Some very fine examples of stamps from China, Estonia, United States of America, Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago and Sarawak recently added to PostBeeld’s vast stock:
The first stamps here commemorate the 50th anniversary of China’s People’s Liberation Army, the armed forces of the People’s Republic of China, founded in 1927.
Stamps above issued by China to mark the first year anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao, the Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People’s Republic of China. He ruled as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from the establishment of the PRC in 1949 until his death in 1976.
And here we have a gorgeous set of stamps from China produced to promote the country’s fifth Five-Year Plan, the first of which was introduced in 1953.
In 1975 and 1976 China issued stamps featuring advances in agricultural mechanisation and surgical procedures.
Lu Xun (1881-1936) was a Chinese writer, commonly considered the greatest in 20th-century Chinese literature. The three stamps above commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death.
Liu Hulan (1932-1947) was a female revolutionary martyr who spied for the Communist cause and was captured and executed by opposition forces during the Chinese Civil War in the first half of the 20th Century. China issued a set of stamps in 1977 commemorating the 30th anniversary of Liu Hulan’s death.
And now some new-to-stock Estonian stamps. We begin with the neoclassical building of the Pärnu Mud Baths (seen on the first and third stamps), one of the most important symbols of Pärnu. The building was designed by Olev Siinmaa as well as the Baltic German designers Erich von Wolffeldt and Aleksander Nürnberg. It was constructed in 1926-1927 in place of a bathing house that burned down during World War I. The history of the Pärnu Mud Baths and the resort can be traced back to 1838. Pärnu is now known as Estonia’s Summer Capital. Second and fourth stamps feature the Rannahotell Pärnu, a hotel built in 1937 and designed by Olev Siinmaa.
Anti-Tuberculosis stamps from 1933.
Architecture in Tartu is shown here. Depicted is the Observatory, built in 1810 and now a museum under the auspices of the Tartu University Museum and Tartu University, the national university of Estonia.
Above and below are charity stamps produced by Estonia in the years 1936-40. They show the coat of arms of cities and counties in Estonia. In 1936, shown left to right are those for Ida-Viru (and its capital Narva), Pärnu, Tartu and Tallinn.
Here we have Paide, Rakvere, Valga and Viljandi.
Above: Paldiski, Võru, Haapsalu and Kuressaare.
Viljandi County, Pärnu, Tartu and Rapla.
Coat of Arms of Estonian Counties (left to right) Võru, Järva, Lääne and Saare.
The 8th Asian International Stamp Exhibition was held in Jakarta in August 1995 and Indonesia produced this stamp in 1996 to celebrate the event.
These U.S.A. airmail stamps were issued in 1930 and 1937 respectively. The three above were known as the ‘Winged-Globe stamps. The airmail stamps shown below were issued for use on the extended Trans-Pacific service to Hong Kong and China.
Self-explanatory stamp sheet from Trinidad & Tobago, 1974.
A fine example of a five shilling King George V stamp from Antigua, produced in 1913 by Harrison and Sons Ltd from plates produced by the Royal Mint in Great Britain.
The Antigua definitives shown here were issued in 1921 and 1922. They feature a view of the island’s capital, St. John’s and a medallion portrait of King George V.
And to finish we have a great set from Sarawak, issued in 1899 featuring a portrait of Charles Brooke (born Charles Anthoni Johnson), the colonial head of state of Sarawak from 1868 until his death in 1917.
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