First day Cover -Nyasaland- Diamond Jubilee Nyasaland 1951

First day Cover -Nyasaland- Diamond Jubilee Nyasaland

A Commercially used  First Day cover from Nyasaland (now Malawi) with three blocks of four stamps issued on 15 May 1951 to mark Diamond Jubilee of Nyasaland. It was known as British Central Africa in 1891.

FDC- Diamond Jubilee Nyasaland
FDC- Diamond Jubilee Nyasaland

Special Covers – Queen Elizabeth’s First Visit to Amritsar

Special Covers – Queen Elizabeth’s First Visit to Amritsar 1997

Queen Elizabeth Visited Amritsar for the First Time 14 Oct 1997. She visited Jallianwala Bagh  & Golden Temple to pay Homage and reverence at these shrines of Martyrdom & Religious fortitude. It also marked 50 Years of India’s Independence from British rule.

Two special covers were released on the the occasion.

Queen Visit to Amritsar -Covers -ISG

Stamps on Books – Thailand 2013

Stamps on Books – Thailand 2013

Thailand issued a unique stamp in 2013 . A miniature  sheet was issued on Bangkok World Book Capital in 2013. The stamp in miniature sheet has a miniature book pasted on it.

stamps on Books - Thailand - ISG

Royal Mint Coins to mark George Christening

Royal Mint Coins to mark George Christening

The Royal Mint is to create a set of commemorative coins to mark the christening of Prince George.The production of three commemorative coins will be the first time that new coins mark the christening of a member of the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son, who was born on 22 July, will be christened on Wednesday, 23 October at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.

The collection includes a gold 5oz coin costing £8,200, a kilo coin in silver at a cost of £2,600 and a more affordable £5 “uncirculated” coin £13.

Stamps on Fashion & Fashion Designers -Ireland

Stamps on Fashion & Fashion Designers -Ireland

Ireland issued a set of Six Stamps on 15 Jul 2010 to showcase Irish Fashion Designers. The works of following designers are themes of stamps .

John Rocha – Known for distinctive style experimenting with fabric.

Philip Treacy– Best known for creating the hat worn by Duchess of Cornwall on the day of her wedding to Prince Charles in 2005. Sarah Jessica Parker and Lady Gaga are many of the A List followers.

Orla Kiely -Style immersed in color,pattern and texture.Won Best Accessory Designer award at the British Style awards

 

Stamps on Fashion Designers -Ireland -ISG

Stamps on Fashion & Fashion Designers -Ireland

Stamps on Fashion & Fashion Designers -Ireland

Ireland issued a set of Six Stamps on 15 Jul 2010 to showcase Irish Fashion Designers. The works of following designers are themes of stamps .

Paul Costelloe  – Born in Dublin .He shot to fame when Princess Diana started wearing his clothes.

Louise Kennedy – Famous for  exquisitely tailored suits & opulent eveningwear.In 1990 President Mary Robinson donned one of her creations for her inauguration.

Lainey Keogh – Dublin based designer famous for her cashmere pieces. Naomi Campbell and Helena Christensen wore her designs in 1997 catwalk debut.

 

Stamps on Fashion Designers -Ireland -ISG

 

2012 London Olympics 55 Days to go- Stamps on Atlanta 1996-Hong Kong

2012 London Olympics 55 Days to go- Stamps on Atlanta  1996-Hong Kong

Hong Kong issued a Miniature sheet with one stamp of 10 HK dollar denomination  to commemorate 1996 Atlanta  Olympics. This is def issue series and marks Hong Kong participation in Centennial Olympics.

Coronation Stamps George VI on Cover – South Africa

Coronation Stamps George VI on Cover – South Africa

A set of eight stamps were issued by South Africa on in 1937 to mark Coronation of George VI.           A commercially used  cover from Windhoek to New York with all stamps. Language on stamps is Afrikaans.

Medals on Stamps – Thailand – Ratana Varabhorn Order of Merit

Medals on Stamps – Thailand – Ratana Varabhorn Order of Merit

Thailand issued  7 Baht Se-tenant stamps in 1988 on Ratana Varabhorn Order of Merit. This medal was established in 1911 by King Rama VI of Thailand (Siam )  to reward Personal Service to Sovereign.

Medals on Stamps – Thailand – Order of Rajamitrabhorn

Medals on Stamps – Thailand – Order of Rajamitrabhorn

Thailand issued  1 Baht Se-tenant stamps in 1988 on  Order of Rajamitrabhorn. This medal was established on 11 Jun 1962 by King Rama IX of Thailand (Siam )  to be bestowed on Foreign Heads of State.It is Highest Royal Order of Thailand. It is star with Figure of Narayana on Garuda.