12 July 2013

Stamps on Butterflies from Royal Mail…



Royal Mail issued a set of 10 stamps featuring butterflies on 11th July 2013.The set of ten first class stamps depict a mix of endangered and more common types of butterfly, including the Purple Emperor, Swallowtail, Comma and Red Admiral.


Wildlife illustrator and expert Richard Lewington drew the butterflies in flight for the stamps, as Marc&Anna were keen to make the butterflies look ‘really alive.’

‘Butterflies are often shown quite flat or dead and specimen-like, but we really wanted to get away from that.’

The types of butterfly were chosen from a long-list provided by Royal Mail, and were chosen to reflect a range of butterflies from across the UK. The last Royal Mail stamp butterfly series was released in 1981, and Ekeleund says the consultancy was careful not to replicate any species shown on the previous series.

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Club News

Diwali stamp effort gains momentum in US

PTI Jul 11, 2013, 02.39AM IST

WASHINGTON: Three US lawmakers have urged the US Postal Service to issue a postage stamp on Diwali - the Indian festival of lights.

"The fight to have the Postal Service issue a Diwali commemorative stamp can be decided next week," Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said. "For those who care about a Diwali stamp, it's imperative that they write the Citizens Advisory Stamp Commission now," Malony said.


Last Telegram from Kullu to Allahabad



This telegram was sent from  Kullu to Allahabad  on 9th July and was delivered on 11th July.

: Ambrish Kumar, Allahabad

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