Four Evenings of Wonder-International Pyromelodic Fireworks Competition.
The Four Evenings of Wonder-International Pyromelodic Fireworks Competition is held every year in Monaco in July (Two evenings ) and Aug (Two Evenings). It was established by Monaco Townhall in 1966 and involves pyrotechnics shows of quality. A very powerful sound system has been installed on the whole of Port Hercule, allowing spectators to fully enjoy these unique spectacles from Quai Albert Ler. Countries compete with each other over the Monegasque sky in technical salvoes with visual and musical effects. This Monte Carlo show is one of the best in the World.
1983 was declared World Communications Year and it also marked 250th Birth Anniversary of Charles William Geyt, The first Postmaster of Jersey. Jersey issued a set of Five stamps which marked the career of Geyt.
8P – Geyt at Minden -Charles Geyt ended his Military Career after having served with distinction at the Battle of Minden.
11p – London to Weymouth Mail Coach. The Mail was carried from London to Weymouth by Mail Coach and British Post Office was directed to institute a regular Packet service from Weymouth to ensure communications during a conflict with France.
24p – Mail packet Chesterfield repulses the French Privateers. Two ships “Rover” and “Royal Charlotte” were transferred from “Dover-Calais” run for use as Mail Packets. Royal Charlotte sailed with first mail for islands on 13 Feb 1794. Such vessels often ran into French Privateers.
26p- Mary Godfray at Hue Street Post Office – At first found the Postmaster Job very tough to handle all by himself. In 1798 Mary Godfray was hired to deliver the letters from Hue Street. She was the only letter carrier at that time. Post Office did not pay her but she was allowed to collect halfpenny for each letter delivered.
29p- Mail Steamer Leaves St Helier Harbour – The Little Mail Packets were replaced by Steamers in 1815.
Come Summer and a whole lot of sporting events take place in Great Britain which are captured on a set of five stamps issued by Great Britain on 02 Aug 1994. The Wimbledon with strawberries and Lord’s Cricket Test Match are great summertime events in Great Britain.
Operation Badr 1973 was the code name for Egyptian Military Operation to cross the Suez Canal and seize the Bar-Lev line of fortifications on 06 Oct 1973. In conjunction with Syrian attack on Golan Heights, this marked the start of Yom Kippur War. This Suez Crossing surprised the Israelis and is one of the most read and most famous battles ever fought.
Egypt issued an Imperf Miniature Sheet on 06 Oct 1998 to mark 25th Anniversary of Suez Canal Crossing.
The Welcoming Face of Guernsey – Miniature Sheet of Guernsey 1995
A Booklet of Greeting Stamps was issued by Guernsey on 28 Feb 1995. The Booklet contained eight stamps in a sheetlet and each stamp was of 24 pence each. The theme of the stamps was The Welcoming Face of Guernsey. Each stamp has a face of Guernsey on it. The side labels also have slogans on Food’s Great, Lovely Coastline, Greetings etc