06 July 2015

Postcard on Langur and Indian Elephant from Germany






A philatelic exhibitionwas held   from June 24th 2015 (Opening Ceremony) to July 9th 2015 at Zoological Garden of Hannover. The philatelic exhibition honnors the 150th anniversary of the foundation ZOO Hannover. The philatelic exhibition was organized by the German Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE with exhibits about the topic animals in more as 40 frames.During this event a meeting of  the Collector Group was held   for 2015 at Zoological Garden of Hannover.


On June 27th a pictorial postmark was available  featuring  a Grey Langur and a stationery (postcard) was issued in limited edition of 200 pieces. The postcard is featuring two Grey Langurs at Pre-stamp of 45 cents Euro(Inland postage rate for postcards).On the left side is featuring a group of Grey Langurs and in the background an Indian Elephant. Both topics are on Indian themes.

Some Post cards are available with Mr Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE and member of the German Topical Association VPhA and German Philatelic Association BDPh.  He may be contacted at e - mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de

Stamp on Blood Donor’s Day from Italy

Thank you for saving my life !!


Date of Issue : 14 June 2015

Italy Post has released a special stamp to mark the Blood Donor’s Day. The item aims to raise people’s awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. The stamp was issued  on the 14th of June.

Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization.

The theme of this year’s campaign is “Thank you for saving my life”. It focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters”.

The campaign aims to highlight stories from people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood and people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so.

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