Date of Issue : 8 August 2014
Magyar Posta ( Hungary) has issued a new fruit series of stamps depicting two still life compositions. The fruits illustrated on stamps are Bistrita plum and Tahi strawberries. The stamp issue was released on the 8th of August .
This sort of plums presents a high genetic diversity, not only due to strong vegetative, but also generative tendency; the variety and diversity of shape. Besztercei plum is cultivated almost everywhere in Europe. It is one of the most popular fruits in Hungary for producing wine.
Tahi strawberry is cultivated on Szentendre Island in Louisa where the several varieties are generated. At the beginning of the 20th century this fruit was cultivated by German breeders. In the cool months between December and March, this luscious red fruit can be found at markets. They grow in Hungary to a medium size and are juicy and very rich in flavour.
India Post, Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai issued on 21.08.2014, a set of 2 Presentation Packs named 'Personalities' and 'Institutions' (each pack containing set of 8 stamps x Rs. 5 each). Sale price is mentioned as Rs. 120 per pack (Rs. 40 towards stamps and Rs. 80 towards philatelic ancillaries).
: Kasinath R. - Tanjore