31 January 2013

Club News


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Hi !

I have just posted February 2013 Issue of Rainbow Stamp News on Blog. It can be viewed at following ink :

http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.in/  ( For Readers in India )

http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.com  ( For overseas Readers )

30 January 2013

New special cover on Mahatma Gandhi


News Gandhi spl. cover cancellation Patna L 30.01

A special cover was released in Patna today on Martyr’s Day by Bihar Postal Circle. 30th January is the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and it is observed as Martyr's Day all over the country. The cancellation features Mahatma Gandhi with his stick. 

News Gandhi spl. cover cancellation Patna L 30.01

Gandhi Ji’s Lathi

News Gandhi spl. cover cancellation Patna L 30.01

News Gandhi spl. cover cancellation Patna L 30.01

:  Pradip Jain – Patna  : email  : philapradip@gmail.com

Homage to Mahatma Gandhi



Today is 65th Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Philatelic Tributes to the ‘ Father of Nation ’

Slogans on Postal Receipts

Homage to Gandhi Ji

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: Ashwani Dubey – Gorakhpur

29 January 2013

Flowers’ Clock on stamps…



Date of Issue : 25 January 2013

Hi !

Here is a wonderful issue of Flowers from  Romania Posta with Flowers’ Clock.The issue is very unique and a collectible item for flower lovers !!

Each stamp shows flower and its blooming time on the clock featured on the stamp. As we know that all flowers do not bloom at the same time !! What a great idea…. I just love this issue and would like to have in my collection !!

Have you ever taken into consideration that flowers do not all blossom at the same time? That there is a specific hour when each one reveals itself to the light, nature and peoples? With an interesting thematic approach, this year, Romfilatelia is offering a two-part postage stamps issue, Flowers' Clock. This issue, achieved in an original illustrative manner, combines the image of a flower with an exhibit from the Nicolae Simache Clock Museum in Ploiesti.

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The postage stamp with the face value of 0.60 lei illustrates the Field Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) which blooming hour is 5 a.m.

On the postage stamp with the face value of 0.80 lei is illustrated the Common Chicory (Cichorium inthybus) which blooming hour is 6 a.m.

The postage stamp with the face value of 1.00 lei illustrates the Viper’s Grass (Scorzonera rosea) which blooming hour is 7 a.m.

The postage stamp with the face value of 1.60 lei illustrates the Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris), which blooming hour is 8 a.m.

The postage stamp with the face value of 2.40 lei illustrates the Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) which blooming hour is 9 a.m.

On the postage stamp with the face value of 5.00 lei is illustrated the Bird's-eye Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) which blooming hour is 10 a.m.

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Club News


Grand Numismatic & Philatelic Exhibition will be held at Vellore (Tamilnadu)

Date : 8,9 &10 February 2013 ( Friday,Saturday and Sunday)

Place : Vellore.

venue: Town hall

For more details contact -

Numismatic & Philatelic association of vellore fort
email: tamil_4442004@yahoo.co.in

Phone 09245591886

28 January 2013

New Special Covers….

VADOPEX 2013 : 10 January 2013

Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd.

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125  Glorious Years  Faculty of Performing Arts, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

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Hira Gate

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courtesy :Ilyas Patel – Ahmedabad

Takhat Sri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib : 18 January 2013


: Philatelic Bureau - Patna

Indian winners at Ameristamp Expo 2013




ISC won Gold Medal in AmeriStamp Expo 2013, America


America’s Second Largest Stamp Exhibition, AmeriStamp Expo 2013 concluded in Louisville, Kentucky from 18th January to 22n January. It featured about 75 dealers, 300+ frames of exhibits, and participation of about 25 national societies including renowned and more than 100 yr old ‘India Study Circle’ which has members having collecting interests in India related subjects.

9 Indian members were selected in India Study Circle Team which participated in this exhibition and won 2 Gold , 5 Vermeil and 2 Silver Medals . Society members have won 2 Gold Medals out of seven awarded with many special awards which is highest achievement by any society in this exhibition.

The Exhibition started on Friday, January 18, 2013 with Inauguration including United States Postal Service First day Ceremony of release of Wedding Cake Stamp. Award Ceremony on 20th Jan was conducted at Hyatt Louisville - Regency Foyer South. The Exhibition hosted several meeting which included Women’s Exhibitors Meeting, Young Stamp Collectors of America and India Study Circle General Meeting. More Exhibition Details are available at website of American Philatelists Association at following link:



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(From L to R) Prem Chand Jaiswal, Rajesh Paharia, Sandeep Jaiswal, Pradeep Jain, Markand Dave & Praggya Kothari

The Indian Participant won following awards :

1. Gold and Indian Study Circle Award to Indian Postal Stationery for the Boxer Rebellion by Mr Sandeep Jaiswal, Calcutta

2. Gold and American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Novice Award and American Philatelic Society 1940-1980 Medal of Excellence to Refugee Relief Tax Exempted Mails by Mr Rajesh Paharia, Jaipur

3. Vermeil to 1929 Indian Airmail Stamps by Mr Markand Dave, Nadiad

4. Vermeil to The Great Quetta Earthquake by Ms Priti Dave, Nadiad

5. Vermeil to India 1929 First Airmail Stamps & Postal Stationery by Mr Pradip Jain, Patna

6. Vermeil and Collector Club of Chicago Award to 1854 Issues by Mr Deepak Jaiswal, Calcutta

7. Vermeil to Sangli State Court Fee Adhesives by Mr Prem Chand Jaiswal, Calcutta

8. Silver to Man Measures His Environment by Mr Pragya Kothari, Patna

9. Silver to British India King George VI Postal Stationery by Mr Pratisad Neurgaonkar, Pune.

View  :    Award List

The news is incomplete without the mention of Mr Sandeep Jaiswal who has not only advised ISC on selection of subject and participants for making team but also organized receipt and delivery of Entries from India at minimal paper work and cost. It is a example set for National Commissioners representing India at International Level.

: Rajesh Paharia - Jaipur


New Blog on Bird stamps


The Best Stamps - http://thebeststamps.blogspot.co.uk/

it’s a beautiful blog created by Julian Fernandes of Pune ( Now living in UK) featuring lovely stamps of birds with the photos of the same birds giving a wonderful look !!

Indian Readers can view at following link :


27 January 2013

New special Cover..


Kumbha Mela Prayag 2013


Paush Purnima : 27 January 2013



: For Kumbh Mela covers Plz contact : Ambrish Kumar email : moni_kumar20@rediffmail.com


Diversity in Unity…


Wertzeichen Europa - Diversity in Unity stamp from Austria


The Austrian Post has issued a stamp featuring the won design of the contest "Wertzeichen Europa".The "Wertzeichen Europa" contest was organized in collaboration between the newspaper "Die Presse" and the Austrian Post in the form of a media series subtitled "20 reasons to love Europe", where twenty visual designers were invited. The results were presented in "Die Press" and then evaluated by a group of experts. The winning design of the competition by Bruce Mau and Elvira Barriga titled "Diversity in Unity” is represented by the stamp.

26 January 2013

Greetings on Republic Day ..



Today  we are celebrating our 64th Republic Day. Greetings to all Indians living in every corner of the world on this very special day !!




News from Gandhi World Foundation



Gandhi World Foundation is  conducting a Guinness Book World of Records event in Chennai on January 30th 2013 wherein more than 1000 Children resembling Mahatma Gandhi will assemble in Chennai Marina Beach at 9am and a new Guinness World record will be created by the assembly of such a large gathering of children resembling Gandhiji.

All the children will have their heads tonsured and will wear a Panchakacham (Veshti), Stick and glasses resembling Gandhiji. The Children will also carry placards highlighting some of the important messages of Gandhiji.


A similar kind of event was earlier held in Coimbatore in 2011 and in Kolkatta in 2012 and in Gujarat in 2012. The event held in Kolkatta was attended by around 475 Children and in Gujarat 890 Children had taken part in the event resembling Mahatma Gandhiji. However in all these events, the children's head was not tonsured and they used scalp (wig resembling tonsured head) but we at Gandhi World Foundation are doing this event with tonsuring of the heads of children with the full consent of their Parents. The tonsuring event is scheduled to be held in Gummidipoondi on Jan 29th at 3pm. 

All the children participating in the event are from schools in and around Gummudipoondi, Tiruvallur District.

Apart from Guinness Book of records, this event is also certified by Asia Book of records, Limca Book of records and India & Tamil Nadu book of records.


We cordially invite you to Join your hands with us in this Noble Cause which is going to be a world record

: ML Rajesh – Tiruvallur (Tamil Nadu )

25 January 2013

International Year of Water Cooperation



Date of Issue : 24 January 2013

United Nations General Assembly has declared the year 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. The purpose is to raise general awareness about the possibility of increased cooperation on this precious resource. Icelandic institutions and non profit organizations have been involved in international relief efforts, which include digging wells to provide water for people in drought areas.

The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) has been working in several countries drilling for water and digging water wells. The Youth Organization of the National Church has also been actively involved in the relief effort, for instance in Malawi. With the assistance of the Icelandic Church Aid residents have been digging wells, installing water well pumps and thereby gaining better access to clean water.

24 January 2013

International Bouquet Competition..



Date of Issue : 16 January 2013


Here is a beautiful stamp issued by Monaco Post..The stamp features a magnificent bouquet – a wonderful stamp for flower lovers !!  The International Bouquet Competition never fails to amaze its many visitors with the quality of the floral designs in competition. Organized by the Garden Club de Monaco and chaired by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, the 46th competition will take place on the Casino terraces, Monaco, on 4 and 5 May 2013. The bouquet shown on the stamp won last year's prize in the "Mediterranean Garden" category.



Date of Issue : 16 January 2013

The Turkish Angora featured on new Monaco stamp will be honoured at the next International Cat Exhibition. The event, organised by the "Fédération Féline de Monte-Carlo" in Auditorium Rainier III, gives the public an opportunity to admire the most beautiful cats of each breed.

22 January 2013

New stamp from India..



Date of Issue : 22 January 2013

India Post released a commemorative stamp on 22nd January 2012 featuring Shrine Basilica,Vailankanni .

: Mansoor B. - Mangalore : http://mbstamps.blogspot.in/

New Wildlife stamps from Canada….



Baby Wildlife stamps from Canada

Date of Issue : January 14, 2013

Canada Post took a peek inside nature's nursery with four definitives depicting young animals indigenous to Canada. The stamps feature baby woodchucks, porcupines, deer fawns and black bear. All four animals are native to Canada's forests and fields.The stamps are set on a background collage of the habitats of each animal in the issue.

CW Animals 2013 OFDC Affixing Guide

Stamp Booklets

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20 January 2013

New Europa stamps from Greenland…




Hi !

Here is one of  the most beautiful stamps issued on Europa 2013 theme !! The design of the stamp is wonderful featuring the severe cold lifestyle of Greenland in mail transportation !! The stamps are just amazing !!


Post Greenland has issued this year's two stamps in the EUROPA-series. In 2013 the international EUROPA stamp issue is launched under the theme "Modern Postal Vehicles". The Greenland stamps were designed by the cartoon writer Christian Fleischer Rex. They feature a dog team delivering parcels and letters and modern postal vehicles.

19 January 2013

Microprinting technique in Israel-India Joint Issue - Festival of Lights


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The theme of the stamps is "Festival of Lights" - Israel's stamp features the menorah with the word "Zion" inscribed inside a magen david star, and India's shows a row of lamps, representing the Indian holiday of Deepavali.

Last year Israel Post issued a postage stamp for the Indian holiday of Diwali to celebrate twenty years of relations.  The stamp is part of a two stamp set comparing the Jewish festival of lights- Hanukah to the Indian festival of lights. Notice that the stamp actually says Diwali and explicitly compares it to Hanukah.

Israel Post's logo is printed with microprinting technique in the Israel-India Joint Issue stamps - Festival of Lights.


Israel Micro 1 Israel Micro 2 super size 

super size scanning of the logo in Hanukkah stamp ( View Circled point)

Isreal Post logo hidden on the design

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The stamps are digitally enlarged to view the microprinting on both stamps issued by Israel Post.

What is microprinting ? - Microprinting is one of many anti-counterfeiting techniques used most often on currency and bank checks, as well as various other items of value. Microprinting involves printing very small text, usually too small to read with the naked eye, onto the note or item. Microprint is frequently hidden in an inconspicuous, unnoticeable area on the note or item. The logo is circled to locate easily on scan.

- Kasinath R. Blog : http://shipthemegallery.blogspot.in/
Thanjavur, (Tamil Nadu)

Special Cover on Cricket

Release of special cover on 18 January 2013 for newly built cricket stadium. One day Int. cricket match being played here today 19 January 2013.

Special Cover on Cricket at Ranchi


Glimpses of the cover release ceremony


Philatelist Ashok Tiwari from Jamshedpur

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1. Ashok Tiwari with his daughterYamini  2. Young fan with Dhoni

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