30 July 2014

New stamp on Int. Year of Crystallography



Date of Issue : 1 September 2014

One hundred years ago, Max von Laue received the Nobel Prize for proving that X-rays are diffracted by crystals. This discovery was simultaneously the birth of modern crystallography which has used X-rays for the non-destructive analysis of the structure of solid matter ever since then. On the occasion of this anniversary, the UNO proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Crystallography. Liechtenstein Post will issue a set of two stamps on  1st September 2014 to commemorate the special year of Crystallography.


Through the “Metamorphosis Sequence 1″ (value: CHF 1.00) and “Metamorphosis Sequence 2″ (value: CHF 2.00) stamps, the Philately Liechtenstein is drawing attention to this influential field of science. Set out in a row, the stamps show how a crystal grows over thousands of years.

Crystallography plays a crucial role in the development of almost all new materials for everyday products. The fields of application of this branch of science are extremely diverse and also affect developments in agriculture, aerospace, automotive and aircraft construction, electronics, cosmetics and pharmacy. However, crystallographers not only study the structure of materials, they also use this knowledge to change structure and thus give materials new properties.

New Birthday Greeting stamp


Jersey Post issued a special Commemorative First Day Cover on  22 July 2014 to celebrate Prince George of Cambridge’s first birthday. The colourful balloons stamp from  popular Jersey Moments range  together with the charming photograph of the Royal baby.


Club News


Special Cover on Centenary of the Red Building, Chennai - 24th July 2014


Shri T. Murthy, Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Postal Circle, released a Special Cover to commemorate the Centenary celebrations of the Red Building on 24th July 2014 at Chennai.

Special Cover on Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) – 19th July 2014


The All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) was registered in Madras in 1953 under the Registration of Societies Act 1860 with aims and objectives to bring together printers from all over India under one organisation, to represent printers’ interests on a nation-wide basis and to promote the interests of the printing industry and improve conditions in all branches as far as possible etc.

Since its inception, the AIFMP has done sterling work to increase the prestige and influence of the printing industry and help it render better and more useful service to the public. It is recognised by the Government of India as the only organisation representing the printing industry on an all-India basis.

In the run up with their diamond jubilee celebration this year, All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) has been organizing one or the other events in various parts of India. As a part of diamond jubilee celebration a Special Cover was issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle on 19th July 2014 at Sivakasi. Customised ‘My Stamp’ was also brought out to mark the occasion. (Special Cover approval no. TN/09/2014).

Special Cover on 158th Anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak - 26th July 2014


India Post issued a Special Cover to mark 158th Birth Anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak at Patna on 26th July 2014. Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, and Law and Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad released the Special Cover at the function organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak at Taramandal Sabhagar, Patna.

APPEX 2014

Appex-2014, Andhra Pradesh State Level Philatelic Exhibition was inaugurated at Vedika Function Hall, Benz Circle, Vijayawada on 24th July 2014. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri B. V. Sudhakar, Chief Postmaster General, A. P. Postal Circle. During the exhibition following special cover were released.


A Special Cover on the textile craft of Machilipatnam was released by CPMG Shri B. V. Sudhakar and another Special Cover on ‘Lepakshi handicrafts' was relased by K. Sandhya Rani, Postmaster General (BD and Mails) on 24th July 2014.


On 25th July 2014, Shri M. Sampath, Postmaster General, Vijayawada released a special cover on Wild Life Sanctuary (Mangroves, Coringa).


On 26th July 2014, a Special Cover on ‘On the Summit of Success’ was released by Ms. Sharda Sampath, Postmaster General, Visakhapatnam.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

Stamp Exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi

A stamp exhibition ( One frame national philatelic  exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi and Freedom Fighters), India Ahimsapex-2014 on Mahatma Gandhi. organized by Lucknow Philatelic Society  will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2014 at UP  Rajkiya Abhilekhagar, Mahanagar Lucknow .

For more details contact : S.A.M. Zaidi  email : lkophilsociety@gmail.com  Ph. 9335241891, 9452270133, 9839266243



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