October 22, 2014

Happy Diwali - 2014

October 21, 2014

Wild cats of Russia.

Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on Felines, a family of mammalian order Carnivora on 1st August 2014.The stamps depicts Pallas, Forest Cat, Amur cat and Jungle cat.Curently Russia has 8 cat species like snow leopard, tiger, leopard (panther), Pallas cat, lynx, Amur cat (Bengal subspecies), jungle cat and leopard cat.

October 18, 2014

Meghdoot Cards - Tamil

Four Meghdoot cards in Tamil language printed in the Hyderabad press in 2014.

October 17, 2014

Australia’s first victory at sea during World War I.

Australian post released a set of 2 stamp commemorating its first victory at sea during World War I on 14th October 2014.
Australia’s first victory at sea during World War I was also the first engagement by a warship of the fledgling Royal Australian Navy. The Battle of Cocos took place on 9 November 1914 when the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney responded to an attack by the German light cruiser SMS Emden on a communications station at Direction Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

October 16, 2014

Philately Day, Chennai - Special Covers.

Two special covers were released in Chennai to celebrate Philately day on13th October 2014.

1. India's first stamp issued in 1852

Cover Code: TN/16/2014

2. 1000th year of crowning of the Chola Emperor Rajendra Chola - I

Cover Code: TN/15/2014

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

October 15, 2014

Stamp Calendar - India Post.

India Post updated it's stamp release program for the year 2014, which includes stamps to be released from October to December.

Visit: Indiapost.gov.in

Mail Motor Service, Pune - Golden Jubilee.

A special cover was released on 2nd October 2014 to celebrate the golden jubilee of Mail Motor Serivice or Pune.

Mail Motor Service is most vital part of Department of Posts. this is the lifeline to procure mail to all Post offices. This lifeline is working day and night since 1964 and completing 50 years of service.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan.

Madikeri Dasara Committee - Golden Jubilee Celebration.

A special cover was released to celebrate the golden jubilee of Madikeri Dasara Committee on 29th September 2014.

Madikeri Dasara has the history of 150 years. Kodagu rulers started karaga Yaatra during Navarathri around the town wishing the well being of the people which was followed by Dasara. Official committee of Dasara was formed 50 years ago followed by Navarathri Utsav and Shobha yatra of 10 mantaps on Vijayadashami day.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivanduram.

October 14, 2014

Philately Day Celebrations, Bangalore. - Special Cover

Philately Day was celebrated in Bangalore on 13th October 2014. There was a philatelic exhibition and a release of Special cover at the venue.

The first stamps valid for postage throughout India were placed on sale in October 1854 featuring a youthful profile of Queen Victoria. These were designed and printed in Calcutta and was issued without perforations or gum. The 4 Anna variety stamp is one of the World's first bicoloured stamps.

Cover code: KTK/28/2014

Dr.Sita Bateja exhibited her famous British India Collection which also includes the four annas inverted head stamp. Seen below is Dr.Sita Bateja signing her autograph on the special cover released on the occasion.

 Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bangalore.

October 12, 2014

Khajuraho Meet Of Jainism Philately Group

Jainism Philately Group (JPG), an organization of Philatelists collecting Jainism and allied themes, had organized a Members  Meet & Get-to-gather at world famous temple city Khajuraho (M.P.) on 5th Oct. 2014. Total 91 parsons attended this meet from various States of India.JPG had organized free lodging, boarding, Satna - Khajuraho and local transportation for all the participants.

In the morning, participants visited all the important temples in three groups along with the expert guides. After lunch, meeting was started at 3 PM in the Jain temples complex presided by the National Chairman Mr. Sudhir Jain (Satna, M.P.). Meeting was conducted by Vice Chairman Dr. Pradip Jin (Balod, Chattisgarh). And Mr. Pramod Kumar Jain (Pondicherry).given welcome speech.

Mr. Mithalal Jain (Pune), Mr. Lalit Kumar Nahata (Delhi), Mr. Devendra KumarJain (Secundrabad), Mr. J. M. Dhor (Jaipur), Mr. Hemant Bafna (Pune), Mrs. Meena Mutha (Mumbai), Mr. Arvind Jain (Ajmer), Mr. Shantilal Hiran (Nasik), Mr. Hemant Jain (Mandla), Mr. Tej Singh Chaudhry (Jodhpur), Mr. Prakash Chasuksi (Udaipur), Mr. Vijay Singh Jamed (Kishangarh), Mr. Tejkaran Jain (Rajnandgaon),, Mr. Anil Jain (Ajmer), Mr. Ganesh Oswal (Pune), Mr. Nirmal Jain (Satna), Mr. Vijay Modi (Himmatnagar), Mr. Pragya Kothari (Patna) etc. given valuable suggestions which includes -

1. Pictorial cancellation seals used at various important places are in very bad condition. Related PMGs should be persuaded for new one.
2. Special cancellations should be affixed on all the outgoing mails on that particular date.
3. Director Philately should be requested not to issue many higher denomination stamps.
4. A multicolour book should be published bearing images of all the philatelic material related to Jainism
5. Philatelic Workshops should be organized in the schools of various cities
6. Try to add one liner slogens in the Postal Receipts of different Post Offices
7. To peruse for release of some stamps on Jain architecture, principles and personalities.

Members celebrated 60th anniversary of Mr. Sudhir Jain, Chairman JPG. Mr. Sudhir Jain announced that he will financial help to 60 poor students every year. Mrs. Meera Jain wife of Late Philatelist Naresh Kumar Jain of Patna, who had prepared first collection on Jainism 30 years ago, was also honoured by JPG.

A beautiful kit, bearing many special covers, pictorial cancellations, pre independence postal stationary, packed coins, set of Khajuraho idols, book and picture post cards, philatelic calendar and literature etc. was distributed to all the participants.It was a memorable event enjoyed by all. Next meet has been finalized at Udaipur after one year.

Courtesy: Sudhir Jain.

October 11, 2014

Philately Day - Bangalore.

Philately Day is being observed on 13.10.2014 during National Postal Week. The Philately Day celebrations have been organized at Meghdoot Auditorium, Bangalore GPO at 4.00 PM on 13.10.2014. A special cover on "160 years of Postal Stamps in India " is being released on this occasion.

The Second level of talks on zonal level philately exhibition has also been organized.

Hence, it is requested to all philatelists on behalf of India Post and KPS to attend the PHILATELY DAY CELEBRATIONS and make it a grand success.

Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bangalore.

300 years of the victory of the Russian fleet in the naval battle of Gangutski

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet on 1st august 2014 to commemorate 300 years of the victory of the Russian fleet in the naval battle of Gangutski.

Gangut battle - the naval battle of the Great Northern War of 1700-1721., Which took place on July 27, 1714 at Cape Hango (Hanko peninsula, Finland) in the Baltic Sea between the Russian and Swedish fleets.The Souvenir sheet depicts the battle scene which is from the collection of the State Hermitage.