27 January 2015

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Philatelic gift to President Obama from Indian Prime Minister N. Modi


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PM Narendra Modi  gifted President Obama a copy of the first telegram from America to India's Constituent Assembly. He said: "Original commemorative stamp issued on 26th Jan 1950 is on back cover of the US telegram I gifted President Obama."

The telegram, headlined "Message of Goodwill", was read out at the inaugural sitting of the Constituent Assembly of India Dec 9, 1946

Android App of Indian Philately Digest launched


A good news for stamp lovers !!

Android App of Indian Philately Digest developed by Prashant Pandya has just been launched today at the Closing Ceremony by Lt. Col. D. K. S. Chauhan, Chief Postmaster General, Rajasthan Postal Circle. This App is very useful for all stamp lovers. They can get  latest update about Indian Philately throgh this app !!

Visit www.indianphilately.net/mobileapp.html or Google Play Store to download the app on your Android mobile phone.

New Special Covers

Rajpex 2015 : Mangalyaan - 27th January 2015


Special Cover on Mangalyaan released at Rajpex 2015 on 27th January 2015. Cover design based on the design of painting drawn by Kum Shreshtha Srivastava first winner of Competition held at Rajpex 2015.

Courtesy – Prashant Pandya





A special cover has been released at Kolkata on 24th Jan. 2015 on the occasion of Bicentenary of Jain Swetamber PanchayatiMandir (burra mandir), Cotton Street, Kolkata. Hon'ble Governor Sri Kesri Nath Ji Tripathi and Chief Post Master General Mrs.Arundhati Ghosh released the special cover, silver coin (Medallion) and set of picture postcards in a grand function.

- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP) : email : sudhirjain@unistar.co.in

From our Readers

Philatelic Tributes to RK Laxman

Mr Vijay Deshpande of Mumbai shares here a FDC of Times of India , autographed by greatest cartoonist Shri RK Laxman who passed away y’day.



From the collection of Vijay Deshpande email : vijay2603@gmail.com

BAPU- a Painting & Stamp Exhibition at Patna


To commemorate the 100th year of arrival of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India, we are going to hold an exclusive Art and stamp exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi from 29th   Jan. to 3rd  Feb.2015 at Lalit Kala Academy, Patna. 

Mr. Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and other noted Gandhian  shall grace the occasion each day to make the event memorable one.

- Pradip Jain - Patna

Tributes to RK Laxman, the great cartoonist of India


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R K Laxman was a cartoonist, journalist, illustrator and humorist. For decades, he showed the Indian citizen who we are. He holds some of the highest national and media accolade for his exclusive work on the “The Common Man”. R K Laxman’s great sense of humor gave birth to extensive ingenuity in political satire. Men with like him are rare to find.He was best known for his creation The Common Man, for his daily cartoon strip, "You Said It" in The Times of India, which started in 1951.The stamp issued by India Post  celebrates The Times of India, with the iconic cartoonist R.K.Laxman's "Common Man" .

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India Post released a postage stamp on 13 November 2013 on 175 years of The Times of India,  featuring “ Common Man” cartoon made by RK Laxman .

Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman (24 October 1921 – 26 January 2015) was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist, started his career as a part-time cartoonist, working mostly for local newspapers and magazines. While a college student, he illustrated his elder brother R K Narayan's stories in The Hindu. His first full-time job was as a political cartoonist was for the The Free Press Journal in Mumbai. Later, he joined The Times of India, and became famous for Common Man character.

The greatest cartoonist  passed away on the evening of January 26, at the Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune, where he was on life support for the past few days. He was 93.Born in 1921 in Mysore, Laxman had no formal training in cartooning but the work he put out over decades was sheer genius. He began by drawing for local papers, and illustrating the stories of his famous elder brother, novelist R K Narayan, while still at college.

After stints at various publications and even a film studio after his graduation, he came to Mumbai in the 1940s. After a brief spell at the Free Press Journal, he came to the Times group in 1947 and stayed there for the rest of his glittering career.

The recipient of numerous awards, among them the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay Award, Laxman's fan base ran into millions. He never let them down, drawing two cartoons a day, always brilliant, with consummate ease. His Common Man, created in 1957, was the symbol of India's ordinary people, their trials and tribulations, their little joys and sorrows, and the mess they found themselves in thanks to the political class and bureaucracy. But despite the sobering reality of this, there was never any rancour in Laxman's cartoons. His humour was always delightful, and no one could hold a candle to his brushstrokes.He will always be remembered as the greatest cartoonist of all time.

26 January 2015

New Special covers from Rajasthan


Heritage Game of Rajasthan – Horse Polo, Maharaja Bhawani Singh Cup


Rajpex-2015, Day: 2, 25th January 2015

On the second day of Rajpex-2015, a Special Cover on Heritage Game of Rajasthan – Horse Polo, Maharaja Bhawani Singh Cup was released by Rajkumari Diya Kumari, MLA of Sawai Madhopur in presence of Lt. Col. D. K. S. Chauhan, Rajasthan Postal Circle, Shri Digvijay Singh, Secretary, Polo Club, Jaipur, Shri Dushyant Mudgal, Director Postal Services, (HQ), Rajasthan Postal Circle, Shri Dinesh Sinh Jaini, Director Postal Services, Shri J. M. Dhor and Sr. Philatelists, Shri Rajesh Paharia, Sr. Philatelist.



On the occasion two sets of Picture Postcards were also released by the guests on dais. One set of on religious places of Rajasthan including Dadudwara, Naraina, Jaipur, Govind Dev ji Temple, Jaipur, Sri Amrapur Place, Jaipur Ekling ji Temple, Udaipur, The first Church of Rajasthan, Todgar, Beawar, Galiakot Dargah, Dungarpur, Nakoda Jain Temple, Balotra, Barmer and Maa Tripura Sundari Temple, Banswara. Another set of 6 Postcards on Stamps issued on Rajasthan having images of Bride-Rajasthan, Valler Dance of Garasia Tribe, 13th Asian Pacific Dental Congress, 1988, Radha – Kishangarh, Pushkar Fair, Ajmer and Cities of India, Bikaner.A quiz competition of school children was also organized on the second day.

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Picture Postcards

Rajpex 2015, Day 3

Republic Day celebration, Flag hoisting ceremony and Cultural performances at Mahaveer Public School the venue of Rajpex - 2015 and Special Cover release on Biggest Indian Flag on highest mast in Rajasthan at Central Park, Jaipur with Cancellation in form of Meter Franking.

Biggest Indian Flag on highest mast in Rajasthan at Central Park, Jaipur

Special Cover released on Biggest Indian Flag on highest mast in Rajasthan at Central Park, Jaipur at Rajpex 2015 on 26th January 2015.


Courtesy : Prashant Pandya


MUMBAIPEX 2015 was INAUGURATED on 23rd January 2015 at 10.00 hrs by Shri Mahesh Zagade, Transport Commissioner, Maharashtra at the Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Annex Building, Mumbai GPO, Mumbai.

Mumbai Dabbawala Association


Shri Raghunath Medge, President, Mumbai Dabbawala Association was the Guest of Honor. Dr.N.Vinod Kumar, DPS (HQ) O/o Chief Post Master General, Maharshtra Circle were present at the event.A special cover on Mumbai's Dabbawala was released on this occasion.

Mumbaipex 2015 : SPECIAL COVER : Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum released on 24 January 2015


Courtesy : Viswas Menon

Greetings on Republic Day




Happy Republic Day !!

Today is 66th Republic Day of India. Let’s remember the golden heritage of our country and feel proud to be a part of India.  Greetings to all Indians living in every corner of the world on Republic Day .

Special on this 66th Republic Day

US President, Barack Obama would be the chief guest on this year, 2015 Republic Day celebration of India on 26th of January in New Delhi. He would be accompanied by his wife (Michelle Obama) and senior official’s team of the administration.

Women armed forces of India would take part for the first time in the Republic day Parade of this year, 2015. The order came from the top authorities as our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi keen to Women Empowerment and Nari Shakti. Women Empowerment and Nari Shakti would be the main theme of this year Parade.

25 January 2015

Rare species of animals featured on new Jersey stamps



Jersey Post will issue a series of stamps dedicated to its rare species of animals. The series consists of six stamps that feature a Puffin, Agile frog, Red squirrel, Green Lizard, Hedgehog, and a Barn owl. The issue is to be released and put into circulation on the 18th of February.

Club News

Rajpex-2015, 14th Rajasthan State Level Philatelic Exhibition - 24th - 27th January 2015.

Rajasthan Postal Circle organized Rajpex-2015, 14th Rajasthan State Level Philatelic Exhibition at Mahaveer Public School, Vardhman Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur from 24th to 27th January 2015.

24th January 2015 - Day 01


The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Shri Rajeev Dasot, Additional DG, Rajasthan Police and Lt. Col. D. K. S. Chauhan, Chief Postmaster General, Rajasthan Postal Circle on 24th January 2015. Shri Rajendra Godha, Chairman, Mahaveer Public School Committee and Shri Umraomal Sanghi Secretary, Mahaveer Education Committee were the Guest of Honour of the function.


On the first day a Special Cover on 17th Vintage Car Rally was released by the Chief Guest Shri Rajeev Dasot in presence of Lt. Col. D. K. S. Chauhan, CPMG, Rajasthan Postal Circle, Guest of Honour Shri Rajendra Godha and Shri Umraomal Sanghi, Shri Dushyant Mudgal, Director Postal Services (HQ), Jaipur and other guests.


Every year a Vintage Classic Car Rally is organized in Jaipur that brings out all the vintage cars of the city and nearby places for the delight of city dwellers and season tourists in Jaipur.

Organized by Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club, the 17th Vintage Classic Car rally was scheduled at the auspicious Jai Mahal Palace of Jaipur on 24th and 25th January 2015. The event brings together a group of leading car owners and vintage car collectors from different parts of the country.


A Stamp Booklet on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was released on the occasion by Shri Rajendra Godha and all guests on the dais.



A drawing competition was also organized for School Children on 24th January on theme Mars Mission. The best entry of the competition design will get a place on the special cover to be issued on 27th January 2015.

Courtesy - Indian Philately Digest

24 January 2015

New Valentine’s Day stamps



Date of Issue : 19 January 2015

In Finland, Valentine's Day is the second most popular postcard season immediately after Christmas.  This year's Valentine's Day stamps have as their theme joyful encounters in the forest.The stamps depict snowflakes, trees, a mouse, birds, berries, and a fox and a rabbit.


Greeting stamps : Vintage Tulip & Vintage Rose

US Postal Service will issue two beautiful stamps on 14 February 2015 for Valentine’s day .

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Date of Issue : 14 February 2015

Traditionally a symbol of devotion, tulips add a sentimental touch to correspondence. Vintage Tulip, a new two-ounce stamp, can be used to accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for weddings and other celebrations, greeting cards for all occasions, and mailings such as small gifts that require extra postage.

As a universal symbol of love, a rose adds a sentimental touch to correspondence. Vintage Rose, a Forever® stamp for all occasions, can be used for wedding RSVP cards and thank-you notes, Mother’s and Father’s Day cards, Valentine’s Day cards, birthday cards, sympathy cards, thinking-of-you cards, or for any time a beautiful stamp is fitting


Club News

Special Cover : Centenary Celebration of Vani Vilasa Sabha

Special Cover was issued at Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu on 26 December 2014 on Centenary of Vani Vilasa Sabha, Kumbakonam



- R . Kasinath - Tanjore


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