of two stamps and a miniature sheet on 27 Apr 2018 on Bridges.

The Bridges featured on stamps are

Bridge in Visegrad – Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge  over Drina river constructed in 1577.

Bridge in Trebinje -Arslanagic Bridge  or Hajdar -Begova Cuprija double backed structure built under the directions of Grand Visier Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic in 1574.

EUROPA 2018 - BRIDGES =BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
EUROPA 2018 – BRIDGES =BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Submarines in Israel – Stamps of Israel 2017.

Submarines in Israel – Stamps of Israel 2017.

On the occasion of Philately Day Israel issued a set of three stamps on Submarines in Israel. The three submarines featured on stamps are S class Submarine, T Class Submarine and Gal Class Submarine.

S Class (British) – S 71 INS TANIN & S 73 INS RAHAV -1960’s

T Class (British) – INS Leviathan,INS Dakar,INS Dolphin – 1960’s to 1970’s

Gal Class (British ) – INS Gal , INS Tanin , INS Rahav – 1976-2002.

A FDC with the three stamps with Tabs on Philately Day featuring the Submarines in Israel are listed.

ISRAEL FDC SUBMARINES
FIRST DAY COVER -SUBMARINES IN ISRAEL -2017

Portugal -Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps – 2016 – Art Pottery

Portugal -Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps – 2016 – Art Pottery

Portugal & Vietnam issued a set of Two stamps on 01 Jul 2016 as a Joint celebrating 500 Years of Trade between Portugal and Vietnam . The Stamps designs feature Flags of both the countries, A panorama of  Hoi An City and Lisbon and ceramic artifact of each country.

One of the stamp features Vietnamese Chu Dau Pottery – A white Garlic shaped vase dating back to 1450 AD and having Lotus & Daisy Patterns.This is against the backdrop of blue ocean and panorama of Hoi An  ancient city. The vase is currently on display in Topkapi Museum in Turkey.

The other stamp shows a 16th century Portuguese Ceramic plate set against blue ocean and Panorama of coastal city of ancient Lisbon.

A FDC from Portugal and stamps of Vietnam are listed.

PORTUGAL-VIETNAM-JOINT ISSUE- FDC
FIRST DAY COVER – PORTUGAL-VIETNAM-JOINT ISSUE 2016
Vietnam-Portugal-Joint-stamp-issue
Vietnam-Portugal-Joint-stamp-issue 2016

First Day Covers India 2018 – Joint Issue -India -Iran

First Day Covers India 2018 – Joint Issue India-Iran

A set of  two stamps on  was issued by India Post on 17 Feb 2018 as India – Islamic Republic of Iran Joint Issue.The theme of issue was sea ports of both countries.The Five Rupees stamp shows Shahid Beheshti Port of Iran and Twenty Five Rupees stamp shows Deendayal Port Kandla of India . A FDC with stamps is listed.

INDIA IRAN JOINT ISSUE  FDC
FIRST DAY COVER – INDIA-IRAN JOINT ISSUE STAMPS – 2018