02 March 2012

Mascots of the XXII Winter Olympics and XI Winter Paralympics 2014




Date of Issue : 27 February 2012

The Russian Post has issued new stamps on 27 February 2012, dedicated to the mascots of the coming Winter Olympic and Paralympics Games in Sochi, in 2014. The stamps are beautiful and sure to be liked by one and all !!



Mascots of the XXII Winter Olympics and XI Winter Paralympics 2014 in Sochi

Souvenir sheets devoted to the mascots of the Olympic Games 2014 are the first issues of philatelic products with symbols of the Games in 2012.They depict mascots of the XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi - the Polar Bear, the Hare and the Leopard and mascots of the XI Paralympic Winter Games - the Ray of Light and the Snowflake.

During this year the mascots will also appear on artistic stamped envelopes, postcards and envelopes with commemorative stamp. 

Totally, it is scheduled to issue 4 souvenir sheets, about 45 stamps of different subjects, postcards, envelopes, and sets in the artistic cover dedicated to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi. It is a record number for the entire history of the Winter Games.  

Among the subjects that will be used for postal products "Sochi 2014" are winter sports, mascots of the Games 2014, Olympic sports venues, and views of Krasnodar Krai. The end of series "Russian Black Sea coast tourism" will be issued in April 2012 and the continuation of series "Winter Olympic sports" is scheduled to be issued in October 2012.

Club News

Special Covers cancelled without stamps…

Recently NEPEX 2012 was held in Shillong.Six special covers were issued during the exhibition .It is interesting to note that in this exhibition, India Post issued covers cancelled without stamp  . Perhaps the philately section of North East Postal circle  is not aware about the genuine special covers.


Special Covers NEPEX 2012


Screenshot_3 : Mahendra Sharma, Guwhati

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