My Stamp 2016– Indian Air Force, Airships, Defense Theme – By India Post

My Stamp 2016–   Indian Air Force, Airships, Defense Theme – By India Post

Date Of Issue:- June 2016

My Stamp 2016

My Stamp released with Thagthok Monastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Thagthok Monastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

Design – 08/25

During Jammu Stamp Show-2011, 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites in J&K were introduced.

akthok Monastery of Ladakh is situated in Sakti Village, at a distance of approximately 46 km from the town of Leh. The site where the monastery is now situated, once served as the meditation cave of Mahasidhas “Kunga Phuntsog”. The name Takthok literally means ‘rock-roof’. The monastery was so named, as both its roof as well as walls are made up of rock. Tak Thok belongs to the Nying-ma-pa sect of Buddhism, also known as the Old Order, and serves as the residence of approximately 55 lamas.

Complete 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites  issued during Jammu Stamp Show 2011.View at a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/my-stamp-series-4/

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

 

My Stamp released with Alchi Monastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Alchi Monastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

Design – 07/25

During Jammu Stamp Show-2011, 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites in J&K were introduced.

Alchi Gompa dates back to the year 1000 AD and was built by the Translator, Rinchen Zangpo. He even made a reference about the monastery in his biographies. It is written that he brought thirty-two sculptors and wood carvers from Kashmir, for the construction of the Alchi Monastery of Leh Ladakh. The monastery is sited at a distance of approximately 67 km to the west of Leh. One can easily see an Indian touch in this monastery, especially in the way its paintings have been made.

Three sacred temples, with the main one being that of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang, make up a major part of the Alchi Gompa of Ladakh.

Complete 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites  issued during Jammu Stamp Show 2011.View at a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/my-stamp-series-4/

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

My Stamp released with BardanMonastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Bardan Monastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

Design – 06/25

During Jammu Stamp Show-2011, 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites in J&K were introduced.

Bardan Monastery of Ladakh, standing atop a rocky crag, lies at a distance of approximately 12 km to the south of Padum. It belongs to the Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order. Infact, it was one of the first centers of Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order to be set up in Zanskar. Bardan Gompa of Leh Ladakh dates back to the 17th century. A number of smaller monasteries in the region come under the management of Bardan. One such monastery is the Sani Gompa

Complete 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites  issued during Jammu Stamp Show 2011.View at a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/my-stamp-series-4/

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

WWF – Samoa – Lanbirds of Samoa, Se-tenant

WWF  – Samoa – Lanbirds of Samoa, Se-tenant

A set of 4 featuring the Pacific Robin, Polynesian Triller, Polynesian Starling, Wattled Honey eater is yet another  endangered species list.

The Wattled Honeyeater is a species of bird in the honeyeater family Meliphagidae. It is the only species in the genus Foulehaio.The species is endemic to the islands of the Central Pacific., occurring on America Samoa. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests, tropical mangrove forests, and tropical moist montane forest.

The Pacific Robin is a small passerine, 11.5–13.5 cm long and weighing 9–11g. Over much of its range it is the smallest species of bird. The plumage of the males and females is dimorphic, and the extent of this varies depending on the subspecies. The male of the nominate race has a black head with a white forehead, a black back and tail, and the wings are also black with a white bar. The breast an belly are red, and the lower belly and rump are white. The female lacks the white forehead and the white bar on the wing; and the black plumage of the male is replaced by dark brown feathers instead.

The Polynesian Starling is a species of starling  of the family Sturnidae.On islands where the Samoan Starling is present, the Polynesian Starling is less conspicuous and keeps to the forest, feeding on harder, less edible fruit.

Polynesian Triller is 15 to 16 cm long. The plumage varies geographically; some populations are contrastingly black and white while others have more grey or brown coloration.It is a noisy bird with a nasal, rasping call. The song is short and high-pitched.

Date Of Issue:-02.09.2009.

WWF –North Korea –Black-faced Spoonbill /Platalea minor, Se-tenant

WWF  –North Korea –Black-faced Spoonbill /Platalea minor, Se-tenant

A set of 4 featuring the Black-faced Spoonbill /Platalea minor, Se-tenant is yet another  endangered species list.

This spoonbill is listed as Endangered because it has a very small population, split into several small sub populations, that is believed to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to loss of habitat to industrial development, land reclamation, and pollution. It breeds in mixed colonies on small islands from March to August. Breeding success is low. Currently, the species is reasonably well protected in North Korea, where their nesting islands off the coast were declared a Zone of Protection with restricted access. There remain nevertheless several threats, mainly in the wintering zones.

Date Of Issue:-05.10.2009.

WWF – Sao Tome & Principe –Grey Parrot, Se-tenant

WWF  – Sao Tome & Principe –Grey Parrot, Se-tenant

A set of 4 featuring the Grey Parrotwhich is yet another  endangered species list.

The Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is a medium-sized parrot found in the primary and secondary rain forest of West and Central Africa. Experts regard it as one of the most intelligent birds. They feed primarily on palm nuts, seeds, fruits, leafy matter, but have been observed eating snails. Their overall gentle nature and their inclination and ability to mimic speech have made them popular pets. Grey parrots depend on large old trees for the natural hollows they use for nesting.

Date Of Issue:- 31.01.2009.

WWF – Tajikistan – Bactrian Deer, Se-tenant

WWF  – Tajikistan – Bactrian deer, Se-tenant

A set of 4 featuring the Bactrian deer, also called the Bukhara deer which is yet another  endangered species list.

The Bactrian deer(Cervus elaphus bactrianus), also called the Bukhara deer, Bokhara deer or Bactrian wapiti, is a lowland subspecies of Red Deer that is native to central Asia.

This deer is usually ashy-gray with yellowish sheen, and a grayish white rump patch. It also has a slightly marked dorsal stripe and a white margin of the upper lip, lower lip, and chin. The antlers are light in color. There are usually four tines, with the absence of bez tine. The fourth tine is better developed than the third. Full grown individuals, however, have five tines on each antler with a bend after the third tine that is characteristic of most Central Asian Red Deer subspecies.

By 1999 there were not more than 400 Bukhara deer. The population diminished most drastically in Tajikistan because of military conflicts.

Date Of Issue:-20.07.2009.

WWF – Antigua & Barbuda –Caribbean Coot, Se-tenant

WWF  – Antigua  & Barbuda –Caribbean Coot, Se-tenant

A set of 4 featuring the “Caribbean Coot” which is yet another bird on the endangered species list.

The  Caribbean Coot is a large waterbird of the family Rallidae, which is a resident breeder in the Caribbean and parts of Venezuela. The Caribbean Coot has sometimes been treated as a subspecies of the latter species.

The adult is 33–38 centimetres (13–15 in) long and has a short thick white bill with a reddish-brown spot near the tip and a white forehead shield. The body is grey with the head and neck darker than the rest of the body. The legs are yellow, with scalloped toes rather than webbed feet. It differs from the American Coot in that the latter species usually has red knobs at the top of its frontal shield.

The breeding habitat is freshwater lakes and marshes. They build a nest in shallow water or floating, and lay 4-8 speckled whitish or pale brown eggs. They are frequently seen swimming in open water.

Caribbean Coots can dive for food but can also forage on land. They are omnivores, eating plant material, insects, fish, and other aquatic animals.

Their call is a high-pitched squeaking honk somewhat like a goose, similar to American Coot.

Date Of Issue:-03.12.2009.

WWF – Mandarin Fish – Micronesia, Se-tenant

WWF  – Mandarin Fish – Federated States Of Micronesia, Se-tenant

The Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus), is a small, brightly-colored member of the dragonet family, which is popular in the saltwater aquarium trade. The mandarin fish is native to the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands south to Australia.

A set of 4 featuring the Mandarin Fish.

Year Of Issue:-2009