Stamps on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion – Stamps of Nauru 1982
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) uses the temperature difference between the cooler deep and warmer shallow or surface seawater to run a heat engine and produce useful work, usually in form of electricity. OTEC can operate with a very high capacity factor.
Among Ocean energy sources, OTEC is one of the continuously available renewable energy sources. Up to 88,000 TWh/yr of Power could be generated from OTEC without affecting ocean’s thermal structure. Currently, World’s only operating OTEC plant is in Japan overseen by Saga University.
In 2002, India also tested a floating 1 MW OTEC plant near Tamil Nadu.
In 1970, The Tokyo Electric Power Company successfully built and deployed a 100Kw closed-cycle OTEC plant on the Island of Nauru. The Plant became operational on 14 Oct 1981, producing 120 KW of electricity, 90 KW was used to power the plant and remaining electricity were used to power a school and other places. This set a world record for power output from an OTEC system where power was sent to the real power grid.
Nauru issued a set of Four stamps (two se-tenant pairs ) on the OTEC plant on 10 June 1982. A Sheetlet with two 40c stamps is listed. It features the OTEC plant on the stamps and on left and right side labels The finished 100KW electricity generating plant is featured. The bottom label shows the pipelines of the plant during low tide.
Stamps on Indian Ocean Naval Symposium – Bangladesh 2016
Indian Ocean Naval Symposium commonly known as IONS is a series of biennial meetings held among the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region. The Fifth meeting was held in Bangladesh from 11 to 13 Jan 2016. Bangladesh issued a stamp on 11 Jan 2016 to commemorate this Symposium. The 10 taka stamp features aircraft, ships and helicopters.
ERROR – The stamps listed have double printing at the bottom as marked by Red arrows
Joint Issue Canada -USA – St Lawrence Seaway 1984.
0n 26 June 1959, the St Lawrence Seaway was officially opened . Present at the dedication ceremonies held at St-Lambert, Quebec was Queen Elisabeth II, Prince Phillip, President Dwight D Eisenhower and Prime Minister John G Diefenbaker.
St Lawrence is a joint Canada-USA project composed of locks, canals, Channels and hydroelectric power dams. it permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes ofNorth America as far inland as the Western end of Lake Superior. The seaway is named after St Lawrence River which flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean.
Canada and USA issued a stamp each on 26 Jun 1984 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of St Lawrence Seaway. A First Day cover with the Canadian Stamp of 32 cents cancelled at Cornwall and a 20c USA stamp cancelled at New York is listed. The FDC also features photographs of 1959 Inaugural Function
The theme for EUROPA 1983 was Inventions. 35 participating countries issued 71 stamps on this common theme. Guernsey issued a set of four stamps in two se-tenant pairs on the theme. The stamps were issued on 14 Mar 1983. The theme was St Peter Port. It was a natural anchorage used by Romans and is now an artificial Harbour in Guernsey
13p – Building Albert Pier Extension 1850’s
13p – St PeterPort Harbour 1983.
20 p – St Peter Port 1680.
20 p – Artist’s Impression of Future Development Scheme.
Bangladesh issued a set of four stamps on the occasion of World FoodDay on 16 Oct 2009. The theme was Achieving food security in times of Crisis. The stamps show food and Vegetables . One of the stamps features a Medallion on Sheikh Hasina, PM of Bangladesh. A First Day Cover is listed.
Alfred Hajos- First Olympic Gold Medallist in Swimming 1896 – Post Card of Hungary
Alfred Hajos- Guttmann (01 Feb 1878 – 12 Nov 1955) was born in Budapest, Hungary. He was a Hungarian Swimmer and Architect. He was named Alfred Guttmann on birth. He lost his father when he was 13 years old. His father drowned in the Danube and died. He took Hajos (meaning Sailor in Hungarian ) after that. In 1896, he was an architect student and initially did not get permission to miss classes and participate in the Olympics. However managed to convince his dean and entered for all three Swimming events at Olympics i,e. 100 M Freestyle, 500 M Freestyle and 1200 M Freestyle. He won the 100 m freestyle -the First Swimming event- and dropped out of 500 m freestyle due to weather and water conditions. The Swimming events were held in Bay of Zea in the Mediterranean as no Pool was built. He won the 1200 metres freestyle also. He thus became the First modern Olympics Swimming Gold Medallist & First Hungarian Olympics Swimming Gold Medallist.
He returned to 1924 Paris Olympics as an art Competition participant and won a Silver Medal with his partner Dezso Lauber in architect. He thus became only one of two athletes to win medals in Olympics Sports and art competitions.
He was awarded the Olympic Diploma of Merit by IOC in 1953. He was also made a member of International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame He built the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex on Margaret Island on the Danube in Budapest where a large number of International Swimming events have been held.
A Post Card was issued by Hungary to honour this great Hungarian Swimmer & Sportsman.