Sheet let – Russia – 150 Years Penny Black

Sheet let – Russia – 150 Years Penny Black

A Sheet let containing Eight Stamps issued by Russia in 1990 to mark 150 Years of Penny Black.

Stamps on Thomas De La Rue – Guernsey

Stamps on Thomas De La Rue – Guernsey

Thomas de la Rue ( 24 Mar 1793-07 Jun 1866) was aPrinter from Guernsey who founded De La Rue plc -a printing Company which is now the World’s largest commercial security printer and papermaker. His was the first company to print playing cards in 1832. He rose to be a leading printer having shifted to London in 1816.

A set of stamps issued by Guernsey to showcase his philatelic works in form of stamps are shown .

stamps on Thomas de la Rue -ISG

Miniature Sheet – Indonesia – Jakarta 2008

Miniature Sheet – Indonesia – Jakarta 2008

22nd Asian International Stamp Exhibition “Jakarta 2008 ” was held from 23 – 28 October, 2008. Six Miniature sheets were issued depicting six Daily Themes of the Exhibition.

Day 4 – FIAP Day – 1st Indonesia stamp issued 1864 under Dutch Rule

Day 5 – Ecophila Day – Brahminy Kite or Haliastur indus

Day 6 – Youth Pledge Day -“Indonesia Raya”, National anthem of Indonesia

   

Stamps on Rowland Hill Centenary- Seychelles

Stamps on Rowland Hill Centenary- Seychelles

Seychelles issued a set of Three Stamps  on 27 Aug 1979 to mark the Death Centenary of Rowland Hill. The  stamps show

40c- 1978 5r liberation Day Commemorative stamp

2r 25 – 1972 50c Rare Bird Commemorative

3r – 1962 50c Definitive

     

FDC – South Africa – National Stamp Day 1990

FDC – South Africa – National Stamp Day 1990

National Stamp Day has been celebrated in South Africa since 1987 but the first set of Stamps to mark this were first issued on 12 May 1990. A set of Five 21c stamps were issued.

The world’s oldest postage stamp, the British Penny Black; and the first stamps issued by the former postal administrations of:

  • Cape of Good Hope- four Pence triangles
  • Natal -one shilling
  • Orange Free State-  orange tree and hunting horns
  • Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek – ZAR coat of arms

FDC- GUERNSEY- BICENTENARY OF THOMAS DE LA RUE

FDC- GUERNSEY- BICENTENARY OF THOMAS DE LA RUE

THOMAS DE LA RUE WAS BORN ON 24 Mar 1793 . He rose from being an apprentice in a Printing Press to create what is today  the Largest Commercial  Bank Note and Security Printing Company in the World . Guernsey issued a set of Five stamps to mark his Bicentenary (1793-1993). A FDC with Hologram  and  these stamps is shown

16p – Card Games . 24p – Fountain Pen , 28p – Envelope Folding Machine ,

33p – Typographical Process ,4d GB egraved stamp , 39p – Mauritius Note Printed by  THOMAS DE LA RUE.

India Stamps – Traffic Light – New Alignment Mark- 2010 Issues

India Stamps – Traffic Light – New Alignment Mark- 2010 Issues

A new type of alignment mark has been seen along with Traffic Lights on stamps printed at ISP, Nashik.  NINETEEN (19) Issues of 2009  were issued with this  new type of alignment mark. The Eighth  Issue of 2010 with this TL mark is Princely state issue. (stamp nos 25 to 28 with this type alignment mark)

Old Type – one horizontal line ,one vertical line  cutting the horizontal at 90* to divide into four quadrants and a circle in Centre.

New Type –  A square divided into four quadrants by one horizontal and vertical line intersecting and a smaller square inside which is totally shaded black.

Examples2010

1 – PC Sorcar stamps  issued on 23 Feb 2010 .

2 – SPG issued on 30 Mar 2010.

3  to  14 – Astrological Signs – 12 Stamps

15 – Velu Thampi – 06 May 2010

16 to 21 – Postal Heritage Buildings – 13 May 2010

22- Rath Yatra ,Puri -12 July 2010

23-24 – Talkatora Stadium , Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium -01 Aug 2010

25-28 – Princely States – 06 Oct 2010.


Stamps on Stamps – South Africa – Se-tenants

Stamps on Stamps – South Africa – Se-tenants

On the Occasion of National Stamp Day in 1990 South Africa issued stamps which carried the old issues under the Stamps on Stamps Theme. The old Stamps reproduced were

21c – Great Britain – Penny Black 1840

21c – Cape of Good Hope  – Four Pence 1853

21c – Orange Free State- 1868

21c – Zuid Afrikaansche  Republic – Transvaal -1869