15 October 2014

Gorgeous carpets on new joint issue of Algeria And Serbia


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Date of Issue : 7 October 2014

A joint stamp issue between two countries dedicated to the deepening and enriching relationships has been prepared for issuing. Algeria and Serbia, have found a common point of their cultural heritage in the field of ethnography, which involves weaving crafts. The issue consists of two stamps that depict two types of carpets produced by these countries.


The Serbian  stamps on the miniature sheet show year 2013 on stamps seems they were printed in 2013 .

The Serbian Post depicts Pirot carpet (kilim). It refers to a variety of flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs traditionally produced in Pirot, a town in southeastern Serbia. Pirot kilims with some 122 ornaments and 96 different types have been protected by geographical indication in 2002. They are one of the most important traditional handicrafts in Serbia.




Algerian region has its own style of carpets. They differ in their patterns and colours but their compositions are quite similar. Generally, carpets are made with sheep wool, sometimes mixed with goat hair to get more robust thread. The stamp depicts the carpet produced in Kalâa Beni-Rached.

The main difference between a carpet and kilim is in their sizes, all larger than two meters weaving carpets are known and are used as ground cover, while the kilims are shorter and their uses are many.

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Special Cancellation on Philately Day at Ahmedabad

Special Cancellation on Philately Day at Ahmedabad – 13th October 2014

India Post is celebrating National Postal Week from 9th to 15th October 2014 and 13th October is celebrated as Philately Day as a part of National Postal Week.

A Special Cancellation has been provided at Ahmedabad Philatelic Bureau on the occasion of Philately Day on 13th October 2014.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest


Golepex-2014, District Level Philatelic Exhibition at New Delhi – 17th - 18th October 2014


District Level Philatelic Exhibition ‘GolePex-2014’ will be held at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, Near Gole Market, New Delhi – 110 001. During the exhibition My Stamp facility, Painting Contest and Philatelic Quiz will also be organised.
For more information Contact: Director, New Delhi GPO
Email: golepex2014@gmail.com
Phone: 011-23364001, 23365690

- Ankit Agarwal - Pune

Schoolpex – 2014 , Jaipur


18th Interschool Stamp Exhibition , Schoolpex 2014 is being organised on 17th-18th Oct 2014 at St Xavier's School , Jaipur. It is only Stamp Exhibition in the world which is conducted annually exclusively for school students uninterrupted since last 17 years.

The 100 Frame exhibition will have Stamp Collection Display as well as many activities including Letter writing Competition , Stamp Quiz Competition , Philately Seminar , Dealer's Stall , PSR meeting and release of Special 'MY Stamp' specially made for the occasion in special MY Stamp Holders. India Posts , Rajasthan Circle will also have its counter and facility of Mobile MY Stamp Van at venue. 

- Rajesh Paharia , Jaipur

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