December 13, 2017

NBCC

A special cover was released on the 57th foundation day of NBCC on 15th November 2017 at New Delhi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Russian State Shipbuilding

Russia Post released a stamp on 29th June 2017 to celebrate 350 years of Russian State Shipbuilding depicting Oryol frigate with Russian flag in the background.

Russian shipbuilding can be traced back to 1667, when Tsar Alexis signed a ukase to build ships. The construction of the country’s first gun frigate began the very same date with the aim to ensure safety of merchant navigation in the Caspian Sea. Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin, an outstanding Russian diplomat and reform advocate, oversaw the construction. The frigate was named in honor of the state coat of arms.

The first state dockyard was laid down in the village of Dedinovo at the Oka River. The place for the dockyard was chosen for a good reason. This part of Oka was the widest, and the village vicinity was rich in ship timber. The local people were famous for their boats and barges.

The first Russian double-decked, three-mast Oryol-class warship was floated out on May 19, 1669. Her length was 25 m, width — 6.5 m, draft — 1.5 m. She was fully outfitted with armaments in Nizhny Novgorod receiving 22 cannons that shot cast-iron 37–57 mm balls. A Dutch David Butler was appointed the vessel’s captain. Oryol sailed only once; the voyage was interrupted by the Cossack rebellion of Stepan Razin.

December 12, 2017

Kritika - 2017

2 special covers were released on the occasion of Kritika 2017, District Level Philatelic Exhibition held at New Delhi on 23 and 24th November 2017.

Indian Pangolin (Scaly Anteater) with the WWF Logo

Bosco Public School.
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

December 11, 2017

St. Anthony's Shrine

A special cover was released on the Ruby Anniversary of Novena of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Chettikkad, Kunjithal, Ernakulam on 28th November 2017. 

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Republic of Ingushetia

Russia Post released a stamp tp celebrate 25 Years of the Republic of Ingushetia on 4th June 2017 depicting it's flag.

The Republic of Ingushetia was founded on June 4, 1992. Its capital is the town of Magas. Ingushetia is one of the most picturesque North Caucasus Republics.

December 10, 2017

Sido Kanhu High School

A special cover was released on 17th January 2017 on Sido Kanhu High School, Dumka.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

December 9, 2017

Kerala High Court

A special cover was released on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee of  High Court of Kerala on 28th October 2017 at High Court P.O., Ernakulam.

Cover Code:KL-27/2017
Courtesy: Sebastian C Parackal

INS Kalvari

India Post released a stamp on INS Kalvari on 7th December 2017, the first ever indigenous submarine built in India.  


December 8, 2017

World Diabetes Day

A special cover was released on 14th November 2017 on World Diabetes Day at Bengaluru.

In India, there are around 6 to 7 crore Diabetic patients. Diabetes can be controlled in many ways. Foods which are rich in fibres like Brown Rice, Vegetables, Dry fruits, Oats may be consumed to control Diabetes. Consumption of sugar/artificial sugar and excess food may be avoided. Light food may be consumed at dinner. Limited and light food, disciplined lifestyle, and exercise will help in controlling Diabetes.

Cover Code: KTK/85/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

December 7, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

A special cover was released on 7th October 2017 at Kaloor, Kochi on the occasion of  FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 held from 6th to 28th October 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

December 6, 2017

SBR Public School

A special cover was released to celebrate the Golden Jubilee celebration of Sharnbasveshwar Residential Public School, Silver Jubilee celebration of Sharnbasveshwar Residential Composite Pre University College and the 83rd birthday of Dr. Sharnbaswappa Appa. on 14th November 2017 at Kalaburgi.

Poojya Dr. Sharnbaswappa Appa, President, Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha and Chancellor, Sharnbasva University was born.on November 14, 1935. He is the 8th Peethadhipati of Sharnbasveshwar Samsthana. His contribution to the field of education is outstanding. His first priority for women's education has empowered the position of the women in the society. Poojya Dr. Appa has written 21 Dasoha Sutras which focus on Dasoha Philosophy. Gulbarqa University has conferred him with Honorable Doctorate for his contributions to education. Govt. of Karnataka having recognized his contributions to the field of education has awarded him with Rajyotsava Prashasti. Under the auspices of Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha, Kalaburagi, the Sharnbasva University is established in 2017.

Cover Code:KTK/84/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru

December 4, 2017

INPEX - 2017 Special Covers

A special 3D cover was released on 30th December 2017 at the Venue of INPEX - 2017.


November 30, 2017

INPEX - 2017

INPEX - 2017, National Philatelic Exhibition was inaugurated at World Trade Centre, Mumbai today which will be open from 30th November to 4th December 2017.

Release of Special Cover on Wild life on 30th November 2017:

Apeejay College of Fine Arts

A special cover was released on Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar on 22nd September 2017 at Jalandhar.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 29, 2017

Year of Ecology

Russia Post released a stamp on Year of Ecology - 2017 on 5th June 2017 featuring the Year of Ecology logo on a typical Russian landscape.

The year 2017 is declared a Year of Ecology in Russia with the aim of raising the public ecological awareness, preserve Russia’s biodiversity and provide ecological safety. A large number of events aimed at developing reserve management and studies, their promotion and increasing public support for natural areas of preferential protection (NAPP). The NAPP comprises 103 state nature reserves, 49 national parks and 64 state wildlife sanctuaries currently. 

Doaba College

A special cover was released on 20th September 2017 at Jalandhar to celebrate 75 years of Doaba College.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 28, 2017

Mahabharat

A set of 18 stamp with 2 miniature sheet on Mahabharat was issued by India Post of 27th November 2017.




November 27, 2017

Izvestiya

Russia Post issued a stamp for the 100th Anniversary of the Izvestiya Newspaper on 1st June 2017 featuring its anniversary logo. Izvestia is a Soviet and Russian social, political and business daily newspaper established in 1917.


Indian Building Congress

A special cover was released on 17th October 2017 of Indian Building Congress to celebrate its Silver jubilee at New Delhi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 26, 2017

Coats of Arms - Astrakhan Oblast

Russia Post issued a souvenir sheet depicting the Coat of Arms of Astrakhan Oblast on 30th May 2017 with a map of the Russian Federation with the region highlighted in color.


November 25, 2017

World Fest - Rotary

A special cover with 4 different my stamps and My stamps were issued at the World Fest organised by the Rotary of Mumbai on 19th November at Mumbai.








Courtesy: Rtn. Kevin Colaco.

If you are interested in the above My Stamps and special cover Contact Rtn. Kevin Colaco on Mobile No : 09821736181 or  mail :kevincolaco007@gmail.com.


AIMA

A special cover was released of celebrate the diamond jubilee of All India Management Association (AIMA) on 27th September 2017 at Delhi.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 24, 2017

Mission Unite

A special cover was released on 7th September 2017 by the Chief Electoral Officer at Meghalaya.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

End Polio Now

A special cover was released in Chennai with a message to End Polio by the Rotary on 20th June 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 23, 2017

Vasily Vereshchagin

A souvenir sheet was issued on 25th May 2017 to celebrate 175th Birth Anniversary of  Russian Painter Vasily Vereshchagin (1842‒1904) featuring his painting the Cape Fiolent near Sevastopol (1897) and his Portrait.


Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (1842–1904) was a Russian painter and a writer, one of the major war artists. He traveled the world extensively visiting India, Europe, America and Cuba.

Railways in Kolhapur

A special cover was released in Pune on 18th May 2017 to  celebrate 125 years of Railways in Kolhapur.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

Nest - Children's Day

On 14th November 2017 India Post issued a set of two stamps and Miniature Sheets depicting ‘Nest’ in denomination of Rs. 15 each, which were stamp designs selected from the winning entries of Stamp Design competition on the theme of ‘Nest’.



November 22, 2017

Barak

A special cover was released on 18th November  of River Barak at Silchar, Assam.


November 21, 2017

PDCC Bank

A special cover was released on 10th September 2017 to celebrate the Centenary year of Pune District Central Co-operative Bank at Pune.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 20, 2017

Rani Maria

A special cover was released on blessed Martyr Rani Maria on 19th November 2017 at Pulluvazhy, Ernakulam.


November 19, 2017

Russian Fables

Russian Post  released a set of 4 stamp on Russian Fables on 17th May 2017 depicting the fables by V.K. Trediakovskii "The Rooster and the Pearl", А.P. Sumarokov "The Wolf and the Crane" I.A. Krylov's "Fox and the Grapes" and S.V. Mikhalkov "The Hare and the Turtle".


November 18, 2017

T20 International Cricket Match

A special cover was released on the occasion of First T20 International Cricket Match between India and New Zealand , held at The Sports Hub Thiruvananthapuram (Green Field International Starium, Karyavattom on 06th November 2017 at Karyavattom.

Cover Code: KL-29/2017
Courtesy: Sebastian C Parackal.

November 17, 2017

Lost art of stamp collection....

The humble postal stamp with jagged ends and a story to tell of lores from the past may seem like an uncanny protagonist for a film.

For further reading: Times of India

 

Brahmasri Tadepally Venkata Subrahmanya Sastry

A special cover was released to celebrate the Birth Centenary of Brahmasri Tadepally Venkata Subrahmanya Sastry at Tenali on 19th September 2017.


November 16, 2017

Bal Diwas - 2017

A special cover was released on 14th November 2017 on Children's Day (also known as Bal Diwas) which is celebrated in India every year on 14th November. As Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is very affectionate towards children, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day.

Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education-ACSSE school,founded by Shri.K.B.Lakshman in the year 2005 was built on a formidable mission to make a happy place for all children as "Joy of Learning" is the motto of the School.Under the "able guidance of academic Chairman Dr:K.S. Sameera Simha, the school is providing quality education.Students are exposed to a well structured friendly teaching methodology that will help to shape their future in a positive way. Learn more about SCASE on: www.siliconcity.edu.in

Cover Code: KTK/85/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru. 

November 15, 2017

Inscription Stones Of Bengaluru

A special cover on Inscription Stones Of Bengaluru was released on 14th November 2017 at Bengaluru.


 Inscription Stones Of Bangalore' is a civic activism project to raise awareness and protect ancient inscription stones (shila shaasanas) found in the Bengaluru region. Inscriptions stones are original documentation of the people, culture, religion and language of the region dating back to as early as 750CE. Rampant urbanization in Bengaluru has led to destruction of a majority of the 150 stones in the old 'Bangalore' region which were documented by B.L. Rice and others from 1894 to 1905 in the remarkable twelve-volume series Epigraphia Carnatica. This project retraces the footsteps of B.L. Rice to protect and restore the dignity of the last remaining 25 'Inscription Stones Of Bangalore'.


In the front of the cover the image of  oldest Kannada stone inscription in the Bengaluru region dated to about 750 CE (Ganga period) and Inscription stone at Begur with the earliest recorded use of the name 'Bengaluru' dated to 890CE is seen at the back side.

Cover Code: KTK/87/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.
 

November 14, 2017

Seva Sahayog

A special cover was released on Seva Sahayog at Pandharpur on 4th July 2017.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

November 13, 2017

Open Your Eyes Ambala

A special cover was released " Open Your Eyes Ambala" on awareness of separating waste before disposing at Ambala on 2nd October 2017.