21 January 2014

Europa 2014 stamp from Liechtenstein..



Date of Issue  : 10 March 2014

Hi !

Here is beautiful stamp featuring traditional drum from  Liechtenstein  to be issued by Liechtenstein Post for this year’s Europa themeb0n 10 March 2014. The first day  cancellation is beautiful  with drum sticks. It is a nice collectible item for Music lovers and those collecting stamps on ‘Music’ theme.

Every year, Member States of the Organization of European postal operators, Posteurop issues stamps on a common theme . 2014, has its focus on traditional musical instruments. The  Liechtenstein Post has chosen for this year's Europa stamp a historical "drum" (face value CHF 1.40). In the background of the designed Armin Hoop special brand are the notes of a drum prank called "French-Tagwacht".


The first day  postmark with drum sticks

The Landsknechttrommel from the period around 1760 was one of the Liechtenstein Guard and was made by an unknown master. It is now in the possession of the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein; she had acquired Prince Joseph Wenzel I von Liechtenstein (1696-1772). With its nearly 45 inches high, striking brass body, showing the coat of arms of the Princely House of Liechtenstein, lifts it up visually from the then customary wooden drums. With the elevation to the rank of prince the Liechtenstein family received at the beginning of the 17th Century, among others, the right to establish an armed guard. In the 18th Century, these Guard, the fashion of the time was following, transformed into a grenadier company, the 1773 had a level of sixty men, a sergeant, two corporals and a drummer. When Prince John I. 1805, the government took, he dissolved the grenadier company for reasons of cost and kept only some Guard Riders at.

The drums after mercenary tradition have been used for centuries for military purposes. They were an indispensable tool for the daily operations of the army. The task of the drummers was to provide means of various drum tricks signals and to mark with their muffled sound the march rhythm. Countless commands - from the appeal on everyday activities, to attack and retreat - were communicated by the drummers. In addition, they gave also the pace at marches. This varied 88-132 steps per minute.

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The Kollam District Level Exhibition will be inaugurated by Shri. B.Mohanan IAS, District Collector, Kollam at 10.00 am on 22.01.2014. Two special covers will be released on 22-01-2014 and 23-01-2014. The themes are Kollam Public Library & Research Centre and Sasthamcottah Fresh Water Lake. There is a counter for My Stamp. The exhibition timing is 11 am to 5 pm. After 5.00 pm various Cultural Programmes are organised. The valedictory function will begin at 4.00 pm on 23.01.2014 presided by Smt.vShanthi .S. Nair, Chief Postmaster General, Kerala Circle.

- P.Mohanachandran Nair -Thiruvananthapuram

Chenspex 2014 , Chennai

India Post will organise a district level Philatelic Exhibition for Children 'Chenspex 2014' at Chennai.
Venue: Dr. MGR Janaki College, Durgabhai Deshmukh Road, Chennai.
Date: 25th - 26th January, 2014

: Indian Philately Digest

Year Book of Indian Philately - 2013 edition

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