Incredible India – Picture Post Card – Bharathanatyam – By India Post

Incredible India – Picture Post Card – Bharathanatyam – By India Post

Issued By:- India Post

PPC India Post

Incredible India – Picture Post Card – Hindu Bride – By India Post

Incredible India – Picture Post Card – Hindu Bride – By India Post

Issued By:- India Post

Hindu Bride Post Card

 

Karnapex 2003 – Special Cover -Dharwad

Karnapex 2003 – Special Cover -Dharwad

Cover depicts  “Dollu Kunitha” Dance

Date Of issue:- 28.12.2003.

Dollu Kunitha Dance
Dollu Kunitha Dance

Christmas Greetings Legend of Hibiscus -Pre stamped Envelope -Papua New Guinea

Christmas Greetings Legend  of Hibiscus  -Pre stamped Envelope -Papua New Guinea

A Pre stamped Envelope issued by Papua New Guinea in 1986 to mark Christmas celebrations.

Christmas Greetings -Pre stamped Envelope -Papua New Guinea

Christmas Greetings -Pre stamped Envelope -Papua New Guinea

A Pre stamped Envelope issued by Papua New Guinea  to mark Christmas celebrations.

Stamps on Christmas Gift Bearers – Guernsey

Stamps on Christmas Gift Bearers – Guernsey

The Tradition of making presents at Christmas may be traced to the Gifts brought to Infant Jesus. The Principal bearers were the Three Wise Men from the East traditionally –

Casper -King of Sheba who offered Frankincense

Melchior -King of Arabia and Nubia -the bringer of Gold

Balthazar -King of Tarse & Egypt- whose present was Myrrh

All three feature on the stamps. The remaining nine characters are from different territories of the World

Santa Claus -English Speaking World    Lussibruden-Sweden & Scandinavia

Saint Nicholas – The Netherlands,France           La Befana -Italy

Julenisse -Denmark                                      Christkind -Germany

King Wencesias-Bohemia,Czech             Shepherd of Les Baux-South France

Baboushka -Russia & Eastern Europe

A FDC from Guernsey with 12 stamps on Christmas Gift Bearers.

Stamps on Christmas Gift Bearers -ISG

 

 

Stamps on Cinema Actors – France 1998

Stamps on Cinema Actors – France 1998

A booklet containing Six stamps with a label on French Cinema Actors was issued in 1998. The Cinema actors are Romy Schneider, Simone Signoret, Jean Gabin, Louis De Funes , Bernard Blier, Lino Ventura.

Booklet French Cinema Actors -ISG

Special Cover – Bombe Mane Exhibition Of Dolls Mysore – By India Post

Special Cover – Bombe Mane Exhibition Of Dolls Mysore – By India Post

Date Of Issue:-26.09.2014.

Contributed By:- Ms Huma Fathima, Bangalore
Special Cover 2014- Bombe Mane - ISG

Musical Instruments on Stamps – Europa 2014 – Portugal

Musical Instruments on Stamps – Europa 2014 – Portugal

The Year 2014 theme for EUROPA stamps is Musical Instruments. Three stamps from Portugal, Madeira & Azores were issued on Musical Instruments on 09.05.2014.

Portugal -Bagpipe

The “Gaita-de-Foles” (Bagpipe), in the Miranda Plateau – northeast of mainland Portugal was until recently made by hand, using typical materials from local agro-pastoralism. It is regarded throughout Europe as a rare specimen of this type of aerophone, for having kept its medieval pattern and peculiar tuning precepts.

Madeira -Brinquinho

The “Brinquinho”, or “Bailhinho”, is a percussion instrument that became a hallmark of the Madeira Archipelago. Visually appealing, it is composed of cloth dolls (usually seven figures, both male and female), dressed in traditional clothing, bearing castanets and ribbons, arranged at the extremities of a rattle-like cane, in two or more circular series of unequal diameter

Azores – Viola

The viola must have reached the Azores inside the luggage of the first settlers coming from the Continent. Then, in the islands, it became a chordophone of distinctive features, called “Viola da Terra” (Viola from the homeland). It stands out for its metallic double strings, which give it a more pure sound, and for its vibrant timbre, sometimes making a melody sound like a cry.

 

Instruments of Portugal, Azores & Madeira
Instruments of Portugal, Azores & Madeira

Festival of Dances Avignon – France -2014

Festival of Dances Avignon – France -2014

France issued a set of Ten self adhesive stamps in 2014 on City Of Avignon -Festival of Dances in a sheetlet.

Festival Of Dances -Avignon- ISG

 

Festival of Dances-Avignon-ISG