30 October 2009

Hanuman – The Monkey God..

Hi ! In today’s special Post I am pleased to share a nice stamp from Canada which appears like our Hindu God "Hanuman " . The nice Canadian stamp shown here depicts the "monkey king" from the famous Chinese legend "Adventure of Monkey King – Journey to the West". Our distinguished member Dr Hemant Kulkarni gives details about it… Hope you will enjoy reading it….This is all for Today…..Till Next Post….Have a Nice Time !!


On October 13, 1970 Canada and People's Republic of China, following 22 months of negotiations in Stockholm established diplomatic relations. Since more than one million Chinese live in Canada, it issues wonderful Philatelic items as a tribute to Lunar Year that's based on 'Animal' signs -quite popular for Asians in particular. Here's one that was issued in 2004 as 'Year Of The Monkey' without a reference to Hanuman for the obvious reason. The stamp itself has been unique in the sense that it is embossed .

- Dr Hemant V. Kulkarni, Milwaukee - USA

Article on Hanuman in a French Magazine

An article on Hanuman , The Monkey God by or distinguished Reader Dr Eli Moallem of Israel was published this week in French in the most popular magazine in France "L'Echo des Timbrolgie". Dr Eli’s another article on Hanuman was published in English in Rainbow Stamp News recently. To read this article visit http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html Dr Eli may be contacted at eli573@zahav.net.il

29 October 2009

Cute Red Panda on stamps…

Hi ! In today’s Post some nice stamps on the cutest animal, Red Panda issued by Bhutan on 9 October 2009. Bhutan Post also issued a set of 4 Official Max Cards. These are so cute and sure to be favorite of collectors of Wildlife theme. Our thanks to Mr Pradip Jain who sent detailed information about these nice philatelic items. For more information he may be contacted at philapradip@gmail.com In the second part of the Post some recent Indian Issues. This is all for Today…..Till Next Post….Have a Nice Time !

Bhutan 2009 New issue page-4 - WWF issue

Max Card

Bhutan 2009 New issue page-4 - WWF issue


Bhutan 2009 New issue page-4 - WWF issue


Recent Indian Stamps


Maharaja Gulab Singh – Date of issue – 21 Oct 2009

( With Perforation Variety on Margin)


Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Sisters of The Poor – Date of Issue – 29 October 2009

27 October 2009

My recent covers and cards..

Date of Issue - 2 October 2009

Hi ! Here are some nice covers and cards recently received by me. Thanks to all of you for these lovely cards and covers. Here is a FDC recently issued by India Post to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi. It was issued on 2nd October 2009 which is the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and this day is celebrated as International Day of Non –Violence. This is all for Today……Till Next Post ….Have a Nice Time !…

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Wolfgang Beyer, Germany

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Silvan, Malta

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Zeljko Vasilik, Croatia

Cards received through Post Crossing

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Card from Sweden

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Card from Denmark

25 October 2009

Pride of India Collection….

Hi ! In today’s Post 7th series of famous Pride of India Collection featuring gold replica of First Asian Games stamp which was originally issued on 4 March 1951. A beautiful sheetlet on Heritage temples of India is also shown here. An interesting News Clipping for you with the links of blogs of some of our Readers. Our thanks to Mr Prakash Mody of Canada and Mr Shrikant Parikh for this Post.This is all for Today …..Till Next Post…..Have a Happy Time !


First Asian Games, New Delhi - stamp issued on 4 March 1951


Pride of India Collection

Sheetlet with Se-tenant stamps

Sheetlet of Heritage Temples – Dilwara & Ranakpur – 14 Oct 2009

Club News

Readers write….

Tomas, Lithuania

I'm stamp collector from Lithuania.I have found your blog and decided to write to you with introduction.I'm collecting stamps from worldwide on the topic "Lithuania".On the web you can visit my philatelic collection of Lithuania on world postage stamps. Theme of a collection is "Lituanica", it represents world-wide issued postage stamps about Lithuania, Lithuanian's and events.Pleases feel free to visit and share with your friends: http://www.lituanicaonstamps.com/

Narayanan Gokul, Chennai

Pleased to visit Rainbow Stamp Club web page. You give a lot of Information about stamps from Different countries. I have a created a small blog containing images of my MNH Marine Life collection in a stamp collecting site called My Philately..

The link is : http://www.myphilately.com/exhibit/gokul

News clipping from India Abroad

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23 October 2009

It’s Snow Time …..

Fresh Snow at Rohtang - 19 October 2009

Hi ! The winter is knocking our door ….. Here are the beautiful stamps to be issued by Denmark on 27 October 2009. Well I am thrilled to see these stamps as I have spent a long time at the places where heavy snowfall occurs. Children have their own fun in Snow which has been featured on these fun filled stamps….On 19th October I visited Rohtang Pass where fresh snowfall had occurred two days ago. Here are the pictures of the fresh snow there…….Have a chilling view of this amazing place .This is all for tonight….Till next Post….Have a Nice Time …!

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To be issued on 27 October 2009

As soon as the winter snows arrive, kids race outside for a snowball fight, to ice-skate, go sledging, build huge snowmen or make angels in the snow. Whether you're actually a kid or just a child at heart, there's always plenty to do in the snow. .These stamps feature examples of the things you can get up to when snow covers the land like a soft white blanket

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A Day in Rohtang Pass….19 October 2009



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Rohtang Pass (Tibetan: Rohtang La) (altitude 13,051 ft (3,978 m)), is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas some 51 km (32 mi) from Manali. It connects the Kull Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh.The pass provides a natural divide between the sub-humid/humid Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture (in the south), and the arid/semi-arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture (in the north). The pass lies on the watershed between the Chenab and Beas Basins. On the southern side of this pass, the Beas River emerges from underground and flows southward and on its northern side, the Chandra River, a source stream of the river Chenab, flows westward.

22 October 2009

Stamps with unique features..

Hi ! In today's post some stamps with unique features. Our thanks to Mr Sundar L. Bansal & Dr Hemant V. Kulkarni for today's Post. In club news some info for you. Just go through it and enjoy ! This is all for Today ! ....Till Next Post.....Have a Nice Time !

Russia X'mas Flox paper- 2003

Russia, World's first stamp printed on Flocked paper issued on 1.12.03 as Christmas Stamp. The sheet of 9 is becoming rare.

Thailand Rose scented Flox paper

Thailand, World's First scented stamp printed on Flocked Paper with rose smell. Issued on 10.2.05

Flocked Paper - These papers have unusual textures somewhat like velvet. Some papers in this category are impressed, embossed, or flocked with various designs ranging from geometric to floral to repitilian.

thailand clay embedded

Thailand, Souvenir Sheet, impregnated with clay used for making pottery and clay toys. Issued on 4.10.03, on the occasion of Bangkok 2003 World Philatelic Exhibition and printed on Granite paper.

thailand Stone embedded

Thailand, Souvenir Sheet issued on 2. 7. 07 showing Rock Formations in Pa Hin Ngam National Park and embedded with rock pieces from those formations.

- Sundar L.Bansal, New York


USPS rarely issues FDCs in this size (called legal size, 9.5 x 4.1 inches), let aside it's not even known to print official cache's that are typically found on the left hand side of the envelope that complements the theme of a stamp. Even the professionally released FDCs usually measure 6.5 x 3.5 inches in size but with outstanding cache's that are popular among the Philatelists, including for these stamps. It is, therefore that these USPS official FDCs have become the most sought after FDCs around the world. What you won't notice strikingly would be the usage of GOLDEN print on the protection sleeves of each FDC and the cover itself, not to mention such wonderful designs of the stamps and the cache's too. These were issued in a limited number and got sold out in hurry .

- Hemant V. Kulkarni, Milwaukee USA

Club News

Stampmania 2009 updates

Allotment letters along with Exhibit envelopes and inventory sheet have been sent to all exhibitors by Registered Post. You must have received it or may receive shortly.

American Topical Association, USA has sponsored awards for Stampmania 2009. It can be viewed ‘Awards’ link of website www.stampmania2009.com

Mobile Philately, Jalna, Philatelic Society of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Exponet Virtual Philatelic Exhibition, Czech Republic has also sponsored awards for Stampmania 2009.

Philatelic Societies and individuals are welcome to donate/sponsor special prizes which will be placed at the disposal of the jury be awarded at their discretion.

During the exhibition a Souvenir containing information and unpublished articles, will be a released. Advertisements in souvenir are welcome. For details contact Mr Prashant Pandya E Mail - info@vadophil.org Ph. 9879571179


Solo Stamp Exhibition of Mr Arvind Mullick of Jabalpur will be held on October 25 2009 at Rani Durgawati Museum, Bhawartal, Jabalpur from 10.30 AM to 8 PM. It has been sponsred by Rotary Club of Jabalpur (MP).

- RTN Amrik S. Chaggar, President – Rotary Club of Jabalpur

21 October 2009

New Special Covers

Hi ! Here are two new special Covers issued by Maharashtra & Goa Circle of India Post. One with a slogan “ Unite to Combat Climate Change” issued on 15 October during one week celebration of National Postal Week and another one was issued to commemorate 100 Years of Kamla High School, Mumbai on 11 October 2009. Our thanks to Mr Jigar Desaiof Mumbai for this Post.This is all for Today …..Till Next Post…Have a Nice Time !


National Postal Week



100 Years of Kamla High School


20 October 2009

New Stamps from India & Bhutan

e - Greetings

Hi ! I am back after a festive break.In today’s Post some recent issues by India Post and Bhutan. The Indian stamps are issued in such a big number that it takes lot of time to reach the post offices. Here is a MS of Heritage Ralway Stations which has just arrived in few Post offices of India. In Club News some beautiful e Postal stationery by Gujarat Postal Circle. Our thanks to Mr Shrilkant Parikh – Ahmedabad, Mr PradipJain – Patna & Mr Prashant Pandya- Vadodara for today’s Post. This is all for Today !…Till Next Post ….Have a Nice Time !!


Heritage Railway Stations of India - MS – 16 August 2009


India Post Freighter - 12 October 2009

Heritage Temples of India – 14 October 2009

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Dilwara Temple

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Ranakpur Temple

New Stamps from Bhutan


Textiles of Bhutan – 28 September 2009


WWF - Red Panda – 9 October 2009

Club News



e - Greetings

e-Post is one of the premium product of India Post bridging "email" and "snail mail" and using modern Internet technology and the conventional postal system.Recently on the occasion of Diwali and New Year, Gujarat Postal Circle has come out with 4 different multi coloured A4 size message sheets for conveying ePost messages to recipients of ePost. Multicoloured envelopes in the size of 240 mm x 105 mm with matching designs have also been made for sending ePost messages to addressee.



Stampmania 2009 team has made a special arrangement for the benefit of philatelist who wish to get such colourful message sheets and matching envelopes with their messages. Those who are interested in getting such message sheets and envelopes may send ePost message from nearby ePost center. It should be addressed to “Stampmania 2009, Baroda Philatelic Society, C/o Sr. Postmaster, Vadodara H. O., Vadodara – 390 001”. Tariff for ePost is Rs. 10 per page of A4 size. At the receiving end your ePost message will be printed at ePost center on this special ePost stationery and delivered in special ePost envelope. On receipt of your ePost message Stamp Mania Team members will collect it from Vadodara H.O. on your behalf and shall retain with them. You can collect from them at the time of Stampmania 2009 exhibition or you they can send it to you if appropriate return postage is sent to them. This arrangement has been done for the benefit of philatelists across the country, since this stationery is only available in Gujarat Postal Circle. Please contact Stampmania 2009 team members for more information.email : info@vadophil.org

Images of special ePost stationery can be viewed at http://stampmania2009.webs.com/photogallery3.htm
For more information about ePost please visit http://indiapost.nic.in/login/epostFAQ.jsp or read an article “ePost-New Generation Post with new dimensions” at http://stampmania2009.webs.com/ePost.pdf

Stamp Fair at Ludhiana

Ludhiana Philatelic Club is going to organize annual function of BAL MELA and STAMP BAZAAR on 14th November 2009 at Lions Bhawan, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhinana. The timings of the show will be 9 am to 4 pm. A stamp designing painting competition will be organised during this mela.

Stamp Exchange

My name is Philippe Tchakarov. I am a long time collector, serious and honest. I live in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and I am retired - agronomist. I am looking for serious philatelic correspondent in India. I am looking for mint old and recent issues according to want list on the following themes: culture /literature, writers, poets/, fauna, flora. Also maxi cards with reptiles, frogs, turtles. Also some FDC - writers.I can offer mint old and new issues from Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, CIS countries and Poland. From Bulgaria I offer also maxi cards and FDC. I use the Yvert and Michel catalogues. Also I can send my want list to description. I can write in English and French. E-Mail : philchak@abv.bg

News from EIPA Bhubaneshwar

The Annual General Body Meeting of EIPA will be held on 08.11.2009 at Bhubaneswar . Make it convenient to attend the meeting to discuss regarding holding philatelic Exhibition in January 2010 and other matters. For more details please contact Secretary in 9437162474. E-mail : akdash2000@yahoo.com

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