February 1, 2015

Rocpex - 2015

A special cover was released at Rocpex - 2015, Tiruchirapalli, as homage to Martyrs.

Dr. T.S.Rajan was born on 14th August 1990 and he was a pioneer of Indian freedom struggle. He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's non co-operation movement and had more patriotic disucssions with Babuji during his visit to Trichy in his own building known as "Rajan Bungalow" Trichy. Moreover, vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha was headed by Rajaji from Rajan's Bungalow on 13.04.1930.

Cover Code: TN-05/2015
Courtesy: Kasinath. R.

The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society.

Russia Post released a Souvenir sheet with 3 stamps on The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, the oldest in Russia, scientific and humanitarian organization on 29th October 2014.

The stamps depict Saint Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, the sign of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society and Sergey House in Jerusalem and in the tab the images of eastern landscape with caravans heading into the city.

January 31, 2015

Swachh Bharat

 India Post released a miniature sheet with 3 stamps on 30th January 2015 on the theme Swachh Bharat. The stamps were released by Minister of Communications and IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. Speaking on the occasion he said that cleanliness was close to the heart of Mahatma Gandhi and to realise his cherished ideal there is a strong need to observe Swachhagraha just as Gandhiji had launched Satyagraha. He also exhorted all citizens to participate  in the Clean India campaign and to work strenuously to develop the culture of cleanliness and hygiene.



The design for the stamps were selected through a competition  among the children on the theme. It's my pleasure to inform that the Winner Stamp designing competition  is M.Vaibhav Shenoy, who is doing his Plus 2 (12th Standard) in Canara P.U.College, Mangaluru. He is a very talented artist who has won several regional, national and international awards, which includes 4 times Children's day Stamp Design competition of India Post, the D.K. district Rajyotsava Award for international Art in 2011, was a finalist in Doodle for Google National in 2011, won 4 times "Look and Learn" International Children Art Competition, London, Diploma Certificate at 14th International art exhibition, Finland etc. He has won more than 300 prizes all over.


Galina Vishnevskaya

Russia Post released a stamp on Galina Vishnevskaya,an opera singer,People's Artist of the USSR (1966) on 24th October 2014.She became one of the first Soviet opera singers who have achieved recognition in the international opera scene. The stamp depicts a portrait of GP Vishnevskaya and badge of the Order "For Merit".

January 30, 2015

Shri Digamber Jain Siddhakshetra, Betul.

India Post issued a special cover and special cancellation on 29th Jan. 2015 at Baitul (M.P.) during the Philatelic Exhibition TAPIPEX - 2015 on Special  famous Jain pilgrimage centre Shri Digamber Jain Siddhakshetra Muktagiri situated in the Baitul District.


 Courtesy: Sudhir Jain, Satna.

Beti Bachao Beti Phadao

India Post released a stamp to launch " Beti Bachao Beti Phadao" scheme on 22nd January 2014 which is an initiative of the government to address issues that effect women and also reverse the trend of an adverse  and declining child sex ratio. The stamps was was released by Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi in a function at Haryana.



Mikhail Kalashnikov

Russia Post released a stamp on Mikhail Kalashnikov,creator of the world famous Kalashnikov (AK) on 24th October 2014. The stamp depicts a portrait of MT Kalashnikov and the badge of the Order of St.Andrew.

January 29, 2015

Heritage Mysore - Picture Postcards.

Karnataka Postal Circle have released a set of 10 picture postcards on Heritage Mysore. The Cost of  a set of 10 cards is Rs.40/-. Available at Mysore Bureau.


Coat of arms of the city of Sochi

Russia Post released a stamp on the Coat of arms of the city of Sochi on 21st October 2014. The stamp depicts emblem of the city of Sochi.

January 28, 2015

Jain Swetamber Panchayati Mandir

A special cover was released at Kolkata on 24th January 2015 by  Hon'ble Governor Sri Kesri Nath Ji Tripathi and Chief Post Master General Mrs.Arundhati Ghosh on the occasion of Bicentenary of Jain Swetamber Panchayati Mandir (burra mandir), Cotton Street, Kolkata. A silver coin (Medallion) and set of picture postcards were also released at the function.



Courtesy: Sudhir Jain, Satna.

Birth Anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov

Russia Post issued a Souvenir Sheet  on 15th October 2014 to celebrate 200th Birth Anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841), Poet and Writer.


January 27, 2015

Agri Machinery Fair III 2015

A special cover was released on 24th January 2015 at the inaugural ceremony of three-day ‘Krishi Yantra Mela III-2015’ (Agri Machinery Fair III 2015) organised by the CAMPCO, Nehru Nagar, Puttur.



January 26, 2015

Nandalike - New pictorial Cancellation.

New Pictorial cancellation has been introduced at Nandalike - 576 111 on 24th January 2015. It will be made available at the Nandalike Post Office from the date of its release.


January 25, 2015

St. Mary's Group of Institutions, Kerala

A special cover was released in commemoration of  Dr. P.T. Abraham, Founder Chairman of  St. Mary's Group of Institutions, Kerala on 17th January 2015.

The life of Dr. P. T. Abraham is a saga of distinctive achievements as an Educationalist, social Worker and as a Sportsman.  In June 1974, by sheer hard work, he established the first CBSE School in Central Travancore (St. Mary's Residential Public School, Tiruvalla).  He was the mastermind behind the formation of St. Mary's Educational and Cultural Society, which now spreads over the length and breadth of Kerala.  The Society houses six schools and two colleges in Tiruvalla, Trivandrum, Kollam, Pathanapuram, Kanyakumari and Allepey. These schools and Colleges have made their mark as distinguished Educational Institutions.  This because of Dr. P.T. Abraham's innate talent, sacrifice and dedication towards education.

Cover code: KL/04/2015
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Tiruvananthapuram.

January 24, 2015

Vani Vilas Sabha, Kumbakonam

A special cover was released for the centenary celebrations of Vani Vilas Sabha, Kumbakonam on 26th December 2014.

Cover Code: TN/26/2014
Courtesy: Kasinath.R

Formula-1 World Championship

Russia Post issued a stamp on 12th October 2014 on the occasion of the Formula-1 Grand Prix of Russia to be held in Sochi on the track at the Olympic Park.

The stamp depicts a car, "Formula 1" on the background of winter sports palace "Iceberg" in Sochi.