06 May 2014

175th anniversary of Penny Black..





The Special Cover " Celebrating the 175th year of issuance of Penny Black" was released in Bangalore GPO at 4.30 PM today by CPMG Karnataka Circle Mr. Ramanujam. and the first cover was presented to Mr. S.S .Swamy Vice President, Karnataka Philatelic Society.

Noted  philatelist Dr. Sita Bateja gave a talk on Penny Black on the occasion. The Cover and Cancellation are designed by noted philatelist Ramu. Exhibit on Penny Black was also displayed during the function.






: Suresh Rao  & Jagannath Mani– Bangalore

email : suresh.hobbies@gmail.com

Press Clippings

Dear Friends,

Article on philately in local Kannada magazine " Tharanga"

An article in local Kannada magazine, “ Tharanga” written on philately by S Jagannath Prakash of Kannada Chalanachitra Academy almost covered in five pages from penny black to till date for more information please contact at email : chalanachitraacademy@gmail.com 

Another philately article on Indian cinema written by 
Jagannath Prakash  in other local news paper "Vijaya next" on  every Friday almost more than 10 weeks have been covered  and it will be continued........

-Jagannath  Mani : email : jagannathmani7@gmail.com

New Book on stamps


In the modern world postage stamps are as ubiquitous as bank notes. The general public hardly knows about the designing and production of stamps.


A Stamp Is Born aims to fill this void. This is probably one of India’s first authoritative book on stamp designing.

The author, C R Pakrashi describes his first-hand experience with all stages of production of the stamp, right from conception to final execution and printing. He steadfastly focuses on designing which plays the most vital and important role in the entire process.

The book also gives a graphic account of history and evolution of postage stamps in the world in general and in India in particular. Simultaneously he offers a glimpse into the glorious chapters of Indian history.

The book will be of interest not only to philatelists, but also to public at large as well as students and historians

- KAPIL GOGRI - Mumbai. MRP. Rs. 700/-


New Blogs on stamps and coins

Here are two new blogs created by distinguished philatelist of Orissa, Mr. Santanu Panigrahi. Special blog on Princess Diana displays various philatelic items issued on Princess Diana. Another blog is on stamps and Coins. These blogs could be visited at links given below. Visitors would definitely like both these blogs.


Princess Diana – Queen of Hearts



Stamps and Coins


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