17 January 2018

“The Anniversaries of Great Personalities”.






  Date of issue - 31 December 2017

On December 31st, 2017 the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a series of five Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamps: “The Anniversaries of Great Personalities”. with beautiful Minisheets.


Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). The 350th birth anniversary
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917- 2008). The 100th birth anniversary.
Maria Sklodowska-Curie (1867-1934). The 150th birth anniversary.
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). The 225th birth anniversary.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973). The 125th birth anniversary.



16 January 2018

New Stamps on Greetings


Dream - Smile

I Love You - We'll meet again



Date of Issue : 2 January : 2018

Here is a beautiful Miniature Sheet issued by Danish Post . This Mini sheet has been designed by noted artist, singer, song writer and  Peace Activist Yoko Ono. She is also known for her work in performance art and film making.  The sheet features two stamps with symbolic messages on a moon and Sun. The Moon says 'Dream' and the Sun says 'Smile'. In the background the phrases "I Love You "n We"ll meet again appears. This is a global message for one and all.

Yoko Ono 

Yoko Ono has devoted her life to battling for a world of peace and understanding, and to making people more aware of their surroundings. From October 2017 through February 2018, the Kunsthal Charlottenborg art gallery in Copenhagen is hosting a special exhibition entitled YOKO ONO: TRANSMISSION. It is an exhibition that explores the famous artist’s unique methods of transmitting her insightful messages about artistic philosophy and peace in diverse ways to people all over the world. The minisheet of two stamps has been created specifically for this exhibition.


Press Clippings

Jagannath Mani is a regular contributor to Rainbow Stamp Club and Rainbow Stamp News. I am pleased to share this clipping about him from Indian Express Bangalore edition published on 15 January 2016.




15 January 2018

New Stamp - 2018 The Year of Dog



Date of Issue : 15 January 2018

Two new issues were released  by Canada Post today celebrating Lunar New Year - the Year of the Dog !
The design of the non-denominated Permanent stamp includes a Chinese paper lantern with the image of a dog overlaid in red. The words dog, chien and the Chinese characters for “gǒu” (or dog). The set will also include an international-rate stamp as well as a souvenir sheet.
From Feb. 16, 2018 to Feb. 4, 2019, those born in the Year of the Dog will have plenty of days to call their own. Possessing many of the same positive attributes as  canines, those people born in the Year of the Dog are known to be trustworthy, protective, courageous and driven by a sense of duty and justice.



Club News




Karnataka Philatelic Society felicitates KPS Members




Karnataka Philatelic Society held a felicitation ceremony on 7th January 2018 to felicitate all the KPS members who won awards at the recently held Inpex 2017.




Ghouse Ali Zameer  



 Saket Bajaj


N. Sridevi 


Satish Kumar

The function was organised on a grand scale at the ‘Meghdoot Auditorium’, 5th floor, Banglore GPO. The Chief guest of the function was Col. Arvind Verma, Postmaster General, Bangalore HQ region and the function was presided over by Dr. (Mrs.) Sita Bhateja, Renowned International Philatelist. Mr. Shivaram, Postmaster, Bangalore GPO was also present.



 Col. Akhil Kumar (Rtd)


 K.Sridhar


Sri D.B Ramakrishna



Mr Manish Jain , Mr Jagannath Mani, Mr Ramu M.S. , Mr O.C Naveen, & Mr Suresh Rao



The awardees were felicitated with a shawl containing the KPS logo embroidered on it along with a memento and certificate of Appreciation. The details of the awardees were projected on the screen as they were felicitated.

Image Courtesy - Jagannath Mani & Ghouse Ali Zameer

12 January 2018

Love flourishes....




Date of issue : 18 January 2018



The USPS will issue a special Love stamp on 18th January 2018 .Love is in bloom with this new stamp. 




This stamp is being issued for Valentine's Day. But Love can be expressed anywhere anytime !  This beautiful Forever stamp can be used any day of the year to send love to friends and family.The stamp is a Forever® stamp and will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.The stamp art features a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word “Love” written in cursive script.Hand-painted with gouache on paper by artist Anna Bond, the illustration is whimsical and vibrant.

Source : USPS




11 January 2018

New Special Cover




 Vagdevi Vilas Institutions



Vagdevi Vilas Institutions is a premier group of educational Institutions founded by former scientist of ISRO, Shri. K. Harish, with the motto of "Education Beyond Academic Excellence". VVI emphasises on experiential learning through various innovative and concurrent teaching techniques that synergise with a strong sense of culture and values. Over the last 14 years, VVI has evolved magnificently by offering KG-UG courses and is spread across Bengaluru and in Malaysia with a vision to evolve the students as future leaders of our Motherland.

VVI is Blessed by Avadhoota Sadguru Sri Sri Bindu Madhava Sharma Swamiji, Belaguru, Hosadurga Taluk, Chitradurga Dist.


-Suresh.R, Bengaluru

10 January 2018

New Stamp from India - Central Plantation Crops Research Institute



ICAR - Central Plantation  Crops Research Institute, Kasargod, Kerala



Date of Issue : 8 January 2018


Image Courtesy - Stamps of India





India Post released a set of 2 commemorative postage stamps and a miniature sheet on 100 Years of Coconut Research on Jan 8, 2018. 




The Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) was established in 1916 as Central Coconut Research Station, and was later taken over by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The ICAR established CPCRI in 1970 by merging Central Coconut Research Stations at Kasaragod and Kayamkulam as well as Central Arecanut Research Station, Vittal and its five substations at Palode (Kerala), Kannara (Kerala), Hirehalli (Karnataka), Mohitnagar (West Bengal) and Kahikuchi (Assam). The research centers of CPCRI for spices, cashew, oil palm and coastal agriculture had been upgraded to independent institutes and directorates.



01 January 2018

Happy New Year !







Wishing you all a very 
Happy and prosperous 
New Year !





New Stamp from India 

Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan


Date of Issue : 31 December 2017

India Post issued 218th commemorative postage stamp of 2017 on Dec 31 on Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan, the 3rd Chief Justice of India.

Image Courtesy : Stamps of India
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