14 September 2011

Pink Ribbon Campaign…



Date of Issue : 28 September 2011

Austria Post will issue a postage stamp on 28 September on pink ribbon Campaign, to spread   awareness about breast cancer and its prevention.

It was in 1996 that the international breast cancer expert Dr Ernie Bodai launched the first breast-cancer stamp. The idea was for this stamp to raise a maximum of donations for breast cancer research. In the meantime, the stamp has raised USD 30 million in America for the National Cancer Institute and the breast cancer research programme. Encouraged by the success, Dr Bodai has made it his life's work to launch this stamp in as many countries as possible to promote national breast cancer research. He has already encountered success in many countries: from Kenya to Belize, from El Salvador to Hungary, Serbia and Kosovo - the "Pink Ribbon" stamp has already spread around the globe. It is thanks to the commitment of the Austrian Post Office that this stamp is now available in Austria.

The present surcharge stamp, showing a painting by the American artist Whitney Sherman, has as it were a double effect: alongside the postage charge for the corresponding mail (EUR 0.90), the surcharge of EUR 0.10 directly benefits the Austrian Cancer Aid society.

Alongside the new commemorative, there will also be a separate metal postcard that will likewise provide support: 1 Euro for each card sold will benefit the Pink Ribbon campaign of the Austrian Cancer Aid society.


Pink Ribbon Inc. is a New York registered, internationally operating charity organization aimed to create a global community to support breast cancer patients, survivors and their families all over the world. The Pink Ribbon website supports the community by facilitating forums and blogs where thoughts, experience and information can be shared. Pink Ribbon is dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and funding for breast cancer research.

Club News


Hindi Diwas

Hindi Diwas is being observed today. Hindi was declared official language unanimously by the Constitutional Assembly on 14th September, 1949. Since then, every year, 14th September is celebrated as Hindi Day in all Central Government Offices situated in India and abroad.
At a function organized in New Delhi today, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, gave away Rajeev Gandhi Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar and Indira Gandhi Raj Bhasha Purskar 2008-09 for original book writing in Hindi, Indira Gandhi Raj Bhasha Purskar 2008-09 for excellent work done in Hindi in the Offices of the Central Government and public sector undertakings etc. and Grih Patrika Purskar for publications by Ministries/ Departments in 2009-10. On this occasion, 53 awards were given away in the form of Shields / Certificates/ Cash.

A state level exhibition GUJPEX 2012 is proposed to be held in Vadodara in January 2012.

Stamps for Exchange

Yuri Katsov writes from Ukraine…..

I am interested in Mint Never Hinged (MNH **) stamps in complete sets from all over the world to the topics of FAUNA, Polar Exploration, Transport (Aircraft, Ships, Cars, Railways), Paintings, Sports,Flora. I have also the interest in mint (unused) postal stationery (prepaid covers, postcards, aerogrammes), FDC's and Maxi Cards to the same topics.

I can offer for exchange any type of philatelic material, viz. MNH and used/CTO stamps in complete sets to any topics, FDC's, Maxi Cards, Special Cancellations on prepaid covers and postcards, mint postal stationery etc. I would be happy to offer for exchange a wide range of Topicals.

Yuri Katsov,P.O.Box 161,SUMY-24,
Ukraine UA-40024b
Fax: +380 542 365266
yurikatsov@rambler.ru; yurikatsov@mail.ru

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