Yuri Gagarin, the world's first cosmonaut to have travelled in outer space
The United Nations (UN) celebrates the International Day of Human Space Flight on April 12 each year. The day remembers the first human space flight on April 12, 1961.
April 12, 1961, was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin. This historic event opened the way for space exploration. In 2011 the UN declared April 12 as the “International Day of Human Space Flight” to remember the first human space flight and to promote the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes and to the benefit of humankind.
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Error Variety on 2012 India - Israel Joint Issue Stamp
While going through the recent stamps, I noticed an error in the Diwali stamp of 2012 - India Joint Issue with Israel stamp issue.
I name it as 'Ring of Fire' variety - a small ring in yellow color above the letter 'A' in 'INDIA' .This stamp is from the full sheet, which means, it is not from the sheetlet.
I am not sure whether this is a constant error (i.e. similar stamp can be found in each sheet at the same position of this stamp in row and column). so, stamp collectors can check and see if they find any similar stamp in their collection.
- Kasinath R. - Tanjore
New pictorial cancellation from Germany
On May 8th a new pictorial cancellation (FDI-postmark) will be issued at 53113 BONN. The cancellation is featuring the head of a White-tailed Sea Eagle(Haliaeetus albicillia). Interested philatelists may please contact: Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.firstname.lastname@example.org. Postage rates:
2,90 Euro Registered AIRMAIL( Registered mail possible only).
Courtesy: Mr.Wolfgang Hölzl from the IG New Guinea(www.i-ng.org.)