31 March 2011

Visit Israel…..





Date of Issue 12 April 2011

Israel Post will issue , a set of 3 stamps  on 12 April featuring Tourism in Israel. Israel is a touristic wonder with great potential. The combination of religion and history alongside culture and modernity makes this country a unique and attractive destination for diverse audiences from around the world.

Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, is sacred to three religions and offers a combination of religion, history and culture, making it attractive to many different audiences.

The Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest lake, offers holidays and entertainment amidst beautiful scenery. Many historical sites, with significant religious and cultural meaning, are located in the area, as are a wide range of attractions that appeal to various audiences.

Eilat, Israel’s “southern gate”, is Israel’s city of tourism, incorporating wonderful weather with beautiful landscapes. The city’s most inviting feature is the Red Sea and the numerous tourist attractions that it offers.

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       The Sea of Galilee                        Eilat                               


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These three stamp sheets are being issued with wide selvages displaying a complementary design motif.

The Sea of Galilee, NIS 4.20

This stamp features a view from the Mount of Beatitudes, located to the north-west of the Sea of Galilee, toward Tabgha and the Church of the Primacy of Peter. The sheet selvage features a panoramic view from the Mount Arbel area toward the Sea of Galilee, Ginosar beach, Tiberias and the southern Golan Heights. Photo: Dafna Tal.

Jerusalem, NIS 6.00

This stamp features the Tower of David and part of the Old City Wall.  The sheet selvage features a portion of the Western Wall. Photo: Shutterstock.

Eilat, NIS 6.10

This stamp features an underwater scene with a Red Sea clownfish (Amphiprion bicinctus) at the center.  The sheet selvage features an underwater scene from the Eilat shore, a diver near red coral. Photo: Shutterstock.

New Europa 2011 Stamps…

To be issued on 5 May 2011


Hi ! Here are some new magnificent stamps on Forest theme.On 5th May New stamps will be issued by Cyprus and Polish Posts to mark Year of Forests.Polish stamp design is very exclusive and the designer’s idea is quite admiring. The stamps to be issued by Cyprus Post are very beautiful and draw attention at first sight.Forest is the theme for this year’s Europa stamps which also coincides with this year’s International Year of Forests. So many beautiful design of stamps on Forest theme from a number of countries are yet to seen. This is all for Today…..Till Next Post ….Have a Great Time !!


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To be issued on 5 May 2011

30 March 2011

It’s Cricket Time…World Cup 2011

It’s Time To Win !!


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Cheer Cricket – Cheer India

: Ashwani dubey, gorakhpur

New Stamps on Royal Wedding..



To be issued on 21 April 2011

The Royal Mail will issue two official stamps on 21 April to commemorate the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.The stamps will feature photographs taken by Mario Testino to mark the couple's engagement .

It is the third time Prince William has appeared on a Royal Mail stamp - he was featured on a sheet of stamps to celebrate the Queen and the Queen Mother's 100th birthday in 2000 and in 2003 became the first member of the royal family to have a set of stamps produced to celebrate their 21st birthday.

He is also the first of the Queen's grandchildren to have their wedding commemorated on a set of stamps.

News from our Readers….

Envelope with interesting Printing Error




I have a unique envelop of denomination 100 ps. (Rs.1) which I found from bunch of old household letters. The most important & unique thing of it is that, whatever is printed on outer side of envelop like national emblem, Satyamev Jayate, Bharat, INDIA, PIN, 100 is exactly reverse (mirror image) printed on the inner side of envelop, when it is totally open. I consider it as a major printing error.

I wanted to know more information about envelop from Postal Dept. So I used Right of information act, 2005. After a long correspondence with Indian postal dept. (Mumbai & New Delhi ) & Indian security press ( Nasik), I got following satisfactory & authentic information about my envelop.

 This envelop was printed in June 1990.

 Reverse printing on envelop is due to a kind of printing error called set off printing.

 From philately officials, I came to know that it was the first time they encounter with such type of reverse printing error & it is one of the first kinds of case in India.

 Indian security press (Nasik Road) from where this envelop is printed, the official accepted that this envelop with set -off printing error is inadvertently pass through examination section due to oversight.

Limca Book of Records (India) in their 2009 & 2010 edition featured my unique postal envelop as “Totally Mis - Printed Postal Envelop”
Please see my article “Totally Mis - Printed Postal Envelop, RTI ”

- Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya from Mumbai

email : dinesh_upadhyaya@yahoo.com

Blog : http://dineshupadhyaya.blogspot.com/

29 March 2011

Aerogrammes featuring Birds and Fishes..





Here I wish to share beautiful Postal stationery issued by Vanuatu Post. These are colorful Aerogrammes depicting Birds and Fishes. These aerogrammes are quite suitable for thematic collection on birds and fishes. Vanuatu Post has also issued a set of 4 stamps on 23 March 2011 featuring famous Coffee from Vanuatu. The stamps are wonderful showing a variety of coffee flavours. The First Day Cancellation is equally good showing a hot coffee cup. The designs of the stamps are very nice and on first glimpse , the stamps give  aroma of hot Tanna Coffee from Vanuatu….Just enjoy a nice cup of coffee through today’s Post…  Also read thrilling details of Underwater Post Office of Vanuatu…This for all for Today…… Till Next Post….Have  a Great Time !!


Tanna Coffee – The Taste of Vanuatu…



Date of Issue – 23 March - 2011


The Tanna Coffee Development Company was established in Tanna in 1982, to assist Vanuatu soon after its independence.   The process of famous Tanna Coffee  begins with the hand picked cherries being processed at 35 pulperies on Tanna. The cherries are pulped, naturally fermented, washed, screened and sun-dried prior to transportation to the Dry Processing Factory. Here the dry skins are removed, 'green beans' graded according to size and then bagged ready for shipping to Port Vila. The coffee beans are then carefully roasted as part of the 25 steps in the process from the 'plantation to the cup'. Modern international standard packaging completes the process. Currently, all coffee is sold in roasted and packaged form through Tanna Coffee’s facility in Port Vila with 70% being distributed locally and the balance being exported overseas. The Roasting Factory has now been developed to cater for tourist visits.




Underwater Post Office of Vanuatu Post


Vanuatu Post’s Underwater Post Office, found just off Hideaway Island near Port Vila, has quickly become one of the busiest post offices for postcards in the world!
Visitors from around the world have literally donned their mask and snorkels, postcards in hand to experience the world’s first underwater post office.


And they have not been disappointed. The Post Office is only 50 metres offshore and at just three metres below the surface, is very accessible to the young and young at heart. Thousands of visitors have posted one of the special waterproof postcards available in Vanuatu; these cards are collected regularly by one of Vanuatu Post’s four trained scuba divers and “cancelled” underwater with an embossing cachet. Mail that requires a normal Underwater Post Office date stamp is cancelled in the Main Post Office.

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Since opening in 2003, the underwater post office has received an estimated 100,000 visitors. The underwater branch is manned daily for usually about an hour, longer on cruise ship days or with demand.


“I love working at the underwater branch,” says VPL’s Samuel Robert. “It’s great fun and really pleasing to see so many visitors each day who cannot believe their eyes!”
Vanuatu Post has released two stamp issues commemorating the world’s first underwater post office.

: Vanuatu Post

28 March 2011

New Stamps on Int .Year of Forests..




The Argentina Post has issued a stamp commemorating the International Year of Forests (IYF). It illustrates a synthesis of a tree and its reflection which presents the logo of IYF.

The icons that make up the foliage and the trunk of this tree represent the diversity which is vital for the provision of goods and services, tangible and intangible. The position of man points to his role in the care of the forest.

All these elements reinforce the concept that forests are vital to the survival and welfare of people, food and medicine production, preservation of plant and animal species, regulation of water basins and the balance of climate and, in short, the whole environment.



Date of Issue  - 26 January 2011


New Europa 2011 Stamps



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Europa 2011 – Year of Forests

Date of Issue – 14 April 2011



Date of Issue  - 5 May 2011

View complete list of Europa 2011 stamps


Club News



A request for issue of commemorative stamp could be sent to Philately Division of India Post . The  detailed Performa is available at India Post Website.

Revised Proforma for issue of Commemorative Stamp...

Proposal to be received by Philately Division of Department of Posts at least 18 months ahead of the proposed date of release.

See complete details

27 March 2011

Specialties from New Zealand…..


Date of Issue – 23 March 2011

New Zealand Post issued a set of five stamps on specialties of  New Zealand . The stamps cover different themes . It is a wonderful set for Tourism theme. The stamps are very beautiful and attractive .

Hokey Pokey
A Kiwi icecream institution, hokey pokey has been the New Zealand icecream flavour of choice since the 1940s. Many a Kiwi summer has been made that much sweeter with a lick of this vanilla and crunchy toffee combo.


Trout Fishing
It’s all in the flick of the wrist! New Zealand trout fishing is regarded as some of the best in the world, particularly in the picturesque rivers of the central North Island.


Mountain Biking
True adventurers at heart, New Zealanders love to get their hearts racing. An action-packed pastime, mountain biking is the perfect way to see the nation’s unique terrain, whether it’s up, down or sideways!


Kiwi Road Sign
Kiwis crossing! Featuring New Zealand’s famous national bird, this iconic road sign is one to look out for in the countryside, particularly as evening draws near and this flightless bird comes out to play.


The Beach
For most New Zealanders, summer means the beach, and there are certainly plenty to choose from. Whether it’s for a surf, a swim or a barefoot walk on the sand, it’s all part of the Kiwi way of life.

: New Zealand Post


26 March 2011

Earth Hour 2011.....


Earth Hour 2011: It's time to go beyond the hour

8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.


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Thanks to Mr Wolfgang Beyer, Germany

Endangered Birds from Iceland…

World Wide Fund for Nature will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. On this occasion Iceland Post issued 4 stamps with endangered birds as motifs on 27 January 2011.

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Barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) migrates mainly from northern regions. These birds stop over in Iceland for some weeks every year. The breeding population has increased somewhat in the last few decades.


White-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) is a migratory bird in Iceland. The population numbers around 25.000 birds and has been decreasing during the last decade.

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Common scoter (Melanitta nigra) is one of the rarer species of ducks breeding in Iceland. It is a migratory bird and is wholly protected in Iceland.


Gadwall (Anas strepera) was probably first seen in Iceland in the 19th century. It is estimated that the breeding population numbers 200–300 pairs, mainly around Mývatn. It is a migratory bird with its main winter quarters in Ireland. It is wholly protected in Iceland.

25 March 2011

Coin and Flag series by UNPA




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Coin and Flag Series 2011

On 3 March 2011, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued its Coin and Flag series by releasing 24 new stamps in the denominations of US$ 0.44, CHF 0.85 and € 0.65. Three mini-sheets of eight stamps each will be released.

This is the fifth year of the stamp series representing the coins and flags of Member States of the United Nations. The series is expected to run for approximately eight years until stamps representing all 192 Member States are issued.

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Club News

New stamp from India


Date of Issue – 23 March 2011

India Post issued a stamp on  23 March 2011 to commemorate  Subhadra Joshi, veteran Congress leader and freedom fighter.

Premature Issue : National Mathematics Day



 National Mathematics Day Stamp was in list of stamp issue programme of India Post for the year 2010, but it was not issued in the year 2010. Now could be found  with some collectors and dealers at high price.

: Vishal Sanganria, Guwhati

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