07 September 2013

New stamps from Croatia



Date of Issue : 4 September 2013

On 4 September 2013 Croatian Post  put into circulation commemorative postage stamp Lapitch the Little Shoemaker (Čudnovate zgode šegrta Hlapića). The illustration on the stamp has been taken from the 1974 issue of Lapitch the Little Shoemaker.

Lapitch the Little Shoemaker is children's novel by the most famous Croatian woman writer Ivana Brlić Mažuranić (1874 – 1938). The granddaughter of the first Croatian governor commoner and poet Ivan Mažuranić began to write literature for her own children and was soon recognised in Croatian literature so that her works were translated into forty foreign languages. She was a Nobel Prize candidate and was nicknamed Croatian Andersen.

Mushrooms from Croatia

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Date of Issue : 3 September 2013

Here are new stamps featuring Mushrooms, issued by Croatia Post on 3 September 2013.


Parasol mushroom is a generally known kind of mushroom which grows in many parts of the world. It is edible and of excellent quality but only its cap can be used since its stem is fibrous and tough.


Both truffles fall in the category of gourmet delicacies. They are prepared in various ways but are best raw, because thus they keep their specific flavour in dishes, what makes them the most expensive mushrooms in the world.


For its beautiful carmine red colour of its cap Royal Bolete is a veritable king among the family of Boletacae. This excellent edible mushroom is in Croatia no rarity while it is a mushroom event when it is found in north parts of Europe.


  Club News


- Sudhir Jain.

On 10th Sept. 2013, India Post is going to issue a stamp on Digamber Jain Aacharya Gyansagar Ji Maharaj. Central Minister Shri Sachin Pilot will release this stamp in a function at Kishangarh, near Ajmer, Rajsthan at 9.00 A.M.


Aacharya Gyansagar Ji was born at village Ranoli, District Sikar (Raj.) and his childhood name was Bhooramal. His father was Chaturbhuj Chhabra and mother was Ghritbhari devi. He was second of five brothers. After completing primary studies in his village, he further studied Sanskrit and swadwad in Banaras. He was initiated kshullak Diksha by Acharya Veersagar Ji who belonged to the lineage of Acharya Shantisagar. He was then named kshullak Gyanbhusan. He remained a kshullak for 2 years and 2 more years as Ailak before becoming a Muni. He was initiated a monk Diksha by Acharya Shivsagar Ji Maharaj Khaniya ji, Jaipur on 20th June 1959. He was further elevated to the Acharya status in 1968 at Naseerabad, Rajasthan. He had conferred his Aacharya status to his follower Vidhyasagar Maharaj on 22nd Nov. 1972. He died on June 1, 1973 in Naseerabad.

As an expert in Sanskrit, he had been a great composer in Sanskrit. At least 30 researchers have studied his works and were honored doctoral degrees. At least 300 scholars have presented research papers on his work. His works includes 4 Sanskrit epics and 3 more Jain Granthas and that too in the time when the Sanskrit composition was almost obsolete. These creations have always surprised the modern Sanskrit scholars.

Coin on Lord Ganesha


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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) is going to release a commemorative coin featuring Hindu deity Ganesha on September 9th during 'Ganesh Chaturthi'.

The coin will be minted by Mayer Mint of Germany. It will be a silver Proof coin with .999 finesse and weigh 25 grams. The coin will also be studded with a Swarovski crystal. The denomination is fixed at 1001 CFA Francs.

This one promises to be a collector's item for Lord Ganesha believers. A a limited collectors' edition currency coin minted in Germany will be issued from Africa.

Made from Germany's Mayer mint, the coins are of pure silver with a coloured image of Lord Ganesha on 'peepal' leaves inscribed with the Sanskrit 'sloka' 'Vakratunda Mahakaya'.

Weighing 25 gms, the SWAROVSKI crystal studded FRANCS CFA 1001 coin is available for booking at Rs 8,001 and will be delivered on Ganesh Chaturthi on September 9.

The Ganesha coins have not been issued by any government and are therefore treated as bullion, unlike commemorative currency coins which have a much higher value.

Kolkata-based firm AG IMPEX, which has the sole rights for marketing the coins internationally, has started accepting orders for the commemorative collection.

- Cdr. G Sri Ramarao – Vishakhapatnam

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