28 September 2011

New stamps from Czech Republic…


World Post Day


Date of Issue : 5 October 2011

The Czech Post will issue a commemorative postage stamp on  5 October on World Post Day.


World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969.


World Post Day Poster : UPU

The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries. The celebration encourages member countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.

The original name was General Postal Union.The main goal of the UPU has been and continues to be to safeguard development of the international postal communication network and create uniform conditions for international mail exchange.

The UPU has now 191 member countries. It covers more than 5 million staff at more than 660 thousand postal branches. The global network of the postal sector may help it become an important player on the way to an information society. Postal branches in many countries have been transformed from places where you can merely post or pick up your mail into sites offering modern electronic and financial services. Governments, international organizations and private businesses in a number of developing countries have been using postal sector as a suitable channel for providing public access to new information and communication technologies, such as the Internet or email.

Czech Film Posters - Une femme douce


Date of Issue : 5 October 2011

Author of a poster for the film Une femme douce (1970, France) directed by Robert Bresson, painter and graphic artist Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová was born on August 8th, 1944 in Hradec Králové. She took a course of private studies with leading Czech textile artist Antonín Kybal (1963) and finished studies at an art school (1968) and Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (1968-69; Karel Svolinský).

The author of an overall seventy-six film posters (1969-89), Poláčková-Vyleťalová has been exhibiting her works at collective (since 1974) and solo (since 1980) shows. Her design of the Une femme douce poster became an icon of the Czechoslovak film poster art. A poetic harmony, dreamy lightness and imagination are the typical features of all of her works.

Her film posters won a number of prestigious international awards, such as the Cannes International Film Festival 1973 - Grand Prix for the Best Poster (Une femme douce); Cannes International Film Festival 1974 - International Critic's Prize (Mládí a láska, Youth and Love in English); Chicago International Film Festival 1979 - Gold Hugo (Zrcadlení, Mirroring in English). Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová's latest exhibition of film posters was the 2008 sole event at Prague's cinema Světozor.

Pat & Mat -  Stamp booklet


Date of Issue : 5 October 2011

Figures depicted on this new stamp are from a popular TV series of bedtime stories for children - the tinkers Pat and Mat in their brotherly embrace. Pat and Mat first appeared in 1976 in the film "Tinkers." The couple changed a T-shirt and donned a beret and bobble hat for the next "Pat&Mat... and that's it" series. Designed as adult entertainment, the buddies have successfully used their charm and tricks to please all generations.



However, they had to wait until 1989 to get their names. Mat was also allowed to dress his red T-shirt again to mark the occasion. The key inspiration for their stories is the extreme clumsiness of the two. But fun is not all - what matters is the optimistic attitude of Pat and Mat towards life. They never give up, even if everything is lost, and are always proud of their own solution. Both stars were continuously shining until 1995. The new millennium brought Pat and Mat back to the stage with their new stories.

Club News





Chinar 2011

Srinagar, Sep 26: The much awaited 4-day mega philatelic exhibition “Chinar 2011” was Monday inaugurated by Governor NN Vohra at SKICC on the Dal banks.   On the occasion the Governor released a Special Cover on “Chinar 2011” and launched the first ever “My Stamp in the country by which the people will get personalized stamps with their photographs on it.”
The exhibition put on display “world’s first postage stamp, Penny Black and India’s first postage stamp.” “The stamps carrying many interesting topics including Harry Potter, Princess Diana, magnificent cars, Hollywood, Railways, and Environment, Stamps on Fauna of Kashmir, Defence Services, Animal Kingdom, Beautiful Birds and many more exciting things will be on display”, Chief Postmaster General, Jammu and Kashmir Circle John Samuel told reporters on sidelines of the event.

To attract more and more youngsters the department, Samuel said,  is holding a competition among students. “The competition will be held in different categories including Letter Writing, Stamp Designing and Quiz”.  “The competition will be held among school and college students, and General group. The fourth group will take part as non-competitors. Winners of first three best letters will get cash award for Rs.10,000, Rs.5,000 and Rs.2,500 respectively”, Samuel said.


Issue of ` 10/- Banknotes with incorporation of Rupee symbol

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue `10/- denomination Banknotes without inset letter, in the Mahatma Gandhi Series with the signature of Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, with the year of printing 2011 printed on the back of the Banknote, with incorporation of "`" symbol.

The design of these notes to be issued now is similar in all respects to the Banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi Series 2005 issued earlier except for the ` symbol.

Screenshot_3 : Kenneth Sequeira – Dubai; Ashwani Dubey – Gorakhpur ;Vishal Sanganeria - Guwhati

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