26 March 2015

Club News


SAPEX-2015 – Sahranpur

Wood Carving City, Saharanpur – 24 March 20154




District level philatelic exhibition SAPEX-2015 of Bareilly region was held at PTC, Saharanpur from 24-25 March 2015. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Sarita Singh, CPMG, UP circle. A special cover on “Wood carving City, Saharanpur” was released on the first day. The release function was graced by Ms. Sarita Singh, Dr. Ashok Raghav, DIG Saharanpur, Mr. Indraveer Singh Yadav, DM Saharanpur, Sh. Abhishek Singh, Director PTC and Sh. Prateek Jhajharia SSPO Saharanpur. Saharanpur is internationally famous for its wood carving work. Dating back to about 400 years ago in Mughal period, some craftsman came from Kashmir and settled down in Saharanpur and took this work to earn their bread and butter. Gradually this art got extended amongst common men in Saharanpur and now wooden handicraft work is famed all over the world. About one lack artists, craftsmen and labourers are involved in this industry.


Overall 50 frames were put on display. The jury consisted of Sh. Abhishek Singh, Sh. Abhai Mishra and Sh. SC Kalra. Two gold, two silver and nine bronze medals were awarded in the competitive class. A philatelic workshop was organized on second day. My stamp facility was provided during the exhibition for the visitors.

- Abhai Mishra – Dehradun

Mahatma through Stamps


A small book Mahatma through Stamps which was released during Karnapex 2015 has 28 pages with  52 photos of Mahatma Gandhi related  stamps, MS,Covers. The book is available at Philatelic Bureau, Bangalore.


A small book Mahatma through Stamps which was released during Karnapex 2015 has 28 pages with  52 photos of Mahatma Gandhi related  stamps, MS,Covers. 

- Suresh Rao, Bangalore

Special Cover on Swami Chidananda Saraswati – 25th March 2015


On the second day of GUJPEX2015, a Special Cover on Swami Chidananda Saraswati was released by Shri Swami Abivaitanandaji and Shri Swami Padmanadhanandaji in presence of Brigadier Sanjeev Thapar, Chief Postmaster General, Gujarat Postal Circle and Shri Ambesh Upmanyu, Postmaster General (BD), Gujarat Postal Circle.


Swami Chidananda Saraswati (b. September 24, 1916 – d. August 28, 2008) was President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India. He is well known in India as a yogi and spiritual leader. He succeeded as President of the Divine Life Society in 1963, after the death of his predecessor, Sivananda Saraswati, who founded the Society.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

New pictorial cancellation from Germany


On May first 2015 a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 20537 HAMBURG. The cancellation will feature  a squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). 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 , 2,95 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

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