31 December 2017

Club News

Dear Readers,

I am pleased to release January 2018 Issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available on following links.




Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year !

New Stamps from India - Indian Hand Fan

Indian Hand Fan

Date of Issue : 30 December 2017

India Post issued a set of 16 stamps of Rs 15 with 3 Miniature sheets and four sheetlts featurning 16 different Indian Hand Fans.

Image Courtesy - Stamps of India

New Special Covers

Uttarakannadapex-2017, A district level philately exhibition held at Kumta, Uttara Kannada on 16th and 17th Dec 2017. Five Special covers were released during the event.

1. KTK/95/2017 Mhatober Shri Murdeshwar Temple

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district. Murdeshwar is another name of the Hindu God Shiva. Murdeshwar is famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue. The town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple. Murdeshwar Temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea.

2. KTK/96/2017 Shri Guru Raghavendra Math, Sirsi

With the time-honoured belief that this ever green sacred place on the outskirts of the Sirsi Town(Uttar Kannada), where one of the seven rishis had done penance, that His Holiness Shri Shridhar Swami Worshipped Padukas (wooden feet) of Shri Samartha Ramadas, is the same sacred place where the original soil (Moola Mrittika) of Shri Raghavendra Mahaswamiji, including Pranadevaru(God of breath) was established on 20.5.1983 by His Holiness Shrimad Vidyapayonidhitheertha, of Shri Vyasarajamath. This is the fruit of the direction of His Holiness, Shri Raghavendra Guruji Chaturtha Manthralaya, Basavapattana.

3. KTK/97/2017 The Lion Tailed Macaque

Lion-tailed macaque is a diurnal rainforest dweller. Lion Tailed macaque belongs to the order Primates and Family Cercopithecidae. Of the 16 species of Macaques, this is one of the most striking one. They live in quite large groups of 20-30 individuals consisting of both sexes and members of all ages. 
The Aghanashini Lion Tailed Macaque Conservation Reserve of UttaraKannada District constituted on 13th June 2011. Honavar Forest Division is making all out efforts to conserve the species.

4. KTK-98-2017 The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle.

Olive Ridley is the most commonly seen turtle in India and is protected under Schedule-I of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. The Olive Ridley is the only sea turtle species that nests along the Karnataka coast. These turtles visiting the coast for nesting are not only prone for poaching but also eggs laid by them are exposed to various threats. Honnavar Forest Division is working round the clock for conservation of sea turtles since 1984. 

5. KTK/99/2017 Shri Kshetra, Manjuguni

Shri Venkataramana Temple, Shri Kshetra, Manjuguni is one of the popular pilgrim centers located in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka State, The history of the place is related to 9th century when Shri Tirumala Yogi was on pilgrimage, on the way to Manjuguni, nearly 8 Kms to the east of Manjuguni named GILALAGUNDI by the side at the lake "KANKAHRUDA" in a cave meditated and there, on a rock surprisingly appeared a carved shape Shri Venkatesha adorned with Shanka, Chakra, Dhanurbana, in his divine rested posture. Inspired by intercept in intuition, Shri Tirumala Yogi installed the carved statue in Manjuguni with total reverence.A legendary story says that Lord Brahma and Lord Maheshwara voluntarily came to this holy place "KANKAHRUDA" in the form of a cow and a calf to feed milk. People believe that lord Tirupati Tirumala himself appears here to bless people on the occasion of "MAHA RATHOTSAVA" on "Chaitra Poornima" every year. 


30 December 2017

New Stamps from India

India - Papua New Guinea Joint Issue

Date of Issue : 30 December 2017

Papua New Guinea - India Joint Issue

Date of Issue : 30 December 2017


Date of Issue : 29 September 2017

Dadabhai Naoroji

Date of Issue : 29 September 2017

Dr Shivajirao Ganesh Patvardhan

Date of Issue : 28 December 2017

Image Courtesy - Stamps of India

29 December 2017

New Special Covers.

Completion of 50 Years on awarding Jnanpith Award to Rashtrakavi Kuvempu's Sri Ramayana Darshanam.

A Special Postal Cover was released on 28 December 2017  at Kannada Bhavana to commemorate - Completion of 50 Years on awarding Jnanpith Award to Rashtrakavi Kuvempu's Sri Ramayana Darshanam.

"Jnanpith" is an Indian highest literary award. The first prestigious Jnanpith Award for Kannada language was awarded in the year 1967 to famous Kannada writer "Rashtrakavi Kuvempu" (Sri Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa) for his epic literary work "Sri Ramayana Darshanam".

AIDS Awareness

Let us all join together to build an HIV / AIDS free society. Get Educated about HIV / AIDS, save our lives !

- Suresh.R , Bengaluru

27 December 2017

New stamp from India

Dr. Shambhunath Singh

Date of Issue : 26 December 2017

Shri Manoj Sinha, the Minister for Communications released a commemorative postage stamp in the denomination of Rs 5 on Dr Shambhunath Singh at Varanasi on December 26, 2017.

Image Courtesy - Stamps of India

Club News

RISHABHGIRI Post Office Inaugurated at Jain pilgrimage centre RISHABHGIRI Mangi Tungi.

Mrs. Shobha Madhale, Postmaster General, Navi Mumbai Region inaugurated a new post office "RISHABHGIRI" on 23rd December 2017 at famous Jain pilgrimage centre Mangi Tungi in the Malegaon Division of Maharashtra State in the auspicious presence of Pujya Aryika Gyanmati Mataji. Bhagwan Rishabhnath was the first Jain Tirthankar.

Mangi Tungi is very famous old Pilgrimage place from were many Jain sadhus attained Nirvana. Recently a 108 feet high idol of Bhagwan Rishabhnath has been constructed here in the guidance of Pujya Aryika Gyanmati Mata

- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)

New special cover from Dehradun

Late Acharya Pt. Chakradhar Joshi

16 December 2017, Dehradun

Image courtesy : Abhai Mishra

23 December 2017

New Christmas stamps

Date of Issue : 10 November 2017

This is Christmas time. Here are some most beautiful Christmas stamps from Slovenia and Iceland Post ! Rainbow Stamp Club wishes all its Readers  Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year !


Date of Issue : 2 November 2017

Iceland Post issued a set of 3 stamps on Christmas.December is the time of hopeful expectation. As the first candle on the advent wreath is lit, the children’s anticipation increases until the bells ring in Christmas Eve. The stamps reflect the joy and peace that prevails during the holidays. Parents often experience the atmosphere and the joy of Christmas through their children. On all the stamps, children play the main role along with the Yule Lads, the Icelandic Santa Clauses. Around the middle of the 20th century according to Northern European custom, Santa Clauses started leaving gifts in children’s shoes. On the night when the first Yule Lad arrives, the children put their shoes on the window sill, sometimes waiting expectantly until they fall asleep as shown on the stamp.

It becomes ever more popular to choose one’s own Christmas tree out in nature. From a distance the Yule Lads observe the children who have chosen what they consider the most beautiful Christmas tree in the forest. The refrain of this stamp could be the word of the popular Christmas song: “Kindle a light on the fair tree, kindle a light in every heart.” While waiting for Christmas, playing games outdoors is great fun. It will be even more interesting if a Yule Lad joins you on the sledge as shown on the third stamp.

Source : Iceland Post

New Special Covers

Dandathirtha Higher Primary School

​This special cover was released on 25~ November 2017 to commemorate 100 years of Dandathirtha Higher Primary School, Uliyaragoli, Kaup.

The Ideal Fine Art Society

The Ideal Fine Art Society, Kalaburagi started functioning in the year 1965. From 1971-72 onwards through its various creative activities! works, the society emerged as one of the leading creative premier institutions promoting art and culture in entire Hyderabad Kar¬nataka Region particularly in Kalaburagi District, the Society through its Painting, applied art, sculpture, graphic photography, library and art gallery is acting as a vital link with other institutions both nationally and internationally. It has been instrumental in enriching the art and culture of Hyderabad Karnataka Region through its continuous art activities. The Society has celebrated its golden jubilee (1965 - 2015). This special cover is being released to dedicate the achievements of the society and to mark its completion of 50 years in the service to art and culture. 

Cover photo: The Ideal fine Art Sociely, Kalaburagi Building Photo 

M T Bhopale

Renowned artist of Kalaburagi, Sri. Marthandarao llppanna Bhopale, (Birth: 1919) popularly known as M. T. Bhopale acquired his education in Marathi and English Medium and joined Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1937 for his higher studies. After completion of Diploma in 1941, he continued to work there as a professor on adhoc basis. He organized an exhibition under the banner Bombay group of contemporary Indian artist which was encouraged by many people. This 'group show' was a memorable and remarkable event in Indian art history. He specialized in Oil Art, Water Art and Pencil Art. His art works are remembered even today. (Death.1966) 

Cover photo: "A Narrow Street"  Painting by Artist Sri. M.T.Bhople

- Suresh R., Bangalore

21 December 2017

Christmas 2017 stamps from Luxembourg

Date of Issue : 5 December 2017
Here is a beautiful set of stamps from Luxembourg Post .The theme “Winter and Christmas” is ideally suited to the light, lovingly detailed style of the Japanese illustrator Kumiyo Maurel, whose drawings transport us to another world. She is particularly fond of telling stories that she not only writes herself, but also  illustrates.  There was a lot for her to discover while designing this year’s special edition of Christmas stamps.

 Christmas is traditionally a family celebration, while the Japanese observe “A Celebration of Love” with friends and colleagues, where Japanese singles hope to meet that special person with whom to spend the rest of their lives. 

Source : Luxembourg Post

New Special Covers

 University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) - Centennial Celebrations 

University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) was established by Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya in 1917. UVCE offers 7 Under Graduate, 24 Post Graduate, 7 Research and 3 Under Graduate evening college programs with the students strength of 4500 including 300 Research Scholars. It is the First Engineering College in Karnataka, Second in South India and Fifth in the Country. UVCE celebrated Centenary of Teacher's Day on 5th September 2017 and Engineer's Day on 15'" September 2017. 

His Holiness Swami Madhavananda  

: Suresh R.- Bangalore

19 December 2017

Recent Special Covers

Golden Jubilee - Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants- Ernakulam Branch

Guruvayoor Guest House
Ernakulam Karyogam, Kochi

INPEX 2017 - Save the Wildlife : 3D Cover

INPEX 2017 - 1 December World AIDS Day

INPEX-2017 - 3 December 2017 Support The Right & Dignity of Persons with disabilities

10th Anniversary Poomulli Neelakandan Namboodripad Memorial Ayurveda Medical College

70th Anniversary of recommencement of publication of  Malyalam Manorama (1947-2017)

Birth Centenary of Mrs Indira Gandhi

Courtesy : Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum

16 December 2017

Christmas stamps from Finland

Christmas Greetings

Date of Issue : 3 November 2017

Here is a beautiful set of stamps from Finnish Post for Christmas Greetings. The stamps are wonderful !

Christmas Eve

Snow Queen

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