22 March 2014

Club News




Another milestone set in the postal as well as philatelic history of Bilaspur ( C.G.) as MY STAMP facility was inaugurated on 21st Mach 2014 in a ceremonial function in Philatelic Bureau Bilaspur, Chhattiasgarh. The stamp was released in presence of SSP,Bilaspur Postal Division Sri Patel, Post master Sri Sahu & senior and renowned philatelists Sri C.R.Andhare, Sri Naresh Agrawal, Sri Atul Jain and Sri Ajay Gupta.


On this occasion Mr. Andhare spoke about formation and various activities of Chhattisgarh Philatelic Association, Bilaspur and congratulated India Post for starting this facility in Bilaspur. Mr. Agrawal quoted this day as a milestone in the postal and philatelic history of Bilaspur and emphasized that people of Bilaspur should avail this facility to the maximum and should utilize this by not only attaching their own picture but pictures of heritage buildings and other various things.


Mr. Atul Jain said that that was like a dream coming true. He said that this facility has given opportunity to a common man to become part of a stamp which otherwise depicts pictures of great personalities only. Mr. Ajay Gupta also congratulated India Post and appealed local public to avail maximum benefit of this facility. Mr Patel appreciated and thanked all the local philatelists for their regular persuasion and contribution for development of philately in this area. While showing his great concern on this achievement he said that as this facility would not only open gateway for public to be part of a postal stamp but would also be a good source of generating revenue for the DOP. The my stamp sheet containing 12 stamps of Rs. 5/- each costs Rs. 300/-. Four stamps showing different flower were released. During this function a good number of postal workers, officers, stamp collectors and general public was present.

- Naresh Agarwal – Bilaspur (C.G.)


New pictorial cancellation from Germany


On May 24th 2014 a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 32052 Herford. The cancellation is featuring three hedgehogs. Interested philatelists may please contact:
Wolfgang Beyer,
Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. Mail:
Postage rates : 0,75 Euro AIRMAIL, 2,90 Euro Registered AIRMAIL

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