19 January 2019

Bhimbetka Paintings on stamps

Indian theme on foreign stamps

Paintings from Bhimbetka (Madhya Pradesh ) 

Here are Miniature sheets  from Niger and Guinea Bissau, featuring cave paintings. Each of them contains one stamp depicting cave painting from Bhimbetka,Madhya Pradesh India.

Bhimbeta is an archaeological residential archaeological site located in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh state of India. It is famous for art and man-made rock paintings and shelters. These images are considered from the period of Palaeolithic to the time of mid-para period. These images are the oldest signs of human life in the Indian subcontinent. 

This place is located 45 km southeast of Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal . They were discovered in the year 1957- 1958 by the doctor Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar .

Bhimbetka region was declared the site of the National Importance in August 1990 by Bhopal Division , the Archaeological Survey of India . After this , UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in July 2003 .

Other antiquities have also been found here, including the wall of ancient fort, short stature, stone-built buildings, Shung- Gupta carpet records, conch records and remains of Parmar carpet temple.

It is believed that this place is related to the character of Mahabharata Bhima and hence its name is Bhimbatabaka (Bhimbetka later). These caves are at the lower end of the hills of Vindhyachal on the southern edge of the plateau of central India . In the south, the hills of Satpura begin.There are 600 shelves in which 275 are decorated with rock paintings.

Courtesy : Stamp images - Eli Moallem, Israel

18 January 2019

New Stamps from New Zealand - Native Alpine Flora

Native Alpine Flora

Date of Issue : 13 February 2019

New Zealand Post will issue a beautiful set of six stamps and a Miniature sheet on 13th February featuring Native Alpine Flowers.

Although scientists haven’t yet told all their stories, New Zealand’s alpine plants appear to be much younger than the land mass, representing rapid and spectacular evolution and diversification.

Botanists have evidence that immigrant ancestors of alpine plants dispersed to New Zealand quite recently from Australia, New Guinea and South America. Some might have come from or via Antarctica, which was home to rich flora only a few million years ago. Equally adventurously, other species appear to have evolved from native lowland plants that adapted to alpine environments as the landscape shifted.

Native Alpine Flora explores just six of the 600 flowering species found on New Zealand’s mountains between the tree line and permanent snow. 

Source : New Zealand Post

17 January 2019

Special Cover on Kumbh Mela

Kumbha Mela, Prayagraj 2019
Makar Sankranti : 15 January 2019

Special Cancellation on eminent personalities of Prayagraj : 12 January 2019

Madan Mohan Malviya

Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Lal Bahadur Shastri

- Sandip Chaurasia & Ambrish Kr Allahabadi  from Aliahabad

16 January 2019

New stamps on Festivals of Malaysia

Date of Issue : 15 January 2019

POS Malaysia issued a Set of 5 stamps and a Miniature Sheet - Festivals of Malaysia - Series 3  on January 15, 2019 . one of the stamps depicts Indian Theme - Deepavali, also in the MS.The First Day cancellation is so beautiful featuring symbols of the festivals celebrated in Malaysia. It also includes a Diya or Deepak  (oil lamp used in the Indian subcontinent ).


: Kasinath R., Tanjore

15 January 2019

Gandhipex 2019

Department of Posts has decided to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by holding a specialized Philatelic Exhibition.

            In Tamil Nadu Circle, Gandhipex 2019 - a specialized Circle Level Philatelic Exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi theme would be held from 1st to 3rd Feb, 2019, at Pondicherry. About 150 frames will be on display under both Invitation and Competitive Class in the Exhibition.  15 dealer booths are available at the venue. 

The Prospectus and the Entry Form is  available online at www.tamilnadupost.nic.in.

14 January 2019

Record Holders...

Philatelists in Limca Book of Records 2019

Rahul Dhoot of Bhandara, Maharashtra got his name entered in Limca Book of Records for having largest collection of  Joint issue stamps. He has collected 216 joint issue stamps.

Rahul Dhoot with his collection

Mr Sanjiv Jain, philatelist from Dehradun got his name entered in Limca Book of Records for collecting 71  Rs 5 Commemorative Coins of India issued by Reserve Bank of India from 1984 - 2018. Another record he made by making 302 key chains with caricatures of eminent Indian and World personalities.

Kusum Anuradha Gupta, philatelist  from New Delhi got her name entered in Limca Book of Records 2019 for collection of 12,318 paper napkins from all over the world and Collection of 9,107 press Clippings of Bollywood actress Sri Devi.

LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS 2019: Collection of 12,138 Commercial Napkins and 9,107 Non Commercial Napkins from various countries of the world.

LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS 2019: Collection of 1,107 press clippings on Bollywood actor Sridevi.

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