09 July 2024


Renowned philatelist  Visipi Dastur is no more....

Renowned philatelist of India Shri Vispi S. Dastur passed away on 9 July 2024. He is known for his specialized collection and study on 'India used abroad'. He was editor of India's Stamp Journal for a long time. I have fond memories of him. In 1984 during UPHILEX: 84, I met him for the first time, he was a jury member and I had a discussion with him over my exhibit. It was the beginning of my philatelic journey I first participated in a  State Level Philatelic Exhibition as a junior participant so still remember it well...  Later I met him during national exhibitions. He was a great philatelist and won several awards at National and International philatelic exhibitions. His famous book among philatelists is  "India Used Abroad". By profession, he was a well-known Chartered Accountant. He was appointed a member of the  Jury in many philatelic Exhibitions. PCI honoured him with the Philatelic Ratna Award.

Our Heartfelt Condolences. May his soul Rest in Peace....

07 July 2024

Club News

 Rainbow Stamp News July 2024

Dear Reader,

I am pleased to release July 2024 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available at the following link :


05 July 2024

Indian Winners at Jakarta 2024


Jakarta 2024 Asian International Stamp Exhibition

3-7 July 2024

C. Bhaskar , Dilip Saboo, RK Bagri, Anil Reddy, Sunil Joshi

Photo Courtesy : SIPA

Jaagruthi Nithin Adka, Sushil Mehra, KS Mohan, Narendra Saboo, M. Lokeswara Rao, Daniel Monterio, Anil Reddy, C.Bhaskar

Award List of Indian Winners at Jakarta 2024

- Jagruthi Nithin Adka, Bangalore

03 July 2024

International Plastic Bag Free Day


3 July 2024 : International Plastic Bag Free Day : Bengaluru

Say NO to plastic bags! Let's make our world greener and cleaner, one step at a time.

To mark 'International Plastic Bag Free Day', Karnataka Postal Circle has released a special cancellation on July 3, 2024, which is available at Bengaluru GPO, Belagavi, Mangaluru, and Mysuru Head Post Offices. 

- Praveen Shastry- Bengaluru

30 June 2024

New Special Cover


26 June 2024 : Jaunpur Imarti : Jaunpur (UP)

Jaunpur Imarti

Postal Department organized a 'Special Cover and Cancellation’ release program on GI product on 26 June 2024  at Hindi Bhawan, Jaunpur. The chief guest of the program, Postmaster General of Varanasi Region, Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav released a Special Cover and Cancellation on 'Jaunpur Imarti', the first GI product of Jaunpur district that has received Geographical Indication.

Postmaster General Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav said that along with its historical value, Jaunpur has also been rich in terms of cuisine. The history of Jaunpur's Imarti dates back to the British rule period (about 200 years). It is in high demand in the country and abroad. In view of its geographical uniqueness, it has been granted Geographical Indication by the Government of India on March 30, 2024. It is the first product of Jaunpur to receive this status. Mr. Yadav said ,The special cover on it will lead to its global branding and wide publicity. This also takes forward the Prime Minister's concept of 'Vocal for Local'. The Postal Department has an important role in transmitting India's rich heritage to the next generations through postage stamps and special covers, said Mr. Yadav.

Postmaster General Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav said that 34 products around Varanasi have received GI. This is the highest in any region of the world. These GI products have an annual turnover of about twenty-five thousand crores and 20 lakh people are directly and indirectly benefited.

Postmaster General Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav also added that Jaunpur Imarti is completely different from ordinary Imarti. It is specially cooked on low flame and the ingredients used in it include Desi Sugar (Khandsari), Desi Ghee and Urad Dal. It is so soft that it melts in the mouth.

Superintendent of Post Offices Parmanand Kumar said that the said special cover with Cancellation issued on Jaunpur Imarti will be available at Jaunpur Head Post Office and Varanasi Philatelic Bureau for Rs. 25/-.

-Parmanad Kumar, Jaunpur (UP)

25 June 2024

Result : SAVPEX 2024


South Africa’s Ninth Virtual Philatelic Exhibition (SAVPEX), a one-frame exhibition, hosted by the Orange Free State Philatelic Society under the auspices of the Philatelic Federation of South Africa



Trinacria – Stamps of Garibaldi’s dictatorship


Traditional – 96 Points


Piccirillo, Pasquale


Heartiest Congratulations to all the winners!

1. Piyush Khaitan 2. Jaagruthi Adka 3. Capt. Vijay Wadhwa4. Sushil Mehra

Result of Indian Exhibitors

View : All exhibits and complete result

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