June 30, 2016

Magh Mela

A Special Cover was released on the Magh Mela at Allahabad on 23rd April 2016.

Cover Code: UP/10/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

June 29, 2016

Kislovodsk Sanatory Health Resort Park

Russia Post released a stamp on 22nd April 2016 featuring Kislovodsk Sanatory Health Resort Park which is the largest man-made site in the European part of Russia. The park was established in the Olkhovka River valley, on the slopes of the Dzhinalsky Ridge in 1823 at the order of General Alexey Yermolov.

The postage stamp features one of the Park’s cultural heritage objects, the Cascade Stairs. 

June 28, 2016

Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv 2016

A special cover on Pratham Shahi Snan, Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv 2016 was released on 22nd April 2016 at Ujjain.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

June 27, 2016

Bishop Heber College

A special cover was released on 24th June 2016 to celebrate the golden jubilee of Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli.

Courtesy: Kasinath.R.

June 25, 2016

75 years of first Philatelic Bureau in India.

In India the first Philatelic Bureau was established on 21st june 1941at Mumbai GPO to cater the requirements of enthusiastic Philatelists. It was the only Bureau that served across the country for 7 years. A special cover issued to commemorate the 75 years of first Philatelic Bureau in India on 21st June 2016.

Cover from Mumbai: Courtesy Amit Surana.

Cover from Bengaluru: Courtesy Suresh Rao.
Cover Code: KTK/08/2016

June 20, 2016

Surya Namaskar

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga 2016 to be celebrated on 21st June a set of twelve commemorative stamps and Miniature Sheet were released by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 20th June, 2016 at New Delhi in presence of the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and other dignitaries.


Drumond Govt. Inter College Building Pilbhit

A special cover was released to celebrate 100 years of Drumond Govt. Inter College Building Pilbhit on 29th March 2016.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

June 18, 2016

Indian Naval Air Squadron 300

A special cover was released to  mark the induction of MIG-29K and de-induction of sea Harrier - INAS 300 on 11th May 2016 at A P Dabolim. 

Cover Code: MH/18/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

June 17, 2016

Harithakeralam - 2016

Kerala postal Circle jointly with social forestry Wing, Kerala Forests & Wildlife Department released a Special Cover on World Environment Day on 5th June 2016 at Punalur.  This is the 5th Special Cover fromKerala Postal Circle on Environment Day.

GO WILD FOR LIFE - ZERO TOLERANCE FOR THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE.

Only with Citizen's participation, we can put an end to illegal wildlife trade.  On WED-2016 citizens are invited to join hands with the department to protect the State's Wildlife.  By providing information and refraining from using illegal Wildlife products, citizens can display zero tolerance for illegal Wildlife trade.

Cover Code: KL-12/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

June 16, 2016

300th Anniversary of Courier Postal Communication of the Armed Forces of Russia.

A special stamp was released by Russia Post on 15th April 2016 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Courier Postal Communication of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The postage stamp bears an image of the Memorial to the Front Mailman sculpture.


June 15, 2016

Deopex 2016 - Special covers.

A District Level Philatelic Exhibition Deopex-2016 was held on 18th and 19th March 2016 at R. N. Bose Bangla Library, Station Road, Deoghar, Jharkhand.  On the occasion two special covers were released on Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 18th March 2016 at  Jharkhand.


Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

June 14, 2016

The Indian Institute of Architects.

A special cover was released on 12th May 2016 at Mumbai to celebrate the centenary celebrations of the Indian Institute of Architects.

Cover Code: MH/19/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

June 13, 2016

TATA Power.

On the occasion of centenary celebrations of Tata Power, a commemorative stamp was released on 10th June 2016. The stamp symbolises the Company's commitment and dedication to realise the vision of its founder, Shri Jamshetji Tata, that 'clean, cheap and abundant power is on the basic ingredients for the economic progress of a city, state or country'.


June 10, 2016

Yogiraj Baba Gambhirnath

 A Special Cover was released to commemorate the death anniversary centenary year of Yogiraj Baba Gambhirnath on 5th April 2016 at Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur. 

Cover Code: UP/08/2016
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.
 

June 8, 2016

Postcrossing Stamp - Austria

Austria released a stamp on Postcrossing on 21st May 2016. To celebrate the stamp launch, a meetup was held on Hirtenberg's Kulturehaus , where postcrossers came together to write and send postcards with the new stamp and special first-day cancellation mark.




Special thanks to Eva, Austria for the stamps and the card.

June 7, 2016

BRICS

 On 14th April 2016 a Special Cover capturing the bonding of the five BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was released at the inaugural function of the BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave 2016, held at Mumbai.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.