Stamps on UNO – UN DAY – 24 Oct 2013
24 October is celebrated as UN Day all over the World . UNO is celebrating its 68th Anniversary today – 24 Oct 2013.
A FDC with two stamps issued by Bangladesh to mark its entry in UNO on 17 Sep 1974. The stamps were issued on 25 Sep 1974.
Indians on Foreign Stamps – Gen K S Thimayya
General K S Thimayya was the Chief Of Army Staff of Indian Army from 7th May 1957 to 7th May 1961. After retirement he was appointed Commander of UN Peace Keeping Mission in Cyprus from Jun 1962 to Dec 1965 but unfortunately passed away on active duty on 18 Dec 1965. He was Commissioned in 19 Hyderabad Regiment now Kumaon Regiment.
Cyprus issued a stamp in his honour on 6-6-1966 . A FDC with the stamp is shown here. Note the interesting cancellation date 6-6-66 (All Sixes). PALINDROME DATE