Let's see some swords!

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Jim Shaver, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Good looking stamp and the costume is so nice. :)
     
  2. Makanudo

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  3. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Nice. Looks like a native warrior with a sword.
     
  4. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    It is a monument "The Victor of Belgrade". It is a work of a world renowned sculptor Ivan Mestrovic from 1913. It is 14 meters tall and it depicts a warrior with a sword down ready to defend the country at any time. In the other hand he holds a grey hawk ancient egyptian symbol of untamed freedom
     
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  5. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, another (cancelled) stamp on a recent stamp purchase.
    Commemorating the battle of Waterloo. I also have copies FDC and MNH.

    Date of issue: 2015-06-18
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    Regards, James.
     
  6. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Historical stamp, nice! :)
     
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  9. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    upload_2016-8-18_11-3-13.png Hello all, a few swords from 1970's Hungary


    Regards, James.
     
  10. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, this from Malaysia, the Keris or Kris.

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    Regards, James.
     
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  11. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    Some very cool stamps James.
    The middle one depicts a soldier figurine made by famous Herendi Porcelain(they make finest hand painted porcelain)
     
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  12. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

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  14. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, only one sword that I could see but many lances, a battle axe and a mace. celebrating the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Liegnitz.
    Issued by the German Federal Republic (West Germany)
    Date of issue: 1991-04-09
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    On April 9, 1241, Duke Henry II of Silesia, also known as Henry the Pious, marched out of his city of Liegnitz (now the Polish city of Legnica) to meet the dreaded Mongols, or Tartars, as they were then called by the Europeans. The invaders from the east had already attacked Lublin and sacked Sandomir. Henry’s army was the last left to oppose the Tartars in Poland. As he rode through the city, a stone fell from the roof of St. Mary’s Church and narrowly missed killing the duke. The people rightly took it for an omen of misfortune.

    Henry knew that, only weeks earlier, a Tartar army had routed a combined force of Poles and Slavs under his cousin Boleslav V and burned Kraków on Palm Sunday. He now waited anxiously for the assistance of his brother-in-law, King Wenceslas I of Bohemia, who was marching to join him with 50,000 men. But Henry did not know when they would come, and he wondered if he should have waited behind the walls of Liegnitz for his Bohemian allies. Henry feared that the Tartars who ravaged his country might be reinforced if he waited too long for Wenceslas’ arrival, so he and his army left the protection of Liegnitz on that April day and advanced toward the town of Jawor, where he reckoned he was most likely to meet up with the Bohemian king. His army of about 30,000 consisted of Polish knights, Teutonic Knights, French Knights Templar and a levy of foot soldiers, including German gold miners from the town of Goldberg. Opposing him was a host of about 20,000 Mongols, fresh from victories over the other Polish armies and commanded by Kaidu, a great-grandson of Genghis Khan.

    Terrible as the Mongol incursion into Poland was, it was merely a diversion to keep the Europeans from uniting to resist the conquest of the Mongols’ primary objective–Hungary. Since 1236, a Mongol army of 150,000 had been consolidating the rule of Ogadei, Genghis Khan’s son and chosen successor as khakan (‘great khan), over the principalities of western Russia. In overall command of the horde was Batu, a grandson of Genghis Khan. The real mastermind of the expedition, however, was Subotai, longtime lieutenant of Genghis Khan. Subotai had commanded divisions of the great khan’s army in the campaigns against the Northern Sung of China and had helped in the destruction of the Khwarazmian empire of Persia.

    Regards, James.
     
  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Charkari Mi.16,issued 1922
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  16. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    This stamp is 1/4 of old weapon series from 1979.
    It depicts an old sabre.

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  17. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    Heres a fencing stamp:

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  18. Makanudo

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  19. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, these Cayman Pirates with swords from the web but I have placed a bid.
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    Regards, James
     
  20. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all. Stamps from the British Virgin Islands commemorating Dr Martin Luther King also depict a Bible and Broken Sword.

    Date of issue - 1968-10-15
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    Regards, James.
     
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