03 September 2014

New stamps on Scouting



The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in partnership with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) launched on Saturday, 30 August 2014 commemorative stamps in celebration of the 100 years of scouting in the Philippines.


Date of Issue : 30 August 2014

PHLPost Chairman Cesar N. Sarino presented the stamps in the event held at the BSP National Office in Ermita, Manila, attended by Hon. Jejomar C. Binay, BSP President and Roberto M. Pagdanganan, Member Emeritus of the BSP National Executive Board and Chairman of the Centennial Celebration Committee.

About 110,000 copies of the commemorative stamps, in two designs, were printed using imported unwatermarked paper, in PhP10.00 denomination. Also available are souvenir sheets sold at PhP30.00 each.

The first Filipino scouting troop consisting of 26 boys was formed on November 15, 1914. Scouting was officially established in the country as the Philippine Council of the Boy Scouts of the America in 1923. Commonwealth Act. No. 111 created the BSP as a public corporation to promote “the ability of boys to do useful things for themselves and others, to train them in Scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are in common use by Boy Scouts.”

Now, 100 years after the first Boy Scout troop was formed, the BSP continues to strive in pursuing its mission – to inculcate in our Scouts love of God, country and fellowmen; to prepare the youth for responsible leadership; and to contribute to nation-building according to the ideals, principles and programs of Scouting.

The stamps feature the logo of the Philippine Scouting, the centennial logo, the “Boy Scout in Action” monument, and the façade of the old and new BSP National Headquarters. Souvenir sheets and official “First Day Covers” are available at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of PHLPost.

Club News

On the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturti a SPECIAL COVER along with a post mark on 81st Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal (LRSGM*) was issued by “Department of Post, India, Maharshtra Circle” along with the support of The Philatelic Society of India (PSI*). The cover carries the image of the famous Lord Ganesha of Lalbaug, Mumbai which is popularly known as “LALBAUGCHA RAJA” and also a “ 1kt Gold Ganesha Emblem” is affixed on it.


The Release Function was at the Lalbaugcha Raja Pandal near the Idol at 10.00 am. Shri. Harish Aggarwal PMG Mumbai Region, Shri. Sudhir Salvi Secretary LRSGM*, Shri. Surendra Kotadia HT PSI*, Shri. Kapil Gogri GCM PSI*, Shri. Prashant Mavani President JULRA & other dignitaries from the postal department were also present. The cover is designed by Shri. Kapil Gogri on behalf of the LRSGM* & PSI*. 
The cover, enclosed in a presentation pack is available  .Interested collectors may contact Shri. Kapil Gogri at
kapilg25@hotmail.com / +91 98211 11140



: Kapil Gogri – Mumbai

Snapdeal to sell stamp collections, ties up with India Post


New Delhi: World’s largest postal service, India Post has tied up with online marketplace major Snapdeal to sell stamps to reach out to larger audiences. Under the partnership, targeted especially at philately enthusiasts, Snapdeal will sell stamps and collections priced between Rs.300 to Rs.5,500. “While stamp collection has been a popular hobby, we found consumers who said they found it difficult to buy stamps. India Post has an amazing collection of stamps that we feel we our consumers will be delighted to have,” Snapdeal co-founder and chief operating officer(COO) Rohit Bansal said. “Also, with Snapdeal’s extensive reach, India Post will be able to reach a large number of customers,” he added. “Miniature works of art, documenting human history and endeavours, cultures, traditions and national heritage, postage stamps can be window to the world.

The partnership with Snapdeal will enhance the ease of purchasing philatelic stamps and products on the Internet at the click of a button,” India Posts secretary Kaveri Banerjee said. The first India Postage stamps were issued in 1854, which bore the inscription “India Postage”. The first independence stamps, issued in 1947 (three in number), depicted the Ashoka Pillar, the Indian national flag and an aircraft. Since then, India has issued more than 3,000 stamps. There are 68 philatelic bureaux and 1,111 philatelic counters in the country. “We are increasingly working with government agencies to help them reap benefits of eCommerce. With this partnership, they will be able to reach out to a larger audience,” he said. India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1.55 lakh post offices (as on March 2009) of which 1.39 lakh are in rural areas.

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