08 December 2011

Flag stamp with unique design..



Date of Issue : 10 November 2011


Hi ! I just came across a wonderful stamp issued by Spanish Post featuring flags of Spain and Russia. On the very first look it appears to be keyboard of Piano but actually  this stamp is a design by Lucinda Morrissey in which the vertical stripes of both the Spanish and Russian flags entwine: red and white in the first strip, yellow and blue in the second one and red in the final strip. This is perhaps the rare design featuring flags of two countries. The designer of the stamp needs great appreciation for designing such a unique stamp with great skill  to show close relationship of the two countries. This stamp is a very special collective item for those collecting stamps on flags.

2011 Year of Spain in Russia and Russia in Spain

The year 2011 has been officially declared as the Year of Spain in Russia and Russia in Spain and philately joins this event by issuing a commemorative stamp.

The idea of the Dual Year 2011 Spain-Russia came at the initiative of the Heads of Government of both countries during the International Conference held in the Russian city of Yaroslavl in September 2009.

The aim of the initiative is to implement an extensive programme of educational, cultural, scientific and economic projects during 2011 in order to give Spanish-Russian relationships a qualitative boost in terms of future perspectives.

The Dual Year has been an important step in the Russian-Spanish relationship and the rapprochement between the two countries. Activities scheduled include forums between universities, ballet and music festivals, the temporary exchange of masterpieces from the Prado Museum (Madrid) and the Hermitage (St. Petersburg), and the establishment of channels of communication in business to improve contacts between the various sectors and facilitate investment and trade.

New Special Cover

100 Years of Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore



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Date of Issue : 26 November 2011 


Screenshot_3 : Ashwani Dubey – Gorakhpur dubey_ashwani77@yahoo.co.in


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Stamps for exchange

I have just came across your Blog spot. I am Vikas from Rohtak(Haryana). I collect used stamps worldwide on themes: Butterflies, Odd shaped, Cartoons, Fauna & Flora. I also collect Banknotes & Coins. If someone from your club is interested in exchanging their materials, They are most welcome.

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