07 April 2012

Extraordinary stamps of 2011


Eucalyptus stamp from Australia


Hi ! Here are some more unique stamps issued in 2011…These are from the  the list of Top ten stamps of 2011 rated by International Stamp News !!

Aromatic postage stamps infused with eucalyptus oil gave mail deliveries a distinct Australian scent when they were released in spring 2011. The printer of the Australian stamps said the scent could freshen up the musty files of stamp collectors for decades.

"The eucalyptus scent is encapsulated into little bubbles and we put that into a printable varnish," Graeme Lidgerwood, the sales manager of the print firm Ego, said. "It could last forever. The scent will only wear off when you rub the surface to break the micro bubbles."

Pineapple Fragrance Stamps by Papua New Guinea


The Post PNG issued a set of stamps, a sheetlet and a souvenir sheet dedicated to different pineapple species. The PNG Philatelic Bureau in its quest to produce innovative products subsequently incorporated the actual fragrance to the postage stamps.


:International Stamp News



7th Biennial conference of the National Federation of Postal Employees Union

The 7th Biennial conference of the National Federation Postal Employees Union (NFPE), Group-C Bhubaneswar Division was held at Mahanadi Guest House, Nalco Nagar, Bhubaneswar on 06-04-2012. This conference was inaugurated by Dr. Chandan Mitra, Honb’le M.P. Rajya Sabha and Chief Editor, the Pioneer.


During the conference there was a resolution for issue of more commemorative stamps on Odisha on various themes which will be submitted to Government of India. During this conference several retired Postal personnel were felicitated for their life time achievement.


One of them has deeply touched to my heart , was Sh. Pranab Kumar Dash, who has lost his right hand and was badly injured in a parcel Bomb explosion. One may see his hand and his supporting stick. The other dignitaries were Mr. Mohan Jena, MP, Jajpur, Mr. Bijoy Kumar Mohanty, MLA, Bhubaneswar Central, Mr. Jitu Patnaik, MLA, Champua. Sh. Purna Chandra das Presided over the conference and conducted by Sh. B. Samal and Gadadhar Raut.



It is observed that the release of Commemorative Stamps and First day Covers of places and persons of Odisha possessing historical / cultural importance of Odisha is very poor in comparison to other States. Parsurameswar Temple of Bhubaneswar which has been specially identified by the Archaeological Survey of India as the oldest temple in Bhubaneswar may be considered for the purpose.

In addition, the case of eminent freedom fighters Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar, Jayee Rajaguru, noted Odia poet and Sahitya Academy award winner Sachidananda Routray, places of natural beauty like Chilika Lake and Similipal Forest Reserve, Historical monuments of Khandagiri and Udayagiri, Rajarani Temple and Mukteswar Temple of Bhubaneswar having specialty in construction, Kichakeswari Temple of Mayurbhanj made of complete black stone are suggested for the purpose.

- Ajit Dash - Bhubaneshwar

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