14 June 2012

Stamp Exhibition on Olympics at Bangalore..


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London Olympics 2012 stamps issued by Luxwmbourg on 15 May 2012

“ Olymphilex 2012 – India ”

Perhaps you are aware that OLYMPEX 2012 would be the last Olympic Philatelic Exhibition that would be conducted by Federation International Philately Olympic (FIPO) at the famous British Library, in London, to commemorate the 30th Summer Olympic Games. Sadly, this year the exhibition is open for participation by invitation only and that too the theme is restricted to London Olympics 1908, 1948 and the present one. In Beijing Olympics, in 2008, three Olympic philatelists from the Garden City participated and returned triumphantly with some medal.

Road to London

Owing to the restrictions cited in paragraph above, sadly, no one from India has been invited for OLYMPEX 2012. Therefore, Olympic Philatelists, from Bangalore, spearheaded by the ever enthusiastic Jagannath Mani, have endeavored to exhibit their lifelong work in the Garden City itself. Proposal turned to reality when the Chief Post Master General, Karnataka Circle, accorded her approval for the conduct of the “Olymphilex 2012 – India” exhibition at the General Post Office from 27th July to 5 August, 2012.

Bahamas Olympic Games 


About 40 frames are expected to be displayed by four major budding Olympic Philatelists and a few sport philatelists, including the veteran T.N Prahalad Rao, an octogenarian but with an enthusiasm of a 20 year old.

Special Cover

The release of a special cover with a special cancellation approved by the CPMG Karnataka Circle on 27th July, the inaugural day of the summer Olympics, is scheduled with the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Govt of Karnataka sponsoring the same.

It is expected that the internationally acclaimed 8 frame exhibit of Dinesh Chandra would be displayed in a special invitee class at the exhibition.

- Cdr. (Retd) U.N Acharya

Hon Secretary, Naval Philatelic Society

& Life Member Karnataka Philatelic Society

View :   Blog by Jagannath Mani – Bangalore

         Jag  Olympic Stamps and Philately / Sports and Games


Appeal to Indian Philatelists

It is unfortunate that India Post has not yet announced stamps to commemorate London 2012 Olympics. The philatelic community is still in doubt whether any stamp will be issued by India Post to mark this biggest sports event. So all Indian philatelists are requested to join hands and make all possible efforts to pursue India Post for a beautiful set of stamps to mark OLYMPICS 2012. WE all must start a campaign for the issue of commemorative stamps on Olympics 2012 !!


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