17 April 2015

New special covers



The Golden Chariot , Bangalore : 2 April 2015


A special cover was released at Bangalore featuring Golden Chariot. The Golden Chariot is a luxury tourist train that connects the important tourist spots in the Indian states of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala & Tamil Nadu as well as Pondicherry, depending on the selected itinerary.

It is named after the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple at Hampi. The 19 coaches on the train are coloured purple and gold, and sport the logo of a mythological animal with the head of an elephant and a body of a lion.

The train, along with the Deccan Odyssey, is designed on the lines of the more popular Palace on Wheels with accommodations, spa treatments and dining. It has been awarded the title of "Asia's Leading Luxury Train" at World Travel Awards, 2013. The train is operated by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation and The Maple Group handles the hospitality services on the train.[

Special Cover from Guntur

Golden Jubilee Celebrations Sri Venkteswaras Balakuteer, Guntur (AP) : 18 March 2015


Courtesy :  Sreejesh Krishnan - Trivandrum

World Stamp Show - NY 2016




World Stamp Show, New York 2016 will be held from 28th May to 4th June 2016 at New York, USA.

image Shri Dhananjay Desai of Ahmedabad  is Commissioner  for this exhibition. He may be contacted for participation at email : dhananjay_47@yahoo.co.in

Website of exhibition :  http://www.ny2016.org/

Bulletin of exhibition can be downloaded from :


Application form is available at : http://www.ny2016.org/SubMenu/Exhibit_Application.aspx?id=515

World Stamp Show-NY 2016

Date :  May 28-June 4, 2016

Venue :  Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 on Level 3 taking up 294,000 square feet.

Over 200,000 beginner through advanced stamp collectors, their families and friends are expected to attend this once-a-decade event.The exhibition is being organized Under the patronage of the American Philatelic Society with major support from The Collectors Club of New York and The Philatelic Foundation along with their members.

Highlights of the show

* Over 200 stamp dealers selling and buying stamps, covers, collections, post cards and a wide assortment of ephemera and philatelic items and supplies.

* 50+ postal bureaus, including the United States Postal Service and United Nations Postal Administration selling their latest issues.

* The world's greatest stamp rarities on display along with 4,000 exhibit frames of competitive exhibits vying for medals and prizes.

* 60 specialty philatelic organizations covering every facet of the hobby, manning society tables and holding meetings and educational seminars--almost all of which are open to the public.

* First Day stamp release ceremonies for new issues from the U.S., U.N. and several nations around the world.

* Family friendly activities and events, including a large "Youth and Beginner Area."

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 carries on the rich tradition of the once-a-decade international exhibitions from the past 100 years held in the United States, typically on a year ending with "6" or "7," honoring the anniversary of America's first postage stamps issued in 1847.

stamps and souvenir sheets issued honoring those international shows.


16 April 2015

National Exhibition of Children’s Philately in Spain



Date of Issue 16 April 2015

Spanish Post is ready to release a special stamp to highlight National Exhibition of Children’s Philately (JUVENIA) to promote stamp collecting among children and young people. The stamp is being released today, 16th of April.

The stamp depicts a frontal view of As Burgas, a hot spring located in this Galician city, and a group of children, representing the union among young stamp collectors. The stamps are available as Premium Sheets with amusing lines and emoticons around the edges.

JUVENIA 2015 was organised by the Sociedad Filatélica, Numismática y Vitolfílica Miño (The Miño Society for Stamp, Coin and Cigar Band Collection), sponsored by Correos and other official institutions. The exhibition will take place in the Auditorio Municipal-Palacio de Congresos conference centre in Ourense, where young participants from every corner of Spain will display their collections.

Throughout the event there will be round table discussions, workshops on introduction to philately and guided tours of the city and the springs. According to the established standards, young people between the ages of 10 and 21 years old who are members of a stamp collecting body affiliated with the FESOFI may participate in the exhibition. The best collections may go on to represent Spain in upcoming international exhibitions.

Club News

Special Cover on ‘Homer Pigeon Mail’ to flag off 150th Anniversary Celebration of Cuttack Club - 2nd April, 2015



Cuttack Club was established on 2nd April 1865 at Cuttuck. It is located at Barabati Fort, Buxi Bazar. Club is spread over four acres land and have about 1260 members. Cuttack Club is affiliated with more than 160 different clubs.

On the occasion of 150th Anniversary celebration of Cuttack Club a Special Cover was released on ‘Homer Pigeon Mail’ at Cuttack on 2nd April 2015.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

15 April 2015

Picture Postcards and Greeting Cards from Postal Circles of India Post


Picture Postcards from Karnataka Postal Circle


The set of 32 Picture Postcards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle. These Picture Postcards have been reproduced from the collection of  Mr Sushil Mehra, noted philatelist of Bangalore for educating,energizing and enriching philatelic hobby.The cards are available at Bangalore GPO.

image Mr Sushil Mehra may be contacted on Ph. 9972091818 .








Courtesy - Sushil Mehra , Bangalore

New Special Cover


160 Glorious Years of Railways in Eastern India – 10 April 2015 Kolkata


A special cover was released on 10th April 2015 during a stamp exhibition organized by Eastern Railway & Victoria Memorial Hall from 10 –16 April 2015.

Screenshot_3_thumb[2] - Ashwani Dubey , Gorakhpur

Greeting Cards and souvenir Mug from Uttrakhand Postal Circle

Uttrakhand Postal Circle issued some Greeting cards featuring birds of Uttrakhand and one postcard on Badrinath Temple. Only Some cards show the name of the Birds. Photo credit has not been mentioned on any card. But logo of India Post is printed both on envelops and greeting cards. The cards are available at e - shop of GPO Dehradun..









Souvenir Mug featuring Madhubala stamp (on front and rear sides) brought out by Uttrakhand Postal Circle. But India Post logo is not on this mug.




Great British Comedians featured on new stamps by Royal Mail




Date of Issue – 1 April 2015

Royal Mail celebrated the April Fool’s Day with a launch of a set of stamps to mark the contribution to the world of entertainment and comedy by some of the nation’s most cherished performers across the decades since the 1950s. The issue consists of ten items that were released on the 1st of April.


Comedian Ronnie Corbett with The Two Ronnies stamp, which features in Royal Mail’s Comedy Greats stamp series. Photograph: Des Willie/Royal Mail/PA


The UK has long boasted a broad range of comic talents. From stand-ups and double acts to satirists and surrealists, stalwarts of stage and radio to stars of film and television, the nation has produced countless heroes of humour. Representing the best in British comedy, the stamps feature ten individuals, duos and groups who have brought wit and laughter to millions.


The set of stamps focuses on performers who emerged from the tradition of stand-up and sketch show artists, rather than those more widely regarded as comic actors.

The stamp issue features some of the influential founders of modern British comedy Norman Wisdom (whose centenary falls in 2015) influenced a new generation of physical comedians such as Lee Evans, who has directly paid tribute to Wisdom.

Morecambe and Wise and the Two Ronnies represent the continuity of a variety style of comedy reaching back to the 1940s, of huge popularity on TV in the 1970s and still reaching a wide audience in the 1980s, and which have influenced all double acts since.

In contrast, another double act, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are featured representing the Cambridge Footlights generation that dominated the early 1960s comedy scene, and their partnership in particular reinvented the sketch show format. Their ground-breaking TV series, ‘Not Only But Also’ premiered in 1965 and hence this year marks its 50th anniversary.

Spike Milligan is included as his anarchic influence is especially great from the 1950′s Goon Show and in particular his pioneering ‘Q’ TV series from the late 1960s, that was influential to Monty Python.

The Python team in turn represents a scatological approach that revolutionized comedy in the 1970s and in turn influenced later generations of comics in the UK as well as the USA. Python also paved the way for the alternative comedy boom of the 1980s which is represented by French and Saunders, the most successful British female double act or team of all time.

Lenny Henry is included as he represents how 1970s stand-up comedy could fuse with an alternative comedy influence to create a distinctive style that continues to provide inspiration to new generations of performers.

Billy Connolly’s and Victoria Wood’s reputations put them in a distinctive class of their own as stand-out performers and writers. Connolly regularly tops polls to find the greatest stand-up comedian of all time and Wood has won more television BAFTAs than anyone else in BAFTA history. She has also been a key influence on most female performers since the late 1970s.

14 April 2015

New Special Cover





A special cover on BOSCON 2015 was released on 29th March 2015 .

- Suresh Rao -  Bangalore

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