03 July 2012

Club News



Dak Ticket Milaan 2009, Bilaspur 



( National Stamp Fair and Exhibition )

Chhattisgarh Philatelic Association, Bilaspur has decided to organize a National Stamp Fair cum Exhibition in the name and style of “DAK TICKET MILAAN-2012” on 8th,9th and to 10th of December 2012.The show will be in the series of the last show organized by the same association in the year 2009. As many as 40 dealers from all over India and abroad are expected to book the stalls which will be allocated on first cum first serve basis. The aim of this show is to provide material to the philatelists participating in the national Philatelic Show expected to be organized in February 2013 in Mumbai.

The association has decided to bring out 3  special covers and cancellations &  official booklets on the most demanding subjects of the time.

For details following persons may be contacted -

C.R. Andhare -  09826644060

Atul Jain  - 09300311007

Naresh Agrawal  - 09425530514

OLYMPHILEX INDIA 2012 ” at Bangalore

On the occasion of the Games of the XXXth Olympiad London 2012, we are pleased to inform “Olymphilex India 2012” Olympic and Sports Philatelic Exhibition will be held in Bangalore at the GPO from 27th July to 5 August, 2012. About 40 frames are expected to be displayed by four major budding Olympic Philatelists and a few sport philatelists,

A special cover with a special cancellation is proposed to be released  approved by the CPMG Karnataka Circle on 27th July, the inaugural day of the Exhibition and summer Olympics. All are invited to the “Olymphilex India 2012” and make the event a  grand success .

The function will be held at 9.30 hrs on the Inaugural day and on regular days the exhibition will open from 10.00 hrs to 16.hours (excluding Sundays and Public Holiday ).

Philatelic exhibition showcases cultural and historical study of Japan

These are miniature gateways to Japan. Every stamp, be it of smiling women in kimono, sumo wrestlers or Japanese flora and fauna, on display at ABK-AOTS DOSAKAI’s Centre at Aminjikarai at the four-day stamp exhibition that opened on 29th June 2012, mirrors the lifestyle, culture and history of Japan.


The exhibition, to commemorate 60th anniversary of the Diplomatic relations between India and Japan, is organised by ABK-AOTS DOSAKAI in association with South India Philatelists’ Association.


From those depicting magnificent bridges, heritage structures to Japanese birds and landscape, an alluring array of stamps greets visitors to the exhibition. Miniature sheet with images of Kathakali and Japanese Kabuki performers brought out to commemorate 50th anniversary of Indo-Japan diplomatic relations by India Post is also on display along with Japanese stamps depicting Taj Mahal and Mohenjedaro released during this occasion.

M R Ranganathan, Chairman, ABK - AOTS DOSOKAI, Tamil Nadu Centre, in his welcome address said, “In 2002, 50 years of diplomatic relations between India and Japan was celebrated. It was then that the idea of starting a stamp exhibition struck me. In this exhibition, 8,000 stamps are on display, covering 40 different themes ranging from nature, family, cinema, science and technology in Japan. We received guidance from the South India Philatelists’ Association led by G Balakrishna Das. We have ensured that stamps originating not just from Japan, but also from other countries which have had some sort of connection with Japan are also showcased. “


Inaugurating the exhibition, Consul-General of Japan, Chennai, Masanori Nakano recalled his experiences of stamp collection in the young age and encouraged the youth to involve themselves in such useful hobbies. He said that in this 60th year of Indo - Japanese relationship, initiatives like this will bring both the countries together and the exhibition will provide a glimpse of Japan with a variety of stamps like the ones on the imperial family and Japanese culture.

In his key note address, S. Balasundaram, former Asst.Postmaster General delved deep on the stamps released by Japan Post on various occasions and how the country was adjudged first among other nations in the field of philately by the WADP (World Association of Development of Philately), a wing of the Universal Postal Union. He narrated the salient features in Japanese stamps which are striking and distinctly different from those of other countries of the world. He mentioned that starting fifty years after India issued its first stamp ‘Scinde Dak’, in 1852, Japan Post came with its first ‘Dragon Stamp’ in 1871, and how it surpassed by rolling out nearly two hundred stamps every year when India’s figure is somewhere between 50 to 70. In the last decade (2002-2011) Japan issued 1682 stamps while India issued around 700 stamps. In effect, Japan releases one stamp every alternate day. On World Heritage Sites alone, Japan issued 3 series of stamps, each series containing 10 issues and each issue there will be 10 stamps, totalling 300 stamps, between 2002 and 2012. No other country has issued such a large number of stamps on this theme.

Balasundaram also said that the International Society for Japanese Philately, (ISJP) established in 1945 is having members in 30 countries and doing yeomen service for the promotion of friendship through philately and on the same lines the South India Philatelists’ Association, established in 1956, is heralding the noble cause of philately during the past 56 years in the southern part of India.

G.Balakrishna Das, President SIPA, in his special address commended the service rendered by ABK-AOTS DOSAKAI in fostering friendship between Japan and India by holding various cultural activities in addition to management courses and language classes. And it will be a proud privilege for SIPA in associating with the ABK-AOTS DOSAKAI in conducting such philatelic exhibitions, year after year. He added that this will surely go a long way in promoting philately among youth and students and also serve as a cultural bridge between the peoples of Japan and India.

During his talk he highlighted the activities of SIPA in increasing the awareness on philately among the public and students in particular and as part of its continued programmes on these lines, the proposed STAMPS EXPO to be held in Dharmaprakash at Purasawalkam, on 11th and 12th August is aimed at fulfilling the long felt need of the stamp- lovers who yearn for regular stamp shows in Chennai.

Wall Painting Stamp Release Function


L to R : Mr. Balasaheb Karad, Deptt. Of Post Officer, Mr. Shantilal Hiran, President, Nashik Philatelic Society, Mr. Shivaji Rao Tupe, Mr. Ram Thatte, Mr. Sanjay Deodhar, Mr. Ravindra Wamanacharya.

The Nashik Philatelic Society hold ‘Warli and Shekhavati Painting’ stamp release function on 26th June 2012 in association with Kalakshetra Drushyakala Aswad Kendra.  The Function was graced by veteran nature artist Mr. Shivajirao Tupe and Mr. Ram Thattee.  Mr. Sanjay Deodhar, Warli art researcher introduced about Warli Art. Mr. Sanjay Deodhar has travelled across the tribal area of Jawhar, Mokhada of Thane District for research of Warli Art.  He is conducting regular Warli art Workshop at Nashik.  He has written a book in Marathi language on Warli Art, consisting 200 warli art pictures and basic of warli art.  The English edition of ‘Warli Art World’ will be released very soon.

Philatelists of Nashik and art lovers were present of this function.

- Ravindra Wamanacharya, Nashik

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