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POSTAGE STAMPS OF VATICAN CITY

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Postage stamps and postal history of Vatican City T he philatelic history of the Vatican is immensely rich and remarkable. The Vatican Post Office has operated its postal service and issued it's own postage stamps since 1929. The postal history of Vatican City begins shortly after the official foundation on 11th February 1929. On 13th February 1929, the Vatican Post Office began operating with supplies donated by the then Italian Government.  FDC- Cittadel Vaticano, 1994 FDC- Concilio Vaticano, 1966 FDC- Martiri Di Valeriano Poste Vaticane, 1959 Vatican City became a member of the Universal Postal Union on 1st June 1929 and then on 29th June, Vatican City and Italy signed a postal agreement going into effect on 1st August providing for the routing of its mail through Rome. 1929 The first series of Vatican Stamps were issued on 1st August 1929 ( Italian stamps were used prior to this period ). It contained a set of 13 values ranging from 5 cents to 10 lire . The small values bore

COLONIAL STAMPS - SPANISH MOROCCO

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The fascinating story and history behind a stamp Colonial Stamps - Spanish Morocco   Spanish Morocco is located in the region comprising Northern Africa. The local population is known as " Berber " - an Afro-Asiatic people native to the region of Northern Africa. Since the 14th and early 15th centuries, the Spanish have had a presence in the to-be region of Spanish Morocco.     Protectorado Espanol en Marruecos   Protectorado Espanol en Marruecos   In 1912, the French established a Protectorate over the Sultanate of Morocco . A subsequent treaty with Spain, also in 1912, resulted in the partition of Morocco, whereby France kept the larger part as French Morocco and Spain established a Protectorate over a zone to the north and south of the French Protectorate . The former was commonly called Spanish Morocco and the later, Cape Juby .   Cabo Juby - Protectorado Espanol en Marruecos   Protectorado Espanol en Marruecos 2c Protectorado Espanol en Marruecos 30c The first stamp

AIRMAIL FROM BOMBAY TO LONDON

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(1) Airmail from Bombay to London. First Flight Cancellations: Bombay GPO. Dated: 08.06.1948. Stamp - 12 Annas - Pic Lockheed Constellation. From:      Stamps Packet Service,     Standard Building,     Hornby Road,     Bombay, India. To:       Mr. C Hansen,     1 1, Warmah Road,     South Croydon,     Surrey, England. (2) Airmail from Bombay to London. First Flight Cancellations: Bombay GPO. Dated: 08.06.1948. Stamp - 12 Annas - Pic Lockheed Constellation. From: Air Mail Souvenir Cover, India - United Kingdom, First Flight, 8th June 1948. To. The Station Manager, Air - India International, C/o - Tata Limited, 18, Grosvenor Place, London, SW.1. The Stamp was meant for one day use only ie. for the first flight of India - UK. On 8th June 1948 and struck in the Airmail Cover from Bombay to London has made it something special. It holds a special place in my heart and my collection. I am an avid collector of Airmail Covers and stamps. Airmail from Bombay to London. First Flight Cancellation

INDIAN POSTAGE STAMP CENTENARY

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First Day Covers on Indian Postage Stamp Centenary India has a rich and varied postal history and has produced a large number of postage stamps over the decades. Stamps have been produced for postage as well as for revenue. Definitives and Commemorative stamps have also been issued throughout its long yet remarkable history. Indian Postage Stamp Centenary. Cancellation at Bombay. Dated: 01.10.1954 The centenary of Indian Postage Stamp was celebrated on a grand scale all over India on 1st October 1954. Four Stamps in the denomination of 1, 2, 4 & 14 Annas were issued on this occasion. Indian Postage Stamp Centenary. Cancellation at Rajkot. Dated: 01.10.1954 Indian Postage Stamp Centenary. Cancellation at Rajkot. Dated: 01.10.1954 Indian Postage Stamp Centenary. Cancellation at Rajkot. Dated: 01.10.1954 The Indian Postal Service has issued postage stamps on many themes over the years relating to history, architecture, nature, culture, and heritage. The Indian Post also runs the I

INTERNATIONAL NURSE DAY

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Florence Nightingale was born on 12th May 1820 and 12th May is celebrated as International Nurse Day. The day was first celebrated on 12th May 1965 and since then it is being continuously celebrated to date. On this day we salute our nurses working for the service and benefit of humanity across the world. Postal Stamp on The Trained Nurses Association of India 2010 Especially, in today's times, we remember and pay homage to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Stamps and FDCs paying respect and homage to all nurses throughout the world. FDC on 50th Anniversary of Indian Red Cross Society with Block of 4 Stamps - 20p, 1970 Block of 4 Stamps, 20p, on 50th Anniversary of Indian Red Cross Society, 1970 FDC with 2 Cents Red Cross Stamps USA - Block of 9 Stamps, 1931 2 Cents Red Cross Stamps USA Block of 9 Stamps, 1931 FDC on the 100th Anniversary of Nursing Profession - USA, 1961 Postal Stamp on the

FDC on National Technology Day

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National Technology Day is observed on 11th May every year as a reminder of India's technological advancement.  FDC on National Technology Day. Peace. Prosperity. Dignity. Cancellation at New Delhi. Dated: 11.05.1999.   On this day in 1998, India successfully tested Shakti -I nuclear missile at the Indian Army's Pokharan Test Range in Rajasthan . The operation was led by the Late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and was called Operation Shakti or Pokharan-II . After two days India successfully test-fired two nuclear weapons as part of Operation Shakti . FDC on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Cancellation at Patna. Dated: 15.10.2015 The National Technology Day was renamed by the Late Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on May 11 as a reminder to India's technological achievements. Postal Stamp on Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mint condition. In a way, National Technology Day highlights the importance of science in daily life and it encourages

1857 India's First War of Independence

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1857 was a major and big event against the British rule in India. It was started on 10th May 1857 in the form of an army revolt but after some time it took the form of a public revolt against British rule. It can also be called as India's first War of Independence . It first started in Meerut but slowly and steadily spread to Barely, Kanpur, Jhansi, Awadh, Delhi , and other neighboring provinces. Postal Stamp on Rani Laxmi Bai During the first half of the 19th century, East India Company spread its tentacles to the majority of areas of the Indian subcontinent. FDC on India's Struggle for Freedom Cancellation at Bombay. Dated: 10.05.84 Postal Stamp set on India's Struggle for Freedom Cancellation at Bombay. Dated: 10.05.84 As their grip and the pressure of their atrocities spread, the public began to show it's displeasure and resistance against their rule. It is not that the public had revolted against their misrule and atrocities befor

FDC on the Great Maharana Pratap

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Today is the 480th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap, the greatest Hindu warrior king. Stamp on Maharana Pratap Dated: 11.06.1967 Maharana Pratap was the 13th Rajput King of Mewar, currently situated in the state of Rajasthan. He was born on May 9, 1540, to King Uday Singh II and Queen Jaiwanta Bai. He became the King in 1572. Maharana Pratap's horse "Chetak" was his favorite and has its place in the stories of valor and bravery and folklore associated with Maharana Pratap. FDC on Maharana Pratap Cancellation at Ahmedabad. Dated: 11.06.1967   Pratap fought many battles with the Mughals, but the battle of "Haldighati" is one of the most famous historically. In this battle, he was face to face with the Mughal army of Akbar which was led by Man Singh's massive army. In this battle fought in 1576, he fought with only 20 thousand soldiers against the mighty 80 thousand of the Mughal army. In this battle, his famous horse "Chetak&qu