15 July 2018

France win FIFA World Cup 2018 !!

Heartiest Congratulations France on winning FIFA World Cup 2018 !

France beat Croatia 4-2 to win second  World Cup Football title after 20 years !

FIFA World Cup Football 2018 - The big day finally comes....

The big day is finally here! Today, France and Croatia will battle it out for the most important title in World football. Some more stamps on FIFA dedicated to this biggest Football event !

A total of 32 Countries will participate and matches will be played in 12 Stadiums across 11 Cities.

A set of four stamps was issued by Russia on 23 Aug 2017 on four stadiums which shall be hosting the matches. All are 22 Rouble stamps.

The stadiums are :
Kaliningrad Stadium -Capacity 35,212 -New stadium
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium- Capacity 44,899 -New stadium
St Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium)- Capacity 68,134
Mordovia arena (in Saransk) – Capacity 44,442 -New stadium

A miniature sheet issued shows stamps issued by Russia for World Cups of 1958,62,66,70,82 & 86.

: Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

FIFA World Cup Football - Russia 2018 concludes today....

The final match of FIFA World Cup Football 2018 will be played today between France and Croatia. Best wishes to both the teams. Here are some more beautiful stamps shared by our contributor Mr Raman Thapar.

Part 2

Cyprus 2018 FIFA World Cup Football- FDC & STAMP

Cyprus has issued a stamp on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 0.64 Euro stamp was issued on 28 Mar 2018. There are eight stamps to a sheet and quantity printed is 190000. Stamps designed by Melanie Efstathiadou. A First Day Cover with cancellation on Football is listed.

A Round shaped miniature sheet ( Shown on the top) on FIFA Trophy issued on 18 Sep 2015.

Russia issued a Miniature sheet with four stamps on 20 Dec 2017 and the theme of stamps was Art and football. The stamps are
Monument to football player V Bobrov 
Bas relief Footballer
Painting Football 1928 A A Deineka
Painting Football 1926 Yu I Pimenov
Russia issued a miniature sheet of four stamps on 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018.The theme of stamps is Russia’s participation in 1990 ,1994,2002 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. The print quantity was 200,000.
- Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

14 July 2018

FIFA World Cup Football- Russia 2018

The 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP FOOTBALL is the 21st FIFA World Cup held every four years . It is being held in Russia  from 14 Jun 2018 to 15 July 2018 at 12 Venues across Russian cities . A total of 32 teams are participating. The Final will be played on 15 Jul 2018 between France and Croatia.

A Large number of countries have issued stamps on this event .Few stamps ,FDC's and Sheets are shown. 

Part 1

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus– 2018 FIFA World Cup Football -FDC & PANE

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  has issued a se-tenant pair  and a pane of three se-tenant  on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 1.50 Turkish Lira each  stamps were issued on 14 Jun 2018. . A First Day cover with a se-tenant pair and a pane of three se-tenant pairs is listed.

The quantity printed is 20,000 each stamp and 6,000 panes of three se-tenant pairs.The stamps have been designed by Gorel K Sonmezer.

SERBIA -2018 FIFA World Cup Football - FDC & STAMPS

Serbia has issued a set of two stamps and a miniature sheet  on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 23& 74 Dinar stamps & 170 Dinar miniature sheet was issued on 14 Jun 2018. .  The MS designed by MA Jaska Vlahovic.

Serbia is participating in World Cup after eight years ,it last played in 2010 World Cup.In this 2018 World Cup have not qualified for second stage. Two First Day Covers with cancellation on Football is listed.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                           To be contd.....
- Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

10 July 2018

New Special Covers from Karnataka

KTK/45/2018 Afghanistan's Historic International Cricket Debut

Afghanistan earned their Test status alongside Ireland in June last year. India will host Afghanistan's Historic International Test Cricket Debut from 14-18th June 2018 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India, giving a massive fillip to Afghanistan's cricketing profile. This Special Cover is released to commemorate the historic maiden International cricket test match between India and Afghanistan.

KTK/46/2018 4th International Yoga Day - Akshar Yoga

International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st of June every year across the world. 
Akshar Yoga Academy was established in the year 2010, in Bengaluru and is now one of the largest yoga chains in the country. Over the last eight years, Grand Master Akshar has taught Yoga all over the world. The Academy is having teachers representing it in many countries such as Australia, Iran, France, U.s., Japan etc. Akshar Yoga works to propagate Yogic traditions whilst developing innovation in Yoga. 

KTK/47/2018  125th Birth Anniversary of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis - National Statistics Day 

The Indian Statistical Institute was founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis on 17-12-1931 at Kolkata. The Institute became an institution of national importance by an Act of the Indian Parliament in 1959. June 29, 2018 is being celebrated as the 125th Birth Anniversary of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis. This day is also annually celebrated as National Statistics Day.

- Suresh R. - Bangalore

09 July 2018

New Stamps from India

Damodar Hari Chapekar 

Date of Issue : 8 July 2018

 India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp on Damodar Hari Chapekar on 8th July 2018.

Image Courtesy - Tiruchirappalli Philatelic Club

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Date of Issue : 1 July 2018

Scott Christian College

Date of Issue : 28 June 2018

07 July 2018

Club News

Dear Reader,
I am pleased to release July 2018 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available on following links :


http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.com/ ( Overseas Readers)

http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.in/  ( Indian Readers)

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