Covers on Antarctica – Argentina 1964

Covers on Antarctica – Argentina 1964

A set of three stamps were issued by Argentina on 22 Feb 1964 as Antarctica Claims issue. It features stamps showing Map of Antarctica , Map of  Argentina and Map of Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands). A FDC with these stamps is shown below.

Antarctica Issue -Argentina -ISG

Comet Line Special Covers 1942-2012- Royal Air Forces Escaping Society – Belgian Resistance

Comet Line  Special Covers 1942-2012 – Royal Air Forces Escaping Society – Belgian Resistance

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. It was important to have them back, as trained aircrew were a scarce asset, while it boosted the morale of those fighting in the skies above Europe to know that, if they found themselves suddenly on the ground and on the run, there were men and women around who would help them. A network of people guided them south through occupied France into neutral Spain and home via British-controlled Gibraltar.

A typical route was from Brussels or Lille to Paris and then via ToursBordeauxBayonne, over the Pyrenees to San Sebastian in Spain. From there evaders travelled to BilbaoMadrid and Gibraltar. There were three other main routes. The Pat line (after founder Pat O’Leary) ran from Paris to Toulouse via Limoges and then over the Pyrenees via Esterri d’aneu to Barcelona. Another Pat line ran from Paris to DijonLyonsAvignon to Marseille, then Nimes Perpignan and Barcelona. From Barcelona evaders were transported to Gibraltar. Another route from Paris (the Shelburne line) ran to Rennes and then St Brieuc in Brittany, where men were shipped to Dartmouth.

The Comet line was created by a young Belgian woman Andree de Jongh (nickname “Dedee”) who was 20 Years old in 1940.

We are starting a series on Royal Air Forces Escaping Society covers marking 70 Years of this event.

Cover  No RAFES SC 2 dated 02 Jun 1972  shows Belgian resistance over Pyrenees from Waterloo to Bayonne.

 

Ships on Stamps – New Hebrides – Bicentenary of Discovery

Ships on Stamps – New Hebrides – Bicentenary of Discovery

New Hebrides is a Island Group in South Pacific discovered by Capt James Cook . It was a condominium between French and British till 1980 when it became Independent and is now called Vanuatu. A Se -Tenant strip of Three  stamps showing Capt Cook & Map,Williams Wales and beach landing, William Hodges and Island scene .

Ships on Stamps – New Hebrides – Bicentenary of Discovery

Ships on Stamps – New Hebrides – Bicentenary of Discovery

New Hebrides is a Island Group in South Pacific discovered by Capt James Cook . It was a condominium between French and British till 1980 when it became Independent and is now called Vanuatu. A stamp showing Capt Cook , Map and the Ship HMS Resolution.

First Day Of Issue – 60th Anniversary of The People’s Republic of China – Pakistan Post

First Day Of Issue – 60th Anniversary of The People’s Republic of China – Pakistan Post

Date Of Issue:-01.10.2009.