16 September 2014

New Stamps from Czech Republic

 

The bottle of wine with a bouquet in a funnel

 

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Date of Issue : 15 October 2014

Czech Post is to issue a new stamp that will be part of an arranged print sheet of 9 stamps and 12 coupons. The issue is to be released on the 15th of October. The 9 main coupons and 2 side coupons include a picture of a flamingo drinking from a glass of wine. The top side coupon in the right-hand section of the arranged print sheet includes the head of the Gorgon Medusa from Greek myths together with glasses of wine. A stamp identified with the letter A corresponding to the price of Ordinary Letter – Standard up to 50 g in domestic service.

St. Vitus Cathedral

A transposition of kneeling Ernest of Pardubice, the first Archbishop of Prague, from his gradual and the first picture of the cathedral from Schedel’s World Chronicle (Nuremberg 1494). The miniature sheet displays a stylised picture of today’s cathedral with invocating angels designed according to the painting of so-called Kłodzko Madonna. The painting was donated by Ernest to the Augustinian monastery established by him in his birth town.

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Date of Issue : 15 October 2014

St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral is the dominant structure of Prague Castle. It is a three-nave Gothic cathedral with three residential towers and the church of the Archbishop of Prague. The present building was built in several stages, in the years 1344–1419, 1490–1510, 1556–1593, and 1873–1929 (its western part). In the years 1060–1920 it was dedicated to three major Czech saints: St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert. Until 1997, the name of St. Vitus Cathedral was used; that is why the abbreviated name became well-established and the cathedral is known by it even in the present time, even though in 1997, the former Archbishop of Prague, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, restored the original full name.

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Date of Issue : 3 September 2014

 

Stamp Booklet 

The front page of the booklet features four cars: Škoda Popular 1935, Škoda Popular 1939, Škoda „Tudor“ 1101, 1947 a Škoda Rapid 1937. Located on the back side of the booklet is a short text in the Czech and English language, the designer’s self-portrait, V. Zapadlík’s signature, barcode, the Czech Post´s logo and a security feature, i.e. a hologram with a Czech Post’s motif.
Václav Zapadlík was born in Prague on 23th September 1943. In the 90s, the whole world started taking notice of his art. He cooperated with the Blackhawk Museum, a prestigious car museum, his work is exhibited in San Francisco and in Pebble Beach.

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Bookmarks from  Karnataka Postal Circle.

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Karnataka Postal Circle has brought out five sets of beautifully made bookmarks, each set containing 12 bookmarks and in all  60 bookmarks. The sets comprises of the themes - Birds of India, Miniature paintings, Flowers and Wildlife. Each Bookmarks are measuring 51 mm x 204 mm (approx.) On each bookmark individual stamp design is imprinted with detailed information about the theme and stamp imprinted on it. Issue date of the stamp is also mentioned on the bookmark.

Each set of 12 bookmarks costs Rs. 35 per set. Cost of 5 Packs (60 bookmarks of 12 each) is available at cost of Rs 175. Bookmarks are available at Post Shoppe , Bangalore GPO. (Contact No. +91-80-22850058)

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Courtesy   : Jagannnath Mani – Banglore,  Indian Philately Digest

15 September 2014

BILASAPEX - 2014

 

BILASAPEX - 2014 - Report by Naresh Agarwal

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ATUL JAIN, CHIEF GUEST SHRI MANOJ AGRAWAL GM SECL, KU GEETA DEVGAVKAR ASSI. DIRECTOR PHILATELY CHHATTISGARH CIRCLE, SSP SHRI P.L. PATEL BILASPUR HPO RELEASING SPECIAL COVER

BILASAPEX 2014, a 3 days Distt Level Philatelic Exhibition concluded in Bilaspur Chhattisgarh on 14th Sept 2014.It was organized by Bilaspur Postal Division with co-operation of Chhattisgarh Philatelic Association from 12 to 14 Sept . 2014. The exhibition was well attended regularly by various school children, general public and people of all age groups. 78 philatelic frames well placed in magnificently built historical Raghvendra hall in the heart of the city. Philatelic dealers from Kolkata and various stalls of India post attracted visitors and enthusiasts. “My Stamp” caught attention of one and all and a good number of order for MY STAMP was received.

 

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In all, there were 78 frames on display with 35 participants in different groups including the one PROMOTIONAL GROUP. 25 nos. entries were awarded prizes. Dr Pradeep Jain, a senior philatelist of Balod Chhattisgarh visited the show as Jury. His presence also graced the show. There were displays on different aspects of philately to serve viewer with a good range of philatelic collection. The exhibits were of quite a high order. The five frame exhibit on Gandhi of Mr. Abhijit Biswas placed in invitee section was highly appreciated. Frame on Science pertaining to Mr. Abhishek also caught attention of viewers. The graceful valedictory ceremony was held with Sri A.P.Panda , GM-Finance, SECL, Bilaspur as chief guest who highly appreciated the efforts of India Post for organizing such a good exhibition. During this ceremony , Sri M. Puran Chandra Rao, Director Postal Services, Chhattisgarh Postal Circle announced that in the next financial year State Level Stamp Exhibition will be held in Chhattisgarh.

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Release of 3 covers and 4 stamp booklets covering various natural, archeological and wildlife feature of Bilaspur Postal District added grace to the occasion and made the event unforgettable. The concepts and designs of the Covers and Booklets are of Sri Naresh Agrawal and Atul Jain of Bilaspur . Following covers and booklets were released ;

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12.09.2014 : Special Cover depicting the historical Building of Bilaspur Railway Station, Bilaspur. The cover had a brochure inside to give details about the same. Two Stamp Booklets featuring Mother Teresa, Apostil of Love and Mahatma Gandhi with Child were released. T he cover priced Rs. 15/- and the booklets Rs. 30/- each. These were released in presence of Sri Tondon, GM,SECR and Sri Rai, CPMG, Chhattisgarh Postal Circle.

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1.CHIEF GUEST SHRI NAVIN TANDON (GM SECR,), DR.Y.P. RAI(CPMG CHHATTISGARH CIRCLE) RELEASING SPECIAL COVER

2. Releasing special cover by Naresh Agrawal, Chief Guest Shri Anup Kumar Shrivastav(IFS),Chief Conservative Of Forest

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13.09.2014 : Special Cover depicting the Kendai water fall located on Bilaspur-Ambikapur Highway. The cover had a brochure inside to give details about the same. Two Stamp Booklets featuring Chafara (Frangipani) the beautiful flower found in Achanakmar Bio sphere and Gaur /Bison were released. The cover priced Rs. 15/- and the booklets Rs. 30/- each. These were released in presence of Sri Anup Srivastava, Chief Conservator of Forest, Bilaspur Circle. and Sri M. Puran Chandra Rao,Director Postal Services, Chhattisgarh Postal Circle.

 

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Special Covers & Stamp Booklets : Concept and design – Naresh Agarwal & Atul Jain

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14.09.2014 : Special Cover depicting the archeological heritage of Malhar, a town in Bilaspur Distt. The cover had a brochure inside to give details about the same. The cover was released in presence of Sri Manoj Kumar Agrawal G.M (CCO/QSD), SECL, Bilaspur and Ku. Sandhya Deogirikar, Asstt. Director (philately), Chhattisgarh Postal Circle.

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Exhibitors : Atul Jain, Abhijeet Biswas & Naresh Agarwal

Chhattisgarh philatelic association was highly appreciated for the support it gave to make the exhibition a great success. Efforts of senior and dedicated philatelists were appreciated. Mr. Andhare , the founder president of the association requested DPS to hold an exhibition in Bilaspur in 2016 on occasion of Silver Jubilee of formation of Chhattisgarh Philatelic Association. Sri Atul Jain, the General Secretary of the Association who also shared the dais on 3rd day morning thanked India Post for organizing the show and highlighted the importance of accepting philately in life. Mr. Naresh Agrawal, member of association spoke about role of philately in personality development and other aspects. Various dignitaries who visited the show spoke very highly about philately and shared their childhood experiences as budding stamp collectors and spent good lot of time on the frames..

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Mr. Chandrkant Andhare and Mr Naresh Agarwal  receiving award

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All in all , the show was good, graceful and served the very purpose of promoting hobby of stamp collection and also to introduce various services being given by the India Post. This show also left with a note that it is not only that philatelists are enthusiast about such shows but postal staff too are equally keen and dedicated to make the show successful.

For Covers and Booklets Please contact : In-Charge, Philatelic Bureau , Bilaspur ( C.G.) Ph. 9479029746

Photo Courtesy – Atul Jain

14 September 2014

Hindi Day

 

Hindi Diwas

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14 September - Hindi Day

September 14th, is celebrated as Hindi Day because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devnagari script as the Official Language of the Union. Hindi Diwas is celebrated all through the India to show the importance of Hindi language in the country. The Hindi language in India has a long history, and it is the language spoken as a mother tongue by around 258 million people, and known as the 5th largest language of the world.

 

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Acknowledgement

Recent issue of TAPS Journal (Chief Editor – Col Jayanta Dutta email : doctorjayanta2009@gmail.com  )  features articles on revenue stamps and disinfected Mail with other other interesting information about stamps. There is an Informative article “ Bank Notes and Stamps Know your Paper” for Stamp and Bank Note collectors.

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From our Readers …

Mr Ashok Tiwari philatelist from Jamshedpur recently  displayed his exhibit of Himalayan Expedition in Poland. It was displayed as slide show .

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13 September 2014

Mykolaiv Monument – A Great Memorial of Ship Builders

 

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Date of Issue : 8 September 2014

Ukrposhta has issued a commemorative stamp that depicts a great monument of Mykolaiv- Monument to the shipbuilders. This monument considered to be one of the brightest symbols of this city. The stamp was released on the 8th of September.

In 1989, the city’s 200th anniversary was marked by installation of a large memorial near the intersection of Lenin Prospect and Sovetskaya Street. Kyiv architects V.A. Chepelyk, M.I. Kislyy, N.I. Alekseyenko, and V.P. Sklutskyy designed the monument.

It features a globe surrounded by figures of naval commanders and Mykolaiv shipbuilders. Beneath the three meter tall figures, a wide band carries the inscription “To shipbuilders and naval commanders, in honor of two centuries of labor by Mykolaiv shipbuilders: 1789 – 1989″.

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Mykolaiv  also known as Nikolaev is a city in southern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast. Mykolaiv is arguably the main ship building center of the Black Sea. Aside from its three shipyards within the city, there are located a number of research centers specializing in shipbuilding such as the State Research and Design Shipbuilding Center, Zoria-Mashproekt and others.The city is an important transportation junction of Ukraine (sea port, commercial port, river port, highway and railway junction, airport).

 

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New Special Cover

A Special Cover on Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering, Cochin University of Science & Technology was released at Kochi on 22 August 2014. School of Marine Engineering of Cochin University is named after Kunjali Marakkar, as a tribute to the valiant chief of King Zamorin of Kozhikode, who fought against Portugese colonialism erstwhile Malabar coast during 16th Century.  (KL-11/2014)

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: Sreejesh Krihnan – Trivandrum

 

Private Maxim Cards on Indian Musicians

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A set of eight Private Maxim cards on musicians released at Trivandrum . For these Maxim cards Please contact  : John Emanuel Boben - email  :annakutty.03@gmail.com    mob 9495059324

12 September 2014

New Special Cover

 

Maa Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra

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Maa Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra was organised in Uttarakhand from 18-08-14 to 07-09-14. It is one of the toughest yatra and spans a distance of 280 kms. It happens every twelve years and is termed as the Himalaya Maha-Kumbha. Last time it happened in circa 2000. It could not happen in 2012 due to mal-maas and then again in 2013 due to Kedar valley tragedy. To celebrate the successful completion of the Yatra, a  function was organised in Dehradun on12-09-14 to felicitate the persons involved in organizing it.

A special cover (UK/03/2014) was released during the function. The first album was presented by the CPMG, Uttarakhand circle to the Chief Minister Sh. Harish Rawat. The cover shows the yatra procession in the backdrop of the mysterious "Roopkund" lake.The cancellation depicting Maa Nanda Devi in 'poorna-shringaar' is designed by Sh. Rajesh Verma, prominent philatelist and designer of Dehradun.

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: Abhai Mishra – Dehradun

email : abhai_mishra@rediffmail.com

 

102nd FDI Annual World Dental Congress

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The Indian Dental Association FDI , World Dentel Federation & The Conference organising Committee organised Annual World Dental Congress from 11 Sep-14 Sep 2014 at India Expo Mart ,Greater Noida UP

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A Special Cover was released By Honerable Chief Guest,The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on this occasion.

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: Parvesh Gupta , New Dehi

email : maachis001@rediffmail.com

Stamp on Teacher’s Month from Philippines

 

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Date of Issue : 5 September 2014

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In India, we celebrate Teacher’s day on 5th September. In Philippines, Teacher’s month is celebrated  from 5th September to 5th October . To commemorate this month Philippines Post issued a postage stamp .

PHLPost together with the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Education (DepEd), launched “Salamat Po Titser” stamps on 5 September 2014 to commemorate the National Teachers’ Month .

The stamp presentation coincided with the awarding to winners of Metrobank Foundation’s Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS), and The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) which was attended by Senators Franklin Drilon, Sonny Angara, and Grace Poe.

The stamp was designed by Claire Alino of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and features an illustration of a teacher and students carrying a flower and an envelope with a stamp. It also incorporates the logo of the National Teachers’ Month with the texts “Salamat Po Titser” in the background.

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Guntur Stamps and Coins Fest-2014 : 5th - 7th September 2014

The Guntur Numismatic and Philatelic Society, organised 'Stamps and Coins Fest-2014', an exhibition of stamps, coins and currency notes from 5th to 7th September 2014 at SVS Temple function hall, Brundavan Gardens, Guntur to mark the 20th anniversary of the society.

On 5th September 2014 a Special Cover commemorating the contributions of Shaik Nazar and Gurram Jashuva was released by Shri M. Sampath, Postmaster General, Vijayawada Postal Region.

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On 6th September 2014 a Special Cover on famous South Indian music director Chakravarthi Kommineni Apparao was released.

 

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Indian Musicians, Special Folder presentation function at Vijayawada - 4th September 2014.

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A special folder on Indian Musicians stamps prepared by Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle was presented by Sri M. Sampath, Postmaster General, Vijayawada Region to Shri Annavarapu RamaSwamy, renowed Violinist, at the function organised at Vijayawada H. O. on 4th September 2014. Sri K. Somasundaram, DPS Vijayawada and Sri S.V.Sivaprasad SSP were also present during the function.

Special Folder on Indian Musicians issued at Vishakhapatnam - 3rd September 2014

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Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle issued a Special Folder on the occasion of release of Commemorative Stamps on Indian Musicians at function organised at Visakhapatnam on 3rd September 2014. The folder was released by Shri B. V. Sudhakar, Chief Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle.

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The folder titled Indian Musicians, consist of four pages. The first page depicts the miniature sheet issued on Indian Musicians with few musical instruments around. The second page consists images of few famous Carnatic and Hindustani Musicians' stamps. The third page consist of images of stamps of Saint Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri the musical triumverate, with a packet of sacred mud (mitti) collected from Brindavan of Saint Tyagaraja of Thiruvaiyaru pasted below the Tyagaraja Swami's stamp and an original miniature sheet of Indian Musicians. The fourth page consist of illustrations f some special cancellations on Music issued over the years.The stamps and cancellations for the preparation of the presentation pack was provided by Cdr. G.Sriramarao, a Philatelist from Visakhapatnam.

Folder cost Rs.110/. Postage Rs.40 One Miniature sheet costing Rs.80 will be in the page 3 of the folder. This Folder is available at following address :

Post Master Philatelic Bureau, Visakhapatnam H.O. 530001, Ph 0891-2563434

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Cdr. Shri G.Sriramarao exhibited his collection on stamps on music (10 frames), post offices related music theme (3 frames), unusual stamps on music (3 frames), coins on music (2 frames) and currency notes on music (2 frames). Cdr. Shri G.Sriramarao was also felicitated by the Chief Postmaster General and the Vice Chancellor of Andhra University on the occasion.

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Berpex-2014, District Level Philatelic Exhibition held at Berhampore, West Bengal – 5th - 7th September 2014

Berpex-2014, District Level Philatelic Exhibition was organised by Murshidabad Postal Division at St. John Ambulance Hall, Berhampore (West Bengal) from 5th to 7th September 2014. 40 Frames were on dispay at the exhibition. During the exhibition two Special Covers were released. One on Heritage Post Office of Berhampore and second on Murshidabad Silk.

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Permanent Pictorial Cancellation and Special Cover at Sri Ramanasramam Post Office, Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu – 1st September 2014

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India Post introduced a new Permanent Pictorial Cancellation at Sri Ramanasramam Post Office, Tiruvannamalai 606603 on 1st September 2014, to coincide with the Advent day of Shri Ramana Maharshi, the founder of the Ashramam.

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A Special Cover was also released on the occasion by Tamilnadu Postal Circle. Mr. Mervin Alexander, Postmaster General, Chennai Circle released the Permanent Pictorial Cancellation and a Special Cover at Ramanasramam.

 

Courtesy - Indian Philately Digest

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