21 December 2011

Roses above Prague..



Date of Issue : 27 October 2011

Czech Republic post issued a postage stamp featuring Roses on 27 Oct 2011. The stamps have an additional coupon with architectural design. The presentation of Roses on the stamp is extraordinary . It’s a wonderful stamp for Rose Theme collectors. The stamp identified with the letter E  ( as shown on above stamp) corresponding to the price of priority Ordinary Item up to 20 grams, international service - European countries, (current price according to the Price List of Basic Postal Services: CZK 20).

Print sheets

9 stamps + 12 coupons
Part of the volume is printed with empty coupons for additional prints ordered by customers.

The stamp, inspired by Seifert's verses about Prague, is a symbol of his most beloved flower, the rose, and his most beloved city, Prague.

The graphic composition is centered around the astronomical tower of the Clementinum with the statue of Atlant, with the Church of Our Lady before Týn and other historical dominants of Prague in the background.

The coupon in the right-hand border is decorated with an architectural detail; the other 11 coupons designed for the day of issue bear tiny motifs based on the stamp artwork.
Originally issued in 2003 with a CZK 6.40 face value, the stamp is now coming with redesigned colours and face value replaced with a letter.

Club News

Eastern India Philatelists’ Association organized a philatelic workshop in Mother Public School, Bhubaneshwar on 17th December 2011. This workshop is a part of 1st Odisha Stamp Mela 2012 to be held at Bhubneshwar on 7 & 8 January 2012 .  The workshop was conducted by eminent  members of EIPA, Mr SS Rath, Mr Anil Dhir, Dr Bibbhudatta Mishra and Mr Shakil Ahmed. A stamp design competition, Philatelic Quiz and written quiz competition was also organized . A large number of students from different schools of Bhubneshwar participated in different competitions.


A gala Stamp and Stationery Mela is going to be organized at Bhubaneswar, Odisha for the 1st time by Eastern India Philatelists’ Association, Bhubaneshwar.

Date : 7 - 8th January 2012.

Venue : Hotel Keshari, Master Canteen Square, (Near Bhubaneswar Railway Station).

Co-ordinator : Mr. Shanti Swarup Rath, e-mail – sswaruprath@gmail.com Cell: 09437034621 Dr. Bibhudatta Mishra, e-mail –  bhanubibhu68@gmail.com   Cell: 09437282638 


Utkal Philatelists and Numismatic Association, Cuttack

Orissa Philatelic Association, Cuttack

Department of Post, Orissa Circle, Government of India

School Partner: Mother’s Public School, Near Unit-1 Market, Bhubaneswar


Mrs Poly Pattanaik, Principal, Mother’s Public School speaking to the students


Introduction by Mother’s Public school teacher


Students from 7 Bhubaneswar school participated in the competition


Dr B.Mishra  explaining  exhibit preparation


Quiz competition conducted by Anil Dhir, Shakil Ahmed &  Manoj Mohapatra

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Students participating in stamp design and written GK competition 

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