03 November 2014

New stamps on Christmas



Date of Issue : 11 November 2014

Here are new stamps from Spain Post  for this year’s Christmas . The stamps will be be released on 11th of November. The stamps and sheet in the form of a Christmas card is just beautiful.

The Class A stamp shown above bears the image of a stained-glass window depicting a typical scene of the birth of Baby Jesus, with the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph. It is accompanied by the message “Merry Christmas” written in the four official languages spoken in Spain. Cold foil was added to the stamp to accentuate the colours and give greater depth to the stained-glass image.


The Class B stamp is presented in mini-sheet format, made up of six equal stamps joined together to form a Christmas tree. The mini-sheet as a whole frames a Christmas card full of good wishes to “Light up Your Christmas”. This issue brings the novelty of thermal ink, a substance that gives the impression that the stars shine when you slide your fingers over them.

The Christian community celebrates Christmas Day or the Birth of Christ on 25th December. Some countries, such as Spain, Italy, the Philippines and Latin America have the tradition of setting up a Nativity crèche with the classic figures representing the Birth of Christ, along with angels, shepherds, the Three Wise Men and characters typical in each area. The tradition in other countries and areas, such as Germany, France and Northern Europe, dictates decorating a Christmas tree, normally of the pine family because they are evergreens and symbolise the concept of eternity.

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

GolePex-2014, District Level Philatelic Exhibition was held on 17th and 18th October 2014 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 were also organised. Three Special Covers were also released during the exhibition.



On 17th October 2014, two special covers were released. One Special Cover was on Swachchh Bharat (Clean India) Mission (Special Cover approval no. DEL/13/2014) and second cover on India City Walks. India City Walks through its innovative theme walks offers local experiences to explore the cities, towns, villages and environs of India like never before. India City Walks supports youth engagement initiatives to get generation closer. India City Walks is a unit of YEXLORE. (Special Cover approval no. DEL/12/2014)


On 18th October 2014, a Special Cover on Bhai Vir Singh and Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan was released. Bhai Vir Singh (b. 5 December 1872, d. 10 June 1957) was a poet, scholar and theologian and a figure in the movement for the revival and renewal of Punjabi literary tradition. He is acknowledged as the father of modern Punjabi literature. (Special Cover approval no. DEL/15/2014)

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

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