12 July 2014

New stamps on Football..


Stamps on Colombian football team


Date of Issue : 23 May 2014

It is football time and here are two new stamps from Colombia. The design of the new postage stamps produced by Colombian Post is based on a leaf block consists of 2 stamps of different size.

The first illustrates the shield of the Colombian Football Federation, the governing body of the sport, moving forward from the traditional ball on a yellow background.

The second depicts the network of lines. It is a version of the logo of the federation which is placed in a hexagonal pattern, symbol widely used to represent the cohesion and teamwork.

Club News

Noted philatelist of Gujarat Passes Away

image I am very sorry to inform the readers with profound grief that Shri H.C. Mehta, a renowned philatelist of Nadiad, Gujarat passed away on 11th July 2014.He was not feeling well for the last few months. I just got this sad news from Mr Prashant Pandya.  The name of Mr Mehta is very much familiar as his articles are regularly published in Vadophil, GPA Newsletter and other philatelic magazines. His sad demise is a great loss to Indian Philately. We express our heartfelt condolences to all his family members.

Shri H. C. Mehta was a well known figure in Indian Philately. He collected his first stamp from Post Office in 1949 – UPU 9 Pies. He collected stamps even in 2014. He was interested in A to Z in Indian Philately.


His collections on 1947-1957 Indian Postal History, Gandhi 1948, Indian FDC upto 1957, Indian Postal Stationery 1947-1958 are excellent examples of Modern Indian Philately.

He had been often invited by Department of Posts as a Jury member for District, Regional and State level philatelic exhibitions. He was a founder member of Philatelic Congress of India (PCI). He served as President of Gujarat Philatelists’ Association and an editor of GPA News. He was also a member of India Study Circle for Philately (UK) and an Honorary Life member of Baroda Philatelic Society.

Shri H. C. Mehta was born on 13th October 1933 at Nadiad. He was associated with Rajkot Dairy and Abad Dairy. He is survived by two sons.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family. We pray to the Almighty God to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and to give strength and courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss. Shri H. C. Mehta will always be remembered for his significant contributions and services rendered to Philately .

Shradhanjali from Shri Ashok Kumar Bayanwala:

Yesterday on 11th July 2014, I have lost an inspiring friend, Shri Harshwardhan C. Mehta and Indian Philately has lost a doyen of Modern Indian Philately.

My association with Shri H. C. Mehta started from 1973 onwards. He used to push me in Modern Indian Philately though he had a vast knowledge of most of the side lines of Pre Independence Indian Philately. He had an unparallel collection of Modern Indian Philately.

I convey my heartfelt condolences and pray to the Almighty to Rest His Soul in Peace.

- Ashok Kumar Bayanwala, Ahmedabad

'Carniball 2014', Philatelic Exhibition on Football at Bangalore – 10th - 20th July 2014.


Karnataka Postal Circle organsied a philatelic exhibition on football with the support of Karnataka Philatelic Society at ‘Vismaya Hall’, Rangoli Metro Art Center, M.G. Road Metro Station, Bangalore from 10th July 2014. The Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Mr. Pradeep Singh Kharola, the Head Coach of Indian Men’s Football National Team Mr. Wim Koevermans and Captain of the Indian Men’s Football team Mr. Sunil Chhetri have jointly inaugurated  the exhibition.

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Mr. M. S. Ramanujan, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Postal Circle, Mr. A.R. Khaleel, President, Karnataka State Foot Ball Association, Mr. Mahesh Jambulingam, President, Karnataka Philately Society, Bangalore were also present in inauguration function. Exhibits on display are from the members of Karnataka Philatelic Society, Bangalore. The exhibition will remain open till 20th July 2014 from 11.00 AM to 09.00 PM on weekends and 11.00 AM to 07.00 PM on week days and Tuesday holiday.

A Special cover will be released on FIFI World Cup 2014 on 14th July 2014, a day after the FIFA finals which is scheduled on 13th July 2014 at the Vismaya Hall, Rangoli Metro Art Center, MG Road Metro Station, Bangalore.

News Courtesy : Prasahnt Pandya,  Jagannath Mani

Press Clippings

Interview with Sandeep Chaurasia, philatelist from Gorakhpur


India Post launched new website for Philately

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India has launched new website for Philatelic Information which is www.postagestamps.gov.in

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