Rose Stamps on Valentine’s Day -Taiwan 2012

Rose Stamps on Valentine’s DayTaiwan 2012

In the matters of Heart -Rose plays an important part. Valentine’s Day, matters of Heart and Rose are closely interlinked.

Chungwa post (Republic of China) Taiwan issued a beautiful Heart Shaped miniature sheet on 10 Feb 2012 to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

 

TAIWAN MS ROSE
MINIATURE SHEET ON ROSE -VALENTINE’S DAY 2012 -TAIWAN
TAIWAN MS ROSE FDC
VALENTINE’S DAY 2012TAIWAN POST MINIATURE SHEET FDC ON ROSE

Europa Stamps on Circus – Ukraine 2002

Europa Stamps on Circus – Ukraine 2002

The theme for EUROPA 2002 was Circus. 58 participating countries issued stamps on this common theme. Ukraine issued a set of two stamps on the theme of Circus. The stamps were issued on 04 Apr 2002 and featured Circus animals.

1.75 hryvnia – Tiger

1.75 hryvnia – Lion

UKRAINE EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS
UKRAINE EUROPA 2002 CIRCUS

Miniature Sheet on Malaysian Electricity Generating Company -1999

Miniature Sheet on Malaysian Electricity Generating Company -1999

Malaysia issued a miniature sheet on the 50th Anniversary of Tenaga National Berhad (TNB) -The National Electricity Generating Company on 09 Sep 1999 (9.9.99). The stamp features high tension towers.

MALAYSIA MS ENERGY
MALAYSIA MS ELECTRICITY GENERATING COMPANY – HIGH TENSION TOWERS 1999

International Motor Show Germany – Special Cover 1981.

International Motor Show Germany – Special Cover 1981.

The International Motor Show Germany or International Motor Show known in German as Internationale Automobil Ausstellung (IAA- International Automobile Exhibition) is the World’s  largest Motor show. It is held annually with Passenger vehicles including some motorcycles being displayed in odd numbered years in Frankfurt am main and commercial vehicles in even numbered years in Hanover.Till 1991 it was held only in Frankfurt. The First show was held in Bristol Hotel Berlin in 1897 with eight motor vehicles on display. It is organised by VDA(Association of German Automotive Industry)

A Special cover was released on 17 Sep 1981 for the 1981 edition of Motor show. A Berlin miniature sheet of 1971 issued to mark 50th Anniversary Avus Car race has been used for the special cover.The cover also shows Flags of some participating countries.

GERMANY MS CARS RACING
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW GERMANY 1981 -SPECIAL COVER

 

Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum award for distinguished academic performance -Stamps of UAE 2008

Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum award for distinguished academic performance -Stamps of UAE 2008

UAE issued a miniature sheet with two stamps on 01 Apr 2008 to mark 10th Anniversary ofHamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum award for distinguished academic performance .

FDC UAE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
FDC UAE 2008 -AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

City of Luxembourg – Old Quarters and Fortifications -UNESCO World Heritage Site

City of Luxembourg – Old Quarters and Fortifications -UNESCO World Heritage Site

Because of its strategic Postion -Luxembourg was one of  Europe’s greatest fortified sites from 16th Century to 1867. It was repeatedly reinforced as it passed from one European power to another- The Holy Roman Emperors , The Burgundy ,The Habsburgs , the French and Spanish Kings and finally the Prussians .The Fortifications were a fine example of Military architecture spanning several centuries.It was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Luxembourg issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps on 08 May 2014 to commemorate 20th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage site. The two stamps feature Old City and Fortifications and Modern city and historic Fortifications. FDC with MS is shown below.

FDC LUXEMBOURG
FDC LUEXMBOURG 2014 -OLD QUARTERS AND FORTIFICATIONS -UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 29th and 30th April.

Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East ,South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on eighth day of fourth month in Chinese Lunar Calendar. Full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April,May orJune based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2018 it is being celebrated on 30th April.

Gautama was born in Lumbini in Nepal in 563 BC, attained Nirvana at Bodhgaya  India and gave his first sermon at Sarnath India.

Nepal – Nepal issued a set of five stamps  on world Heritage Site -Birth Place of Buddha -Lumbini in Nepal on 14 Sep 2009.

BUDDHA NEPAL LUMBINI
LUMBINI -BIRTH PLACE OF BUDDHA – NEPAL 2009

 

Bhutan – eight Auspicoius symbols of Buddhism

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet on 16 April 2016 depicting the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism.

BUDDHA BHUTAN SYMBOLS
EIGHT AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS OF BUDDHISM -BHUTAN 2016