20 July 2018

New Special Covers

On the occasion of the 50th Sanyam Swarn Jayanti Mahotsav of Pujya Jain Acharya Vidhyasagar Ji Maharaj, India Post has released a special cover and special cancellation at Satna (M. P.) In a graceful function on 17th July 2018. Mr. A. K. Jain Superintendent of Post Offices was chief guest and senior Philatelist Mr. Sudhir Jain Secretary Central India Philatelic Society presided the function. Society President Mr. Lajpat Rai given welcome speech and Jainism Philately Group member Mr. Rajendra Agarwal Shashi given vote of thanks. Beautiful coloured folder and My stamp on Acharya Vidhyasagar Ji was also released in this function. Function was attended by large number of Philatelists, Jain community members and citizens. 

- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)

Special cover on Mahatma Gandhi's First Arrival at Allahabad on 5th July 1896

A special Cover was released on 5th July 2018 on Mahatma Gandhi's First arrival at Allahabad.

- Rahul Ganguli, Allahabad

19 July 2018

18th ASIAN GAMES 2018 Indonesia

18th Asian Games 2018 will be held in Indonesia  from 18th August to 2nd September 2018. The games will take place simultaneously in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia and Palembang, capital of the province of South Sumatra. Here are some beautiful stamps issued to commemorate this forthcoming sports event.

Date of Issue : 9 July 2018

The new KEP postage stamp issue, consisting of two stamps, is dedicated to the one of the most important sporting competitions of 2018 - the Asian Games. As the largest multi-sport competition, after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games are one of the most prestigious events in the world of sports. These games are organized by the Olympic Council of Asia, once every four years. The XVIII Asian Games are held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2, 2018. For the first time, competitions in these games are being co-hosted by two cities: Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, and Palembang, the capital of the province of South Sumatra. Approximately 10,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries will compete for the highest awards in 40 different sports. The team from Kyrgyzstan (about 100 people) also participates in the Asian Games in 2018.

15 July 2018

France win FIFA World Cup 2018 !!

Heartiest Congratulations France on winning FIFA World Cup 2018 !

France beat Croatia 4-2 to win second  World Cup Football title after 20 years !

FIFA World Cup Football 2018 - The big day finally comes....

The big day is finally here! Today, France and Croatia will battle it out for the most important title in World football. Some more stamps on FIFA dedicated to this biggest Football event !

A total of 32 Countries will participate and matches will be played in 12 Stadiums across 11 Cities.

A set of four stamps was issued by Russia on 23 Aug 2017 on four stadiums which shall be hosting the matches. All are 22 Rouble stamps.

The stadiums are :
Kaliningrad Stadium -Capacity 35,212 -New stadium
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium- Capacity 44,899 -New stadium
St Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium)- Capacity 68,134
Mordovia arena (in Saransk) – Capacity 44,442 -New stadium

A miniature sheet issued shows stamps issued by Russia for World Cups of 1958,62,66,70,82 & 86.

: Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

FIFA World Cup Football - Russia 2018 concludes today....

The final match of FIFA World Cup Football 2018 will be played today between France and Croatia. Best wishes to both the teams. Here are some more beautiful stamps shared by our contributor Mr Raman Thapar.

Part 2

Cyprus 2018 FIFA World Cup Football- FDC & STAMP

Cyprus has issued a stamp on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 0.64 Euro stamp was issued on 28 Mar 2018. There are eight stamps to a sheet and quantity printed is 190000. Stamps designed by Melanie Efstathiadou. A First Day Cover with cancellation on Football is listed.

A Round shaped miniature sheet ( Shown on the top) on FIFA Trophy issued on 18 Sep 2015.

Russia issued a Miniature sheet with four stamps on 20 Dec 2017 and the theme of stamps was Art and football. The stamps are
Monument to football player V Bobrov 
Bas relief Footballer
Painting Football 1928 A A Deineka
Painting Football 1926 Yu I Pimenov
Russia issued a miniature sheet of four stamps on 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018.The theme of stamps is Russia’s participation in 1990 ,1994,2002 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. The print quantity was 200,000.
- Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

14 July 2018

FIFA World Cup Football- Russia 2018

The 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP FOOTBALL is the 21st FIFA World Cup held every four years . It is being held in Russia  from 14 Jun 2018 to 15 July 2018 at 12 Venues across Russian cities . A total of 32 teams are participating. The Final will be played on 15 Jul 2018 between France and Croatia.

A Large number of countries have issued stamps on this event .Few stamps ,FDC's and Sheets are shown. 

Part 1

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus– 2018 FIFA World Cup Football -FDC & PANE

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  has issued a se-tenant pair  and a pane of three se-tenant  on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 1.50 Turkish Lira each  stamps were issued on 14 Jun 2018. . A First Day cover with a se-tenant pair and a pane of three se-tenant pairs is listed.

The quantity printed is 20,000 each stamp and 6,000 panes of three se-tenant pairs.The stamps have been designed by Gorel K Sonmezer.

SERBIA -2018 FIFA World Cup Football - FDC & STAMPS

Serbia has issued a set of two stamps and a miniature sheet  on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 23& 74 Dinar stamps & 170 Dinar miniature sheet was issued on 14 Jun 2018. .  The MS designed by MA Jaska Vlahovic.

Serbia is participating in World Cup after eight years ,it last played in 2010 World Cup.In this 2018 World Cup have not qualified for second stage. Two First Day Covers with cancellation on Football is listed.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                           To be contd.....
- Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

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