12 September 2011

New stamp on International Year of Chemistry..



Date of Issue : 11 September 2011


The UNESCO has declared 2011 as the International  Year of Chemistry. The Italian Post has issued a postage stamp on 11 September to commemorate this year.

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The stamp depicts  a molecular structure and some glass bottles used in chemical laboratories.  The logo of  Italian Chemical Society is given on the top right. The cancellation has almost the same design.

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) commemorates the achievements of chemistry, and its contributions to humankind. This recognition for chemistry was made official by the United Nations in December 2008. Events for the year are being coordinated by IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.The theme of IYC - 2011 is "Chemistry–our life, our future," and focuses on the “achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.” It aims to raise awareness of chemistry among the general public and to attract young people into the field, as well as to highlight the role of chemistry in solving global problems


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One frame philatelic exhibition -" RAJPEX-2011" will be held in Rajkot, from 18-20 November 2011 at Shri.Shyamaprasad Art Gallery,Race course,Rajkot,Gujarat . The exhibition executive committee will organize a stamp design competition for youth group .The event will feature not only some unique postage stamp collections,but also display  rare valuable collectibles. Special covers/cancellation will also be released as a part of the event. Events like essay writing competitions,forum on stamp collecting , & workshop on philately will be organized along with display of some special exhibits on WILD LIFE,GANDHI & of PRINCELY STATES.

RAJPEX-2011          : Philatelic exhibition

DATE                      : 18 - 20 NOVEMBER 2011.

VENUE                    : Shri.Shyamaprasad Art Gallery,Race course,Rajkot-              

                                 360 001,Gujarat,India.

Contact for  details /entry  forms/sales stall Booking,etc :


C/o.Philatelic Bureau,G.P.O.,RAJKOT-360001

  Phone : 0281 -2223883

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