31 August 2010

Club News

Hi ! Today is the last day of the month. ...Let's welcome the new month. I have just posted September Issue of Rainbow Stamp News on Blog with some new features. It can be viewed at http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.com/

New Baton Cover from Chennai



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Chennai – 20 August 2010


Hi Here is one of the most beautiful covers issued on Baton Relay with beautiful design of  Tamil Nadu’s special Kanchipuram Silk. It was released at Chennai on 20 August 2010 on the arrival of Queen’s Baton. Thanks to Mr Vejey Kaumar of Chennai for this Post . Till Next Post…Have a Nice Time !

30 August 2010

New Stamps from Israel…

150 Years Outside Jersalem’s Old City Walls

Hi Here are some wonderful stamps issued by Israel Post on 25 August on different themes. All the stamps are very nice & beautiful. The recent stamps shown here feature a variety of subjects and are beautifully depicted through these lovely stamps. I am surprised to note all the stamps were issued on same date i.e. 25 August 2010. This is all for today…Till Next Post …have a Nice TIme !

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Animals and their offsprings

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Music & Festival

Space Urban Renewal

Urban Renaissance in Israel


Happy Holidays With compliments


Date of issue – 25 August 2010

( All above issues)

29 August 2010

Indian commemorative Coin on Mother Teresa



Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee released a five-rupee coin and a souvenir on Mother Teresa to mark her centenary birth anniversary celebrations. He presented the first coin to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil. Read More ...


Coins from other countries


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Mother Teresa’s 100th Birthday Commemorated on New 5 oz Gold Euro CoinPope John Paul II embraces Mother Teresa on the new 5 oz. pure gold 500 Euro commemorative coin issued by France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of this beloved Nobel Peace Prize winner.

These are the four Mother Teresa collector coins €10 (Ag (22.2 g) mintage 20,000
€50 (Au 1/4 oz) mintage 1,000
€200 (Au 1 oz) mintage 500
€500 (Au 5 oz) mintage 99

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British Virgin Islands 2007 - 10th Anniversary of the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales with Mother Teresa Coin


Mother Teresa is one step away from sainthood, and John Paul II is about to be beatified—the final step before sainthood. Both are featured together in gold on this 2010 proof struck to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth.


Great Musicians on Chinese Stamps


1.Mozart 2. Bach 3.Haydn 4. Beethooven

Date of Issue – 25 July 2010

Great Composers  on Chinese Stamps…

Chinese Post has issued a series of four stamps under the name of "Foreign musicians". The set contains portraits of Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Pictures of four composers representing pattern of Western classical music are made by the internationally renowned Danish engraver who made them lively and vivid. It is the example of rare in recent years high level of carving stamps, with simple design and superb atmosphere.

The issue of stamps illustrating genius of the European classical music coincides with the World of Music Education Conference held in China, with a wide range of social influence and educational.

28 August 2010

New Stamp on Mental Health

To be issued on 7 September 2010

The new stamp to be issued by Canada Post stamp features a mental health patient on the path towards recovery. According to Louis Gagnon of the Montréal-based design firm Paprika, “The lines that flow through the stamp cross over one another to represent the plight of a troubled mind moving toward a sense of peace as they rise up the mountain.” A tree, a universal symbol of growth, healing and renewal, sprouts at the mountain’s summit.

In 2008, Canada Post set out to eliminate the misconceptions associated with mental illness, establishing the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. From the generous support of employees, customers and suppliers, Canada Post has raised more than $2.5 million for the Foundation and hopes to raise another $2 million by the end of this year.

My New Cover from Poland

I have just received this nice cover from Poland featuring Polish Flora. Thanks to Andrzej Bek  for this beautiful Registered cover !

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Thanks to Andrzej !

27 August 2010

Baton Cover from Pondicherry…




Pondicherry – 21 August 2010 

Here is the special cover from Pondicherry, issued on Queen’s Baton Relay at Pondicherry on 21 August  2010. A variety of pictures could be seen on covers, giving a glimpse of the state issued by different postal circles. Thanks to Mr Sreejesh Krishnan of Trivandrum for this Post.


26 August 2010

Baton Cover from Trivandrum..




Chief Post Master General Smt Shoba Koshi released a Special Cover on the Occasion of Queen's Baton Relay at  Chandra Shekaran Nair Stadium, Trivandrum on 26-08-2010 and presented the first copy to Chief Minister of Kerala Shri V. S. Achuthanandan.

Cover features Smt. P. T. Usha  an Indian athlete from the state of Kerala . ..."queen of Indian track and field" , Elephant, Onam Festival of Kerala , Boat race, Kathakali traditional dance for of Kerala, High Jump, Long Jump and Running race with Shera and logo of Commonwealth Games.

- Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum


New Baton Relay Covers..




Agartala – 31 July 2010

Here are  some new Baton Relay covers issued at Tripura, Shillong, Nagaland, Mizoram and Hyderabad. It is interesting to note that the date on cancellation of Hyderabad cover is hand written. The size of the cancellation is also small. It should be noted that the size & design of the cancellation is uniform for all the covers being issued by different postal circles. I shall be thankful if any philatelist from Hyderabad could confirm that all the cancellations have been given in this form. I shall be thankful for reader’s opinion regarding this cover. Please leave your comments in the message box. My special thanks to Mr Sreejesh Krishnan for this post who sent info about all these covers. Till next Post …Have a Nice Time !








Hyderabad cover with smaller cancellation and hand written date.

100th Birthday of Mother Teresa

Today is 100th Birth Anniversary of Mother Teresa. The world is celebrating her birthday in several ways to honor this great personality who dedicated her life to the poor, sick and dying .Mother Teresa will always be remembered for humbly ministering to lepers, the homeless and the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta.She was one of the great servants of humanity This Post is a Philatelic Tribute to the greatest humanitarian of all times !!

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Life is too short …..

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.
Love the ones who don't just because you can.
Believe everything happens for a reason
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Kiss slowly.
Forgive quickly.
God never said life would be easy.
He just promised it would be worth it.

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Mother Teresa Express


Indian Railways have decided to run an exhibition train dedicated to Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, giving an insight into her life devoted to poor and destitute. Named 'Mother Express', the train will be flagged off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee from Kolkata on Thursday, coinciding with Mother Teresa's 100 birthday, traversing the length and breadth of the country for the next six months.

"The train would showcase life and philanthropic deeds of this great soul who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1980 for her humanitarian work," said a Railway release.

It would comprise three air-conditioned coaches in which photographs, write-ups, etc would be exhibited to project the life, work and message of Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata and who worked tirelessly in the service of the poor, sick, orphaned and destitute for over 47 years.

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Stamp Exhibition in Dehradun

A Philatelic Exhibition was organized at IMA (Indian Military Academy), Dehradun on 13 Aug 2010. It was inaugurated by the Commandant IMA, Lt. General Sujlana. CPMG Dehradun Circle Ms Anjali Devashar and DPS Mr. Sanjay Singh was also present. General Sujlana himself is a keen philatelist.



The exhibition consisted of 30 frames, covering different aspects of philately. Topics covered were Indian Armed Forces, POW covers, Sikhism, Antarctica, World rarities etc. The Gentleman Cadets were thrilled to see Penny Black, Scinde Dawk & 1854 Lithographs. The event was witnessed by over thousand Officers, GC's and staff.

- Abhai Mishra – Dehradun

25 August 2010

Birth Centenary of Mother Teresa..

Date of Issue – 26 August 2010

The US Postal Service will issue a stamp dedicated to the Centennial of Birthday of the Great Humanitarian, Mother Teresa. Mother Tresa founded a Missionary of Charity in Calcutta in 1950 where she spent a lot of time serving the poor and helpless, was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on the 26th August 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia, in a devout Catholic Albanian family.

In 1928 she joined the Loretto Convent in Rathfarnam (Dublin), Ireland, where she received the religious name Teresa. The Loretto order sent her to India where she began her missionary work with the poor. In the slums she took care of the destitute people, sick, dying, starving, abandoned babies, abandoned children and young people, single mothers. She founded schools, maternity homes and even a leper colony.

In 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She died on 5 September 1997 in Kolkata. On 19 October 2003, Mother Teresa was proclaimed an "icon of the Good Samaritan" by Pope John Paul II.


Date of Issue – 17 June 2010

The stamp recently issued by Ireland shows Mother Teresa against an image of the Missionary of Charity which she founded in Calcutta in 1950.

24 August 2010

New Special Covers..


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Light House – 14 August 2010

Thanks to Lion Ajoy, Bangalore !

Surathkhal Point Lighthouse WLOL IND 114 (Mangalore - Dakshan Kannada - Karnataka) had been chosen for the 3rd International Lighthouse and Lightship Week in India (7th to 22nd August 2010).

Hi ! Here are some nice covers received by me. The one shown above was sent by Lion Ajoy and one featured below by Mr Mansoor B from Mangalore.    I also received a Speed Post cover from Mr Ashwani Dubey of Gorakhpur. The cover has been posted from historic place Chauri Chaura. Thanks  all of you for these nice Covers. This is all for Today….Till Next Post….Have a Nice Time !

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National Institute of Technology Karnataka – Surathkal- 6 Aug 2010

Readers may contact Mr Mansoor B. for more info about  these covers.

email : mansoorblr@gmail.com


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23 August 2010

Festivals of India – Raksha Bandhan




Greetings on Raksha Bandhan !

It is the time to celebrate Rakshabandhan, one of the important festivals of India. Greetings to all Indians celebrating this festival in different parts of the wrold !!

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Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi , the bond of protection is the festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her as she presents sweets to her brother.


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Raksha Bandhan, an important festival of India is  celebrated   to express the  love between brothers and sisters. This festival is being celebrated with fervor and joy since ancient period. Rakhi epitomizes the unconditional love between brothers and sisters. This is also an occasion for family get together where they collectively celebrate this sacred festival. Exchange of beautiful rakhi gifts among dear ones make this occasion a sweet remembrance for many years to come.

New stamps on Youth Olympic Games..



Date of Issue – 14 August 2010

Hi !  In the tradition of the Olympic Games, a new sporting event is being held in Singapore - the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics (YOG) from August 14 – 26.These Games have given a chance to see 3,531 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 204 National Olympic Committees competing in 184 events in 26 sports. To commemorate this event special stamps have been issued by various postal administrations. All the stamps are very nice. But a miniature sheet from Romania is very special for me as it also features a Rainbow on it ….In Club News I am pleased to publish news about a workshop on Philately held in Kanpur GPO. Well, the place which I visited many times and started getting my first stamps since my school days..Thanks to distinguished philatelist of Kanpur  Mr Rajpreet Singh Saluja who shares  news about the workshop here…Heartiest Congratulations to noted philatelist and President of Ludhiana Philatelic Club Mr Yashpal Bangia who was recently  conferred Punjab State Independence Day Award by CM of Punjab … This is all for Today….Till Next Post …..Have a Nice Time !




On 14 August 2010, the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee in collaboration with the Singapore Post launched four Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) stamps.


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A set of four stamps   feature the Singapore 2010 Mascots, Lyo and Merly, in poses showcasing the Culture and Education Programme (CEP) and Singapore 2010 Sports.

The first two designs highlight the World Culture Village and Island Adventure formats of CEP. Athletes will learn about diverse cultures, teamwork and leadership through these two activities. The next two designs feature the Mascots in their favourite sports of Aquatics – Swimming and Basketball respectively.



 Date of Issue – 12 August 2010

( MS with a Rainbow )



Bulgaria- 30 July 2010


France -  16 June 2010

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Heartiest Congratulations !!

State Award for Ludhiana Philatelist

Mr Yash Pal Bangia, President, Ludhiana Philatelic Club, was conferred Punjab State Independence Day Award by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the Independence Day function in Ferozepur on Sunday, 15th August. Yashpal Bangia, a retired public relations officer of the postal department has dedicated over 35 years to philately and has emerged as a prolific writer. He took the initiative to begin the Ludhiana Philatelic Club in the city in 1973 with members from all walks of life. He has written six books on philately.Recently he has also published two books for senior citizens, “Dhalti Umar Badhte Kadam” Part-I and Part-II. He was instrumental in establishing The Stamp Gallery at the science city in Kapurthala. He is still pursuing the hobby of stamp collection with zeal and at the same time more devoted to the promotion of the philately among children.


Workshop on Philately at GPO Kanpur

A two Day Workshop on Philately was conducted at GPO Kanpur on the 4th and 5th of August 2010 . Students from several schools participated in the workshop . A Quiz Competition was also organized .Winners were given certificates . Lot of information regarding Philately was given to the students  .

- Rajprit Singh Saluja, Kanpur

Philately Workshop

Hindustan – 5 August 2010

Philatelic Workshop 2

Dainik Jagran - 6 August 2010

Philatelis Workshop 1

Amar Ujala – 6 August 2010

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