13 March 2015

New stamps on Bridges




Date of issue : 5 March 2015

The Royal Mails issued a set of 10 stamps featuring famous bridges of Great Britain. he Bridges stamp issue celebrates the leaps in engineering that have seen the UK’s bridges evolve from humble stone crossings to dramatic symbolic landmarks conceived by progressive architects.


Stamps feature following famous Bridges :

pre-1600 –Tarr Steps, River Barle. A 15th or 16th century gritstone clapper- bridge
1700s – Row Bridge, Mosedale Beck. An arched stone bridge of the mid-18th century
c.1774 – Pulteney Bridge, River Avon. The UK's finest example of an inhabited bridge
1814 – Craigellachie Bridge, River Spey. A 46 metre arched span bridge in cast iron
1826 – Menai Suspension Bridge, Menai Strait. The world's first great suspension bridge
1849 – High Level Bridge, River Tyne. A 408-metre road and rail bridge by Robert Stephenson
1850 – Royal Border Bridge, River Tweed. A railway viaduct of 28 semi-circular-headed arches
1911 – Tees Transporter Bridge, River Tees. A steel bridge with cantilevered trusses and gondola
1981 – Humber Bridge, River Humber. Once the longest suspension bridge in the world
2011 – Peace Bridge, River Foyle. A 235-metre causeway for pedestrians and cyclists

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For the lovers of Medical Philately

View : Articles on Medical Philately


It is the JAPI - Journal of Association of physicians of India- which carries an article on medicine related philately every month by doctors from August 2001. they have compiled it into supplement of 42 pages. .it is really very informative  !  It is available at www.japi.org. Fielding H. Garrison, an American military physician of army medical library, was probably the 1st to realise that stamps as a resource for medical history way back in 1929  & can be considered as father of medical philately. There are 5 study groups & 5 journals dedicated to medical philately in the world. USA, UK, Germany, Romania & Japan. Frederica Guaraldi of Italy wrote a series on Endocrine Philately ! Foreword of this journal is by Dr. J. V Pai Dhungat. Dr. Falguni Parikh is the guest co- editor .Dr. Pradeep from Bangalore is one of the authors among many in this journal which is dedicated medical philately. Dr Pai started it in 2001. He & Dr Falguni from Mumbai have been regularly contributing

-  Dr. Sumitra Arya - Bangalore

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