29 December 2020

New Special Covers from Karnataka


70thAnniversary - Constitution Day : 26 November 2020 : Bengaluru

Special Cover - KTK-86-2020 - 70th Anniversary of Constitution Day

Constitution Day,  also known as "Samvidhan Divas', is celebrated in our country on 26th November every year to commemorate the adoption of 'the Constitution of India. On 26th November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect from 26th January 1950. On 19th November. 2015, the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment notified the decision of the Government of India to celebrate the 26th day of November every year as 'Constitution Day'. lt is the longest written constitution in the world containing 395 Articles. 22 Parts and 12 Schedules. This special cover was 
released to commemorate Constitution Day. (Cover Illustration: The original preamble) .

Special Cover- KTK-87-2020 – Vasectomy Fortnight

The National Family Welfare Programme was launched in India in1952. No-Scalpel Technique was introduced in India in 1992 to Increase male participation in family planning. This is an easier, safest and faster procedure and causes minimal damage to tissues and it is a permanent method of Male Sterilization.This special cover was released to commemorate the 'Vasectomy Fortnight Awareness Programme' from 21st Nov. to 4th Dec.

Vasectomy Fortnight : 4 December 2020 : Bengaluru

- Suresh R. - Bengaluru

26 December 2020

Season's Greetings from the Holy Land


Date of Issue : 16 December 2020

Beautiful stamp issued by Israel Post for this year's Christmas " Season's Greetings from the Holy land".

Christmas 2020 stamps from Greenland

Date of Issue : 17 November 2020

Stamp Booklet

24 December 2020

Merry Christmas !


Merry Christmas !!

Greetings for a very Happy and Prosperous New Year !!

15 December 2020



Rest in Peace.......

With profound grief and sorrow, this is to inform our Readers that the renowned philatelist of Ahmedabad Shri Dhananjay Desai passed away today. He served as National Commissioner and jury member in many international philatelic exhibitions. He won many awards at national and international shows. He was the founder of GPA ( Gujarat Philatelist's Association). His demise is a great loss to Indian philately. 

Our Heartfelt Condolences.....May his soul Rest in Peace ...

09 December 2020

Club News

New  Book on Buddhism Theme

Buddhism on Stamps

A new book “Buddhism on Stamps” by Shri M. Lokeshwara Rao will be released in January 2021. It focuses on how different philatelic materials can narrate the story of Gautama Buddha. Different available philatelic material like Stamps, stamp blocks, 3D stamps, Silk stamps, Se-tenant, FDC, Miniature Sheets, Souvenir Sheets, Maxim Cards, Postcards, covers, gutter, booklets, errors, proofs, etc are included from different countries of the World.


There are 22 chapters Jataka Kathas (Stories), Birth of Buddha ,Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Symbols of Buddhism, Monasteries,  Prayer Flag,  Prayer Wheel, Musical Instruments of Buddhism, Four Mythical Animals, Six Elements of Longevity, Precious Attributes of Universal King, Teachings of Buddha, Buddhist Mudras, etc

For pre-booking of the book, readers may contact the author : email: madirajul@gmail.com     M 9436215175

150 Year Old Heritage Building of Bellari Railway Station

Special Cover - KTK-56-2020 - 150 Year Old Heritage Building of Bellari Railway Station

The foundation stone for Ballari Railway station was laid in 1869. It was then a part of Southern Mahratta Railway Company headquartered at Dharwad. This imposing structure was designed broadly in the Romanesque-italianate style with a symmetrical design composed of round arches, thick walls and large towers. This 150 year old heritage station is now part of South Western Railway. This special cover was released on the occasion of inauguration of the Railway Heritage Museum at Hubballi.

-Suresh.R, Bengaluru

04 December 2020

Club News


Rainbow Stamp News December 2020

Dear Reader,

I have just published December 2020 issue of Rainbow Stamp News on Blog. It is available on the following link :

01 December 2020

Winners of Letter Writing Campaign Dhai Akhar 2019-20

Winners of National Level Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign conducted in 2019-20 on the theme : "Dear Bapu You are  Immortal "

lnland Letter Card (Above 18 Years)

26 November 2020

Chandigarh philatelist in 'India Book of Records' for Postage Stamp Art


 Postage Stamp Art

The name of Chandigarh philatelist, Mr. Vipan Kumar Thakur has been included in INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS for ‘Maximum Portraits made using Postage Stamps’. He has made 50 portraits on A4 size sheets, using Postage Stamps of different countries like India, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Denmark and England etc. This type of artwork is known as ‘Postage Stamp Art’. Many people follow it. 

First of all image is decided and then it is drawn on one sheet of A4 size. For example, if one wants to prepare a portrait depicting a Cat, then it is drawn on a sheet and we cut its outlining. It becomes a stencil of Cat image. We draw from this stencil, image of Cat on another sheet of paper. On this sheet Postage stamps are pasted using very light gum covering/hiding the whole image of Cat. After that on the sheet first sheet is pasted and a beautiful image of Cat appears on joining these two sheets.

He also runs a blog namely ‘simplephilatelicclub.blogspot.com’ and have posted few of portraits under the label ‘Postage Stamp Art’.

Mr Vipan Kumar Thankur  may be contacted at email: philavpnthakur@rediffmail.com  Ph . 9530715151

23 November 2020

New Special Covers on Wildlife


66th Wildlife Week

KTK-71-2020- 66th Wildlife Week - Magadikere Conservation Reserve

Magadikere Conservation Reserve, located in Sbirahaui Taluk of Gadag district in Karnataka supports a wide variety of birds, fishes and other aquatic flora and fauna in a small 134-acre tank. Migratory waterfowls like Bar Headed Geese, Eurasian Spoon Bill, Comb Duck, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Pintail, Demoiselle Crane, Gadwall visit the tank during various seasons. The tank also hosts globally threatened birds like White-Headed Ibis and Black Ibis. Apart from these, more than one hundred other local migrant and resident birds are recorded here, making it one of the most biodiverse bird conservation reserves in the country. The tank also hosts the southern-most congregation of Bar Headed Geese in the country. The Conservation Reserve stands as a success story of people's participation in wetland and wildlife conservation.This special cover on Magadikere Conservation Reserve is released to mark 66th Wildlife week. 

The cover illustration depicts Bar Headed Geese, the migrated birds at this Reserve.

KTK-73-2020- 66th Wildlife Week - Bandipur National Park

Biogeographically, Bandipur National Park ( Karnataka ) lies in one of the richest Biodiversity areas of our country representing "5B Western Ghats Mountains Biogeography Zone". This landscape supports a high ratio of predator and prey species. Bandipur National Park is a fine example of managing inter-state Tiger Reserves for the long-term conservation of source population of Tigers. This special cover on Bandipur National Park is released to mark 66th Wildlife week.

The cover illustration depicts Tiger, the inhabitant of this sanctuary.

KTK-72-2020- 66th Wildlife Week -Kappatagudda Wildlife Sanctuary

Kappathagudda Wildlife Sanctuary in Gadag District of Karnataka having an extent of244 sq. km was declared on 16th May 2019 as the only wildlife sanctuary in the state with an objective of conserving wild Nora. The landscape is unique and encompasses a diversity of medicinal plants and also hosts a wide range of fauna including Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Wolves, Foxes. Jackals, Four Horned Antelopes. Blackbucks, Monitor Lizards, Jungle Cats, and various other reptiles and birds. The Sanctuary forms the major catchment for the River Tungabhadra in the district and it also forms the catchment for various tanks and ponds in the four drought prone taluks of Gadag District. The Sanctuary comes to life during the monsoon with its green carpet of medicinal herbs and grasses and is a wonderful treat to one's eyes. This special coverall Kappathagudda Wildlife sanctuary is released to mark 66th Wildlife week.

The cover illustration depicts Black Buck, the inhabitant of this sanctuary

KTK-74-2020- 66th Wildlife Week - Nagarhole National Park

Rajiv Gandhi National Park also known as Nagarhole National Park is a part of Nagar hole Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. Rajiv Gandhi National Park forms part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve. Rajiv Gandhi National Park forms a critical connecting habitat for Tigers and Elephants to other areas of Western Ghats through Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and to the Eastern Ghats through Bandipur Tiger reserve. Rajiv Gandhi National Park has the highest congregation of Asian Elephants in the world. This special cover on Rajiv Gandhi National Park is released to mark 66th Wildlife week.

The cover illustration depicts the Indian Elephant, the inhabitant of this sanctuary.

KTK-75-2020- 66th Wildlife Week - Anshi National Park

Anshi National Park (417.34 Sq. Km) forms the northern limit of Central Western Ghats located in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka. It is a part ofKali Tiger Reserve. It encompasses a rich biodiversity of nora and fauna in moist deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests. Anshi National Park is part of a contiguous forested landscape extending over 10,000 sq.Km across the two state~ Karnataka and Goa. This special cover on Anshi National Park is released to mark 66th Wildlife week.
The cover illustration depicts Black Panther, the inhabitant of this sanctuary.

KTK-76-2020- 66th Wildlife Week - Kudremukh National Park

Kudremukh National Park (Karnataka) is an UNESCO recognized World Natural Heritage Site at the heart of western ghats and is home to many rare and endangered species including the King Cobra, Lion Tailed Macaques, Slender Loris, Malabar Dancing Frogs and many endemic orchids and other endemic flora as well. It is the source of major river systems of Southern India viz., Tunga, Bhadra and Netravati. This national park is known for its extensive shola grasslands - metaphorically called is the 'natural overhead watcrtanks' due to their role in water conservation. This special cover on Kudremukh National Park is released to mark 66th Wildlife week.

The cover illustration depicts Lion Tailed Macaque, the inhabitant of this sanctuary.

- Suresh R.-Bangalore

10 November 2020

PHILATWEEN 2020 for children


Postcrossing Society of India invites all children of classes from V to IX to prepare a one-page philatelic exhibit to celebrate Children's Day 2020. For more information plz contact on  email :  vibrantpsoi@gmail.com 
Last date to send scanned exhibit : 14 November 2020. 

Source : Prayag Philatelic Society

Debutpex 2020 : Virtual Philatelic Exhibition in Hindi

Highlights of the exhibition : Celebrating Hindi Day :

Postcard writing  in Hindi language 

Philatelic exhibits using hindi language for writeup

Release of special cover 

For more details Contact : Col Akhil Kumar : Whatsapp No.  9483194892
                                                 Rahul Ganguli : Wh No.: 9415214897

08 November 2020

06 November 2020

HIMPEX 2020 Results

Gold Medal

Major Dr Ritu Kalra - Dreams Got Wings

Jeevan Jyoti  - Tourism (Best in Seniors)

Samarth (Youth) Silver - Shapes of Stamps (Best in Junior)

Silver Medal

Smriti Rana - My Life is my Message

Ajay Srivastav - Climate Change

Rakesh Walia ( Literature)

Sarthak Sood

Onkar Nath Chandla

Pritha Doegar (Youth)

Samarth (Youth)

View : Result

View : Exhibition


Rajesh Paharia  (Jury Team Leader)

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