July 30, 2015

YMCA

A special cover was released on 125 years of YMCA by the National Council of YMCAs of India at Chennai on 20th February 2015

Cover Code: TN/07/2015

ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu

A special cover was released on 17th February 2015 at Chennai on ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu.

Cover Code: TN/08/2015
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.
 

July 28, 2015

Bethany St. John's English Higher Secondary School.

A special cover was released to mark golden jubilee of St. John's English Higher Secondary School, Kunnamkulam by Shri K. P. Sureshkumar, Supdt. of Posts, Thrissur  and the Principal of the School, Fr. Pathrose on 24th July 2015 during Kunnamkulampex 2015  which was organised by Kunnamkulam Philatelic Club and Trichur Philatelic club jointly. 

 Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

July 27, 2015

July 26, 2015

2015 Letter-Writing Competition winners.

Sara Jadid from Lebanon has won the UPU’s International Letter-Writing Competition 2015 with her letter on the world she wishes to grow up in. She impressed an international jury with a heartfelt plea for a world without war.


For further reading: UPU
 

July 25, 2015

70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

A souvenir sheet was released by the Russia post to commemorate 70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 on 5th May 2015.

The stamp depicts the Victory Banner and logo "70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945." and the image outside shows Air Chief Marshal Sir Britain A. Tedder, Marshal GK Beetles, Colonel-General K. Spaatz US Army and the Commander of the French Army, General Lattre de Tassigny in the signing of the unconditional surrender of Germany's armed forces.

Also set of 4 stamp on medals was released along with this souvenir sheet with medals "For the Capture of Budapest", "For the Capture of Konigsberg", "For the Capture of Vienna" and "For the Capture of Berlin".

July 24, 2015

RA Rudenko - Russian Lawyer


Under the Series "Outstanding Lawyers of Russia." Russia Post released as stamp on RA Rudenko (1907-1981) on 28th April 2015.The stamp depicts a portrait of RA Rudenko and the pillar of the law.

July 22, 2015

Nabakalebara - 2015

India Post released a stamp on Nabakalebara 2015 on 17th July 2015. It was released by the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan at Puri.


Couretsy: India Post.
 

July 21, 2015

KUNNAMKULAMPEX 2015

Kunnamkulam Philatelic Club and Trichur Philatelic club has jointly organised a show on Stamps, Coins and Antiques in connection with the golden jubilee celebratins of Bethany St. Johns EHS School, Kunnakulam from 22nd July to 24th July 2015.


July 20, 2015

Boats of the Mediterranean - Tonera


A special stamp was released by Slovenian Post on 14th July. This is a joint issue by the postal operators who are members of the Euromed Postal Union. The theme is boats of the Mediterranean. Slovenia’s stamp features a wooden fishing boat called “tonera”, powered by oars, used to catch tuna. 

July 17, 2015

Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015

Two special covers  released on the occasion of  Godavari Pushkaralu - 2015 on 14th July 2015.

Kandakurthi is the entry point of river Godavari in Telengana state. This Triveni Sangam is the confluence of rivers Godavari, Haridra and Manjeera.

Sri Ram Sagar is a major irrigation project across river Godavari in Telengana having a hydroelectric plant. The Project serves irrigational needs of 6 districts of Telangana State. 

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Meghdoot Cards on Godavari Pushkaralu in Hindi and Telugu



July 16, 2015

Nabakalebar - 2015

India Post next release will be stamp/s on Nabakalebar - 2015 to be released on 17th July 2015. !!!


Dansih Training Ships.

Denmark post released a set of 4 stamps on 13th June 2015 on the Danish training ships, which play an important role for young people wanting a maritime education or a thorough introduction to life at sea.

The four stamps depict the training ship KoBENHAVN, which disappeared in 1928, the two current training ships DANMARK and GEORG STAGE, while the last stamp depicts FULTON, which is primarily used for school trips for primary and lower secondary school pupils, continuation school etc.


KOBENHAVN: The five-masted bark KOBENHAVN was built for the East Asiatic Company. When launched in 1921, the ship was one of the largest sailing vessels in the world. In De- cember 1928, she left Buenos Aires bound for Adelaide, where she was expected about two months later. However, the ship disappeared without trace on the voyage. Despite an extensive search, no drowned sailors or wreckage were ever found, nor has it ever been established what caused the ship to go down.

DANMARK: After the loss of KOBENHAVN, the training ship DANMARK was built. The new ship was finished in 1932, having been built for the sole purpose of training sailors for the merchant navy.The state-owned ship takes 80 trainees. It is managed by the maritime and polytechnic training centre MARTEC in Frederikshavn in northern Jutland. Since 2010, the language of instruction on board the ship has been English. This strengthens the linguistic skills of the future seamen, while also making it possible for trainees from other countries to do a basic training course on board DANMARK.

GEORG STAGE: The three-masted full-rigged ship GEORG STAGE was built in 1934 to replace an older ship of the same name. The full-rigger belongs to the foundation Stiftelsen Georg Stages Minde, which was set up in 1882 by the shipowner Frederik Stage in memory of his son Georg, who died at an early age.GEORG STAGE houses one of Denmark’s four nautical training colleges and is also the oldest civilian nautical training college in the world. The three-masted full-rigged ship takes 63 trainees. It embarks on a cruise every year in the summer months.

FULTON: The three-masted schooner FULTON was built in 1915 and entered service in the North Atlantic, for example sailing dried cod from Newfoundland to Spain. Since 1970, when the National Museum of Denmark took over the schooner and refurbished it, FULTON has been based in Marstal on the island of Ærø where she was originally built. In the 1970s and 1980s, FULTON was captained for many years by Mogens Frohn, who devoted much of his life to a project aimed at giving disadvantaged youth the opportunity to have a fresh start in life. Today, the Fulton Foundation runs the schooner, which is primarily used for school trips for primary and lower secondary school pupils, continuation school students etc.

July 14, 2015

Kripasaran Mahasthavir

A special cover of 150th year Celebrations Kripasaran Mahasthavir - Buddha Dharmankur Sabha - Kolkata was released on 22nd June 2015.

Kripasaran Mahasthavir was the founder of Buddha Dharmankur Sabha  ( Bengal Buddist Association - 1892) and Jagajjyoti (1908) and revivalist of Buddhism in modern India.

Cover Code: WB/07/2015
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

July 10, 2015

175 years of the first postage stamp

Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate 175 years if the first postage stamp "Penny Black" on 23rd April 2015.

July 8, 2015

World No Tobacco Day

A special cover was released on 27th June 2015 to celebrate World No Tobacco Day.

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO) is named after the man with a vision for cancer,  Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, who donated 20 acres of land. Established in 1973, the Centre was accorded autonomous status in 1980. KMIO is observing "WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY" at Tumakuru, Karnataka to spread awareness about the ill- effects of tobacco among youth. To commemorate this event, a special cover is being released.

Cover Code: KTK/46/2015
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.