The United States Postal Service has unveiled its Janis Joplin commemorative stamp, the latest in its Music Icons series. The stamp will be issued in August.Its design features a blue tinted photo of Joplin wearing pink tinted glasses. The words "Forever Janis Joplin USA" are printed around the border.
"Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was a ground breaking singer whose powerful, bluesy voice propelled her to the pinnacle of rock stardom," reads the Joplin bio printed on the stamp sheet.
"An icon of the 1960s, she was known for her uninhibited and soulful performances. Joplin is now recognized as one of the greatest rock singers of all time, as well as a pioneer who paved the way for other women in rock music."
The date of issue for this stamp has not been declared by the USPS so far . But it will be released sometime in August
New Special Cover
A Special cover on diamond jubilee of Coir Board was released at Kochi in 19th June 2014.
News from Philatelic Clubs
Ananthapuri Philatelic Club,Thiruvananthapuram
The 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Ananthapuri Philatelic Club,Thiruvananthapuram held on 6th July 2014. The following office
bearers for 2014-16 were elected.
President : Shri V. Balakrishnan Nair
Vice President : Shri V. Syam Kumar
Secretary : Shri P. Mohanachandran Nair
Joint Secretary : Shri Boben, J. E.
Treasurer : Shri Jacob Philip
Other Executive Members : Dr. Denny Balakrishnan
: Dr.Aneesh. A.
: Shri C.K. Krishnan
: Er. R. K. Rajasekharan
Secretary, Shri P. Mohanachandran Nair conducted a class on "How to count perforation on stamps" after the meeting.
: Sreejesh Krishnan – Trivandrum