31 July 2018

New Stamps from India

National Viral Hepatitis Control Program 

Date of Issue: July 28, 2018

Image Courtesy - Tiruchirapalli Philatelic Club

A commemorative postage stamp on  National Viral Hepatitis Control Program was released on 28th July at New Delhi by Manoj Sinha,Minister of communication and minister of state for railways.

India - South Africa Joint Issue

Date of Issue :26 July 2018

Damodar Hari Chapekar

Date of Issue : 8 July 2018

Dr M L Vasanthakumari

Date of Issue : 2 July 2018


Club News


Department of Post, India,(Bankura Division, W.B.) recently organized a philatelic exhibition at Bishnupur - “Mallabhumpex”2018. It was a two day long exhibition which had philatelists participating  from different places of West Bengal.

The programme included –

Design a stamp contest (sit anddraw)
Quiz contest
Dhai Akhar Letter writing competition; etc

Eeshita Basu   with  her exhibit on “Jewellery

The exhibition was inaugurated by Sri Shyamal Santra, Hon’ble Minister of State,Dept. of Panchayet, Rural Development and Public Health Engineering,Govt.of west Bengal . There was a special cover released on the famous “Dalmadol Canon” on this occasion.

Eeshita Basu   for her collection “Jewellery” was judged the winner of the competition along with Sri Devi Prasad Mondal who exhibited on “Antarctica”.

Special jury award was given to Sri Souvik Roy for his philatelic collection on “Rhinoceros”.

- Eshita Basu, Kolkata

28 July 2018

Club News

Renowned  philatelist Dilip Shah is no more.....

Noted philatelist of India Shri Dilip Shah  passed away On July 27, 2018. Shri Dilip Shah who hailed from Jabalpur was one of the only 2 Indians who have won prestigious Grand Prix d’Honneur at world level for his India collection. He served as National Commissioner of India, a member of the Jury, and a member of the Expert Team at several international exhibitions all over the world. He also served on the Philatelic Advisory Committee, Ministry of Communications, Government of India. He was a long time Secretary General and later President of the Philatelic Congress of India. Our deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.....

27 July 2018

New Stamps on Tourism from San Marino

Europa - China Tourism Year

Date of Issue : 5 June 2018

Here is a beautiful set of 3  stamps issued by San Mariano Post on Tourism. The wonderful set features fusion images of European and Chinese Architecture in a unique way . 

The series of stamps is dedicated to the Europa-China Tourism Year, which was decided in 2016, celebrates the spirit of sharing for better commercial and cultural changes between Europe and China. The impossible buildings created by the architectural fusion of symbolic buildings of European and Chinese culture represent the will of the program to promote greater intercultural understanding, enhancing and facilitating travel experiences through new and better itineraries and promoting a more sustainable tourism.

10th anniversary San Marino in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Date of Issue : 5 June 2018

This new souvenir sheet issued by San Marino Post  on Tourism features picturesque view of Mount Titano.

A beautiful view of Mount Titano with the Three Towers can be seen in the background of the souvenir sheet; the first stamp depicts the Government Building and the Parva Domus in Liberty Square, the second stamp portrays the Captains Regent during the investiture ceremony, while the third stamp shows the symbols of the Captains Regent. This series celebrates the symbolic value of the inscription of San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano in the UNESCO World Heritage list on the 7th July 2008: San Marino is one of the world’s oldest republics and the only surviving city-State.

23 July 2018

New Special Covers from Kolkata

ISAR - Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction

India's journey of ART began in Kolkata when Dr Subhas Mukherjee discovered the easiest and most successful way of producing an IVF or test tube baby. Durga alias Kanupriya Agarwal was born on 3 October 1978, just two months after the first test tube baby Louise Brown. 

Kolkata was the first to witness ovarian stimulation in IVF, transvaginal approach for ovum pickup, cryopreservation of human embryos and transfer of an embryo in subsequent cycles. Mukherjee's path-breaking achievements have been replicated all over the world as the most effective approach for IVF. 

The Royal Society of Medicine has recognised him as one of three scientists from Kolkata, for his outstanding contribution to medicine. 

RUPA - 50 Years of Creating Fashion

Rupa & Company Limited is India's foremost knitwear brand, covering the entire range of knitted garments from Inner Wear to Casual Wear, Sleep Wear to Thermal Wear. What started off as a dream in the far-sighted mindscape of three men of vision and enterprise - P R Agarwala, G P Agarwala and K B Agarwala, the company has evolved into a fashion-forward brand with a strong presence nationally and globally. 

Rupa is amongst the largest manufacturer of Inner and Casual Wear in India offering a myriad of products under different brands for men, women and kids. The Rupa basket consists of Frontline, Euro, Bumchums, Torrido, Thermocot, Softline, Jon and many others. 

Synonymous with quality and durability, Rupa brands are integrated across the hosiery value chain and cater to all the sections of society. Over the last 5O years the company has grown through innovation and developing products that have continued to appeal to every discerning customer the world over. 

- Suresh R, Bangalore

20 July 2018

New Special Covers

On the occasion of the 50th Sanyam Swarn Jayanti Mahotsav of Pujya Jain Acharya Vidhyasagar Ji Maharaj, India Post has released a special cover and special cancellation at Satna (M. P.) In a graceful function on 17th July 2018. Mr. A. K. Jain Superintendent of Post Offices was chief guest and senior Philatelist Mr. Sudhir Jain Secretary Central India Philatelic Society presided the function. Society President Mr. Lajpat Rai given welcome speech and Jainism Philately Group member Mr. Rajendra Agarwal Shashi given vote of thanks. Beautiful coloured folder and My stamp on Acharya Vidhyasagar Ji was also released in this function. Function was attended by large number of Philatelists, Jain community members and citizens. 

- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)

Special cover on Mahatma Gandhi's First Arrival at Allahabad on 5th July 1896

A special Cover was released on 5th July 2018 on Mahatma Gandhi's First arrival at Allahabad.

- Rahul Ganguli, Allahabad

19 July 2018

18th ASIAN GAMES 2018 Indonesia

18th Asian Games 2018 will be held in Indonesia  from 18th August to 2nd September 2018. The games will take place simultaneously in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia and Palembang, capital of the province of South Sumatra. Here are some beautiful stamps issued to commemorate this forthcoming sports event.

Date of Issue : 9 July 2018

The new KEP postage stamp issue, consisting of two stamps, is dedicated to the one of the most important sporting competitions of 2018 - the Asian Games. As the largest multi-sport competition, after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games are one of the most prestigious events in the world of sports. These games are organized by the Olympic Council of Asia, once every four years. The XVIII Asian Games are held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2, 2018. For the first time, competitions in these games are being co-hosted by two cities: Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, and Palembang, the capital of the province of South Sumatra. Approximately 10,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries will compete for the highest awards in 40 different sports. The team from Kyrgyzstan (about 100 people) also participates in the Asian Games in 2018.

15 July 2018

France win FIFA World Cup 2018 !!

Heartiest Congratulations France on winning FIFA World Cup 2018 !

France beat Croatia 4-2 to win second  World Cup Football title after 20 years !

FIFA World Cup Football 2018 - The big day finally comes....

The big day is finally here! Today, France and Croatia will battle it out for the most important title in World football. Some more stamps on FIFA dedicated to this biggest Football event !

A total of 32 Countries will participate and matches will be played in 12 Stadiums across 11 Cities.

A set of four stamps was issued by Russia on 23 Aug 2017 on four stadiums which shall be hosting the matches. All are 22 Rouble stamps.

The stadiums are :
Kaliningrad Stadium -Capacity 35,212 -New stadium
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium- Capacity 44,899 -New stadium
St Petersburg Stadium (Krestovsky Stadium)- Capacity 68,134
Mordovia arena (in Saransk) – Capacity 44,442 -New stadium

A miniature sheet issued shows stamps issued by Russia for World Cups of 1958,62,66,70,82 & 86.

: Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

FIFA World Cup Football - Russia 2018 concludes today....

The final match of FIFA World Cup Football 2018 will be played today between France and Croatia. Best wishes to both the teams. Here are some more beautiful stamps shared by our contributor Mr Raman Thapar.

Part 2

Cyprus 2018 FIFA World Cup Football- FDC & STAMP

Cyprus has issued a stamp on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 0.64 Euro stamp was issued on 28 Mar 2018. There are eight stamps to a sheet and quantity printed is 190000. Stamps designed by Melanie Efstathiadou. A First Day Cover with cancellation on Football is listed.

A Round shaped miniature sheet ( Shown on the top) on FIFA Trophy issued on 18 Sep 2015.

Russia issued a Miniature sheet with four stamps on 20 Dec 2017 and the theme of stamps was Art and football. The stamps are
Monument to football player V Bobrov 
Bas relief Footballer
Painting Football 1928 A A Deineka
Painting Football 1926 Yu I Pimenov
Russia issued a miniature sheet of four stamps on 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018.The theme of stamps is Russia’s participation in 1990 ,1994,2002 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. The print quantity was 200,000.
- Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

14 July 2018

FIFA World Cup Football- Russia 2018

The 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP FOOTBALL is the 21st FIFA World Cup held every four years . It is being held in Russia  from 14 Jun 2018 to 15 July 2018 at 12 Venues across Russian cities . A total of 32 teams are participating. The Final will be played on 15 Jul 2018 between France and Croatia.

A Large number of countries have issued stamps on this event .Few stamps ,FDC's and Sheets are shown. 

Part 1

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus– 2018 FIFA World Cup Football -FDC & PANE

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  has issued a se-tenant pair  and a pane of three se-tenant  on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 1.50 Turkish Lira each  stamps were issued on 14 Jun 2018. . A First Day cover with a se-tenant pair and a pane of three se-tenant pairs is listed.

The quantity printed is 20,000 each stamp and 6,000 panes of three se-tenant pairs.The stamps have been designed by Gorel K Sonmezer.

SERBIA -2018 FIFA World Cup Football - FDC & STAMPS

Serbia has issued a set of two stamps and a miniature sheet  on 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia. The 23& 74 Dinar stamps & 170 Dinar miniature sheet was issued on 14 Jun 2018. .  The MS designed by MA Jaska Vlahovic.

Serbia is participating in World Cup after eight years ,it last played in 2010 World Cup.In this 2018 World Cup have not qualified for second stage. Two First Day Covers with cancellation on Football is listed.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                           To be contd.....
- Raman Thapar - email : sahilthpr@yahoo.co.in

10 July 2018

New Special Covers from Karnataka

KTK/45/2018 Afghanistan's Historic International Cricket Debut

Afghanistan earned their Test status alongside Ireland in June last year. India will host Afghanistan's Historic International Test Cricket Debut from 14-18th June 2018 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India, giving a massive fillip to Afghanistan's cricketing profile. This Special Cover is released to commemorate the historic maiden International cricket test match between India and Afghanistan.

KTK/46/2018 4th International Yoga Day - Akshar Yoga

International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st of June every year across the world. 
Akshar Yoga Academy was established in the year 2010, in Bengaluru and is now one of the largest yoga chains in the country. Over the last eight years, Grand Master Akshar has taught Yoga all over the world. The Academy is having teachers representing it in many countries such as Australia, Iran, France, U.s., Japan etc. Akshar Yoga works to propagate Yogic traditions whilst developing innovation in Yoga. 

KTK/47/2018  125th Birth Anniversary of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis - National Statistics Day 

The Indian Statistical Institute was founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis on 17-12-1931 at Kolkata. The Institute became an institution of national importance by an Act of the Indian Parliament in 1959. June 29, 2018 is being celebrated as the 125th Birth Anniversary of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis. This day is also annually celebrated as National Statistics Day.

- Suresh R. - Bangalore

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