Stamps on Centenary of Australian Open – Australia 2005
One of the World’s biggest sporting events the Australian Open Tennis celebrated its Centenary in 2005. The First Tournament known as Australasian Tennis Championships was played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in Albert Park Melbourne. The Competition became Australian Open in 1969 and moved to Melbourne Park in Jan 1988.
Australia issued a set of two stamps on 11 Jan 2005 to mark the centenary of Australian Open (1905-2005). The stamps feature a Male and a Female player. A gutter Pair of the stamp on a Woman tennis player is listed.
The First day Cover with two stamps is also listed.The cover design shows the architectural drawings of Rod Laver arena Melbourne Park.
Solheim Cup is a Biennial Women’s Golf Competition between teams from Europe and USA. The competition is held every two years with venues alternating between courses in USA and Europe.It is named after Norwegian- American Golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim.
The inaugural cup was held in 1990 and the event was held in even years till 2002 alternating years with Ryder Cup. Due to postponement of Ryder Cup in 2001 post Sep 11 attacks Solheim cup switched to odd years beginning 2003.
The 2011 edition was played in Ireland at Killeen Castle ,County Meath North West of Dublin. This was the first hosting of Cup by Ireland. The 12th Solheim Cup (2011) was played from 23-25 Sep 2011. Europe won the event 15-13.
The Dunsany Championship Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus hosted the 2011 edition in Ireland.
Ireland issued a beautiful stamp on 15 Sep 2011 to commemorate 2011 edition of Solheim Cup. Top International Women Golfers Suzann Pettersen (Europe) & Michelle Wie (USA) unveiled the stamp and feature on it.
Chindodi Leela (1937-2010) was born in 1937 at Devangere. She was a renowned stage and Kannada film actress and author.She had over 10,000 stage performances and was awarded Padmashree. She belonged to and managed KBR drama Company founded in 1928 by her Father. She even headed the Karnataka Nataka Academy.
Margarette Oliver Golding -Inner Wheel Clubs in India -Special Cover 2014
Before 1989 Rotary International generally prohibited Women as Members .therefore another organisation was established for Wives & Daughters of Rotarians known as Inner Wheel . Despite Women now being allowed to join Rotary -Inner Wheel Clubs continue in Many Countries .
Inner Wheel is an International Organisation founded by Margarette Oliver Golding (1881-1939),a Nurse,Businesswoman and wife of a Manchester Rotarian in 1924.
A special Cover was issued to mark 75th death Anniversary of Margarette Golding on 11 Jun 2014 at Bhusaval (Maharastra).