07 August 2012

World Heritage Sites..



UNESCO – World Heritage  Sites

(Part – 6)

Check List for the Stamps issued worldwide in 2011 related to the theme of ‘UNESCO - World Heritage

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Vilnius Historic Centre – World Heritage Object (Lithuania): Lithuania issued a set of two stamps on World Heritage object. The stamps depicted with World Heritage monuments in ‘Vilnius Historic Centre’ namely – St. John Church and Ausros Vartai (Gate of Dawn).


A to Z series (Great Britain): The first set of ten stamps of A to Z series of Great Britain stamps was issued in October 2011. Three World Hertages namely – ‘Edinburg Castle’; ‘Harlech Castle of Gwynedd’ and ‘Ironbridge’ are figured on three stamps of this set.


Zacatecas (Mexico): A stamp showing the architecture of ‘Historic Centre of Zacatecas’, a World Heritage site, was issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Zacatecas Hospital.



UNESCO (France): The picturesque landscape of Milford Sound was the subject of 2011 UNESCO stamp of French Postal Administration. Milford Sound is the part of World Heritage site – ‘Te Wahipounamu, South West New Zealand’.


Saint Sofia Cathedral (Ukraine): A setenant stamp of two values was issued in Ukraine to commemorate the 1000 years of foundation laying of the ‘Saint Sofia Cathedral in Kiev’, a World Heritage monument. Frescoes inside the cathedral were depicted over stamps, whereas the cathedral building and the logos of ‘UNESCO’ and ‘World Heritage’ are shown on the gutter label.



Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin (Armenia): A Souvenir Sheet of two stamps on World Heritage monuments of the ‘Monasteries of Haghpat and sanahin’ was released by the postal authority of Armenia. The logo of UNESCO is also depicted over this Souvenir Sheet.

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