The bottle of wine with a bouquet in a funnel
Date of Issue : 15 October 2014
Czech Post is to issue a new stamp that will be part of an arranged print sheet of 9 stamps and 12 coupons. The issue is to be released on the 15th of October. The 9 main coupons and 2 side coupons include a picture of a flamingo drinking from a glass of wine. The top side coupon in the right-hand section of the arranged print sheet includes the head of the Gorgon Medusa from Greek myths together with glasses of wine. A stamp identified with the letter A corresponding to the price of Ordinary Letter – Standard up to 50 g in domestic service.
St. Vitus Cathedral
A transposition of kneeling Ernest of Pardubice, the first Archbishop of Prague, from his gradual and the first picture of the cathedral from Schedel’s World Chronicle (Nuremberg 1494). The miniature sheet displays a stylised picture of today’s cathedral with invocating angels designed according to the painting of so-called Kłodzko Madonna. The painting was donated by Ernest to the Augustinian monastery established by him in his birth town.
Date of Issue : 15 October 2014
St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral is the dominant structure of Prague Castle. It is a three-nave Gothic cathedral with three residential towers and the church of the Archbishop of Prague. The present building was built in several stages, in the years 1344–1419, 1490–1510, 1556–1593, and 1873–1929 (its western part). In the years 1060–1920 it was dedicated to three major Czech saints: St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert. Until 1997, the name of St. Vitus Cathedral was used; that is why the abbreviated name became well-established and the cathedral is known by it even in the present time, even though in 1997, the former Archbishop of Prague, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, restored the original full name.
Date of Issue : 3 September 2014
The front page of the booklet features four cars: Škoda Popular 1935, Škoda Popular 1939, Škoda „Tudor“ 1101, 1947 a Škoda Rapid 1937. Located on the back side of the booklet is a short text in the Czech and English language, the designer’s self-portrait, V. Zapadlík’s signature, barcode, the Czech Post´s logo and a security feature, i.e. a hologram with a Czech Post’s motif.
Václav Zapadlík was born in Prague on 23th September 1943. In the 90s, the whole world started taking notice of his art. He cooperated with the Blackhawk Museum, a prestigious car museum, his work is exhibited in San Francisco and in Pebble Beach.
Bookmarks from Karnataka Postal Circle.
Karnataka Postal Circle has brought out five sets of beautifully made bookmarks, each set containing 12 bookmarks and in all 60 bookmarks. The sets comprises of the themes - Birds of India, Miniature paintings, Flowers and Wildlife. Each Bookmarks are measuring 51 mm x 204 mm (approx.) On each bookmark individual stamp design is imprinted with detailed information about the theme and stamp imprinted on it. Issue date of the stamp is also mentioned on the bookmark.
Each set of 12 bookmarks costs Rs. 35 per set. Cost of 5 Packs (60 bookmarks of 12 each) is available at cost of Rs 175. Bookmarks are available at Post Shoppe , Bangalore GPO. (Contact No. +91-80-22850058)
Courtesy : Jagannnath Mani – Banglore, Indian Philately Digest