20 February 2015

New Special Covers



My Stamp and Special Cover released on ‘Aero India 2015’ – 19th February 2015.

On 19th February 2015 Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar, released My Stamp and Special Cover on ‘Aero India 2015’. (Special Cover approval no. KTK/09/2015)


Aero India has carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition, with nine successful editions organised since 1996. In 2013, exhibitors from 29 countries with 570 companies and 46 overseas delegations participated in Aero India 2013.

The tenth edition of Aero India is being held at Bengaluru from 18th to 22nd February 2015. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi opened the Aero India 2015 air show and exhibition on 18th February 2015 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bangalore. Defence Ministers or officials of equivalent ranks of six countries the USA, Russia, Israel and Germany among them were present.


Special Cover on Platinum Jubilee of Catholic Diocese of Lucknow - 17th February 2015




On the platinum Jubilee of Catholic Diocese of Lucknow, Chief Minister of U. P., Shri Akhilesh Yadav released a special cover to recognize the contribution of the Diocese of Lucknow in the field of education, healthcare and social development during past 75 years. (Cancellation on Special Cover showing 16.02.2015, the day first Bishop of Lucknow took possession of the diocese)


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucknow was erected on 12th January 1940. Most Rev. Dr. Albert Conrad De Vito, a Capuchin priest was appointed as the first Bishop of Lucknow on 12 December 1946 and took possession of the diocese on 16 February 1947. (Delay of 6 years due to World War II). The diocese of Lucknow comprises of 10 civil districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Lucknow, Hardoi, Unnao, Sitapur, Lakhimpur-Kheri, Gonda, Barabanki, Bahraich, Balrampur and Sravasti, covering an area of 45,000 Sq. kms.

The Diocese of Lucknow celebrated its Platinum Jubilee on 17th February 2015. The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations was held at the premises of St Francis’ College, Lucknow. The occasion was graced by the presence of The Chief Guest H.E Most Rev. Salvatore Pennacchio Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal. The guest of Honour was The Chief Minister of U.P. Shri Akhilesh Yadav, also present on the occasion were the Mayor of Lucknow, Dr. Dinesh Sharma and Cabinet Minister Shri Rajendra Choudhary.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest


My Recent Cover

Cover from Germany


Thanks to Mr Wolfgang Beyer of Germany  for this nice cover with pictorial cancellation of cat and squirrel.



I acknowledge with thanks the receipt Souvenir from Ludhiana Philatelic Club released on the occasion of 40th Foundation Day of the Club. Philatelic Articles by noted philatelists of Ludhiana Philatelic Club have been published in this souvenir with list of Life members of the club . Many memorable photographs have also been given in this souvenir. Philatelists would like to read this souvenir.  Contact : Ludhiana Philatelic Club   Email :    ludhianaphilatelicclub@gmail.com





Arvind Kumar Pai (born on March 22, 1986) of Cherthala, Kerala, India, collected most number of stamps(7,500) on Mahatma Gandhi from various countries.His name has been entered in  Limca Book of records, India book of records and Asia book of records for collecting maximum number of stamps on Mahatma Gandhi. He exhibited these stamps at Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, on October 1, 2014.

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