03 March 2013

Indian theme on foreign stamps…


St.Kitts (1)

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was a multinational celebration throughout 2012 marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the thrones upon the death of her father, King George VI , on 6 February 1952. She is today queen of 16 sovereign states, 12 of which were British colonies or Dominions at the start of her reign. Queen Victoria is the only other monarch in the histories of the United Kingdom, Canada,Australia, New Zealand and a few other Commonwealth realms to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee, which she did in 1897.

Set of 5

Set of 5 Set of 5

To mark this occasion, St.Kitts released a set of 5 stamps and 2 MS on Oct 1st 2012. One of 10c stamp depicts the Indian Flag among other commonwealth countries.

- Kenneth Sequeira : email : kenneth.sequeira@hotmail.com

Club News

New special Cover


ANATHAPEX-2013 - District Philatelic Exhibition, Trivandrum District concluded on 01-03-2013. Shri A. Govindarajan, director of Postal Services(HQ), Trivandrum released a Special Cover on State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram on 01-03-2013.

STATE CENTRAL LIBRARY, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Established in 1829, during the reign of His Highness Swathi Thirunal Maharaja of Travancore, the State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram(also known as the Public Library), is one of the oldest libraries in India.  The Kerala Government took over the Library in 1948, and in 1958 it was declared the State Central Library.  Since 1900 the Public Library is housed in a beautiful, gothic style heritage building in the heart of the Capital, it has many rare books and gazettes.  It is the first State Library to be fully computerised in the country.

: Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum : email : sreejesh.nt@gmail.com


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