October 21, 2017

YMCA Kottayam

A special cover was released to celebrate 125 years of YMCA Kottayam on 12th January 2017 at Kottayam.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 20, 2017

Varkala Beach

A special cover was released on 25th July 2017 on Varkala Beach at Varkala.

Cover Code:KL-23/2017
Courtesy: Sebastian Chako.

October 19, 2017

National Security Guard.

A special cover was released on the 33rd raising day of National Security Guard on 16th October 2017 at New Delhi.

Cover Code: DEL/08/2017

October 18, 2017

Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau

A special stamp was issued by Russia Post on the ocassion of the 75th Anniversary of the Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau on 11th April 2017, depicting the 9K720 Iskander short-range tactical ballistic missile system and the JSC “RPC KBM” building.


Happy Diwali - 2017



October 17, 2017

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

A set of 2 stamp and a miniature sheet was released on 15th October 2017 to celebrate 75 Years of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport , Mumbai.


October 16, 2017

World Animal Day

A Special cover was released on 4th October 2017 at Bengaluru to celebrate World Animal Day.

The mission of World Animal Day is "To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe."

Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), founded by Miss Crystal Rogers in 1991 was built on a formidable mission to make the world a better place for all animals. We are delighted to mark this occasion, which is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology, via release of the exclusive World Animal Day 2017 special covers. Through increased awareness, education and participation, we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and the undeniable respect and balance in the human-animal relationship.

Learn more about CUPA on www.cupabangalore.org

 Cover Code: KTK-77/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 15, 2017

Turtles - Russia

Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on 4th April 2017 featuring turtles of Russia like the European pond turtle, the spur-thighed tortoise, the Caspian turtle and the Chinese softshell turtle.

In Russia, there are four types of turtles, with only the spur-thighed tortoise living on land. It lives in the Caucasus. Some of its subspecies are endangered, and the very species is listed in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation. Of the water turtles, the Russian Federation is inhabited by the European pond turtle, the Chinese softshell turtle and the Caspian turtle.

October 14, 2017

CSI Youth Movement

A special cover was released on the occasion of  centenary celebration of CSI Madhya Kerala Diocesan Youth Movement on 26th May 2017 at Changanassery.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 13, 2017

Philatelic Day Celebrations.

I have news of Philatelic Day celebrated at various places on 12th October 2017.

At Vellore, Tamilnadu:




At Bengaluru, Karnataka:



At Hyderabad:
A special cover was released at Hyderabad on 12th October 2017 to celebrate Philately Day.


At Goa:





Thanks to all the contributors of this news and images.

Nanaji Deshmukh

A comemmorative stamp was released by India Post to celebrate the birthd centenary of Nanaji Deshmukh on 11th October 2017.


October 12, 2017

Rapid Action Force

India Post released a Commemorative stamp on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Rapid Action Force released a  Stamp in Meerut on 7th October 2017.


Sukanya Samriddhi Yogana

A special cover was released in Chennai on 11th October 2017 to celebrate Sukanya Samriddhi Yogana.

Courtesy: Bhasker C G. Chennai.

October 11, 2017

October 10, 2017

POSTathon 2017

A mini marathon POSTathon 2017 is being organised by Kerala postal Circle with the theme " RUN FOR INDIA POST" on the World Post Day, on 9th October 2017. To commemorate this event this Anchal Runner Carried special cover was released at Thiruvananthapuram.



Cover Code:KL-25/2017
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 9, 2017

St. Philomena College

A special cover was released on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of St. Philomena College on 21st September 2017 at Puttur.

Cover Code: KTK/72/2017

October 8, 2017

Krassin Icebreaker

Russia Post issued a stamp on The 100th Anniversary of the Krassin Icebreaker on 31st March 2017.

Krassin is an Arctic vessel of Soviet and Russian fleets. She was called Svyatogor prior to 1927, after which she was renamed Krassin to honor a recently deceased Soviet political leader Leonid Krasin. 

October 7, 2017

Kolkata Reserve Bank Employees Co-operative Credit Society Ltd.

A special cover on Kolkata Reserve Bank Employees Co-operative Credit Society Ltd., was released on 24th August 2017 at Kolkata.

Kolkata Reserve Bank Employees Co-operative Credit Society Ltd., is one of the oldest Co-op. Credit Societies in the State of West Bengal. Initially, registered as Currency Employees Co-op Credit Society in 1927, the Society was renamed as Kolkata Reserve Bank Employees Co-op Credit Society Limited in 1935.

Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

October 6, 2017

Great Sons of India

A special cover was released on 18th September 2017 by Khatri Sabha at Amritsar.


Kasthuri Sreenivasan

A special cover was released on 22nd July 2017 to celebrate the birth centenary of Kasthuri Sreenivasan at Coimbatore.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 5, 2017

Drushti Daan

A special cover was released on 1st July 2017 at Bhuvaneshwar to commemorate 5000 eye donations by Daan.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

October 4, 2017

Dhai Akhar

A special cover of Dhai Akhar Campaign was released on 2nd October 2017 at Mangaluru on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi. A letter writing competition was arranged by India Post on the theme " Dear Bapu, you inspire me....". This cover was released by many Bureaus across the country.

Cover Code:KTK/75/2017



October 3, 2017

Konchady Shri Kashi Mutt.

A special cover was released in commemoration of Chathurmasa Vrita of Parama Poojya Shrimad Samyamindra Thirtha Swamiji of Konchady Shri Kashi Mutt on 30th September 2017 at Konchady.



October 2, 2017

Parliament of the World's Relegions

A special cover was released to celebrate 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at the  Parliament of the World's Relegions, Chicago on 27th September 2017 at Kolkota.


October 1, 2017

Sochi Arboretum

Russia Post issued a set of 4 stamp on the 125th Foundation Anniversary of the Sochi Arboretum in the resort city of Sochi, Krasnodar Krai on 23rd March 2017.

The 4 stamps feature plants growing in Arboretum Park, such as the green snowdrop, Erythronium caucasicum, the date-plum, and the eastern sowbread.

September 30, 2017

Cauvery Maha Pushkaram - 2017

A special cover was released on 12th Sepetember 2017 at Srirangam and 19th September 2017 at Mayiladuthurai on the ocasion of Cauvery Maha Pushkaram - 2017



September 29, 2017

Sabarmathi Ashram

A Special cover was released to celebrate the centenary of  the Sabarmathi Ashram on 29th June 2017 at Ahmedabad.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 28, 2017

Forum for Better Bapatla

A special cover was released for decennial celebrations of Forum for Better Bapatla on 10th July 2017 at Bapatla.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

September 27, 2017

Friends of Tribals Society

A special cover was released on Friends of Tribals Society at Kolkata on 13th August 2017.

 The Friends of Tribals Society (FTS), or Vanbandhu Parishad, is a volunteer organization formed in 1989 with the goal of improving literacy and health among the Adivasi, rural tribal people in India. The society operates one-teacher schools in the villages, led by trained members of the local community.

Cover Code:WB/11/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 26, 2017

The Hanumanthanagar Co-op Bank Ltd.,

A special cover was released to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Hanumanthanagar Co-op Bank Ltd, Bengaluru on 23rd Septtember 2017. 

The Hanumanthanagar Co-operative Bank Limited was established on 24.8.1965 in Hanumanthanagar, Bengaluru under the leadership of centenarian Shri HS Doreswamy, Gandhian and Freedom Fighter. The bank is giving satisfactory service to the customers and running in profit and completed 50 years.

Cover Code: KTK/73/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 25, 2017

Ramayana

India Post released a set of release of 11 stamps if the form of Sheetlet and miniature sheet on Ramayana on 22nd September 2017. The ten stamps in the denomination of Rs 5 each depict Sita Swayamvar, Ram Vanvas, Bharat Milap, Kevat Samvad, Ram Jatayu Milan, Ram Shabri Samvad, Hanuman meets Sita in Ashok Vatika, Making of Ram Setu, Hanuman flying with Sanjivini, and Ravan Vadh and of Rs 15 depicts Ram Durbar. 



September 23, 2017

Kannada University, Hampi

This special cover was released on 12th September 2017 to commemorate 25 years of  Kannada University at kamalapura, Hampi.

Kannada University was established with a big dream to research, document and preserve the identity of Kannada. Materializing its set aims and goals, the University has completed 25 years. 

Cover Code: KTK/70/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

September 22, 2017

Diwali - India-Canada Joint issue

India Post issued a set of 2 stamp and miniature sheet jointly with Canada on 21st September 2017 on the theme Diwali. 


September 21, 2017

Vulnerable Birds

India Post issued a set of three stamp and a miniature sheet of Vulnerable birds of India like Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Broad Tailed Grass Warbler and Nilgiri Pipat on 18th September 2016.