04 July 2013

New stamp from India…



Date of Issue : 3 July 2013

India Post issued a Commemorative Postage Stamp and Centenary Souvenir to mark the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Delhi Gymkhana Club on 3rd July 2013.

The Imperial Delhi Gymkhana Club was established on 3rd July 1913 at Coronation Grounds, Delhi for use of the ruling elite comprising of officers of the Indian Civil Service, Armed Forces and Civil Residents of the then Delhi.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest


New Stamps from Germany


Date of Issue : 1 July 2013

German post issued two stamps within the series “Wild Germany” on 1st July 2013. The first one is dedicated to Berchtesgarden National park, and the second one depicts the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea.


Berchtesgaden National Park is located in the German-Austrian border, southeastern corner of Bavaria, and is the only alpine national park in Germany. Although it wasn’t officially proclaimed National Park until 1 August 1978, the region has a long tradition as a reserve. In 1910 the area of today’s national park was designated as “Berchtesgaden Alps”, in March 1921, it became extension to the “Koenigssee nature reserve”.

Considerations to develop a cable car in the region led the German Nature and Environment organization to call for the establishment of a national park in 1953. In July 1972 the Bavarian state parliament decided to plan a park in the Koenigssee Bavarian Alps Nature Reserve. Since 1991, the National Park Berchtesgaden was recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve core zone.

The Lower Saxony Wadden Sea was three times designated as a special area. On the basis of the German nature conservation law, it is since 1986 part of a national park, where different protection zones of category I to III were set. In 1993, it was also recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. Since 2009, the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together with the German Wadden Sea National Park Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg and the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area, the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea is one of the largest and most important tidal wetlands of Germany.

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