Stamps of Bhutan 2006- 50th Anniversary of EUROPA.
In 2006 EUROPA celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Several Countries outside EUROPA also issued stamps to mark this event. Bhutan issued a set of two stamps and a Miniature sheet in 2006 to mark 50th Anniversary of EUROPA Stamps.
150 Nu – Jakar Dzong – The current Dzong was built in 1667 overlooking the Chokhor Valley. Its official name is Yuelay Namgyal Dzong in honour of Victory over the troops of Tibetan ruler Phuntso Namgyal.
Australian Open 2019 – Stamps on Australian Open Centenary 2005
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. The Australian Open was first played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in 1905. This facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre.
In a calendar year, four major tennis tournaments are played around the World. These are known as Grand Slam tournaments and anybody winning all four of them in the same year is supposed to have won a Grand Slam. In a case in the same year a player also wins an Olympic Gold Medal then it is known as a Golden Grand Slam.
The Grand Slam format consists of Australian Open in Mid January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and US Open in August-September. These tournaments are also known as Tennis Majors. Wimbledon the oldest was founded in 1877, followed by the US Open in 1881, the French Open in 1891 and the Australian in 1905. The Wimbledon was the only Major prior to 1924-25.
Wimbledon is played on Grass, French Open on Clay, US Open and The Australian Open are played on Hard Courts. Three courts with retractable roofs will be used during 2019, which shall provide relief from extreme heat conditions. The courts are Rod Laver, Margaret Court & Melbourne Arenas.
Australia Post issued a set of two stamps on 11 January 2005 to commemorate the Centenary of Australian Open. The Stamps feature Man and a Woman playing Tennis. A First Day Cover with a postmark of Melbourne (Venue City ) was also released.
Come Summer and a whole lot of sporting events take place in Great Britain which are captured on a set of five stamps issued by Great Britain on 02 Aug 1994. The Wimbledon with strawberries and Lord’s Cricket Test Match are great summertime events in Great Britain.
The Uber Cup sometimes called the World Women’s Team Championships was first held in 1956-57 and then every three years from 1957 to 1981. From 1984 onwards it is being held every two years. The Uber Cup is now held concurrently with Thomas Cup. The 2018 Thomas Cup (30th edition) and Uber Cup (27th edition) were held in Bangkok from 20-27 May 2018. Stamps have been released on Thomas Cup by various countries.
Indonesia issued a stamp on Uber Cup Badminton Championships Victory at Jakarta in 1994. Indonesia defeated China 3-2 to win the Uber Cup. It was held in Jakarta and was the 15th edition of Uber Cup The stamps were issued on 22 Jun 1994. China has won the title 14 times till date, Japan Six times & Indonesia three times. Indonesia and South Korea have been runners-up seven times each.
Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India
The 14th edition of Men’s World Cup Field Hockey known as Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 is being held from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Dec 2018 at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar in Odisha India. 16 Teams are participating. India is hosting the WorldCup for the third time after Mumbai 1982 & Delhi 2010.
An odd shaped miniature sheet has been released by India Post on 27 Nov 2018 to commemorate this event. The miniature sheet is in the shape of an Olive Ridley turtle. The stamps feature The World Cup Trophy and the players with hockey sticks in different phases of the Game. One of the stamps also features the mascot “Olly” playing hockey which represents the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Lord Jagganath also features on the sheet.
Results for 05 Dec 2018 -Germany beat The Netherlands 4-1 in a superb display of Hockey. It was North European hockey derby among two hockey giants.
Results for 11 Dec and Quarter Final Line up for 12 & 13 Dec
The Netherlands beat Canada 5-0 to set up Quarter-Final Clash with Home team India. Belgium beat Pakistan 5-0 to qualify for Quarter Finals.
12 Dec – Argentina Vs England & Australia Vs France
13 Dec – Germany Vs Belgium & The Netherlands Vs India
All stamps are of Rupees Five denomination. 503900 stamps have printed and 1,30,000 Miniature Sheets have been printed. ( Source Courtesy India Post Brochure).
The Thomas Cup sometimes called the World’s Men Team Championships was held every three years from 1948 to 1982. From 1982 onwards it is being held every two years. The Women’s team championships known as Uber Cup is held concurrently with Thomas Cup. The 2018 Thomas Cup (30th edition) and Uber Cup (27th edition) were held in Bangkok from 20-27 May 2018. Stamps have been released on Thomas Cup by various countries.
Indonesia issued a set of three stamps on Thomas Cup Badminton Championships at Jakarta. The stamps were issued on 02 Jan 1973.
Malaysia issued a Miniature sheet on 25 Jul 1992 when Malaysia was crowned the 1992 Thomas Cup Champions. They defeated Indonesia 3-2 in 17th Thomas Cup held in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia issued a stamp on 11 May 2000 on Thomas Cup Championships held in Kuala Lumpur. The stamp features Flags of Participating Countries and the Thomas Cup Trophy.