22 July 2021

TOKYO 2020 Olympics

 Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics 

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in the city in Japan from July 23 to Aug 8.

SingPost will launch a commemorative set of six stamps featuring Olympic sports on Friday (July 23) to celebrate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

The stamps feature some of the sports that Singapore athletes will be participating in for the upcoming Games. These include swimming, shooting, sailing, diving, badminton, and table tennis.

OlymphilaIndia 2021

First Virtual Philatelic Exhibition on Olympic Games and Sports

23 July - 15 August 2021

Plz visit:  https://www.olymphila.com/

19 July 2021

Postcrossing 2021

Postcards from all over the world with "Postcrossing”

Date of Issue: 14 July 2021

The internet platform Postcrossing connects people worldwide through postcards. The design, created by Theresa Radlingmaier, shows stylized postcards and the happy faces of those who receive them.

Portuguese Paulo Magalhães founded "Postcrossing" in 2015 with the aim of connecting people worldwide through postcards. Anyone who registers on the online platform is sent a random address of another member. People then send a postcard to this address. As soon as the other member has received the postcard and entered it in the system, you can receive postcards yourself. The more postcards you send, the more you can receive.

In Austria, thousands of people are also already registered on Postcrossing, and worldwide over 800,000 people from more than 200 countries use the platform. By May 2021, a total of over 60 million postcards had been sent and so the plan to motivate people to write postcards and connect them in this way has worked out.

Club News

News from Philatelic Society


47 years old Central India Philatelic Society elected its new working committee. In a general meeting held on 11th July 2021 at Usha Palace, Satna (M.P.), the following office bearers were elected unanimously –

President: Mr. Sudhir Jain
Vice President: Mr. Uma Shankar Agarwal
Secretary: Mr. Rajendra Agrawal “Shashi”
Joint Secretary: Mr. Pankaj Pratap Singh
Treasurer: Mr. Manmohan Maheshwari
Joint Treasurer: Mr. Sachin Tolwani
P.R.O.: Mr. Ravi Prakash Gupta

Exhibition Convener:     Dr. Himanshu Agarwal
Working Committee: Mr. Ashok Kumar Jain, Mr. Praveen Kumar Khatri,
        Mr. Jinendra Kumar Jain, Mr. Surendra Kumar Gupta,
        Mr. Udit Tiwari, Mr. Vinay Gupta.
        Mr. Ashok Mahule, Mr. Azam Siddique

In this meeting, members decided to publish a book covering all the newspapers issued in Satna District since the beginning. Mr. Sudhir Jain displayed a collection of Permanent Pictorial Cancellations, Mr. Ravi Prakash Gupta displayed a collection of unusual special covers like silk covers etc. Mr. Pankaj Pratap Singh and Mr. Sachin Tolwani displayed Pre & Post Independence one Rupee coins. Mr. Ashok Kumar Mohale exhibited “Gandhi Chavanni (Quarter Rupee)” which was minted in Satna in the year 1942 for collecting funds for the independence movement.

It is worth to mention that the Central India Philatelic Society was established in the year 1974 and organized many National level, State level, and local Philatelic exhibitions at various places like Satna, Rewa, Bhilai, Korba, Khajuraho etc. Society arranged to issue 21 special covers and published 12 souvenirs.

Meeting concluded with condolence to senior member Mr. Kuldeepak Oberai and Mrs. Usha Jain wife of founder member Mr. Ashok Kumar Jain.

- Sudhir Jain : Satna (MP)

09 July 2021

Book Review : Exemplified Philatelic Terms


 Book Review

Exemplified Philatelic Terms

Compiled By Sushil Mehra and K. Chaitanya Dev

Exemplified Philatelic Terms: Compiled by Sushil Mehra and K. Chaitanya Dev: Pages 124 : Type Paper Back Pocket Book: Price Rs 200: Published by Pan India Postal Pictorial Cancellation & Facebook Group: Available at Amazon:  email : gaureshmehra@gmail.com  

The book is a collection of philatelic terms used in philately with the help of color images. The beautiful front cover is designed by renowned artist and philatelist Shri Dipok Dey. The layout and printing quality of the book are excellent. Besides the Philatelic terms, it also gives from Shri Dipok Dey’s collection on  History of Printing Technology. On the last the page  the list of philatelic terms is mentioned which is quite useful for a collector to search philatelic terms. 

This book is an attempt to present definitions in simple language of various philatelic (stamp collection) terms. The terms that are selected and explained in the book are for the learning of new collectors and for clarification of experienced collectors. 

This book is a compilation of a series that was brought out in the Pan India Pictorial Cancellations Facebook group. The book is very useful for every stamp lover. The book is highly recommended for budding as well as advanced collectors. It is an asset for libraries of schools, colleges and philatelic societies, and stamp clubs.

Some pages from the book 

Order online for Rs 200/- on Amazon Also available as a Kindle version.
The book can be directly purchased from the author .
Sushil Mehra
Pan Officee Systems Private Ltd.
3/4 Setlur Street,

- Jeevan Jyoti

06 July 2021

Club News


Rainbow Stamp News July 2021

Dear Reader,

I am pleased to release the July  2021 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available at the following link :


04 July 2021

JUBILEEPEX 2021 : International Friendship Virtual Philatelic Exhibition

International Friendship Virtual Philatelic Exhibition


Philatelic Society of Bangladesh (PSB) is happy to share with you the official prospectus of the forthcoming JUBILEEPEX 2021 International Friendship Virtual Philatelic Exhibition that is to be started from 28th September 2021

25 June 2021

Release of Book on Odisha Special Postal Covers

 Book on  Odisha Special Postal  Covers  

Bhubaneswar 24th June : The Eastern India Philatelists’ Association today released a book titled "A Journey of Odisha Special Covers”, which is a detailed compendium of all the Postal Special Covers issued in Odisha by India Post.


The book was released in a small ceremony by Shri P.K.Bisoi, Former Secretary of the Department of Posts in the Ministry of Communications. Also present were Aditya Kumar Nayak DPS (HQ), DOP, Odisha Circle, Shanti Swarup Rath, Secretary EIPA and the compiler of the book Dr.B.Mishra and eminent philatelists of the state.

EIPA is the first Philatelic Society in India to publish a compilation of all the special covers issued. Earlier, such volumes were released in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu too.

The large format volume has images and technical details of all the officially issued covers by the Department of Posts, Odisha Circle from 1973 to 2020. Speaking on the occasion, postal historian Anil Dhir said that Odisha has now become the philatelic capital of the country, with many eminent philatelists who have participated in international and national exhibitions and won laurels. He said that many important publications have been made by EIPA members, books which have won national acclaim.

Kashinath Sahoo, another young philatelist, recalled the role of the Late Bijoyshree Routray in building up EIPA as the foremost philatelic club in the country. C.R. Das, another senior EIPA member called for popularizing the hobby of stamp collecting among the school children for which India Post should organise district level exhibitions.

According to Shanti Swarup Rath, the book will be a boon for all philatelists who collect Special Covers and showcase the rich heritage, culture, history, flora and fauna and the varied natural geographical features of Odisha. The herculean task undertaken by Dr. B. Mishra to compile the volume was lauded by members of EIPA.

- Anil Dhir : email : anildhir2k5@ hotmail.com Mob . 9861020747

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