17 March 2024

My Covers


Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple: 7 March 2024 :  Varanasi 

Thanks to Mr Rahul Ganguli, Pryag Philatelic Society, Praygraj 

14 March 2024

New Pictorial Cancellation


14 March- International Day of Action for Rivers

A special pictorial cancellation to commemorate 'International Day of Action For Rivers' was released by Karnataka Postal Circle on 14 March 2024 at Bangalore.

- Praveen Shastry, Bangalore

13 March 2024

CHINA 2024 - Asian International Stamp Exhibition


CHINA 2024 - Asian International Stamp Exhibition


CHINA 2024 will be organized under the Patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) and the Recognition of Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP).

CHINA 2024 will open on 29 November 2024 and close on 3 December 2024.

CHINA 2024 will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre (Address: 1000 Yan’an Road (C), Shanghai, China 200040)

Duly filled Exhibit Application Forms should be sent through their Commissioners to reach the Organizing Committee by 25 April 2024.

7.2 Group II Competitive Classes

Class 1 FIAP Championship Class for collections that have been awarded three FIP/FIAP large gold medals in three separate years (at least two large gold medals from FIAP exhibitions) at the exhibitions patronized by FIP/FIAP over the past 10 years (2014-2023). (A Grand Prize counts as a Large Gold Medal)

Class 2 Traditional Philately

A) China

B) Asia and Australasia

C) The Rest of the World

Class 3 Postal History

A) China

B) Asia and Australasia

C) The Rest of the World

Class 4 Postal Stationery

Class 5 Aerophilately

Class 6 Astrophilately

Class 7 Thematic Philately

Exhibits will be classified under:

A) Nature

B) Culture

C) Technology 

*Please indicate clearly in the Exhibit Application Form as to the sub-class (A, B or C) the exhibit is entering

Class 8 Maximaphily

Class 9 Revenue

Class 10 Modern Philately (2001 to date)

Class 11 Picture Postcard

Class 12 Open Philately

Class 13 Youth Philately

A) Collectors aged 10-15 years

B) Collectors aged 16-18 years

C) Collectors aged 19-21 years

(As of January 01, 2024)

Class 14 One Frame

Exhibits will be classified under:

A) Traditional

B) Postal History

C) Postal Stationery

D) Aerophilately

E) Astrophilately

F) Thematic

G) Maximaphily

H) Revenue 

* Please indicate clearly in the Exhibit Application Form as to the sub-class (A-H) the exhibit is entering. 

Class 15 Experimental Class – First Day Cover

Class 16 Literature

A) Philatelic books, pamphlets and studies (issued after January 01, 2019)

B) Philatelic journals, and periodicals (all volumes issued after January 01, 2022)

C) Stamp Catalogues (published after January 01, 2022)

Participation Fee:

There is no participation fee for Non-Competitive Class and Youth Philately (Class 13). 

9.2 The participation fee for Competitive Classes (except Classes 14 to 15) will be US$50 per frame. 

9.3 The fee for participation in One Frame (Class 14) is US$75 per exhibit. 

9.4 The fee for participation in Literature (Class 15) is US$50 per exhibit.

Please send your entries to:

1. Mr. Pratisad Neurgaonkaar – National Commissioner

884 Bhandarkar Road,

14, Patil Terraces,

B Building, 4th Floor,

Pune - 411 004. India

Mobile Number: +91 9766310553

Email: pratisadn@gmail.com

2. Mr. Rajesh Paharia – Assistant Commissioner

46 , Geejgarh House , Civil Lines


Landline no 95-141-2218283

Mobile No : 9351716969

Email id : shreetotal@gmail.com


CHINA 2024Asian International Stamp ExhibitionExhibit Application Form29 November - 3 December 2024

CHINA 2024Asian International Stamp ExhibitionPhilatelic Literature Exhibit Information Form

11 March 2024

Special Cover : Kashi Vishwanath Temple


 Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple: 7 March 2024:  Varanasi

A special cover with special cancellation was issued on 7th March, 2024 ahead of Mahashivratri on Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple at the Head Post Office, Varanasi. The cover was released by Prof. Nagendra Pandey, President, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trusteeship Council alongwith Shri. Krishn Kumar Yadav, Postmaster General, Varanasi Region, Shri. Vinay Kumar, SPO(West) Varanasi Division, Shri. P. C. Tiwari Senior Postmaster HPO Varanasi and Shri. Pramod Kumar Bansal, President, Prayag Philatelic Society.

The Secretary of the society welcomed the guests while Shri. Ashok Mital, member of the society greeted them with flowers. The President of the Society, Shri. Pramod Kumar Bansal presented mementos to the dignitaries.  

The special cover and cancellation on Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple was proposed by Prayag Philatelic Society, Prayagraj which was considered and approved by the office of Postmaster General, Varanasi Region. The cover and cancellation were designed by a member of the society. The postmark or cancellation depicts ‘Nandi’. 

The event was held to commemorate the celebrations of Mahashivratri. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated on the western bank of the sacred river Ganga in India’s oldest city Kashi, known as Varanasi. This is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The Jyotirlinga form of Lord Shiva is worshiped here since ancient times. This temple was rebuilt by Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore in 1777-80. The structure of the temple has three major pinnacles, two of which are gold studded. The main temple is quadrilateral and surrounded by temples of other deities. Since the inauguration of the grand, divine, and new form of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor in the year 2021, there has been a huge increase in the number of devotees coming from India and abroad.

The special cover is available at the Philatelic Bureau, Varanasi and later it will be available through the web portal of the Department of Posts - ePost Office.

- Rahul Ganguli- Prayagraj

08 March 2024

International Women's Day


International Women's Day

Special Cancellation : Bangalore : 8 March 2024

Image : Praveen Shastry, Bangalore

06 March 2024

Club News


Rainbow Stamp News March 2024

Dear Reader,

I am pleased to release the March 2024 issue of Rainbow Stamp News. It is available at the following link : 


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