26 August 2015

Bird of the year 2015 in Germany




On November 8th a new pictorial postmark will be issued at 74405 GAILDORF. The postmark is featuring a flying goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), bird of the year 2015 in Germany.

Interested philatelists may please contact Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ArGe ZOOLOGIE. Mail:

Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de. Postage Rates: 0,80 Euro AIRMAIL and 2,95 Euro Registered AIRMAIL.

Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer and Axel Brockmann( STAMP COLLECTOR CLUB GAILDORF)





During a philatelic exhibition from November 28th to November 29th 2015 at the Region Rhoen in Thuringia (Germany) will  issue    a postcard (stationery , a special card and a pictorial postmark on November 28th at 98617 RHÖNBLICK-HELMERSHAIUSEN. All items are featuring the BIRD OF THE YEAR 2015 in Germany. It´s a Gosh hawk (Accipiter gentilis).


Interested philatelists may please contact: Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group
ArGe ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de. Postage rates for envelopes with pictorial postmark: 0,80 Euro AIRMAIL and 2,95 Euro Registered

Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer and Matthias Reichel (STAMP COLLECTOR CLUB MEININGEN)

25 August 2015

Stamp on Samrat Ashok




Date of Issue : 24 August 2015

India Post released a commemorative stamp on Samrat Ashok on 24 August 2015.


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Thanjaipex 2015, Thanjavur District Level Philatelic Exhibition –Thanjavur

Thanjaipex 2015, Thanjavur District Level Philatelic Exhibition is organized on 3rd and 4th September 2015 at Thanjavur by Thanjavur Postal Division. Entries to the competitive group will be limited to the Philatelists of Thanjavur District. Entries from Philatelists of Central Region will also be entertained subject to availability of frames, space etc. Dealer’s booth is available at a nominal rent of Rs. 2000/- for both days of the Exhibition. Philatelic Workshop and Quiz will also be organized during the exhibition.

Dates: 3rd and 4th September 2015.
Venue: Perarignar Anna Nootrandu Kalaiarangam (Near Old bus stand and opposite to RM Hospital), Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.

Contact for more information:

Secretary, Thanjaipex 2015
O/o Senior Superintendent of Post Offices,
Thanjavur Division,
MKM Mooppanar Road,
THANJAVUR – 613 001

Phone No.: +91-4362-237 055
Email: tnjdiv.cr@gmail.com
Blog: www.thanjaipex2015.blogspot.in

Exhibition on Freedom fighters of India and Mahatma Gandhi through Postage Stamps and First Day Covers – 14th – 16th August 2015


On the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India, an Exhibition on Freedom fighters of India and Mahatma Gandhi through Postage Stamps and First Day Covers was organized by Shri Ramakant Dave, Philatelist of Vadodara from 14th – 16th August 2015 at Akruti Art Gallery, Nr. Kirti Mandir, Opp. S. S. G. Hospital, Vadodara. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri E. Radhakrishna IPS, Commissioner of Police, Vadodara.

Philatelic Bureau, Vadodara has opened counter at the exhibition and ‘My Stamp’ facility was also made available at the venue.

Courtesy – Sreejesh Krishnan – Trivandrum, Indian Philately Digest

24 August 2015

Stamp on Samrat Ashok to be released today…


Commemorative Stamp on Priyadarshi Samrat Ashok




The release of the commemorative stamp on Samrat Ashoka was scheduled on 2nd August 2015, but owing to the National mourning followed by the sad demise of former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, it was postponed. This stamp will now be released today on 24th August 2015 in a function to be held at Vidyapati Bhavan Patna.


- Pradeep Kumar Malik – Patna

Ashoka Maurya ( 304–232 BCE), commonly known as Ashoka and Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from circa 269 BCE to 232 BCE. One of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over a realm that stretched from the Hindu Kush mountains in the west to Bengal in the East and covered the entire Indian subcontinent except parts of present-day Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The empire's capital was Pataliputra (in Magadha, present-day Bihar), with provincial capitals at Taxila and Ujjain.

In about 260 BCE Ashoka waged a bitterly destructive war against the state of Kalinga (modern Odisha). He conquered Kalinga, which none of his ancestors had done. He embraced Buddhism after witnessing the mass deaths of the Kalinga War, which he himself had waged out of a desire for conquest. "Ashoka reflected on the war in Kalinga, which reportedly had resulted in more than 100,000 deaths and 150,000 deportations." Ashoka converted gradually to Buddhism beginning about 263 BCE. He was later dedicated to the propagation of Buddhism across Asia, and established monuments marking several significant sites in the life of Gautama Buddha. "Ashoka regarded Buddhism as a doctrine that could serve as a cultural foundation for political unity."Ashoka is now remembered as a philanthropic administrator. In the Kalinga edicts, he addresses his people as his "children", and mentions that as a father he desires their good.

Ashoka's name "Aśoka" means "painless, without sorrow" in Sanskrit (the a privativum and śoka "pain, distress"). In his edicts, he is referred to as Devānāmpriya (Pali Devānaṃpiya or "The Beloved of the Gods"), and Priyadarśin (Pali Piyadasī or "He who regards everyone with affection"). His fondness for his name's connection to the Saraca asoca tree, or the "Ashoka tree" is also referenced in the Ashokavadana.

H.G. Wells wrote of Ashoka in his book The Outline of History: "Amidst the tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history, their majesties and graciousnesses and serenities and royal highnesses and the like, the name of Ashoka shines, and shines, almost alone, a star." Along with the Edicts of Ashoka, his legend is related in the 2nd-century Ashokavadana ("Narrative of Ashoka", a part of Divyavadana), and in the Sri Lankan text Mahavamsa ("Great Chronicle"). The emblem of the modern Republic of India is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka.

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23 August 2015

New Special Cover

Special Cover : Nagri Pracharini Sabha Deoria Centenary Year - 1915 - 2015

A special cover was issued on 21st August 2015 at Deoria ( U.P.) to celebrate Centenary Year of   Nagri Pracharini Sabha Deoria.

For covers please contact : Sri.Himanshu Singh.Deoria Phone: 9450676342.

- Sandeep Chaurasia - Gorakhpur

20 August 2015

New stamps from Nepal

Prehistoric Elephants of Nepal


Date of Issue : 7July 2015

Maxicards on Elephant  from Nepal



The Maxi cards of the Prehistoric Elephants of Nepal have recently been brought out . Thee are available with Mr. Shankar Shrestha - email : shankar765@yahoo.com

19 August 2015

New Special Cover


Special Cover – Madhubani Paintings


On 17th August 2015, Special Cover featuring “Madhubani Paintings” was released at Sitamarhi, Bihar. The release of this Special Cover was approved by Chief Postmaster General, Bihar Circle.

The Cover depicts the image of ‘Sita Swayamvar” in Madhubani style of paintings. The top and bottom border of the cover also shows  Madhubani Painting . The Special Postmark features  images of Ram & Sita.



- Pradeep Kumar Mallik – PATNA : email : mallikphila@gmail.com

Set of 48 Picture Postcards released by North Karnataka Postal Region - 15th August 2015


Postcrossing Team, North Karnataka Postal Region has released a set of 48 picture postcards titled ‘Incredible India’ on 15th August 2015. The set is available in an attractive box and is priced Rs. 150 per set. This is 10th set of picture postcards issued by North Karnataka Postal Region. After its launch 10 sets of picture postcards were given away free of cost to first 10 persons who sent request on Facebook page of Postcrossing India.


On the address side of picture postcards text ‘IN’ and 6 boxes has been provided for the use of Postcrossing (a postcard exchange project) members to mention the POSTCARD ID.

Contact for more information: nkrpostcrossing@gmail.com

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

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