County: Mexico ⁓ Year: 1982 ⁓ Series: Mexican Fauna ⁓ Pictured: Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) (Critically Endangered) ⁓ Extra Information: The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Indo-Pacific subspecies—E. i. imbricata and E. i. bissa, respectively. ⁓ Face Value: $1.60 - Mexican Peso & Centavo ⁓ Emission: Commemorative _____________________________________________________________
Country: India, Hyderabad ⁓ Year: 1934 ⁓ Series: Coat of Arms - Overprint and Official ⁓ Pictured: Seal of Nizam with “Sarkari” Overprint. ⁓ Extra Information: The Nizam of Hyderabad (Nizam-ul-Mulk, also known as Asaf Jah) was a monarch of the Hyderabad State, now divided into Telangana state, Hyderabad-Karnataka region of Karnataka and Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Nizam, shortened from Nizam-ul-Mulk, meaning Administrator of the Realm, the title of the sovereigns of Hyderabad State, was the premier Prince of India, since 1724, belonging to the Asaf Jah dynasty. ⁓ Face Value: 4p - Indian Pie ⁓ Emission: Official _____________________________________________________________
On 28th March 1987, India post commemorated the 100 years of South Eastern Railways in India. South eastern railways connect three of the four metro cities in India viz. Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. On the stamp we can see an early broad guage steam locomotive engine of type 2-8-2.
Country: Mexico ⁓ Year: 1981 ⁓ Series: The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) ⁓ Pictured: Portrait of Sir Alexander Fleming ⁓ Extra Information: Sir Alexander Fleming FRS FRSE FRCS (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the world's first antibiotic substance benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. ⁓ Face Value: $5.00 - Cuban Peso ⁓ Emission: Commemorative _____________________________________________________________
Country: Mexico ⁓ Year: 1974 ⁓ Series: The 100th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (U.P.U.) (1874-1974) ⁓ Pictured: The Universal Postal Union monument. ⁓ Extra Information: The Universal Postal Union (UPU, French: Union postale universelle), established by the Treaty of Bern of 1874, is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system. The UPU contains four bodies consisting of the Congress, the Council of Administration (CA), the Postal Operations Council (POC) and the International Bureau (IB). It also oversees the Telematics and Express Mail Service (EMS) cooperatives. Each member agrees to the same terms for conducting international postal duties. The UPU's headquarters are located in Bern, Switzerland. ⁓ Face Value: 40¢ - Mexican Centavo ⁓ Emission: Commemorative _____________________________________________________________
Country: Central African Republic ⁓ Year: 1976 ⁓ Series: Bicentenary of the American Revolution (1776-1976) ⁓ Pictured: 18th Century German Dragoon Extra Information: Approx 42,000 British sailors deserted in the war. American colonies also had difficulties raising troops due to the economic need to stay on a farm. 90% of the American population worked on farms. ⁓ Face Value: 150 F - Central African Franc ⁓ Emission: Air Mail _____________________________________________________________
Country: Mexico ⁓ Year: 1982 ⁓ Series: Inauguration of the Archivo General de la Nacion, New Building - 27th August 1982 ⁓ Pictured: Outline of the new building for the Archivo General de la Nacion, on a monochromatic background. ⁓ Extra Information: The Archivo General de la Nación (Spanish for "General Archive of the Nation"; abbreviated AGN) is charged by the Mexican state to "be the governing body of the national archives and the central consultative entity of the Federal Executive." The writer Edmundo O'Gorman was its general director from 1938 until 1952. It is considered the most important among its class in the Americas and one of the most important in the entire world. Since 1980, the archives have been housed in the Palacio de Lecumberri in Mexico City, a former prison. ⁓ Face Value: $1.60 - Mexican Peso & Centavo ⁓ Emission: Commemorative _____________________________________________________________
Country: Chile ⁓ Year: 1881 ⁓ Series: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) ⁓ Pictured: Portrait of Christopher Columbus ⁓ Extra Information: For nearly a decade, Columbus lobbied European monarchies to bankroll his quest to discover a western sea route to Asia. In Portugal, England and France, the response was the same: no. The experts told Columbus his calculations were wrong and that the voyage would take much longer than he thought. Royal advisors in Spain raised similar concerns to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Turns out the naysayers were right. Columbus dramatically underestimated the earth’s circumference and the size of the oceans. Luckily for him, he ran into the uncharted Americas. ⁓ Face Value: 2¢ - Chilean Centavo ⁓ Emission: Definitive _____________________________________________________________