19 January 2014

New Valentine’s Day stamps



Date of Issue : 20 January 2014

As the valentine’s Day approaches  new stamps are being issued from different Postal administrations, Here are new stamps to be issued tomorrow by Finnish Post.

This year’s Valentine’s Day stamps from Finland depicting furry teddy bears convey a message of friendship and remembrance of others. The Bear Friends stamp series is drawn by a new face to the world of stamps from Kemi, Henna Takkinen, an artist who has specialized in teddy bears.


Born in 1969, Henna Takkinen is influenced by naivism and story illustration and has combined these elements into her own unique form of teddy bear art. In the early 2000s she completed her Master’s thesis on teddy bears, whose history dates back to ancient bear worship and up to the modern soft commercial teddy.

“Teddy bears have taken me on an endless adventure, everything is possible in their world. I want to share through art a teddy bear world of universal peace and love. Through stamps that message of caring and friendship can be shared with the world,” says Henna Takkinen, describing her artistic vision.

The Bear Friends stamp sheet has six 1st class stamps and four teddy bear stickers.


Club News

New Special Cover


A special cover was released in Bangalore by Karnataka Postal Circle  to commemorate fifty glorious years of service of Bangalore Police Commissionerate,which was established in the year 1963.


: Suresh R. – Bangalore : email : suresh.hobbies@gmail.com


EIPEX-2014, Bhubaneswar

A Philatelic exhibition namely EIPEX-2014, Bhubaneswar is going to be organised by the Eastern India Philatelists’ Association to commemorate the 15th year of Foundation of EIPA with an objective to promote philately and to encourage new and emerging philatelists. The main theme of the exhibition is ‘Save our Environment’. The exhibition will be held on 08th and 09th, February, 2014 at the Kalinga Buddha Vihara, Unit-IX, Bhubaneswar-751007. There will be 100 frames for display in the exhibition. The participation is limited to the members of the Eastern India Philatelists’ Association whose membership is accepted by 31.12.13 only and the school students of Odisha. No previous award is required for the exhibition. The exhibition will be a Non-competitive one. Only one exhibit from a philatelist subject to two from a family is allowed. The maximum number of frames per exhibit is limited to one only. Exhibitors will submit their entry form in duplicate to the Organizing Committee, EIPEX-2014. The last date of submission of entry form is 30.01.2014.

The entry to the exhibition is free. All the exhibits will be treated as Non-Competitive Class only.
Contact persons:

Ajit Kumar Dash,
Email: akdash2000@yahoo.com
Anup Kumar Rout,
Email: anupraut@yahoo.com
Anil Kumar Dhir,
Email: anildhir2k5@hotmail.com
Shri Shanti Swarup Rath,
Email: ssrath@hotmail.com
Scheduled dates:
Receipt of Entry Forms: 30.01.2014


List of Prticipants ar BIRPEX 2014, Poitiers


List of participants at BIRDPEX 2014, Poitiers is available at following link .


Courtesy : Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ZOOLOGIE.

Mr.Beyer is interested to contact with the Indian participants at BIRDPEX 2014.

Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de

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