The Church Council – Stamps of The Vatican City 1966.

The Church Council – Stamps of The Vatican City 1966.

The Vatican City issued stamps on The Church Council on 11 Oct 1966. The FDC is listed.

100 Lira – The Episcopal Ring      10 Lira – John XXIII (1881-1963) .Pope Saint John XXIII was the Pope from 1958to 1963.    90 Lira – Paul VI and Athenagoras

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The Vatical City FDC 1966 – Church Council
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The Church Council – Stamps of The Vatican City 1966.

The Church Council – Stamps of The Vatican City 1966.

The Vatican City issued stamps on The Church Council on 11 Oct 1966. The FDC is listed.

15 Lira – The Gospel      55 Lira – The Solemn Mass    130 Lira – Paul VI (1897- 1978). Pope Paul VI was Pope from 1963 to 1978.

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The Vatican City FDC 1966 – Church Council.

 

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Women’s Singles winners 1920- 1999.

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Women’s Singles winners 1920- 1999.

There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held in a calendar year. The French Open or Roland Garros is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May to 9 June 2019 (qualifying rounds have already started from 20th May 2019).

The Grand Slam schedule consists of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and the US Open in August-September.

Wimbledon is the oldest of the slams and was founded in 1877, followed by the US Open in 1881, the French Open in 1891 and the Australian Open in 1905 but only Wimbledon was a major prior to 1924-25.

Wimbledon is played on Grass, French Open on Clay, and the US Open and the Australian Open are played on Hard Courts. The term Grand Slam refers to winning all four of these major tournaments in the same calendar year.

The French Clay Court Championships played in 1891 can be termed as the First French Open tournament. It was only open to the members of the French Club and was played at Stade Francais. The venue of the French Open was shifted to Stade Roland Garros in 1928. This stadium was built and named in honour of Roland Garros, a French fighter pilot who was killed during the Great War.

Ivory Coast issued a sheetlet consisting of nine stamps on Womens’ Singles Champions on 24 May 1991 to mark the centenary of French Open Championships.

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IVORY COAST 1991 – ROLAND GARROS AND FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS.

Suzanne Lenglen – Won Six times  ( including four times as French Club member)

Helen Wills Moody- Four times (between 1928 and 1932)

Simone Mathieu – Twice (1938-39)

Maureen Conolly(USA) – Won it twice 1953-54

Francoise Durr (France) – Once in 1967

Margaret Court – Australia – Won it Five times between 1962 and 1973.

Chris Evert- Won Seven Times between 1974 & 1986.

Martina Navratilova – Won French Open Singles twice and Women’s Doubles seven times.

Steffi Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a former German tennis player who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles including six French Open singles titles (1987-1999). In 1988 she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Grand Slam – winning all Grand Slam titles and the Olympic Gold Medal. She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

Butterflies and Moths of South Africa -2013.

Butterflies and Moths of South Africa -2013.

South Africa issued a sheet of 10 stamps on Butterflies and Moths on 10 May 2013. All stamps were No Value Indicator and were initially sold at 2.80 Rand.

Silver Spotted Ghost                   Wolkberg Zulu              Marieps Emperor

Coast Purple Tip                Dickson’s Strandveld Copper               Lotana Blue

Barber’s Ranger       Waterberg Copper     Scarce Mountain Copper

Table Mountain Beauty.

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SOUTH AFRICA MS BUTTERFLIES 2013.

 

Moths of Nepal – Miniature Sheet 2014.

Moths of Nepal – Miniature Sheet 2014.

A Miniature Sheet on Moths of Nepal on 09 Dec 2014.

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NEPAL MS 2014 MOTHS – MS NO 3

Moths of Nepal – Miniature Sheet 2014.

Moths of Nepal – Miniature Sheet 2014.

A Miniature Sheet on Moths of Nepal on 09 Dec 2014.

10 R – acherontia lachesis –  Greater death’s head hawkmoth.

10 R – asota producta

10 R- Argina argus – Tiger moth.

10 R- Biston contectaria

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NEPAL MS 2014 MOTHS