25 November 2013

New Greeting stamps..


As the Christmas is approaching , Postal administrations around the world are issuing wonderful stamps for Christmas and New Year . Here are new Greeting stamps from Japan Post…

Japan Postal Corporation issued a set of stamps “Greetings – Winter” to be used on Christmas and New Year greeting cards. The stamps are issued in two souvenir sheets, the first one features snowmen dolls, the second depicts Christmas decorations: snow jewelry (sapphire, emerald, aquamarine, peridot and ruby), glass pairs, candles and candle reindeer stand.


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New Indian Stamp on World Heritage to be released soon…


The Qutb Minar, a World Heritage monument in Delhi will be depicted on one of the two stamps likely to be released by India Post on 1st December 2013. This set will be released to commemorate forthcoming visit of the Emperor of Japan.


Iron Pillar in Qutb Complex

The Qutb Minar, built in the early 13th century, is the tallest brick minaret in the world, inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan. It is an important example of early Afghan architecture, which later evolved into Indo-Islamic Architecture. The Qutb Minar is 72.5 metres (239 ft) high, has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony carried on muqarnas corbel and tapers from a diameter 14.3 metres at the base to 2.7 metres at the top, which is 379 steps away. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with surrounding buildings and monuments in 1993. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art (built in 1311), and two mosques, including the Quwwatu'l-Islam, the oldest in northern India.

- Pradeep Kumar Mallik, --PATNA

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