03 December 2016

New Stamp from India

All India Institute Medical Sciences

Date of Issue : 3 December 2016

India Post issued today a commemorative postage stamp on All India Institute of Medical Sciences. "All India Institute Medical Sciences". Delhi is a medical college and medical research public university based in New Delhi, India. The Institute was established in 1956 and operates autonomoustly under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Image Courtesy - Kasinath R, - Philately Promoters group

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3rd December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of politicalsocial, economic and cultural life. It was originally called "International Day of Disabled Persons" until 2007. Each year the day focuses on a different issue.

02 December 2016

CHINA 2016 - Asia International Stamp Exhibition

China 2016 Asian International stamp exhibition begins today......
CHINA 2016 is being held at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center, Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China from December 2 - 6,  2016.

CHINA 2016 (33th Asian International Stamp Exhibition) has been organized under the Patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) and Recognition of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP).Mr Surajit Gongvatana is the FIAP Co-ordinator of CHINA 2016.

This exhibition is organized by the All-China Philatelic Federation, jointly with the State Post Bureau of The People’s Republic of China, The People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and China Post Group.

Mr.Surendra A. Kotadia is National Commissioner for CHINA - 2016 from India.

On December 2, 2016, the United Nations will issue the 2016 China Philatelic Exhibition Stamp Sheetlet.

30 November 2016

New Christmas stamps...

Date of Issue : 13 November 2016

Here are new stamps featuring Christmas from Luxembourg Post and Lithuania Post. Luxemborg stamps depicts Santa with children. Lithuania Post issued two new beautiful stamps dedicated to Christmas and the New Year. White Lithuanian winter is memorialized in Christmas postage stamps.One item depicts rural forest landscape, while the other pictures winter in the old town of Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania. 

Club News

New Special Cover from Mumbai

A new special cover was released in Mumbai to commemorate Project 15A Stealth Destroyers on 21  November 2016.

- Kasinath R. - Tanjore

29 November 2016

Narmadapex 2016, Jabalpur


India Post Jabalpur (M. P.) Circle organized District Level Philatelic Exhibition NARMADAPEX - 2016 at Jabalpur from 25th to 27th Nov. 2016. It was a grand success show by all means i.e. arrangements, exhibits, covers etc. under the leadership of Dr. Ajinkya Kale, S.S.P, Jabalpur Division. Main features of this exhibition were -

 Total 102 frames displayed including 38 frames of invitees.

Three beautiful special covers issued on World famous marble rocks Bhedaghat, Xavier Institute of Development Action & Studies Jabalpur, Maharaja Agrasen / Jabalpur Agrawal Sabha. 

Organized Letter Writing Competition, Painting Competition and Quiz.

 Prof. Kapil Deo Mishra, Chancellor, Jabalpur University inaugurated the exhibition and Dr. E. T. Arasau, Dy, Director, Kendriya Vidhyalaya Sangathan distributed the prizes. 

Senior Philatelists Mr. Sudhir Jain (Satna) and Mr. Arvind Khodke (Bhopal) were the Jury members.

The standard of entries was very good. Some of the notable items exhibited were - 1948 Mahatma Gandhi full set FDC and Morning Covers, Early Indian Cancellations, Pre Stamped post due covers, Early Railway Cancellations, 1935 Silver Jubillee set FDC etc.

First prize winners of different groups were -
India - Mr. Arvind Malik (India Post, Past & Present at a glance)
Thematics - Mr. Anant Sharma (Dinosaurs)
Youth - Ku. Shaifaly Shukla (Eco System Services)
One Frame - Mr. Jalaj Jain (Army Postal Services)
School Collection - St. Joseph Convent TFRI

- Sudhir Jain

27 November 2016

Glimpses of SIPA Diamond 2016 Stamp Exhibition,Chennai

SIPA Diamond 2016 National Level Stamp Exhibition was held from November 25 to 27, 2016 at St. Bede’s Centenary Auditorium, St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the South India Philatelists Association. In the exhibition about    550 frames were displayed. 

2 Special Covers were released .

SIPA Diamond 2016

500 Years of Luz Church

Critique Session

Award Ceremony

Mahesh Parekh - Best Exhibit Award with Gold Medal

Jagannath Mani

Jury Members

Shri Sunder Bahirwani, Shri Rajesh Kumar Bagri, Shri Prashant H. Pandya 

Apprentice Jury
Shri Ghouse Ali Zameer and Shri G. Natarajan, Department of Posts 

Photo courtesy - SIPA, Stamps of India,Philately Promoters' Group

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