31 May 2012

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Rainbow June 2012

Hi !

I have just posted June issue of Rainbow Stamp News on Blog. It can be viewed at the following link ..


World No Tobacco Day..




Today Jammu & Kashmir Postal Circle released a Special Cover on "WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY"  at Government Medical College, Srinagar. The Cover was released by Er. R.S.Chib, Minister for Medical and Technical Education, J&K Govt. Shri. John Samuel, Chief Postmaster General, Jammu & Kashmir Circle was present on this occasion.



Screenshot_3 : Pradip Jain - Patna

Say No to Tobacco



World No Tobacco Day

The world is marking today (May 31) the World No Tobacco Day, which was established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with the purpose of sensitising the largest possible number of people on the risks of consuming tobacco and its by-products. The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. It draws global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects. The day aims to reduce the 5.4 million yearly deaths from tobacco related health problems. The WHO invites people to reflect on the publishing of warnings in packages on the damages that tobacco causes to health.

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31 May : World Tobacco Free Day

30 May 2012

New stamps from USPS – Mail a Smile…


Date of Issue : June 1, 2012


Here is a beautiful smiling set of stamps to be issued by USPS on 1st June 2012 featuring characters from five Disney•Pixar movies. The stamps are just wonderful and sure to fascinate one and all especially kids !! This is all for tonight …..Till Next Post…Have a nice Time !!


The new Mail a Smile (Forever®) stamps feature Disney•Pixar's unique characters who remind us of our fears and foibles, challenges and victories, and make us laugh while doing so. In 2012, their familiar faces will lift our spirits once again on stamps that remind us it's always a good time to “Mail a Smile.”

These Mail a Smile stamps feature beloved characters from five Disney•Pixar movies:
- A Bug's Life (1998)
- Toy Story 2 (1999)
- Monsters, Inc. (2001)
- Finding Nemo (2003)
- The Incredibles (2004)

This stamp sheet is a follow-up to the

Send a Hello (Forever®) stamps, a 2011 issuance featuring Disney•Pixar characters that grew out of the Art of Disney series issued from 2004 through 2008. From monsters, fish, and ants to toys and superheroes, Disney•Pixar characters have brought heart and humor to our lives for over 25 years.

Since 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has won 29 Academy Awards. Responsible for almost every major breakthrough in computer animation, the company continues to reset the bar in technology with every film. The Mail a Smile stamps are being issued as self-adhesive Forever® stamps, which are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Mail a Smile Postcards !!


Mailing a smile just got easier! This booklet of 20 cards features five colorful designs with pre-printed Forever® postage. Simply write a message, address, and send some cheer !!

LONDON 2012 Olympics stamps from Israel..




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Date of Issue : 26 June 2012

Hi ! Here are new stamps on London 2012 Olympics to be issued by Israel Post on June 26, 2012. The stamps are just wonderful. The special feature of these stamps is its tabs that depict Olympic rings, London landmarks and flags of participating countries. One of the stamps featured below also  has Indian flag on its tab !! These stamps are just fantastic and sure to be liked by all sport lovers and stamp collectors.

A big thanks to the designer of these beautiful stamps who made the stamps memorable with its exquisite design forever especially for we Indians. The tabs on the stamps have added extra beauty to the stamps !! I should mention here that Israeli stamps have most beautiful tabs in the world which have special value for Thematic collectors.

I am extremely thankful to Dr Eli Moallem of Israel  who sent me details about these stamps !! This is all for  Today….Till next Post…. Have a Great Sporting day !!



 Indian flag on tab of the stamp (No. 5 from extreme right)

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The Spiritual Science philately exhibition
The Spiritual Science philately exhibition  by M.R Prabakar during the Discourse of Bhagavadgita  by Dr.(Prof.) Narayana Acharya

From May 28, 2012 to May 30th ( 5pm to 8 pm )



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Dr. (Prof.) Narayana Acharya and MR Prabhakar

Screenshot_3  : Jagannath Mani, Bangalore


29 May 2012

New stamps from India…



800th Urs Dargah Sharif, Ajmer


Date of Issue : 27 May 2012

India Post issued a beautiful Miniature sheet and two commemorative postage stamps on 27 May 2012 to commemorate  88th Urs, Dargah Sharif Ajmer. Ajmer Sharif is a great pilgrim centre of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs and a symbol of inter communal harmony.

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Dargah Sharif or Ajmer Sharif is a sufi shrine of sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti located at Ajmer, Rajasthan. The shrine has the grave (Maqbara) of the revered saint, Moinuddin Chisti.  It is said that the brass candlesticks taken from the Kalika temple after its destruction were given to the Dargah Sharif shrine of Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, a shrine that Akbar vowed to rebuild after his victory.



A postage stamp on Dargah Sharif Ajmer was also  issued by India Post in 1989 .

: Ashwani Dubey - Gorakhpur

Urs festival

The annual Urs festival commemorates the death anniversary during the first six days of the Rajab (falls between March and July). During Urs, the Dargah's main gates called the Jannati Darwaza (Gateway to Heaven), which normally remains closed, are opened for the devotees. In honour of the saint during the Urs, Qawwali concerts are held reciting Chishti's own works and others. It attracts a large number of devotees to the shrine. The dargah, which is visited by Muslim pilgrims as well as Hindus and Sikhs as a symbol of inter communal harmony.

Stamp of the Past : Updates


News Feature

Special feature in Hindi on The Exhibition :The Minister of Culture, Director ASI, Director India Post and Mr Ajay Mittal talk about the exhibition. Please click following link to listen this news feature :


28 May 2012

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Bicycles and waterfalls this philatelist’s forte

- Naveen Kalia, TNN | May 24, 2012, 05.48AM IST

LUDHIANA: It was in the 70s when the trend of exchanging letters with pen friends was common among people that Suraj Jaitly gathered inspiration to collect stamps. One of his pen friends from abroad requested Jaitly to send him Indian stamps and while collecting these for him, Jaitly found the exercise interesting.

image In 1975, Jaitly took his first steps in philately and started collecting stamps of various countries. At the age of 52 today, he boasts of a vast collection with indefinite stamps, but a large chunk of his collection is based on bicycles and waterfalls, which he has sourced from various venues.
''I wasn't well aware about philately when I started, gradually I learned about theme based philately, as most philatelists collected stamps of national leaders, birds and animals. But, I wanted to collect something different,'' says Jaitly.
After his graduation, Jaitly landed a job at a bicycle manufacturing company in Ludhiana and that gave him the idea to collect stamps related to bicycles. The Dugri resident even has four artist proof stamps (design samples given to postal departments before release) in his collection.

While Jaitly was busy collecting the bicycle stamps of every prominent country, the stamps related to waterfalls attracted him as well and he collected many of these too. He earlier had his philately account in general post office Ludhiana, which he has moved to Mumbai and New Delhi now.
General secretary of
Indian Thematic Society, Jaitly says other philatelists working on the same themes in India and abroad help him get the stamps he needs. ''I am in constant touch with philatelists from across the world through internet with whom I share philatelic knowledge.
A system analyzer in a private firm now, Jaitly says his interest takes him to different corners of the country and he has attended many philately exhibitions in India. A member of the prominent body of philatelists American Topical Association, he has also won prizes for his collection at many national and international philately exhibitions, says Jaitly.
But, like other philatelists, even Jaitly is disappointed with the dying interest among youngsters regarding philately and urges them to learn more about this ''interesting hobby''.

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Mr Suraj Jaitly may be contacted at email : surajjaitly@hotmail.com 


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27 May 2012

Visit….New Europa 2012 stamps



San Marino


Date of Issue: 13th June 2012

Hi !

Here are some recent stamps on this year’s Europa  theme. Every year, the European postal administrations issue stamps on a common theme. This year's theme is "Visit". All stamps on this theme issued by various European countries  are wonderful with elegant design highlighting  tourism activity in their country !

This is all for Today….Till Next Post…Have a Great Time !


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Date of Issue : 30th May 2012




Date of Issue : 22nd May 2012



Date of Issue: 9th May 2012


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Date of Issue: 9th May 2012



The stamp features   Pierrot pedalling away on his "Christiania bike" in the middle of rush hour, with Harlequin sitting in the box at the front. They are part of the cityscape, alongside everyone else travelling to or from work - part of the 36,000 cyclists a day recorded by the automatic cycle-counter on the Queen Louise Bridge. A beautiful MS was also issued giving a view of the road !!


Date of issue: 21st March 2012

View all : Europa stamps

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