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The Stamps Of Burma.

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Posted 01/14/2022   02:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Local birds, definitive set of eight stamps issued by the Union of Burma on April 16, 1964. Here are the first four of them:

White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola) - three stamps, same design and different colors (1, 2, 3 P):

Indian Roller (Coracias Benghalensis) - three stamps, same design and different colors (5, 10, 15 P):

Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus):

Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela):
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Posted 01/16/2022   10:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone):

Malaber Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceras coronatus):

Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos):

Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus):

The bird designs of the stamps were taken from "The Birds of Burma" by B. E. Smythies, published in 1940. Here are two examples:

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Posted 01/17/2022   1:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On July 1, 1968, Burma issued the same set of bird stamps with same designs, values and colors but in different stamp sizes. I don't know the reason for that. Here are the 1964 and 1968 sets on album pages for comparison:
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Posted 01/20/2022   3:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 1964 and 1968 bird sets were overprinted "SERVICE" in Burmese and were reissued. Here are two overprinted service stamps for an example:


Both stamps on a cover sent registered to Czechoslovakia:

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Posted 01/26/2022   01:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Burma National Day - In Burma, National Day is celebrated on the 10th day following the full moon of the month of Tazaungmone (around November-December). The day commemorates the boycott by Burmese university students in which hundreds of students from Rangoon College and the Baptist-affiliated Judson College began protests against the British colonial administration's Rangoon University Act of 1920 that intended to restrict access to higher education. The student boycott led to revision in the act and soon after the boycott began, student leaders founded a "national college" and "national schools" around the country. The college did not last long, because of financial and other difficulties, but the schools enjoyed widespread support and succeeded in educating a generation of independence-minded young people. Many Burmese regard the boycott as the country's first step towards independence. (Wikipedia)


The 50th anniversary of Burma National Day and the university boycott, issued by Burma on December 17, 1970. The stamps show the student protest against the British administration raising slogans and the flag of Burma:



Cover sent from Rangoon to the UK franked with two stamps of the set:

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Posted 01/28/2022   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Costumes of different Ethnic Groups of Burma, issued during 1974-1991 several times with different country names but same color and design: "Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma", "Union of Burma" and "Union of Myanmar". Stamps shows the following ethnic groups: Mon, Arakan, Burmese, Kachin, Karen and Chin:






Added today this great registered cover sent from Prome to West Germany in 1984 hence all costume stamps with the country name "Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma":
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Posted 02/03/2022   04:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To commemorate first anniversary of Burma independence, Burma issued on January 4, 1949 a set of 14 stamps shows Burmese symbols and scenes. Set of same designs and values but different colors, was issued in 1952. Here are the first five stamps of the 1952 set:

Children playing Cane-ball:

Burmese Dancer:

Girl playing Saung Gauk, Burmese harper:

Bell of Mingun Pagoda, Sagaing Region:

Hintha, Mythic Bird:






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Here are the rest of the stamps;

Planting Rice:

Spinner:

Amarapura Royal Palace:

Working Elephant:

Plowing Paddy field:

Sihasana Planka, Lion Throne, Mandalay Royal Palace. Four different stamps same design values 1, 2, 5 and 10 R.:

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Cover from Israel commemorates the first flight (I think not direct) Israel - Burma by Air France, March 6, 1957. The cover was sent registered from Lod airport, Israel to Rangoon on the flight. It franked with two Israeli airmail stamps and a regular stamp:

On the back, postmark applied in Lod airport, Israel and arrival postmark applied in Rangoon. This cover was sent to Poste Restante and was returned to sender since no one asked it. Hence, on the back also a return postmark applied on June 11, 1957 in Tel Aviv, Israel:

The side cachet was taken from an early Burmese stamp:

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Posted 03/03/2022   11:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are three "Bank saving stamps". I have no information about them except they are probably issued during the 1970's:


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Posted 03/09/2022   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Centenary of the UPU, issued by Burma on May 22, 1974:



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Posted 03/18/2022   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
25th Anniversary of Burma Independence, issued on February 12, 1972:

Aung San (1915 - 1947) and the Independence Monument, Maha Bandula Park, Rangoon:
Aung San was a Burmese politician, independence activist and revolutionary. Aung San is the founder of the Myanmar Armed Forces, and is considered the Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar. He was instrumental in Burma's independence from British rule, but was assassinated just six months before his goal was realized, on July 19, 1947.

Burmese in front of the Independence Monument, Maha Bandula Park, Rangoon (Based on real photo):

Burma Map:
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First direct flight from Israel to Burma, April 22, 1957 - A commemorative private cover sent registered from Lod airport, Israel by Air France to Rangoon, Burma. The cover franked with Israeli stamps:

On the back, postmark applied in Lod airport, Israel, arrival postmark applied in Rangoon, and return postmark applied on August 8, 1957 in Tel Aviv, Israel (Like the first cover I posted previously, these kind of covers were sent to Poste Restante and all were returned to Israel since no one asked them):

The side cachet is based on an early Burmese stamp:

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Wow! love the Super Constellation "Connie" cover, beautiful.
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Posted 04/23/2022   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An interesting cover sent registered from the office of the director of procurement, Ministry of defence, Rangoon to the UK:

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