FDC Canada 1975 – International Women’s Day.

FDC Canada 1975 – International Women’s Year.

Canada issued a stamp on 14 Jul 1975 to mark International Women’s Day. A FDC is listed.

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CANADA FDC 1975 – WOMEN’S YEAR
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Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018 – Indian Theme

Votes for Women – Stamps of Great Britain 2018 – Indian Theme

At the Beginning of 20th Century 60 per cent of Great Britain was entitled to a Parliamentary vote. Men had the right to vote but no Woman had the right to vote. But the attitudes were changing and drive for the equal franchise was gathering momentum. After years of campaigning a partial victory was achieved when  Representation of People Act was passed on 06 Feb 2018. This gave voting rights to men over 21 but only to women over the age of 30. On 02 Jul 1928, the passing of the Equal Franchise Act finally gave women the vote on the same terms as men.

On 15 Feb 2018, a set of eight stamps was issued by Great Britain to commemorate the centenary of this historic moment. The stamps depict the various stages of the Suffragettes.

One of the stamps has an Indian Connection. One of the stamps features Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876-1948) daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh is pictured selling copies of the WSPU newspaper The Suffragette in April 1913. A member of Women’s Tax Resistance League ( whose official motto was”No Taxation Without Representation”), the Princess appeared in court on several occasions after refusing to pay taxes.

A First Day Cover issued by Royal Mail is listed.

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FIRST DAY COVER – GREAT BRITAIN – VOTES FOR WOMEN -2018

Belgian Women at Australian Open – Henin & Clijsters -Countdown Aus Open 2019.

Belgian Women at Australian Open – Countdown Aus Open 2019

Justin Henin Hardene (born 1 June 1982) is a former Belgian Tennis player who has won Seven Grand slam singles titles including the Australian Open in 2004. She was also the runner-up at the  Australian Open in 2006 & 2010. She won the French Open in 2003,2005,2006 and 2007 and USOpen in 2003 & 2007. She also won Gold in Women’s Singles at 2004 Olympics. At Wimbledon, she was a runner -up in 2001 and 2006. In 2016 She became the first Belgian Tennis Player to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Belgium issued a stamp in her honour on 21 November 2003.

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JUSTIN HENIN – BELGIUM

Kim Clijsters ( born 8 June 1983) is a former Belgian Tennis player who has won four Grand Slam Singles titles – three US Open titles and the Australian Open in 2011. She was runner-up at the Australian Open in 2004. She also won French and Wimbledon Women’s Doubles titles and was a finalist at Wimbledon Mixed Doubles in 2000. In 2009 She became the First Mother to win a Major (US Open) since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. In 2017 She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Belgium issued a stamp in her honour on 21 November 2003.

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KIM CLIJSTERS – BELGIUM -2003

Stamp on Saliha -Singer -Tunisia 1998

Stamp on Saliha -Singer -Tunisia 1998

Saliha (1914-26 Nov 1958) whose real name was Salouha Ben Ibrahim Ben Abdelhafidh was born in Nebeur, Tunisia. She was a Singer and well Known in Tunisia. From a humble beginning, she rose to be a very Famous Singer.

Tunisia issued a stamp in her memory on 21 Dec 1998.

TUNISIA SALIHA
STAMP OF TUNISIA ON SALIHA 1998

 

Costumes of Tunisia -1987

Costumes of Tunisia -1987

Tunisia issued stamps on Costumes on 25 Dec 1987.

30 LSd – Costume from Tozeur.

150 LSd – Costume from Sfax.

TUNISIA 1987 COSTUMES
TUNISIA 1987 COSTUMES

Wedding Costumes of Tunisia -1985

Wedding Costumes of Tunisia -1985

Tunisia issued stamps on Wedding Costumes on 22 Oct 1985 and 25 Aug 1986.

50 LSd – Wedding Dress from Moknine.

40 LSd – Wedding Dress from Homt-Souk

TUNISIA 1985 WEDDING DRESS
TUNISIA 1985 WEDDING DRESS MOKNINE
TUNISIA 1986 WEDDING DRESS
TUNISIA 1986 WEDDING DRESS -HOMT -SOUK

Regional Costumes of Tunisia -EXPO 67

Regional Costumes of Tunisia -EXPO 67

EXPO 67 was an International Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 27 Apr to 29 Oct 1967. Tunisia issued a set of stamps on EXPO 67 and featured regional costumes.

50 LSd – Costume from Djerba.

75 LSd- Costume from Gabes.

TUNISIA 1967 COSTUMES
TUNISIA 1967 COSTUMES