25 June 2021

Release of Book on Odisha Special Postal Covers

 Book on  Odisha Special Postal  Covers  

Bhubaneswar 24th June : The Eastern India Philatelists’ Association today released a book titled "A Journey of Odisha Special Covers”, which is a detailed compendium of all the Postal Special Covers issued in Odisha by India Post.


The book was released in a small ceremony by Shri P.K.Bisoi, Former Secretary of the Department of Posts in the Ministry of Communications. Also present were Aditya Kumar Nayak DPS (HQ), DOP, Odisha Circle, Shanti Swarup Rath, Secretary EIPA and the compiler of the book Dr.B.Mishra and eminent philatelists of the state.

EIPA is the first Philatelic Society in India to publish a compilation of all the special covers issued. Earlier, such volumes were released in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu too.

The large format volume has images and technical details of all the officially issued covers by the Department of Posts, Odisha Circle from 1973 to 2020. Speaking on the occasion, postal historian Anil Dhir said that Odisha has now become the philatelic capital of the country, with many eminent philatelists who have participated in international and national exhibitions and won laurels. He said that many important publications have been made by EIPA members, books which have won national acclaim.

Kashinath Sahoo, another young philatelist, recalled the role of the Late Bijoyshree Routray in building up EIPA as the foremost philatelic club in the country. C.R. Das, another senior EIPA member called for popularizing the hobby of stamp collecting among the school children for which India Post should organise district level exhibitions.

According to Shanti Swarup Rath, the book will be a boon for all philatelists who collect Special Covers and showcase the rich heritage, culture, history, flora and fauna and the varied natural geographical features of Odisha. The herculean task undertaken by Dr. B. Mishra to compile the volume was lauded by members of EIPA.

- Anil Dhir : email : anildhir2k5@ hotmail.com Mob . 9861020747

22 June 2021

OlymphilexIndia 2021


OlymphilexIndia 2021

First Virtual Philatelic Exhibition on Olympic Games and Sports

23 July - 15 August 2021

Interested Olympic and Sport's Philatelists are most welcome to participate in OlymphilexIndia 2021

For details plz visit and register :    https://www.olymphilex.com/

- Jagannath Mani, Bangalore

Club News

Special Cancellation on International Yoga Day

India Post released special Cancellation on Intentional Yoga day . The cancellations were given in different circles of India Post.

- Sudhir Jain

Special Cancellation from Odisha


: Philately Promoters, EIPA Groups

Book on Philatelic terms "Exemplified Philatelic Terms " launched....

Congratulations to renowned Philatelists Mr. Sushil Mehra and Mr. Chaitanya Dev for virtual launch of their very beautiful and useful book 'Exemplified Philatelic Terms' today morning. This zoom function was attended by many Philatelists from all over India. 

- Sudhir Jain, Satna (MP)

19 June 2021

New Special Cover

Launch of Azaadi ka Amurt Mahotsav India @75


KTK-20-2021 - "Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav" India@75 - Shivapura Satyagraha Soudha.

Shivapura Dhwaja Satyagraha (flag Satyagraha) marked the hoisting of the tricolour flag on April 8,9,10, & 11 till of 1938 in Shivapura of Maddur taluk in Mandya District. The Rashtrakuta -Dhwaja Satyagraha was inspirational and a guiding force to the Indian Princely states in the Pre-Independence era. We commemorate this magnificent historic event of freedom struggle and the freedom fighters who participated in it.

This special cover was released to mark the launch of celebrations by Govt. of India in commemoration of 75 years of India's Independence titled "Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav" , 75 weeks prior to l5th August 2022 i.e. on 12th March 2021, which is the 91st anniversary of the historic Salt Satyagraha led by Mahatma Gandhi.

Suresh.R : Bengaluru
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13 June 2021

JUBILEEPEX 2021 : International Friendship Virtual Philatelic Exhibition, Bangladesh


JUBILEEPEX 2021 : International Friendship Virtual Philatelic Exhibition, Bangladesh

For any information related to JUBILEEPEX 2021 please contact : jubileepex21@gmail.com

09 June 2021

British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp sets new auction record

1¢ British Guiana
Sold for $8,307,000

-The SG Bulletin

A photograph of the 1856 One-Cent Magenta used an infrared filter to suppress the stamp's red surface, making the black printing more visible.

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

"Blemished, battered and cut, the "British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta" is a stamp with a twisty tale to tell, one that begins in the hands of a young Scottish boy and passes through the hands of a killer," wrote my colleague Laurel Dalrymple in 2014, when Weitzman bought it for $9.5 million.

"The stamp was printed just 16 years after the introduction of postage stamps," she continued. "The postmaster in British Guiana (now Guyana), facing a stamp shortage, asked the colony's newspaper to print an emergency supply while awaiting a shipment of stamps from London.

"Displeased with the quality of the printing, the postmaster asked each postal clerk to initial the stamps upon sale to prevent fraud. The One-Cent bears the initials "EDW," those of clerk E.D. Wight, and a postmark of April 4, 1856, from the town of Demerara.

"The stamp's first owner was a Scottish boy named Vernon Vaughan who found it in 1873 among his family's letters. He sold it to a local collector for 6 shillings (The Washington Post says that was about $1.50 back then)."

Since then, the stamp has passed through the world's great collections, was seized by the French as reparations from Germany in 1920 and was owned for a while by John DuPont, a scion of one of America's richest families, even after he was convicted of murdering a wrestler in 1997.

Another devoted philatelist who saw the One-Cent Magenta in 2016 at the World Stamp Show in New York, likened the experience to seeing the actual Mona Lisa. (Meaning: it's less overwhelming than you'd think.) "Look, I don't want to get kicked out of the philately club," laughs Warachal Eileen Faison, who runs a philately organization geared towards African American collectors. "But as we were standing there in line, I could hear other people—and it wasn't me – saying, 'Is that it?'"

Still, the One-Cent Magenta is more than just a stamp, says Faison. "At least for me. Who touched the stamp? Who had it in their possession?" This most recent sale, she says, gives us a chance to reflect on how many of the ordinary things we touch today might also be histories in miniature.

The Inverted Jenny Plate Block sold for ‘only’ $4.86 million.  

A Collector’s Rare Treasures Set Records at Sotheby’s

The proceeds from Stuart Weitzman’s “Inverted Jennies,” a 1933 gold piece known as the double eagle and the One-Cent Magenta stamp will go to charitable ventures.

The “Inverted Jenny,” the postage stamp famously misprinted with an airplane upside down, climbed to a new height on Tuesday when a block of four sold for $4.9 million, a record for a United States stamp at auction and $2 million more than its last reported sale price.

06 June 2021

Olymphilex India 2021


Olymphilex India 2021

On the occasion of the XXXll  Olympiad Tokyo 2021, we are pleased to inform Olympic and Sports Philatelic Exhibition “Olymphilex India 2021”. We are planning to organise this as a virtual non competitive exhibition in the 3rd week of July 2021. This is open to all Philatelists.

For further information

Please fell free to write : Jagannath Mani email :  jagannathmani7@gmail.com   What'sapp +919900404808

- Jagannath Mani, Bangalore

05 June 2021

World Environment Day

5 June :  World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2021: 
Theme : Ecosystem Restoration

World Environment 2021 theme is 'ecosystem restoration' - a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea. 

World Environment Day 2021 

The pandemic that the world has been dealing with for almost 1.5 years now has shown how disastrous the consequences of ecosystem loss can be. By shrinking the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens – including coronaviruses – to spread. The fact remains that only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change and stop the collapse of biodiversity.

World Environment Day 2021 theme

The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is 'Ecosystem Restoration' and Pakistan is the global host for the day. This World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.

02 June 2021

Club News


Rainbow Stamp News June 2021

Dear Reader,

I am pleased to release June 2021 issue of Rainbow Stamp News.  It is available on following link :

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