Help Earthquake Victims !!
Deepest condolences to all those who lost their dear ones in the recent earthquake in Nepal and Northern India. May all get best possible assistance, relief and help in this hard time. Rainbow Stamp Club expresses heartfelt sympathies with all the victims of this disastrous earthquake.
World’s disastrous earthquakes on stamps
Assistance to Earthquake Victims
Pakistan Post issued stamp sheets of Rs 100 and Rs 25 on October 27, 2005 in order to help promote the cause of relief and rehabilitation activities in the earthquake affected areas. (This sheet issued without FDC's and Leaflet)
San Francisco Earthquake Mail
San Francisco Earthquake cover postmarked on April 24, 1906. This emergency mail was sent without stamps affixed. The recipient paid the postage due fee.
At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, an earthquake devastated San Francisco, California, and shook nearly the entire west coast of the United States. Ruptured gas lines ignited fires that burned for four days afterwards, destroying much of the city, including many post office sites. Since the quake and aftermath damaged wire communications connecting San Francisco with cities worldwide, news of the devastation did not spread until 10:05 a.m. U.S. Post Office telegraph operators transmitted messages until 2:20 p.m., when, with fires fast approaching, authorities ordered them to leave their posts. They transmitted their last message at 2:20 p.m. The earthquake and fires caused hundreds of deaths and millions of dollars in losses. Fortunately, the gorgeous United States post office at 7th and Mission, opened in 1905, survived. The natural catastrophe ranks among the worst in United States history.
Courtesy – Smithsonian Postal Museum
Iran earthquake December 26, 2003
A powerful earthquake struck southeastern Iran on December 26, 2003, killing over 43,000 people, injured 20,000, left 60,000 homeless and destroyed much of the city of Bam. The USGS National Earthquake information center is reported a magnitude of 6.6 for the quake, which was located just southwest of the city. About 60 percent of the buildings in Bam were destroyed. The old quarter and a 2,000-year-old citadel (severely damaged by the earthquake) were built primarily of mud brick.