30 August 2018

New stamp from India - India - Armenia Joint Issue.

India - Armenia Joint Issue 

Date of Issue : 29 August 2018

India Post and Armenia Post jointly issued stamps on 29 August 2018. The stamps feature dances of both the countries.

Image courtesy - Kasinath R.

28 August 2018

New Stamp from India - Patna University - Centenary

Patna University (1917-2017)

Date of Issue : 25 August 2018

A commemorative postage stamp was issued on 25th August 2018 to celebrate 100 years of Patna University. The stamp release function was held in Patna.

Image source : Better Philately

21 August 2018

Indian theme on foreign stamps...New issue from Mauritius

11th World Hindi Conference

18-20 August 2018, Mauritius

Date of Issue : 18 August 2018

Mauritius Post issued a set of two stamps on 18th August 2018 to commemorate 11th World Hindi Conference held at Mauritius.The stamps were released by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.

: Kasinath R. - Tanjore

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth (right) and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj unveiling stamps issued by Mauritius Postal Department at the 11th World Hindi Conference at Port Louis on Aug. 18, 2018. The conference began with homage to Late Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Image source : Little India

18 August 2018

Specialised World Stamp Exhibition - PRAGA - 2018

PRAGA 2018, Specialised World Stamp Exhibition is being held at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague from August 15-18,2018. More than 1500 frames are on display in this exhibition.

Heartiest Congratulations !!

Indian Winners at PRAGA 2018

Pragya Kothari Jain, Rajan Jayakar, Marakand Dave

Pragya Kothari receiving Medal

Gold Medal with Special Prize - Pragya Kothari Jain - A Study of the First Issues of India (1852-1854) - 92 Marks

Large Silver - Rajan Jayakar - Dead Letter Offices in India till 1947 - 75 Marks

Silver Bronze - Marakand Dave -  The 1989 Airmail Stamps of India - 65 Marks

Bronze - Ramkrishna Doddaballapur - Indian Stamps featuring personages from Abroad -  62 Marks

View : Complete   Award List

16 August 2018

New Stamps from India - Holiday Destinations in India

Date of Issue : 15 August 2018

India Post issued a set of two stamps and a  Miniature Sheet on Holiday Destinations in India. The stamps feature following tourist places.

1. Udaipur Palace / Fort, Rajasthan

2. Stone Chariot, Virupaksha Temple - Hampi, Karnataka

15 August 2018

Happy Independence Day !

Let's celebrate our 72nd Independence Day !

Greetings to all Indians living in different parts of the world !

Happy Independence Day !

13 August 2018

New Special Cover from Karnataka Circle

A special cover was released on World Elephant Day, 12th August  by Karnataka Forest Department with Karnataka Postal  circle This cover is made of Elephant Dung paper.

: Jagannath Mani - Bangalore

Special Covers - Kudanthaipex -2018

Kudanthaipex - 2018

Natchirakoil Lamp- Kumbakonam

Music Art Treasures - Nadhaswsaram

Kumbakonam Degree Coffee

Sri Sarparmeswar Temple - Tiruchirai

Airavateswara Temple, Darasuram

Stamp Booklet

Booklet containing block of 4 definitive stamp of Srinivasa Ramanujan, priced at Rs. 50 was issued at Kudanthaipex on Day 1 - Aug 9, 2018

Stamp Exhibition in Madurai Division

- Kasinath R.- Tanjore

10 August 2018

New Special Covers

Srinivasa Ramanujan

3 Special Covers were issued on August 09, 2018 - at Kudanthaipex - Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu.

1. Srinivasa Ramanujan
2. Stone Garuda at Natchiyarkoil
3. Sri Prathyangira Devi Temple, Ayyavadi

 Stone Garuda at Natchiyarkoil

Sri Prathyangira Devi Temple, Ayyavadi

- Kasinath R., Tanjore

Bombay Cover on New issue from Czech Republic

The Bombay Cover on PRAGA 2018 Stamp

The Czech Republic  issued a postage stamp and a Miniature sheet 0n 8th August 2018 featuring famous Bombay cover during World Stamp Exhibition PRAGA 2018.

The “Bombay” Cover – an Aristocrat of Philately

There are only six covers recorded with the first, “POST OFFICE” issue, printed one at a time from a small plate of two subjects, one a 1d value, in vermilion, the other a 2d, in blue. Three of the covers are single frankings of the 1d value; one is in the British Library (Tapling Collection), another in the Royal Collection (since 1904). The third, known as the “Ball Envelope,” is ex Kanai, and was sold by this firm in the last decade.

A single franking 2d cover to Bordeaux is in the German Postal Museum, while the famous 1d + 2d franking, also to Bordeaux, was the highlight of the Kanai collection, and achieved the highest price ever obtained by a philatelic object, CHF 6’250’000, still the record for any philatelic cover.

Finally the cover which is the subject of this posting, is an unusual item for several reasons: first it was sent in 1850, three years after the issue (all other covers were posted in 1847); second, it was sent eastbound, to Bombay (all the other covers were either used on the island (including a large piece with  the 2d) or to Bordeaux. Third, the quality of the stamps is remarkable: each has four large even margins, very unusual for this issue, and brilliant original colour. Finally, the two stamps differ in impression: the right one is very sharp and clear, the left one a bit heavier and slightly lighter in colour.

Its provenance includes its discovery in 1897 in an Indian bazaar, soon passing through the hands of dealer W.H. Peckitt to Vernon Roberts, later owned (1906) by Worthington, who sold it to Alfred F. Lichtenstein in 1917. It was considered one of the most important items of his collection. When this cover was sold in 1968 as Lot 1 of the Dale-Lichtenstein collection, it brought an astounding $380,000 and ended up, a year later, in the hands of Raymond Weill.

Offered again at auction in 1989 as part of the Weill Brothers stock,  it was bought in for CHF 2’600’000)and subsequently sold to Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, who held it until its sale in 1996 to Guido Craveri, who exhibited it in New York at Anphilex ’96 as one of the Aristocrats of Philately.

Subsequently sold to an unidentified private collector, and soon to be offered by Private Treaty though our company, the “Bombay” cover remains the “ne plus ultra” of condition for this very rare classic issue, and offers as well a great deal of pride (and fame, if desired) for its next owner !

Source : David Feldman - International Auctioneers

- Kasinath R.

08 August 2018

New stamps from India :Handlooms of India

Handlooms of India

Date of Issue : 7 August 2018

India Post issued a set of 5 Stamps and a Miniature sheet featuring Handlooms of India.

Image source: Tiruchirapalli Philatelic Club

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