11 October 2014

New stamp on World Post Day from Belarus




Belarus Post issued a special stamp on  9th of October to  celebrate  World Post Day.

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969.


The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries. The celebration encourages member countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.

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Special Covers on Philately Day  during Postal Week


SIPA in association with Dept., of Posts Tamil Nadu is celebrating Philately Day 2014. Two Special Covers will be released  on 13th October 2014.

1.1000th year of Crowning of the Chola Emperor Rajendra Chola –1

2. India’s First stamp issued in 1852



- Mahesh Parekh – Chennai : email : maheshparekhb@gmail.com


Philately Day Celebration in Bangalore



Philately Day is being observed on 13.10.2014 during National Postal Week. The Philately Day celebrations have been organized at Meghdoot Auditorium, Bangalore GPO at 16.00 hrs on 13.10.2014. A special cover on "160 years of Postal Stamps in India " is being released on this occasion. The Second level of talks on zonal level philately exhibition has also been organized.

Hence, it is requested to all philatelists on behalf of India Post and KPS to attend the PHILATELY DAY CELEBRATIONS and make it a grand success.

- Jagannath Mani – Bangalore

News from Jainism Philately Group


Jainism Philately Group (JPG), an organization of Philatelists collecting Jainism and allied themes, had organized a Members  Meet & Get-to-gather at world famous temple city Khajuraho (M.P.) on 5th Oct. 2014. Total 91 parsons attended this meet from various States of India.JPG had organized free lodging, boarding, Satna - Khajuraho and local transportation for all the participants.

In the morning, participants visited all the important temples in three groups along with the expert guides. After lunch, meeting was started at 3 PM in the Jain temples complex presided by the National Chairman Mr. Sudhir Jain (Satna, M.P.). Meeting was conducted by Vice Chairman Dr. Pradip Jain (Balod, Chattisgarh). And Mr. Pramod Kumar Jain (Pondicherry) delivered welcome speech.

Mr. Mithalal Jain (Pune), Mr. Lalit Kumar Nahata (Delhi), Mr. Devendra KumarJain (Secundrabad), Mr. J. M. Dhor (Jaipur), Mr. Hemant Bafna (Pune), Mrs. Meena Mutha (Mumbai), Mr. Arvind Jain (Ajmer), Mr. Shantilal Hiran (Nasik), Mr. Hemant Jain (Mandla), Mr. Tej Singh Chaudhry (Jodhpur), Mr. Prakash Chasuksi (Udaipur), Mr. Vijay Singh Jamed (Kishangarh), Mr. Tejkaran Jain (Rajnandgaon),, Mr. Anil Jain (Ajmer), Mr. Ganesh Oswal (Pune), Mr. Nirmal Jain (Satna), Mr. Vijay Modi (Himmatnagar), Mr. Pragya Kothari (Patna) etc. had  given valuable suggestions which includes -

1. Pictorial cancellation seals used at various important places are in very bad condition. Related PMGs should be persuaded for new one.

2. Special cancellations should be affixed on all the outgoing mails on that particular date.

3. Director Philately should be requested not to issue many higher denomination stamps.

4. A multicolor book should be published bearing images of all the philatelic material related to Jainism

5. Philatelic Workshops should be organized in the schools of various cities

6. Try to add one liner slogans in the Postal Receipts of different Post Offices

7. To peruse for release of some stamps on Jain architecture, principles and personalities.

Members celebrated 60th anniversary of Mr. Sudhir Jain, Chairman JPG. Mr. Sudhir Jain announced that he will financial help to 60 poor students every year. Mrs. Meera Jain wife of Late Philatelist Naresh Kumar Jain of Patna, who had prepared first collection on Jainism 30 years ago, was also honoured by JPG.

Meeting concluded by giving Condolence to the JPG member and world renowned Philatelist Mr. Amu Shah of Kenya.

A beautiful kit, bearing many special covers, pictorial cancellations, pre independence postal stationary, packed coins, set of Khajuraho idols, book and picture post cards, philatelic calendar and literature etc. was distributed to all the participants.

It was a memorable event enjoyed by all. Next meet has been finalized at Udaipur after one year.

- - Sudhir Jain Satna ( MP) : email : sudhirjain@unistar.co.in

New Pictorial Cancellations from Germany



On November 3rd a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 42499 Hückeswagen.The cancellation is featuring three camels.


On November 9th a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 83395 Freilassing.The cancellation is featuring a cactus(Gymocalycium amerhauseri).
Interested philatelists may please contact: Wolfgang Beyer,Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic
Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE.Mail:
Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de . Postage rates: 0,80 Euro
AIRMAIL , 2,90 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer & Wolfgang Hoelzl

Bletchley puts a stamp on Turing’s achievement


A new postage stamp has been issued in celebration of the Turing Bombe being named as the top engineering feat. The Bletchley Park code cracking machine beat Concorde into second place. The stamps are being issued on 1 November 2014 from Bletchley Park Post Office. Two specially commissioned pieces of art feature on the limited edition sheets of twenty 1st class stamps. One by Steve Williams depicts the Turing Bombe in action at wartime Bletchley Park. The other by Daniel J Rogers is a study of Alan Turing, the mathematics genius behind the device. Turing’s work in developing the Bombe to speed up the Enigma code breaking process is also the subject of a new blockbuster film just released.

The sheet can be previewed and ordered at www.bletchleycovers.com or by calling + 44 (0)1908 631797.

- Terry Mitchell : email : terry@ltmp.co.uk

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