28 August 2015

Extraordinary stamp with real fabric from Adidas

 

2015 All Blacks

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Date of Issue : 2 September 2015

Here is a new unique and extraordinary stamp to be issued by New Zealand Post on 2nd September 2015 featuring iconic jersey  of All Blacks. The New Zealand national men's rugby union team, officially nicknamed the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in men's rugby union, which is regarded as the country's national sport. The All Blacks are the holders of the Rugby World Cup and are the 2014 World Rugby Team of the Year.

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New Zealand Post has designed a special edition of All Blacks stamp. There’s a certain mana and prestige that comes with being part of the All Blacks ‒ it’s an honour reserved only for New Zealand’s very best rugby players. The ultimate symbol of the All Blacks is their iconic jersey, to which the Post Office pays tribute in this official All Blacks stamp and coin issue that will become available for purchasing on the 2nd of September.

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This exciting, innovative stamp contains real fabric supplied by adidas from the All Blacks 2015 Home Replica Jersey. The fabric has been printed on with precision to include the All Blacks logo, the adidas logo and the AIG logo, and then die-cut to replicate the real jersey worn on the field. The jersey is applied to gummed stamp paper, with the complete design replicating a framed jersey.

2015 is the year in which the All Blacks will attempt to reclaim the title of Rugby World Cup champions. To recognize this significant moment in New Zealand’s sporting history, New Zealand Post worked with New Zealand Rugby and its partner, Adidas, to bring the philatelists a special stamp and coin that epitomizes the very essence of being part of the All Blacks – the jersey.

Worn with pride for generations, the jersey has been some variation of a black uniform with a silver fern since 1893, and in 1905 the team became habitually referred to as the ‘All Blacks’. Although the jersey has changed many times over the years to keep up with the intense pace of New Zealand’s national game, the mana of the jersey continues to this day.

Special All Blacks collectables

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Also included in this issue is a special first day cover. The premium stamp is mounted on the envelope, which features an image of the All Blacks performing the haka in Wales in 2014 as well as historical imagery of this iconic team.

 

2015 All Blacks Silver Proof Coin

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This striking and intricately designed coin replicates the All Blacks jersey in more ways than one - not only is it printed black with the All Blacks, adidas and AIG logos shining through in silver, it’s shaped like the All Blacks jersey, complete with subtle contours that reflect the shape it takes when worn.

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26 August 2015

Bird of the year 2015 in Germany

 

NEW PICTORIAL CANCELLATION IN GERMANY

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On November 8th a new pictorial postmark will be issued at 74405 GAILDORF. The postmark is featuring a flying goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), bird of the year 2015 in Germany.


Interested philatelists may please contact Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ArGe ZOOLOGIE. Mail:

Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de. Postage Rates: 0,80 Euro AIRMAIL and 2,95 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer and Axel Brockmann( STAMP COLLECTOR CLUB GAILDORF)

 

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NEW POSTCARD , SPECIAL CARD  AND PICTORIAL POSTMARK ABOUT THE BIRD OF THE YEAR 2015 IN GERMANY

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During a philatelic exhibition from November 28th to November 29th 2015 at the Region Rhoen in Thuringia (Germany) will  issue    a postcard (stationery , a special card and a pictorial postmark on November 28th at 98617 RHÖNBLICK-HELMERSHAIUSEN. All items are featuring the BIRD OF THE YEAR 2015 in Germany. It´s a Gosh hawk (Accipiter gentilis).

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Interested philatelists may please contact: Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group
ArGe ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de. Postage rates for envelopes with pictorial postmark: 0,80 Euro AIRMAIL and 2,95 Euro Registered
AIRMAIL.

Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer and Matthias Reichel (STAMP COLLECTOR CLUB MEININGEN)

25 August 2015

Stamp on Samrat Ashok

 

 

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Date of Issue : 24 August 2015

India Post released a commemorative stamp on Samrat Ashok on 24 August 2015.

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Club News

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Thanjaipex 2015, Thanjavur District Level Philatelic Exhibition –Thanjavur

Thanjaipex 2015, Thanjavur District Level Philatelic Exhibition is organized on 3rd and 4th September 2015 at Thanjavur by Thanjavur Postal Division. Entries to the competitive group will be limited to the Philatelists of Thanjavur District. Entries from Philatelists of Central Region will also be entertained subject to availability of frames, space etc. Dealer’s booth is available at a nominal rent of Rs. 2000/- for both days of the Exhibition. Philatelic Workshop and Quiz will also be organized during the exhibition.

Dates: 3rd and 4th September 2015.
Venue: Perarignar Anna Nootrandu Kalaiarangam (Near Old bus stand and opposite to RM Hospital), Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.

Contact for more information:

Secretary, Thanjaipex 2015
O/o Senior Superintendent of Post Offices,
Thanjavur Division,
MKM Mooppanar Road,
THANJAVUR – 613 001

Phone No.: +91-4362-237 055
Email: tnjdiv.cr@gmail.com
Blog: www.thanjaipex2015.blogspot.in

Exhibition on Freedom fighters of India and Mahatma Gandhi through Postage Stamps and First Day Covers – 14th – 16th August 2015

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On the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India, an Exhibition on Freedom fighters of India and Mahatma Gandhi through Postage Stamps and First Day Covers was organized by Shri Ramakant Dave, Philatelist of Vadodara from 14th – 16th August 2015 at Akruti Art Gallery, Nr. Kirti Mandir, Opp. S. S. G. Hospital, Vadodara. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri E. Radhakrishna IPS, Commissioner of Police, Vadodara.

Philatelic Bureau, Vadodara has opened counter at the exhibition and ‘My Stamp’ facility was also made available at the venue.

Courtesy – Sreejesh Krishnan – Trivandrum, Indian Philately Digest

24 August 2015

Stamp on Samrat Ashok to be released today…

 

Commemorative Stamp on Priyadarshi Samrat Ashok

 

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The release of the commemorative stamp on Samrat Ashoka was scheduled on 2nd August 2015, but owing to the National mourning followed by the sad demise of former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, it was postponed. This stamp will now be released today on 24th August 2015 in a function to be held at Vidyapati Bhavan Patna.

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- Pradeep Kumar Malik – Patna

Ashoka Maurya ( 304–232 BCE), commonly known as Ashoka and Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from circa 269 BCE to 232 BCE. One of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over a realm that stretched from the Hindu Kush mountains in the west to Bengal in the East and covered the entire Indian subcontinent except parts of present-day Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The empire's capital was Pataliputra (in Magadha, present-day Bihar), with provincial capitals at Taxila and Ujjain.

In about 260 BCE Ashoka waged a bitterly destructive war against the state of Kalinga (modern Odisha). He conquered Kalinga, which none of his ancestors had done. He embraced Buddhism after witnessing the mass deaths of the Kalinga War, which he himself had waged out of a desire for conquest. "Ashoka reflected on the war in Kalinga, which reportedly had resulted in more than 100,000 deaths and 150,000 deportations." Ashoka converted gradually to Buddhism beginning about 263 BCE. He was later dedicated to the propagation of Buddhism across Asia, and established monuments marking several significant sites in the life of Gautama Buddha. "Ashoka regarded Buddhism as a doctrine that could serve as a cultural foundation for political unity."Ashoka is now remembered as a philanthropic administrator. In the Kalinga edicts, he addresses his people as his "children", and mentions that as a father he desires their good.

Ashoka's name "Aśoka" means "painless, without sorrow" in Sanskrit (the a privativum and śoka "pain, distress"). In his edicts, he is referred to as Devānāmpriya (Pali Devānaṃpiya or "The Beloved of the Gods"), and Priyadarśin (Pali Piyadasī or "He who regards everyone with affection"). His fondness for his name's connection to the Saraca asoca tree, or the "Ashoka tree" is also referenced in the Ashokavadana.

H.G. Wells wrote of Ashoka in his book The Outline of History: "Amidst the tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history, their majesties and graciousnesses and serenities and royal highnesses and the like, the name of Ashoka shines, and shines, almost alone, a star." Along with the Edicts of Ashoka, his legend is related in the 2nd-century Ashokavadana ("Narrative of Ashoka", a part of Divyavadana), and in the Sri Lankan text Mahavamsa ("Great Chronicle"). The emblem of the modern Republic of India is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka.

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23 August 2015

New Special Cover




Special Cover : Nagri Pracharini Sabha Deoria Centenary Year - 1915 - 2015


A special cover was issued on 21st August 2015 at Deoria ( U.P.) to celebrate Centenary Year of   Nagri Pracharini Sabha Deoria.



For covers please contact : Sri.Himanshu Singh.Deoria Phone: 9450676342.



- Sandeep Chaurasia - Gorakhpur


20 August 2015

New stamps from Nepal

Prehistoric Elephants of Nepal

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Date of Issue : 7July 2015

Maxicards on Elephant  from Nepal

 

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The Maxi cards of the Prehistoric Elephants of Nepal have recently been brought out . Thee are available with Mr. Shankar Shrestha - email : shankar765@yahoo.com

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