Stamps on State Visit of Pope John Paul II -Botswana 1988

Stamps on State Visit of Pope John Paul II  -Botswana 1988

Botswana issued a set of Four stamps on State Visit of Pope John Paul II  on 13 Sep 1988.

10 & 30 thebe- Pope John Paul II and Map of  Botswana.

BOTSWANA POPE1
BOTSWANA 1988- VISIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II.

15 & 80 thebe- Portrait of Pope John Paul II.

BOTSWANA POPE2
BOTSWANA 1988 -VISIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
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Stamp on Martin Waldseemuller Map – Germany – 2007

Stamp on Martin Waldseemuller Map – Germany – 2007.

Germany has issued a stamp of  220c to mark 500th  Anniversary of Martin Waldseemuller Map. The Waldseemuller Map or Universalis Cosmographia or Universal Cosmography is a printed wall map of the World by German Cartographer Martin Waldseemuller, originally published on April 1507. It is known as the first map to use the word America. It was bestowed in honour of Italian Americo Vespucci. America placed on this map is now South America.

The wall map consists of 12 sections printed from woodcuts. Each section is one of four horizontally and three vertically when assembled. The stamp shows these 12 sections. The only copy of this Map is displayed in Library of Congress Washington DC. A thousand copies were printed originally.

Martin Waldseemuller (1470-1520) was a German Cartographer who along with Matthias Ringmann is credited with first using the word America on maps based on Vespucci and Columbus travels

First Day Cover cancelled at Berlin is listed.

GERMANY FDC MARTIN MAP
GERMANY FDC 2007- MARTIN WLADSEEMULLER’S MAP

 

Stamps on Germany’s Presidency of European Union– Germany – 2007.

Stamps on Germany’s Presidency of European Union– Germany – 2007.

Germany has issued a 55c  stamp on Germany’s Presidency of European Union on 02 Jan 2007.

First Day Covers cancelled at Berlin is listed.

GERMANY
GERMANY 2007 -EUROPEAN UNION PRESIDENCY

Early Maps of Tristan da Cunha -1981.

Early Maps of Tristan da Cunha -1981.

Tristan Da Cunha issued stamps on Early Maps of Tristan Da Cunha and South Atlantic on 22 May 1981.

14p – Early Map by A Dalrymple 17 Mar  1781.

21p – Early Map by Capt Denham 1853

TRISTAN MAPS
TRISTAN da CUNHA 1981- EARLY MAPS.

 

Map of St Lucia on Stamps -1967

Map of St Lucia on Stamps -1967

St Lucia issued a stamp & miniature sheet on attaining Independence on 01 Mar 1967. The Airmail stamp features Map of St Lucia with Caribbean sea on the West Coast and the Atlantic Ocean on East Coast.

ST LUCIA MAP
ST LUCIA 1967 -MAP & INDEPENDENCE.

Stamps on 1975 Cricket World Cup- Trinidad & Tobago

Stamps on 1975 Cricket World Cup-  Trinidad & Tobago

The next World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by England & Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. We shall be listing stamps on the 11 Cricket World Cups held till now.

The first edition of the ODI Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 It was sponsored by Prudential Assurance Company and was officially known as Prudential Cup 1975.

The tournament had eight participating countries: six Test-playing teams (Australia, England, New Zealand, India, Pakistan and West Indies ), then associate nation Sri Lanka and, for the only time, East Africa. The tournament was played from 7 to 21 June 1975. Each match consisted of 60 overs per team and the teams played in traditional white clothing and red balls.

England, New Zealand, West Indies and Australia qualified for the semi-finals. It is the only World Cup till date wherein no team from the subcontinent featured in the semi-finals. The West Indies beat Australia in the final at Lord’s by 17 runs to win the World Cup.

All the Cricket playing nations have been regularly issuing stamps on cricket.

A miniature sheet was issued by Trinidad and Tobago on 4th October 1976 to commemorate the win by West Indies. The sheet consisted of two stamps. The 35 cents stamp features the Map of Caribbean, two cricket bats, stumps, bails and a cricket ball. The 45 cents stamp features The Prudential Cup.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1975 WC CRICKET
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO MS 1975 – CRICKET WORLD CUP.