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Posted 02/06/2014   4:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indian queens warriors - II.

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Rani Avantibai (?-1858)
When Vikramaditya Singh, the ruler of Ramgarh State died leaving behind his wife Avantibai and no heir to the throne, the British put the state under court administration. Avantibai vowed to win back her land from the British. She raised an army of four thousand men and led it herself against the British in 1857. A fierce battle ensured and Avantibai fought most valiantly but could not hold out for long against the superior strength of the British army. When her defeat become imminent she killed herself with her own sword and became a martyr on 20.03.1858.
Jalkari Bai(1830-1858)
The folklore of Bundelkhand (part of Jhansi State then) are full of heroic exploits of Jalkari Bai. She was a village girl and hailed from a very poor family. It is said that she had an encounter with a tiger while she was collecting firewood in the jungle and she killed the tiger single handed with her axe. She had a striking resemblance to Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and because of this Rani took interest in her and inducted her into the women's wing of the army. During 1957-58 there were several British raids on Jhansi Fort and the Rani repulsed every one of the attacks. Later when the fall of fort became imminent Jalkari bai and some generates convinced Laxmibai to escape quietly with the help of supporters. In a ploy to deceive the British, Jalkari bai dressed herself up like the Rani and took command of the army. The British found out the truth, but it was too late. The Rani had covered a considerable distance by then. Jalkaribai fought the British forces valiantly but was eventually forced to surrender. The British general, impressed by her loyalty, courage and fighting prowess treated her with respect and set her free.
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Here are images of the two stamps in a set honoring heroines of the French Resistance, designed by French artist Pierrette Lambert (1928- ), engraved by Georges Bétemps, and issued by France on November 5, 1983, Scott Nos. 1904 & 1905, Y&T Nos. 2294 & 2293.

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Berthie (Berty) Albrecht (1893-1943)


Renée Lévy (1906-1943)
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Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)



Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas
and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women,
with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.


...................The Boating Party ...........................The Girl`s Bath.........................Girl with Cat


....................................................................................Young Mother......Children on the Beach.........
....................................................................................On a Balcony.........Child in Straw Hat.........


...................Mother and Child against a Green Background..................................Young Mother Sewing
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Quote:
Mary Cassatt . .

Wonderful artist. I had not experienced her before. Thank you.
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Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) + 1


............Breakfast in Bed

written on the back of stamp:
Living and working alone much of her life as an expatriate in France, Mary Cassat became known for her tender images of women and children. She was the only American to be formally accepted into French Impressionist circle.
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Posted 03/04/2014   12:38 pm  Show Profile Check DC3's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add DC3 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like very much your thread!
I appreciate that you have scanned with high-resolution, so we can see the details, such as the (Slania-engraved?) Grace Kelly beautiful stamp.
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Hi DC3,
I do not like very much oversized big pictures of stamps.
Sometimes it is almost impossible to see complete stamp on screen.
For me as topical colector the most important thing on stamp is the object on stamp, not printing technique, engraver....
It is not enough to me to know: on stamp is a woman, tree, train or a flag.
It is easy to find out that on stamp is a woman and not a train.
I want to know what woman, what kind of train... is on stamp,
I want to find some data of the object and the pupose of printing the stamp.
With my post I want to tell a little story (sometimes I fall ).

(sorry my english )
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Oh, I agree, and I appreciate your purpose.
You are a true philatelic researcher, not a simple accumulator of stamps.
You exemplify the educational virtue of philately. I am fascinated, too, by the "visible story" of the stamp in front of me, and by the "invisible story" behind the stamp. The story of the person featured on the stamp.

As for image size, we should consider that the image of a maximum card (having a stamp, of course) is automatically and inevitably larger than the image of the same stamp alone, if we are to display both stamp images at the same size.

Yes, not all stamps (or other philatelic items) deserve to be shown in high resolution.
Anyway, the general purpose of all of us is to enjoy philatelic conversations, and images that are visible enough.

Your collection/thread is educational, and I love it for that.
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Golda Meir, 1981 Israel Scott 770

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Madam Marie Curie, 2011 Joint issue Poland and Sweden engraved by
Piotr Naszarkowski.

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Women world shampions in chess



.........................Vera Mencik...............Ludmila Rudenko............Elisaveta Bykova
........................Olga Rubčova................................................Nona Gaprindashvili
....................Maia Chiburdanidze............Zzuzsa Polgar....................Xie Jun

Vera Mencik (1906-1944) a British-Czech chess player won the first women championship in 1927 and than in all next 8 shampionships in: Hamburg 1930, Prague 1931, Folkestone 1933, Warsaw 1935, Stockholm 1937 and Buenos Aires 1939. She was World's Women Champion from 1927 until her death.
Ludmila Rudenko (1905-1986) a Soviet chess player was women's world chess champion in years 1950-1953.
Elisaveta Bykova (1913-1989) a Soviet chess player was Women`s chess champion of Soviet Union in 1947, 1948 and 1950 and Women's World Champion from 1953 to 1956 and again from 1958 to 1962 when she lost the title to Nona Gaprindashvili.
Olga Rubčova (1909-1994) was a Soviet chess player and fourth Women's World Chess Champion in years 1956-1958.
Nona Gaprindashvili (1941-) is a Georgian chess player, the sixth women's world chess champion (1962-1978), and first female Grandmaster.
Maia Chiburdanidze (1961-) is a Georgian chess grandmaster, and the seventh (and then youngest) Women's World Chess Champion (1978-1991). She is the only chess player in history who has won nine Chess Olympiads.
Zzuzsa Polgar (1969-) is a Hungarian-American chess Grandmaster was women's world chess champion in years 1996-1999. On 1984 FIDE Rating List, at the age of 15, she became the top-ranked woman player in the world, and remained ranked in the top three for the next 23 years.
Xie Jun (1970-) is a chess grandmaster from China. She had two reigns as Women's World Chess Champion, from 1991 to 1996 and again from 1999 to 2001. Xie is only the second woman to have two reigns, the other being Elisaveta Bykova.
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Today is International Women's Day!

Aziza Othmana (1606?-1669) was a well-educated Tunisian princess of the Mouradites dynasty who was famous for her philanthropy, and in particular for her founding in 1662 of the hospital and public health university in Tunis which is named after her. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a "portrait" of Princess Aziza holding a bird, with a hospital scene in the background, designed by Tunisian artist Hatem El Mekki (1918-2003), engraved by Claude Jumelet, and issued by Tunisia on December 16, 1985, Scott No. 880.

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Brazilian aviatresses - 2000



Ada Rogato (1910-1986) received her pilot`s license in 1935. In 1956 as the first pilot crossed the Amazon jungle solo in a single engine aircraft.
Teresa De Marzo (1903-1986) a brasilian pioneer of aviation got pilot`s license in 1921.
Brazilian aviation expert and pilot Anesia Pinheiro Machado (1902-1999) was the first person to obtain a U.S. commercial pilot`s license with additional ratings as instructor and for flying on instruments only. She had made her first solo flight in 1922
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The first woman in space


...............Valery Bykovsky, Vostok 5..............................Valentina Tereshkova, Vostok 6



The Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Vladimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova (1937- ), was the first woman in space.
She was a textile-factory assembly worker and amateur parachutist at the time she was recruited (1961) into a special cosmonaut program under the direction of Soviet premier Nikita Hrushchev.
Tereshkova received a commission in the Soviet Air Force and took part in an 18-month orientation program before being selected as the prime pilot for the flight of Vostok 6.
She was launched on June 16, 1963, and spent nearly three days in space at the same time as cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 (the spaceships were in separate orbits).



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Leona Vicario (1789-1842) was a supporter of the Mexican War of Independence. From her residence in Mexico City, Vicario was able to provide intelligence and money to the rebel movement. In Mexico, she has been honored as the "Sweet Mother of the Fatherland." Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Leona Vicario, engraved and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., Ltd., and issued by Mexico in 1910 as one of a set of eleven stamps commemorating Mexican independence, Scott No. 311, plus an image of a painted portrait of Leona Vicario which may have been the model for this stamp's design.

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