31 January 2011

Club News..

Hi ! I have just posted February issue of Rainbow Stamp News on Blog. It can be viewed at http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.com/

30 January 2011

Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi….



Today is  Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Nation Pays homage to Father of the Nation.



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   - Sudhir Jain

35 years ago, Central India Philatelic Society had organized “Gandhi – Lenin Philatelic Exhibition from 30th Jan. to 1st Feb. 1976 at Satna.Being Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, 30th Jan. 1976 was dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. A special cover was issued on Mahatma Gandhi and Indian Postal Department had also provided special cancellation related to Mahatma Gandhi. One such cover is exhibited here. Stamp affixed on this cover is also related to Mahatma Gandhi.

Our salute to Gandhiji !!

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Gandhi 118

: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum

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Philatelic Tributes to Father of the Nation !!

29 January 2011

New Valentine’s Day Stamps..



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Date of Issue: January 14, 2011

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) has issued a set of two  Valentine’s Day 2011 stamps,  on January 14, 2011. It is classified as a “Special” kind of issue  with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 70,000 pieces.

Designs : The two designs show Pheepoy, the Philpost Mascot, delivering examples of non-traditional postal products like a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers. For several years now, Philpost offers special delivery service every Valentine’s Day dubbed, “The Postman also delivers Flowers.” With many hearts surrounding the world, the designs emphasize the “caring ways” your local letter-carrier exemplifies, every time a gift item is handed to the special recipient, on a special day like Valentine’s Day.

: Phil Post


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A good news for philatelists…


World Online Philatelic Agency - launches the first international face value stamp site

A dream has come true for stamp collectors around the world as it is now possible to buy at face value and on a single site (www.wopa-stamps.com) the new issues and all available stamp products from a variety of postal administrations, including Aland, The Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey (with Alderney), Jersey and Isle of Man. Furthermore additional countries are being added all the time and already confirmed to be available within the next weeks are Great Britain, Luxembourg, Israel and Portugal (with Azores and Madeira). The site will also offer philatelic accessories related to the participating countries produced by the Dutch company DAVO.

WOPA, which is a division of Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau Ltd., has plans to expand his service to the vast majority of major postal administrations worldwide.

The site has been launched in English. However WOPA will introduce other major languages during the course of 2011.



28 January 2011

Smilers Sheet for INDIPEX 2011 from Royal Mail…

Namaste ! Hello from Royal Mail


Royal Mail have announced the issue of an Exhibition/Generic Smilers sheet for Indipex 2011 The sheet consists of two identical halves each having images of old and new Delhi, and the British 1969 Gandhi Centenary stamp, on labels alongside the self-adhesive Union Flag stamp.The sheet will be on sale from the Royal Mail Philatelic Bureau and philatelic outlets from 12 February.

Courtesy : Norvic Philatelics

2011 - International Year of Chemistry




Date of Issue : 17 January 2011

The  UN General Assembly declared the year 2011 to be the International Year of Chemistry (IYC). The main theme of IYC 2011 is "Chemistry - Our Life, Our Future" focused on the achievements of chemistry and its contribution to well-functioning human society. Slovakia has issued a stamp on 17 January, commemorating the International Year of Chemistry.

Issue of “International Year of Chemistry 2011” is based on the environmentally motivated idea. We are alive because of the ingenious natural chemical reaction – photosynthesis, which ensures the existence of life on earth. Its exceptional performance and waste-free process makes photosynthesis an example, which shows the direction of chemically motivated human activity.

The basis of the stamp design is made up of two important chemical compounds, water and carbon dioxide, depicted according to the calotte model, which interact in photosynthesis. Colouring of the stamp reflects dual-wise two basic stages of photosynthesis: light – in the form of sunlight and dark – in the form of blue colour symbolizing water. Sunlight and chlorophyll are the catalyst of photosynthesis, which results in oxygen and glucose, two molecules of life, having an essential role in our lives.



The green leaf appears on the first day cover (FDC), representing chlorophyll, along with formulas of entering and generated chemical compounds and completes the picture of this unique photochemical reaction. C60 fullerene is pictured on the FDC stamp. It is one of several allotropic forms of carbon. Fullerenes are of significant importance and they are used in nanotechnology, which is one of the most attractive technologies of chemistry today.


International Year of Chemistry 2011


Commemorative sheet of Belgic Post

(Joint Issue)

27 January 2011

New Stamp from India..



Date of Issue : 27 January 2011


Krishnadevaraya who ruled the kingdom of Vijayanagara in between 1509-1529 was one of the greatest statesmen which medieval South India had produced. Called variously as ‘Kannadaraya’, ‘Sri Karnata Mahisa’ and ‘Kannada Rajya Ramaramana’, his rule saw all round prosperity of South India, culturally and materialistically. He was the son of Tuluva Narasanayaka and after the death of his brother Vira Narasimha ascended the throne of Vijayanagara in 1509.

The Vijaynagar Kingdom rose to its highest peak of glory during the reign of Krishna Deva Raya. Not only he was an able administrator and a great warrior but he was also a scholar, a poet, a musician and a kind king. He was loved very much by his subjects and he even treated his enemies with honor. He won all the wars he had waged during his rule.

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New Member

Name : K.MUTHUKUMARAN From Chennai


email : muthu491853@gmail.com

New Special Cover


Special Cover : Chennai - Builders’ Association of India, Southern Centre


Date of Issue : 23 January 2011

From Children’s World

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Philatelist's Creation on Transparent artisan film by a 10 year old child.

Philatelic display by a young philatelist

Arun with his exhibit

Arun Singh, son of rail philatelist Vikas Singh from Ghaziabad recently exhibited his four frame collection on “Commonwealth 2010 Delhi” at Amity International School, Vasundhara. He displayed all the philatelic material that has been issued on the 2010 games including stamps issued by postal departments outside India, all the special covers issued by postal circles in India, presentations packs, some errors and ands village office cancellations. Ten year old Arun also exhibited his collection at just concluded SINE and won a bronze medal.

Bronze medal at national exhibition

Arun awarded at SINE

Asian Age 12th Dec

The Asian Age - 12 December 2010

: Sereejesh Krishana, Trivandrum ; Mansoor Bolar, Manglore; K. Muthkumaran, Chennai

26 January 2011

New Stamp from US…



Date of Issue – 27 January 2011


Kansas Statehood

The 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood is commemorated with the issuance of this stamp. Kansas is believed to be named after the Kansas River, which bears the name of the Kansa, one of several Native American tribes in the region prior to European settlement. Kansas became the 34th state of US on Jan. 29, 1861.

This stamp is a symbolic artistic snapshot of Kansas that encapsulates many of the state’s most prominent features: history, industry, agriculture, and pioneering ingenuity.

In the foreground stands a type of efficient windmill pioneered in America during the mid-19th century, first made of wood but later out of metal (like the one shown on this stamp) and fitted with a tail, like a weather vane, to change the direction of the wheel relative to the wind.

In the background stand five modern wind turbines that demonstrate continuity and the forward-looking nature of the modern Kansas economy. Below and behind the windmills is the Kansas landscape, with stylized bands of color implying the varying topography of the state. A golden band suggests the undulating plains of western Kansas and implying statewide prosperity in agriculture, while a green band hints at the forests and hills of eastern Kansas.

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Special Cover Kerala Postal Circle    : KL-01/2010

Kerala Postal Circle, Ernakulam released a Special cover on  01-10-2010 to commemorate Adv. Vettath J. Mathai, B.A. B.L., ( Member of Legislative council of Cochin state 1934 - 45 ) the First Indian who defeated a European before Independence in India in Planters Constituency Election in Cochin State Legislative Council.

: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum

Stamp Fair in Malaysia



Greetings on Republic Day !!


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Honoring  the glory and power of our free homeland.


Happy Republic Day !!

25 January 2011

Greetings on the eve of Republic Day of India

Greetings to all Indians on the eve of Republic Day !!



Covers : Praful Thakkar

Let us remember the golden heritage of
our country and feel proud to be a part of India.



Greetings from Sudhir Jain, Central India Philatelic Society, Satna (MP)

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Queen Victoria stamps set Hong Kong record



(AFP) HONG KONG — A block of 19th-century Hong Kong postage stamps featuring Queen Victoria's head sold for a record $820,000 at a weekend auction in the former British colony, organisers said Monday.

The set of four olive-coloured stamps was described as "extremely rare" with organisers chalking up their unusual colour -- they should have been a brownish-grey tone -- to a printing error.

The pre-sale estimate had been as high as $1.5 million, but it was still the highest price ever paid in the southern Chinese territory for a single lot of Hong Kong stamps. They went to an anonymous buyer.

The face value of each of the stamps, which were issued in 1865, was 96 Hong Kong cents (12 US cents at current conversion rates).

The stamp and banknote sale by auction house Spink on Sunday capped off a busy weekend of auctions in Hong Kong, with British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's wine collection fetching a higher-than-expected $5.6 million at Sotheby's.

Another wine auction raised about $10.8 million, well above the $9 million organisers had predicted.

"We are excited to see strong participation by Hong Kong, mainland Chinese and our Asian clients, along with numerous bidders back in America participating as well," said John Kapon, chief executive of auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit, which organised that sale.

Hong Kong has emerged as the world's third-largest auction centre after New York and London, thanks in large part to China's rapidly growing number of millionaires.

Mainland Chinese are regular buyers of the top lots at sales of art, jewellery and wine and Hong Kong has positioned itself as a wine hub for Asia as well as the gateway to China's vast market.

The city was returned to Beijing by colonial power Britain in 1997, but maintains a semi-autonomous status within China.

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:Jagannath Mani, Bangalore


Immanuel Sekaranar Stamp issue

What is actual date of Issue ??


Premature Release Immanuel Sekaranar 0n Oct 9

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Finally Issued Officially on Dec 31 at New Delhi

Later India Post confirmed all its postal circles and Philatelic Bureaus that the correct date of release of Immanuel Sekaranar is 09th October 2010. 

Hence the same is not a premature release.

: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum


24 January 2011

Great Astronomers of the world....




To be issued on 28 January 2011


Polish Post will issue a pair of se-tenant  postage stamps on 28 January to commemorate 400th Birth Anniversary of legendary astronomer Jan Heweliusz

Johannes Hevelius  (Jan Heweliusz) January 28, 1611 – January 28, 1687)was a   a famous Polish astronomer he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography" and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still recognized by astronomers.

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23 January 2011

Heroes of India..Subhash Chandra Bose

23January – Birth Anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose

Today is 114th Birth Anniversary of the legendary freedom fighter of our country Subhash Chandra Bose.The West Bengal government observes birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as ''Desh Prem Divas''

Subhash Chandra Bose

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, one of India's most famous freedom fighters, was born in Cuttack on January 23, 1897, at the family's ancestral house, Janakinath Bhawan, in Oriya Bazar. The house, where Netaji spent his early childhood, has been converted into the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birthplace Museum and exhibits memorabilia associated with the leader.

Read more with rare photgraphs of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on this special Blog :


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