Provincial Flags of Papua New Guinea on Stamps -2004

Provincial Flags of Papua New Guinea on Stamps -2004

Papua New Guinea issued a set of beautiful and colorful stamps on Provincial Flags of Papua New Guinea. This was the second issue from series of three and all were definitive stamps.

The details of stamps and Provinces featured are

70 t – Madang Province   – Red ,Black and Yellow  stripes represent National Flag. Six white stars represent six districts .In black and white Madang’s memorial to coast watchers of WW II surrounded by coconut palm branches (agriculture) and a slit drum for tradition are featured.

70t – Eastern New Britain Province – A Green stripe separates Red and Blue Traingles Four white stars over blue represent the National Flag. Traditional shell money surrounds a circle. traditional masks of Tolai(dukduk) and Baining dancers are in centre

2.65k – Eastern Highlands Province -Red and Green triangles form the background . Inside a large yellow star in centre , a one legged man named Nokondi holds a coffee branch ( main cash crop).The star has six points (six districts).It is surrounded by eight smaller stars (for local government councils).

2.70k –Morobe Province – The background stripes are green (for vegetation),yellow (for Markham Valley)  ,Blue (for sea).A white Bird of Paradise(for animal life),white pigss tusks(for tradition), a brown and yellow kundu drum (for festivals)and spears (for traditional warfare) are at the centre.

4.60k- Milne Bay Province  – Milne Bay is SE tip of Papua New Guinea.  Vertical stripe of green on left (for plants ) and white (for beaches ).A square is divided into triangles of blue (for sea)and red (for festivals).A Yellow star on red represents Eastern star (a seafarers guide) and Christian missionaries

10k –East Sepik Province – In upper right quarter a yellow Bird of paradise ( National Flag) is  set on red background. In the lower left quarter a haus tambaran ( for hills and plains people ), crocodile (for river people),shark (for coastal people).kundu and garamut drums, spear and lime pot (representing culture ) are set over a green background.

A First Day Cover  with stamps is listed.

FDC PNG PROVINCIAL FLAGS
FDC PAPUA NEW GUINEA PROVINCIAL FLAGS 2004

First Day Cover Libya – Inauguration of Arab League Centre Cairo

First Day Cover Libya – Inauguration of Arab League Centre Cairo

A stamp was issued on 22 Mar 1960 by Libya to mark Inauguration of Arab League Centre in  Cairo. The Cover also features Flag of Libya.

FDC LIBYA
FDC LIBYA 1960 – Inauguration of Arab League Centre Cairo

The Twenty Dollar Definitive of New Zealand – 1994

The Twenty Dollar Definitive of New Zealand – 1994

The 20$ Mount Cook Definitive of 1994 is perhaps a very unique stamp in many ways.

-New Zealand’s highest and largest valued stamp

-First ever $20 stamp for high value parcels,but collectors felt otherwise .

-most complex stamp production ever commissioned.

-Design masterpiece in montage and captures NZ’s treasured heritage

– Incorporates several NZ icons- Firstly NZ’s highest mountain – Mount Cook

– Two native plants Ponga Fern & flowers of Kowhai tree

-A maori rafter pattern symbolising Hammerhead shark and embossed in in gold foil forms the top border

-New Zealand flag is also woven into the montage

-printed on watermarked paper with a special fluorescent surface printed security pattern.

The first day Cover shows Southern Alps-South Island of New Zealand.

FDC NZ$20 DEF
FDC NZ$20 DEFINITIVE 1994

 

Monuments of Jersey on Stamps – Europa -1978

Monuments of Jersey on Stamps – Europa -1978

The theme for 1978 EUROPA stamps was Monuments. 30 Countries issued stamps on Monuments .Jersey post issued a set of three stamps on Monuments under EUROPA series on 01 May 1978.

The Monuments on stamps are

6p – Mont Orgueil Castle -Overlooks harbour of Gorey. Opened in 1204

8p-St Aubin’s Fort-Built in 1542 by Sir Henry Cornish

101/2p-Eliazabeth Castle- Built in 16th Century to augument Mont Orgueil and named after Queen Elizabeth I

The First Cover features St George’s Chapel Mont Orgueil Castle.

FDC JERSEY MONUMENTS
FDC JERSEY MONUMENTS -MONT ORGUEIL , AUBIN’S FORT,ELIZABETH CASTLE -EUROPA 1978

First Day Cover Bangladesh – Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Coronation – 1977

First Day Cover Bangladesh – Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth Coronation – 1977

A set of three stamps issued by Bangladesh on 07 Feb 1977 to commemorate Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II coronation.

FDC BDESH QE II
FIRST DAY COVER BANGLADESH 1977 – SILVER JUBILEE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION.

Joint Issue Portugal – Iran -Birds -2009

Joint Issue Portugal – Iran -Birds -2009

Portugal issued two stamps on Birds as Joint issue with Iran on 21 Sep 2009. The Birds of Prey featured are 0.32 Euro -Osprey and 0.80 Euro -White Tailed Eagle. A FDC is listed.

FDC POR BIRDS JT ISSUE
JOINT ISSUE PORTUGAL- IRAN -BIRDS – OSPREY & WHITE TAILED EAGLE -2009

 

Portugal – Mexico Joint Issue of stamps 2014 – Friendship Issue

Portugal – Mexico Joint Issue of stamps 2014 – Friendship Issue

Portugal issued a set of two stamps as Joint Issue Stamps between Portugal & Mexico .The Stamps feature Flags of Portugal and Mexico and were issued on 06 Jun 2014.

PORTUGAL MEXICO JOINT ISSUE 2014
FIRST DAY COVER – PORTUGAL-MEXICO JOINT ISSUE STAMPS – FLAGS – 2014