19 June 2018

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Date of Issue : 14 June 2018

On 14th June,2018 Malta Post  issued a miniature sheet bearing one stamp marking the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The stamp carries a face value of €3.00 and depicts the official mascot of the event.   Russia’s official mascot for this event is a wolf named Zabivaka™ designed by a student, Ekaterina Bocharova. In Russian, Zabivaka™ means “the one who scores”, a suitable name for this wolf who radiates fun, charm and confidence. Apart from promoting the event, the mascot’s role is also intended to serve as an ambassador of Russia throughout the world.

New Stamp from India : 100 Years of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha

100 Years of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha

Date of Issue : 17 June 2018

Proud moment: Justice Shivaraj V Patil, former Supreme Court judge,right, receiving the commemorative stamp from R. Anand, Post Master General, Chennai city region.  

Centenary commemorative postal stamp released

A centenary commemorative postal stamp to mark the 100th foundation day of the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha was released here on Sunday, 17th June 2018.

The stamp contains a photo of Mahatma Gandhi, the founder president of the Sabha, and a letter written by him.

Speaking on the occasion, R. Anand, Postmaster General, Chennai city region, said India Post had never failed to commemorate such historic institutions. Himself a student of the Sabha, Mr. Anand said he had done his Prathmic to Praveen course here and had, in his possession, certificates signed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was also president of the Sabha.

‘Historic occasion’

President and Chancellor of the Sabha and former judge of the Supreme Court, Shivaraj V. Patil, said, the day was a historic one in the annals of the organisation. He said every foundation day would be celebrated for 15 days.

Member of Parliament S. R. Vijayakumar said that Gandhiji had held the post of president till his last breath. He said that the Parliament had made the Sabha as an Institution of National Importance in 1964.

The Sabha was inaugurated by Annie Besant on June 17, 1918 and the first Hindi class was conducted by Devdas Gandhi, the youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi. During its silver jubilee celebrations, Gandhiji stayed for nearly 10 days on the premises of the Sabha.

The institution currently runs eight postgraduate centres, 41 teacher training institutions, five CBSE schools and several Hindi teaching centres.

Source : The Hindu

18 June 2018

Lily of the Valley...

On 20 June 2018,  a new definitive stamp  will be issued by Czech Republic with denomination 1 CZK. The stamp  features a Lily of the Valley (Convalaria majalis). 

New Pictorial Postmarks from Korea

- Wolfgang Beyer ,BDPh (German Philatelic Federation) and Mr.Slavomil Strnad, Czech Republic

17 June 2018

Finnish Flavours and Costumes

Six Finnish flavors that get water in the tongue

Date of Issue : 6 June 2018

Here are six tempting stamps issued by Finnish Post on 6th June 2018 featuring the Finnish flavors. The stamps illustrate six taste sensations that most Finns know. The stamps are rye bread, pullout, new potatoes, coffee, cheese and strawberry.

National Costumes of Finland

Date of Issue : 6 June 2018

Here is another recent issue from Finland, a mini sheet featuring two national costumes. The costume of the goddess represents the Western-Finnish tradition and Jääsken costume of Karelian craftsmanship and costume. The miniature sheet depicts the entire national costume and the magnifying glasses have magnified the fine details designed for the costumes among others.

16 June 2018

Eid Mubarak

Greetings to all Readers on the auspicious occasion of Eid !

Eid Mubarak !

14 June 2018

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

14 June - 15 July 2018

Date of Issue : 14 June 2018

Russian Post issued a souvenir sheet on 14 June 2018 to commemorate mega Football event FIFA World Cup 2018.

FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia ™ - the 21st FIFA World Cup, which will be held in 11 major Russian cities from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Teams-participants are divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each. A total of 64 matches will be played at the tournament, 48 of them in the group stage, 16 in the playoffs, where the winner will be determined, as well as the teams that took the second, third and fourth places.

The final parts of the FIFA World Cup ™ are the most spectacular and interesting, they always gather a large spectator audience and attract great interest in the entire sports community, as the strongest national teams of the planet and outstanding players take part in the competitions. The final match of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Rossiitm will be held July 15 at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. 

On the post block there is a stylized image of a soccer ball with the types of stadiums and landmarks of cities that hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup ™, and the official symbols of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia ™. The postal block comes out in 2 forms of release - without perforation of the mark in the block (toothless) and with perforation. 

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