17 October 2013

New stamps for philatelic promotion…



French Post “La Post” issued a set of 12 stamps and a stamp bloc celebrating the Stamp Festival 2013 dedicated this year to the theme “Air”.

History of the Stamp Festival:

In 1935 the IPF (International Philatelic Federation) proposed at the congress in Brussels creating a stamp festival celebrated annually in each of its member countries.



The project was approved by the Congress of the FFAP in Paris in 1937. The first Stamp Day in France took place in 1938 and after two years of interruption (1940 and 41) it was organized again in 1942. Finally in 1944 the French Post Office issued the first stamp dedicated to the Stamp Day. In 1999 the Stamp Day took the theme of cartoon characters and in 2000 Stamp Day was renamed Stamp Festival.

After have selected for the Stamp Festival the three natural elements on philatelic issues since 2010 – Water, Earth and Fire – this is the Air that is closing this topic in 2013.

Organized by La Poste and FFAP (French Federation of Philatelic Associations), this event brings together passionate volunteers who offer entertainment, workshops and stands open to all children and adults for free.

During the weekend resulting in the issue of “First Day” stamps, philatelic products and special cancellations on the “Air” theme are issued, as well as free prints, vouchers amounting up to 30 €.

Sales of stamps during the Stamp Festival are used to partially fund the ADP (Association for the Development of Philately) which subsidizes FFAP (French Federation of Philatelic Associations), the APFP (Association of the Philatelic Francophone Press) and the HTPE (House of Traders and Philately experts) and partially the French Red Cross.

JUVENIA 2013 – National Youth Philatelic Exhibition



Coinciding with the XXIII National Youth Philatelic Exhibition (JUVENIA 2013) a stamp was issued by Spanish Correos to encourage stamp collecting amongst children and young people. JUVENIA is the largest youth philatelic event held in Spain. It takes place every two years, always on odd years, and in the 2013 edition it will be held in the city of Alicante.

The aim of the exhibition is to promote stamp collecting among young people and to teach them everything related to the world of philately considering that they will be the future collectors and representatives of Spain in national and international competitions.

JUVENIA 2013 has been organized by the Philatelic and Numismatic Society of Alicante in collaboration with Correos, the National Mint and other official institutions. The Honorary Committee is presided by the Prince of Asturias. During the show, some 67 collections by young people between 10 and 21 years will be exhibited. These young collectors are under the guidance of the regional philatelic federations in Spain. The exhibition will be held in accordance to the regulations of FESOFI.

In line with previous editions, JUVENIA 2013 will hold various activities related to collecting and the latest research in philately, with talks and lectures on postal history and philately taking place in Alicante and its province. Tours of the exhibition will also be organized for cultural groups and a drawing contest for young visitors will take place with philatelic material given out to initiate the youth in this universal hobby.

Club News

New Special Cover

Special cover on 50 Years of Textile Committee - 11th October 2013


India Post issued a Special Cover to mark 50 years of the Textile Committee on 11th October 2013 at Mumbai.

Textiles Committee Act, 1963 which received the President's assent on 3rd December, 1963 and was published in the Gazette of India on December 4, 1963. The Textiles Committee, as an organisation, started functioning from 22nd August, 1964. The Textiles Committee is a statutory body with perpetual succession and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The Textiles Committee's main objective is to ensure the quality of textiles and textile machinery both for internal consumption and export purposes.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

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