04 February 2014

New Special Cover..


Centenary Celebration of First Felicitation of Rabindranath Tagore as Nobel Laureate




Special Cover on Centenary Celebration of First Felicitation of Rabindranath Tagore as Nobel Laureate - 1st February 2014.

As a part of Centenary Celebration of the First Felicitation of Rabindranath Tagore as Nobel Laureate organised by Rammohan Library and Free Reading Room, Kolkata a special cover was released in Kolkata on 1st February 2014. The cover is designed by Shri Babul Dey.


13 November 2013 marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in Literature. Almost 100 years back, the writer, educationist and philosopher was informed of being conferred with the prestigious award. Stating the reasons, the Swedish Academy said that “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West”. Born on May 7, 1861, Tagore in 1913 became not just the first Asian Nobel laureate but the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest


New Love Stamp from Slovenia



Date of Issue : 31 January 2014

Here is a beautiful stamp from Slovenia to send very special greetings to someone you love !!

Even though an old Slovenian proverb says that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, this relationship between two people is first and foremost a matter of the heart. This is also proven by a silver ring from the collection of the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana formed by two hands holding a heart with a crown and featured on a new Slovenian stamp. The ring thus symbolizes the crown to a couple’s love, which can denote engagement, wedding or merely an objectification of love between two partners. In Slovenia this way of displaying love and affection between the two sexes goes back to the seventeenth century when wedding rings began to be used.

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Wearing rings for decoration and the custom of giving a ring to someone as a token of affection developed later on, in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Slovenian word prstan “ring” itself also developed later than some other similar expressions such as rinka, rincica and rincca, which are all derived from the German word Ring “ring, circle”.


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