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.
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.
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.
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.