Stamps on Bridges of Netherlands Antilles (Curacao)
Curacao (earlier known as Netherlands Antilles) is part of Netherlands. Willemstad is the capital of Curacao. The City consists of Four quarters. Punda , Otrobanda,Scharloo & Pietermaai smal.
Punda and Otrobanda are separated by St Anna Bay.
A set of three stamps were issued on 05 Feb 1975 on three Bridges across the St Anna Bay connecting Punda and Otrobanda.
20c- Queen Emma Bridge- Long Pontoon Bridge
30c -Queen Juliana Bridge- Four Lane Road Bridge
40c- Queen Wilhelmina Bridge- Draw Bridge.
A FDC with the three stamps is listed below.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (4) – Rameswaram – Pamban Bridge – Tamilnadu
The temple and the island of Rameswaram have acquired this name because, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, the God of Gods here on return from Sri Lanka. According to legend, after killing Ravana Lord Rama returned with his consort Goddess Seetha to India first stepping on the shores of Rameswaram. To expiate the “dosha” of killing a brahmin, Lord Rama wanted to offer worship to Lord Shiva. Since there was no shrine in the island had despatched Sri Hauman to Kailash to bring an idol of Lord Shiva.
Rameswaram, is a town in the Ramanathapuram district. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. It is situated in the Gulf of Mannar, at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge.
Pamban Bridge is one type of cantilever bridge connects Rameswaram of Pamban Island to Tamil Nadu, India. It was first Sea Bridge and the second longest sea bridge in India (after Bandra Worli Sea Link). The bridge is located at the world’s second “highly corrosive environment” and cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone.
The cancellation depicts Pamban Bridge.
Date of Cancellation:-07.03.1978.
Shanghai Yangpu Bridge – Pre Stamped Envelope -China
PR China issued a pre Stamped envelope on Shanghai Yangpu Bridge -a cable stayed Bridge across the Huangpu River. The bridge has a length of 7658m-one of the Longest Bridge of its type in the World.
Bridges and Rivers on stamps – Lesotho
Lesotho issued stamps on Bridges and rivers . Six stamps are listed below.
Senqunyane River Bridge-Marakabei(4c),Tsoelike River & Bridge(5c),Makhaleng River Bridge(10c),Seaka Bridge -Orange-Senqu River(15c) , Masianokeng Bridge-Phuthiatsana River(20c) ,Mahobong Bridge -Hlotse River(25c)
Sheetlet on Special Attractions of 18 Districts of Hong Kong
A Sheetlet was issued by Hong Kong in 2006 on Spcial Attractions of 18 Districts of Hong Kong
A-Z (S to Z) STAMPS on Heritage sites – Great Britain -April 2012
Great Britain issued a set of 12 stamps on 13 Oct 2011 on Heritage sites as an Alphabetical Odyssey. All stamps are IST Class Postage Rates. The second set of 14 stamps were issued on 10 April 2012. A FDC with 8 (eight)stamps on themes from S to Z is shown below.
S-Sterling Castle T- Tyne Bridge U-Urquhart Castle V- Victoria & Albert Museum
W- White Cliffs of Dover X – Station X Bletchley Park Y – York Minster Z -ZSL London Zoo
A-Z STAMPS on Heritage sites – Great Britain -April 2012
Great Britain issued a set of 12 stamps on 13 Oct 2011 on Heritage sites as an Alphabetical Odyssey. All stamps are IST Class Postage Rates. The second set of 14 stamps were issued on 10 April 2012. A FDC with stamps from M-R is shown below.
M – Manchester Town Hall N-Narrow Water Castle O -Old Bailey
P-Portmeirion Q-The Queen’s College Oxford R- Roman Baths
Comet Line Special Covers 1942-2012– Royal Air Forces Escaping Society – Luxembourg Connection
The Comet line (Le Réseau Comète) was a World War II resistance group in Belgium/France which helped Allied soldiers and airmen return to Britain. The line started in Brussels where the men were fed, clothed and given false identity papers before being hidden in attics and cellars of houses. Some 800 stranded and shot-down Allied servicemen were spirited out of Nazi-occupied Europe. Most of those carried along the line were AIRMEN. A network of people guided them south through occupied France into neutral Spain and home via British-controlled Gibraltar.The Comet line was created by a young Belgian woman Andree de Jongh (nickname “Dedee”) who was 20 Years old in 1940.
The Luxembourg assistance to Allied and British aircrews was around L Armee Secrete .
Cover No RAFES SC 6 dated 14 May 1973 flown from Luxembourg to RAF Northolt in a Andover cc MK II.
Millennium 2000 FDC’s Hong Kong – FDC’s of World
Hong Kong issued stamps to mark the Millennium 2000. FDC issued on 10 Feb 2000.
Miniature Sheet Lantau Link 1997 – Hong Kong
The Lantau Link formerly known as Lantau Fixed Crossing consists of a series of Infrasructures linking the Hong Kong International Airport to the Urban Areas in Hong Kong . It was officially opened on 27 April 1997 and opened to Traffic on 22 May 1997.
The Lantau Link is 3.5 Kms Long and carries Rail and Road . It consists of
The Tsing Ma Bridge ,a suspension Bridge linking Tsing Yi to Ma Wan
The Ma Wan Viaduct
The Kap Shui Mun Bridge , acable stayed Bridge linking Ma Wan to Lantau Island
The Miniature sheet showing the Lantau Link was issued by Hong Kong in 1997.