XIVth Commonwealth Games  Auckland 1990– Stamps of New Zealand 1989

XIVth Commonwealth Games  Auckland 1990– Stamps of New Zealand 1989

The Commonwealth Games is a multi-discipline sporting event involving athletes from Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years since then except 1942 & 1946 when they were cancelled due to World War II.

The last games were held in Gold Coast, Australia in 2018. The Games were known as

British Empire Games from 1930-1950,

British Empire & Commonwealth Games from 1954-1966,

British Commonwealth Games from 1970-1974

Commonwealth Games from 1978 onwards.

Auckland has hosted the Games Twice ( 1950 & 1990). A set of eight stamps were issued by New Zealand on 08 Nov 1989 to Commemorate the XIVth Commonwealth Games held in Auckland.

65c – Swimming                                                   80c- Cycling

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- XIV TH COMMONWEALTH GAMES AUCKLAND

$1.00 – Lawn Bowling                $1.80 – Hurdling

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- XIV TH COMMONWEALTH GAMES AUCKLAND

Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983

Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983

Abba won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and became a huge commercial success and Popular after that with a string of Blockbusters like “Dancing Queen”, Mamma Mia” & “Thank You for the Music”.

A new exhibition in London at the O2 Venue until August displays personal items of ABBA such as Bjorn Ulvaeus’s school report, pictures, gold discs and clothing. The Exhibition is called ABBA Super Troupers. O2 arena recently hosted C2C: Country to Country – a Country Music Festival.

01 Oct 1983 was declared World Music Day by UNESCO International Music Council. Sweden issued a miniature sheet on the theme Music in Sweden on 01 Oct 1983. All stamps are engraved by Czeslaw Slania (1921-2005). The Musicians featured on stamps are

1.80 Kr – Pop – Famous Musicians from ABBA band. Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni- Frid Lyngstad & Benny Andersson. Picture of ABBA was taken by Anders Hansen

SWEDEN MS MUSIC 1983
SWEDEN MS MUSIC 1983 -ABBA

Stamps on Queen Elizabeth II  – New Zealand 1985.

Stamps on Queen Elizabeth II  – New Zealand 1985.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Queen Elizabeth II on 01 Jul 1985.

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NEW ZEALAND 1985 -QE II.

Stamps on Christmas  – New Zealand 1985.

Stamps on Christmas  – New Zealand 1985.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Christmas on 18 Sep 1985.

18c- Holy Family   40c -Shepherds    50c -Angels

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NEW ZEALAND 1985 -CHRISTMAS

Stamps on British Royalty  – New Zealand 1989.

Stamps on British Royalty  – New Zealand 1989.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Health Theme featuring British Royalty on 26 Jul 1989.

40+3c – Duke & Duchess of York & Princess Beatrice.

40+3c – Duchess of York Sarah & Princess Beatrice.

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- PRINCE ANDREW & FAMILY.

80+3c  – Princess Beatrice.

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NEW ZEALAND 1989 – HEALTH STAMP- PRINCESS BEATRICE.

Stamps on Authors – New Zealand 1989.

Stamps on Authors – New Zealand 1989.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Authors on 01 Mar 1989.

40c – Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) – Short Story writer and Poet.

60c- James Baxter (1926-1972)- Poet & Playwriter.

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- AUTHORS

70c – Bruce Mason (1921-1982) – Playwright & Actor.

80 c – Ngaio Marsh (1899-1982)- Crime Writer, Theatre Director. Known as “Queen of Crime” along with Agatha Christie.

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NEW ZEALAND 1989- AUTHORS

 

Stamps on New Zealand Philatelic Society   – New Zealand 1988.

Stamps on New Zealand Philatelic Society   – New Zealand 1988.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Centenary of New ZealandPhilatelic Society (1888-1988). The Se-tenant stamps feature Quen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria

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NEW ZEALAND 1988 – CENTENARY OF NZ PHILATELIC SOCIETY.