26 May 2011

New Stamps on Forests..

To be issued on 6 June 2011

To celebrate International Year of Forests, Stamps on Forests are being issued by various nations. This year’s Europa theme is also Forests . Here are some new Europa issues. The stamps are beautiful with some very unique designs.


f Nor 2 f Nor 1

To be issued on 6 June 2011


Forest 1 Forest 1

Date of Issue : 17 May 2011


Forest 3

To be issued on 19 September 2011

View Complete list of Euroapa 2011 stamps

Permanent Pictorial Cancellations

Tamil Nadu

ppp vedanthangal

This is not a special cover unlike the earlier covers posted in this series, but a matching cover and stamp for the pictorial postmark.

ppp vedanthangal close

Permanent Pictorial Postmark – 14 – Vedantangal

The postmark shows Pelican birds. Photo below shows aerial view of part of Vedanthangal Lake with birds.


Vedanthankal Lake Bird Sanctuary is located in the Kancheepuram District, about 75 km from Chennai on National Highway 45 (NH45) south of Chengalpattu. It is one of the oldest water bird sanctuaries in the country, and is a home for migratory birds such as pintail, garganey, grey wagtail, blue-winged teal, common sandpiper and many more. The sanctuary has been fiercely protected by the local population for well over 250 years. In 1936, the park was notified as a sanctuary, and in 1962, the Madras Forest Act legally accorded the status of a reserve forest to Vedanthangal. Ten years later, the place was declared as a wildlife sanctuary. The best time to visit this sanctuary is from November to March. During this time birds are mostly busy in building and maintaining their nests.

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: Kasinath R.- Thanjavur

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