Special Cancellations Singapore 1995- Singapore.

Special Cancellations Singapore 1995- Singapore.

The Singapore 1995 International Stamp Exhibition was held in Singapore from 1-10 Sep 1995. Singapore had released a Miniature Sheet featuring Orchids to commemorate this exhibition. Special Cancellations were provided for days of the exhibition.

Singapore issued four stamps on Marine Fish as part of Care for Nature programme on 19 Jul 1995. These stamps and Firs Day Covers have been used to provide the Special Cancellations on Singapore 1995.

05 Sep 1995 – Philatelic Museum Day           No Value Indicator -Yellow Faced Angelfish

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SINGAPORE 1995 – PHILATEIC MUSEUM DAY
SINGAPORE 95 5 SEP CANC
SINGAPORE 1995 – PHILATELIC MUSEUM DAY

 

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Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin  – Marx-Engels Forum & Jungfern Bridge

Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin  – Marx-Engels Forum & Jungfern Bridge

Berlin was founded in 1237 and became capital of Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1417, later of Brandenburg-Prussia and Kingdom of Prussia. After the Second War, the city was divided into two East Berlin became Capital of Soviet-backed East Germany and West Berlin controlled by Allies backed West Germany. This continued till unification of Germany in 1990 when the Berlin Wall was pulled down in 1989 and in June 1991 resolution was passed in Bundestag -German Parliament to move the Unified German Capital to Berlin. In 1999 offices moved to Berlin from Bonn.

GDR issued a set of postage stamps on 750 years of Berlin on 17 Feb 1987  and also a Postcard. The 10 Pf stamp and stamp design features Marx-Engels Forum

Mark-Engels forum is a Public Park in Central Mitte district of Berlin. It was built by GDR in 1986and named after Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of Communist Manifesto. Their statues are located here.

Jungfern Bridge – It is the oldest Bridge in Berlin located in Mitte. It is an Iron Bascule Bridge.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1987- MARX-ENGELS FORUM & JUNGFERN BRIDGE.

Postcards of GDR- Goethe-Schiller Monument – Schwerin Castle and Palace.

Postcards of GDR- Goethe-Schiller Monument – Schwerin Castle and Palace.

German Sculptor Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804-1861) created a bronze double statue of  Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), who are probably the two most revered Literary figures in Germany. These statues were installed in front of Court theatre in Weimar in 1857. This monument is perhaps the most beloved monuments in Germany. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Goethe was a Poet, Novelist and Playwright whereas Schiller was a Poet, Playwright, Philosopher and Historian. Both were great friends and lived at the same time in Weimar.

Schwerin Castle and Palace – It is located in the city of Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state.It is situated on an island in the city’s main lake, the Lake Schwerin. It was built between 1845 and 1857.

GDR issued a postage stamp on this monument on 02 Jul 1990 and also a Postcard alongwith the Schwerin Castle.

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GDR POSTCARDS 1990 -GOETHE -SCHILLER MONUMENT AND SCHWERIN PALACE.

15th (Isle of Man) LAA Regiment RA (TA) – 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation.

15th (Isle of Man) LAA Regiment RA (TA) – 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation.

The 15th (Isle of Man)  Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) was raised in summer of 1938 as a Territorial Army Unit. At the beginning of World War II,  it consisted of two batteries (41st & 42nd) and Regimental headquarters. The regiment was partially equipped with Vickers, Lewis and Bofors Guns. Later on it was totally equipped with Bofors guns.

On 24 August 1939, The regiment was mobilised and sailed to Liverpool for the defence of the Mersey.

  • 129 Battery and Company ATS raised and joined the Regiment in England.
  • After the outbreak of  WW II the regiment deployed in Midlands and south-west England during the Battle of Britain.
  • On 19 Nov 1940 embarked for the Middle East and landed in Egypt.
  • 41 Battery sailed for East African theatre and took part in operations in Sudan, Eritrea and Abyssinia alongside 4th and 5th Indian Divisions and saw the surrender of Italian Forces.
  • 129 Battery was overrun by German Forces in Crete in May 1941.
  • 42nd battery and Regimental Headquarters were responsible for Air Defence of Suez Canal in Egypt.
  • In 1942, The Ist Battery of AA British Army with experience in Dunkirk joined the Regiment replacing 129 Battery.
  • On Jul 1942 joined the 7th Armoured Divison and took part in the Battle of Alamein.
  • From Oct 1942 moved through North Africa till the surrender of Enemy forces in North Africa (Libya, Tripoli & Tunisia)
  • Then moved to Italy from Salerno to Naples to Garigliano river.
  • In Jan 1944 returned to England, refitted and trained for Normandy Landings 0f 06 Jun 1944. Landed at Ouvranches and fought many battles in France, Belgium, Holland and finally to Hamburg for the surrender of German Forces.
  • Had the unique distinction of shooting down 300 aircraft, several tanks and infantry in light artillery role.

A Special Cover and Cancellation to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation issued on 24 Aug 1979 is listed.

IOM MOB ARTY
ISLE OF MAN 1979- 15th (IOM) LAA REGIMENT

 

Paquebot Cover GB 1955 – Cunrad RMS Mauretania – Southampton

Paquebot Cover GB 1955 – Cunrad RMS Mauretania – Southampton

Under the UPU regulations, letters and cards posted at sea should be affixed with the postage stamps of the country under which the vessel is registered. the Postal rates of such country shall apply. If the vessel is at a port when the postcard or letter is handed over it is required to be affixed with stamps of the country in whose waters the vessel is docked. Though not stated in practice, letters with stamps of the country of last port of call are also accepted.

A Paquebot cover posted at Sea onboard Cunrad RMS Mauretania on 29 Jul 1955 with GB stamp postmarked and cancelled at Southampton seaport. The cover was to be delivered in the USA.

PAQUEBOT GB RMS MAURITANIA
PAQUEBOT GB 1955 -Cunrad RMS MAURETANIA
PAQUEBOT GB RMS MAURITANIA FRONT
PAQUEBOT GB 1955 -Cunrad RMS MAURETANIA

Paquebot Cover 1961 – RMS ANDES -Gothenburg

Paquebot Cover 1961 – RMS ANDES -Gothenburg

Under the UPU regulations, letters and cards posted at sea should be affixed with the postage stamps of the country under which the vessel is registered. the Postal rates of such country shall apply. If the vessel is at a port when the postcard or letter is handed over it is required to be affixed with stamps of the country in whose waters the vessel is docked. Though not stated in practice, letters with stamps of the country of last port of call are also accepted.

A Paquebot cover posted on high Seas onboard RMS Andes on 26 Jun1961 with GB stamp postmarked and cancelled at Goteberg or Gothenburg a Swedish seaport on27 Jun 1961. The cover was to be delivered in the USA.

PAQUEBOT GB ANDES GOTEBERG
PAQUEBOT GB 1961- RMS ANDES GOTEBERG.
PAQUEBOT GB ANDES GOTEBERG CANC
PAQUEBOT GB 1961- RMS ANDES GOTEBERG.

Paquebot Cover 1971 – Gothenburg

Paquebot Cover 1971 – Gothenburg

Under the UPU regulations, letters and cards posted at sea should be affixed with the postage stamps of the country under which the vessel is registered. the Postal rates of such country shall apply. If the vessel is at a port when the postcard or letter is handed over it is required to be affixed with stamps of the country in whose waters the vessel is docked. Though not stated in practice, letters with stamps of the country of last port of call are also accepted.

A Paquebot cover posted at Sea with GB stamp postmarked and cancelled at Goteberg or Gothenburg a Swedish seaport on 13 Sep  1971. The cover was to be delivered in England.

PAQUEBOT GB GOTEBERG
PAQUEBOT GB 1971- GOTEBERG