30 August 2014

New Special Cover


81st year of Lalbaugcha Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal 


A special cover  was released on 29th August 2014 to commemorate "81st year of Lalbaugcha Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal" from Mumbai GPO.

: Zoya Mendonca -  Mumbai 


New pictorial cancellation from Germany


On September 7th 2014 a new pictorial cancellation will be issued in 22527 HAMBURG.The cancellation is featuring a walrus (Odebenus rosmarus).Interested philatelists may please contact: Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. E.Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de . Postage rates: 0,75 Euro AIRMAIL, 2,90 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

- Wolfgang Beyer , Germany

Club News

Release of Commemorative stamps of Doyens of Music 

Function on 03.09.2014


On behalf of India Post, I cordially invite all the Philatelists for the Indian Musicians Commemorative Stamp release function on organized on 03.09.2014 at Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy,Bangalore.

- Jagannath Mani - Bangalore

29 August 2014

National Sports Day



Philatelic Tributes to the Hockey  Wizard


29 August – Birth Anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand


National Sports Day in India is celebrated on  29th August  every year. This day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand,the hockey player who won gold medals for India in year 1928,1932 and 1936. This day is celebrated by organizing friendly matches between different Indian hockey teams at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi which was constructed in the respect and honor of Dhyan Chand.



Festivals of India - Ganesh Chaturthi


Greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi

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Today is Ganesha Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as 'Vinayak Chaturthi' or 'Vinayaka Chavithi' is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is observed during (mid-August to mid-September) . It is celebrated with great enthusiasm  especially in the western India state of Maharashtra, lasts for 10 days, ending on the day of 'Ananta Chaturdashi'. Greetings to all on this festive occasion.  I am  sharing here some stamps, covers and cancellation issued by Nepal, Sri Lanka,Czech Republic, Laos   and Thailand.


Laos – 5 February 1971



Cover from Thailand featuring Hindu Gods


28 August 2014

SINGAPORE 2015 World Stamp Exhibition




Venue - Marina Bay Sands

Commissioner for Singapore 2015

image The Philatelic Congress of India has appointed Mrs Damyanti Pittie as National Commissioner for Singapore 2015 a F.I.P. World Exhibition to be held from 14th 19th August, 2015.

Philatelists eligible and willing to participate may contact her by e.mail /or by post on following  e.mail and contact address.  The IREX and Forms can be down loaded from Singapore 2015 web site : http://www.singapore2015.com/the_show.php




SUKET, 4th Floor, 29-B, Dongersi Cross Lane, Malabar Hill, Mumbai-400 006.

Tel.No.00 91 022 23644337. Fax No.00 91 022 23633696.

E-mail: dm_pittie@mtnl.net.in


Sailing World Championships 2014


Santander, World Olympic Sailing venue


Date of Issue : September 1, 2014

Spanish Post will issue a new stamp dedicated to the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014. The stamp depicts a gorgeous yacht that is flouting in sea.

The Sailing World Championships is the most important event organized by the International Sailing Federation. It takes place every four years, two before the Olympic Games, and is used to allot 75% of the places for countries taking part in the Games.

Santander is hosting the 4th World Sailing Championships over the first two weeks of September, when it will welcome about 1000 yachts and 1400 crew from more than 95 countries.

The eleven Olympic categories will take part in the competition. Countries which qualify can participate in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.

The Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV) has set up several sites in the capital city of Cantabria, such as the marshland of the Santander Real Club Marítimo to moor the organisation’s and keeled boats, the Star and the Elliots of the Women’s Match Race, and the CEAR Príncipe Felipe (Specialist Centre for High Performance in Sailing), as well as other port areas nearby.

The first World Sailing Championships were held in Spain in 2003 in the Bay of Cadiz. Spanish philately marked this competition by issuing a commemorative stamp.The second Championships were held in Cascais in Portugal in 2007, where 1350 sailors from 76 countries attended.

The stamp recreates the blue waves of Cantabria, around yachts with sails billowing in the wind in front of the Magdalena Palace, an iconic building in Santander.


Augustus -  Founder of the Roman Empire


Date of Issue : 19 August 2014

Italy Post has issued a new stamp commemorating a great leader of the Roman Empire – Augustus.

The stamp features the statue of Augustus, found in via Labicana and preserved at the National Museum of Rome – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. He was Rome’s first and arguably greatest emperor, a fine soldier and wise administrator who boasted that he found Rome built of bricks and left it cloaked in marble.

The adopted son of Julius Caesar, who defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra and built roads to span his new empire, Augustus was honoured by being commemorated with a new stamp.

27 August 2014

New stamps on Fruits




Date of Issue : 8 August 2014

Magyar Posta ( Hungary) has issued a new fruit series of stamps depicting two still life compositions. The fruits illustrated on stamps are Bistrita plum and Tahi strawberries. The stamp issue was released on the 8th of August .

Besztercei plum

This sort of plums presents a high genetic diversity, not only due to strong vegetative, but also generative tendency; the variety and diversity of shape. Besztercei plum is cultivated almost everywhere in Europe. It is one of the most popular fruits in Hungary for producing wine.

Tahi strawberries

Tahi strawberry is cultivated on Szentendre Island in Louisa where the several varieties are generated. At the beginning of the 20th century this fruit was cultivated by German breeders. In the cool months between December and March, this luscious red fruit can be found at markets. They grow in Hungary to a medium size and are juicy and very rich in flavour.

Club News

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India Post, Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai issued on 21.08.2014,  a set of 2 Presentation Packs named 'Personalities' and 'Institutions' (each pack containing set of 8 stamps x Rs. 5 each). Sale price is mentioned as Rs. 120 per pack (Rs. 40 towards stamps and Rs. 80 towards philatelic ancillaries).

: Kasinath R. - Tanjore

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