A set of 3 special cover was released on the occasion of BALAKA-Birbhum - Stamp Exhibition - 2016 held at Shantiniketan from 1st to 3rd December 2016. The covers were on Rabindranath and Tripura, Jaydev-Kenduli Mela and Ramkinkar Baij.
Russia Post issued a Souvenir Sheet on 29th July 2016 to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held at Russia.
The stamps’ specialty is that they bear images of genuinely issued stamps dedicated to FIFA World Cup™ tournaments of 1990 and 2014, as well as symbolic images of state signs of postal payment reflecting the topic of Russia participating in FIFA World Cup™ tournaments of 1994 and 2002. This original artistic solution was proposed to preserve the unifying concept of the issue.
A special cover on State Bank of Mysore was released on 16th December 2016 at Bengaluru Head Office to commemorate Bank's 103 years of glorified banking service to the nation.
State Bank of Mysore, an associate of State Bank of India, popularly known as "Mysore Bank", was founded by Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya under the Royal patronage of His Highness the Maharaja of Mysore, Shri Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, on 2nd October 1913. As a premier commercial Bank in Karnataka, it enjoys excellent brand equity in the state and is well known for the quality of its customer service.
Russia Post released a set of 4 stamps on 28th July 2016 depicting Native Military Equipment as part of the Continuation of the Series History of the World War I.The postage stamps feature the Fedorov Avtomat, the Grigorovich M-5 flying boat, the Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya dreadnought, the Mgebrov-Isotta-Fraschini armored vehicle.
The Fedorov Avtomat was the world's first assault rifle. It was commissioned into the Russian Army in 1916 and used in World War I, the Russian Civil War and in the Winter War.
Mgebrov-Isotta-Fraschini armored vehicle was developed at the Izhora Plant in 1916. Thanks to sloped armor it boasted increased bulletproof capacity. It was heavily used by both the Imperial Russian Army and the Red Army till 1919.
The Grigorovich M-5 flying boat was developed in 1914 and brought wide popularity to its designer. During World War I, it was in active service in the Black Sea Fleet Aviation based in Batumi, Odessa and Sevastopol.
The Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya dreadnought was commissioned into the Russian Navy in 1915. She was in active service during World War I. She was renamed Svobodnaya Rossiya after the February Revolution.
Russia Post issued a stamp to celebrate the 850th Foundation Anniversary of Velikiye Luki City on 14th July 2016.
Velikiye Luki is a large multi-faceted trade, industrial, cultural and educational hub in Pskov Oblast. The
postage stamp features the Cathedral of the Ascension of the Velikiye
Luki Diocese and a view of Velikiye Luki during the annual balloon
A special cover was released on 13th November 2016 at New Delhi to celebrate Friendship Motor Rally held from 13th November to 3rd December 2016, covering 3 countries namely India, Myanmar and Thailand.
Russian Post released to celebrate the 1000th Anniversary of the Russian Presence at the Mount Athos on 9th August 2016, whicn features the picture of D.A. Belyukin "The Russian monastery of the St Panteleimon on the Mount Athon" (1997).
A special stamp was released by Russia Post on 5th July 2016 depicting GLONASS - Russian Space Navigation System.
GLONASS ("GLObal NAvigation Satellite System") is a Russian satellite navigation system providing real-time positioning services to unlimited number of users on land, at sea, in the air and in space. The stamp features the GLONASS-K satellite and graphic icons representing the main consumers of the satellite navigation system services.
A Special Cover on 30th All India Postal Kabaddi Tournament released on 2nd December 2016 at Bengaluru. This Tournament was held in Bengaluru at Sree
Kanteerava Stadium from 29th November to 2nd December 2016.
A set of 2 miniature sheet and sheetlets on Exotic birds were released by India Post on 5th December 2016. One of the miniature sheet depicts birds like Blue Throated Macaw, Sun Conure, and Magnum Amazon and the other Cape Parrot, Hyacinth Macaw and the Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.
The Russian Post released a stamp of Traffic Safety on 28th June 2016 on the ocassion of 8oth year of General Directorate for Road Traffic Safety, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (SAI), which deals with the Road Safety. The stamp depicts the theme of security when transporting children in the car.
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