30 August 2016

New Stamp from India

India Post released a commemorative postage stamp  on the occasion of valedictory ceremony of the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamy  by Minister for State  Communications Shri Manoj Sinha in presences of Saints and other dignitaries on 27th August 2016 at the function held at Suttur Mutt in Mysore District.

Suttur Simhasana Mahasansthana Math is about one thousand years old in the ancient cultural and religious history of Karnataka. In the 10th Century Sri Shivarathri seer did penance for a very long time in Siddhagiri hills and came to the south and engaged in penance again at Suttur. Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji was the 23rd pontiff of the Suttur Mutt.

Club News

Recent national level stamp exhibitions

Naturepex-2016, National Philatelic Exhibition on Nature and Environment will be organized by the Eastern India Philatelists’ Association with active support of the Department of Posts, Government of India from 30th September to 2nd October, 2016 at KiiT International School, Bhubaneswar-751024, Odisha with an objective to aware people for protection of natures and conserve our environment. The exhibits relating to Nature, Flora & Fauna, Environment and related subjects will only be exhibited in this exhibition. The exhibition will be of 400 frames and will be competitive one.
During Naturepex-2016 exhibition a number of Philatelic activities like Stamp Design contest, Quiz competition and Letter Writing competitions will be held at the venue.

SIPA Diamond 2016, Diamond Jubilee Stamp Exhibition 

25th - 27th November 2016

South India Philatelists' Association will be organizing Diamond Jubilee Stamp Exhibition from 25th to 27th November 2016 at Chennai.

St. Bede's Centenary Auditorium,
No. 37, Santhome High Road,
Santhome, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.
For more information contact: Phone : +91-44-32001626, 32914769,
Mobile : +919840645487, +919444491111
E-Mail : sipagold@gmail.com

International Exhibition

MELBOURNE 2017, 34th FIAP Asian International Stamp Exhibition will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 30 March to 2 April 2017.
Mr. Madhukar Jhingan is the Indian National Commissioner for the MELBOURNE 2017.
MELBOURNE 2017 will have following classes:
FIAP Championship Class, Traditional, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Astrophilately,  Thematic, Maximaphily, Revenue, Open, Youth, Literature, One Frame and Modern Philately (1980 onwards).
The Entry Fee for One-Frame Exhibit is US$80, and for Literature the Fee is US$55 per exhibit. The participation is free for Youth Class. The Entry Fee for all other classes is US$55 per frame.
The Entry Forms are now available for download http://stampsofindia.com/MELBOURNE2017.htm
Those interested in participating may please contact Mr. Madhukar Jhingan, National Commissioner for India of MELBOURNE 2017.
(M) +919811160965, Email: mj@stampsofindia.com
Last date for submitting the forms to the National Commissioner is October 14, 2016

World Heritage sites from the Czech Republic

UNPA will issue a set of six stamps  featuring World Heritage sites from the Czech Republic for its 2016 World Heritage stamp series. These stamps are part of a joint stamp issuance with the Czech Post that is scheduled to issue two stamps Sept. 7. A joint first day of issue ceremony is planned on 8 September at the Sberatel 2016 – 19th International Hobby & Art of Collecting Fair in Prague, Czech Republic.
Date of Issue : 7 September 2016

US$ 0.47 – Historic Centre of Prague Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe in terms of its setting on both banks of the Vltava River, adorned with its distinctive townscape of houses, palaces with towers, and buildings. Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The site was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1992.
€ 0.68 – Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St. Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec From the early 14th century to the early 16th century, Kutná Hora was the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. This is still apparent in the town’s exceptional wealth of historical architecture. This site was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1995 as an outstanding example of the medieval town whose wealth and prosperity was based on its silver mines. The Church of St. Barbara and other buildings were underlined as having particular architectural and artistic quality and as having had a profound influence on subsequent developments in the architecture of Central Europe.
CHF 1.50 – Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their territories in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. It combined Baroque architecture (mainly the work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach) and the classical and neo-Gothic styles of the castles of Lednice and Valtice with countryside fashioned according to English romantic principles of landscape architecture. At 200 km2, it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1996.
US$ 1.15 – Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc The Olomouc Holy Trinity Column is one of the most exceptional examples of the pinnacle of central European Baroque artistic expression. This memorial column, erected in the early years of the 18th century, is the most outstanding example of a type of monument specific to central Europe. Rising to a height of 35 metres, it is decorated with many fine religious sculptures, which are the work of the distinguished Moravian artist Ondrej Zahner. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2000.
€ 1.70 – Historic Centre of Ceský Krumlov The historic centre of Ceský Krumlov is situated on the banks of the Vltava river, which provides a natural setting of great beauty. The town was built around a 13thcentury castle belonging to a member of the ruling Vitkovici family. This historic centre is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained relatively intact thanks to its peaceful history over more than five centuries. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1992.
CHF 1.00 – Gardens and Castle at Kromeˇríž The Gardens and Castle at Kromeˇríž are an exceptionally complete and well preserved example of a European Baroque princely residence and its associated landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries. The ensemble at Kromeˇríž, played a significant role in the development of Baroque garden and palace design in central Europe. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1998.

28 August 2016

Israel - Bulgaria Joint Issue - Bird Migration

Bird Migration

Date of Issue : 13 September 2016
Here is a beautiful stamp for bird lovers featuring migration of storks. It's a beautiful stamp depicting very scientific monitoring of birds by the scientists. The most beautiful part of this stamp is its tab which shows a group of beautiful storks in the water !!
The Postal Services of Israel and Bulgaria  prepared a special stamp on common theme “Migrating Birds” to strengthen and sustain their connection. The philatelic item depicting the migration of storks between Bulgaria and Israel has an important historical meaning that makes this stamp more valuable and sought-after among collectors worldwide. 
Migrating Birds
The Republic of Bulgaria lies on the Balkan Peninsula in Eastern Europe. The State of Israel is situated on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, in the heart of the Middle East.
Some 500 million birds migrate through Israel’s skies twice a year, thus making it a significant global crossroads, especially for the birds of Western Asia and Eastern Europe in general, and of Bulgaria in particular. The White Stork is one of 280 bird species that migrate over Israel. These birds, which also nest in Bulgaria, pass over Israel as they make their way to Africa, sometimes as far south as the South African city of Cape Town.
The stork is connected to human habitats and in Europe it signifies the arrival of spring and symbolizes hope. Some 600,000 storks migrate through Israel’s skies twice a year, among them probably all of Bulgaria’s storks. Thus, the governments of Israel and Bulgaria chose the stork to appear on the joint-issue stamp as a symbol of peace and coexistence and as a sign that migrating birds know no borders.
Israeli scientists monitor the migrating birds, aided by motorized gliders, birdwatchers, radar and GPS transmitters tracked via satellite. Thus, the stamp features a stork transmitting to space. The sky is not the limit, but rather a habitat for storks migrating from Bulgaria to Africa via Israel.

27 August 2016

New stamps from India

Indian Metal Crafts 

Date of Issue : 26 August 2016

India Post issued set of 6 stamps, two in the denomination of Rs 5, two in the denomination of Rs 15, and two in the denomination of Rs 25, on Indian Metal Crafts on August 26, 2016 in the sheets of 40 stamps each. A miniature sheet and a sheetlet was also issued. 

26 August 2016

Philatelic Tributes to Mother Teresa

This Day in History - 26 August 1910

26 August  is the Birth Anniversary of Mother Teresa , also  known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born  on 26 August 1910 in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet in the Ottoman Empire. 

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.

- Mother Teresa

25 August 2016

Greetings on Janmashtami

Today is Birthday of Lord Krishna Happy Janmashatami to all Indians living in different corners of the world.

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