Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sells for over $200,000 at an Auction.

Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sells for over $200,000 at an Auction.

A Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sold for over $200,000 at a Florida Auction. Heritage auction says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin on Thursday (10 Jan ) night. Only 10 to 15 of these Pennies, mistakenly minted in Bronze instead of steel, are known to exist. They were minted at a time during World War II when Copper and Bronze were being saved to fill metal shortages. Don Lutes found this penny in his pocket as a teenager in 1947. This was the change he received back from a Cafeteria. Since the mint did not authenticate this rare find, he held it till he passed away in September. The auction proceeds shall go to an Athenaeum in Mass.

The Title Contenders on Stamps – Australian Open 2019

The Title Contenders on Stamps – Australian Open 2019

Australian Open 2019 – The Australian Open was first played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in 1905. This facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre. The Australian Open 2019 will be played at Melbourne Park from 14 to 29 January 2019. This will be the 107th edition since 1905 and 51st in the Open era.

Men’s Singles – The Fab Four ( Federer, Nadal, Murray & Novak) of Men’s Tennis will take a Final Shot at the Title in Australian Open which begins today. They have won 50 of the last 55 Grand Slam Titles.

Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss Tennis Player who has won a joint-record six Australian Open Men’s singles titles and a total of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. He is the current Australian Open Champion having won the title in 2018. Switzerland issued a stamp to honour Roger Federer on 10 Oct 2007. He is seen holding the Wimbledon Trophy in the stamp.

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STAMP ON ROGER FEDERER

Serena Williams (born 26 September 1981) is an American tennis player who has won a record 39 Grand Slam titles ( 23 Singles, 14 Women’s Doubles and 2 Mixed Doubles). She has won Seven Australian Open Singles Titles which is an open era record.

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STAMP ON SERENA WILLIAMS

Novak Djokovic ( born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian Tennis player who is currently ranked No 1 in the World. He has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles including six joint-record Australian Open Titles. Serbia issued a stamp in his honour on 04 April 2008.  In 2008 Djokovic won the Australian Open and Olympic Gold.

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STAMP OF SERBIA ON NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Stamps on War of Liberty – GDR 1963

Stamps on War of Liberty – GDR 1963

The German Campaign was fought in 1813. The members of Sixth Coalition fought a series of Battles in Germany against French Emperor Napoleon, which liberated the German States from the domination of First French Empire. The high point of the allied strategy was the Battle of Leipzig in Oct 2013. This Leipzig campaign is also known as the Battle of Nations. in early 1814 Allied coalition invaded France Napoleon abdicated and war came to an end formally with the signing of Treaty of Paris in May 1814.

GDR/DDR/East Germany issued a set of Five stamps on 10 Oct 1963 to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of War of Liberty. The stamps feature the following.

5 Pf – Graf Von Gneisenau or August Neidhardt Von Gneisenau (27 Oct 1760 -23 Aug 1831) was a Prussian Field Marshal who played a prominent part in Battle of Nations.

Gebhard Leberecht Von Blucher (16 Dec 1742-12 Sep 1819) was a Prussian General & Field Marshal who led his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of Nations Leipzig 1813 and Battle of Waterloo 1815.

25 Pf – Clear Lutzows Crowd before the Fight.

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STAMPS OF GDR 1963 -WAR OF LIBERTY 1813

10 Pf – Cossack and Landwehrkanal in Berlin.

20 Pf -Ernst Moritz Arndt ( 26 Dec 1769-29 Jan 1860) -German Nationalist and Poet . Fought against Napoleonic domination.

Reichsfreiherr vom und zum stein known as Baron Vom Stein was Prussian Statesman whose Prussian reforms paved the way for Unification of Germany. After the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 became head of the Council for the administration of re-conquered German Countries,

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STAMPS OF GDR – BATTLE OF LEIPZIG 1813

40 Pf – G Von Scharnhorst (1755-1813) was a Hanoverian born Prussian General who took part in Napoleonic Wars.

Prince Kutusow (1745-1813) -Field Marshal in Russian Army, he was one of the best Rusian Generals. took part in Russo-Turkish Wars and Napoleonic Wars

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STAMPS OF GDR 1963- WAR OF NATIONS – SCHARNHORST & KUTUSOW

The Cover Design on all three Covers features the Monument to the Battle of Nations in Leipzig built in 1913.

Stamps of Jersey 1983 – World Communications Year

Stamps of Jersey 1983 – World Communications Year

1983 was declared World Communications Year and it also marked 250th Birth Anniversary of Charles William Geyt, The first Postmaster of Jersey. Jersey issued a set of Five stamps which marked the career of Geyt.

8P – Geyt at  Minden -Charles Geyt ended his Military Career after having served with distinction at the Battle of Minden.

11p – London to Weymouth Mail Coach. The Mail was carried from London to Weymouth by Mail Coach and British Post Office was directed to institute a regular Packet service from Weymouth to ensure communications during a conflict with France.

24p – Mail packet Chesterfield repulses the French Privateers. Two ships “Rover” and “Royal Charlotte” were transferred from “Dover-Calais” run for use as Mail Packets. Royal Charlotte sailed with first mail for islands on 13 Feb 1794. Such vessels often ran into French Privateers.

26p- Mary Godfray at Hue Street Post Office – At first found the Postmaster Job very tough to handle all by himself. In 1798 Mary Godfray was hired to deliver the letters from Hue Street. She was the only letter carrier at that time. Post Office did not pay her but she was allowed to collect halfpenny for each letter delivered.

29p- Mail Steamer Leaves St Helier Harbour – The Little Mail Packets were replaced by Steamers in 1815.

A FDC with Five stamps is listed.

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JERSEY FDC 1983 – MAIL TO JERSEY

Traditional Architecture -Taiwan 1997

Traditional Architecture -Taiwan 1997

A Set of Four stamps on Traditional Architecture issued by Taiwan on 09 Apr 1997.

5 NT$ – Decorated Door

5 NT$- Gable Wall

10 NT$- Carved Brick

19 NT$- Column Dragon.

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TAIWAN FDC 1997 -TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

Musical Instruments of East Africa on Stamps – 1970.

Musical Instruments of East Africa on Stamps – 1970.

East African Countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) issued a  set of stamps on musical instruments on 16 Feb 1970.

1’50 s- Nzomari (Kenya) – Wind Instrument

70c -Amadinda (Uganda)- Instrument of Baganda tribe of Southern Uganda. Ama- Big, “dinda”-keys.

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KENYA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1970 – THE NZOMARI
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UGANDA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1970 -AMADINDA