31 May 2023

New stamp from India


Parliament complex

Date of Issue : 28 May 2023

New Pictorial Cancellations

31May 2023 :  World No Tobacco Day

22 May 2023: International Day for Biological Diversity

13 May 2023 : International Museum Day 

Image courtesy - MB Stamps , Praveen Shastry- Bangalore

New Meghdoot Post Card

New Meghdoot postcard issued on 175 years of Petit Seminari Higher Secondary School, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Pondicherry.

- Praveen Shastry, Bangalore

Special Commemorative cover from Sri Lanka

 Seethai Amman Temple, Nuwara Eliya

Commemorative Cover with Personalized stamp issued on 23.04.2023 for Seethai Amman Temple at Nuwara Eliya.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Dinesh Gunawardena, accompanied by the High Commissioner of India and other dignitaries, issued a Special Commemorative Cover for the Seethai Amman Temple in Seetha Eliya, Nuwara Eliya.

They also laid the foundation stone for a Meditation Centre at the Temple, which is believed to signify the place of Ashok Vatika in the epic Ramayana. Furthermore, the Meditation Centre will add to the facilities at the Temple and help attract more tourists from India and other places to Nuwara Eliya.

The Seetha Amman Temple is a Hindu temple located approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Nuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya). This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by the rakshasa king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for her husband Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions that are regarded to be the footprints of Hanuman.

Text Source: newswire.lk and Wikipedia

-Kasinath R.

28 May 2023

Indian Winners at IBRA 2023


Heartiest Congratulations to all winners!

R.1->1. Madhukar Deogawanka 2. Kishore Chandak 3 Praggya Kothari 4.Pradip Jain 5. Lallan Singh 6. Madhukar Jhingan
R.2->1. Piyush Khaitan2.Adka Jagruthi 3. Vijay Wadhwa 4. Dr.Anjali Dutta 5.  6.Aditya Asthana 7. Sushil Mehra 
R.3-> 1. Anil Suri 2. Sri Devi N. 3.M. Lokeswara Rao 4. Savita Jhingan 5. Dr.Ritu Kalra 6.Rakesh Walia

Indian Winners at IBRA 2023


Chandak, Kishor - Handstruck Postage Stamps of India

Anil Suri - Fiscals of Cochin 


Jain, Pragya - Study of the First Issues of India


Jain, Pradeep - King George V issues of India


Singh, Lallan - How’s and Why’s of Birds

Deogawanka, Madhukar - Indian Stamp Booklets

Deogawanka Madhukar - Indian Stamp Booklets - Lit

Santhosh MS - Elephant Whisperer

Ramachandran Madhav - British India Victorian Issues


Jhingan Madhukar - The Indian Aerogrammes

Khaitan Piyush - Rocket Mail Experiments of Stephen Smith

Adka Jagruthi - Olympics - youth

Chandak Kishor - Encyclopaedia of Early Indian Cancellation - Lit

Gautam Rohatagi - Ikanni Tales - Lit


Wadhwa Vijay - Bird Life on Stamps - Lit

Wadhwa Vijay - The Beak - Lit

Dutta Anjali - Fiscals of Gwalior

Sharma Dinesh -  Advertising Post Cards of India

Asthana Aditya - Calcutta Security Printers

Mehra Sushil - Jai Hind - Lit


Suri Anil - Hundi Stamp Papers of Indian Kiingdom - Lit

Sridevi N - Musical Instruments

Madiraju Lokeswara Rao - Himalayan Birds on Stamps- Lit

Jhingan Savita - Cutouts used as Adhesives - Lit

Mehra Sushil - Moving the Mails

Basu Subhabrata - India Post in 21st Century

Madiraju Lokeswara Rao - Buddhism on Stamps - Lit


Kalra Ritu - Philatelic Paradise - Lit


Walia Rakeah - Stamp Collecting for Beginners - Lit

The Roll of Distinguished Philatelist

Mr Pradip Jain has been honoured with the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists (RDP) in Germany.

The Roll of Distinguished Philatelist is the highest and most prestigious honour in philately and is also the world’s oldest Philatelic honour. It recognises achievement, research, publication and service in many areas of philately. The Roll was launched by King George V  in 1919, who was himself an ardent philatelist. D N Jatia in 1983, and Brigadier D. S. Virk. in 1993 are other Indians who signed the 'Roll' earlier. This year’s signing ceremony was on 26th May 2023 at Essen, Germany, during  IBRA 2023, International Philatelic Exhibition. 

25 May 2023

New Philatelic Souvenirs


Gujarat Postal Circle has issued different Philatelic Souvenirs Mugs T-shirts and Picture Postcards.


T - shirts on wildlife for Rs. 300/-
Size S, L and XL size are available

Stamp images printed on 50 p PC . ₹ 30/- per set 

Picture Postcards

Set of 4 printed PC ₹ 100/- set

New Postal Stationery

 Megdoot Post Card 

- Timir Shah, Vadodara

17 May 2023



Those who wish to send their entries for Bangladesh 2023 FIP Sponsored National Exhibition with International Participation are requested to send this application form and email it to Mr Raunak Dutta  along with Introduction Page and Synopsis - 

Please note that all the entries will be subjected to final clearance from PCI hence please fill correct information. 

-Raunak Dutta, National Commissioner for Bangladesh 2023.


Those who wish to send their entries for Thailand 2023 FIP WSC may send the application form to the following addresses along with Introduction Page and Synopsis - philapragya@gmail.com   or  pratisadn@gmail.com   

All the entries will be subjected to final clearance from PCI hence please fill correct information. 
-Pragya Kothari Jain, Commissioner for Thailand 2023

07 May 2023

Indian Winners at NZ 2023


Heartiest Congratulations !!

Row 1: 1.Aditya Asthana 2. Capt. Vijay Wadhwa3. Ghouse Ali Zameer 4. Kapil Gogri 5. Saket Bajaj6. Sushil Mehra
Row 2: 1. K. Sridhar 2. Pravesh Gupta 3. Madhukar Jhingan 4. M. Lokeswara Rao 5. Piyush Khaitan 6. Savita Jhingan
Row 3. OP Kedia 2. Ashwani Manjure 3. Rajprit Singh Saluja 4. Pankaj Tyagi 5. Shanti Swarup  Rath 6. Sandip Mujrani

04 May 2023

Club News


Rainbow Stamp News May 2023

Dear Reader

I am pleased to release May 2023 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available at the following link :


01 May 2023

My Recent Cover


Cover from Finland

Thank you so much Kristina ! I am always so happy to receive beautiful covers from you ! But now my postal address is changed and you can see on the cover !

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