30 April 2014

New stamps from India..



Date of Issue : 30 April 2014 

Today India Post released a stamp to commemorate 50 years of Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital, Delhi in the service of nation.G.B.Pant Hospital of Delhi is a super specialty institute which was built in the memory of the great patriot freedom fighter and statesman, Govind Ballabh Pant. It was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 30th April, 1964.



Date of Issue : 30 April 2014

India Post released a commemorative stamp of Chattampiswamikal on 30th April 2014.

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

29 April 2014

New stamps on sports


Date of Issue : 11 April 2014

Polish Post issued 3 stamps honoring Polish  Gold Medal Winners of Winter Olympics, Sochi.


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Stamp Expo by South India Philatelists’ Association


South India Philatelists' Association is conducting Stamp Expo  from 25th to 27th July 2014 . The  Stamp Expo will showcase the culture, history, heritage, flora & fauna displayed by postage stamps. There will be limited number of 60 stamp Dealer Stalls from all over India. For more details contact email : sipagold@gmail.com  Ph . 9840156410, 9600113311.


Titanic on new British stamps



Titanic and Royal Mail are closely interlinked, as the ship was commissioned to carry mail and so the letters RMS (Royal Mail Ship) were used in the ship’s name. On 10 April 1912, when the grand new White Star Line liner set sail from Southampton on its maiden voyage to New York with 2,223 people on board, travelling among them were two British postal workers together with three counterparts from the US Postal Service. There is evidence that they valiantly tried to save the mail when the Titanic  collided with an iceberg four days later, but all five individuals were among the 1,522 people who perished when she sank.


Titanic Remembered 1912–2012 - Hardback Book The story of Titanic still has the power to enthrall . It comes in a presentation case and tells the ship’s story through first-hand accounts, an audio CD, facsimiles of memorabilia and a DVD including archive footage.

The Commemorative Sheet, carries ten first-class stamps, each with the ‘crown seal’ Smiler® stamp and a label alongside featuring a variety of images of the Titanic story, such as her construction in the dockyards, the launch, the crew, White Star Line publicity, a The New York Times headline and the public enquiry that followed the disaster. The sheet background shows the White Star Line emblem at the top and a Titanic picture below the stamps. This is a truly glorious commemorative collection and one to be treasured for years to come.

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Two Sets of Picture Post Cards are made available at Bangalore GPO.



The first set Heritage Bangalore  has 10 nostalgic post cards housed in a small boxed folder. priced at Rs 35/- .The second set is on 100 years of Indian Cinema which contains 6 post cards . These are the reproduce of the 6 miniature sheets, housed in a small envelope. priced at Rs. 30/- .



- Suresh Rao , Bangalore ; Ashwani Dubey - Gorakhpur

28 April 2014

New stamps on animal cubs



Date of issue :  4 March 2014

Magyar Posta issued a commemorative miniature sheet named Animal Cubs that features twelve young residents of the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden covers 11 hectares in the heart of Budapest. It houses over a thousand fascinating species from seven continents and has unrivalled impressive historic buildings. Opened on 9 August 1866, it is among the world’s oldest zoos.


At that time its collection of animals included rare monkeys and lemurs, many parrots, camels, kangaroos and other unusual creatures in addition to Hungarian species. Sempala the giraffe, Sid the two-toed sloth, Jakab the Barbary sheep, Moira the orang-utan, Bangita the blackbuck, Maszat the prairie dog, Mazsola the ground cuscus, Rozi the meerkat, Gizmó the ring-tailed lemur, Skipper the African penguin, Kiran the Asiatic lion and Willo the common wombat are depicted on the stamps. In the upper and lower margin of the stamps the gender, name, species name and date of birth of each of the cubs are indicated, and their original habitat is written and shown in the map in the background printing.

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Special Cover released at World Trade Centre, Mumbai on 19th April 2014 on Bhagwan Mahavir Swami. Left to right are Shri Pravin Gada, Trustee, Karuna for Animal in distress; Shri Kapil Gogri, President, Jainism Philately Group, Mumbai Chapter; Shri Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman World Trade Centre; Shri Harish Agrawal, Post Master General, Mumbai Region; Shri Surendra Kotadia, Vice President JPG Mumbai Chapter and Shri Kaizad Todywala, Jt.Convenor, Shri SM Shukla Day Memorial Fair.

- Sudhir Jain

27 April 2014

New Stamps on World Heritage Site


Cataratas del Iguazú (Iguazu Falls)



On 14th April 2014, a Souvenir Sheet with four stamps was issued by Argentine Postal authorities, Correo Argentino, featuring Cataratas del Iguazú (Iguazu Falls), a Natural World Heritage since 1984.

Iguazú Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. The river flows through Brazil for most of its course, although most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.

The Iguazú Falls span the border between Argentina and Brazil. Some 80 m high and 3 km wide, the falls are made up of many cascades that generate vast sprays of water and produce one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

Iguazu Falls is considered as the great natural wonders of South America and declared one of the new Wonders of Nature in 2011. The Iguazu Falls are located 24 km east of where the Iguazu River connects with the Parana River. From island-studded rapids above, approximately 275 separate cataracts plunge down a 3 km slope on the edge of the Parana Plateau to a narrow gorge some 80 m below. The Iguazu Falls surpass Niagara Falls in size, ranging in height from 60 to 80 m. In the dry season two crescents of water are formed, each 730 m wide; in the wet season the two merge into one vast waterfall.

The vegetation, found around the waterfall, is mostly subtropical wet forest rich in lianas and epiphytes, although the forests have less species diversity when compared with others in Brazil and parts of Paraguay. Nonetheless, over 2,000 species of vascular plant have been identified. Vegetation around falls is particularly luxuriant due to the constant spray. The site is particularly rich in bird species with almost half of Argentina's bird species found there.

On the left side of the Souvenir Sheet, map of Argentina indicating the province of Misiones is located where the Iguazu Falls is located; photographic composition with wildlife and vegetation of the region, footbridge and waterfall are depicted. In metallic ink synthetically outlines the circuits of the route, points of interest and references to activities within the Park on the other side of sheet. Flags of Brazil and Argentina indicating the international boundary are also depicted at the bottom.

$10 stamp on the left side is depicted with Devil's Throat in the background of the stamp. The Devil's Throat is U-shaped, 82 m high, 150 m wide, and 700 m long chasm where about half of river’s flow falls. In the foreground of this stamp Large Toucan (Ramphastos toco) is depicted.

$10 stamp on the right side is depicted with Label: Panoramic view of the St. Martin falls and Isla (island) San Martin.

$8 stamp on the left side is depicted with Zafiro Admiral Butterfly (Doxocopa cute Mileta).

$8 stamp on the right side is depicted with Zebra plant (Billbergia zebrina)

Though this Souvenir sheet is featuring Iguazu Waterfall, but it will be liked by philatelists working on the various themes.

- Pradeep Kumar Mallik - email : mallikphila@gmail.com

New stamp from USA


Date of Issue : 29 May 2014

Nevada Statehood

United States Nevada Statehood commemorative forever stamp will be issued May 29 in Las Vegas. The design for the Nevada Statehood stamp,

to be issued May 29 was unveiled in mid-April by the United States Postal Service. The stamp illustration that shows a scene from Valley of Fire State Park near the town of Overton. “Captured by Spears at dawn, the sandstone formations glow in shades of brilliant reds and yellows .

New Special Covers


Bicentenary : Kartik Mohotsav Procession, Kolkata


Kartik Mohotsav Procession, popularly known in Bengal as Parashnath Shobhayatra. It’s a procession taken out by Jains every year for the last 200 years on Kartik Poornima.

Thanks to Shri Dipok Dey for the nice cover issued during Kartik Mahotsav at Kolkata and special covers issued during JHARPEX 2014.

Special Covers issued during JHARPEX 2014


175 years  of birth of great Visionary, Jamshet Ji Tata – 11 March 2014


Make your City beautiful – 12 March 2014


Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to Jamshedpur : 13 march 2014


Carried Cover ( Motor Cycle Mail)

Empowering India – Nurturing Nature : 13 March 2014



 State Bank of India, Main Branch Jamshedpur : 13 march 2014


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Philatelic Exhibition on Indian Cinema at Bangalore - 26th - 27th April 2014

Suchitra Film Society & Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy organised a small philatelic exhibition on Indian Cinema on the occasion of felicitation to the actor Sri S. Shivaram for his contribution to Kannada Cinema. There is also a photo exhibition on actor Sri S. Shivaram at Suchitra Film Society, No. 36, 9th main, B V Karanth Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore. The felicitation to the actor Sri S. Shivaram will be on 27th around 3 pm at Suchitra Film Society.

For more details contact Suchitra Film Society, Phone no.: +91-80-26711785.

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26 April 2014

Book on Rabinranath Tagore’ s stamps and covers


Rabindranath Tagore and The Post Office -

A Philatelic Tribute


Here is a new beautiful book “ Rabindranath Tagore and The Post Office - A Philatelic Tribute “ edited by noted artist and philatelist Shri Dipok Dey. The book has been published by Rammohun Library and Free Reading Room, Kolkata. Rabindranath Tagore was the first Asian to win Nobel Prize in Literature. He has been honoured by  various countries on postage stamps. This book gives details with colorful illustrations of all the stamps along with First Day Covers, Postmarks, Souvenir sheets, Miniature sheets, special covers, special postmarks, Booklets, Maximum Cards, Picture Post cards ,  catch Covers etc. The cover design and layout of the book by Shri Babul Dey  is excellent. It is a complete book of philatelic items issued on Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. This book will  be liked by all Tagore lovers as well philatelists.

The first chapter gives “Rabindranath Tagore : A Chronicle : 1861 – 1941 “

The next chapters give details of stamps   issued by different countries in alphabetical order. With the details of stamps other description about Tagore’s visit or  his special association with the country is also given .

After the chapters of stamps, details of covers, postcards,   booklets and Picture Postcards  are  given. The book is hard bound and the quality of paper and printing is very fine. This nice book will add colors to the collection of philatelists and general readers would highly appreciate this book.

The other details of the book are given below :

Rabindranath Tagore and The Post Office - A Philatelic Tribute Edited by Dipok Dey - Hardbound - Pages 64  - Price Rs 575.  - Published by Rammohun  Library and Free Reading Room, 267 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata – 700009. email : rammohunlibraryafrr@gmail.com

image Dipok Dey is a renowned artist and philatelist of Kolkata. He has designed several Indian stamps, special covers and greeting cards issued by India Post. He has written several philatelic articles and edited philatelic books. He is the first Indian to design UN Stamp in 1985. His specialized exhibit on Cinema  and printing Technology has  been exhibited in many National and International Philatelic Exhibitions.



25 April 2014

New stamp from India



India Post released a stamp to commemorate  the centenary of National Council of Churches in India  on 25th April 2014.The stamp was released by Shri Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India at the function held in New Delhi.


The National Council of Churches in India is the united expression of the Protestant and Orthodox churches in India. It is a common platform for thought and action by bringing together the Churches and other Christian organizations for mutual consultation, assistance and action in all matters related to life and witness.

Courtesy : Mansoor B. – Mangalore ; Indian Philately Digest

450th Birth Anniversary of William Shakespeare



Date of Issue : 23 April 2014

Croatian Post  has issued a commemorative postage stamp on 23 April 2014 in a sheet of 10 stamps, maximum card (MC), postmark and First Day Cover (FDC) featuring ‘Romeo Juliet’ to commemorate William Shakespeare’s 450th Birth Anniversary.

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), the great English writer and the most performed worldwide dramatist whose work has been translated to all languages of the world. His work hasn’t just deeply reverberated in worldwide theatres, but also in other artistic fields such as music, paintings and film. It is assumed that he had written 34 dramas, 154 sonnets and a couple of songs.

His early work was written with exuberant language and lots of humor, focused on political problems or love stories in which he celebrates youth and freedom. Amongst them, the most famous drama is “Romeo and Juliet”, a love story about unhappy lovers from Verona. The beginning of Shakespeare’s mature time of artistic creation was the beginning of the 17th century through which he regenerated European and world literature. Particularly stands out the tragedy “Hamlet” which came along at the end of the Renaissance era, in which he points out the inability of man to exterminate evil.

Thence, “Othello”, “Antony and Cleopatra”, “Macbeth” and “King Lear”, work that reveals the beginning and end of human nature and fate. In his later artistic creation, so called dark comedies or problematic drama arise amongst which the most popular are “Troilus and Cressida” and “Measure for measure”. In these dramas prevails irony and loathing over human levity and villainy and compromise in social lives.

The latest Shakespeare drama brings readers a world filled with ghosts and unusual events, dramatic plots and conflicts are solved in a miraculous and fairy-tale manner, the characters are not realistic, but are more like characters from fairy-tales and folk stories. The end of Shakespeare’s artistic creation is variously graded. One says that the author has exhausted his creative energy, and others say that Shakespeare has greeted the end of his life in calm and forgiving manner and in a visional depiction of life as a dream.

New stamps on Orchids


Date of Issue : 11 April 2014

The colourfulness of spring has once again found its place on postage stamps of the Republic of Croatia. As it has recently issued a souvenir sheet with the motifs of nature on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Botanical Garden in Zagreb, Croatian Post issued on   April, 11th  new commemorative postage stamps from the long-time series Croatian Flora.  This year three postage stamps are adorned with the motifs of three endemic Croatian orchids. For their beauty, the orchids are often named the queens of spring and the spleen of spring is brought us on stamps by:

Mt. Dinara-orchid (stamp of nominal value of 2.80 HRK) belongs to the most numerous genus Ophrys in Croatian flora. It grows from the middle of May to the end of June on dry lawns, in shrubberies and bright groves. It is spread also in great number of populations

Istrian serapias (stamp of nominal value of 2.80 HRK) Istrian serapias blossoms in May and June on the meadows and in bushes in the south of Istria. By the number of species (about 80) and the density of populations the Istrian peninsula counts among the richest orchid habitats in Europe and the veritable paradise of this lovely flower is in the farthest south of Istria – the Cape Kamenjak.

Liburnian orchid (stamp of nominal value of 3.10 HRK) is an Illyric-Adriatic endemic plant spread on a very small area. It blossoms already in March in small number of habitats along the Croatian coastline, from Istria to Korčula.

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Stamp exhibition on Indian Cinema

All the philatelists and friends are requested   to attend the function on occasion of Actor Sri Shivaram contribution to Kannada Cinema.   There will be a photo exhibition on actor Sri Shivaram and  small philately exhibition on Indian Cinema  on 26th & 27th April  2014 organished by Suchitra Film Society. Banashankari 2nd stage Bangalore .
For more details contact Suchitra film society Phone Number  080 26711785.

- Jagannath Mani, Bangalore

24 April 2014

Mourning Cover of Khushwant Singh…



I am sharing here  memories of noted  philatelist, Mr Anil Dhir with famous Indian journalist and writer, Khushwant Singh who   passed away last month  at the age of 99. He once requested Mr Dhir to make a mourning cover after his death.. Here is a story of the mourning cover which Mr Dhir released recently …

With Malice Towards None

I had met him for the first time sometime way back in 1982, when he had come to Bhubaneswar for the Jubilee celebrations of the local vernacular daily. Khushwant Singh had planned a trip to Konark and I was sent along as a guide. His host had thought that I, being a Punjabi myself, would be the appropriate person to give him company. However I kept this fact a secret and did not tell him that I could speak Punjabi. I can still remember his caustic and witty comments on seeing the erotic sculptures on the walls of the Sun Temple. He uttered a few unrepeatable quips in Punjabi to his wife who had accompanied us, which I cannot write. After we had done a circumambulation of the temple, he chuckled at me: “You Oriyas look so simple, but this is what all you had on your minds centuries ago.”

I kept bumping into him quite frequently in the next few years. I once had the opportunity to sit next to him on a flight, he was not a good conversationalist but still then I told him a few jokes, two of which he liked. He took out a big diary and wrote them down. I saw them in his column a few weeks later, he had duly acknowledged me.

Khushwant Singh was known for his larger than life image. He was an author, journalist,columnist and joke-teller. I was an avid fan of his writings and always wanted to write like him. More than half a dozen times, I had sent his pieces of my writings for his comments, but these went ignored.

When Saddam Hussain was killed by the Americans, I had made a few mourning covers and sent them to George Bush and Tony Blair. The story had been picked up by the press both here and abroad. It carried the picture of the Cover and a short write up of my collection of Mourning Covers. Khushwant had read the piece in the Times of India and two weeks after it was printed I got a cryptic letter written on a post card. His words were: Dear Mr. Dhir, What a morbid yet fascinating hobby you have-collecting mourning covers and death letters. I am interested in seeing your collection. Call on me when you come to Delhi.

I immediately acknowledged the post card and wrote to him that I would be in Delhi the next month and would carry my collection. I soon received another post card with a cryptic one liner: “Ring me up before you come,” along with his phone number.

I rang him up with a lot of trepidation. I was told that he picked up the phone himself and was a stickler for time. In case one was late by even five minutes of the appointed time, he would refuse to meet him. He did pick up the phone and I reminded him of his letter. “Come this evening, he said, at 7 sharp.” He took my phone number.

When I returned to the hotel in the evening, there was a note in the reception which said the Khushwant Singh had called and said that the appointment for the evening had been cancelled. I was very disappointed and heart broken. The next morning I rang him up again and he apologised and told me that he had some surprise guests from abroad. When I asked him if I could come this evening, there was silence at the other end. “Can you come just now?” he asked. I replied in the affirmative and just half an hour later I was standing outside his Sujan Singh Park house, clutching my Mourning Cover Exhibit.

There was a sign which said "Please do not ring the bell unless you are expected." I timidly pressed the bell button and the small Sardar appeared at the door and with a smiling face asked me to come in. He was all alone in the house and excused me for not being able to give me a cup of tea. “It is too early for something stronger” he said.

He was soon sitting on his sofa, his feet on a stool, a blanket draped around him to beat the late February chill. The walls of his spacious living room were lined up with voluminous books. There were papers everywhere, tokens of the scholarship that had produced fine translations of Urdu poetry and more than sixty highly regarded books, despite his claims to be no scholar. I sat on the carpeted floor and handed him the exhibit page by page. For the next one hour he went through the entire collection, questioning me about the covers, stamps and history. He peered at the covers and stamps closely, pointing out the details and I was awestruck by his knowledge of the subject.He told me that he had brushed up his knowledge on Mourning Covers after he had read the article and found it fascinating. After a good hour, as I was packing up my collection, Khushwant Singh told me abruptly “Make a mourning cover for me after I die”.

“You will outlive me, I said, I will never get the chance.”

“Nonsense, promise me that you will make a cover after my death. It will happen very soon. You won’t have to wait long”, he said with a premonition which disturbed me.

After extracting the promise from me, we proceeded to decide on what the cover should carry on its face. He got up and went to a nearly bookcase from where he got an album with many black and white photos. He pointed out a few from his youthful days, but we finally decided on his iconic trademark of the Sardar in the bulb which appeared in his celebrated column- With Malice towards One and All.

Appearing first in Illustrated Weekly and then Hindustan Times, both the papers whose editor he had been at some time, his column was widely followed and had kicked up quite a few controversies. It ran for years, featuring a cartoon of him sitting guru-like inside a light-bulb, with a stack of books beside him, a few girlie magazines and a whiskey bottle and glass. It had been drawn by Mario Miranda, and had first appeared in the editor’s page in the Illustrated Weekly of India.

For his frank and acerbic writings, Khushwant Singh received a lot of abusive mail. He showed me one envelope from Canada which was simply addressed to ‘Khushwant Singh, Bastard, India’. The letter had been delivered by the post office, a fact which made him proud. He had treasured the envelope for years and had shown it to many visitors.

I had taken along with me copies of two of his books; ‘Train to Pakistan’ and ‘A History of the Sikhs.’ He autographed them grudgingly and then bade me goodbye. This was the last time I met him.The grace notes of that mellow afternoon in his study have always stayed with me. I subsequently called him up at least half a dozen times during my trips to Delhi, but each time he refused to meet me. He had grown old and reclusive and met very few people.

Khushwant Singh, died on the 20th of March 2014, aged 99 years.

He was one of the most humble, spartan, puritanical, disciplined and generous man I have ever met.I particularly admired him for being fearless in expressing his views in his writing and speech.He had been awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned the decoration in 1984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the army. He was a rare character, who lived his life his way. Despite openly proclaiming to be a non-follower of any religious ceremony, he has written more about the history of Sikhs and translated more Sikh scriptures than any other Sikh author.

During his lifetime, Khushwant Singh was keen on burial because he believed that with a burial you give back to the earth what you have taken. He had requested the management of the Baha’i faith if he could be buried in their cemetery. They had agreed but imposed a few conditions which he found unacceptable; hence he was cremated the same afternoon.He had told his family not to have any religious ceremony after his death.

There must be many who must have mourned Khushwant Singh, countless men and women whose lives he had touched during his 99 years. Who was the real Khushwant Singh? Was he the inspired translator of Guru Nanak’s hymns or the writer of ribald and dirty joke books? Was he the erudite historian who wrote some of the most enduring books on the Sikhs and Punjab, or the bestselling author of full-blooded novels and short stories with many sexy passages? All his different avatars have one common thread—his total lack of hypocrisy.

I have kept the promise that I had made to him. The Black Bordered Mourning Cover was released by me last week. Many philatelists all over the country have written to me asking for a cover. The Sardar in the bulb has appeared for one last time. Adieu Khushwant Singh. Heaven is a more pleasant place now, with the Sardar telling his ribald jokes.

- Anil Dhir, email : anildhir2k5@hotmail.com

N.B.: A very few number of covers are available for philatelists who may please contact me.

image Anil Dhir is a noted philatelist from Bhubanehwar. He has written several books on stamps. He is known for his specialized collection of Mourning covers “ Edged in Black”.His other philatelic collections include Indian Classics and Great Britain. His highly appreciated short film “ The Last Post “ has won many awards at different exhibitions.

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New special Covers…


Special Cover on  of Western Railway  in Mumbai


India Post, Maharashtra and Goa Postal Circle issued a Special Cover to mark 150 Glorious Years of Western Railway  in Mumbai on 21st April 2014 at Mumbai. (Sp. Cover approval no. MH/09/2014). Shri Hemant Kumar GM Western Railway and Shri H. C. Agrawal Postmaster General Mumbai Region released the special cover at the function held at Y.B.Chavan Auditorium, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Western Railway (erstwhile Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway) reached Mumbai (Grant Road Terminus) on 28th November 1864. It ushered a new era in the city and has been a harbinger of progress of Mumbai and the Western region. This year Western Railway is celebrating the 150th year of Western Railway.







India Post, Maharashtra and Goa Postal Circle issued a Special Cover on Adopt homeless pet at Mumbai on 19th April 2014.




India Post, Maharashtra and Goa Postal Circle issued a Special Cover on Mahavir Jayanti Celebration 2014 on 19th April 2014 at World Trade Center, Mumbai.  The Special Cover was jointly released by Shri Harish Agrawal, Postmaster General, Mumbai Region, Shri Kapil Gogri, President, Jain Philately Group, Mumbai and Shri Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Industries Federation and Vice President, World Trade Center.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

23 April 2014

My recent covers


Journal of The Army Philatelic Society


Thanks to Col Jayanta Dutta ( Chief Editor, JTAPS email : doctorjayanta2009@gmail.com  ) for the nice issue of JTAPS. This issue contains lot of info for the lovers of philately with special articles on United States Grill stamps and US Postmaster’s Provisional stamps.


Received from David Jastrzebski, Dijon - France 


Ashwani Dubey , Gorakhpur

Thanks to David Jastrzebski and Ashwani Dubey for the nice covers.

22 April 2014

22 April - Earth Day..




Date of Issue : 22 April 2014

The USPS unveils Earth Day Stamp today !!

It's Earth Day !

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

The U.S. Postal Service will unveil the Global: Sea Surface Temperatures stamps during the U.S. Department of Energy's Earth Day "Community Day" celebration on Tuesday, April 22.

The event will take place at The U.S. Department of Energy Forrestal Pavilion on Independence Avenue SW.

More than 20 green exhibitors will showcase their programs and services, say officials. Additionally, three local elementary schools will exhibit Earth Day artwork and displays and Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School fourth graders will participate in a "Scavenger Hunt" seeking environmental information from the exhibits.

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