21 December 2014

New stamps from Monaco



Date of Issue : 21 January

Monaco Post will issue a special stamp on occasion of centenary of the Kiwanis International organization. The stamp has been already designed and will be released on the 21st of January 2015.

The Kiwanis International organization was established in Detroit, USA in 1915. Its headquarters are now in Indianapolis. Although it was originally created as a business network, its members’ philosophy rapidly turned to focus on helping children in need.

Kiwanis began to expand throughout the world in 1963 and now has more than 600,000 volunteer members in 100 countries.

New stamp on Aquatic Plant from Monaco


Date of Issue : 21 January 2015

Another stamp from  Monaco Post dedicated to the flora of this country. The item depicts Posidonia meadow – national species of Monaco. The issue  is scheduled to be released on the 21st of January 2015.

This marine plant species is not seaweed, but an aquatic plant which plays a vital role in the coastal marine environment. The meadows that it forms serve as spawning grounds and nurseries for a multitude of animal species, and a source of food for still more. Its role in the environment also includes protecting the coastline from erosion, storing atmospheric carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.

Club News


Lupex-2014, District Level Philatelic Exhibition was held at Ludhiana Post Office, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana on 19th and 20th December 2014. Exhibits on variety of subjects were on display at the exhibition. During the exhibition ‘My Stamp’ facility was also launched at Ludhiana.

Shri Yash Pal Bangia, President of Ludhiana Philatelic Club displayed his scooter decorated with images of postage stamps at the exhibition.

In Senior category first prize was won by Bhuvan Mehta for his collection “Sheetlets of India”, while Narinder Pal Singh and Dr Kanwar won the second prize for their respective collections on Extraordinary Stamps and Birds. The third prize was given to Rajpal Oswal for his collection on Braille. In the junior category, which was for the participants till the age of 14, the joint first prize was awarded to Kultaran Singh and Sandli Battra for their respective collections on Sikhism and Discover India.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

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