July 22, 2014

District and Circle level Exhibitions in Karnataka

As per Official News a Circle level Exhibition will be held at Madikeri from 10th to 12th October 2014. It will include Kodagu, Mangalore, Udupi, Puttur and Tumkur Circles.

Also  Suvarna Kaveri Pex 2014-15, a District Level Philatelic Exhibition will be held at Nanjaraja Bahadhur Choultry, Mysore on 09th to 10th August 2014, in joint collaboration with Nanjangud, Mandya and Kolar
Postal Divisions.

July 16, 2014

Centenary Celebration of Dr. V.S.Rishi

A special cover was released in Chennai by India Post on 16th July 2014 to celebrate centenary celebration of  Dr. V.S.Rishi.

Cover Code: TN/07/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh krishnan

July 15, 2014

FIFA World Cup - Special Cover

A Special cover was released in Bangalore by India Post on 14.07.2014 to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup by Karnataka State Football Association, Bangalore.



Cover Code: KTK/11/2014.
Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bangalore.

July 9, 2014

New Philatelic Website by India Post.



India Post has launched a new philatelic website with separate address for Philately. Though this is a welcome and a great effort to have a separate site all depends upon its maintenance and updates regularly. The headings 'Football in India' and 'FIFA World Cup-2014' may be a temporary one there needs to be change in it's place. Lets hope that this site will be updated regularly and wish to see more news related to stamps and Philately.

To visit the site click here: www.postagestamps.gov.in

July 8, 2014

Coir Board - Diamond Jubilee

A special cover was released in Kochi to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Coir Board on 19.06.2014.


Coir Board, established by the Govt. of India in the year 1954 for the overall development of coir industry in India is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. The role of coir in the Indian Culture is more pronounced as the Industry is supporting lakhs of people predominantly women mostly from the impoverished coastal belt. 

Cover Code: KL-10/2014
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan.

July 3, 2014

Celebration - Winner of 3 trophies.

A Special cover was released in Bangalore on 28th June 2014, at the felicitation function of the State Cricket team for winning the Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the season 2013-14.


Cover Code: KTK/10/2014

July 2, 2014

Clock Towers.

Russia Post released a set of 2 stamp on Tower clocks which is a joint issue with Switzerland on 21st May 2014.
First stamp depicts Zytglogge - clock tower of medieval origin with the astronomical clock in the historical part of Bern, built between 1218 and 1220 as a defensive tower on the west end of the central city street. Her striking clock is the official determinant of the exact time for the city. I was designed by Caspar Brunner.

Second stamp depicts the Clock tower at Kazansky railway station in Moscow which is considered to be an outstanding creation of domestic architecture whose design architect AV Schusev developed personally. And he drew his own zodiac sign for a large blue dial.

June 30, 2014

Manava Ekta Mission.

A special cover was released in Bangalore on 15th June 2014 to celebrate the launch of braille edition of apprenticed to a Himalayan Master: A Yogi's autobiography by Sr.M and Walk of Hope (2015-16) for peace and harmony.


Cover Code: KTK/09/2014

June 28, 2014

Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham-Sringeri.

India Post issued a special cover on 8th June 2014 on the occasion of  the Rajagopuram Kumbabhishekam celebrations which was held in Sringeri from 1st to 13th of June 2014.

Rajagopuram Sringeri is a magnificent 127 feet tall Royal Gate Tower for the 1200 year old spiritual institution at Sringeri. this majestic stone and brick structure reflects the glory of our rich culture and tradition.

Cover Code: KTK/07/2014

June 25, 2014

Musical Instruments.

Russia Post issued a stamp on Musical Instrument on 30th April 2014 under the Europa Series as Musical Instruments if the theme for 2014.

Balalaika is a Russian three-string pizzicato musical instrument with a slightly bended triangular body which has become Russia’s national musical symbol along with the accordion and bayan. Balalaika is well-known worldwide. Many composers write music for it. Balalaika bands are popular across Europe and America. The postage stamp depicts a scene of Russian folk festivities with people singing, dancing and playing musical instruments.

June 23, 2014

Philatelic Exhibitions in Karnataka

Series of district level philately exhibitions have been planned for this year 2014-2015 as a prelude to KARNAPEX in Karnataka state.

In this connection, the schedule  of three philately exhibitions planned at North Karnataka Region is furnished below:

Group I
Place of exhibition - Bagalkot
Divisions grouped under Bagalkot : Chikodi, Gokak, Belgaum
Date of exhibition : July 19th and 20th, 2014

Group II
Place of exhibition - Gulbarga
Divisions grouped under Gulbarga : Bidar, Bijapur and Raichur
Date of exhibition : August 23rd and 24th, 2014

Group III
Place of exhibition - Gadag
Divisions grouped under Gadag : Dharwad, Bellary, Sirsi, Karwar and Haveri
Date of exhibition : August 9th and 10th, 2014
Also, District level philately exhibition at Bangalore is proposed to be held between 1st August to 8th August 2014.

Courtesy: Jagannath Mani, Bangalore.

June 18, 2014

Harithasree 2014.

Kerala Postal Circle issued a Special Cover on 5th June 2014 at Kottayam on the occasion of the World Environment Day to commemorate 'Harithasree 2014' which is a program to plant 10 lakh seedlings by the Kerala Ministry of Environment.


Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan.