25 March 2012

Centenary of Titanic…



Date of Issue : 16 April 2012

In April, 100 years will have passed since the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank. 231 of the total of 2207 persons on board the Titanic were of Nordic descent. Three of the passengers that drowned came from Aland. On 16 April, Aland Post will be issuing a stamp commemorating the catastrophe. At the same time, the stamp is a joint issue with the Belgian Post which is also issuing a stamp commemorating the sinking of the Titanic.

Appearing on the day of the Aland issue is a joint commemorative card holding both the Belgian and the Aland stamps, cancelled with the respective first day cancels. The card costs ˆ5.50.



From our Readers…

Stamps on Olympics 2012

- Jagannath Mani, Bangalore

India Post is playing a new ball game with philately as there is no issue for Olympic 2012 in the list "Stamp Issue Programmed for the year 2012" , though the other countries have been issuing Olympic stamps to promote the games and  enrich the Olympic philately. I hoped that many stamps will be issued during 2012 Olympic Games by India Post . Please view my blog below :


Keeping the finger crossed and hoping that many stamps will be issued by department of Posts on this subject to promote the sports in India .

In the mean time FIPO has announced that the next OLYMPEX philatelic exhibition will be held from 24 July to 9 September 2012 at the British Library in London. The exhibition will be by invitation only and based on the London Games of the Olympiad: 1908, 1948 and 2012. The entire announcement may be viewed in below link


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