30 June 2009

Club News

Singapore 2007 - Cultural Dances

Hi ! In today's Club News here is some contribution by our readers. I have received this nice FDC scan of Singapore from Ms Leeza Padhi of Cuttack, depicting Indian Cultural dances on the cover design and the stamps. Indian dances, Kathakali and Bharat Natyam can be prominently seen on the cover. I have already shown these stamps in one of my earlier Posts. Here are some nice stamps on costumes of Laotian Ethnics sent by Mr. Elli Moallem of Israel. Both of these contribution depict culture on stamps. Meet our new member Mr. Vijay Modi from Himmat Nagar, Gujarat and go through an Auction news.. This is all for Today !....Till next Post ...Have a Great Time !

Men Costumes of Laotian Ethnics

Women Costumes of Laotian Ethnics

Courtesy - Elli Moallem, Israel

Mr.Elli Moallem of Israel also wrote an album to the stamps of Kingdom of Laos (1951-1975). This can be viewed at http://www.sicp-online.org/exhibits/index.htm

New Members

Name - Mr. Vijay Modi
City - Himatnagar, Gujarat
Collecting Interests - Se-tenant , MS and private maxim card with cancellation.
E-mail - vijay_idom@rediffmail.com


ITS Postal Auction No.45 - Last Date: 25.7.2009See scans of some lots at
INDIAN THEMATIC SOCIETYMIG # 3464, PHASE TWO, DUGRI ROAD, LUDHIANA - 141 013. INDIATelfax: + 91 - 161 - 2521244 Mobile: +91 98728 51244

29 June 2009

Stamps on Tourism - 150 Years of Queensland

Date of Issue - 9 June 2009

Hi ! In today's Post I have some nice stamps on Tourism . The two beautiful stamps depicted above were issued by Australia recently on 9 June 2009 to commemorate 150th anniversary of Queensland. From the spectacular natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland outback, to iconic symbols such as the windmill and Queensland Parliament House, Australia Post has endeavoured to capture the essence of Queensland in this commemorative stamp issue. The Mini Sheet, The Max Cards, FDCs have magnificent designs , sure to be liked by stamp Lovers especially those collecting on Tourism. Have a look to these wonderful philatelic items. This is all for Today !.....Till Next Post ...Have a Nice Time !

Queensland 150 Years

Miniature sheet

Max Cards

Courtesy - Australia Post

27 June 2009

Miniature Sheets of India

INS Tarangini - 25 April 2004

The Great Trignmetrical Survey - 28 June 2004

India Post 150 Years - 4 October 2004

India Army in Peacekeeping Forces - 24 October 2004

Courtesy - Hemant Kumar Jain, Mandla (M.P.)

26 June 2009

Michael Jackson - King of Pop...Your Music will be missed...

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) , referred to as the "King of Pop" dies today of Cardiac arrest. His 1982 Thriller is the world's best-selling record of all time and four other solo studio albums are also among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995). One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era and the sale of 750 million records worldwide. Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades. Jackson died on June 25, 2009, aged 50. Jackson donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundation, charity singles and support of 39 charities. Some countries have issued stamps on him...I am giving some of them here....Today's Post is a Philatelic Tribute to the great Singer......

25 June 2009

Make the Earth Cool.......

To be issued on 30 June 2009

Hi ! I have recently come across 3 wonderful stamps which are going to be issued by Israel on 30th June under the series 'Quality of the Environment". Global warming is the biggest environmental problem these days.I liked the design of the stamp, shown above very much and the designer of this stamp needs lot of appreciation to choose this particular design. The Earth is depicted as melting in a frying pan against a red background, in contrast to the tab featuring the international graphic symbols for alternative energy, ecology and the environment portrayed against a clean environment background. It's a beautiful stamp depicting the present status of the earth symbolically in its design.. Other 2 stamps issued on the quality of environment are equally eye catching, featuring Geothermal Energy and Solar Energy. Here are the designs of these nice stamps which I hope will be hot favourite of those collecting on Environment and Climate Change. While talking about on Global warming I must mention here that the hill stations have become very hot these days...Yesterday the temperature of Shimla was 30 C and in Kullu the mercury is rising to 38 C .....You will be surprised to know as the records reveal that about 90 years back Shimla, the queen of hills had snowfall in the month of June...& Today we need fans in Shimla in the months of May & June...The tourists are not happy at all as they dont get here the typical cool weather of hills. The infolw of tourists to Himachal Pradesh has considerably increased becaues of scorching heat in the plains...but the weather is not satisfactory for them.....But they are enjoying snow at Rohtang Pass and doing River Rafting in cold water of Beas River, Kullu. just to beat the heat..This is just about the area where I live. Kullu - Manali...the globally known tourist destination......As the Post of Today is related with the Earth and its Environment....I also show here two photographs of Earth Day celebration on 22 April at New Delhi, sent by our distinguished member Ms N.Kalyani with the news of Earth Day Celebration...This is all for the Day....Till Next Post...Have a Green... Clean and Peaceful Environment....and have a Nice Time !....

Solar Energy Geothermal Energy
Date of Issue - 30 June 2009

Earth Day Celebration....

This year on Earth Day, April 22, a philatelic exhibition on endangered mammals of the world and the giant panda was opened at WWF-India’s Secretariat in Delhi at its Pirojsha Godrej auditorium. The maximaphily collection of Delhi based philatelist Mr Sundar Lal Bansal had some hundred and twenty maximum cards on display with each of the special picture cards accompanied by corresponding stamps and pictorial postal cancellations. The exhibition was inaugurated by WWF’s Secretary-General and CEO Mr Ravi Singh. After a talk by Mr Singh, Mr Bansal, formerly a Distinguished Scientist with the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), gave a brief talk on his collection and how he began his tryst with the hobby after his retirement from active service. The well-known philatelist has, through his philatelic collection, been espousing the cause of protection and conservation of threatened wildlife species.
- N.Kalyani

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Mita Nangia Goswami WWF India Director Environment Education; Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO, WWF India; Sundar Lal Bansal, exhibiting philatelist.

The maxim card is from Mr Bansal's collection and was part of the exhibit

24 June 2009

New Max Cards - Spices of India

Turmeric, Corriander, Chilly

Here are the new Max Cards prepared by our distinguished member Mr. Hemant Kumar Jain from Mandla ( M.P.) on recently issued " Spices of India" stamps. For these Max Cards Mr. Jain may be contacted on following address -

Er.H.K.Jain (A.E.)
W.R. Division,
Civil Lines,
Mandla (M.P.)
PIN 481661

E - Mail : jainhk60@gmail.com



Black Pepper


Backside of the Max Card

23 June 2009

Club News

Nice Cover from Germay
Today I received this nice cover from Germany from Mr. Wolfgang Beyer. It depicts the beautiful and very fine camcellation of King Fisher. Pl visit the wonderful site of Birds http://www.mg-o.de/mgoaktuelles.htm Thanks Mr Beyer for this nice cover.

The news related with above postmark from the website......

05.03.2009: A Phil. Advertising Exhibition was held on 14.06.2009 in Rhoen view, OT Helmer Hausen The FSIO Meiningen Association was held on 14.06.2009 in the above place a promotional exhibition of botany and ornithology. The venue is the Cultural Center. For the event, a pretty special postmark was issued on kingfisher-BIRD of 2009.

New Blog
Our distinguished member Commodore Vijay Kapre has created a new Blog " Lets Talk Stamps"...Its a nice Blog......Pl visit http://www.letstalkstamps.blogspot.com/

Few lines from his Blog...

This blog isn’t going to talk about or list on this site, the latest stamp issues either in India or any where else in the world, as they would already be part of so many better informed philatelic newsletters and blogs. My desire here is to periodically show, some of my presumed rarities and talk about them. And naturally have you folks tell me about what you have . And, we can all look smug or turn a shade of green from time to time.
This blog is also, I hope, going to help us all make friends easily, both nationally and internationally. I understand that the UN has been trying to do just this for a long time now! And, of course encourage us in our basic objective of bettering and enlarging our respective collections. This is where the good ole e-mail comes to the fore, and mine folks is fdcover@gmail.com

Mr Pradip Jain writes from UK....
I am having good time in the 100th Rotary International Convention Birmingham, England from 21 to 24 June 2009. I am staying in RoS official Hotel : Ibis Coventry Centre, I shall be around in the Rotary on Stamps Fellowship booth. which will be in the House of Friendship (Hall 5 NEC) where we will be able to meet each day. My U.K mobile no. is 07852171226.

STAMPEX 2009 - National Stamp Fair, Pune

Oct 30-31 & Nov 1: Pune,

Stampex - National Stamps Fair

Venue : Sonal Hall, Karve Road,

Contact: Pratisad Neurgaonkar pratisad@hotmail.com

Deepak N. Modi
1-09-123, Dr. R. P. Road,
Badi Sadak, JALNA - 431203 (M.S.)
9890 373344

Philatelic Gems from Poland...

Hi ! Today's Post is going to feature the philatelic gems of Poland...The stamps from this beautiful country have always fascinated me so much that they have become the part of my everyday life....The designs of these stamps are always in my mind and I feel great love for them...Thanks to my Blogger friend Andrzej who has helped me to make my collection of Polish Stamps just wonderful.....Here is the softest stamp ever issued by any postal adminisration in the world....It is the Silk stamp by Polska Post....One can wonder how a postage stamp can be soft as it is made of paper but ...yes it is very soft, smooth and shining as it is made of silk....another glittering Silver stamp issued by Poland in 2003 depicting Pope... is also shown below..... I dont know how to express my gratitude for these nice stamps...It's a great feeling to hold them in my hands.....I never thought that I would be ever so lucky to have them...Now these gems are with me....Thanks Andrzej....I dont have the words to express my sincere thanks for these gems....I share these with all of you....and when I possess them an old TV ad comes to my mind.....Neighbour's envy...Owner's Pride...... This is all for today....Till Next Post...Have a Great Time !...

Thanks a lot Andrzej !

The stamp shown here is the beautiful stamp issued by Poland on 19 December 2008, to celebrate 450 years of the Polish Post 1558-2008 . This unique issue in the form of a stamp block printed on silk is the culmination of the celebrations of the 450th jubilee of the Polish Post. The stamp presents a horse messenger on the background of a Renaissance panorama of Krakow city (the end of the 16th century).

The Unique feature of this stamp -

Printed on silkIt's the second time in the history of Polish philately that they are presenting a postage stamp printed on silk. The first one was issued on account of the 400th jubilee of the Polish Post in December 1958 - a non-serrated anniversary issue in a stamp block, denominated at PLN 50, featuring a reproduction of the painting "Na kieleckim szlaku" (eng. On the Kielce Route) by Apoloniusz Kędzierski, composed with deep blue lines on a light purple background. The original painting, missing during the years of World War II, belongs to the Museum of the Post and Telecommunications. An identical image has been printed on a PLN 2.50 postage stamp issued in October the same year on account of the "400 years of the Polish Post" philatelic exhibition. The above stamps were printed with black ink on an off-white background. A certain number of these postage stamps were printed on sheets with an additional perforated margin as an insertion to the 1st volume of the book entitled "The Polish postage stamps". Part of the jubilee issue contained defects which involved printing on the rubber coated side. Those defective stamps are now some of the most sought after by collectors.

The Silver Stamp 2003

21 June 2009

Pride of India Collection

1857 First War of Independence

Hi! Here is the recent issue of Pride of India series depicting the gold replica of "1857 First War of Independence" stamp ,originally issued on 9 August 2007. In the second part of the post some more FDCs of Miniature Sheets of India from the collection of our distinguished member Mr. Hemant Kumar Jain of Mandla (M.P.). This is all for today....Till next Post....Have a Nice Time !

Pride of India - 1857 First War of Independence

FDCs of Miniature Sheets of India

From the collection of Hemant Kumar Jain, Mandla (M.P.)

Waterfalls of India - 3 October 2003

Nature India - Snakes - 12 November 2003

India - France : Joint Issue - 23 November 2003

Golden Jubilee: Sangeet Natak Academy - 22 December 2003

Wonders of America....

Hi ! In today's post I am giving here the next 4 superlatives of America from the sheetlet of Wonders of America, so kindly sent to me by Dr. Hemant V. Kulkarni of Milwaukee, USA. Its a wonderful sheetlet issued in 2005 with 40 self adhesive stamps depicting 40 superlatives of America. Here are the next 4 most beautiful stamps...This is all for this Sunday ...Till Next Post ......Have a Great Time !.....

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